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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Madrid hotel near Museo del Prado

Popular property highlights

Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Laundry facilities

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.

Languages Spoken

Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila

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.

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Plasma TV 

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 ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 20 per pet, per day
  • 1 per room (up to 8 kg)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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 33 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 104 per vehicle
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Orfila
  • Orfila Hotel
  • Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila
  • Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila Madrid
  • Relais Châteaux Orfila
  • Relais Châteaux Orfila Madrid
  • Relais Châteaux Hotel Orfila Madrid
  • Relais Châteaux Hotel Orfila

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

  • Relais & Châteaux Hotel Orfila is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
  • The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

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