Away from town centre between the Chamberi and the oh so fashionable Chueca districts of Madrid, is that this fairly imposing neo-classical constructing. As soon as used as a palace, URSO, a beginner resort opened its doorways in 2014 after it underwent a renovation that remodeled it into a luxurious but up to date 5 star resort below the watch of architect Antonio Obrado.
The massive reception has a color pallete of muted autumnal shades and huge Japanese prints which are straightforward on the attention. Very comfortable sofas and a relaxed living-room model atmosphere appears to beckon suited and booted folks maybe discusssing enterprise over espresso.
Obrado conserved might authentic options and consequently there’s numerous pleasant eccentricity amid the decorum. A stunning stained glass window stays including a splash of colour to the staircase and an vintage carry takes centre stage as you stroll in. It has slim glass and wooden doorways, a sitting bench akin to 1 you may need in an outdated model carriage and it’s caged in filigree model ironworks. It seems past quaint particularly when in comparison with their various fashionable lifts. And a complete lot extra enjoyable.
Cool light-grey partitions, contrasting darkish wooden flooring, trendy armchairs and furnishings mix to offer off a city-chic look of their 78 bedrooms and suites and through the day the tall home windows let in lashings of daylight. It’s a scene of wise luxurious the place a desk and free wifi means you might be working (or enjoying) on-line freely all night time, maybe refreshing with a cup or two of espresso because of the Nespresso machine. There’s a mini bar and flat display TV to spherical off the mod cons. However amazingly I couldn’t discover a pen to make notes – far too passe?
A compact marble lavatory has a separate bathtub and bathe. It’s a tad small however the enormous mirror and lighting was welcome. As was their toiletries – these have been designed for them by The Lab Room and their vanillaesque aroma is pleasant.
Liked the pillow goodies.
The atmosphere is ideal for the company traveller, however then once more with boutique outlets close by maybe extra exactly it’s for town slicker. Nonetheless households should not excluded as the resort can provide cots.
There’s a small however fairly beautiful spa run by Natura Bisse. Its seven metre pool and lounging space is a leisure sizzling spot. Truly it’s not a swimming pool it’s a hydrotherapy pool.
It sits elevated in wooden decking, in a room with dim lighting and opulent solar beds. There are a few therapy rooms, a sauna and a health club.
A glass staircase with a water characteristic beneath results in a small conservatory-style area, embellished with lush crops and wood flooring. That is the place breakfast is served until round 11am and the place recent orange juice is poured into crystal goblets. Folks discuss in whispers whereas they tuck into churros (a fried dough pastry) with sizzling chocolate or one thing cooked, maybe a tortilla – Spanish omelette, eggs as you want them and even bacon and eggs, simply ask.
Diner is served of their restaurant, The Desk. They name it a pop-up restaurant as a result of each month they modify the chef and the menu. It’s actually a pleasant area with fascinating lighting and plant plumage however you by no means know what you’ll get. And it’s closed on Mondays.
What’s close by
It’s location is barely away from the centre within the fashionable Chueca district. Hip bars, Michelin starred eating places and a complete load of blow-the-budget buying alternatives in Serrano Road are all a couple of minutes a means.
Wi-Fi out there
Free Wi-Fi is offered all through.
Stays at Urso Resort & Spa from €200 on a B&B foundation in a Double Room and from €570 for a B&B foundation within the Urso Resort & Spa Terrace Suite – together with breakfast and based mostly on two folks sharing.
Worth for Cash
Nice worth for an almost-city centre location providing 5 star luxurious and nice service.
Picture credit: Martino Matijevic and Resort URSO