Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Apartments versus Hotels in Madrid


area-plazamayor_47Whatever is the reason, you have decided to go to . You’ve booked your vacation time and chosen Madrid, or just came to Madrid for work,  and now the only thing left to do is to find somewhere to stay. Maybe a hotel or guesthouse may be the obvious choice, but it may be not the most smart, nor the most cost-effective.

have a great selection of short term rental apartments, aimed at people wanting to stay from a few days to a few weeks in Madrid.

So, just what are the advantages of choosing an apartment instead of a hotel?

Well, the cost is the obvious one (and let’s face it, everyone loves a good price!) For example, one of our apartments in the heart of the city, (like the ) rents for as little as €165 a night for 4 people, and can accommodate up to 11 people for just 222€ (now in ). Just try to find four bedrooms in a luxury hotel in the city centre for the same price! Usually this is the rental price of just one bedroom in a luxury hotel in Madrid. With a group like that, you would have needed 4 hotel rooms. So the good price and the ability to cook at home, you will save a bunch in a week.

Only think in that: If your group is larger than 2 or 3 people, you can save big by renting an apartment and cooking some of your own meals. Even in Madrid, Spain, it's hard to find a restaurant meal for under 10 euros/US$15. So for 4 people you get close to $200/day in meals. The downsides are that by visiting fewer restaurants you miss out on some of the local food culture and the time required to cook and clean. But if you enjoy cooking you get to experiment with new ingredients, and you can check out the food markets. All of our short term rental apartments come with a modern and fully-equipped kitchen. You can enjoy the new experience of shopping and cooking in a foreign country – the are an adventure in themselves!

Some clients don't like the agencies that ask for cash only. They said that it's better to have the choice of either paying with cash or credit card and that it's much easier to get the deposit refunded as there'll be no cash to exchange. In homesfortravellers.com, most of our apartments accept full payment by credit card, so you have not to carry money with you.

Also, you will have more privacy and freedom  having your own apartment. No need to worry about coming and going, wake up calls – you can relax yourself, and enjoy your new home away from home for the duration of your stay.

What most of our clients love about our apartments is the freedom of having their 'own' space, knowing no-one will come in when they are out - this makes them feel secure about leaving their belongings in the apartment and neither feel the need to leave everything tidy or return it to its 'correct' place each day. They like to stay in or go out every time entirely by their own choosing.

They like having a washing machine so they can travel light. They like having a kitchen so they are not obliged to eat out in restaurants all the time. And they love the Internet Connection for Free, to connect with their friends and family!

madrid-gran-via-chueca-1-apartment_07Our apartments also offer more space and comfort than the average hotel room, where you are often confined to spending all your time in the bedroom. A stay in an apartment gives you space, privacy and freedom, at half cost of a hotel of a similar quality. And in case you need help, we also offer additional cleaning services, and our team is always on hand to help you with any queries or problems you may have.

Have we convinced you yet? No?! One final point then – we have a broad selection of apartments of every size, shape and style, in some of the best locations in the city. Whether you want to stay in the , or in the trendiest areas like , we can help find the perfect property for you.

So, if you have not done yet, in your next visit to Madrid stay in an apartment. If you try it, you will love it!


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