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By Orfila Gallery

This 19th-century Belle Epoque hotel is in the Salamanca district, on a gallery-lined residential avenue opposite Orfila Art Gallery; Plaza de Colón is just steps away, as is the Museo Reina Sofía.

Hotel restaurant

The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila's period furnishings carry into the gourmet restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet, international specialties, and courtyard garden dining.

Hydromassage tubs

The 32 guestrooms encircle the courtyard and feature 19th-century furniture and bathrooms with jetted tubs; all have minibars and wireless Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila rests next to the scenic Plaza de Colón, less than 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofía museums. Spend the afternoon strolling neraby Parque de El Retiro, or visit the world-famous Plaza Mayor, all only minutes from the front door.

The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila's meeting room is located downstairs from the lobby, past an original painting of a pastoral scene by Luculo (an art restorer at the Prado). The eaves of the roof are glass, allowing natural light to enter from the courtyard garden. There is a capacity for up to 90 people, and audio-visual equipment is available. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. In spite of modern amenities, all furniture is 19th-century.

The 2-level courtyard garden bursts into blossom in summer with yellow, sweet-scented mimosa. Mandarin trees flourish until late autumn and bay trees keep the garden green year round. At the end of the garden, the wall is painted with a trompe l'oeil landscape mural by Luculo.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 32 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Bidet 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 

Where to Eat

El Jardin de Orfila - Breakfast buffet and à la carte lunch and dinner are served in this bright room, decorated in yellow and caramel. There are just 20 covers, all much in demand. The cuisine is Spanish Mediterranean and international. Suckling pig in pear cream is the specialty. In summer, guests can dine al fresco for a candlelit evening meal.

Tea room - Located at the far end and to the right of the lobby, this offers direct access to the courtyard garden. Snacks and drinks are served here all day but it is particularly popular for afternoon tea and pastries. It also hosts private lunches and dinners.

The Bar - Located to the right of the lobby, this intimate area is decorated with green fabric-covered banquettes, 19th-century chairs and bold English maroon and green-striped wallpaper. The cocktails served here from midday until late are renowned. The fruity red Agnes Sorel wine is the specialty of the house.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests are entitled to discounted rates at the nearby Club Financiero Genova. The hotel arranges hunting excursions.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 90 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in kg is 8

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 66 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 30 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 90 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.
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