After comparing different hotel sites and reading the reviews here on TA, we were excited about our stay at Hotel De Las Letras. My wife and I were very impressed with the hotel and we would not hesitate to stay here again!
Location: It's right on the Grand Via in Central Madrid, which is great area for exploring the city. Puerta Del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana (which has great tapas restaurants) are just a 10 minute walk away. Calle Fuencarral, with a lot of boutique shops, is within 5 minutes. The hotel is located in between 2 metro stops, although we ended up walking to most places nearby. The hotel is also easy to get to/from the airport via the Aeropuerto Express bus, which stops about 5 minutes away at Plaza De Cibeles. For 5 Euros each, it's much cheaper than a cab ride, and only slightly slower.
Room: The standard room we stayed in was more than adequate for 2 people. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom (with 2 sinks) was perfect. Due to being light sleepers, we requested a room in the quieter part of the hotel. The Grand Via gets noisy, but our room faced a side street and the balcony doors were great at keeping out the noise. The only complaint I had was the room did not have an iron in the closet (true, probably, of most European hotel), and I had to ask the front desk multiple times to see if one was available.
Service: The front desk staff we spoke with all were very nice, and were happy to answer questions and offer recommendations. Each of them spoke English well, or at least were happy to deal with my broken Spanish. We arrived at the hotel early in the morning after our flight arrived, but our room wasn't ready for a few hours. As they should, the staff offered to store our luggage and allowed us to freshen up and change clothes quickly in a nearby restroom.
Misc: The hotel also has a very nice roof terrace bar. It was open during our stay around October 10th, but I assume with the cooler weather coming, it may not be open much longer. As other reviews indicate, it was a great place to grab a drink before starting the evening, or just to go up and enjoy the view. We didn't eat at the restaurant, and opted to find little places for breakfast nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Via hotel is a boutique hotel that's ideal for guests who seek an enchanting experience in Madrid, brimming with the charm of the city's Barrio de las Letras district. Located on the Gran Via, the Las Letras Gran Via hotel invites guests to enjoy fantastic services such as casual fine dining at its Al Trapo restaurant. Not forgetting, its rooms with a terrace and Jacuzzi, fitness centre, library, accommodation for pets, free Premium Wi-Fi...The hotel is perfect for a tour of the main points of interest in Madrid's city centre, and it's also close to the theatres and musicals on the Gran Via. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Las Letras Hotel
- De Las Letras Madrid
- Hotel De Las Letras Madrid