Room Mate Óscar is a design hotel featuring a bold and graphic look. It is located between Madrid's famous Gran Via and the hip (&gay) Chueca district, close to uncountably many eateries and nightspots, not to even mention its own rooftop bar. Some rooms are starkly monochrome, others a riot of canary-yellow, lavender, tangerine or lime. There is also a swimming pool out on the roof terrace.
• 75 rooms
• Interiors: Tomás Ália
The DNA: We'll sleep with any Room Mate, that is of the hotel kind one by the Room Mate chain, the international group based in Madrid. There are four Madrid siblings (and two to come), but we have a slight preference for Oscar. The Room Mate idea is that the best way to travel is by visiting friends all around the world. Every Room Mate Hotel has a person's name and a completely different personality. In the case of Oscar, he is "cosmopolitan, a night owl, modern and very friendly" (just reading the website here). Not your type? Try the other Room Mate's here