A modernised 19th-century palace in the Habsburg district near the Royal Palace and Opera House is Palacio De Los Duques, a Gran Melia Hotel and member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of The World. The hotel was inspired by a masterpiece by famous artist Velázquez and combines two historic buildings – a 13th-century convent and a 19th-century Palace of Dukes of Granada de Ega. Behind the Elizabethan façade, Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá blends vintage splendour with tasteful flair in the spacious rooms and luxurious suites, many of them well suited to families.

All the rooms feature the latest technology, memorable furniture and luxury bathrooms. The style sees clean lines and quality textiles used to create a classic elegance. Velvet touches, hardwood finishes and a butler await you in the Royal Suite RedLevel with its excellent views towards the city. The expansive gardens are a lush sanctuary and the soul of the hotel, with a relaxing solarium, cocktail bar and range of contemporary restaurants. A seasonal rooftop pool and whirlpool bathtub overlook the famous Austrias district, with a sundeck and cocktail bar. Indulge in dining in the three restaurants: Coroa, Montmartre and Dos Cielos Madrid.

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