One of my favorite cities in Spain is Aranjuez. It is fairly close to Madrid (about 45 minutes by train) but is a world apart. Last year we decided when we returned to Spain that we would stay in Aranjuez as opposed to doing a day trip. I already had my eye on the perfect spot. The hotel is called NH Collection Palacio de Aranjuez. The name says it all. It is stately, like a mini palace. The hotel is housed in a historical building from the 18th and 19th century. Old world but very modern inside.
We arrived early and were upgraded to a premium suite (room 221) with 3 BALCONIES. We shared a private entry with room 220. Very quiet, very posh.
Let me tell you a little bit about the area. It is about a 5 minute taxi ride from the train station or a pleasant 15 minute walk along a shady tree lined street. We walked to the hotel but took a taxi back to the station when we departed.
The hotel is directly across from the Palacio de Aranjuez. This palace was the spring residence of the Royal family from Philip II up to the 19th century. It is good to be King… or Queen. The magnificent Royal gardens and the Tagus river are steps away. The city of Aranjuez is a Unesco World Heritage Site and for good reason. I am smitten.
Cheesy smile but very happy guest. You can see the palace in the background.
The next few pics show views from the balconies.
I would love to sit on that terrace for a very long time…
On to the room which was beyond my expectations. The bed was roomy, comfy and had a pillow selection that would suit everyone. There were control panels on each side of the bed that controlled lights, heat, AC, TV, you name it. The room was well lit with floor to ceiling windows (did I mention 3 balconies?).
I love a good bathroom and I was not disappointed in this area. The marble tub was luxuriously long for an amazing bubble bath. The rain shower head was high enough for a tall husband and that is a good thing.
There was a well lit “reading area” next to one of two mini bars. Convenient……in case one got a little thirsty…..The Wi-Fi was free and fast, what more could you ask for? The desk area held a coffee/ tea service which I always appreciate.
We did not eat breakfast here as we usually opt to discover restaurants for breakfast. We DID however, have drinks and a late night dinner one evening in the Lobby Bar. The food, service, and attention was first rate. There were so many locals and that is a very good sign.
There was a fitness center which I never visited. I walked as if my life depended on it. No cardio needed. Maybe next time.
So, if you happen to be in Aranjuez and you are not sure where to stay, check in at NH Collection Palacio de Aranjuez. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
If you should find yourself there, please say “Buenos dias” to Emilio. He is the perfect host.
NH COLLECTION PALACIO DE ARANJUEZ
C/SAN ANTONIO 22
28300 ARANJUEZ, SPAIN