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Preserved history of Madrid: long-standing and historical hotels

Posada del León de Oro Photo of Posada del León de Oro, Madrid In Madrid, you will easily find many hotels with a miraculous historical charm. The most famous square in the city, Plaza Mayor, is the location of Posada del León de Oro . This hotel is open in a beautiful building with a century-long history. Despite the fact that the design of the hotel was developed by modern architects, Posada del León de Oro is full of genuine historical elements. All guest rooms feature interesting wall paintings and black-and-white pictures of the old city. Some rooms look particularly authentic because of the original wooden beams and antique chandeliers. Don’t forget to visit the wine cellar that still has the old stone and wood finishing. Besides that, the choice of elite spirits is simply gorgeous.
Relais & Châteaux Orfila If you want to indulge yourself in the atmosphere of aristocratic luxury, book a room at Relais & Châteaux Orfila. This magnificent hotel is open in an eye-catching 19th-century palace. The décor of both guest rooms and public areas is based on genuine antique furniture and pricey old artworks. There are retro style ornaments and a giant bed with exclusive bed clothing in each room. In public areas, one will see old portraits of noble dukes and princes, including the portraits of the former owners of the palace. Besides the elegant design, the hotel is famous for its restaurant, El Jardin de Orfila, that offers delicious Spanish cuisine and has a romantic tearoom with a garden terrace.
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Fans of traditions of the past will be impressed by the exclusive Hotel Ritz by Belmond. The palace, in which the hotel is open, is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Fortunately, it has retained its original grace and luxury. Marble columns in the hall, big crystal chandeliers in medieval style, a rich collection of paintings by outstanding Spanish masters, and a fully restored furniture made of rare sorts of wood – nearly every element of décor in this excellent hotel is worth to be exhibited in a museum. The hotel has also become popular because of its wellness center – Bodyna - that offers a wide range of massages and cosmetic treatments.
Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen Photo of Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen, Madrid A famous boutique hotel, Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen is open close to the lively street of Gran Via. The hotel has gone through a complete restoration, but the historical décor of the old building was kept as much as possible. The ultra-modern design of the hotel creates a striking combination with old elements like rough stone and wood finishing. In the basement of the beautiful old building, you will find a restaurant notable for its arched brick ceiling. National delicacies served in such a historical setting seem to be even more delicious.
Hospes Madrid Photo of Hospes Madrid, Madrid The prestigious Hospes Madrid is open in a gorgeous building that was constructed yet in 1883. Modern architects and designers have succeeded in keeping the atmosphere of the past in both rooms and public areas. Nowadays, guest rooms are decorated with premium fabrics in light shades and white wooden furniture on carved legs. Fragments of the original stone walls only underline the elegant décor of the hotel. The old basement of the building is now used as a recreation area with a wonderful swimming pool and an artificial waterfall.
Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso XII Photo of Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso XII, Madrid It would be a mistake not to mention the high-class Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso XII . Guests of this hotel have an opportunity to book rooms that still have many antique elements. Just like many decades ago, guest rooms feature stone walls and high oval shaped windows. The entrance to the hotel is still decorated with ancient forged iron gates. The historical splendor is skillfully underlined by modern designer furniture and interesting illumination – an artistic lighting can be seen throughout the hotel.
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