Room Mate Oscar
Travel Blogs from Madrid
... grass and next thing, we had a restaurant on a lawn in front of our hotel. However, it did not belong to our hotel. Waiters scuttle happily across the road from restaurant to open-air tables. We've experienced this in more than one city. I noticed this in Barcelona as well: not a sign of a restaurant – heavy roll-down doors cover the exterior, and then suddenly, everything opens up, tables and chairs are carried out on to sidewalks and voila! restaurant ...
... including being just around the corner from their version of Times Square (which happens to be beautiful old buildings with no flashy advertising and the only thing that really resemble one another are the CROWDS of people swarming the open space). We found a spot for our first tapas and beer and enjoyed some of the the local fare including a gazpacho shot, croquettes and grilled octopus. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we realized we didn't have ...
Well day trip to Toledo. Of course the day started with breakfast .. I could fill this whole page with a description about breakfast choices. After swearing to myself that I would not over eat at breakfast today. Have to say I need to go to the confessional to seek forgiveness for my sins. The breakfast was even better than yesterday ( and we have the same maze of choices to navigate tomorrow). Oh my gosh!!!!! ...
... boring, but we did learn that if you are an American Indian you get to visit for free to repay you for your stolen lands. Not much of a trade..In front of the palace is a statue of King Philip IV, credited with building the Royal Palace. It's made of bronze and standing on his hind legs - a technical feat in its day, made possible with Galileo's calculations and by using the tail for support. ...
... a bit like a Crema Brulee but with more of a consistency like ice-cream. I chose “Albondigas” which is a portion of meatballs and absolutely love the way the Spanish prepare them. (Eugenio’s mum makes the most awesome albondigas I have ever tasted.) The waiter thought that this was hilarious. In fact he found it so hilarious that when went to the same restaurant later that week, as we walked through the door he pointed at me and shouted “Albondigas!”. Fame at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Room Mate Oscar Madrid
Verdient einen Mini-Oscar
Ein wirklich witzig ausgestattetes Boutique-Hotel in dem etwas rauen, aber belebten Chueca-Bezirk. In diesem chicen Teil von Madrid gibt es viele Bars und Restaurants. Vom Oscar ist man sofort beeindruckt, wenn man den Empfangsbereich betritt. Das Personal ist freundlich und jung und passt zum Design des Hotels.
Unser Zimmer war eine monochrome Vision, mit riesigen nackten Torsos an der großen Wand - alles sehr geschmackvoll. Auf Knopfdruck verwandelte sich die verspiegelte Wand hinter dem Bett in ein beleuchtetes Kopfteil - wie bei Barbarella! Das Zimmer war geräumig, viel Stauraum, u.a. ein Laptop-Safe und viel Platz zum Aufhängen von Kleidern.
Die große Dusche war mit Armaturen bester Qualität ausgestattet, der separate Toilettenraum war geräumig. Leicht irritierend war lediglich der Doppelrollenhalter, der bei jeder Benutzung auf den Boden fiel.
Minuspunkte: Ein bisschen laut, da die Türen der Nachbarn laut ins Schloss fallen. Die Aufzüge sind recht klein und ein bisschen langsam. WiFi gab nach einigen Tagen den Geist auf.
Pluspunkte: Ausgezeichnete Lage. Gutes gemütliches Frühstück. Sehr viel Stil! Entspanntes Personal. Komfortable Betten, Lampen und Ausstattung bester Qualität (Handtücher und Bettwäsche sind ausgezeichnet). Niedriger Preis (obwohl es sich um ein Einführungsangebot handeln könnte).
We're fans of Oscar!
Somehow I came across this hotel for my 2-day trip in Madrid and found the price was a bargain. Rate included a great breakfast, served in a very neat room overooking the square outside.
Front desk was so friendly and helpful with all our questions, very professional and service was up to my American standards.
We went up to our room, modern decorated in black and white. Pretty big, but no view, so we called the front desk to relocate us, and within minutes we were in our new and beautiful room colored in a light green and white. The design and setup were very cozy and spacious. Great bed, pillows and linens were chosen with great care! Liked the green apples beside our beds.
Large desk for our laptop and free internet access.
THere was a neatly decorated bathroom and shower, the water pressure pampering.
Located in the center of town with access to anywhere you need by foot! The best part is the quiet location on a square with little noise.
Did see the hotel was doing construction but it didn't effect me in any way at all! Didn't hear noise. Just saw them working during breakfast near the dining room.
Room mate oscar is a great find and made my stay in Madrid so pleasant. A great break away from the busy streets.
Love that breakfast on the weekend as till 12! Where do you see that in a hotel?
Would definitely go there again if the rate stays the same or stays in that price range!
Wish they had a Room Mate in Barcelona!
Nos alojamos del 1 al 4 de novimebre y sufrimos "UNA SERIE DE CATASTROFICAS DESDICHAS" que no esperábamos experimentar en un hotel de diseño, calidad 3* y recientemente inaugurado. Como parte positiva, diré que la habitación era muy amplia y con buenas vistas a VAZQUEZ DE MELLA. La situación es inmejorable. El primer día el ascensor no funcionaba para descender, con lo cual tuvimos que bajar por las escaleras desde la 5ª planta en varias ocasiones. La puerta de cristal de la ducha estaba algo vencida, por lo que no cerraba del todo, provocando el vertido de agua. Ruidos extraños de cañerías en frecuentes momentos del día y de la noche. La ventana de la habitación no se abría, por lo que el ambiente resultaba algo cargante. El sábado nos quedamos sin agua caliente en todo el hotel, teniendo finalmente que ducharnos con agua fría. El buffet del desayuno era poco variado y no reponían con la rapidez esperada, quedándose incluso sin bollería 3/4 de hora antes de cerrar. A pesar de presumir de diseño, el comedor tiene un estilo tan frío y poco acogedor que transmite la sensación de estar en el interior de una nave nodriza alienígena, hacíendote dudar si en lugar de ser el comensal, acabarás siendo devorado por alguna criatura extraña propietaria de dicha nave. A pesar de que nos compensaron con el 35% de descuento, no creo que volvamos.
