Room Mate Mario

Calle Campomanes 4, Madrid, Spain, 28013

Price from: £39

Room Mate Mario Junior Suite

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#21 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.7
4.7
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Room Mate Mario

Cool design with real-world rates and a handy location too.

You feel like you’re walking into a hip nightclub – one where you are a VIP member. Designed by Tomás Alia, the Mario combines stark black and white lines with splashes of bold colour. Although located in two handsome 19th-century buildings, the vibe here is totally 21st century.

Location: 

Near the Teatro Real opera house (and Opera metro station), the Mario is on a quiet street a few minutes’ walk from the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, in an area with lots of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Bedrooms: 

The 53 rooms are split between standard doubles and slightly bigger executive rooms, with three junior suites. They are all different shapes and sizes, following the layout of the original rooms in the buildings. Some face the street, others onto inner courtyards, but all are pretty quiet. Rooms in the original part of the hotel have bathtubs, while in the newer section there are only showers. Bathrooms are a bit small but very stylish with grey and white tiles and hairdryers. All rooms have brightly-coloured headboards and desks with Philippe Starck reading lamps. There is free WiFi. Room 102 is an executive and one of two suitable for people with disabilities. Single room 106 is undeniably compact, but cute with it and gives onto a courtyard. All singles have 135cm beds.

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Public areas: 

The lobby is a chic black and white space with contemporary furniture, huge photos of bulldogs and info on cool stuff to do.

Eating and drinking: 

Buffet breakfast is served until noon in a bright, modern room giving onto the street. No other meals are available but there are dozens of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Service: 

Young staff are friendly, helpful and efficient.

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Who stays there: 

Trendy people who don't really differentiate between work and leisure.

Price advice: 

Book as far ahead as possible to get the best rates. Breakfast is six euros.

Pros: 
Great value for a design hotel
Central but quiet street
Cons: 
No room service or restaurant

More information on Room Mate Mario:

Price from:
£39
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Calle Campomanes 4, Madrid, Spain, 28013
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Opera

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