Room Mate Pau
What We Love
- Buzzing location close to Las Ramblas and La Barceloneta
- Minimalist white-on-white guestrooms
- Cool city views from the upper floor suites
- The indoor/outdoor dining room serves breakfast every day until noon (for an additional fee)
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Catalunya metro station is a three-minute walk away, and the bus to/from the airport stops at the end of the block
- There's no bar or restaurant on-site, but there are plenty of eateries in the neighborhood
- Street noise isn't really bothersome, but the rooms facing the inner courtyard are the quietest
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
A block from Plaza Catalunya in downtown Barcelona, Room Mate Pau is within strolling distance of the street artists and flower stalls of Las Ramblas, the chic cocktail bars of La Barceloneta and the upscale boutiques on the Paseo de Gracia. Designed by lauded local architect and interior designer Teresa Sapey, the 66 guestrooms are clean and modern, dominated by white with playful splashes of color and chic dark wood bathrooms. The upper-floor suites also feature terraces complete with Jacuzzis and views of La Sagrada Familia. Breakfast is served every day until noon, either in the colorful dining room or on a terrace dotted with sculptures.
In the Area
For an art fix, visit La Pedrera, one of Gaudí’s most avant-garde creations, with its decorative rooftop terraces and great views of the city, and the Museu Picasso, to see a variety of works by the Spanish master, including early sketches as well as more famous pieces. For incredible food head to Montiel Espai Gastronomic, a romantic stone-clad restaurant in the alleyways of the Born and one of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. To see the city from above, take the cable car to Montjuic, the big hill that looms over Barcelona, to check out the national art gallery and the Olympic stadium. At night, start with drinks at Ginger, a voguish wine and cocktail bar with a film noir vibe, before bar-hopping to La Vinya del Senyor, where you can work your way through the extensive list of Spanish and Catalan wines until the wee hours.
How to Get There
We only booked a one night stopover following a cruise and wished we had stayed longer. Although we have been to Barcelona before, we really enjoyed this hotel re the service, the staff and breakfast. In addition it is well located, modern and a relaxing environment. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay much longer next time.
This hotel is very quiet while right in the hub of Gothic area/La Rambla activities. Transportation for most anywhere in Barcelona and neighboring day trips is readily accessible.
The rooms are very functional and the beds are very comfortable. The available buffet breakfast is a bit pricey, but substantial and is high quality. It would be a plus to have more than instant coffee in the rooms (Nespresso or other)...similar to that available in the breakfast buffet for a price..
The staff members were kind and patient with our touring questions!
Our room was quite nice and the included breakfast buffet was really extensively provisioned and quite good. The hotel is within easy walking distance of several sights including the Coliseum. The staff was very nice and helpful and nicely for us spoke English!
We would recommend this hotel without reservation.
We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a trip around Spain. I greatly enjoyed the personality of our room and the thoughtful design. In particular:
1) It seriously annoys me when there is zero storage in hotel rooms - this was the opposite with clever places to put all of our toiletries out of the way. Even though the room was a tad small, it never felt that way. I could tuck everything away so easily
2) front desk staff was warm and friendly
3) Bed (king) was so comfortable with great pillows. Both my tiny self and my larger husband slept incredibly soundly.
A tip: I heard a lot about Barcelona pickpockets. I didn't want to wear a money pouch as I felt weird digging into my pants in public. Also wanted to be able to carry other things with me like sunblock, map, etc. My solution was a cross body bag with a luggage lock on the part where I kept my valuables. The trick is to NEVER put it down, even at your feet. Always wear it so they can't grab the whole thing and run. The luggage lock keeps pickpockets from getting to your money while you are wearing. Worked well for me.
Super location and also 100 metres from a2bus airport transfer
Bus 5.90euro run every 5-10mins
Clean, tidy and spacious room very contemporary design which continued throughout the hotel. All the staff very friendly and helpful.
Quiet room comfy bed! Air con god and not loud.
Nice selection of toiletries and white fluffy towels.
Breakfast served from 7am till noon yes noon!
Continental Breakfast also comes with Scrambled eggs, baked beans, bacon & small sausage and a nice selection of bread this was a bonus.