Hotel Urban

Carrera de San Jeronimo 34, Madrid, Spain
Puerta del Sol

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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18
77
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Most recent review:

What I liked:

location location location (for where I had to be), style

What the hotel could do better:

sort out my billing, we're still discussing it.

Tony

Stayed March 2015

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Hotel Description

Madrid may be the more conservative of Spain’s big cities, but there’s plenty of modern design, made all the more striking by the contrast with the city’s prevailing classic architecture, much of it dating to the 18th century and earlier. In the center of Habsburg Madrid, near the Puerta del Sol, stands the Hotel Urban, a stunning modern structure surrounded by centuries-old buildings, its metal and glass construction standing out against the neighboring stonework. Contemporary design isn’t the whole story, though. The Urban may have the slightly edgy, industrial feel of the most stylish new boutiques, but it adds to this formula a generous helping of individuality.

Owner Jordi Clos is not just a successful hotelier but a noted art collector as well, and the head of an archaeological society whose collection the Urban was designed to display. A basement gallery houses a permanent collection of ancient Egyptian artworks, and the guest rooms are furnished with antique Hindu and Chinese pieces, complete with explanatory notes in the manner of a museum program. The result is a engaging: while many “design hotels” resemble nothing so much as art galleries, with their blank white walls and minimalistic furnishings, the art is conspicuously absent. The Urban, in contrast, is a rich and welcoming space, and the art-museum trappings don’t even begin to introduce a note of sterility or emptiness.

The interior design in the public spaces is highly individual as well, with a particular emphasis on unusual lighting effects: a glowing alabaster column that descends the height of the atrium to the lobby floor, like a stream of molten rock being poured, and a reception desk made of the same luminescent material. Elsewhere six-foot fluorescent tubes line the walls, and globes dangle behind bar countertops, lit from within, again replicating the effect of white-hot stone or metal.

Upstairs, there’s more to the guest rooms than ancient Hindu sculptures. Dark mahogany floors and black leather furnishings set a serious tone, and the amenities are up-to-the-minute, including flat-screen televisions and wireless internet access. Street-side windows are double-glazed to muffle the sounds of traffic, and the courtyard-side rooms are as quiet as Egyptian tombs.

Today’s high-design hotels feature bathrooms that are as clever as the bedrooms, if not more so. These are behind glass walls, with fixtures as futuristic as any we’ve seen, from the conic wash basins to the deep stand-alone tubs. Heavy towels and robes are de rigueur for a hotel of the Urban’s stature, as are custom-packaged bath products.

Located between the Puerta del Sol and the museum district, the Urban isn’t short for competition in the restaurant and nightspot stakes; that it’s such a success is remarkable indeed. The Europa Decó and the Glass Bar are among Madrid’s hottest spots, but the real gem is the rooftop terrace. By day it’s a pool deck, where guests lounge in the sun with a view of the city, and by night it’s an open-air bar, with cocktail tables perched at the building’s edge, six stories above the street.

Please note: The unheated rooftop pool is open for guests all year, however pool chair and towel services are provided only during summer, when the terrace bar is open.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 96 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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    This room features 1 Double/Full Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 322 ft²/30 m².
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    • butler service
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    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 344 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

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    • bathtub
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    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • transparent bathroom wall
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    This room features 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 344 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: street.

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    • butler service
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    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
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    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • sofa
    • transparent bathroom wall
    • wake up service
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    Views: street.

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    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • Duravit bath amenities
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
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    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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