Gran Hotel Inglés: A Wonderful Luxurious Gem in the Heart of Madrid!

After 10 years, I finally had the chance to visit Madrid again lately and I adored my trip! As soon as I arrived in town, I stayed in a beautiful 5 star hotel, which is the first luxury one built in the city in 1886 and fully refurbished in 2018: The Gran Hotel Inglés. This marvelous hotel is located in Barrio de las Letras, in the heart of the Spanish capital and it has wonderful and brand new interiors, a fabulous spa and a lovely contemporary tapas restaurant. The service has been impeccable, attentive and extremely professional, truly loved my stay!

THE HOTEL

As mentioned, Gran Hotel Inglés has been fully renovated in 2018, maintaining the classic style and combining it with wonderful modern design.

Every inch and every last corner of our luxury hotel suites in Madrid have been carefully designed. They are unique spaces that ingeniously combine the sophistication of place of a hotel in Madrid’s city center with the nostalgia for the luxuries of yesteryear.

As soon as you get in, the beautiful LobByto Bar will take your breath away, together with the bookshelves and the elegant style of the lobby.

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LobByto Bar @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

I adored having coffee and tea in the library corner, with a lovely fireplace, surrounded by bookshelves and particular decorations.

LobByto Bar @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

I literally took some time to observe all the objects in the room, so fascinating!

LobByto Bar @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

THE LUXURY SUITES

During my time at the Gran Hotel Inglés, I had the big pleasure to stay in one of the splendid luxurious suites. It was very spacious, divided into 2 main areas: the living room and the bedroom.

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Luxury Suite Living Room @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

I definitely also hugely appreciated the warm welcome as soon as I got into my luxury suite!

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Warm welcome in my suite @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

My main highlight of my suite (of course among several!) has surely been the fantastic bathtub in the corner of my bedroom! How stylish!!! 🙂

 

Myself having a bubble bath in my luxurious suite!

The bedroom was very modern, cozy and extremely tidy. I had such a great sleep there!

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Suite bedroom @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

Also the bathroom showed the stylish touch of the architects. Every detail was just a pure pleasure for my eyes!

 

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Suite bathroom @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

All body products offered are L’Occitane branded, very good indeed.

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L’Occitane body products @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

And of course my favorite corner, the coffee one, which has espresso machine and all you might need as refreshments – simply great! The suite has also 2 TVs, one in the bedroom and one in the living room area.

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Suite Bedroom @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

So many beautiful decorations inside my suite, including a lovely guitar in the corner – such a cool touch!

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Luxury Suite @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

IN-ROOM BREAKFAST

In the morning, I order my breakfast in my suite. I got served very traditional Spanish dishes, fresh fruits and fresh made croissants, with juices, coffee and tea.

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In-room breakfast @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

 

THE ÉGOÏSTE SPA

You know by now how much I love going to the spa, and I have to admit that the Égoïste Spa inside the Gran Hotel Inglés has truly been a great discovery! It offers fabulous signature massages, the staff is highly professional and there is also a private jacuzzi area where you can relax after the treatments or just spending some time by yourself.

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Égoïste Spa @ Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, Spain

CANDLE OIL MASSAGE

During my experience, I had – for the first time ever! – a “candle oil massage”, which is their signature treatment. You cannot believe how good I felt after it! The therapist has also been extremely good, for real!

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Massage room @ Égoïste Spa in Madrid, Spain

After the phenomenal “candle oil massage”, I took some time to relax inside the jacuzzi by myself!

>> Wearing Luxury Swimwear by MOEVA London

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Jacuzzi time @ Égoïste Spa in Madrid, Spain

LOBO 8 RESTAURANT

Last but not least, during my stay I had a superb Spanish dinner at LOBO 8 Restaurant! It serves contemporary and sophisticated tapas, in a stylish and modern ambient. I truly loved the interior design as well as the deliciousness of each dish! On a side note: “lobo” in Spanish means “wolf” 🙂

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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain

I really liked the combination of classic and modern style there, as you can see from the pictures.

During the dinner I have been drinking Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne.

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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain

Normally tapas are very simple dishes to share, but at LOBO 8 Restaurant they are served in a very stylish way and everything I tried tasted absolutely great!

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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain
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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain
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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain

After the tapas, I ordered a selection of Spanish cheeses and they were so yummy!

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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain

Of course we ordered also a selection of the desserts and they looked beautiful (and they were delicious too!).

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LOBO 8 Restaurant in Madrid, Spain

I would recommend this restaurant also if you are not stay at the hotel.

Overall, I had such a great experience and I would surely recommend this hotel for a special stay in Madrid!

And you… Are you lusting for the sublime?

Always,

Carlotta

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