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Room Mate Pau
Ranked #49 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a great hotel. Decor feels fresh and clean. Bed was sooo comfortable. Close to everything. Staff very friendly and helpful. I agree with what someone said in an earlier review that the breakfast area looks like a school cafeteria. Although the outside of the dining area is very cool. Breakfast very average but adequate.
This hotel has a nice feel about it. I would defineately return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank deborahjane865
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carlalorente, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Pau, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Dear Deborah,

Thank you for you comment. We are happy to know you had a nice stay. We are redesigning the bar/breakfast area, so I am sure that when you come back you will like it!

Regards from all the team,

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Highly recommended. Great location, rooms are comfortable, roomy, with much light. Breakfast is good and staff is oh so friendly. And then there is the cool factor, which is so very cool. The room-mate chain is consistently good, and this PAU location is no exception. I would not consider any other hotel in Barcelona. Just perfect

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank GuyMguy
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carlalorente, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Pau, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Dear Guy,

Thank you for your such nice comment! We appreciate the time you spent writing your opinion.

All the team hopes to see you soon !

Best regards,

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I quite liked the hotel, my wife didn't. It was mid priced at approximately £600 for 5 nights but on arrival we paid to upgrade as the Deluxe Room we booked was rather small so we paid an additional 25 Euros a night for a balcony.
First the good points:
The location is excellent if you want to be in the hub of transport links and La Ramblas.
The room, despite being in the centre of the city was very quiet.
The king sized bed was very comfortable.
The air conditioning worked a treat.
The female Receptionists were first class, without exception amongst the best I've come across.
There was a safe and efficient fridge
Despite what others have said, I thought the breakfast spread was good with excellent coffee despite being out of a machine, several juices (varying quality) and water, Banana milk shakes some days, scrambled egg, unappetising fatty continental bacon, Frittata, cold meats and cheeses, rolls, croissants, yogurts, fresh fruit etc.
There is a Deutsche Bank a few minutes walk away next to Hard Rock Cafe to draw out cash from an ATM - I didn't like the look of the ATM machines nearer to the hotel.
There is a supermarket next door for stocking up on wine, snacks etc at a reasonable price
Transport links Hop On Hop Off/ Airport bus are literally around the corner
What wasn't so good:
The room was on the small side
The washbasin was in the room and the shower/toilet didn't really give privacy.
Our shower head wasn't working properly but in fairness, they mended it.
The dining area for breakfast is like a school canteen.
The courtyard where you can eat breakfast had no tables and chairs so you ended up hunched over breakfast that was both uncomfortable and not pleasant for eating.
It was chic over comfort and I didn't feel there was anywhere in the hotel you could just chill
Trying to be ever so trendy, each bedroom has a copy of the Declaration of Human Rights!
We spent two days on the official Hop On Hop Off bus and it was excellent value. We also enjoyed some squares a few moments off La Ramblas for drinks in the evening. There are some reasonable restaurants nearby. The port is about a 30 minutes stroll down La Ramblas.
There were lots of positive points about the hotel but if we returned to Barcelona, we would go for something more traditional and comfortable but I can see how it appeals to many people.

Room Tip: Go for a room with a balcony. Standard and basic deluxe rooms are on the small side.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Bob1949
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Upon arrival to Room Mate Pau we were thrilled to be told we were being upgraded to their top suite! We had booked the Executive with Terrace as we were travelling on our honeymoon, but this made to a great start to our time in Barcelona. The room itself was immaculate. You can tell the hotel takes pride in their appearance plus the funky design of the room was a treat. The two person rainfall shower was amazing as was our private spa on the balcony. The bathroom was spotless - helps that the hotel is fairly new, but haven't seen a hotel in Europe like it.

The girls on front desk were so lovely and helpful. The breakfast which was included wasn't the variety, but was more than enough to keep us going for a few hours. Added bonus was that they were able to provide me gluten free breads, cereal and cakes upon request which definitely is a big plus for me!

The staff were able to help us with any request we had and more than happy to go above and beyond.

The location is great, walking distance to La Ramblas and situated right in the hub of it all.

Would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Barcelona and recommend to anyone. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Spring for the extra to stay in the Suite. Couldn't get any better!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Karen M
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carlalorente, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Pau, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Dear Karen!

Nice to hace news from you!Thank you very much for taking your time to write your opinion, absolutely this will help us to improve on our service.

Please feel free to contact us when you plan to visit Barcelona again! You can e-mail us pau.jrecepcion@room-matehotels.com

Hope to see you soon,

Best regards from all the team

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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful rooms and patio - in real it looks even better then the pictures on their web site ! nice breakfast with great esspresso machine ! Their stuff is the best ! They were so helpful and kind , they helped us when ever we needed . Best location , 1 minute from Catalunia square .
Warmly and truly recommended !

1  Thank Adi D
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carlalorente, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Pau, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Dear Adi,

Thank you very much for you kind comment. We are pleased to know you enjoyed in Pau and Barcelona.

Best regards from all the team!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We choose this hotel based on its location. It is situated north of Las Rambles and the Gothic District. Our room was located in the back of the hotel, so the noise from the street was diminished. The attendants at the front desk all spoke English and were very helpful with directions and with recommendations for restaurants, bars and music venues. Our room was spacious for a hotel in Europe and clean. The design of the room was modern with plenty of storage. A breakfast buffet was included with our room. This consisted of cheese, ham, yogurt, assortment of cereals, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, pastries. The hotel bar was closed during our stay for renovations. We would stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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carlalorente, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Pau, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Karen and Gregory,

Thank you very much for spending time writing your comment.

We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay in Pau, our location and our city.


Best regards from all the team,

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

very enjoyed this place when I went with my daughter last year. The location is great, not too crowded entrance. Staff were very friendly and recommended us very good places to go. The breakfast was basic but satisfying. We were very glad we chose this hotel

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank poi t
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carlalorente, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Pau, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Poi,

Thank you for writting this comment. Is really useful for us to improve our work ang give a good service!

All the team wishes to welcome you very soon,

Best regards,

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Address: C/ Fontanella 7, 8010 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#22 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $94 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Room Mate Pau 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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