Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via  4 stars

Gran Via, 11, Madrid, Spain, 28013  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

De Las Letras Hotel dates back to 1917 when it was built and the public areas have retained original detailing like mosaic tiles. Rooftop bars are very popular in Madrid and this hotel was the first to have a rooftop bar. Needless to say, the rooftop bar is great, but the entire hotel is excellent, with individually styled rooms that have writer’s quotes written on the walls.

Verified Reviews:

  • Spa was a delight - Excellent steam room - Sauna and hot pool - Not a place to take the kids
  • Near to metro, shops, many restuarants - Jacuzzi on the balcony - Morning buffet is excellent
  • Good hotel - Rooms are very clean - Bed is very large - No tea/coffee making facilities
  • Located directly on gran via - Modern design - Staff was very friendly - Recommend it to all
  • Location is very convenient - Bathroom is large - Great value for money - Would stay there again


The 4-star De Las Letras H&R Hotel is situated at Gran Via in the centre of Madrid. There are lots of cinemas, museums, theatres, monuments and other sightseeing places like Puerto del Sol, Plaza Castilla, Plaza Mayor et Puerta del sol, Plaza de Cibeles around the property. Also Edificio underground station is next to the venue.

This decorated with motifs related to the world of art and literature 19th century building was totally refurbished in 2003. The vanguard interior of Virginia Figueras is encrusted with old-fashioned carpentry texts from the famed Pablo Neruda.

All 103 exclusive rooms having high ceilings, large windows and a different color theme are featuring phone, air-conditioning, bathroom, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and free computers for guests' use. Hotel facilities include a spa centre with hydromassage Jacuzzi, sauna and professional massages and comprise a library with a wide range of books and a large reading room. The lovely terrace offers a unique view and cozy restaurant is ideal to relax and enjoy fresh atmosphere.

De Las Letras H&R is a perfect accommodation for those who wants to visit the exciting Spanish capital city.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   103.

City Center Madrid - 1400 ft
Airports Barajas (MAD) - 8.9 mi
Train Stations Atocha's Train Station - 5000 ft, Estacion de Chamartin - 3.7 mi
Underground stations Chueca - 1400 ft, Sol - 1700 ft
Restaurants La Barraca (cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish) - 300 ft, Mercado de la Reina (cuisine: Spanish) - 200 ft
Beaches Bolonia Beach - 3000 ft

Dining options

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs EUR 18 per person per night. 

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Cloakroom
  • Garage
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Steam bath
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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        Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Puerto del Sol
          1000 ft
        • Downtown
          1400 ft
        • Plaza Mayor
          1700 ft
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          1700 ft
        Places of interest
        • Edificio METROPOLI
          400 ft
        • 1400 ft
        • Plaza Mayor et Puerta del sol
          1400 ft
        • Plaza de Cibeles
          1400 ft
        • La Puerta del Sol
          1400 ft
        • El oso y el madroño
          1400 ft
        • Palacio de las Cortes
          1400 ft
        • Plaza Castilla
          1400 ft
        • Casa del Ratoncito Pérez
          1700 ft
        • plaza maria soledad acosta
          1700 ft
        • Fuente de la Cibeles
          1700 ft
        Shopping areas
        • El Corte Ingles
          1400 ft
        • Fnac
          1400 ft
        • cortylandia
          1700 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
          700 ft
        • Museo Postal y Telegráfico
          1700 ft
        • Thyssen Bornemiza Museum
          1700 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Congreso de los Diputados
          1400 ft
        Underground stations
        • Chueca
          1000 ft
        • Sol
          1400 ft
        • Callao
          1700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • La Casa Encendida
          5000 ft
          Ronda Valencia, 2, Madrid
        • Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
          5200 ft
          Goya 26, Madrid
        • Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande
          1.0 mi
          Calle de San Buenaventura, 1, Madrid
        • Palacio De Cristal
          1.0 mi
          Parque Del Retiro, Madrid
        • National Anthropology Museum
          1.0 mi
          Calle Alfonso XII, 68, Madrid

        Near the hotel

        • Iglesia de Las Calatravas
          700 ft
          Calle Alcala 25, Madrid
        • Sala Alcala 31
          700 ft
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        • Houdini
          800 ft
          C/Fuencarral 21, Madrid
        • St. Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando)
          900 ft
          Alcala, 13, Madrid
        • Iglesia de San Jose
          1100 ft
          Calle de Alcala 43, Madrid
        • La Latina
          1200 ft
        • Prado Museum
          3000 ft
          Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, Madrid

        Restaurants Nearby

        • La Barraca

          68% likes this, based on 661 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
          Price Range: USD 28 - USD 55

          300 ft
          Calle de la Reina 29

          Phone: 91 532 71 54

        • Mercado de la Reina

          65% likes this, based on 331 reviews
          Cuisine: Spanish
          Price Range: USD 21 - USD 48

          200 ft
          Calle Gran Via, 12.

