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Hotel De las Letras

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Hotel De las Letras

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The name Hotel De las Letras pays homage to the world of literature and to pictograms as the primeval elements of written language.

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Hotel De las Letras pays homage to the world of literature and pictograms, as the first elements of written literature. Its walls are decorated with silk-screened texts of different authors, such as poems, extracts of essays or short stories.

The building is included in the city's heritage register and dates from 1917. It was created by architect Cesáreo Iradier as the home of the Count of Artaza, and was renovated for use as a hotel in 2005 by architects Virginia Figueras and Franco Corada.

It comprises 109 rooms, the De las Letras Restaurant, Lounge Bar, BOCABLO, Ático de Las Letras, the Library, the Gym and the DL's Function Rooms.

The furniture in the rooms was designed and made exclusively for the hotel: pure wool hand-woven rugs with exclusive designs, linen curtains, colours, fragrances... Everything is delicate, warm and very comfortable.

Every room in the hotel is a truly special space, thanks to its high ceilings, wooden windows, great natural light and oak wood flooring. Different colours have been used in each floor, contrasting with the colours of the silk-screened texts and depending on the different levels and categories of rooms, terraces, balconies and galleries.

The cuisine served at Hotel De las Letras is contemporary, made with fresh seasonal market produce. The menu changes twice a year. The wine list is updated with each menu change, and always seeks to provide an excellent price/quality ratio.

It is a four star hotel, part of the anima hotels group.

Just a few steps away from De Las Letras, guests will find three of the world's most renowned art museums.
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. "Works of art constitute a common territory for artists and spectators that facilitate our relationship with others and with surroundings that we do not perceive as alien to us".
  • Museo Nacional del Prado. The valuable Royal Collection, the origin of this museum, was started in the 16th century, during the time of Emperor Charles V, and continued to grow until the present day, becoming one of the world's major, most visited museums, housing "the greatest concentration of master works per square metre".
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza. The Villahermosa palace houses the Thyssen collection, considered one of the world's most important collections. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers a tour of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century.

Travel Agent Reviews

Review date:   May 20, 2013 2:52PM
Review:   Recommended for: Deluxe

Pros: The location of the Hotel De Las Letras has no rival. It is such a great area. The theme of this hotel is writers....yeah brush up on your Cervantes. Rooms are all unique and modern. Very comfortable and hip! Good food and drink....I love their restaurant!

Cons: Can be a bit pricey.

Travel Agent:  
Tom Smith, Tom Smith Travel   Tom Smith
Tom Smith Travel
Portland, OR US

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