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“A great centrally located hotel in Barcelona”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Room Mate Emma

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Room Mate Emma
Ranked #78 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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“A great centrally located hotel in Barcelona”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

This hotel is an excellent value for the money. The building and rooms are sleek, modern, and very comfortable. The staff is incredibly helpful. The best feature of Emma in my opinion though is the amazing breakfast. This is the best hotel breakfast I've had in Europe and at 6,50 Euro, as bargain that can't be beat.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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PepeFuxa, Director General at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 17 February 2013
Dear Customer,

All Emma's team is really thankful for the comment you have made about you stay in our hotel.

We are very happy that you had a pleasant stay in Barcelona and we are also glad because you enjoyed and value positively the service we offer. Your beatiful words referring to our breakfast service as one of the best you have had in Europe make us feel really happy and motivate us to continue working hardly to help our guests to enjoy their stays with us.

Please, feel free to contact us again if you ever decide to return to Barcelona. It would be a pleasure to help you out with anything you may need.

Kind Regards,

Georgina Albarrán
Acommodation Manager of Room Mate EMMA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

i stayed here for 4 nights in mid January. I rented an deluxe double that did have an operable window on the street. The building is new enough, that when the window was closed there was NO street noise. As an architect, I found the "futuristic" decor in this boutique hotel a bit overwhelming and already a bit dated. The deluxe double was adequate for one person .. though I suspect for two it would be a sleeping room only ... there is no room for an overstuffed chair to relax and read. The staff were exceptional !! Quite knowledgeable and helpful in making restaurant reservations, suggesting that the bus would be a better way to visit Parque Guell, and more. My breakfast was included in the room rate .. and was quite fine, although again the futuristic decor in the breakfast room, similar to that in the bedroom, was not relaxing. Location great, and room rates seemed to be quite fair.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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PepeFuxa, Director General at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 17 February 2013
Dear Guest,

All EMMA team is really grateful for the comment you have made about your stay in our hotel.

We are very happy to know that you liked and enjoyed our hotel facilities and services and above all that we really thank you for the nice words you have dedicated to our staff and its work.

We are very glad to know that with our advises and daily functions we have contributed even just a bit to make your stay in Barcelona a bit nicer.

Plese feel free to contact us again whenever you decide to return to Barcelona. It would be such a big pleasure for all the team to welcome you back again in EMMA.

Best Regards,

Georgina Albarrán
Acommodation Manager of Room Mate EMMA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

We stayed here for two nights just after Christmas.

The location is good, easy to get to by bus from either the train station or bus station, although it is about 12 stops. It's easy to walk into the main attractions and you can access the Metro lines very easily too, which also allows you to get to and from the airport (via the station) easily.

The room seemed rather small, and although we were glad to avoid facing the street, this meant that we had the delights of an inner room with no windows and some glass tiles to let in the limited natural light. We found this made us feel quite trapped, but it lessened if you kept the curtains closed.

Bed was fine, bathroom small, but fine. Wifi worked well. But, as others have said, the blue light that was constantly on was a major problem during the night. Between the blue light, the red light from the smoke alarm and a green light from the TV, I found it all rather uncomfortable. It may not bother others, and it might seem nippy, but it annoyed me.

Overall, the hotel was fine enough, but nothing very special. It was clean, and the staff were very friendly, but I found it lacked comfort. It might be stylish, but it was a bit too self-conscious. The location is the best thing about it, and the price represents good value in Barcelona, so we would think about going back, but I'd be concerned about the sleep quality.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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PepeFuxa, Director General at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 17 February 2013
Dear Customer,
On behalf of the entire team of Room Mate EMMA we would like to convey our sincere thanks for dedicating your time sharing with the rest of tripadvisor users your experience in our hotel.

These reviews and suggestions really help us to learn which are the impressions from our customers and that encourage us and help us to continue improving to achieve excellence in our work and offer our clients a nice experience during their stays in our hotel.

If you ever decide to return to Barcelona it would be a pleasure to all of our team to welcome you back in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Georgina Albarrán
Acommodation Manager of Room Mate EMMA
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

If you want a good, comfortable, clean room, in a modern environment, do not need to have all the extras of a 4 star hotel, this is a good choice.
We had booked 3 nights, but the first night it was full. So they sent us to the sister hotel - Room Mate Pau, more central - for that night. Apologized during the 3 days!
Very helpful and the bed is quite comfortable.
But do not expect a great lobby and extras.
Good price for what you get.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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PepeFuxa, Director General at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear Customer,

As the acommodation manager of Room Mate EMMA and on behalf of all the staff I would like to thank you for sharing the experience of your stay in our hotel with the rest of tripadvisor users.

We apologize for the inconvenience you suffered during your stay and we really wish you enjoyed and had a nices stay with us despite of all.

Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you ever decide to return to Barcelona.

