Need to know
192, including 12 suites.
Noon, but you can leave later for a fee of €10 an hour. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $161.61 (€143), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (€25 each).
As a guest, you can pamper yourself silly at nearby Club Metropolitan Palacio at a discounted rate. There’s a wide range of classes (Pilates, yoga, Zumba and then some), and a menu of massages and beauty treatments.
At the hotel
Library, DVD/CD selection, free WiFi throughout, valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, minibar, Aveda toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Book one of the Mode suites for people-watching panoramas over Plaza de Santa Ana or Plaza del Ángel (request one overlooking the larger Santa Ana for enchanting views of the Teatro Español). Several of ME Madrid’s suites belong to ‘the Level’ – a sort of VIP category that gives guests access to Nintendo Wiis, Nespresso machines, a private lounge and a door-opening, guest-list-securing concierge service. Of these, the two-tiered, two-terraced Tower Suite is the most spectacular – it’s situated at the top of the hotel and looks out over the rooftops of Madrid. The Aura Rooms are on the small side, and only have views of the interior patio.
There’s no pool at the hotel, but guests get a discount at Club Metropolitan Palacio (€12 a person, each day for use of the spa; entry to the gym is free for guests), which has hydrotherapy and plunge pools, as well as a Turkish bath and sauna.
Dewy skin is achievable with a trip to the SkinC Supplement bar on the first floor, where therapists apply serums and compile bespoke skincare regimes. In the basement there are treatment rooms for massages and high-tech body refinement.
Don’t waste valuable luggage space with fiddly plug adaptors – all ME Madrid’s rooms are fitted with international power sockets. And there’s no need to worry about a soundtrack to your stay; preloaded iPods are available to borrow.
The hotel is non-smoking throughout.
Pets are welcome for a charge of €50 a night. A dog bed, Fido-friendly extras and an exclusive menu are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Madrid.
Cots are free for babies, but older kids will need their own room. Babysitting can be booked a day ahead for €20 an hour. There’s a children’s menu in the Midnight Rose restaurant.