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
Lovely modern rooms and very friendly and helpful staff in an excellent location. Breakfast is appealing and set in a cosy area. It is very close to a number of good bars and restaurants as well as the hop on hop off bus route.
I had to cancel my travel plans last minute due to the recent Catalan protests. This was after the cancellation date/time. They were understanding and did not charge me for the stay. Look forward to staying there when I come to Barcelona in a few months.
We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights and could not have been more satisfied with the choice. First location, you are basically within walking distance to many of the Barcelona highlights and less than 5 minutes away from several metro stations. As a result you can really reach any destination including train stations for day trips with amazing speed and convinience. The room is not large, but has anything you could wish for including a great shower with a rain head, a very comfortable bed, a mini bar, and ample closet space. Breakfast buffet is excellent with a variety of food and a daily special, so you don't have the exact same thing every morning. Staff was also very helpful, especially on our last day when we had to get to the airport exactly when the protests started.