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
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
Hubby and me just arrived home after a lovely stay at the Laura Mate. Happy and very helpful staff. Thank you Javi for your advice during our stay, invaluable. We had an upgrade which was fab. Suite was clean, tastefully decorated, good shower. Continental breakfast was more than adequate with a good choice. Take ear plugs tho light sleepers. Laura Mate is in great location for tourist spots but roads can be noisy first thing in morning and late at night. This wouldn’t stop us returning. The perfect pad whilst staying in gorgeous Madrid.
These hotels have been an amazing find! We stayed at Room Mate Anna in Barcelona and are now enjoying a night in Madrid at Room Mate Laura. The staff is beyond friendly! The family rooms are spacious and very clean. The location of these hotels is centrally located and the price is right. I cannot say enough and we plan on staying at other ones we find on our future travels. Thank you so much for making our first vacation in Spain such an unforgettable one! Here is a note we received in Madrid.
We would really recommend this hotel - it is ideally situated, the rooms are well designed and decorated and the staff could not be more helpful. It is a half an hour walk from all of the main central sites. We would stay in this hotel again and are currently looking at others in the Room Mate chain for our next holiday.
We were upgraded to a room with no extra charge
We received a free mobile rafter and a ticket for the train, the receptionists are very professional and courteous and help with everything with patience and professionalism. The hotel is located in the center and close to all attractions within walking distance and close to a number of metro stations. Delicious food. Clean hotel. Excellent service.We will certainly recommend to all our friends about the excellent hotel
Great hotel! Excellent location, walking distance from every site. Big rooms, very clean and the most important- the reception staff was so nice! They helpped us with anything we askked for and gave us so much infirmation about the city! One of the best staff i have ever met, specially Emanualla, that we also made the reservation to the hotel with her.
The breakfast is great, and the breakfast room p is very pleasant.
Excellent value for money!