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
- 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
This hotel has a rooftop bar but they do not tell you that they have private parties and you are not allowed up there. So do not get your hopes up you may not be able to enjoy it if they have booked private parties while you are a guest there. During the private parties the music is loud going on until at least 0400 am. And then afterwards they move furniture for about an hour. Do not stay on the 6th floor. This is the floor under the roof top bar. The staff is amazing !! Good location. Central to everything. A small square in front of hotel with restaurants that you can sit outside. Homeless people sleeping on side of hotel. Staff goes above and beyond to help you. They are an amazing bunch of people. They should all get raises. ME Melia you do not deserve this staff !!
The hotel has a great location, right on Plaza de Santa Anna, with it, and the littles streets around, lined with cafes and tapas bars. On the first night the lights would randomly turn on every hour or two, making it very difficult to sleep. We told the desk the next morning and they knew exactly what we were talking about making me think this is a common problem. A technician came and fixed it. They should have simple on/off switches instead of complicated control panels for lights that breaks and ruin people's sleep.
It is always a pleasure to be back at Me Madrid, with its very special atmosphere and the friendly staff. Do not miss to visit the Rooftop bar and the Ana la Santa restaurant. The public places around the Hotel are very busy and crowded, and obviously also quite noisy. So be careful should you be looking for loneliness and peace. My special thanks go to Mrs Miriam de la Horra, from the Aura team, for her for her availability, kindliness and organization skills. Great Job!
Stylish modern hotel in a fantastic central location although we had a small room but it was very comfortable. There is a good bar which also serves as a breakfast area although with Plaza de Santa Ana on your doorstep and the many bars and cafes nearby I would recommend venturing out of the hotel for both atmosphere and especially value. The rooftop bar is fabulous although cold as we were off season but must be amazing in the summer.
I stayed 2 nights, my stay at ME BY MELIA MADRID Reina Victoria was very pleasant!! from the check in to the experience in the room until the check out i enjoyed my stay at the ME BY MELIA MADRID Reina Victoria.