Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre in Paris and our family holidays

It looked very nice and in an ideal location near Abbesses metro, so we booked it. What a good decision, the service and the room we had was great. 
We arrived very early and were greeted by a very nice lady who said we could check in right away which was a real plus and very good first impression. To be fair it seemed a bit too steep to climb up 3 stairwells of spiral stairs with our luggage but eventually it was easy. A corner room with a private balcony overlooking the streets of Montmartre with attractive bistros looked perfect. The room was a medium size and had been renovated recently. Not huge, but nicely decorated and the shower was good. The bed was comfortable.

Whenever we went out or come back we got a very warm welcome from the owners and the aforementioned charming young lady (Monsieur's daughter I believe). They all speak English, by the way. We also had a nice talk with the Madame at breakfast, who helped us with the Christmas market. The breakfast was very simple but lovely: croissants, rolls, jams and excellent coffee. 
The excellent location makes it an ideal hotel. 5 minutes to Abbesses and Blanche Metro, walking distance to Sacre Coeur, numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. 
There is a big reddish-brown cat who seems to spend most of its life sleeping on the seat of the motorcycle in front of the hotel or at the door of the shop sitting around the corner! We liked to look down at it from our balcony. A popular restaurant bar across the street is open up to late night, which is very nice, we stayed there several times. 
It was not a problem to leave our luggage safe for few hours after we checked out. 
All in all, I would recommend the Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre in Paris. On our next visit to Paris, it will be our first choice.

Lodges Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company Jungle and canisters

Trip was in March 2010 (Selection was not possible but we still want to do this rating) 

We booked the 3-night package and stayed at Caves Branch in March 2010. We had a treehouse and that was really, very nice and tastefully decorated. But it should be lower than a price of 450 per night. Because this lodge is worse than a resort. 

We were greeted nicely and after the arrival by bus and a 500meters walk to the lodge we were kindly checked in, left the luggage and were instructed with the ""rules"". The so-called ""all inclusive package"" includes all local drinks and soft drinks. Attention: As soon as you order a drink (for example long drink) you should ask, if this is made as local drink. Otherwise, the employees like to to charge your credit card. In addition, water is served only for meals and that in 5l canisters. These are always collected after the meal and the water is replenished. I found this a bit disgusting, as it only refilled and tasted stale and looks like that. The good thing is that it is very environmentally friendly and saves garbage. Of course you could do this a little better with glass carafes. Also in the Treehouse we had such a canister. But if you are at the pool or want to have a water before/after meals that is not possible. Upon request, if they had no smaller bottles, this was confirmed. They have small bottles of water (1l), but these are reserved for Mr. Anderson, ""the big boss"" as the staff call him and told us. I could not believe it. But the other waiter confirmed this. I wonder if it matters to him on those few pennies. Mr. Anderson probably does not like drinking from the 5L canisters. 
Also, the pool is designed as in a 3-star all-inclusive resort. With stools in the water at a bar. Reminiscent of a resort from the 80s. 


We did go to excursions (and this is an absolute must). It was great and we had a very nice and really good guide. 

I would say the Lodges Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company Jungle is absolutely average, with its downsides and advantages.

Jumby Baya Rosewood Resort (Antigua and Barbuda) - pros and cons

We spent 6 nights in Jumby Bay and can say for sure: it is a nice resort that attracts a lot of people. Restaurants, the use of the gym and a swimming pool with famous faces become routine. That said it has some notable flaws that may still be an issue to some travelers especially as spending enormous sums of money per night. 
 
 The class 
 1 No snakes! 
 2. Celebrity guests were not intervened. I've never seen anyone who has a photo or disturbed them. They were the guests like us.
 3. Place! The resort was not overload. The loungers are well distributed and you have a space with privacy. No problems getting a good chair, it is granted in the summer. 
 4. Our suite was spacious and well equipped. We even had the outdoor shower and the sea view . 
 5. No key! Do not worry about the key. 
 6. The Crescent Beach is big. 
 7. The Sunday BBQ night was cool. 
 8. The Manor House Bar is a beautiful place. The service was great too. 
 9. It is quiet and private. 
 10. The staff is great and very friendly. 
 11. The all-inclusive concept works well. The selection of wine and drinks are well thought out and of a high standard. Checks or tipping with the signing is great all the time. 
 
