Hotel Room Mate Macarena – Gran Vía – Review

The Room Mate Macarena is a mid-sized boutique hotel that offers great value at one of the most researched locations in Madrid: Gran Via. The hotel offers a chic design and a fantastic rooftop terrace with a small pool. The perfect way to end the day with views of Madrid!


The hotel has 130 rooms (above the average of rooms for this chain). Rooms at the Room Mate Macarena offer a colorful and modern design. Rooms are of average size and some of them offer views to the Gran Via. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, minibars, and desks.  

Bathrooms are well-equipped and they are, as the rooms, of mid-size, they offer rainfall showers.  


The hotel is very well located in the center of Madrid. Few 3 star hotels can offer this quality and views over Gran Vía, one of the most iconic streets in Madrid. The hotel is located 700 from the Plaza Mayor, and 800 from the Royal Palace and its gardens.

The hotel is also just 1,5 km from Madrid Rio Park, and at a similar distance to the the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, 2,1 km from the Debod temple, and 2,4 from the inmense Casa de Campo.

Additionally, the Room Mate Macarena – Gran Vía is 2,5 km from the San Miguel Market and 2,9 km from la Puerta del Sol. The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas aiport is 14 km away.

The closest Metro station is Callao (at one-minute distance from the hotel) . There are many shops, stores and restaurants and bars near the hotel (many of the restaurants can be considered as tourist traps though) 

You can find more ideas and tips for your trip to Madrid in this link. 


The hotel serves a daily breakfast buffet and offers 24-hour front desk services.

Overall Review

The Room Mate Macarena is an excellent 3 star hotel that provides services closer to what you expect from 4 star hotels. 

Location is fantastic if you enjoy to be close to most places, though for some people this may be too touristic. 

The decoration is very modern and chic, though it may not please everybody.

We love above all its rooftop terrace. The added value of the pool is a great asset during the summer season. Do not expect to swim in the pool though, this is more a place to relax and refresh. 

This is a romantic choice that will please couples. We believe this may not be the best hotel for families. The hotel offers overall good value for money. If budget is not too much of a problem and you would like to enjoy a similar hotel but with more charm, at a historical building, and even better location, we recommend you have a look at the Pestana Plaza Mayor hotel


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In case you do not like 100% the style of the Room Mate Macarena, worry not!. We propose below two fantastic alternatives that offer also great value for money and an excellent location to enjoy Madrid walking. You will be close to all top sights in the city!

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Q What to do in Madrid are near Room Mate Macarena – Gran Vía

Teatro Rialto
Estación de metro Callao
Estación de metro Santo Domingo
Teatro Arlequín
Teatro Lope de Vega

Q What is the check-in and check-out time at hotelRoom Mate Macarena – Gran Vía

Check-in 14:00 - 00:00 and check-out 14:00 - 00:00

Q Where to eat near Room Mate Macarena – Gran Vía

El Mandela
Ouh Babbo
Miyama Flor Baja
GastroVía 61
Dos Cielos Madrid by Hermanos Torres

Q Where to stay near Room Mate Macarena – Gran Vía

Soho Boutique Opera
Preciados – 4 stars
Bless Hotel Madrid
Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá
Room Mate Laura
Hyatt Centric Gran Vía
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