De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

4 stars
Gran Via, 11, Madrid, 28013
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
16 reviews
Classy Hotel on Gran Via

The staff is fantastic and always willing to help you locate a sight, make a reservation, or just... See full review

  • Charlie E
  • Dec 4, 2014
LOVED. IT.

I really loved this hotel. It was well placed for me, but I prefer hotels just outside of the hot... See full review

  • A.ndriana
  • Mar 20, 2014
Lovingly restored historic building located on the iconic Gran Via
Built in 1917 and part of the Heritage Community of Madrid, the De las Letras Hotel& Restaurante offers guests a unique and attractive combination of original canopies, glazed tiles, and beautiful staircases and chic, modern interior design components and amenities. Located on the world famous Gran Via, the hotel is close to the cultural hub of the city, as well as many major historical attractions. Fully restored in 2005, the hotel is topped by a spectacular terrace that offers magnificent views across the city. Guests find quotations from famous works of literature and poetry silkscreened on the hotel's walls, paying homage to its artistic surroundings and its name (which translates to "of the letters"). Original stone sculptures are located throughout the building
3 Reasons to Stay:
  • Extraordinary location on Madrid's famous Gran Via, with the finest shopping and nightlife
  • Restaurante DL and DL's Lounge offering local cuisine, cocktails, and live music
  • Spa offering massage services and Jacuzzi, and business center with three meeting rooms
De las Letras Hotel & Restaurante Rooms

The 103 guestrooms at the De las Letras Hotel & Restaurante are distributed over six floors and are built around interior patios on each floor. The rooms continue the design concept of the hotel's public spaces by featuring brightly colored walls upon which quotations from famous authors and poets have been printed in attractive calligraphy. All guestrooms feature large windows and high ceilings, while the Plus and DL rooms have large solarium terraces, which offer exquisite views of the city. Rooms emphasize contemporary furnishings and include two twin or one king bed with a pillow menu, a flat screen plasma television, individual climate control, and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries.  High-speedInternet access is available in all guestrooms at the De las Letras Hotel & Restaurante (fees may apply), and non-smoking rooms are available.

Things to Do:

· Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)

· Puerta del Sol (0.3 mi/0.5 km)

· Museo Nacional del Prado (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

· Parque del Retiro (0.6 mi/1 km)

· Sabatini Gardens (0.7 mi/1.1 km)

· Reina Sofia (0.8 mi/1.3 km)

· Royal Palace of Madrid (0.8 mi/1.3 km)

· Plaza de Toros (2.1 mi/3.4 km)

De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Standard rooms, available on all floors of the building; light, warm, decorated with designer furniture and with various orientations, bathrooms with bathtub and shower, double pillows, personalized amenities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

40.4196 -3.6996
Area served
Madrid, Gran Va.
Nearby airports
Barajas International Airport (MAD / LEMD).
Area description
Located at Gran Via 11, from De Las Letras H&R you can walk to Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, and Cibeles square, and to the three great museums of the Art Triangle, Prado Museum, Thyssen Museum and Reina Sofia Museum.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cortes: 0.2 mi
  • Old Quarter: 0.2 mi
  • Descalzas Reales: 0.4 mi
  • Plaza de la Villa: 0.6 mi
  • Plaza de Oriente: 0.7 mi
  • Atocha Station: 0.8 mi
  • Fuencarral: 0.9 mi
  • Chamberi: 1 mi
  • Campo del Moro: 1 mi
  • Puerta de Toledo: 1.1 mi
  • Atocha Rail Station: 1.6 mi
  • Arganzuela: 1.8 mi
  • Nuevos MInisterios Rail Station: 1.9 mi
  • Puente de Vallecas: 2.3 mi
  • Usera: 2.3 mi
  • Cortes: 0.2 mi
  • Old Quarter: 0.2 mi
  • Descalzas Reales: 0.4 mi
  • Plaza de la Villa: 0.6 mi
  • Plaza de Oriente: 0.7 mi
  • Atocha Station: 0.8 mi
  • Fuencarral: 0.9 mi
  • Chamberi: 1 mi
  • Campo del Moro: 1 mi
  • Puerta de Toledo: 1.1 mi
  • Atocha Rail Station: 1.6 mi
  • Arganzuela: 1.8 mi
  • Nuevos MInisterios Rail Station: 1.9 mi
  • Puente de Vallecas: 2.3 mi
  • Usera: 2.3 mi
  • Castellana Avenue North: 2.7 mi
  • Tetuan: 2.9 mi
  • Latina: 2.9 mi
  • Moratalaz: 3 mi
  • Casa de Campo: 3 mi
  • Arturo Soria Metro Station: 3.4 mi
  • Carabanchel: 3.4 mi
  • Ciudad Lineal: 3.4 mi
  • Chamartin Rail Station: 3.7 mi
  • Villa de Vallecas: 4.9 mi
  • San Blas: 4.9 mi
  • Villaverde: 5 mi
  • Vallecas: 5 mi
  • Hortaleza: 5.3 mi
  • IFEMA and Campo de las Naciones: 5.4 mi
  • Madrid Golf Park: 7.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
There are meeting rooms located in the first floor which can help up to 200 people.