          Phone: +34 915 21 31 98

        • La Gloria de Montera

          60% likes this, based on 359 reviews
          Cuisine: Spanish
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 22

          400 ft
          Calle Caballero de Gracia, 10

          Phone: +34 915234407

        • El Tigre

          67% likes this, based on 376 reviews
          Cuisine: Tapas
          Price Range: USD 20 - USD 26

          400 ft
          Calle Infantas 30

          Phone: 0034915320072

        • Petit Comite

          73% likes this, based on 197 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar
          Price Range: USD 42 - USD 49

          300 ft
          Calle de la Reina, 15

          Phone: +34 915217552

        Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via Reviews

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        Average guest rating

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        • Couple

          The terrace, the bar, the location, the size of the room

          Twin bedroom instead of a Kingsize one. The breakfast is not very good and is quite expensive. I recommend to take it outside.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The hotel is in a beautiful historic building, but the rooms are entirely modern. I loved the brightly colored walls, the hard wood floors and most of all the comfortable bed and bedding. The location is great.

          I chose the hotel in part because of its terrace, but when I arrived, I was told that it was closed for renovation. That information should have been posted.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The room was very clean and we loved the bar (excellent music!) where we had drinks every night.

          Lack of double-glass windows! We got a superior room on the 2nd floor, overlooking the back alley, nevertheless there was still too much noise during the night especially due to ambulances and police cars.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Everything was awesome! The hotel is located in a wonderful area of the city of Madrid, right between the areas for shopping and cultural/entertainment tourisme (museums, parks and historic downtown), at walking distance. The employees were very friendly and the facilities were modern and, at the same time, historical. Excellent experience!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Stylish design, clean & comfortable room, spacious & clean toilet. Breakfast With fresh Food. Recommended to all.

          Lightning should be more.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Good location, large comfortable Contemporary bedroom. Especially loved the roof bar for views and ambiance, frequent visitor!

          Pool not available for use

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Room was excellent and very comfortable, plus Gin and Tonic in the bar was superb

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Nice people, great location, good rooftop bar, very comfortable rooms.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The location really couldn't be much better, the hotel is very clean and it's a nice looking building surrounded by several others that are equally nice :) would definitely use this hotel again and recommend to others

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Staff were, as ever, fantastic - pleasant and helpful. Love the hotel as the location is great - very central and the rooms are nicely designed with some strong colours. Second time I have stayed here and I will be back there again in a few weeks. I use this hotel for both business and leisure stays whenever I am in Madrid.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We stayed at De Las Letras for three nights in June, 2011. Although the hotel was undergoing major rennovations we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Staff was extraordinarily helpful and cordial; room was one of the best we've visited in Europe (and we go there often). Large, quiet, clean and well appointed and the price point is perfect. Very well located--can walk to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor in 15 minutes. I would rate the restaurant as fair to good (had only one meal); the buffet breakfast was elaborate but a bit expensive for our tastes. We ate breakfast at bar which offers a very nice continental breakfast for 5 Euros. (Starbucks fans will find one within 150 yards) If we return to Madrid we definitely would stay there again.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The room was a spacious on the corner of the building, giving a a view of the Gran Via. The linen was a crisp white and the housekeeping standard good. Even though the hotel was undergoing some refitting in the lobby area the disturbance was kept to an absolute minimum. The concierge who checked us out was very good and made up for some of the difficiences mentioned below.

          The bathroom seemed to have had disabled persons toilet supports added as an after-thought, making use of the toilet inconvenient. This was quite strange because the large bath had no such supports and was difficult for even a normal person to get in and out of. Apart from one of the bar staff, the general attitude of the waiters was 'take it, or leave it'. Each of the two nights we were there we wanted to take a drink at the pretty roof top bar, but each time they were so off-hand and unhelpful we had to resort to other places. On reflection, I think it is a place geared to younger people, as they seemed to have no problem in getting attention. No coffee or tea facilities, but well- stocked mini-bar.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Stylish, spacious and comfortable hotel. Loved the orange room 301 and the funky rooftop bar. The hotel is in the middle of where its at and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

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        • Single

          All as mentioned, at Q1, I have asked specific direction and floor while booking and it was fully fulfiled.Location is great!!

          I would sugest add self made coffe set (water heater, sugar, tee)

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        • Older travelers

          The customer service and the staff were appalling, they were rude, unhelpful and generally not interested in the guests, it was like we were an inconvenience instead of the customer. I would not recommend this hotel.

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