Top 10 Romantic Hotels
This opulent Belle Époque landmark offers a rich European escape in Madrid's exclusive "Golden Triangle" district.
Prestigious is the word that comes to mind when conjuring up images of the Hotel Ritz, beginning with its location. It is situated in one of the best parts of the city, opposite the Prado and Thyssen museums next to Retiro Park. As a member of the sophisticated Mandarin Oriental hotel group, the property maintains an air of both elegance and dignity, in keeping with its rich history, dating back to 1910, when it was inaugurated at the request of King Alfonso XIII.
Embroidered sheets, marble bathrooms and stylish antique furniture adorn the palatial guest rooms and suites, while HD LCD TVs, stocked mini-bars and large work desks are among the standard amenities. Goya Restaurant & Terrace serves an enticing blend of classic Spanish favorites and creative nouvelle cuisine. In addition, tapas can be enjoyed at the more casual The Ritz Garden, and afternoon tea is served in The Hall. Bodyna Wellness Centre pampers with beauty and body treatments, and there is also a small gym for workouts. For meetings, conferences, product launches and social events, five venues offer more than just well-equipped space; each is a stunning reflection of the hotel's heritage with detailing such as XVII century wall carpets and hardwood floors with marquetry inlay.