Design Hotels: Go Local In These European Cities

It's time to be charmed by a great new city or hooked again by an old favorite. Choose from the grand historic ones, such as Vienna, the dazzlingly beautiful - Istanbul; the ever-exciting London and the artistic Madrid.

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Spotlight on Hotel Unico Madrid

Leaving behind the bustle of Madrid’s Golden Mile and entering the tranquil 19th-century palace that houses Hotel Único Madrid, you’re immediately filled with a sense of peace. Behind the hotel’s elegant white façade, a majestic staircase, marble mosaic floors, high ceilings, and huge windows fuse together perfectly to preserve the ambiance of the private noble home the building once was. Now, after an all-encompassing redesign, it’s back as an indulgent city retreat right in the heart of Salamanca—one of Madrid’s wealthiest districts. The beating heart of the hotel is the tranquil garden, where guests come to relax and enjoy a drink after a busy day of visiting the boutique shops, museums, and lush parks that surround this one-of-a-kind, 44-room property, which just so happens to also be the home of a two-Michelin-starred chef—just what you’d expect here in Salamanca, where nothing stands between you and total relaxation.
— Design Hotels

*dependent on your travel dates & room/suite category selection

Location: 20 minute drive / 40 minute metro ride from Madrid International Airport

Take a direct flight to Madrid from these cities:

  • New York JFK or EWR - $700+ per person
  • Chicago - $1200+ per person
  • Atlanta - $1100+ per person
  • Philadelphia - $900+ per person

Taxi fare from the airport to the hotel: approx. 35€

Recommended # of nights to stay: At least 3 nights. If coming from the US, combine it with another Spanish or European city and stretch out your vacation to 7 days or more. 

Combine Madrid with these Spanish cities: 

  • Barcelona (top choice!)
  • Ibiza or Mallorca
  • Valencia or Alicante
  • Granada or Malaga

Or head to Portugal:

  • Porto, 
  • Lisbon

Other spots you can fly direct to:

  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin

When to go: March-May or September-October for the nicest weather without the crowds. Summer months are packed with tourists = avoid at all costs if possible. In terms of prices, it is cheapest to come during the winter when hotel rates are slashed.

Awesome things to do and see:

  • San Ginés hot chocolate
  • El Retiro
  • Tapas and beers!
  • Templo de Debod
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Casa de Campo
  • El Rastro
  • Royal Palace
  • Madrid Rio
  • Markets
  • Gran Via
  • Enjoy the nightlife
  • Ride the Teleferico
  • Watch the sunset (priceless...)

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