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Hotel Orfila
Ranked #1 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
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“Perfect stay at Orfila”
Reviewed 25 October 2005

We spent five perfect nights at Hotel Orfila in Madrid. Staff is very friendly, English-speaking, and wonderfully accomodating. Clientelle seemed mostly European, very upscale and sophisticated.This small, traditionally furnished hotel is beautifully restored and rooms are very plushly decorated, with large bathrooms and very comfortable living space. Good breakfast buffet and also several cafes nearby. Location is one of the best assets, near Plaza de Colon in a very upscale neighborhood. The subway stop is about three blocks away, or you can take a 15-minute walk down the stunning Paseo de Recoletos to the main street, Gran Via. Nearby neighborhoods in walking distance are Salamanca (Madrid's best neighborhood, lots of shopping and restaurants) and Chueca for late-night dining and barhopping. There are many cafes and bars within walking distance, as well as taxi stands three blocks away on Calle Genova. You definitely get more than you pay for at this great hotel!

  • Stayed November 2004
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Reviewed 25 May 2005

I just returned from a great trip to Madrid, Spain. During my time there I stayed at the Hotel Orfila. I was very impressed with the level of service and the ambiance of the hotel. It was pretty, very clean and located on a nice, quiet street within walking distance of key venues and attractions. The hotel staff was lovely and very accomodating. They went out of their way to make my stay a very enjoyable one. They were helpful, friendly and very professional. I highly recommend this hotel! It was a real pleasure!

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed 14 March 2005

I stayed twice at this excellent hotel, ideally located in the center of Madrid.
The main characteristic of this hotel is discretion: located on a quite street, it is an old building exquisitely adapted for the hotel, with none of the bragadoccio associated with the main chains. The service is superb, the rooms are large and quiet (most of them with no views), and it has a small restaurant with patio.
The only drawback is price: it is an expensive hotel. But if you are looking for a quiet, low-key luxurious hotel, this is the place.

  • Stayed April 2002, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Orfila
Address: Calle de Orfila 6, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chamberi
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
#1 Family Hotel in Madrid
#4 Business Hotel in Madrid
#4 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Orfila 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The small XIX century palace was transformed into a hotel in 1999, respecting the majestic style of the era, at the same time as installing all the appropriate commodities for a luxuorious establishment from the end of the nineteenth century. Only a year after it opened, the hotel joined the Relais Chateaux Chain of hotels, a group of the most prestigious hotels in the world. The hotels belonging to the Relais Chateaux must have 4 or 5 stars and less than 100 rooms, and be outstanding their strict respect for the five concepts that define the philosophy of this hotel chain: character, courtesy, charm and cuisine.Located in a quite exclusive residential area in the cultural and business centre of Madrid, this creates a framework for a different concept of the hotel business in the capital of Spain.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------El palacete del siglo XIX, se transformó en hotel en 1999 respetando el aire señorial de la época, al tiempo que se le dota de todas las comodidades propias de un establecimiento de lujo de finales de este siglo.Solo un año más tarde de su inauguración, el hotel ingresó en la Cadena Relais Chateaux, que agrupa a los hoteles más prestigiosos del mundo. Los hoteles miembros de Relais Châteaux deben contar con 4 y 5 estrellas y menos de 100 habitaciones, y distinguirse por cumplir estrictamente los cinco conceptos que definen la filosofía de la cadena: carácter, cortesía, calma, encanto y cocina.Situado en una zona residencial, exclusiva y tranquila en el centro cultural de negocios de Madrid, sirve como marco a un concepto diferente de hostelería en la capital de España. ... more   less 
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