Madrid, Spain

ME Madrid Reina Victoria

Rates per night from$212.83

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR186.36), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Imposing Iberian icon


City-centre squares

A dramatic façade that dates back to 1919 on the Plaza de Santa Ana belies ME Madrid Reina Victoria hotel's contemporary design aesthetic, complete with a glamorous rooftop bar and boldly coloured lounge. Beneath the historic exterior is a sleek hotel with minimalist bedrooms, sculptural furniture and striking art installations. Once a beloved watering hole of Madrid’s matadors, its sceney bars and restaurant now attract international elite with excellent cuisine and a prime central location.

Smith Extra

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Free parking (usually €28 plus tax), cocktails for two when you purchase lunch or dinner, early check-in and late check-out (if available), and VIP entrance to the Roof Lounge


Photos ME Madrid Reina Victoria facilities

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 $212.83 (€186), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

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. Playstations and Wii consoles available on request.

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 Reina Victoria’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 access to Club Metropolitan Palacio next door (with additional cost), which has hydrotherapy and plunge pools, as well as a Turkish bath and sauna.


Dewy skin is achievable with a trip to the SkinInc 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.

Packing tips

Don’t waste valuable luggage space with fiddly plug adaptors – all ME Madrid Reina Victoria’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.


Dogs and cats (under 10kg) are welcome for a charge of €50 a night. Beds and bowls are provided. Just let the hotel know when booking. 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.

Food and Drink

Photos ME Madrid Reina Victoria food and drink

Top Table

To secure some romantic seclusion, ask to be seated in one of the booths lining the edge of the restaurant.

Dress Code

Although you can wear whatever you like, the fashion-flaunting clientele will be expecting D+G.

Hotel restaurant

Restaurant maestro Tomás Tarruella (of the Tragaluz Group) is behind hip eatery Ana la Santa Restaurant, creating a casual and homey dining room with designer Perico Cortés. Zhuzhed-up Spanish cuisine – crispy squid sandwich with black-garlic aioli, suckling goat ribs with chimichurri and Iberian pork with pineapple chutney, among other tempting selections – is served, with globally influenced tapas plates. The space is airy and leafy, with floor-to-ceiling windows, simple blond-wood tables and an abundance of green plants. Enjoy a tapas or two at the bar, or pull up a chair to savour family-style rice dishes.

Hotel bar

Open in summer, the Roof on the top hotel is thronged by in-the-know Madrileños, with killer cocktails, cushion-loaded wooden sofas and sweeping views of the cityscape. 

Last orders

In typically Spanish fashion, meals are served late, with tapas served until midnight, dinner finishes a little earlier. Breakfast starts at 7am (7.30am on weekends). The Roof is usually open until 11.30pm.

Room service

Meals, drinks and snacks can be brought to your boudoir round the clock.


Photos ME Madrid Reina Victoria location
ME Madrid Reina Victoria
14 Plaza de Santa Ana


ME Madrid Reina Victoria’s closest airport is Barajas International Airport, 20 kilometres away. ( Ryanair has flights from London Stansted, London Gatwick and Manchester in the UK, and across Europe, including Marseille, Oslo and Rome ( EasyJet also connects the capital with various points across the Continent, covering London, Lyon and Lisbon (


Atocha Railway Station is three kilometres from the hotel. It’s the largest railway station in Madrid and the best way to escape to the villages and towns outside of the capital.


Hire a car at the airport if you need one, but driving in the city centre can be hectic. The M-30 and A-6 are the main roads that surround central Mardrid. Use the M-30 Barajas airport, and the A-6 if approaching from the west.

Worth getting out of bed for

If you tire of people-watching in Plaza de Santa Ana and Teatro Español, the diversions of central Madrid are all on the doorstep, including the city’s three flagship museums: the Prado (, the Reina Sofia ( and the Thyssen-Bornemisza ( The Prado is famous for its works by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, and the Reina Sofia museum showcases a predominantly Spanish collection of modern masterpieces.

