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Capital pleasures: Plan a trip to Madrid this Spring, it has so much to...

IT was a bright, sunny New Year’s Day in 2007 and we were walking out of the Ritz hotel down Paseo de la Castellana en route to a morning’s sightseeing at the Prado gallery. What could possibly go wrong? Our seven-month-old daughter, that’s what. Wailing from...
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ROYAL TREATMENT: Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel is used to hosting the rich and famous...

THE staff at Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel are long used to dealing with guests with masks. In fact it was over 30 years ago that they welcomed mask-clad germ-phobe celebrity Michael Jackson to their esteemed five-star establishment. Arriving with his young family the American singer insisted...

Madrid’s born-again Gran Hotel Ingles is the lap of Belle Epoque luxury, discovers Olive...

Many original features have been saved, from time-faded photos of guests to vintage postcards and an ancient typewriter by the lifts
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Could this be Spain’s most romantic place to stay? Jon Clarke takes a trip to DDG Retreat on the...

I’M wallowing in my private outdoor bath having played three sets of tennis at probably Spain’s most exclusive court. With a glass of cava in...

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