Distinctive and Magnificent!
Distinctive and magnificent are two superlatives that describes the decor and overall ambiance (see some of the photos here or on the Marriott website) and personal treatment one encounters upon entering the Santo Mauro.
We were always treated with respect, kindness, and friendliness throughout our stay. From the moment we checked in till the time we left the staff were willing to be helpful when needed, but respectful of our own space and independence.
Our room was well maintained and clean throughout our stay. There was a walk in shower, a separate tub and the all the amenities necessary if one chooses to use them.
The food in their restaurant was of the highest quality, fresh and delicious. On a few nights we decided to eat our dinner at the hotel being somewhat tired from touring during the day and except for one meal they got everything right. Sitting in the gardens for dinner surrounded by a well maintained garden was a delight. We could sit and enjoy the gardens and have a conversation without having to converse loudly as in some restaurants. The chef knows how to vary and blend his ingredients, which made our meals delicious and satisfying.
Overall, our seven night stay couldn't have been more pleasing and enjoyable. After a long day touring, it was comforting to be able to come to a room that was comfortable, relaxing and pleasant.
When we go back to Madrid, this is the hotel we will stay at. No other considerations.