Interior designer Lorenzo Marques has retained all the magnificence of this early 20th-century mansion, while providing some decidedly high-design and sober touches. Contemporary decor of the best taste reigns in the 50 beautiful rooms and suites, all furnished with functional fireplaces and a pop-art atmosphere, replete with Roy Lichtenstein reproductions.
Suite 201, located in the mahogany-walled library, is the jewel in the crown: spacious, with ornate mouldings, stained glass, trumeaux with floral medallions, and furniture that once belonged to the former tenants of this heritage building the Oriol family, owner of the historic train company, Talgo. Another suite features a fresco by Julio Romero de Torres.
AC Palacio del Retiro
Calle de Alfonso XII, 14
+34 915 237 460
Rooms: from 334 EUR