De Las Letras

Gran Via 11, Madrid, Spain, 28013

Price from: £73

Room at Hotel De Las Letras

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#18 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of De Las Letras

Contemporary design with a cultural twist on the Gran Via.

Like books? You’ll feel right at home here. There’s a major literary theme going on behind the neoclassical façade of this listed building, which is one of Madrid's most fashionable hotels. I often meet friends in the bar or on the roof terrace here.

Location: 

In a dead handy spot on the Gran Vía, you can walk to museums, shops and restaurants.

Bedrooms: 

The 107 rooms and suites are painted bright colours and have good reading lamps over the bed, and most have desks with lamps as well, so you can actually see what you’re doing if you need to work (WiFi is free). With high ceilings and large windows, there is no lack of natural light here. If you'd like a balcony, book a plus room, but the best are the DLL and duplex rooms, which have rather cool terraces with jacuzzis. Ask for the one in the tower on the corner, with fabulous views, for a really special break.

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Public areas: 

Of course there’s a library, but there are also quotations from writers, poets and philosophers on the walls.

Eating and drinking: 

Chill out at the bar on the roof terrace, or in the restaurant and lounge, both popular with non-guests, particularly the arty and literary crowd, you won’t be surprised to read. The menu is contemporary Mediterranean, and I think the food is really good.

Leisure facilities: 

The spa and fitness room are being revamped, so are not open to guests at the moment.

Service: 

Well-trained staff wearing cool minimalist uniforms provide helpful service.

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Who stays there: 

Media types and tourists.

Price advice: 

Rates vary a lot according to demand. There are often good deals available, particularly if you stay two or more nights. Breakfast is 18 euros.

Pros: 
Lively atmosphere
Handy location
Cons: 
Spa currently closed

More information on De Las Letras:

Price from:
£73
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Gran Via 11, Madrid, Spain, 28013
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Gran Via

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