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Room Mate Leo
Ranked #11 of 125 Hotels in Granada
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“We all loved this hotel!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

This is a great hotel, located in a very picturesque and gorgeous part of Granada. I traveled here with my wife, three children, (aged 10 - 14) and our friends, another couple with two children (aged 12 - 14).

The lobby is small, but other common areas make up for it, notably the breakfast area in the courtyard and the rooftop terrace with a great view of the Alhambra (see the pic I took from the roof). The rooms are fantastic, very clean and very well-appointed. I travel a lot for work, typically staying in Marriott's, JW Marriott's, Intercontinentals, Hiltton's, etc., and I would not have traded any of those for this great boutique hotel. My room had a balcony opening to the sail-cloth covered street below. Our bed was large and comfortable, and it was as quiet as you could expect from a hotel in a building with so much history and such a great location.

The staff was great, and there was a wonderful woman with an Irish accent making it easy for our group as we all struggle with our Spanish.

I will warn you that finding this place is not easy. This was the only hotel in Spain where my GPS really let me down (Garmin... but my friend's I-phone with Google Maps was equally challenged). Before you go, I'd recommend reaching out to the hotel and nailing down how to drive to the parking lot, which was much easier to find than the hotel itself... which is on a pedestrian street and allows no cars. I might even go so far as to suggest you do a Google street view and simulate driving along the streets close to the parking area. It's not the hotel, it's the old (beautiful) part of the city that represents the directional difficulty.

We took a bus to the Alhambra from the hotel, but others walked, and said it was pretty easy. Either way, it is close and convenient. Same goes for good restaurants with outdoor seating, great ice cream, and plenty of shopping.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It is not only a great value, it is a great hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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HotelRMLeo, Director General at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Dear Sir,

I would like to thank the comments you made about your stay at Hotel Room Mate Leo in this important website as is Tripadvisor.

The whole team is very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Do not hesitate to contact me at leo.direccion@room-matehotels.com whether to return to Granada.

Kind regards,
Miriam Expósito
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

You couldn't get any better value. Centrally located a few blocks from Plaza Bib Rambla; Rooftop terrace had great views and was a great option for taking a break after seeing the city. Visited in July so appreciated the pitchers of water with lemon in the lobby and the fruit available to take. Clean, modern rooms with comfy beds. The breakfast was very good

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelRMLeo, Director General at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments because is very important for all the staff that you enjoyed your days with us.

Kind regards,
Miriam Expósito
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

We stayed here for 2 days during the problems with the air conditioning..it was a shame there was a problem, but stuff like that can happen i guess:)

they offered us a free breakfast and stuff from the minibar...and all that for just 50e a night. It was a little hot at night, but ok. Breakfast is simple , looks like a normal 3 star one.
The room was ok, a small problem could be is that the window of the room was facing the breakfast hall. And it can be loud there in the morning.

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

And the best thing of the hotel is their roof terrace which has an amazing view of the Alhambra!It is a perfect place to come and sit after a night out, and just have a wine on there!Fantastic!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelRMLeo, Manager at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, July 11, 2011
Dear Sir,

We could not foresee the failure of air conditioning and for this reason we think it necessary to acknowledge your understanding by giving you your breakfast and one drink frees.

I thank you for leaving a comment about your stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed our room terrace and our staff.

We hope to attend you at other hotels on your next trip.

Kind regards,
Miriam Expósito
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2011

Central Granada and it was very practical to sightsee all around.
The hotel was modern and it looked nice.

We booked an executive room...
Unfortunately it was not very good when the weather is extremely hot.
Our room's air conditioner did not work so well.
The receiption told that she called the repair service and she told us when it was fixed,
but she never called us and the air conditioner was not fixed.

The receiption does not have much excursion / tour info generally.
If you think that you would join in a tour in Granada without any reservation,
you had better visit an other hotels which slightly is big or popular....

Otherwise the staff at the hotel were very friendly.
3-Stars is suitable :-)
This hotel is recommendable for simple travels.
Breakfast is simple but fine.
Room is also fine
(but the bathroom has no air conditioner and it's too warm when outside is very hot!!).

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelRMLeo, Director General at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Dear Sirs,

I'm very sorry for the inconveniences during your stay with us.

I can assure you that our staff made all the phone calls possible to solve the problem, but we had to wait a piece of the central machine to repair it. We didn't know how many time needed the technician to repair it.

Fortunately, our air conditioning is working in all the hotel now.

We have a lot of information about excursions at the hotel and the recepcionists know all of them, but maybe the problem that our recepcionist didn't tell you something about it. I have spoken with them to solve this point.

We really apreciate your comments because with this information we can improve every day.

Kind regards,
Miriam Expósito
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

This is an excellent hotel right in the centre of Granada very close to the Cathedral yet surprisingly very quiet. The staff are very helpful and the rooms are very sharp and modern and my only moan was that the carpet was stained. The bed was excellent as was the shower and the cooling system very good and quiet. The roof terrace was a great surprise with views of the Cathedral, the Alhambra and the snow top mountains. At only £65 great value and a great little hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelRMLeo, Director General at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, July 4, 2011
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review. We are very happy because you enjoyed our visit in Granada with us.

Kind regards,
Miriam Expósito
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

The room and bathroom were spacious, modern and bright with lots of natural light. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Enda. The view of Alhambra from the terrace on the 5th floor was great. Check out the night view as well. A public laptop was available in the lounge on the 5th floor.

Alhambra is a short bus ride away (or a long walk uphill) from the hotel.

If arriving by bus, take bus #3 or #31 from the central bus station to Gran Via Capilla Real stop (9th stop). Get off and walk in the same direction the bus is heading. When you get to the intersection, turn right (do not cross the street) and continue walking along Gran Via Capilla Real. Turn right at Mesones (there is a Haagen Dazs and Burger King at the corner) and Room Mate Leo is #15 beside a Bennetton store.

Breakfast is only 6,48 euros and offers a good spread.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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HotelRMLeo, Director General at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, June 27, 2011
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you soon in our other Room Mates.

Kind regards,
Miriam Expósito
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

Conveniently located near the cathedral and at walking distance from everywhere else (Alhambra although quite high up, Albaicin). Our room was very comfortable (403), quiet and tastefully decorated with lots of sunshine. When we checked in the room was very hot as the aircon only works when the keycard's in, so we found a trick to keep it cool and left a loyalty card all the time in the room.
Free wifi works v. well.
Good value, esp since we got a 30 days advance booking rate with 20% off (but excluding breakfast)

Don't miss the 5th floor terrace with awesome views on the city.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.

We did not take the breakfast at the hotel, but preferred to mingle outdoor and with locals. Lots of options in the area but it could get as expensive as the hotel breakfast at nearby touristy cafes next to the Cathedral.

Be aware that parking is nearly impossible in the streets; we used the underground public parking recommended by the hotel, at 5 minute walk and paid a reduced rate of 16 euros / day - which was almost the daily cost of our Avis car! It might be an idea to hand over the rental car and pick a new one when you leave Granada.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelRMLeo, Manager at Room Mate Leo, responded to this review, June 8, 2011
Dear Sir,

I would like to thank the comments you made about their stay at Hotel Room Mate Leo. The whole team is very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Do not hesitate to contact me at leo.direccion@room-matehotels.com whether to return to Granada.

Miriam Expósito
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Property: Room Mate Leo
Address: Calle Mesones 15, 18001 Granada, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Centro - Sagrario
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Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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#5 Business Hotel in Granada
#14 Family Hotel in Granada
#17 Romantic Hotel in Granada
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Hotel Class:3 star — Room Mate Leo 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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