Last summer Kaya and I escaped to Madrid for a budget weekend of mother and daughter time - something I would definitely consider doing again. Luckily for me Ryanair flies directly from Dublin to Madrid and the Metro runs directly from the airport to the centre of the city - so that was a good start at least. (Be warned that taxis run on a flat fare within the city and so can be expensive.)
We were meeting Kaya's grandparents in the city and they had booked us in at the (always reliable) Ibis. There's nothing fancy or romantic about an Ibis, but for value for money, cleanliness and location they are very hard to beat.
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