Hotel Orfila


Hotelchain: Relais & Chateaux
Location: Madrid – Spain
Classification: 5 star hotel

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Rated as one the best five stars in Madrid, Hotel Orfila has a very good reputation and is part of Relais & Chateaux. I was very pleased to stay here and I can definitely confirm that this hotel is one of a kind! Relais & Chateaux has always been synonymous with elegance and impeccable service, and this hotel is no exception.

You can’t beat the location, the hotel is located in the middle of it all! Museo del Prado is just minutes away as well as the Garden of Eathly Delights. The shopping district and several restaurants are nearby the hotel too. Although you are in the center of Madrid, I did not had that feeling while staying at the hotel as it is located in a quiet and peaceful area.


Hotel Orfila is a small palace built in 1886, the hotel has a great history! If almost feels like a museum with stunning art works and paintings all over the place. The beautiful garden courtyard and adjoining patio are a bonus! The weather was beautiful while I was in Madrid and spending some time in their garden made me feel so relaxed! That is right, Hotel Orfila has an amazing terrace and small garden where drinks and light tapas are served offering stunning views over the surrounding areas.


Maybe the best thing about Hotel Orfila is the staff. They are so kind and professional. Nothing really is asked for too much! They really go out of their way to serve the guests and that’s why I believe Hotel Orfila is rated among the best hotels in town.

There are only 32 rooms which is why every guest is treated as a true guest and not just a number. As you would expect, rooms are decorated in a classic way and feature period furniture and marble bathrooms each equipped with a jacuzzi tub! We stayed in one of their largest suites and were blown away when we entered the suite! They did an amazing job by decorating this suite in a very classy and elegant way! The separate living area had the most comfortable couch and cosy arm chairs. The king sized bed was extremely comfortable.


The oversized bathroom had a fancy rain shower with massage jets. I appreciated the large Jacuzzi, what a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day in the city!


There’s a restaurant and bar inside the hotel as well, all in a unique setting.


Behind every corner, a new surprise can be found such as the superb trompe l’oeil effects and pieces of art. Walking through the hotel made me feel like I was staying in a fancy boutique hotel!

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I enjoyed the five star service here! For example, complimentary weekday newspapers and turn down service are provided daily. The beds are dressed in premium bedding lines and 24 hours room service is available too. Even valet parking is included in their rates. For some reason, I loved their complimentary mineral water bottles, maybe it’s the design and color of the bottle itself? I don’t know, but I just loved it 🙂

After a wonderful night in our fancy suite, we were ready for breakfast! Breakfast is served in their restaurant with the adjoining terrace. It was one of the better breakfast buffets I have experienced with fresh and healthy options as well as homemade pastries. Staff really went out of their way to made us feel relaxed.


Hotel Orfila is a top notch five star Relais & Chateaux hotel, it is an ideal place from which to explore Madrid and its fantastic atmosphere. It is a romantic hotel with charm and personality. Can’t say enough good things about this place! Experience it yourself!

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