De Las Letras

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Address: Gran Via 11, , Madrid, 28013, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.6

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
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.8
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.7
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Handy location
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Spa currently closed
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