With a smart urban-industrial look and some very reasonable room rates, Room007 Ventura is a hostel that won’t be a secret for very long. Secret, 007, geddit? No? Please yourselves. Anyway, the black and white of Bond’s evening wear looks to have provided inspiration for the colour scheme of the 21-room property in Madrid’s downtown area of Las Letras.
This is definitely Daniel Craig, rather than Roger Moore, tough and functional looking but still with enough style to get the girls (and boys – Ventura has got rooms for both). The old radiator wash basins are a nice retro feature, and the mural paintings aping the old masters portraits add a welcome dash of colour to the proceedings. As is expected these days, the rooms come with all the mod-cons, as well as some more essential ones like cleaning products – very welcome after a day traipsing around in the Madrid sunshine. There’s a bar, restaurant, open air terrace, it looks cool, it’s in a great location… book me two nights in June, Moneypenny.