Casa de Madrid
- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary bottle of cava, almonds and a room upgrade if possible
Aristocratic B&B bursting with idiosyncratic charm
Rather like the residence of some free-spirited Spanish aristocrat, this ravishingly theatrical B&B close to Madrid’s Opera house makes an elegant and discreet home-from-home for those in the know.
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Hit the spot
Minutes from Plaza Mayor and steps from the Opera House.
Come here for...
? A bijou B&B with a theatrical vibe. ? All the feel of an exotic aristocratic residence.? A great location close to Madrid's big attractions.
There's a library filled with books and a salon with a help-yourself bar. Maid service is on hand.
Good to know
Expect a home rather than a hotel, where shades of shabby chic are part of the charm.
Six rooms and one suite
Highly individual rooms – all air conditioned – have exotic decor, satellite TV/CD player, radio and wi-fi. You’ll also find a complimentary bottle of Cava, nuts and bottled water.
Each room is differently themed. We especially liked the Indian room, with its huge, cushion-strewn bed, silken drapes, fabulous frescoes and balconette. The Greek room (Cuarto Griego), has huge classical columns and a Hellenic frieze – you could almost be walking into an opera set from the Teatro Real across the street.
Deep bluebell walls and hand-carved swan-necked bedposts set off the Blue Room (Cuarto Azul), while the Spanish room (Cuarto Espanol) is dominated by huge portraits of the Habsburg infantas.
Eat & Drink
Continental breakfast complete with freshly squeezed juice and chunky marmalade is served in the salon or brought to your room. You can order eggs, omelettes and other extras if you’re feeling peckish.
Dinner can be served on request, though you’ll probably want to head out on the town after a pre-prandial Scotch or fino sherry in the salon.
Continental breakfast is included.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
You’re brilliantly placed here for all Madrid’s prime attractions. Casa de Madrid is just a short walk from the capital’s famous Plaza Mayor, with its arcaded colonnades, statues, pavement cafes and Sunday market.
The Prado museum – brimming with the works of Goya, El Greco and Velázquez – is one of Europe’s blockbuster art collections. For a more modern take, walk through the eclectic Thyssen collection or the Reina Sofia. Madrid’s medieval quarter (Barrio de la Moreria) is a honeycomb of narrow lanes, while the royal palace (Palacio Real) has a glut of frescoes and royal memorabilia.
Join the locals for a Sunday stroll (or a game of petanca) in the grassy surrounds of Retiro Park, or hop on a train at Atocha station for a daytrip to medieval Toledo, 70km away.
Staff can book a Shiatsu massage on request.
It’s fiesta time – in honour of Madrid’s patron saint, San Isidro – with nightly gigs and concerts in and around Plaza Mayor.
Sangria-laden street parties start after sundown to celebrate the saints’ days of San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and La Paloma.
A complimentary bottle of cava, almonds and a room upgrade if possibleBook Now
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 195 - 300Check In
12:00 middayMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Welcome. Cots, extra beds and babysitting can all be arranged.Pets
Welcome by arrangement.Wedding License?
C/ Arrieta, 28013 Madrid.Parking
There’s no free parking, but you won’t need a car in Madrid.Trains
Mainline: Atocha station – 20 minutes. Metro: Opera station.Taxis
EUR 40 from Barajas Airport.Airport
Madrid Barajas Airport