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“Good place to stay in Madrid”
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Room Mate Mario
Ranked #45 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Lubbock, Texas
1 review
“Good place to stay in Madrid”
Reviewed 14 June 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Room Mate Mario during our trip to Spain. The hotel staff are very helpful, friendly and professional. Our room and bathroom were clean and the bed was great. The location is also very good -- it is close to the main train station in Madrid. In addition, if (like us) you are interested in the museums and other sightseeing spots in the old city, you can walk to most of these places from this hotel. For instance, we never had to use a cab or a train (except to get to the airport) even though we were out of the hotel throughout the day each day.

We did not eat at the hotel restaurant (we wanted to explore places in the city) but we did have breakfast in the hotel once and it was very good. In any case, there are some great places to eat within walking distance of the hotel. Overall, a good place to stay while in Madrid.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Mario, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay in Room Mate Mario.

We are very glad to hear such a nice words about our location, breakfast, room and helpful staff (I will share your comments with the entire staff).

It will be a real pleasure for us to host you in our hotel again, and if your require any help with a new booking, please, let us know.

With kind regards

Nora Arrizurieta
Front Desk Manager
Room Mate Mario
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Just 50 metres from Opera metro and the bus terminus to three routes and within an easy walk to so many of the tourist sights this hotel is in an ideal spot. The hotel is a no frills boutique style and the staff are extremely helpful. The public areas very clean and our room spacious and spotless but you could see that there were signs that this hotel will need a little refurbishment in the near future. Breakfast (which was included in the price) was good.

Room Tip: The street is fairly quiet so don't be frightened in taking a room overlooking the road.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Mario, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear Martin,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to comment on your recent stay at Room Mate Mario, and we are very happy that overall you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you very much for your remark about our locations , staff and cleanness.

We very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Best regards

Nora Arrizurieta
Front Desk Manager
Room Mate Mario
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Manchester
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Reviewed 7 June 2012 via mobile

Excellent location on quiet street 50m from Ópera metro station. Rooms are on first and second floor of several buildings making it a bit of a warren.

Whilst there is a lift, there is a short flight of stairs to some of the rooms so be sure to mention on booking if you require disabled access.

We stayed in a junior suite. Decor is minimalist white with modern boutiquey elements such as blue lighting around our bed area. Bathroom was clean and smart but slightly annoying that sink was outside the bathroom. Some might find this room annoying for hair and makeup etc. with this layout and small mirror without decent lighting above.

Free wifi a definite bonus but annoyingly times out very quickly and requires full log in each time. Would not allow kindle to connect either as kindle browser would not support login screen.

1 free bottle of water (glass one not in fridge). We were given a voucher for free cocktail and spring roll at Room Mate Oscar if we visit there.

Room well equipped with plenty of sockets, sensibly sized safe, excellent air con and fridge large enough to hold some of our bits. Plenty of storage. Extra pillows. Bed very comfortable. Our room looked into an inner courtyard and was pretty quiet.

Certain elements reveal its more budget price with quite basic soaps etc. 'Design feature' of recessed bedhead makes it very easy to bang your head. Holes in the leather sofa.

We did not have breakfast as there are plenty of cheaper places nearby.

Staff speak English and were very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Mario, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear guest,

Thanks for choosing us for your stay in Madrid.

We welcome your comments about the location, free wifi, comfortable room and service.

Do not hesitate to taste our delicious breakfast in your next stay, from 07:30 til 12:00!!! The best choice in the center of the town to get the energy that you will need in a new day in Madrid!!

Hope to see you again very soon.

Nora Arrizurieta
Front Desk Manager
Room Mate Mario
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Having stayed in the sister hotel, Alicia, a number of years ago, I was worried that the place may feel a little dated. I needn't have worried. At EUR 100 a night on a Thursday (including breakfast!) and located right in the best part of town, Room Mate Mario ticks all the right boxes. We only stayed one night and might not choose to stay there for a week, but for a weekend away, we had no complaints.

The rooms are big and fresh; the bed was hard, but comfortable. The receptions areas were smart and the welcome friendly. Think of it as the best simple hotel you could hope for.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank UKOzEire
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, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Mario, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear Guest.

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to comment on your recent stay at Room Mate Mario.

Thank you very much for your remarks about location, room and our friendly staff. It´s important for us to hear from our Customers and your positive comments (“the best simple hotel you could hope for”) will help us with our continuing effort improving the service quality.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Best regards,

Nora Arrizurieta
Front Desk Manager
Room Mate Mario
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The hotel is in a great location, clean, has modern decor and a friendly staff. Only two complaints-the wifi was not consistent and we required a new password everyday which was a little annoying; the plumbing allowed the smell of sewage to come through the bathroom so we had to close all the drains and keep the door closed.

Room Tip: We paid 10 euros extra to be upgraded to a bigger room, the rooms right off the main street were sti...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Enniskerry Ireland
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Excellent hotel, great location, lovely and freindly staff, rooms very modern, clean and functional.

Room Tip: Rooms are quieter on the inside or to the back of the hotel, but I would rather ask for a room to th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We liked that Room Mate Mario isn't right in the middle of the action, yet very conveniently located - everything we wanted to see and do in Madrid was within walking distance. We found the hotel neat and tidy in general; the service was efficient and friendly; our bed was very comfortable; and we felt the breakfast deal was a perk (it was included in the offer we took up).
Just two niggles: 1. Although outside noise wasn't a problem at all during our five-night stay, the interior walls are paper thin - and few guests bothered keeping it down when arriving or departing at night. 2. The shower was quite cramped, and the glass partition wasn't up to scratch - somehow the water seemed to go everywhere BUT down the drain. No matter how careful we were, the bathroom floor always flooded. The hotel seemed pretty full at the time so we didn't want to be demanding and ask for another room, but it's the kind of thing that would need attention in the long run. If we returned - and we hope to if they continue to offer such good value - we'd ask for a room with a bath.
Tip: there's a great little second-hand bookshop called Petra's just up the road if you're after a good read in just about any language. (Be nice to the cat - apparently he's the boss.)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Room Mate Mario
Address: Calle Campomanes 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#52 Business Hotel in Madrid
#54 Family Hotel in Madrid
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Hotel Class:2 star — Room Mate Mario 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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