Thanks to my work I get to see a lot of nice places, I found a few Posadas in Madrid that have recently been restored and opened as part of the ‘Small boutique hotels’ or even ‘Small design hotels’. The difference of those Posadas, which means Guest house, is that they are very often situated in some really cool neighborhoods. I found two really nice ones:
1) La Posada del Leon de Oro is situated in the area called ‘La Latina’ on Calle Cava Baja 12.
La Latina is known for it’s Bar Tapas and ambiance every evening but the busiest days are obviously from Thursday to Saturday, beside the nightlife it is Madrid’s oldest area.
So the Posada del Leon de Oro has recently been restored and opened its doors end 2010, it offers 17 unic design rooms all different one from each other. It has a nice restaurant and a great wine cellar. All Wine lover will be very happy here. Not only the area is great, but very centrally located, in only 5 mn walk you reach the ‘Plaza Mayor‘ and some 5mn more you will be on ‘Puerta del Sol‘. This nicely and newly decorated hotel offers Double rooms, Family rooms and also suites, however do not forget there are only 17 rooms. Rate varie in between 100-200€, may be more during tradefairs such as Fitur.
I know also that they are going to open a second Posada, right next to this one called ‘La posada del Dragon’, the Sales director showed me the reception so far, it looked fantastic.
Make sure to stay here one time you go to Madrid. My Idea is clear about this place, however how would Luis Pelaez, director of sales, describe his Design posada?