I had a 24 hours in Madrid and a super early flight the next day so I chose to stay at the Axor Feria. I didn’t expect much but if you’re ever in Madrid and need somewhere fabulous and funky to stay – The Axor Feria is your place.
A design hotel, the Axor Feria costs just $53 per night. It’s clean, modern and has different zones including chill out, wii, news and technology which are communal spaces for guests to enjoy.
The Feria doesn’t have a bar or restaurant but instead guests can use the facilities of the next door Axor Barajas. I didn’t sample the food but a bottle of good quality white wine was just €10.
Madrid has the best metro system! It’s the second largest metro network in Europe after London and I found it extremely easy to navigate – which is surprising since I manage to get lost every time when it comes to the tube.
A single ticket costs around €1.50 but there’s also tourist tickets available at €5.20 for one day and €8.80 for two. If you’re using the bus and metro to get around then you may find a ten journey metro bus ticket useful €9.30 and lasts for several days!
Gran Via is the commercial centre of Madrid, with designer stores, great bars and restaurants it’s perfect for a flying visit to the city. It’s more than just shopping though, it’s one of Madrid’s most beautiful areas – big, grand buildings and make sure to look upwards for some amazing architecture.
I was SO excited about the food aspect of Madrid. I planned on spending the whole day stuffing my face with tapas, ham, chorizo, churros – and that’s what I did!
24 hours was no where near enough. I can’t wait to go back to Madrid and explore more of the City! Apologies for the poor photography, everything suddenly seems a little wonky!