Hotelchain: Mandarin Oriental
Location: Madrid – Spain
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: mandarinoriental.com/…l-ritz/luxury-hotel
Hotel Ritz Madrid is a very classy five star hotel in the center of Madrid built in 1910 and managed by Mandarin Oriental. Although the hotel will undergo some renovation in the near future, the hotel’s stunning façade is listed as a national monument. The hotel is located on a very interesting spot near the center of Madrid. The Museo del Prado is only a few steps away and the old city center is just a 20 minute walk.
Entering the Ritz is entering a world of refined service and elegance. The gorgeous lobby took my breath away, it is just mind blowing with cosy seating areas in a very elegant atmosphere.
All 162 rooms and suites at Ritz Madrid are luxuriously appointed with all the five star amenities one could wish for. Marble bathrooms feature bathtub and shower. Oh, and I should highlight the Loewe toiletries! 🙂
Ritz Madrid offers several dining options such as the Goya Restaurant, the Hall and the Ritz Garden. We thoroughly enjoyed a tapas experience in their beautiful garden. It almost felt like a magical fairytale garden to me as there are several light effects at night to make the fountains look even better. I also loved the live piano music while we enjoyed the most delicious tapas. This definitely is the perfect place for a romantic evening!
The food was outstanding… and I can recommend their tapas tasting menu, they offer only the best of the best! We started with some crusty bread with a freshly prepared tomato tapenade and some yummie Iberian ham. A must-try is the Cherries Gazpachuelo Soup, normally i’m not really a fan of cold soups, but i LOVED this one and could eat it every day! The seafood Russian quinoa Salad that followed was refreshing and tasty. They love croquettes in Spain and you will find some on every menu in Madrid. At the Ritz, we tried three different kinds: Iberian ham, mushroom and chicken (with curry and leek) croquettes together with the best patatas bravas! Each of them were delicious! A perfect dinner always end with a great dessert. The merengue and ice cream made me feel like I was heaven!
Ritz Madrid is a luxurious five star hotel where guests are treated in a very professional and elegant way. Definitely one of the best hotel in Madrid and a great hotel to stay if you are looking for an exclusive getaway!