Carcassonne Day One : Ibis Budget Carcassonne La Cité


I’m not sure that I took any photos inside of this hotel, so this external shot will just have to do. There was a dead cat outside, which seemed something of a bad omen and especially as it was still there two days later. I wasn’t obviously expecting it to move itself, but I wondered if someone else would. But, it’s probably not fair to judge the hotel but what animals have been killed on the road outside of it. I’ve digressed though. The welcome at reception was immediate, warm and engaging with the hotel feeling comfortable and clean.

The room was cheap and Liam agreed willingly he could have the mezzanine level, also known as the top bunk bed thing. These rooms have one double bed and a single bed on top at a different angle, but it was the £30 per night per room price range which made this appealing. The room was clean, the temperature was appropriate and there were no real noise issues either internally or externally. We didn’t have breakfast, but it’s quite basic at Ibis Budget hotels so there seemed better options in the town itself. The hotel has a small bar area as well at the seating area at reception.

The hotel isn’t brilliantly reviewed on-line, but I wonder whether there are some unreasonable aspirations from some customers about what level of luxury is provided here. I’d happily stay here again, especially at this price point.