Part of the High Tech chain, the Petit Palace Ducal is one of the city's few boutique hotels, and blends seamlessly into its hyper-cool Chueca surroundings. Staff are young and friendly, and the striking red and black design eye-catching. All rooms have free high-speed internet access, and so-called High Tech rooms also come with flat-screen PCs, exercise bikes and sauna or hydromassage shower. The Ducal is also practical in its provision of family rooms, with bunk beds for those travelling en familia. Given all this, the prices are extremely reasonable, and it's even worth spending that little bit extra for a sixth-floor room with small terrace.