DEAR HOTEL MADRID
The scenic beauty of Madrid has been witnessed thanks to Dear Hotel, atop the premises' dazzling rooftop swimming pool. 360º panoramic sights and sounds will bewilder you on what is one of the best miradors of the city, where you can view the splendid architecture of the megalopolis. The sky lounge and 'Nice To Meet You' restaurant is the crème de la crème, along with their services, amenities and facilities exemplary of a four-star hotel. This new design, boutique hotel boasts convenience, with Malasaña's neighbourhood hip experience and Chueca's counterculture scene at a walking distance.
A list of projects has turned the famous Plaza España into one of the tourist epicentres in the capital. Seca Hotels opened the four stars Dear Hotel in early 2015, occupying the Intercontinental building. One of the sons of the Sebrango family, owners of the Hotel Chiqui in Santander runs the daily operations of the hotel. A calculated 70 to 80 people work on the hotel's premises.
The hotel's promoter Seca Hotels, relied on the interior designer Sandra Tarruella to decorate the establishment of 162 rooms. With the best rooms situated on the top floors with adjoining balconies and incredible views of the city.
Nice To Meet You Restaurant & Lounge does a good job of boosting the holiday spirit, we stayed for Christmas and enjoyed their specially prepared menus, as they do for Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and other festive dates.
The spacious rooms face Gran Vía or Plaza de España, two symbolic sites to be situated in. Depending on your preference, there are options for Deluxe, Premium and Suites. All rooms are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, 40” Smart TV, big beds with 300 threads Egyptian cotton sheets, bathrobe, slippers and audio docking systems for smartphones. For families or friends, there is an option to order two rooms with a common entrance.
The rooms are very bright with top acoustic isolation. Interior designer Sandra Tarruella (AD magazine best interior design 2015) did a superb job of combining design furniture with decors. There is a catalogue in the room that has a list of the furniture and items that can be bought. Such is the case of the Pleat Box and oh-so-pretty Funiculí lamps in the rooms.
Being located on Gran Vía 80, Dear Hotel is located in front of Plaza de España. It is 10 minutes walk from Palacio Real and 15 minutes from Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Getting a taxi to the Atocha train station takes less than 15 minutes and with the metro station on the doorstep, you are 12 minutes to the Santiago Bernabéu's (Real Madrid) stadium. The convenience and practicality make it the best option for leisure and business travellers.
- 24h Room Service, buffet breakfast with á la carte hot dishes served on the panoramic terrace or in your room at any time.
- Exclusive bee nest design bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer and magnifying make-up mirror.
- Minibar with a wide selection of drinks and snacks.
- Audio docking system for smartphones.
- Rooftop swimming pool.
- Top design furniture. Decor by Sandra Tarruella.
- Free high-speed WiFi.
- Valet parking service.
Rate - Start from 117 euros per night
Location - Gran Vía 80, near all of your favourite clothing shops and a few steps from Malasaña neighbourhood's backstreets
Suitable for - couples, families, friends and honeymooners
Tips - For more breakfast options, go to Federal Café on Plaza Comendadoras nº9 nearby and don't miss Hanso Café for coffee. Read our 72hrs in Madrid.