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Hotel Orfila 4.0

Chamberi, Madrid, Spain

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  • A 19th-century mansion with beautiful architectural details
  • Spacious rooms with antique furniture and flat-screen TVs
  • Large marble bathrooms, some with big soaking tubs
  • On-site Restaurant Jardin de Orfila with lovely outdoor patio
  • Excellent, personal service
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • No fitness center or spa
  • Double rooms have two twin beds pushed together (typical in Madrid)
  • Some room decor is frumpy and dated

Bottom Line

A 19th-century mansion was renovated in 1999 to create the 32-room Hotel Orfila. This historic, traditional hotel has a beautiful marble lobby and restaurant, and rooms are filled with genuine antique furniture. Each room has unique decor, but share a similar style of soft colors, floral patterns, and dark wood accents (though in certain rooms the effect is frumpy rather than charming). Beyond space and an old-world ambiance, guests can expect solid service at this boutique property. There is also a lovely outdoor patio surrounded by greenery. Charm and location keep guests returning -- the hotel is on an attractive tree-lined street a short walk from numerous restaurants and shops.

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On the southern edge of the Chamberi district, close to nightlife, shopping, dining and Castellana

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Hotel Orfila is located on a short, attractive tree-lined street in the area of Chamberi district between Alonso Martinez and Colon. While the former is young and vibrant, with many restaurants, shops and bars, Colon sees a lot of businessmen and women, mainly employees of law firms, banks and insurance companies. Proximity to Castellana, a main thoroughfare lined with corporate offices and old palaces, makes it a convenient area for those in town for business. Many restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance, but most sights are a drive or subway ride away.

Chamberi is an upscale district just outside of the center of Madrid (originally the neighborhood was built outside of the city walls). Its streets are lined by 19th-century buildings -- including many historic mansions -- that now house hotels, restaurants, and galleries. A popular sight in the district is the Sorolla Museum, the late impressionist's former home and studio, located a few blocks north of the hotel.

  • 16-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • 12-minute walk to the Sorolla Museum
  • 15-minute walk to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
  • 6-minute drive, or 12-minute subway ride, to shopping on Gran Via
  • 6-minute drive, or 12-minute subway ride, to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 7-minute drive, or 14-minute subway ride, to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor
  • 8-minute drive, or 18-minute subway ride, to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 9-minute drive, or 17-minute subway ride, to El Prado Museum
  • 10-minute drive, or 19-minute subway ride, to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 10-minute drive, or 14-minute subway ride, to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 11-minute drive, or 18-minute subway ride, to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
  • 11-minute drive, or 14-minute subway ride, to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot

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Calle de Orfila 6, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28010, Spain


3 (491) 702-7770

Room Types

  • Deluxe Suite
  • Double Superior Room
  • Junior Suite

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