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URSO Hotel & Spa, Madrid, Spain
URSO is an upmarket boutique hotel with a restaurant loved by locals in an area that is known for its trendy independent boutiques and lively bars, about a 20-minute walk from the main touristy area around Puerto de Sol. Enjoy a quiet cocktail in the lounge while flicking through a range of international publications and enjoying the seductive sounds of a live pianist. Then tuck into traditional Spanish food accompanied by regional wines in the restaurant Casa Felisa. A subterranean spa includes a raised swimming pool, sauna and steam room and a range of beauty and body treatments, while the bedrooms are light and airy with minibars and coffee machines. Top-floor suites have terraces with views over the neighbourhood.
The Barceló market across the road is a lively local market selling fruit and vegetables, fish, cheeses and meat and is a great place to brush shoulders with Madrileños.
Both Plaza de España and the shops at Gran Vía are a 20-minute walk away.
By plane: direct flights to Madrid from London (2 hours 20 minutes), Manchester (2 hours 40 minutes) and Edinburgh (2 hours 45 minutes). The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the airport. Parking costs €33 per day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Fashionistas and creative types will love it here. The original 19th-century gated elevator is still in operation.
Service & Facilities
We loved that a range of international publications are available to browse in the lounge.
- Fitness centre
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Pedro Almodóvar fans will want to choose the Family Suite where parts of his film, Parallel Mothers, was shot. The bespoke leather desks were made for the hotel in Glacia.
Room, Deluxe Room, Family Room, Junior Suite, Urso Suite, Family Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, Nespresso machine, air conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
You can enjoy a cocktail while listening to the live pianist that plays between 7 and 10pm each day. The green bean and scallop salad was such an unusual combination of ingredients but full of zingy flavour.
The Conservatory: breakfast room, buffet and cooked-to-order options. Open daily from 7am.
Casa Felisa: fine dining restaurant, Spanish cuisine. Dishes include lamb cutlets, sole a la meunière and beef tenderloin skewer. Open daily for lunch and dinner.