 The average 
 1 The sea is not very inviting. It unfortunately has conchs and starfish in it, if you step on, your feet will hurt. There are small areas where you can swim deep. Most of the ocean is not for swimming or serviceable. The water is clear, but snorkeling on the beach is not available. 
 2. The food! It is not detoxing. It's more like to be an effort of making interesting or original dishes. However meals sound special the flavors are usually failing. The only daily fresh fish is always mahi. The breakfast is so banal and boring. Not tasty omelets. I am convinced that guests have no other options (you are on a private island). But they think it is acceptable, it is all inclusive. 
 3. Lack of fresh fish. I mean, we are landing on an island from London, New York and Miami. With the daily rates of 1000$ why there is so much frozen fish on the menu? 
 4. The beach has many roots, some places with dirty sand and insects. 
 5. There is bird droppings throughout the place. The island is a nature reserve with rich fauna and flora. 
 6. You need an air-conditioned restaurant in summer. 
 
 All in all it is still a nice resort and ideal for those looking for peace, privacy and an upscale experience. I can understand why celebrities choose this resort. We found the sea problem most disturbing yet we pretty much enjoyed our time. Having seen the downsides in this review and if you can afford it, should you check in. I would still recommend the Jumby Baya Rosewood Resort (Antigua and Barbuda).

Stunning Krabi in Thailand - my guide

Regardless of whether you visit one of the better hotels in Krabi or one of the offers of hotels Krabi offers, you should find yourself within an hours drive of fascinating sites such as the Wat Khlong Thom archaeological site and the Than Bokkhorani National Park. You will also find plenty of shopping and a variety of rich culinary experiences for you to enjoy. Remember, you may prefer to stay in one of Krabi's cheap hotels, so you can take home more money to pick up souvenirs for friends and family.
When looking for an exciting place for a week or maybe just a weekend, Krabi and the surrounding areas in Thailand can make a dream come true.
What you need to know before traveling to Krabi River
Krabi River is located within the southern part of Thailand. Take the time to see the Phanom mountain and the Andaman sea. The Yuan River is another beautiful sight visitors will want to see. In addition, in the area, visitors will be happy to see a couple of the rarest species in the world. A couple of these are the Brown Winged Kingfisher and the Masked Finfoot.

Searching for bed and breakfast lodging in Krabi? Take a closer look at U Residence Hotel Krabi. It is located in the centre of the city near almost everything worth seeing, including towers, parks and gardens and central square. Hope you'll enjoy your stay in this hotel!

Some words about cheap hotels in Vienna

There are few places on earth more beautiful than the famous city of Vienna, Austria. This city contains pieces of the past combined perfectly with modern comforts. It doesn’t matter if you plan to stay for a while or just the weekend, Vienna is perfect for a relaxing getaway. The hotels in Vienna are some of the finest in the world. Their attention to detail is obvious.

Many visitors choose to stay in Vienna Hotel Donaustadt Kagran. The Vienna cheap hotels are almost as luxurious as the expensive ones. A city this size doesn’t lack for things to do. The Schonbrunn Palace draws a lot of attention, as does the Museum Quarter. If castle exploring is what you want to do make it a point to visit the Imperial Palace. St. Stephen's Cathedral is beautiful as well. Many guests enjoy seeing the horses perform at the Spanish Riding School. The Vienna hotels will have plenty of information about the attractions.

 

Hotel in Rome recommended to book

When someone says they’re going to Hotel Villafranca Rome for a vacation, you’ll know they will have the best vacation ever! Millions of tourists from around the world flock to the center and the biggest city in Italy. There are so many places to visit Rome but of all the places that you can visit, you might as well start with the Trevi Fountain. Through the day, you can see tourists throwing their coins hoping to find someone but at night, it’s even more beautiful with the lights that come from the water. If you’re on a guided tour, you’ll also end up in the ruins of the Roman Coliseum. Built in 72 A.D. you can almost feel the chilling accounts the guide will tell you, about gladiators slashing beasts of wild and men.

The Roman Forum may be a mess to look at, but the history behind it tells far more than just a happy or sad weekend. Rome wouldn’t be complete if you haven’t been toParthenon, as a place where admission is free, the place should be one of the best places you’ll ever visit. But in all of these places to visit, Rome still has the best trick up her sleeve. Inside the city is the smallest state with the biggest role in preserving art in the world: the Vatican City.

