Out of Africa

"Haute Afrique! – A Super-Chic, Safari Love Shack Right in the Middle of Madrid!" - Reviewed by Lisa

Bed: 1   Bath: 1 Pax: 2   / night

WIXXY PICK

“Wow! Weird, fantastic, fun…like nowhere else you’ll rent for a city weekend. It needs to be seen to be believed, but the details and quality are outstanding!”

For guests who really want an out-of-the-ordinary experience, I recommend a flight into the realms of fantasy – a weekend break on safari in the center of the Chameri neighbourhood in Madrid.

This was once the warehouse of one of Spain’s leading interior designers. Now, it has been converted into a secret hideaway on the doorstep of a perfectly- respectable Madrileño neighbourhood.

With so many beautiful, authentic African artifacts and design details, the owner decided to let his imagination run wild – quite literally! Zebra skins compete with cheetahs, giraffes and tropical African woods for a back-to-the-days-of-the-savannah feel. No detail is left wanting with fake thatched roofs, reed ceilings, collections, maps and artifacts.

With all the overstuffed sofas and coffee tables, you’ll be spoilt for the choice of where to sit and savour that gin and tonic. A full bar with 3 barstools is another great place to sip a cocktail.

This is a space that makes an ideal dinner party venue or the perfect party place to celebrate something special. But it can also be enjoyed as an unconventional vacation rental by an adventurous pair with a sense of playfulness and originality.