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Room Mate Alba

Last updated: 23 December, 2023

In the lively Barrio de las Letras, midway between key sights the Prado Museum and Plaza Mayor, this hip hotel makes an appealing base for couples and groups of friends exploring Madrid.

Cool, current rooms in smooth woods, smart tiles and bold prints make a gorgeous home away from home, and the buffet breakfast is served until noon – a huge plus if you’ve spent a night on the tiles with los gatos – ‘the cats,’ as the Madrilenos are known, for their nocturnal habits.

It’s close to the sights, and any lack of frills (pool, spa, gym) are made up for by both location and the relaxed and helpful staff, who give great local recommendations.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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  • Madrid Region, Spain

Exterior of La Almudena Cathedral in the late afternoon.

Destination guide

Spain’s sunny capital offers up world-class art, super shopping, renowned tapas and late, late nights.