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Madrid is full of incredible rooftops where you can soak up the sun, enjoy a cocktail, have a meal, or take a swim. This summer, the Dear Hotel will become one of the newest, hottest spots to do it all. The hotel, which is about two years old, is becoming very popular in Madrid, so book in advance if you plan to stay there.
The neoclassical building that houses the hotel is reminiscent of a palace, with white staircases and black iron railings. It was a hotel back in the 1940s, until it was turned into offices. Two years ago, it returned to its roots as a hotel, and a stylish one at that.
The designer, Sandra Tarruella (of Tarruella Trench Studio), focused on minimalist elegance, letting the natural night flow into each of the guest rooms. All rooms come with a free water bottle, 40″ LED TV, free wifi, audio system, alarm clock, minibar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, bath amenities, hairdryer, oakwood floors, and a private bathroom. The suites are spacious and contemporary, and are flooded with light. Some even come with balconies – all come with fantastic views.
Even if you don’t plan to stay there, you can enjoy a meal and hang out at the Nice To Meet you 14th-floor roof terrace. The terrace offers 360° views of Madrid and features a bar area, a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a lounge area to relax, a small area with sofas to lie on in the sun, and the small but refreshing sky pool to cool off in.
The views from the hotel are amazing. You can spot the Palacio Real, Almudena Cathedral, Calle Gran Vía, Plaza España, and even the mountains outside of Madrid, far beyond the tiled red rooftops. Evening views will leave you breathless, as you enjoy the view of the sparkling city of Madrid and beyond, sipping a cool cocktail to DJ beats.
The food menu is extensive, featuring gourmet options as well as vegetarian and gluten-free items. For something especially tasty, try the Iberian pork cheek glazed with bourbon, sweet potato purée, and crisps with sprouts. Vegetarians can indulge in the tomato tartar with Monte Enebro cream cheese and XO sauce. Seafood lovers will enjoy a variety of tuna tartar, prawns, and fresh fish.
The terrace and restaurant is open for guests at any time, but if you want to hang up upstairs, you’ll need to buy a meal or drinks at the restaurant.
For evening drinks and dinner, the restaurant opens from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.