Tried & Tested: Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Lindsay Judge   |   10-11-2021

We discover the beauty of Madrid’s most luxurious property.


For 110 years an iconic hotel destination has defined Madrid’s skyline. This year the Hotel Ritz Madrid, which is located within a stunning Belle Époque palace in the famous Golden Triangle of Art, has reopened as Mandarin Oriental Ritz, offering a new level of luxury combined with the timeless style that is synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental Group. After completing the largest renovation in the building’s history the hotel reopened in April 2021 with a new look that celebrates heritage and style. Renowned Spanish architect, Rafael de La-Hoz, and internationally acclaimed French designers, Gilles & Boissier, collaborated on the project, restoring the hotel with careful skill, resulting in the most sought after accommodation in the city.



On arrival you’ll be blown away by the elegance of this world-class destination, welcomed by the charm and warmth of this city, you’ll immediately feel at home. Modern architecture combines with traditional elements for a perfect fusion of old meets new. After being welcomed, make your way through the elegantly decorated hallways to your room.



Rooms & Suites



The hotel houses 100 rooms and 53 spacious suites ranging in size from 29 square metres to 188 square metres. Spread over the top six floors of the building the room’s décor has a classic feel with an Oriental twist. A soothing colour palette, luxurious fabrics and modern design accents make each room feel like home. Many rooms have impressive views of the city while some are overlooking the iconic Prado Museum.



All rooms feature state-of-the-art technology and luxury custom-made furnishings. Light is one of the most magical elements of these rooms with large windows designed to let as much daylight as possible flood into the rooms. Neutral tones also give way to a fresh light interior that has touches of home. For longer stays, two new suites are the epitome of elegance. The Mandarin and Ritz Suites are located in the turrets of the building, on the top floor and feature everything you need for an indulgent experience including a private balcony with beautiful views across the historical city.


Food & Dining



The hotel features five restaurants and bars designed and developed by Spanish Chef Quique Dacosta. Dacosta was previously awarded five Michelin stars for two of his restaurants and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting chefs working in Europe today. He brings his know-how and expertise to Madrid’s finest hotel through a wide range of dining destinations. The hotel’s signature restaurant Deessa is set in an impressive regal room; the Algonso XIII room with an outside terrace overlooking the Ritz Garden. The ultimate in opulent dining Deessa serves two extensive degustation menus, available for lunch and dinner.



Personally designed by Chef Dacosta the “Quique Dacosta Classics” and “QDRITZ Contemporary” menus showcase the finest in Mediterranean cuisine, using the best quality ingredients, presented in a modern, out-of-the-box way. We won’t give too much away as it’s better you have this experience first-hand but it’s not to be missed! Set underneath a stunning glass-domed ceiling, Palm Court offers two alternative dining destinations. Hall Alto is the perfect place for meeting friends and guests, while you relax and enjoy afternoon tea or a light lunch. While Hall Bajo is a more relaxed option offering a wide selection of classic dishes with a modern twist. And while you’re there make sure to visit the hotel’s numerous bars and lounges, perfect for catching up with friends or unwinding after a busy day exploring the city.


Spa & Wellness



No trip is complete without a relaxing spa day and you surely won’t be disappointed. A brand new state-of-the-art wellness centre is the perfect haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. The new wellbeing destination features an indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, experience showers, a full fitness centre and treatment rooms offering a carefully curated menu of treatments focused on restoring your mind, body and soul. Designed by The Beauty Concept the spa menu comprises a selection of bespoke and holistic therapies that will leave you feeling in complete harmony. We highly recommend trying the Jet Lag body ritual if you’ve just come off a long flight, or for total relaxation, try the Calm and De-Stress Massage.


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