Location right near metro & a comfortable walking distance (considering you are in moderately good health) from many areas & attractions.*
(* the immediate area is a bit seedy at night & the metro down the block is in front of the McDonald's ...which we affectionately came to call, "The Hooker McDonalds." So if you are traveling with children, this may not be the best area...lest you have those "raised in a big city" type of kids who are jaded & unaffected by such scenes.)
Nice lobby / comfortable waiting area for meeting friends
Bar provided a well priced coffee/juice/sandwich (or croissant, but it was tiny) breakfast option if you wanted to stay in the hotel but not spend a lot at the restaurant.
They have a library in the basement with complimentary internet access which proved very helpful during our stay.
The restaurant turned into a disco on Saturday night. We had an early train to catch & our room was two floors above the music & it sounded as if there was an only slightly muffled speaker in our room. Just awful. It went on until past 2:30a.m. Since there was no chance of sleeping, we used this time to pack so we could make our train the next morning.
When we called the front desk about the noise, they couldn't do anything & they didn't have a certain time when it would stop... Be a hotel or be a disco...but don't be both.
We were shorted towels & when we called to have more brought up...none were ever brought. We ended up having to go to the front desk after returning from a long day of sight seeing.
Upon check-in, the trash in the room had not been emptied from the last guests & the toiletries were half-used & not replenished.
Bed: Veeeery low to the ground & not very comfortable.
No offer of assistance to help with bags to the room.
It was average. I will look for another hotel for my next visit to Madrid, but it was okay. Just okay.
If you come back to the hotel very late & need a soda or water or small snacks to take back to the room, there is a 24 hour convenience store just a few stores down from the hooker McDonald's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía is an avant-garde hotel standing on Gran Vía, Madrid. It has the character of a place for literati and seductive services that include informal haute cuisine, guestrooms with terrace whirlpool tub, parking in the area (charge applies) and fitness room, among others. Boasting an excellent location in Madrid, the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía makes the perfect base to explore the theatres and musicals on Gran Vía, the museums of the Spanish capital and the nooks and crannies in Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter). Stay in a special, charming hotel on Madrid’s Gran Vía. The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía is all ready for you. Charming hotel in Madrid: The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía Hotel has a pleasant, alluring atmosphere, created by the historical façade of the building, the impressive coffered ceilings, the majestic staircase and the lean décor taking advantage of natural light. Guestrooms for perfect rest: The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía Hotel has modern rooms where design is at the service of comfort for a holiday or a business stay in central Madrid. Snug beds, huge windows, whirlpool tub, terrace, and quotes on the walls given by the most outstanding writers and intellectuals. In addition, full room service until 11pm. A culinary hotel on Gran Vía. The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía offers scrumptious dining options in a relaxed, carefree atmosphere in the heart of Madrid. The casual haute cuisine you can get at Al Trapo restaurant or Bocablo lounge bar is like a slice of Madrid in your mouth. Ático 11: Located on the seventh floor of the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía Hotel, Ático 11 is an exclusive venue on Madrid’s Gran Vía where you can get wonderful views of the city centre’s skyline as you sip a cocktail, grab a bite and listen to DJ music (Available only during the summer season). Free premium Wi-Fi: Connect to the Internet with Iberostar. The hotel offers exclusive free premium Wi-Fi in all its facilities. A fine connection – 3.5Mb in up to 3 devices – to use during your stay. Enthusiastic and elegant event planning: The IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía has several rooms to hold events, corporate meetings, press conferences, interviews, photo shoots, wedding parties and other special celebrations. Contact the hotel’s staff if you are interested in holding your event here. Perfect base to explore Madrid: Given its extraordinary location in Madrid, the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía invites guests to explore the main tourist sights in the city: Barrio De Las Letras, Gran Vía, world-class museums like El Prado or the Reina Sofía, theatre shows and musicals on Madrid’s main entertainment thoroughfare. Experience Madrid staying at the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Las Letras Hotel
- De Las Letras Madrid
- Hotel De Las Letras Madrid