URSO Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Glam revamp of a neoclassical palace
- The spa has a conversation-piece swimming pool and a hammam steam room
- The airy design and lighting in the Urso Bar make it gleam like a jewel box
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Located between Madrid's hip Malasaña and Chueca neighborhoods, a short stroll from the boutique-lined Calle Fuencarral
- Breakfast is served in a beautiful conservatory room
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Between the hip neighborhoods of Malasaña and Chueca, this 78-room boutique sleep occupies a neoclassical palace and is both lavish and approachable, thanks to architect Antonio Obrador’s deft touch. Many of the original features have been preserved, including a mahogany elevator and stunning stained glass windows. The hardwood-floored guestrooms are decked out in a soothing palette of soft gray, green and cream and are styled with chic accents like historic black-and-white prints of Madrid. The lobby sports ingeniously designed freestanding bookshelves with Japanese-print side panels, and there’s an open-riser staircase that leads to a leafy conservatory and floods the room with a golden glow. The subterranean spa is by award-winning Natura Bisse and features a conversation-piece swimming pool, a hammam steam room and treatments using such ingredients as diamond dust. Look for newly announced chefs and concepts for the seasonal pop-up restaurant, the Table, or tuck into tapas, salads and carpaccio dishes made with ingredients from the nearby Mercado de Barceló at Urso Bar, which also offers a comprehensive wine and champagne list.
In the Area
Borrow a couple of the hotel’s guest bicycles and explore this storied city on two wheels. Start with the bourgeois charm of the Alonso Martínez barrio; here you’ll find boutiques like Oliphant, a whitewashed atelier selling pretty dresses, hip denim and accessories, and fab design emporiums like Madrid in Love, where you’ll find everything from covetable furniture one-offs to sushi under the same roof. If jamon and champagne are your preferred ingredients for a perfect night out, you’ll love Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán, which, as the name suggests, specializes in top-shelf bubbles and Spain’s famous ham. Alternatively, you can head to Mama Framboise, a cult café and bakery that has the shabby-chic vibe down pat. For a taste of Madrid’s famously late nightlife, groove down to jazz club El Junco, which serves the neighborhood’s music-loving cool cats until dawn.
How to Get There
I stayed for 3 nights at hotel Urso in Madrid I loved the lobby decor and most specially their staff are so professional and super friendly
I would like to specially thank Diego ( receptionist) , he took the time to ask about my preferences and gave me good tips and recommended nice places to go to
The hotel location is amazing in central madrid, close to the Metro station also it’s just opposite to the Barceló market
Wonderful and stylish Madrid hotel. We received a cork upon check-in which was redeemable for a glass of wine in the lovely in-house restaurant which naturally came with some delicious free tapas to try. The main bar is a lovely and relaxing place to enjoy a drink and the bedroom was beautifully designed and spacious. Can’t wait to come back.
Loved this property. More of local area than other hotels in the city but as it's Madrid there is always a bar or tapas place to walk to. Little bit outside the centre but the area is very trendy and upmarket.Lovely big rooms and great service throughout. . A lot of luxury hotels in Spain have spas in the basement and the Urso is no exception. The Jacuzzi pool is huge (basically like a real pool) with various seating and water jets throughout!
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay at the Hotel Urso, which we used as a base for exploring the beautiful city of Madrid. Everything about the Hotel oozed class, and the staff were exceptional in their attitude and helpfulness. Easy to walk to the main tourist attractions, in the lovely spring sunshine, with two metro stations nearby which would be handy for when it gets hotter. The breakfasts are delicious, and we were given complimentary wine and tapas on arrival in the restaurant/bar. Also a great spa in the basement for relaxing after a day out in the town. Special mention to Vagner, in the reception area, but everyone in the staff deserves the highest praise. We will definitely be back!
I recently stayed at URSO Hotel for just one day and night as I was flying home from Marrakech. While only one night there, the hotel impressed me! We had a little mix up with our car service, but it was how the hotel handled it that made us forget all about it. The took care of the cost of our taxi and upgraded us to a beautiful suite as well as offered us drinks at the bar. The property itself is stunning and I particularly loved the beautiful elevator and stained glass window that adorned the staircase. Take a walk in the neighborhood to check out all the amazing graffiti artwork :)