ME Madrid by Melia
Why We Love This Hotel
- A stylish, boutique 4.5-star hotel in a historic building in the heart of the city
- There's a trendy rooftop bar, & an innovative tapas restaurant & bar famous for its bullfighting & film associations
- It's a 4-minute walk from Puerto del Sol Metro; near bars & nightlife of Plaza de Santa Ana
- Sophisticated, spacious, pet-friendly rooms & suites have free Wi-Fi
The ME Reina Victoria is a contemporary, 4.5-star hotel on the Plaza de Santa Ana, within a 10-minute walk from restaurants, sights and museums, including Plaza Mayor, the Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish royal family), the Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Historically popular with bullfighters (the bar was featured in Oscar-winning Almodóvar film "Hable con Ella" for its extensive bullfighting paraphernalia), the hotel's roster of famous guests includes Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner and Pablo Milanés.
Set in an elegant 1923 Modernist building, now with contemporary renovated interiors, this luxurious ME by Melia-concept hotel (signified by its trademark aromatherapy scents and cutting-edge music) is convenient for exploring the city. It's within a 10-minute walk from the historic Plaza Mayor, with its bars, restaurants and nightlife; a 4-minute walk from Puerta del Sol Metro station; and a 15-minute walk from the Palacio Real de Madrid, an opulent palace that celebrates the history and artefacts of the Spanish royal family, including works by Caravaggio, Tiepolo, Goya and Velazquez -- book an English-speaking guide for an insight into its fascinating history, and visit the Royal Armoury to see one of the world's foremost collections of tournament and military armour.
The sophisticated, modern, pet-friendly rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with iPod docks and hydro-massage showers. Upgraded rooms have balconies overlooking the plaza and Nespresso machines, while suites offer sitting or living areas, games consoles and whirlpool tubs, along with personalised services such as pre-dinner cocktails. Room service is available.
The hotel features a trendy rooftop bar called The Roof, which offers drinks and music with panoramic views of the city, and a spacious bar and restaurant decorated with bulls' heads and including an outdoor garden, which serves twists on traditional classics and tapas. The hotel offers the services of an Aura Manager, whose remit as a DJ, personal stylist and tour operator is designed to customise your stay. Other amenities at the hotel include a skincare and beauty salon with massages and other treatments, exclusive access to the gym and spa, with discounts on treatments.