Saturday, January 31, 2015

Papa's Pad

Stay at Hemingway's Madrid home


There’s this new hotel in Madrid. And you should probably go there.

It’s got a rooftop pool bar, suites with private terraces overlooking the Circulo de Bellas Artes, and rain showers in the bathroom.
And it used to be Ernest Hemingway’s house. You know, where he penned novels and partied like it was 1959.
Welcome to INNSIDE Suecia, the famed writer’s former pad turned boutique hotel, now open to distinguished non-novelists like yourself.
Smack in the city center, you could throw a stone and hit any one of the old-school spots Hemingway used to frequent from your room. Sip (or Hemingway) cocktails at Museo Chicote, settle into the writer’s go-to table for a beer at Cerveceria Alemana, and when you’re good and boozed, break for a bite at Restaurante Botin, which got a shout-out in The Sun Also Rises.
You’ll recover in a king-size bed, call down to the Lounge Bar for a Bloody Mary for a little hair of the dog. Do your morning stretch on the terrace, taking in panoramic views of Spain’s capital city. This is, after all, the stuff of literature.
Then it's time for the writer's favorite pastime — get to nearby Las Ventas for bullfighting.
Think of it as story fodder.

INNSIDE Madrid Suecia

Price: From $315/night for terrace room 

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