Dining

DLs
DLs Restaurant has an original and contemporary a la carte menu, offering market cuisine with creations adapted to every season, allowing guests to combine their dishes to their own tastes, using different sauces and garnishes. This a la carte menu is offered all year round, alongside a Japanese menu of great creativity and quality
Lounge Bar
The Lounge Bar is open from 7.00am to 1.00am seven days a week and until 3.00am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with live performances by DJs and a great variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. There is also a breakfast menu, a la carte menus with day-long service, mini DLs, afternoon tea, etc.
The Restaurant and Lounge Bar have very unique shapes and features, a long bar in stainless steel, black rubber and blue glass, furniture lacquered in red and specially designed to separate the different sections, spectacular lighting on the basis of mobiles made from ostrich eggs and a great screen on which literary texts are projected.
Bocablo
This peaceful and elegant space serves breakfast and snacks by day before transforming into a lively lounge by night.
Atico De las Letras
Located on the seventh floor this bar offers stunning views of the city. At night guests can soak up the live music by a DJ whilst enjoying a delicious cocktail. A special snack menu is available at any time of day.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2010 travelaround
Business
Chicago, IL
Nov 1, 2010

Nice hotel, fantastic location

This hotel is in a great location for exploring the heart of Madrid. Its location on Gran Via means it's a little loud, but that the reality of being in the middle of it all. The rooms are clean and contemporary, internet was included and the price ($189 through [...]) was more reasonable than even less attractive properties. A good choice if you're wanting a nice room in a great location without a complete splurge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
American on vacation
Business
New York, NY
Oct 28, 2010

Great location, excellent amenities

The hotel was in a great location -- near the Prado and other museums, near Retiro Park, easy walking distance to Plaza Santa Ana, Pl del Sol and Plaza Nuevo. Room and bathroom were vary spacious, most rooms had balconies, rooftop bar was outstanding. Restaurant was also great -- you could have a light dinner or a regular meal, a coffee in the morning while you read from their selection of papers. Hotel "lobby" is small and cramped, but everything else was outstanding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Oct 17, 2010

Decent hotel for the price

It is a pretty good hotel for the price. The hotel is located on Gran Via which is walking distance to alot of the landmarks. Our room was clean and stylish. The only bad part was that the room was a little too dark (not enough lighting).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Oct 17, 2010

One of the Worse Hotel Experiences Ever!

Construction during our stay that was not disclosed. Rude staff, plumbing and hot water problems, terrible restaurant, problems with dry-cleaning service, place is in need of a whole new management team. I would not stay here again at any price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Oct 6, 2010

Big room but unenthusiastic service

While the location was convenient, being on a major road meant it wasn't the sanctuary I prefer a hotel room to be. The room and bathroom are large. The shower pressure was a bit weak and the hot water went in and out during showers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of De las Letras Hotel and Restaurante

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wethersfield, CT
Sep 24, 2010

Great all the way around!

We stayed at Hotel de Las Letras for 2 nights and loved it! The location is perfect--just a 5 minute walk to Puerta del Sol and 7 min. to Plaza Mayor. We didn't need to take any public transportation to see the sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were a fine size for Europe--comfy beds, clean, contemporary design. We loved having a beer/wine at the end of a full day on the rooftop!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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