Room Mate Laura
What We Love
- Top location close to the Teatro Real, the Royal Palace and the boutique-lined Grand Via
- Every room has a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave and a range
- Colorful theatrical decor throughout
- A bounty of buzzing bars and restaurants in the area
- A switched-on concierge staff
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast is served until noon each day (for an additional fee)
What To Know
- This Jetsetter Flex Sale allows for cancellations within the hotel's standard policy
- In summer, guests can use the small swimming pool at the nearby Room Mate Oscar for an extra fee
- The hotel doesn’t have a bar, restaurant or gym, but what it does have is an action-packed neighborhood right on its doorstep
- Ask for a room facing the courtyard if you’re a light sleeper
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Tomás Alía, one of Spain’s most prominent designers, has transformed a typical 19th-century apartment building into a loftlike space reminiscent of a Williamsburg warehouse. The 36 guestrooms at Room Mate Laura are artsy and modern, with avant-garde furniture, feature walls depicting Spanish queens, blackout blinds and crisp white beds. All are spacious and bright and feature small kitchenettes, neat tiled bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some have small balconies, while others have windows in the eaves looking out over the rooftops. On-site facilities are limited to a small breakfast bar (served until noon each day), but the surrounding streets are packed with every variety of place to eat and drink you can think of.
In the Area
This corner of Madrid has been home to the theatrical crowd for the better part of four centuries, and it still has a cool bohemian vibe. When you’re not gawping at the Royal Palace or shopping the Via Grande, sniff out the area’s best tapas bars; try Casa Toni for garlicky mushrooms, beer-battered squid and an authentic old-school atmosphere, or head slightly north to Puerta del Sol and the lovely little Emma Cocina for a light, modern take on traditional Spanish plates. For an art fix, check out the Prado, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which features works by Joan Miró and Juan Gris. For a change of pace head to the Hammam al Andalus Madrid, a candlelit den of hot Arabian baths built atop a century-old well in the Almudena neighborhood.
How to Get There
Spent 3 nights here - managed to see most of the city on foot - very well located for museums, plaza mayor etc. Quiet surrounding roads and very friendly service. Comfortable bed, blinds and AC to keep cool.
Great hotel in a superb location. Excellent room across two floors with beautiful decor and character. Great views from the balcony of city life. Staff welcoming, informative and friendly. Breakfast was perfect with a good selection of all the food you could wish for (decent coffee too). Top Hotel
Loft room allowed extra space. Very convenient location for all the obvious sights, appreciated willingness to hold our bags until late evening and a brilliant brekky to set up for the day. All in all an excellent choice
We had a very warm welcome and a comfortable stay for 5 nights.
Breakfast was perfect, offers good coffee and a wide choice of cereals, fruits, eggs, cheese... And all this until noon! perfect for night owls.
The location is quite in the center of Madrid, we did all our excursions by foot: Reina Sofia, El Prado, Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, Chueca quater.
Of course this is not a place deadly silent, but we always felt very safe.
The staff were very charming and helpful at any time: ¡muchas gracias!
My wife and I were greeted warmly by Manuella who was so very helpful and nice during our stay. After checking us in she took a local map and circled points of interest and how best to get there. She also helped with restaurants and booked a taxi for us to the airport. Marta who worked at night was also very friendly and helpful with advice. Our room was nice and comfortable with a good buffet breakfast and the hotel was less than a 10 minute walk to the Royal Palace and Cathedral. We were also able to walk to the Prado & Thyssen art museums and Retiro park in 30 minutes or less.