Casa de Madrid
Wrought iron, stonework, and a location just across from the Teatro Real opera house give this luxury guesthouse an elegant air befitting the building’s 18th century architecture. Common areas are furnished with antique furnishings and Persian rugs, and while all guest rooms feature at least one balcony, the décor in each of the seven rooms has a distinct theme (owner Doña Maria Medina is an interior designer and antique dealer). The India Room has high-ceilings, ornate moldings, and muted salmon tones, while the Greek Agora has frescoes inspired by the Mediterranean. Room amenities include welcome champagne and wireless Internet, and each evening the hotel serves Spanish wine and tea in the lounge.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.