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Room Mate Oscar
Ranked #55 of 438 Hotels in Madrid
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Used this hotel for an overnight stay breaking a motorbike journey from Bilbao to Malaga. It was easy to get to using sat nav. There is ample parking immediately outside front door for unloading. An advance enquiry via the hotel website about parking resulted I them advising there was no on street parking but hotel Oscar guests get 15% discount at a nearby underground pay park. As it happens dozens of motorbikes park in the square outside the hotel (staff advise police remove them overnight about once per week) so I parked in a free on street moto bay of which there are a plethora without issue.


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Much larger than I was anticipating and compared to other capital cities I consider to have found a real room only bargain. Breakfast served till 12noon was great value at €7.95 for extensive buffet style. On arrival I was told I could not pay the €10 access fee for hotel guests to use the roof top pool but when I saw the size of it when having a sunset cocktail up there I completely understood they need to restrict access to prevent overcrowding and the fee seems to me a fair way to do this. I recommend anyone wanting to use the pool on arrival day make a reservation by email prior to arrival

Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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T_Lopez_RM, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Oscar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Dear John,

First of all, we are very happy to read you got safe to Málaga, we are already missing your beautiful motorbike outside the hotel!

Thanks very much for your words and taking your time writing this review.

Hope we can welcome you again soon,

Best regards from all the team!

Támara López
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

This hotel is beautifully designed, in a great location and good value.
We enjoyed our stay here in a junior suite which included a couple of trips to the rooftop pool and bar.
The room was huge and visually stunning but the designer had prioritised looks over practicality e.g. there is no headboard on the bed which is in the middle of the room, so your pillows fall behind he bed, the couch takes up a large space but has no back support so you can't sit on it for long, and the toilet doesn't have a proper door so you can hear what's going on in there from the bed!
Also be aware you have to pay 25 euro per day to use the pool, which is fine if you want to hang out there for hours, but makes it uneconomical if you just want to have a quick swim.
Breakfast was nice and the staff were really friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Having stayed at Room Mate sister hotel (Mario) we learnt about their roof terrace, so intrigued we hopped across town to check it out. What awaited us, simply completed our stay in Madrid. Cruise ship esque waiting staff, head to toe in white, providing willing lounger service whilst we dangled our feet in the pool watching to our right the Sunset illuminate the Madrid skyline and to our left the rising moon, momentarily both in unison, a perfect end to the day & one that will remain in our memories

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Jason H
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T_Lopez_RM, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Oscar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Dear Jason,

Wow, it actually sounds unbeatable!!

We are really really glad to read you loved our roof top and most of all, it completed your great stay in our big bro Mario,

Hope you can come to Madrid in the early future and meet Oscar from head to toe!

Best regards from all the team (hotel and terrace)

Támara López
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Stayed at Room Mate Oscar for 3 nights whilst in Madrid as part of our trip around Spain. We generally pick our hotels based on their design and location and Oscar was no exception.

The design is interesting, modern and trendy. The lobby sets the scene with its amazing feature walls, lighting and cool white sofas, and the location is central and ideal for exploring all that Madrid has to offer, on foot.

We booked an executive room, which was large and nicely furnished, with lime green features contrasting with the crisp white walls and bedding. The bathroom was a good size too, and the walk-in shower hot and powerful.

The roof-top bar was ok, good views but a bit pricey and the service very slow. Reception staff however were great and spoke good English.

Location in Chueca was awesome - lots of bars, restaurants and funky shops in the surrounding streets, and within walking distance of many of the main galleries, museums and plazas.

Great way to end our trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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T_Lopez_RM, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Oscar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear SuperTim69,

First of all we would like to thank you your words about your stay in Oscar.

We love to hear our guests have had a nice experience besides enjoying the city,

Hope you had a nice trip back down under!

Best regards from Room Mate Oscar,

Támara López
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place. Excellent location. Very friendly staff and great clean rooms.
For the price this is amazing.
You'd probably want to be on very good terms with who you share your room with. The frosted glass toilet and shower is not the most private !! Would absolutely stay again. Didn't realise you need to book a spot at the pool so make reservations with front desk early !!

Stayed: July 2014
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T_Lopez_RM, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Oscar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear stuartSydney,

If I could write the little faces with hearts as their eyes from whatsapp, I would!!

Thanks a lot for your nice words from the hotel and most of all from its people,

We would love to have you again in Oscar some day, best regards from all the team!

Támara López
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I have been coming to Madrid regularly since 2008, and have stayed at Oscar every time, and every time, it exceeds my expectations. It is in a brilliant location, minutes from Gran Via, and very close to 2 Metro stations. One can easily walk to casual or fine dining, drinking and shopping, and the great museums are also very walkable. The rooms are very cool, modern, and comfortable, with terrific bathrooms and amenities and fantastic AC. The breakfast room has a great view over the square and the breakfast itself is generous and would satisfy all tastes.The pool deck on the roof is nothing less than spectacular. This is my favourite hotel in the world and I always feel like coming home when I stay. Many thanks to the great staff that keep making this happen.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Steven S
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T_Lopez_RM, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Oscar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Steven,

Your review, your words are just... awesome!!

Thanks for choosing us every year for your stays in Madrid, thanks for being so loyal and also thank you for taking your time to write this review which hopefully will help other travellers to choose Oscar for their visits,

Best regards from all the team and see you next year!

Támara López
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

If you want to stay in the middle of the action in Madrid . you are in the right place . this hotel is in the center of Chueca where the Madrid nightlife happens . The hotel is small but upscale with excellent and high end decoration and rooms of a good size , flat screen tv , free wifi, well stocked mini bar, beautiful bathrooms, comfortable beds and pillows , modern and minimalistic. The staff is helpful and the breakfast have a good selection. we stayed only one night i cannot talk much about other facilities like the pool or the gym . But i will recommend this hotel as a good option in Madrid.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pethabmia
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T_Lopez_RM, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Oscar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Pethabmia,

Thank you very much for your evalution of the hotel,

We are so glad to read you had a nice stay with us, it is a shame you had just one night though!

We look forward to welcoming you again some day,

Best regards from all the team,

Támara López
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Address: Plaza Pedro Zerolo 12, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chueca
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Business Hotel in Madrid
#64 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#139 Family Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: £71 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Room Mate Oscar 3*
Number of rooms: 74
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