Rooftop terraces in Madrid all have the best views of the capital providing the opportunity to be in heaven. However, the most exclusive hotels in Madrid are hiding secrets that are worth knowing about. We will discover them!
Secrets in the Sky of Madrid
This is the first hotel in Madrid that has a pool on the roof terrace in 1946. The Hotel Emperador became an icon of the Gran Vía since then. In its halls, classic movies such as “The Crack” by Alfredo Landa was filmed. Also, weddings, conventions and even televison series take place here.
Every visitor can visit this hotel and its terrace which is a luxury that is available to anyone. It’s possible to enjoy the best views of Madrid from the Royal Palace to the Four Towers, while you sunbathe on a Balinese bed, enjoying a barbecue. Again this is open to all public so go enjoy this #funplan !
Hotel Mercure Santo Domingo
If you pass through the Plaza de Santo Domingo quickly you’ll notice the glass corner building. This is the Hotel Mercure Santo Domingo. It is a small corner that keeps itself a secret and guests and visitors can visit it. You can see one of the best sunsets from the terrace of this hotel. Every evening it is the perfect place to have your first after work drink of a Mojito as it is their star cocktail.
The hotel rooms overlook a large courtyard. Anyone who looks into the windows of Santo Domingo will find it facing a huge vertical garden built in 2010. It turned to be one of the biggest and most amazing in the world. A scene that is also visible from the roof terrace.
There have been an outstanding 67 (and counting!) weddings overlooking the capital at this location.
Not all secrets are outdoors! In the bottom of the hotel there are the Cuevas de Sando which offers visitors the chance to enjoy a cocktail in natural caves of the XVI century. We recommend the Black and Dog. And there’s more! There is a parking lot turned into an art gallery with paintings by young artists.
From the garden to the plate is the motto of chef Domezain Floren, who every day goes up to the roof of the Hotel Wellington to pick vegetables in the world’s largest urban garden. A pleasure that anyone can enjoy while visiting the capital and of course to see the great personalities of this Madrid hotel.
A rooftop garden? It’s possible. You can enjoy it at the Hotel, D. Manuel Moratiel in the cities of New York and Paris, where they have realized the importance and value of urban gardens in haute cuisine.
The Wellington hosts 14 hectares of vegetables and 35 varieties of green plants.
From the red thistle, black tomato Floren, all products are grown without any additives or chemical substances in order to maintain all its properties. The restaurant, The Roots of Wellington located in the inner courtyard, next to the pool and hot tub. The restaurant gives you an opportunity to taste their “own” vegetables. An intimate atmosphere is available to all locals. The star dish of summer is teardrop pea cream with croutons and fresh asparagus. The planted orchads will grow in May and July for the third harvest.
If you pass the Hotel Urban you will think you are in front of an art gallery with a facade decorated with colorful paintings. Upon entering, the sculptures and decorations will dazzle you so that they will leave you speechless!
The hotel has achieved its goal: enjoy art during your stay!
All of this is the work of the president of the Derby Hotels chain, Jordi Clos and his dream of combining his passion for culture and luxury. Every visitor can enjoy art, which presented in every corner of the hotel. There are ceremonial carvings of late SXIX brought from Papua New Guinea. In 1930 an expedition of archaelogists and Catalan anthropologists brought here Ming dynasty prints, Pharaoh Ramesses’s II funeraly pieces, Angkor statues of the temples. It has a museum dedicated to Egyptian art, temporary exhibitions of modern art and fashion designers.
The terrace comes alive at dusk, a hangout place “to see and see you”.
It has an exclusive cocktail options year after year and especially they host private celebrations for companies. As if that was not enough, it is strategically located near the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia Foundation. Moreover, at the top of the building there is Heaven Urban, chaired by a pool and spectacular views available to anyone.
The secrets of Madrid also hide in their most luxurious hotels, do you dare to visit them all? Contact us all we will do all our best to organise your #funplan trip to Madrid!