Un fin de semana con Oscar..
Mi estancia en el hotel room mate Oscar fue estupenda y muy agradable .Quizas lo que heche en falta fue el servicio restaurant ,tambien e de recalcar que los techos me parecieron un poco bajos sobretodo teniendo en cuenta que muchas personas sufren de claustrofobia y les puede resultar agobiante. Por lo demas todo genial ,bien situado ,buen gusto en la decoracion ,limpio ,se desayuna fenomenal y el personal es muy agradable .Mi critica hacia ellos es muy positiva y con ganas de repetir en el hotel ,ademas economicamente no es demasiado desorbitado.Asi que si tienes pensado pasarte por madrid ves a hacerle una visita a Oscar ,seguro que lo recordaras muy gratamente ..
Excellent location...hotel looks like a swank night club
we booked our room through the hotel website and got the best deal available. the location is amazing, right in plaza vasquez which is easily accessible by the gran via or chuero metro stations. the hotel staff was very friendly and spoke english. they were able to help us book airport transfer easily. the main shopping area is just up the street from the hotel. you can walk to all the main madrid attractions with the palace being the furthest at under 20 minutes. the breakfast was good too, breakfast room was awesome. the floors are all done in different colours. ours was lime green. the decor is modern and cool. the rooms are huge by european standards. i would definitely stay here again. the location is safe. free wireless and ac all year round.
La atencion y las instalaciones son agradables y muy correctas
La decoracion ambiente de los pasillos algo oscura para mi gusto.
El espejo del baño no estaba bien iluminado y me resulto algo problematico al no gozar yo de buena visión
En general la estancia resulto muy cómoda.
Great Location, Not Much More
First the good things:
This very new, ultra modern trying so desperately to be hip hotel is centrally located in an area of Madrid with lots of cool little restaurants, shops, bars and clubs. It's Madrid's gay and lesbian area, which no doubt contributes to why there are so many fun places around. The area also felt safe.
The hotel is one block from one of Madrid's main avenues, and the metro is about a five minute walk.
I thought the bed was extremely comfortable, though the only pillows were those very cheap foam rubber-filled ones that don't let your head sink down at all.
I had a quiet room in the rear looking out into an air shaft. This suited me and it was quiet, almost (see bad points).
The hotel is still being built. Literally. Workers start hammering around 6 am and go until about 8 pm. These sounds permeate throughout the hotel.
In their quest to push the outer edge of hip, the designers chose ridiculous light switches that are very complicated to use. Why not just use a switch that goes on and off, instead of standing there for five minutes figuring out how to turn on your lights? What a concept!
The wall board and mouldings in the bathroom were incomplete, with large gaps between the door frame and the wall.
I arrived with a small group of travel writers at the the specified in our reservations (that had been made well in advance), but the staff took a good 15 minutes talking and looking through their files among themselves before we got our rooms. Very disorganized.
The elevator worked well, but required a key card to activate the floor selection panel. Is this extra, annoying step really vital?
Overall, it was apparent that the owners needed to book guests and start generating cash a.s.a.p., even while the hotel was still under construction. Is it even legal to open a hotel under such conditions?
I did not look into other hotels, but I would find it very surprisinig if there were not much better hotels in the area for the same or less money.
This hotel is not ready for the public. On arrival my room was not ready (I arrived very early), however, the elevator was being installed when I arrived.....no elevator and I had to lug up my luggage three floors.....
Room was minimalist, some design mistakes, but material used is VERY cheap and will not last long.
No air conditioning during my stay, windows do not OPEN ....very VERY HOT !!
Housekeeping is kept to a MINIMUM, soap pads and loo paper is NOT replaced daily !! I was paying a rate of Euros 110 plus tax. Rooms were not servied until 4pm daily.
The staff were all VERY friendly but there is a total lack of Management and direction. Free breakfast daily which was great.
The rooftop pool was not ready - and two floors are still being built so there is currently building work.
Bad maintenance - water was dripping in the breakfast room from the ceiling for four days- nobody fixed this.
Ideal location for the centre of Madrid and the Gay area - but this hotel will unfortunately quickly become tired and MAINENANCE will let it down I predict.
Ottimo hotel, posizione centrale, con arredi design, servizio molto cortese e disponibile. Da non sottovalutare la colazione fino alle 12.00. Quando nei prossimi mesi sarà ultimata la terrazza con piscina, credo si potrà considerare un'ottima opportunità di soggiorno a Madrid ad un prezzo onesto.
Genial el Room Mate Oscar
Hotel recién inaugurado/reformado. Diseño vanguardista y muy funcional. Personal de recepción muy simpáticos y amable. Desayuno variado y de alta calidad. Habitaciones super amplias, modernas y con un diseño espectacular. Wifi gratuito. Únicamente destacar negativamente la falta de accesorios en el baño, jaboneras y portapapeles, qe obligaba a dejarlo todo por el suelo...