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“This is a great choice for a special occasion or treat. The rooms are extraordinarily plush and opulent. Sumptuous beds boast pillows of goose feather and down, the walls behind the beds feature different Velázquez portraits, and the palette is gold, champagne, charcoal and midnight blue. The rooftop pool, surrounding by decking with sunbeds and a hot tub, is a nice spot with panoramic views across the city.”
Complimentary bottle of wine
Located in Madrid’s historic Habsburg district, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques straddles a former 13th century convent and 19th century duke’s palace. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, this luxury hotel is inspired by the Spanish painter Velázquez, with large reproductions of his works and a colour scheme influenced by his palette.
The guestrooms and suites blend classical elegance with modern flair. The rooms have lavish gold and champagne fabrics, state-of-the-art technology, and en suites with a bathtub and rainshower. The Red Level rooms offers an extra level of luxury and service.
Gastronomy is a highlight. Dos Cielos has a Castilian menu advised by the Michelin-starred Torres brothers, Montmartre combines French and Spanish cuisine with a superb wine list, and Coroa Royal Gallery offers modern tapas and cocktails in a garden setting.
The rooftop pool and indulgent spa provide the perfect antidote to a busy day.