NH Palacio de Tepa

NH Palacio de Tepa bears witness to Madrid's glory days

by 22 January 2014

The reign of the Spanish Austrian-Habsburg dynasty, which ruled from 1516 up to 1700, saw the beginning of a great artistic period that transformed Madrid into what is known today as the city’s historical centre. Its streets and buildings are living examples of Madrid’s glory days, evoking memories of an imperial Spain and, in its honour, was named “Madrid de los Austrias”.

NH Palacio de Tepa, which lies witness to the historical events that took place within the city’s walls, is one of the capital’s most charismatic hotels.

The NH Palacio de Tepa, located in the heart of Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras district, has recently undergone an ambitious refurbishment, while remaining true to the area’s bohemian charm.

It boasts 85 elegantly appointed accommodations, which includes unique two-story suites and rooms featuring old-fashioned attic-style ceilings. Each room features unique details, reflecting the hotel's 18th century Spanish architecture and its recent renovations add modern convenience to the hotel’s historical splendour, making it one of the city's chicest hotels.

For the most discerning of palates, the hotel’s gastrobar Estado Puro offers a superb dining experience thanks to chef Pace Roncero, who prepares a fusion of classic and modern dishes, using only the finest selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Guests can also admire the archaeological remains of it ancient galleries (once used for its water supply) through the glazed flooring of the hotel’s reading room.

The hotel is conveniently located near the famous Plaza Mayor and the Plaza Santa Ana, which have been captivating tourists and locals alike for centuries. Madrid's most important museums, such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Art Centre, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, are also nearby, enticing visitors with priceless works of art.

A truly forgettable stay set in an enviable location.