At the beginning of November we are going to Madrid for a week to exhibit at the Biocultura expo there. in the past we have stayed at budget hotels and gone out to eat in the evenings which we found exhausting as it isn't easy to find good organic or vegetarian food in Madrid.
this year we would like to rent a room with cooking and washing facilities within daily travelling distance of Casa de Campo. I looked at the apartments to rent but they are a bit beyond our budget and also too big, (there are 2 of us). if anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated.
You may be able to try pensions, which are less expensive than renting an apartment. They sometimes have communal kitchen facilities for use. A decent command of Spanish will probably help in this matter. A pension is like a large converted apartment with several private rooms for 1, 2 or 3 people with a sink and mirror in it, but no toilet. They often have showers/bathrooms that all of the guests use and a common room or two. Maybe a courtyard. Maybe a balcany. These accomodations are not luxurious, and I don't know if they will suit you, but I thought that they were worth a mention, anyway.
use the search facility on this website for budget hotels. I was looing for the exact same thing only last week. I saw several nice places that would meet your eeds. In the end I booked a hotel called Vincci Via 66 at a very reasonable rate for what looks a beautiful hotel.
It's maybe not on the budget side but only going for 3 nights.
I'll see if I can get you a name for the place advertised on the site that I found.
64 euro's a night for a double or twin. It has cooking facility and a lounge area.
To put it into context I am paying 70 euro a night for my hotel. It's tough to find something nice cheaper. I guess the difference between what I have booked and this is that you would have the facility to cook a meal.
Hope you enjoy it.
If you have any tips on getting tickets for Real Madrid v Zurich I'd be interested to hear btw.
You could try:
Or even cheaper; type : madrid hostelworld into a search engine
Well if you want a double, check the type D rooms of this Hostal (Pension) with 40 euros for a twin, you can have a lunch / dinner for the money you save. It's not center-center, but by Metro it will not take that long, probably 15 minutes to Gran Via or Callao.
[ Edit: Edited on 25-Sep-2009, at 13:41 by Herr Bert ]
For the Real Madrid tickets.
I think you can order from this website, ones the tickets are announced. (at the moment I see 1 match in the PD, and the match against Marseille) Servicaixa
From what I understood from a guy last year was that you can also just show up and buy a ticket, as these type of games are usually not sold out. But I haven't tried that myself.
[ Edit: Edited on 25-Sep-2009, at 13:48 by Herr Bert ]
thanks, great link.
Looks like I will need to get in early though to avoid having to pay a lot for the tickets.
I asked a colleague this week, and if you have reserved with servicaixa, you need to go to machines at the stadium, that will print your tickets. Getting in for important games will be hard without a reservation.
The zona SOL in Madrid is good for reasonable accomodation. Plenty of hostals,and self catering apartments.