What We Love
- Floor-to-ceiling views in all guestrooms
- A grand, imposing façade and sleek interiors
- The location on Plaza Santa Ana, one of Madrid's most famous squares
- The buzzy rooftop bar
What To Know
- There’s a private elevator on Plaza Santa Ana that shoots up to the rooftop bar
- Some rooms have a split-level balcony and loungers
- Free WiFi
- There's no gym or spa but discounts are available at the Club Metropolitan next door
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the site of the former palace of the Counts of Teba, this grand heritage hotel was designed by modernist architect Jesús Carrasco y Encina and first opened its doors as the Gran Hotel Reina Victoria in 1923. Since then everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Ava Gardner, and a stream of famous Spanish bullfighters, has strolled through its doors. Behind the historic façade, the ME Madrid is sleek and minimalist, especially in the guestrooms, where you’ll find Scando-style woods, royal purple “maxibars” (fully loaded minibars) and hot pink strip lighting. The luxe bathrooms have hydromassage showers and organic Apivita amenities. For extra space check into one of the suites; they’re equipped with two maxibars, and several come with a terrace. The Ana La Santa restaurant dishes up innovative Spanish cuisine and tapas in a space designed by Barcelona native Tomás Tarruella, and the rooftop terrace is home to a see-and-be-seen bar that overlooks Madrid’s cityscape.
In the Area
There’s not much that isn’t in the area, such is the hotel’s super-central location. For an art fix, check out the Prado, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which features works by Joan Miró and Juan Gris. For a change of pace head to the Hammam al Andalus Madrid, a candlelit den of hot Arabian baths built atop a century-old well in the Almudena neighborhood. If you’ve come to Spain to eat your bodyweight in tapas, make a beeline for Mercado de San Miguel; it’s full of counters piled high with olives, breads and Spanish hams, and you often get a glass of wine thrown in gratis. Don’t miss the burrata stall.
How to Get There
Lovely hotel right in the heart of the city. Lovely greeting on arrival (glass of Carver offered) clean and fresh BUT the room I was given was very small. Ironing board cable wouldn’t reach to a plug which was somewhat frustrating.
this hotel is very modernized! the rooftop bar is great and super good location. Every piece of equipment in the room are great and new! If you have budget, this hotel is a very good try. a little bit romantic hotel.
We visited the hotel for my birthday,this was not the first occasion we had visited the hotel on special occasions over the last two to three years.
But I had the feeling as a returning Guest that sometimes you can be neglected from the hotels perspective and not treated as individuals but more as a number.
When we checked in we were give a corner room with an adjoining door which led to another room which I did not like so I went to reception and spoke to a young girl who moved me straight away to be fair,when we spoke she said what were you here for and I mentioned it was my birthday and what date it was and she that she would make a note of it so the hotel would acknowledge the day and also that she would be working every day of our stay I never saw her again.
Also no water in the rooms when you arrive and also no coffee machines like there used to be,only if you book a suite which for the type of hotel is poor.