An absolute gem, Hotel Adler is one of Madrid’s boutique hotels in the heart of swanky Salamanca. The Adler is surrounded by designer shops and is only a two-minute walk from the Retiro Park, positioned on the corner of Velázquez and Goya, two of Madrid’s most distinguished streets. The sumptuous interior was designed by Pascua Ortega, who has created a smart, classic but contemporary look infused with the homeliness of an English country house. It is equipped with the most up-to-date technology, but has retained the grandeur of its 19th-century building.
The 45 deluxe rooms have a classic modernity about them, painted in neutral tones mixed with a splash of colour and tartan. The restaurant serves first-class traditional Spanish meat and seafood dishes and there’s a small, cosy bar for early evening drinks. Still privately owned, this five-star hotel has a warm, personal feel and the staff soon greet you by name.