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Dear Hotel Madrid is located on Madrid’s main artery, Gran Vía, right next to Plaza de España. Despite being a busy area, you won’t have to worry about noise as the rooms are soundproofed. You can walk to many of the city’s main sights, and the metro is 5 steps from the main entrance. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities in the area.
Style and decor
Designed by one of Spain’s leading interior designers, Sandra Tarruella, Dear Hotel is a calm and stylish oasis of pure Scandinavian style in an old manor house, where elements such as stucco ceilings, infill doors and a beautiful spiral staircase between floors have been preserved. The colour palette ranges from cream to grey and natural colours with herringbone parquet floors in oak. On the ground floor there is only a reception and a small lounge area, because everything happens on the top floor.
Dear Hotel has 162 rooms divided into the categories Deluxe, Premium, Suite and Family. Six of the rooms are accessible. Most rooms have king-size beds, but they are also available with twin beds.
All rooms have free water, kettle and free WiFi, and suites also have a coffee machine.
I stayed in room 1011, a spacious suite on the 10th floor with a bedroom and living area partially separated by a glass screen and with access to a large balcony.
The king-size bed was a dream to sleep in and I was also extremely pleased with the quality of the pillows. The large flat-screen TV by the bed has several Spanish and international channels to choose from.
The suite’s seating area has a large sofa, which was perfect to float on after walking several miles through the streets of Madrid. There’s also a small round table with a chair that’s just big enough to sit on with your laptop and can be easily moved around the suite.
The wardrobe is open plan with ample shelving and hangers in all rooms.
In my suite, there was both a bathtub and a large shower cubicle with rain shower in the pitch-black, partially open-plan bathroom. The bathrobes and towels are luxury at Dear Hotel, and there were plenty of good-quality free bath products. Dear Hotel has also thought of extras like a makeup mirror and candlesticks by the bath.
I loved the 10th floor covered balcony adjacent to my corner suite. It’s both spacious and has quality furniture, so I could sit comfortably – and for a long time – and drink coffee, but I got lost in the stunning views of Plaza de España and the neighbourhood, which looked particularly good at dusk.
Food and drink
Dear Hotel’s restaurant is on the 14th floor, and this is where breakfast – which is really brunch – is served. The brunch has such a good reputation that the locals also come by to eat it on weekends. Committee is sumptuous and includes organic breads and cakes, homemade yoghurt (the best I’ve tasted), fruit, salads, cheeses, ham and smoked fish, hot à la carte dishes like Eggs Benedict with either salmon or bacon. The coffee is unbeatable, and there’s a nice selection of teas too. There are freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices, and you can also get cava, wine and bloody mary included in the price of your brunch.
Brunch is available until 11:30, after which the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, serving Mediterranean cuisine. However, I only had brunch at the hotel. Room service is also available.
On the rooftop terrace, adjacent to the restaurant at Dear Hotel, you can enjoy coffee with great views. On the top level is the Sky Lounge, where there is a bar and DJ in summer. It offers the most spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Plaza de España, Gran Vía and Casa de Campo Park.
You can also jump in the Sky Pool and float to the views of the neighbourhood.
Double rooms cost from 110 euros per night in low season up to 160 euros in high season. Breakfast/brunch costs 23 euros.
At Dear Hotel you get aesthetics, quality and really good service at a good price and I really felt pampered. And the views are unmatched by any other boutique hotel in Madrid. The price of the breakfast may seem steep, but the quality and the fact that it’s a brunch considered, I think it’s worth the money.