We were looking for a relaxing retreat after 5 days in Madrid's city - and a lifetime in NYC. We found an attentive staff at Box Art Hotel, a cozy, boutique with artsy aspirations. There was plenty of room for relaxing in our sun filled hotel room with beautiful, arched windows that gave us tree-top views. A small library with Spanish art books, DVDs and music was fun to browse, and the breakfast of fruits, toasts, cheese and cured meats was generous and delicious. The hotel facilities are pretty basic - pool and garden - but they find others to provide taxis, horseback riding, massages and anything else you need for a relaxing getaway from chaotic city life. I was able to practice my Spanish quite a bit. Some staff members understand/speak English but when I told them I wanted to speak Spanish only - they answered all of my translation questions ("what's the difference between jugo and zuma?"). Go if you want an immersive experience in a romantic, cozy, relaxing hotel.