Special Boutique Hotel
Posted Sep 23, 2016
The Hotel Orfila in Madrid Spain was such a wonderful surprise. It is truly a special place. It was like stepping in to a movie set from the 1800's. It is located down a quiet street in a nice area of Madrid that is within walking distance of all the wonderful museums and sights in the city that one must see. There is a special ambiance that you sense from the moment you step through the stone portico and see the view through the properties tea/dinning/breakfast room in to a charming garden where there are tables with white table clothes and umbrellas overlooking a lower garden and surrounded by a Trompe-l'oeil stone wall with gorgeous plants disguising the fact you are in the middle of a large city. A staff member, Ruben, met us when we stepped out our taxi and welcomed us warmly to the property. He helped us with our bags and brought us to the desk where Marcos was incredibly friendly and welcoming. He explained everything to us and made us feel like we could ask him anything to make our stay comfortable. The staff in the dinning/breakfast area was very professional and just so friendly, especially Youness. He couldn't have been more attentive and always with a genuine smile. The room was lovely, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was all marble and the shower was great! Always a relief when traveling to have a great shower that also drains well. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Madrid. We walked to all the great museums. Don't miss this one, it's memorable!