Through the renovation of this hotel we wanted to value and preserve the history of this building and its importance to the city of Toledo. Through the renovation and updating of the palace of Empress Eugenia de Montijo we have arrived at the hotel that it is today, a hotel in which we hope you too can feel at home.
The hotel is a building that breathes history in every corner. During the restoration of the palace, historical remains were found dating back to different periods. These artifacts have been restored to their original value so that they can be enjoyed today. Some of these remains are of special historical value such as the polychrome coffered ceiling SXVIII that are featured in the reception areas, restaurant and bar. The hotel has been restored to pay tribute to Empress Eugenia de Montijo, who lived in the house during the 19th century. The empress was born in Spain and became the empress of France in order to marry Napoleon III. The empress lived a fascinating life, one full of vibrance in Paris during the reign of her husband. Despite the death of her husband and son, and exile to France, she remained positive and committed until the end of her days. Accordingly, the rooms in the hotel reflect fragments of her life allowing guests to immerse in the deep and cultural context of the hotel's history.
A portrait of the empress has been placed in the reception, a token of greeting to all travellers and guests worldwide. When you are at the reception do not forget to look up, a polychrome coffered ceiling of the SXVIII belonging to the former palace of the empress welcomes you during the check-in.
A fantastic handmade lamp and some golden showcases light the way to the Central Lobby.
The lobby lounge is a unique space that represents the golden age of the Empress, her marriage to Napoleon and her social life. In addition, a large stained-glass dome presides over the lobby. Marble floors and a large bar accompanied by the portrait of the empress are featured at the sitting area. Relax and enjoy one of our refreshing cocktails, the Gin tonic 3C or the Cocktail Eugenie at our bar in the heart of the hotel.
OUR “FEDERICO’S” RESTAURANT
Charles Frederich Worth is considered the father of haute couture and was the designer of the Empress. Federico is the name of the Hotel Abacería Restaurant. The menu offers high quality local food in a cozy and intimate space. Do not forget to try the more traditional dishes of the Toledana cuisine such as our Perdiz stew or something more innovative like the La Riviere mussels with Funky Chips.
We call it the dressing room because it represents the dressing room of the Empress. Rich fabrics, mirrors and accessories decorate the dressing room.
On the -1 floor is our Spa, a space of relaxation and beauty. Our Spa has two separate areas: one with a water area with hammam, sauna, jet pool and hot beds and another with the treatment area. We offer countless options ranging from circuits in the water area, facials, body treatments, massage with stones to a four-hand massage. Relax and unwind in a day full of self-care and luxury.
Discover the sweet corner of the hotel, and treat yourself to a 100% almond marzipan from Toledo, or a classic almond based French macaron. Throughout your stay, we will remain at your disposal if you have any further queries or need assistance with the reservation of shows, ticket management or tourist information of Toledo and its surroundings.