HOTEL AC SANTO MAURO
This 51-room property, which is the former palace of the Duke of Santo Mauro, is ideally located in the heart of the prestigious Chamberí neighborhood, within the Madrilian district.
This is the quintessential suite for media-shy-celebrities, close to main shopping and dining venues, yet discreetly tucked away in a private enclave. The French avant-garde design and furnishings by Josep Joan Pera contrast with and complement the lavish nineteenth century architecture. Try the hotel’s Caroli Boutique Health Club which is for guests only and which includes a sauna and a Turkish bath. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, relax in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. There are 24-hour room and laundry services and complimentary newspapers.
TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Why we love it: The discrete and exclusive nature of the Santo Mauro is evident in the Presidential Suite’s private entrance check in, en-suite Jacuzzi and butler service. A sleek modern interior makes the suite a restful haven from the city hubbub. There are bigger-than-Californiaking beds, Acqua di Parma toiletries and babysitting services. For an early morning caffeine hit, use the suite’s Nespresso coffee machine and be sure to enjoy the complimentary and exceptional à la carte breakfast. Film star Gwyneth Paltrow has stayed here.
- Square footage: 860
- Nightly rate: $1,600