Local restaurants

Convivial local favourite El Rincón de Esteban (+34 91 429 9289; in the Huertas district is a temple to authentic Spanish dishes, with traditional crowd-pleasers such as Toledo partridge, Galician pork chops and tuna escabeche washed down with a wide selection of hearty reds. Set in a gorgeous historic building in the Plaza Major, La Capilla de la Bolsa (+34 91 521 8623; is worth a visit for the baroque vaulted ceiling, frescoed onyx walls and ever-shifting lighting scheme alone, but the cuisine – a masterly rendition of modern Mediterranean – may even manage to tear your eyes from the fabulously OTT surroundings. Style-conscious gastronomes will be delighted to find Phillippe Starck-designed Ramses (+34 914 351 666; close by. The city’s in-crowd have got their feet in the door and their names on the waiting list – make sure you book at least three weeks in advance if you want a table in the bistro. The more informal area, Petit, overlooking the cocktail bar, is ideal for tête-à-têtes. Europa Decó at the Hotel Urban (+34 91 787 7780) serves inventive Mediterranean cuisine in stylish minimalist surroundings and its Glass Bar is a great spot for an aperitif.

Local cafés

Now into its second century, Chocolateria San Ginés in a little alleyway off Calle Arenal (+34 91 365 6546) is an essential breakfast/post-club stop-off for piping hot chocolate and churros to dip in it. 

Local bars

Once a haunt of Hemingway, Museo Chicote on Calle Gran Via (+34 91 532 6737) is quiet until around midnight, when hordes of cocktail-quaffing Madrileños flock to this classic ’30s bar and hang out until the early hours.


Photos ME Madrid Reina Victoria reviews
Adam Werbach

Anonymous review

By Adam Werbach, Environmental activist

The sounds of John Coltrane waft through the still sleepy Plaza Santa Ana as a grizzled jazz musician performs his own morning soundtrack. Waiters wash last night’s festivities into the gutters, pausing for a cigarette and a friendly wave as we arrive. The hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria, a fantastical white eight-storey marvel, rises from the square, framing the centrally located plaza in its cool white gaze. Jetlagged from the transatlantic journey, Mrs Smith skips up the stairs holding my hand, through the rush of the spinning door, into the breezy lounge. Our vacation has officially begun.

‘Welcome to the ME Madrid Reina Victoria,’ says the olive-skinned receptionist, resplendent in a white flowing dress. ‘Let’s get you right up to your room,’ she says with a mischievous smile. A few steps through the Eames-inspired lobby and we’re in the intimate elevators, heading to the first floor room overlooking the Plaza Santa Ana. The floor-to-ceiling windows open wide to the plaza. A soft wind billows against the gauzy curtains, hinting at a naughty sense of privacy when the thick blackout drapes aren’t pulled. There are six lighting options for the room, including one that’s just called ‘sexy’. The bathroom mirror is etched, ‘Oh, You Pretty Things’ channeling David Bower, circa 1972. We collapse into the bed, eyeing the purple martini bar and soundsystem.

The hotel stands at the precipice of the sights and sounds of Madrid. A short walk down to the Calle del Prado leads to one of the five great museums of the world, sparkling with the works of Velazquez, El Greco, Goya, Bosch, Dali, and Rubens. A short walk in another direction and you’re in Chueca, the backdrop of Pedro Almodovar’s films, a cousin to San Francisco’s Castro District, full of tapas, boutiques and gay culture. Turn another direction and you’re at the Mercado San Miguel, a collective marketplace where individual proprietors peddle their wines and tapas.

