Room Mate Emma
Barcelona’s only Room Mate hotel oozes modernity and elegant chic as much as it manages to keep its price tag down. The surprising façade of the Nadal Moneo architecture studio complements the futuristic interior design, crafted by the famous decorator Tomas Alia. Bright, minimalist décor in all of the 56 bedrooms seems to give each guest an effective mental unclogging after a long day seeing the sights of this bustling city. The staff are amiable and a buffet breakfast is served until noon.
The hotel is modelled on the fictional character of Emma, who is a “creative publicist at a multinational firm”, and all around there is certainly an air of creativity: located in the Eixample district, one of the finest residential areas of Barcelona, the hotel is in the midst of some fantastic Art-Nouveau architectural masterpieces and Gaudi’s Casa Batllo is only two minutes away.