Home of the leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics, the artwork in the Sistine chapel, the architectural grandeur of the Basilica and the wondersof the square that lies below the churches will take your mind away. It’s really impossible to get the best of Rome on just a short notice. You need to have a travel package in order to enjoy Rome. This should not be a problem since the hotels in Rome can come as cheap as you want or as expensive as you want. When you get a package with discount hotels, Rome can be really easy to follow around and everyday, you’ll have a new adventure. Look for online reservations to get the best of Rome. Also For luxurious accommodations in Rome you can have a wide selection.

My review of comfortable Málaga Hotel

The 3 stars Malaga Hotel Eliseos offers an ideal balance between price and service. You might want to add Malaga Palacio Episcopal to your itinerary as it is not far from this location, as well as Port of Malaga and Parque San Miguel. The property is close to Gibralfaro Castle. During your stay in Málaga, a visit to either the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation or the Picasso Museum is more than worthwhile. Guests will find themselves visiting Church of Santiago 0.7 km (0.5 miles) away.

Málaga Hotel Eliseos is committed to providing you with all the comforts and convenience you need, including luggage storage and much more. The total number of rooms is: 43. When you stay here, you can use the self-service car park for a limited fee.Air conditioning makes your stay at Málaga Hotel Eliseos more comfortable. The services in the hotel rooms include a daily maid service and, as well. Guests staying at this hotel can benefit from high-speed wireless Internet access (complimentary). The kitchen is equipped with a fridge.

Superior Strasbourg - visit it!

The capital of Bas-Rhin of France, close to Germany, is the city of Strasbourg. This is where the Council of Europe is seated. This city is unlike others as its most known for being a center of engineering and manufacturing. It is also known for its river, road and rail communications. There are a lot of popular tourist destinations in Strasbourg so prepare for an exhausting weekend. Strasbourg is where you will find the Grande Île. It has been proclaimed as a World Heritage Site by the organization of UNESCO. Once you visit this beautiful city, you’ll find a lot of historical monuments and religious buildings like the Cathedral of Our Lady, Eglise Saint-Etienne, Eglise Saint-Thomas, Eglise Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Protestant, Eglise Saint-Guillaume, and Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux Catholique. Stroll and hang out at the town plaza, Place du Marché aux Cochons de Lait or watch music festivals at the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie among others.  

Searching for bed and breakfast accommodation in Strasbourg? Take a closer look at Hilton Hotel Strasbourg! The best thing I like about it is a very homelike atmosphere, reasonable prices and plenty of extra services such as free breakfast and free parking, which is very convenient. Hope you'll find my advice useful and take the advantage of staying at Hilton Strasbourg!

Holiday in Rome: tips for travellers

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia is a large property that presents a wide selection of rooms for your perusal. Book a stay in one of the 4-star rooms offered here. The presence of a garden, a restaurant and a BBQ/picnic area are all good reasons to choose to be a guest of Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia. An outdoor swimming pool encourages you to stretch your water wings. 

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia is a large property that presents a wide selection of rooms for your perusal. Book a stay in one of the 4-star rooms offered here. The presence of a garden, a restaurant and a BBQ/picnic area are all good reasons to choose to be a guest of Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia. An outdoor swimming pool encourages you to stretch your water wings.

Hotel services and policies

Services offered at this destination include a dry cleaning/laundry service, a concierge service and a bell boy service. Particular facilities for business guests are a conference space and a business center, in addition to an audio-visual equipment set. The choice is yours: there are 237 rooms in this Rome hotel.

The easiest way of getting where you want to be is using a paid area shuttle bus. RoomsAir conditioning in the rooms of Holiday Inn Aurelia Rome guarantees a comfortable temperature. For more convenience during your stay, a daily housekeeping service is offered. Checking e-mail or news can be done via dial-up Internet access. A bidet is one of the many facilities you can find in the bathroom of the rooms here. Booking a room with a kitchen ensures you can utilise a coffee/tea maker.

Notifications and Fees: The following mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.  A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night The above list may not be comprehensive.

How to reach Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia

The closest major airports to Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia are:Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 16.1 km / 10 miRome (CIA-Ciampino) - 18.4 km / 11.5 mi. The preferred airport for Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.  Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre. 

Rooms at Holiday Inn Aurelia (Rome)

  • 1 doubleSofa bed.
  • 1 Bed2 BedsSofa bed.
  • 1 double1 sleeper sofaSofa bed.
  • 1 kingSofa bed.

Television with satellite channels and pay movies. Dial-up Internet access. In-room safe. Complimentary newspapers. Minibar. Ensuite bathroom. Bidet in bathroom. Air conditioning. Non-Smoking rooms available.