Las Meninas

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Address: Calle Campomanes 7, Madrid, 28013, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.6

It's all elegance at Las Meninas, but at reasonable rates.

Named after Velazquez’s most famous painting, the hotel occupies a 19th-century building with six floors in the centre and is smart without being designed to within an inch of its life. Feel like a proper Madrilenian as you step out onto your little wrought-iron balcony to survey the scene in the street below.

The hotel won a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice award in 2010 in the favourite European city hotels category.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
4.3
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

On a side street right by the Teatro Real opera house and the Royal Palace, five minutes' walk from the Puerta del Sol with hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. Two minutes from Opera metro station.

Bedrooms

There are 37 rooms, including junior suites on the upper floors, with some sleeping up to four people. Bathrooms are spacious and there are plasma televisions, with films supplied free. Although this is not a particularly noisy street, rooms at the back are quieter. There are allocated rooms for smokers and rooms suitable for guests with disabilities. Decor is in soothing neutrals with splashes of colour.

Public areas

Chic Art Deco design in black, grey and white in the lobby.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is served in a spacious vaulted cellar. There is a bar but no restaurant.

Leisure facilities

Guests can use the gym and sauna at the Hotel Opera around the corner, which is on the top floor with spectacular views across the city.

Service

Friendly staff are helpful and professional.

Who stays there

Tourists, business people, musicians and an arts/media crowd, given the proximity to the opera house.

Price advice

A range of discounts is usually available, particularly if you book two rooms together or are using the AVE high-speed train. Rates are pretty good value for standard and location. WiFi is free in public areas, with a free cable internet connection in rooms.

Amenities

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

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish but not too posh
  • Handy location
  • No restaurant
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