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Hotel Ibis Lund (Lund, Sweden)

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Förhandlingsvägen 4 / 227 61 Lund / Sweden

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      03.08.2012 10:48
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      smallest rooms in an Ibis that I've ever seen!

      We used to live in Lund, and we've stayed in the Ibis in Lund a few times. Just one night stays each time, normally when we've been moving in or out of a new apartment.

      Ibis as most people know is a worldwide budget hotel chain. They are normally very reasonably priced, and for someone with a limited budget they are a fairly safe bet, as you know what to expect. We've stayed in absolutely loads of Ibis hotels over the years; both in the UK and in mainland Europe.

      The Ibis in Lund is not actually located in the centre of Lund, it's located about 3km west of Lund. There is a local bus service outside of the hotel which will bring you into the centre of Lund, alternatively you can drive in to Lund if you have a car with you, or take a taxi. The staff at the reception desk are happy to call a taxi for you if you need one, and if you do have a car then there is plenty of free parking outside of the hotel.

      There is not really anything to see near the hotel, there is a shopping mall - Nova Lund, fairly nearby, it's just one stop on the local bus, or it is walkable. Other than that the only other thing near the hotel is a 24 hour petrol station where you can pick up drinks and snacks for your room if you wanted to.

      I would say that for tourists relying on taxis or public transport then it's not really ideally located. If you are just in Lund for a few days then you will want to be in the heart of the old city so that you can walk around and see the sights, and have all of the cafes, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Yes it may well be cheap, but when you add the taxi fares on top, and maybe the inconvenience of just not being able to nip back to your room easily to freshen up then it may not be the best choice.

      Having said that though for us it was perfect as each time we've stayed we've either had a van load of stuff or a car load of stuff with us and so the free parking was invaluable.

      I have to say that out of all of the Ibis hotels that we've stayed at this has by far the smallest rooms, there's barely enough room to swing a cat! It was fine for us for just the one night each time, however I don't think that I'd like to spend a week in such a small room. The rooms were always perfectly clean though. All of rooms have a very small bathroom with a shower and toilet - a typical Ibis hotel bathroom basically, and also have a phone and a TV. There is wi-fi throughout the hotel, but there is a charge for this. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day, and the staff speak perfect English.

      The room rate is per room, regardless of whether there is 1 person or 2 in the room. And the rate doesn't include breakfast, however you can choose to have the breakfast buffet at the hotel for an extra cost. We never had the breakfast as we always just wanted to be on the road the following morning. In the afternoons and evenings the breakfast area is a bar and bistro area, again we've not used this as we either arrived very late at night, or preferred to get a taxi into Lund itself and eat at one of the many restaurants in the centre.

      I would recommend the Ibis in Lund, but I would advise anyone to think about whether it is going to be really suited to their needs first. I think that you need to check out the cost of the Ibis versus the hotels in central Lund, and then weigh up the pros and cons. If you have a car though it could well actually be the best bet, as a lot of the central hotels don't have parking, or if they do there is a charge for this.

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