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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 color scheme influenced by his palette.
The guestrooms and suites blend classical elegance with a modern flair. The rooms have lavish gold and champagne fabrics, state-of-the-art technology, and en suites with a bathtub and rain shower. The Red Level rooms offer 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.
Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques Information
Location & Getting There
Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is located in Los Austrias in the center of Madrid, Spain. It is 15km from the international airport.
The hotel comprises 161 rooms and 20 suites ranging from 25-sqm Classic rooms to the magnificent 200-sqm Royal Suite. Décor is inspired by Las Menina, the Velazquez masterpiece and there is a color palette of warm browns and black, clean lines, sumptuous fabrics, and bold textures. Each room features a king or queen-size bed covered in the finest linens, stunning bathrooms (some with freestanding tubs), and state-of-the-art technology. Suites are ideal for those wishing to indulge and come with access to the Red Level. Top suites benefit from butler service and outdoor spaces.
When it comes to things to do you’ll be spoilt for choice. The hotel is close to three major art museums: The Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofia, as well as the Royal Palace and designer boutiques. There are plenty of cafes, bars, and restaurants within easy reach.
The hotel is ideal for families and kids will love exploring the huge gardens. Family rooms come with bunk beds and babysitting is available on request.
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.
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