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“Good hotel in nice location”
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Room Mate Emma
Ranked #69 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good hotel in nice location”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We come to Barcelona every year at least once. Since we love Eixample and " On Sushi" restaurant we decided to stay in Room mate Emma. We had an exterior superior room which was small but nice. Excellent beds (very important ) .Relatively small rooms no real lobby , restaurant or swimmingpool. So relatively expensive ( we booked late and pais over 200 euro's a night). It wad safe clean and comfortable with especially good beds.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a modern hotel, clean, functional and well located which enables guests to easily travel to local places of interest such as La Rambla street, Palau De La Musica Catalana, the Metro or the port. Clever, happy, knowledgeable and helpful staff work in this hotel with it's interesting colour scheme. The breakfast is superb, catering for just about every taste. The cost of accommodation in Room Mate Emma reflects the touristy atmosphere of the city about mid range for Spanish accommodation. Guests interested in Chinese food should not overlook the nearby Restaurante Chino Felicidad which has superb cuisine at very reasonable prices. Requesting a free upgrade from a standard room may sometimes result in this happening, it's well worth asking.

Room Tip: Ask for a free upgrade from a standard room, sometimes that happens.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at the hotel. This hotel is functional, with a modern design, friendly staff and well placed in L'eixample for walking to attractions or to the metro (two metro stations are very close with links to multiple metro lines). The hotel's location makes it super easy to get around town on public transport or by foot, perfect for exploring this great city. Also the location isn't as noisey as a hotel on the main road so that's a plus.

The staff are fantastic, great restuarant recommendations for dinner. We highly recommend Cervecería Catalana, it would be a sin to miss this experience (see my seperate review on the restaurant).

Wifi is free throughout the hotel and getting on is very easy.

The breakfast was fine for a 3 star hotel and also served to noon (bonus after a long evening), we found something everyday to eat. It's not a huge spread, but then we did not expect this so no worries.

Rooms were comfortable, bathroom very modern, loved the huge shower space and water pressure. We stayed in one of the penthouse rooms with a terrace, got a bottle of chilled cava on arrival (nice touch), bathrobes, slippers, toilteries etc. A very small issue, it would be nice to have an iron + ironing board in the room. But im sure you can call reception to bring one to the room.

Overall fantastic hotel to explore the city, great staff, functional rooms / hotel and fab value for money in comparison to other hotels nearby.

Room Tip: Penthouse rooms with a terrace are well worth the extra bit of money to get a view of the city go by...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Room Mate Emma and we enjoyed every minute of it.
There was plenty on the plus side:

The staff is very friendly and helpful, even though when they were busy checking guests in or out, they always took care of us right away.

The room was very comfortable and we loved the design. Unlike other guests who posted here, we did not have a problem with the bathroom flooding the room - it was a very modern shower and bathroom in general.

Even though we stayed at a room overlooking the street, we were not bothered by any traffic noise and it was possible to darken the room, so no street lights would come in.

The breakfast buffet was one of the nicest buffets I've ever seen. Many different choices of juice, tea, coffee, cereal, fruit, cheeses etc. basically everything you can imagine.

Free wifi is available in the hotel.
The Hotel has a folder prepared with sights and restaurants, bars etc.nearby which is also very convenient.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Elena G, Front Desk Manager at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Mr. Laney_ms;

Thank you for telling us how nice were your stay at Room Mate Emma.

Is very important for us making our customers feel as a friend´s home and as you explained our design,room comfortability, breakfast variety and helpfull staf made you enjoy a marvelous stay and we are so glad about it.

We hope to see you again and we will try make an ever nicer stay.

Elena Gómez.
Front Desk Manager.Room Mate Emma.
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 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, traveled as a couple
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Elena G, Front Desk Manager at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, July 6, 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 May 27, 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, traveled as a couple
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Elena G, Front Desk Manager at Room Mate Emma, responded to this review, July 6, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 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, traveled on business
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Property: Room Mate Emma
Address: Carrer Rossello 205 | Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Room Mate Emma 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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