Luxembourg – Ibis Budget

Since I’ve been coming to Luxembourg relatively frequently, I’ve tried to find a hotel which is near to the airport. And this, Ibis Budget, is just a five-minute walk from the terminal, although they also operate a shuttle vehicle for those with luggage (or who can’t walk, or are too lazy). The Ibis and Ibis Budget are in the same building, the Budget part to the left, and the standard hotel to the right.

Ibis Budget is cheaper, so I obviously stay there. It’s also cheaper at weekends, which I will remember for future trips where I can be flexible with dates. This is also because bus travel in Luxembourg is free on Saturdays.

There is a corridor on the first floor, as well as on the ground floor, which links the Ibis and the Ibis Budget together. On higher levels, there is a fire door which seems to stop hotel guests from doing that, although I’m unsure why. Often there are no staff members at the Ibis Budget desk, but it’s possible to check-in at the main Ibis reception.

For those with Accor status, they can claim a free drink, even with Ibis Budget. This is something else I’ve never quite understood, as Ibis Budget often don’t provide a free drinks voucher. The voucher mentions beer and soft drinks, not making any reference to wine. This is the beer that can be acquired though in the ground floor bar of Ibis.

The room is basic, but having stayed in different room types, this appears to be the refurbished looking room. They have twin and double rooms, usually with the bunk bed arrangement above.

I’ve stayed in many Ibis Budget hotels around Europe, and they have the shower in the main part of the room. That’s absolutely fine when alone, but is a rather more challenging situation if you’re with someone and want privacy. I’ve noticed several reviews over the years about how people don’t like it.

I mention the shower in the room thing because for the first time in an Ibis Budget, I’ve noticed that they’ve put a curtain up between the shower and the bedroom area.

The breakfast room is downstairs next to reception, and is clean and serviceable.

The selection is reasonably wide, with cereals, breads, meats, cheeses, hot drinks and fruit juices.

And my little selection.

I’ve stayed at the hotel around six times now, and I’ve never encountered any issues with noise either internally or externally. As mentioned, it’s a short walk to the airport, and there is also a bus stop outside the hotel which takes around fifteen minutes to get to the railway station in the city centre.