Ibis Budget Stein Maastricht with kids: a review

When we started looking for a hotel for our vacation in Valkenburg, we were shocked by the prices. At most hotels you were spending hundreds of euros for a night’s stay with the family for a family room. We knew that the prices in high season were naturally higher than normal, but we really thought that was a little too much. When we broadened our search a bit we came across the Ibis Budget Stein Maastricht hotel. Based on our overnight stay at this hotel, we are writing this comprehensive review.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Family Hotel Maastricht

The hotel

This hotel is about a twenty-minute drive from the cities of Valkenburg and Maastricht, but here you pay less than a hundred euros a night for a room and you also have a delicious breakfast with it in the morning. The hotel is located in the lovely town of Stein, where you can also have a great day with the family (more on this later). An additional advantage of this budget hotel is that you can park your car for free in the hotel parking lot. So again, you have no extra cost from this.

When you enter the hotel you come right to the reception desk. The hotel looks fresh and trendy. In that respect, you absolutely do not see that it is a budget hotel. It is also possible to rent bicycles at the hotel.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids

The room

The room, as you can see from the photos below, is not super big, but it does have a private bathroom. No problem for us, since we were on the road all day in Limburg anyway and only had to sleep there. However, there is a large flat screen TV hanging on the wall, so you can watch TV with your kids in the evening.

The bathroom is modern and basically fully equipped. In that regard, we thought the room (especially for this price) was very good! In addition, there was a good WIFI connection in the room which we also always find very important.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids

Steinerbos

What we found a great advantage of the hotel was that within walking distance of the hotel is the Steinerbos. This forest (where you do have to pay for admission) has all kinds of things for kids to do! For example, you have a huge amount of playground equipment throughout the park. We were surprised when we were there how much playground equipment we came across. The whole site also covers quite a large area. Thus, you actually have all the playground equipment you can think of in the park.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids

In addition, the forest has a large swimming pool with slide that kids and parents can use. When we were there the temperature was fine for swimming so our daughter had a great time on the slide and in the pool. In that regard, especially in the summer, you can easily enjoy yourself for a whole day in this Steinerbos.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids

Furthermore, the Steinerbos also has a fairly large indoor playground for when the weather is not so good. Here you also have a restaurant where you can have some food and drinks. You also have a small lake with rowing boats, kids can get going with go-karts in a traffic square and you also have a fun barefoot trail in the woods for the kids. And all within walking distance of the hotel!

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids

Food and drink in hotel

The hotel serves a delicious breakfast in the restaurant near the reception. It is in the form of a breakfast buffet and everything is provided to leave the hotel with a well-filled stomach. Furthermore, it is possible to have a drink. This can be done both inside and outside the hotel. The hotel does not offer lunch or dinner.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Family Hotel Maastricht

In principle, that’s not a problem either, since most people are not at the hotel during the day anyway and there are some nice eateries within walking distance of the hotel. So you have a nice restaurant sitting a three-minute walk from the hotel (Brasserie Steinerbos). Here we had a wonderful dinner with our daughter. It was also very busy in the restaurant, which prevented us from sitting outside on the terrace, but that is certainly an option. It might still be advisable to book in advance then.

Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids
Ibis budget Stein Maastricht with kids

Conclusion

If you are looking for a good hotel at a very good price for a city trip to Maastricht or Valkenburg, then the Ibis Budget Stein Maastricht hotel is definitely a very good recommendation. You can park for free, the hotel looks fresh and modern, the rooms have everything you need and you can also have a delicious breakfast in the morning. In addition, a great advantage for kids is that there is a forest really around the corner, where you can have a great time for a whole day. So, as far as we are concerned, really highly recommended! For more information on rooms, rates and facilities, check out the hotel’s website!

This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.

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