Mornings start slowly in Madrid. Most cities are bustling by six or seven, but at eight only the street sweepers and keg merchants are moving. Mercifully the ME’s breakfast stays open until 11am, and most of the guests seem to partake of it on the later end. To talk about any one culinary experience in Madrid is like choosing a favourite child; you might have one but you’d never say it out loud. Nonetheless, the morning breakfast at ME Madrid Reina Victoria, a 30-foot-long table of delights beginning with champagne and ending in the perfect egg, would be in anyone’s contention for a favoured son. We give our room number and a carafe of freshly squeezed Spanish orange juice and the perfect cortado arrives. The cortado – a small shot of espresso and warm, rich milk – quickly prepares you for the mind-numbing morning questions that the breakfast provides. Which of the three salts should I choose, pink, blue or white? What is blue salt anyway? With which of the seven oils should I dress the little green salad I make for myself? How can so many different cuts of meat come from a pig? How do Spanish people stay so thin? Which of the 12 types of bread shall I choose to go with the five types of cheese? It is the fresh and tangy burgos cheese for us. Showing a bit of restraint is a challenge; but this is Madrid, and there is always another meal waiting.

And then we are off on our day, walking through the cobblestone streets, from the Sofia Reina museum to see Picasso’s Guernica to the rush of humanity in Puerto del Sol, where street magicians dress as aliens and prance for children as protestors demand higher wages for public service workers. This is Madrid, a city that drips with love, where people look you in the eye as you pass, where the economic predominance of the past is distilled into a tranquil quality of life for today, and there is always another bar, another museum, another corner.

Finally, we retreat to the ME Madrid Reina Victoria and indulge in a massage at the Spa Metropolitan in the adjacent Plaza del Angel. We walk past pilates-toned locals, peddling off last night’s patatas bravas. We descend a flight of stairs to a candlelit room. We take a brief respite before our final evening begins.

Locals point us to the private elevator on Plaza Santa Ana that leads to the roof-lounge at the ME. We’re there early, so it’s empty, and we curl up outside on a downy white sofa. Mrs Smith has her Tinto de Verano – red wine with a little bit of soda and fruit – and I drink a Cruzcampos beer and stare out at the city before us. The conversations grow louder; joyful men in skinny jeans and long-haired brunettes in wedge heels begin to fill the roof and the beats start to get louder. The moon rises through the roof’s columns. For centuries others have enjoyed this view of Madrid, and we smile softly at each other, feeling like the luckiest people in the world.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in ME Madrid Reina Victoria’s Guestbook below.

We loved

This hotel is in a great location with modern, chic decorations. It's close to some of the best bars and restaurants in Madrid, as well as a close walk to the Parque de Retiro.

Don’t expect

Our arrival was frustrating, as the booking included parking, but on arrival, there was no one from the hotel outside to help us park. Since the hotel is in such a busy area we ended up driving around the city for another 20 minutes until finally someone was outside ready to help us. The rooms were also extremely small, so much so that it was difficult to even open a suitcase. Be sure to ask for a larger room with good views.


Stayed on 10 Oct 2018

We loved

We loved the ME Reina Victoria. Great location, walking to pretty much everywhere. Very friendly and helpful staff too.


Stayed on 11 Jul 2018

We loved

The hotel is well situated for exploring Madrid. The staff speak excellent English, the breakfasts are fabulous and the tapas bar serves very high quality food.

Don’t expect

Total peace and quiet as the rooftop bar is very lively, popular with locals and of course no one goes to bed early in Spain.


Stayed on 16 Sep 2017

We loved

The perfect location in the centre of Madrid. We got a wonderful room with a view and terrace, which was sunny and well equipped. 

Don’t expect

Special food or breakfast. It was very loud as the hotel has a roof bar and disco – especially with the bass vibrating the whole night. Difficult to sleep.


Stayed on 8 Sep 2017

We loved

We absolutely love this hotel and have stayed on several occasions and cant wait to go back again soon. The hotel has a really cool vibe and the staff are extremely welcoming and attentive. We upgraded to a suite with a Jacuzzi on the balcony and felt a little bit like rock stars (certainly worth the indulgence!) Check out the coolest roof top bar in Madrid and restaurant Ana La Santa next door; you won't be disappointed.


Stayed on 13 Apr 2017

We loved

The location and kindness of the team!

Don’t expect

The room is a little small... but location is worth it!


Stayed on 9 Apr 2017

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