The Posada del León de Oro is the oldest building in Cava Baja street. Proof of that is the misaligned façade that stands more than half a meter above the rest of the buildings. This old guest inn had a “total renovation” before it opened in 2010 as a Boutique Hotel with 17 rooms. Nowadays the business is still running by the Sanz Montero family. In its origin, the hotel was a shelter for travelers that they came to Madrid to do their business or sell their handmade products. Nowadays, it is destined to a cosmopolitan public who wants to enjoy the most “castizo” and traditional environment of Madrid without missing any of the comforts offered by new technologies.
This old building from the 19th Century, has been converted in a boutique hotel with a singular design. You can see in its 17 large rooms the latest trends in decoration and technologies, like free wifi or underfloor heating. In addition, the hotel has double rooms, family rooms, Junior Suite rooms and two wonderful penthouse rooms that are distinguished by the originality of its design and intimacy.
We have recovered part of the “Christian Wall” from the 12nd century which crosses the building and you can see it through the glass floor in the restaurant. The wall and the “Corrala” (courtyard) are one of the most singular elements of the Hotel.
In its interior different scenes of some movies were filmed like “Muerte de un cliclista”or “Con el viento Solano”.
In 1981 and 1987, respectively, the Hotel Posada del León de Oro awarded the diploma of “Establecimiento tradicional madrileño” (Traditional establishment from Madrid) and “Empresa Centenaria” (Centenary Company) by the “Cámara de Comercio de Madrid“(Madrid´s Chamber of Commerce).
The hotel is integrated in the Austrias´s neighborhood, in the middle of the bohemian district of La Latina, last shelter of artists, actors and poets, and close to the shopping areas. It is one of the areas of the city center that has best preserved its traditional appearance. Nowadays is also known because is the most popular and gastro place, which means is the best option to enjoy and going out, both for locals and for visitors.