Old and new Madrid come together at URSO, which you'll find between the Chamberí and Chueca neighbourhoods, and within walking distance of the Royal Palace and the city's 'Art Triangle'. The 78 rooms are done up in cosy, subdued colours that lend themselves to relaxation. If you still crave more of the stuff, though, head to the spa and opt for the two-hour face and body treatment designed exclusively for URSO by Natura Bissé. Be sure to have your home-made breakfast in The Conservatory, where you're surrounded by a vertical garden topped by a skylight to get you in the mood for the day ahead.
When you want something a bit more special than the everyday when you're booking your place to stay in Madrid, a boutique hotel could be the fresh spark you need to light up your lodging experience. These individual, designer accommodations provide incredible attention to detail as well as specialised services. What will you choose? Do you need to be close to the train station or close to the museums? Does a garden patio sound good? A gym to keep up your routine? Breathtaking views of some of the city's top landmarks? It might prove to be a difficult undertaking, but once you decide, you'll be thrilled to stay in one of Madrid's best boutique hotels.