Carolina Ramirez Herrera

Totem

  • Where:
  • Why:Extended work trip.
  • When:March 2019
  • Who:Me + a Bestie.
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Totem Buenos dias Totem Hotel!

Buenos dias Totem Hotel!

Totem Beautiful staircase details.

Beautiful staircase details.

Totem I'll take this to go please.

I'll take this to go please.

Totem Texture envy.

Texture envy.

Totem Loved the modern tropical vibes at the bar.

Loved the modern tropical vibes at the bar.

Totem Lobby/work space nook.

Lobby/work space nook.

Totem When you get in way too early.

When you get in way too early.

Totem Loved having a real balcony and natural light.

Loved having a real balcony and natural light.

Totem Taking in said balcony and light.

Taking in said balcony and light.

Totem On the smaller side, but just as inviting.

On the smaller side, but just as inviting.

Totem Mini Bar treats, nothing complimentary though.

Mini Bar treats, nothing complimentary though.

Highs & Lows

  • Location is superb and exactly where you want to be in downtown Madrid. Rubbing shoulders with high end and high street shops alike directly on your doorstep.

  • The interiors are stunning, the blending of textures throughout are serious design / home inspo (give me allllll the wallpaper!) and the restored 19th century staircase in particular added warmth to the modern, urban feel.

  • The common areas definitely cater to the modern-day business traveler, both lobby bar and adjacent chill area are great to set up shop and get some work done before hitting the town.

  • Loved that the rooms had mini balconies, always YES to natural light!

  • Rooms may be tight for those who don’t travel light as they are definitely on the more traditional European side [read: small]

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Downtown boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Chic, urban design meets old-world brass accents.

  • Location

    Excellent location, in the middle of Madrid’s trendy fashion district, Salamanca.

  • Rooms

    64

  • Music

    Not that I recall...

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    The hotel was designed by Corium – a design housed based in Barcelona.

  • Health & Wellness

    No pool, Yes to gym (although given its location, rather get your steps outdoors and exploring the city!)

  • Restaurant

    Yes, although my foodie hit list was too long to dine in-house this trip

  • Bar

    Yes and definitely an after-work spot for Madrilenos.

  • Minibar

    Yep. Loved the artisanal pistachios and peanuts to snack on.

  • Children

    I’d leave them at home, the lobby and common areas were a mix of cocktails +laptops.

  • Price

    Great value for price and more importantly location.

  • Tel.

    https://www.totem-madrid.com/en/

  • Website

    https://www.totem-madrid.com/en/

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