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“Good value for money in good part of city”
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Room Mate Emma
Ranked #75 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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“Good value for money in good part of city”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Basic, clean & good value for money in a nice part of Barcelona - not too touristy, near to many bars & restaurants, and walkable from all the 'hot spots'. Recommended for a weekend stay to the city. Very helpful staff who will recommend good eating places etc.

Room Tip: Some rooms have an internal window. Ask for a room with one to outside although it may be noisier!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elena G, Front Desk Manager at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Dear Strings72;

First of all,Room Mate Emma´s staff wants to thank you about your comment, It is so important to improve our service and check the stay of every client.

Is so nice to read your stay were nice and you consider Emma well located, clean with a marvelous staff.

We wish to see you again on your next visit at Barcelona.

Kind regards.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We enjoyed our stay in room mate Emma.

The rooms were clean and nicely decorated; breakfast was tasty and there was lots of choice.

It is well located if you don't mind walking; about half an hour walk from the Ramlas and close to metro station if you don't.

Taking into account location, price and décor we felt this was a good value hotel in central Barcelona.

Room Tip: We paid extra for a room with a window; not sure this added anything.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elena G, Front Desk Manager at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Dear Helen & Gareth;

Thank you for you kind opinion about Room Mate Emma.
Is great to know you have enjoyed your stay with us.
As you explained, our location is very close walking to everywhere, and we are so happy you loved all about us.
Please, if you decide return to visit Emma or another Room Mate, we would be so pleased to accomodate you.

Kindest regards.

Elena Gómez.
Front Desk Manager.Room Mate Emma
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London
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

It's in a great location to see the sights, and is on a quiet street. The hotel looks nicely decorated throughout and the staff are very welcoming and speak great English. The buffet breakfast is what you'd expect, the spanish omelette and bacon are particularly good. The room is a nice enough size, the bed comfortable, however the overall finish is a bit poor - grouting over the tiles, soap dish falling off the wall, and the walls are paper thin so if you're a light sleeper don't be surprised to be woken up by the nocturnal activities of other guests. Still for the price it's a good hotel to stay in for a few nights, and there are plenty of great restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Room mate Emma was exactly what a hotel should be. Clean, very comfortable and large bed, great shower and free wifi. Although the rooms are groovy, it's not like a fancy hotel so there's none of the luxurious stuff like bathrobes, lounge suites, room service etc. that you really don't need. Just a nice simple hotel, centrally located from which to explore Barcelona
The staff are super friendly too!

My only minor complaints are:

Breakfast starts at 7.30 am which is too late for an early person like me
There is no full length mirror in the room, in case you want to make sure you look smart

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stayed here in May 2013, very nice room, kingsize bed, wifi, everything very nice, couldn't be better.
We had a full breakfast that was very tasty, eggs, bacon, cheeses, meats, juices, coffee, tea, and more.
The staff was super friendly and helpful. We have stayed in the RoomMate in Madrid, and this was equally as nice.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed there in May 2013. The room was small but adequate and clean. We did not have a 'view' as we were not facing the street but that was ok for us. Free wifi worked but was sometimes painlully slow. Nice modern design throughout the hotel. Breakfast was until 12.00 which was great, staff in general very helpful. Not close to the Rambla, was about 15 to 20 mins walk, but metro station was only 1 min walk away, very convenient.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Donetsk, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Spent 5 days in early May and found this hotel acceptable but somewhat lower than I expected. What I liked:
- friendly staff, was very helpfull whatever issue was adressed
- nice design
- breakfast hours (until 12!)
- 24/7 shop next door

What I didn't like:
- View was the biggest disappointment because my room on the 6th floor was facing a concrete wall which was only 5 meters from our building. I expected more for EUR 200
- First night internet didn't work, thouhg it was fixed afterwards


Location of this hotel is good for exploring La Gracia and Diagonal, but you have to be prepared to walk 20 minutes to the historic ceter and the sea. For me this location was ok because this area has less tourist crouds

Room Tip: Ask for a street view - rooms are smaller but you will not face a wall!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#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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