In a dead handy spot on the Gran Vía, you can walk to museums, shops and restaurants.
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.
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.
The spa and fitness room are being revamped, so are not open to guests at the moment.
Well-trained staff wearing cool minimalist uniforms provide helpful service.
Who stays there
Media types and tourists.
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.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Handy location
- Lively atmosphere
- Spa currently closed