On a cool morning, Plaza Santa Ana is a quiet memory of the previous night. The plaza houses chairs stacked in the four corners, as servers prepare for the lunch ahead. ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel is the most dazzling building facing Plaza Santa Ana. The building features pillars with wings and wheels. It is a grand white testament to Madrid’s 19th century historic past. Interestingly, the hotel used to be a destination for matadors.
ME Madrid staff
Upon entering, delightful staff say, “Hola, como esta?” with great smiles. Plus, the staff is there to help with restaurant recommendations in Madrid as needed. If the restaurant is in the nearby plaza and they are not busy, they may even walk you there!
ME Madrid lobby
The lobby contains sleek blue velvet couches, leather chairs, and black shaded lamps. Candles sit together in a black display on the wall and a black and white chess set lays on a table nearby. The wall includes brickwork of various sizes and orientations, similar to tetras shapes. A large glass wall divides the space with plants filling the sectioned off room.
ME Madrid rooms
ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel is set up in a rectangular shape with standard Aura and Vibe rooms facing each other on the interior. All of the rooms feature 99% natural ingredient body and hair products infused with orange citrus or mountain tea. An upgraded Mode room with a view, includes a larger space and a view of Plaza Santa Ana. For more luxury, style rooms on the 6th floor include personalized service from the staff and a King bed. Deluxe Energy rooms include stunning large balconies to people watch in the evenings or to enjoy private room service brunch in the mornings. A Style suite includes a lovely living room. Finally, the ultimate Chic suite has full length windows and Madrid views from multiple angles.
One note, the rooms with a view of the Plaza are sometimes rooms with noise throughout the evenings. Spanish and visitors alike sit and laugh in the plaza bars while listening to lively musicians.
ME Madrid rooftop bar
In the evenings, ME Madrid Reina Victoria’s 7th floor rooftop is a really fun place to be! The rooftop interior is like a greenhouse garden with twinkle lights that hold white potted plants. A big plus, a live DJ plays cool house music in the dark wood bar. Well-dressed locals and visitors, primarily from Europe, come up to drink cocktails and see the red tiled roofs and city views.
ME Madrid dinner
Additionally, Ana la Santa restaurant staff serve dinner in a separate section of the rooftop facing a church. The servers seem to love their jobs and are happy to talk about Madrid with you. Ask for their knowledgeable wine recommendations. For a starter, try the grilled green asparagus with romesco sauce, a traditional Catalan sauce with nuts and red-peppers. Taste the popular beef tenderloin entree, brought out on a mini charcoal grill, with creamy béarnaise sauce on the side. Furthermore, the atmosphere is romantic with the sunset views, yet lively with the music in the background. Whether you are there with friends or a partner, you can’t help but feel uplifted in this ambient setting.
ME Madrid breakfast
In the mornings, enjoy room service on the balcony or go downstairs to the other lovely restaurant filled with plants, a bookshelf, a bullhead, sculptures, and glass doors that open to a view of the moped lined street. Be aware, breakfast may be an additional cost depending on room choice.
Conclusively, ME Madrid Reina Victoria becomes a more delightful experience the more days that you stay. Carefully chosen white accents create calming minimalist rooms. People on the rooftop are ever changing, yet continually European cool. Finally, the lively energy of the Plaza Santa Ana location contrasts with the sophisticated refuge of this chic hotel.
To book your stay at ME Madrid Reina Victoria:
Go to the MELIA Hotel collection or call 855-260-7052.
Location: Plaza Sta. Ana, 14 28012 Madrid, Spain