If you have stayed in an Ibis hotel before you probably know that Ibis hotels in Europe generally have a standard design. The things that set them apart are staff and location.
In terms of staff, Ibis Madrid Centro is really blessed. The staff are professional yet very warm. We had a problem with getting some bullfight tickets we had ordered from an external vendor. Even though it had nothing to do with the hotel, the staff worked diligently to help us obtain our tickets. They did not have to do this - but they did. This is the kind of service that sets a hotel apart. Beyond this they were always happy to help us out with directions and ideas of things to do - really knowledgeable and happy to help out.
In terms of location, when one is new to Madrid, the name Bilbao does not mean anything to you. What does mean something is that it is just 10 metres off a main street - Calle Fuenecarral - which is lined with shops and restaurants and will take you directly to Puerto del Sol -one of Madrid's key sites. We actually ended up walking pretty much everywhere in Madrid. It is a safe location and can arrive home late into the night and not be worried.
Bilbao metro station itself is actually about 10 metres for the hotel and the Madrid subway is clean, safe and efficient (North American subway systems take note!).
Hotel itself lovely and clean. Breakfast at the hotel was great - excellent selection for a great price.
Our room was also lovely and clean - standard Ibis layout. It isn't 5 star, but it is very comfortable. Bed was lovely and room quiet - great quality of sleep.
Shower-gel is provided (it's actually pretty good), but don't expect a range of mini soaps and shower gels - this is Europe!
Housekeeping also kept the room really clean for us. Just remember that when you stay here it is not a luxury hotel - but it is a clean, efficient, safe and comfortable Ibis hotel with great staff and an excellent location!
Would we stay again? I sure hope so!!!
- Also Known As:
- Ibis Madrid Centro Hotel Madrid
- Ibis Madrid Centro Hotel
- Accor Madrid Centro
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Madrid Centro hotel is located right in the city centre, next to Plaza Bilbao, close to the historical centre of Madrid, a 10 minute walk to Plaza Mayor and 5 minutes from the Castellana and Plaza Colon. Ideal for weekend stays, it is just a 20minute walk to the main museums, the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Bornemisza. Close to a variety of restaurants, it offers 64 airconditioned rooms, a bar and snacks 24 hours, public parking 50 m away and WiFi Internet for guests on a business trip. ... more less
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