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Once a palace for the Earl of Tepa, the NH Palacio de Tepa is now a boutique hotel set in Madrid’s bustling Las Letras district. The palace was constructed in 1808 and the hotel retains much of its period character but teams it with contemporary interior design.

The marble lobby features large, suspended wire-fringe lamps next to the remains a 16th-century watercourse and the 82 rooms offer contemporary elegance, full-height windows that bathe the space in natural light, and a pleasing, neutral palette. Rooms have espresso machines, TVs, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi and most, but not all, provide a bathtub and as well as a separate rain shower.

An expansive buffet breakfast is prepared each morning in a series of quiet, interconnected rooms adorned with fresh flowers. Although there is no restaurant, the hotel is set on restaurant-lined Calle de las Huertas with some of Madrid’s best restaurants just outside the doors. The hotel also offers a small gym, as well as a massage and beauty room.

NH Palacio de Tepa is also just a ten minute walk from the Museo del Prado in an excellent location for exploring the city as well as enjoying the best of its cuisine.

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Rooms

Due to the historic nature of the hotel, rooms vary in size. Simple but comfortable, their stylish neutral decor is complemented by vaulted or wood-lined ceilings and plenty of natural light streaming in from the windows. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, TVs, air conditioning and an espresso machine, and most offer exterior views over the city. A few also have a small French balcony. Bathrooms all have bathtubs, many additionally include a rainfall shower, though rooms with showers should be specifically requested.

Location

The hotel is located on Calle de Las Huertas, well known in Madrid for its large number of tapas restaurants. There are plenty more to be found just three minutes away in Plaza Santa Ana, in addition to a host of bustling cafes. The central Puerta del Sol can be reached in just a five minute walk, and the Museo del Prado can be reached in ten minutes on foot.

Food and Drink

The breakfast area is made up of a series of interlinked rooms that accommodate all guests but retain an intimate feel. Fresh flowers adorn the tables and an expansive buffet is served each morning with a wide selection of fresh fruit, meat, cheeses, pastries and breads. The street where the hotel is located, Calle de las Huertas, is known for hosting some of the best tapas restaurants in Madrid, as is the nearby Plaza de Santa Ana.

Families

There are a selection of family rooms available for parents visiting with children. There is also a babysitting service, as well as a special kids’ breakfast menu available upon request.

Facilities and Activities

The hotel offers a small gym as well as a wellness area offering a selection of massage and beauty treatments.

Accessibility

The hotel has ramp access and there are accessible rooms available for those with mobility issues.

Our opinion

Set in an enviable location in the heart of Madrid we love the unassuming comfort and quality on offer at the NH Palacio de Tepa.

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