And so it came to pass that when the Ramon Freixa restaurant opened, the Hotel Unico became a gastronomic destination in its own right, as well as one of Madrid’s chicest hotels. Now the proud recipient of two Michelin stars, Freixa’s cuisine (the restaurant is named for the visionary chef at the helm) is innovative, creative, and well-worth the hype and the visit.
For those planning a stay at the Hotel Unico, however, the Michelin-starred cuisine is just one of the many perks. Once a palatial 19th century residence, the building is set back from the luxurious bustle of Madrid’s so-called “Golden Mile”, offering a compelling pocket of relaxation and calm. Here, there are lush, manicured gardens for guests to linger in, serene interiors, and a menu of bespoke wellness offerings, including massages and beauty treatments for further indulgence.
The 44 rooms and suites, meanwhile, are elegantly decorated and festooned with subtle, but sumptuous amenities, like Egyptian cotton sheets, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, and nightly turndown service. And if that wasn’t enough, the Hotel Unico also provides the attentions of a butler and personal shopper, a well-equipped business centre and gym, and a library stocked with international papers and city guides for guests to enjoy.