Dear Hotel Madrid, My New Home Away from Home

Madrid has a special place in my heart, having lived in the city for four years! I love the city and all it has to offer: the culture, the food, the weather!  So when it came to reuniting with my University friends for the weekend, I was in search for a great hotel to stay in and that’s when I discovered the Dear Hotel.

The Dear Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Madrid. The hotel which is perfectly located, offers the most stunning views of Plaza Espana and the Gran Via but before I start drooling over the rooftop pool. Let’s go through the hotel in more detail!

Let me just start by saying - this hotel was incredible! Staying at the gorgeous Dear Hotel, I felt right at home and enjoyed how much the hotel offered terraces and rooftop views. Staying at this hotel, I got in much needed rest and relaxation time while basking in the Spanish sun!

The chic Scandinavian-style rooms are decorated with a modern decor and neutral color palette - which I love! My room included a king-size bed, along with a gorgeous bathroom with the works - a large walk in shower with a double shower head - included rain shower head! This was incredible especially compared to my current Parisian shower standards that I currently live in! But my favorite part of the room was the massive terrace and those views! The room included a large terrace with a lounge chair for sunbathing -  table and chairs for dining outside! Before exploring Madrid, I would wake up early so I can enjoy the terrace with a great book! This was such a highlight to the room and getting to enjoy the sunset views every night before going out was amazing! Seriously - can I move in?

After enjoying the terrace, I decided to take a drink at the Nice to Meet You restaurant on the 14th floor of the hotel. The service was great and I love enjoying the rooftop views with a drink in my hand! I order in Spanish fashion, a wonderful Gin and Tonic to refresh myself under the Spanish sun! After enjoying a drink, we made our way to the SkyLounge! This is the reason you must stay at the hotel - first, the infinity views of the rooftop plunge pool is incredible!  The lounge offers space for relaxing and basking under the sun with a bar as well!

Now let’s talk about the location!  The hotel is located in the art of the city at the end of the Gran Via. A major shopping street in Madrid! The locations gives me access to both the center of the city with the more touristy aspects of the city and also easy to where the locals hangout! I loved being able to walk to the heart of the city: Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol! I also got to pay a visit to my favorite store in Madrid on the Gran Via - ZARA! Because let’s be honest - one of my favorite things to do in the city is shop!

I can’t stop raving about this hotel enough - and I highly recommend it! This is the place to stay in Madrid! I fell in love with this hotel and it will now be my home away from home whenever I visit my favorite city!  

TravelRebecca GerbinoTravel