The ground floor of the hotel is occupied by commercial premises, which is not altogether uncommon in Madrid. For this reason, the lobby is located on the fourth floor. At the bottom of the street you'll find an entrance which is monitored 24 hours a day, from which you can access the reception and any of the floors in the building by using the lift. The building therefore consists of a bookshop, which stretches from the ground floor right up to the fourth floor, and the hotel from the fourth to the eighth floors. The ninth floor, meanwhile, houses offices. Upon arriving in the lobby you'll soon notice the elegance present throughout the hotel and the combination of modern and traditional styles. Traditional features include a decorative rug, various sculptures and a painting by famous Hispano-French portrait artist Hyacinthe Rigaud. The latter is, in fact, a sketch of his most famous work, the Portrait of Louis XIV, which is now displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Meanwhile, a more modern edge is introduced by the leopard-print sofas and vintage chairs. The antique decorative pieces you'll find here were bought by the owners at auctions and from antique shops. You'll also notice that they've gone to great lengths to make you feel welcome here, from the typical Madrid violet sweets to the complimentary newspapers and books available in the improvised library area, which has become part of the services offered here as a result of the large number of books past guests have left behind. As is often the case with hotels of this standard, renovation work is carried out on a regular basis. The latest work carried out here focused on the eighth floor, where you'll find some rather special guest rooms as well as a gym, complete with CCTV, modern machines, a water dispenser, a television, mats, a toilet, towels and wall bars. There are also plans to introduce a massage service here.