There is a lot to be said about the advantages of apartment rentals over hotels. Rent an apartment for more than three days and it will save you money, provide you with a more logically organized and comfortable living space, the one that is adaptable to your needs. It is not surprising that the numbers of travellers renting an apartment in Madrid keep rising. Space, savings and comfort are obvious perks, but there are other advantages to apartment rentals in Madrid, likewise in other cities of Spain, that you may not have thought about.
Pay only for what you will use
Apartment rental fees in Madrid include all the taxes (except for the miniscule tourist tax) and utilities, so you do not have to worry about doing laundry often or leaving the light on for your kids, as long as you stay within reason. You will know beforehand if the apartment you are renting has Wi-Fi and if it is included in the price. If you are required to pay extra, it will be a flat fee, typically only 15-20в‚¬ for the whole stay. The same goes for the amenities that many hotels have and charge more for: gym, spa and swimming pool, and especially the expensive hotel breakfast. Do not pay for amenities you do not use! Rental apartments in Madrid allow to do just that.
Travel with small children
Travelling with children is a great adventure that can start at a very young age. When your family arrives to Madrid, where would you rather stay вЂ“ in a hotel room with or without a baby cot or in a comfortable apartment with a baby cot and a kitchen provided? Taking care of your infant is easier in a rental apartment, thanks to the home-like living space. Furthermore, possible baby noises cause no trouble in an apartment, unlike in hotels with possibly thin walls and grumbling guests. If your children are older, in an apartment they will have more space to play, eat and rest in a separate room.
Follow your diet
The most commonly cited advantage of a rented apartment is the kitchen that every studio or flat will have. Even if you are dining out every evening, it is convenient to be able to buy some groceries for breakfast, store milk and beverages, make a quick snack for the afternoon or pack a picnic. However, having a full kitchen becomes doubly important if you have dietary restrictions, be it for health or lifestyle reasons. If you are gluten-intolerant, vegetarian or vegan, you will be able to control what goes into your food and be less worried about not finding suitable food choices for yourself. While Madrid is a fantastic city with numerous restaurants, Spain in general is a meat and fish lovers' society, and vegetarian/vegan dining options are much harder to find than in North America. The well-established chains of organic ecological supermarkets like Origen, Macabeo and Naturasi are more common and will allow you to buy suitable groceries and prepare them any way you need at your rental apartment in Madrid.
Manage your allergies
By the same token, if you are allergic to certain household products, like cleaning supplies or laundry detergent, renting an apartment will allow you to control the presence of such products in your home. How? First of all, before checking in, you may notify the owner of your allergies, and the likelihood of her paying attention is much higher than in a large hotel where maids use cleaning chemicals that are given to them. Second, you can do your own laundry with the detergent you choose yourself (the ecological supermarkets like the aforementioned Origen and Macabeo sell eco cleaning products too) or bring a travel-size detergent with you.
To sum it all up, apartment rentals in Madrid are a great option for a customizable unique holiday, when you want all the flexibility and independence you can get for the most reasonable price. Is it not a great thing that you are always free to choose your accommodation in Madrid yourself?