Plaza de las Cortes 10, Madrid, Spain, 28014
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Art, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Villa Real
The Villa Real is part of the Derby Hotels group, which always fills its hotels with a fascinating mix of ancient and contemporary art. Here there is a particularly good collection of Romain mosaics. Although the handsome white building looks as if it’s been there for at least a century, it is only a couple of decades old.
Opposite the Spanish parliament building, Las Cortes, the Villa Real is a few minutes’ walk from the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Prado museums. It is also very handy for the tapas bars around Plaza Santa Ana.
The115 rooms, including 12 duplex rooms and seven suites, feature a lot of wood panelling and earthy tones, with marble floors and stucco features. The suites have saunas and jacuzzis, as well as balconies with splendid views - a great choice for a special occasion.
Roman, Greek, Egyptian and oriental artefacts are distributed throughout the hotel, along with contemporary paintings and sculpture by artists including Antoni Tapies.
The East 47 restaurant – with décor inspired by Andy Warhol - has an excellent reputation and is popular with non-guests. There is also a good cocktail bar.
No spa, gym, pool or anything, oddly.
Politicians, celebrities and tourists planning to spend a lot of time in the major museums.
Breakfast is 22 euros and WiFi is 16 euros for 24 hours.
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- Plaza de las Cortes 10, Madrid, Spain, 28014
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
- Las Cortes