Kind Regards,

Georgina Albarrán
Acommodation Manager of Room Mate EMMA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

My husband and I stayed at Room Mate Emma Barcelona between 12/24/12 and 12/28/12. We had reservations to stay at a different hotel between 1/2/13 and 1/4/13, but we decided to cancel those and return to Room Mate Emma. Why?

Location. The hotel's location could not be beat, less than a block from a metro station on a quiet street (by Barcelona standards) in a safe neighborhood that was close to many tourist sites, restaurants, and shops. We walked from the hotel to the Sagrada Familia, Barri Gotic, most of the Gaudi-related sites. We even walked back from Barcelonata (about 30-45 minutes) one beautiful afternoon. At the same time, we felt extremely safe in the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood.

Price. The hotel's price was excellent, relative to its location, the level of service provided, and the facilities. I have stayed in many places in Europe, and Room Mate Emma outshone most other hotels in terms of the quality-price ratio. The breakfast, at 6.90 euro, was a great deal as well. It was well-stocked with a good variety of breakfast foods, including various types of eggs, cheeses, breads, fruits, drinks, etc... As a plus, breakfast was served until noon each day.

Staff. The hotel's staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I am used to cynical, smart-aleck service when in Europe. But at Room Mate Emma the staff is friendly and goes of their way to help guests and make them feel at home. For example, I asked one morning about the brand of orange juice served (which was quite tasty for being bottled), and a staff member took the time to bring out the bottle to show me the brand.

Rooms. The rooms were clean and offered bright, interesting design. Rooms also have a little fridge where you can keep your beverages and snacks cold. The rooms also had a built-in speaker system. If you have a double-sided 3.5mm cord you can even plug your iPhone, iPod, or other music player into the system. That was particularly useful for me, as I sleep with a white noise maker when I travel; I was able to have the white noise surround the entire room. I found the rooms to be a bit on the warm side (probably because other guests were cranking the heat). If you have trouble sleeping in overly warm rooms during winter months, make sure to get a room with a window that you can open at nights. Otherwise, you can probably get away with a window-less room, especially if you visit BCN in the winter, when it is likely to be dark by the time you return to your room anyway.

Sleeping conditions. I am a light sleeper, so I take this very seriously. I found the bed to be satisfactory and the sheets, and pillows to be quite comfortable. The hotel was quiet, for being in a major European city. I had no problems sleeping, noise-wise.

If (when!) I return to Barcelona I plan to stay at Room Mate Emma again!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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PepeFuxa, Director General at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear Monica and Daniel,

On behalf of the entire team of Room Mate EMMA we could just dedicate a big THANK YOU to you for the nice, beautiful and special comment you have made about your stay in our hotel.

We really appreciate you enjoyed your stay from the beginning to the end and we are so happy you value positively every detail of our hotel, from the location to the design, the cleanliness and confort of our rooms,our breakfast but beyond of all that we are happier and most gratefull because of the nice words you have dedicate to the quality of our service. Knowing that we have contributed to make your stay a bit nicer motivate us to continue working and improving.

All the team wishes you keep us in good memory and it would be such a huge pleasure to welcome you back whenever you decide to return to Barcelona.

Best Regards,

Georgina Albarrán
Acommodation Manager of Room Mate EMMA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed at Room Mate Emma hotel from 24.12 to 01.01. The hotel struck me as very modern, stylish and clean. The staff was always friendly and helpful and the room was cleaned daily. In the room there is a tv, radio and a fridge, and I absolutely loved the design solution of the bathroom! In fact, now and then some noise from the street could be heard in the room but it did not bother me at all, because we spent each day 'touring heavily' and by night we were so tired we did not care about the noise(and it was not that loud anyway). By and large, Room Mate Emma was a perfect place to return to after an exhausting day of sightseeing - the ambience is so pleasant and beautiful. I advise this hotel to everyone who appreciates modern design and efficient staff. For me this hotel was an unforgettful experience and it made me want to visit more hotels of this chain.
Muchas gracias por hacer nuestra estancia en Barcelona inolvidable! Fue un placer pasar tiempo en este hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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PepeFuxa, Director General at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Dear Olga,

On behalf ot the entire team of Room Mate EMMA I would like to thank you for taking your time to explain to other tripadvisor users your experience in our hotel.

All of our departments try to work hardly every day to improve and provide our guests with a pleasant and unforgettable stay so we are very happy to know that in your case we helped to make it happen specially during this special occasion you shared with us as Christmas time has to be.

Please do not hesitate to contact me whenever you decide to return back to Barcelona. It would be a huge pleasure to all of us to welcome you back in EMMA.

Best Regards,

Georgina Albarrán
Acommodation Manager of Room Mate EMMA
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Property: Room Mate Emma
Address: Carrer Rossello 205 | Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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#36 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#50 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#115 Family Hotel in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:3 star — Room Mate Emma 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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