While in Spain we stayed at the IBIS Budget hotels and budget friendly they are. When we arrived in Madrid, we stayed at the IBIS Budget Madrid Calle 30 for three nights. Its location is great – near the bus and train station and just mere feet away from the M30 Expressway, as well as the Prado Museum. There was also a paying parking garage nearby but we were able to find plenty of parking space in the surrounding streets thus avoided incurring in extra expenses. Those parking garages can be pricey.
The IBIS Budget Hotel is a modern and clean hotel. It is decorated in a simple modern style which I liked a lot. The room was small but it had the necessary basics needed. It had free WiFi and a flat-screen TV (not that we ever turned it on). In the room was a separate toilet and shower stall while the sink was exposed in the room – all clean and in properly functional. The bed was dressed in clean white linen. The mattress and pillow were comfy and I loved that the floor was wood and no carpet.
The hotel does serve breakfast for an additional price. For what I saw, it wasn’t worth the added additional fee so we had breakfast at a local restaurant nearby. The hard part was choosing which one.
The check-in process went smooth and quickly. The concierge and housekeepers were very attentive and accommodating.
This hotel has so many pros – the impeccably clean rooms and bathroom, the proximity to restaurants, train and bus station, shops, museums, parking garage and proximity of expressway.
We did not have their breakfast but from what we saw it did not look appetizing.
As is the case in many hotels, prices vary depending on the season. However, the IBIS Budget Hotel Madrid 30 had a very good price at 40€ per night.
As a budget hotel, it was alright. We rated it a 3 out of 5. If all you’re going to do is shower and sleep then it’s good enough.