Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy (III)
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: Hotel Me Madrid Reina Victoria – Holding court on one of Madrid's most dynamic plazas
This hotel commands the main attention on the Plaza de Santa Ana, a terrific plaza filled with historic and modern bars and cafes.
Opposite the hotel is the Teatro Español, an important 19th century landmark.
The Hotel Victoria was built between 1917 and 1923 as a combination hotel and department store. As a hotel it was once a modestly priced place and a meeting point for bullfighters.
In 2006 it was renovated and turned into one of the most luxurious places to stay in Madrid. Its interior, management, and setting on Santa Ana make it worth this splurge if you want one place that has it all, including live music on the rooftop terrace.
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: Hotel Meninas – A charming hotel on an uber charming street
Minimalist and modern, this new hotel is in a 19th century building near the opera house, Teatro Real (Royal Theater). The Teatro too was built in the 19th century during Isabel II's reign.
Calle de Campomanes also is home to a great restaurant, Retaurante Chic, at no. 5, and a great multi-language bookstore, Petra's International Books at no. 13. And just around the bend on an easy stroll is the royal palace.
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: La Vera Hostal – Near Plaza de Tirso de Molina and El Rastro flea market
La Vera Hostal is in the building that once belonged to Los Duques de Santoña and is a 19th century structure in the middle of old Madrid.
It stands in the heart of the area where the Rastro flea market unfolds every Sunday and from where you can hunt for that treasure to take home as a classy souvenir of Madrid.