Like most people, when preparing for international travel or vacation, affordable and comfortable accommodations are top priority. Being a tad bit of a germaphobe, I am very particular about what hotel I choose during my stay, so a considerable amount of effort and stress goes into the process. Mostly because hotels aren’t cheap, especially hotels with amenities and services that are satisfactory. Therefore, finding a hotel that meets your needs and budget can be tricky.
Albeit more affordable, I haven’t stayed at an Airbnb yet, partly because it is someone else’s home. So it might be a while before I am comfortable enough to try that service. Until then, I decided to stick with hotels during my trip to Madrid and Barcelona. Honestly, I had a generous budget since my job paid for this portion of my trip, so I was very lucky.
However, I chose Vincci the Mint as my choice of hotel during my trip to Madrid and I have to admit, I was very happy I did. Vincci the Mint is a gorgeous quirky boutique hotel in the city center of Madrid within walking distance to most of the tourist locations and landmarks tourists love. I have absolutely no complaints whatsoever and the location made touring the city so easy! The roof top bar was the cherry on top, with it’s own food truck inspired bar and granting lovely views of the city. Like it’s names alludes, there was a lot of minted hues on the walls and decor while gave the hotel its own personality.
From the services to the staff, everything was very pleasant. I spent 6 amazing days here and it felt quite at home. The staff was great enough to let me check in early since I arrived at 10am. When I decided I really wanted a balcony, they happily accommodated and switched my rooms on Day 2. I feel like having a room with a balcony is definitely a priority during my travels to Europe. Having their amazing breakfast in bed or breakfast on the balcony by myself, while watching the busy streets of Gran via was very romantic to me. Yes, I’m weird like that.
I really loved the lobby lined with glass shelves filled with top line liquor and the reception area which doubled up as a bar. Quirky, artsy and definitely in a league of its own, I will definitely return to Vincci the Mint if I had the opportunity!
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