This lovely hotel is tucked away just off the sleepless avenue of Gran Vía, in a stunning Spanish Renaissance-style building. the interiors take a cue from a private gentlemen’s club, with grey walls, gilded-framed portraits and antique furniture. We grazed at the 24-hour restaurant AtiCo, featuring fine-dining by two-Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa.

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