Hotel Reviews

Sunset Bahrain National Museum

Relaxing at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq

It’s not what a hotel gets right that shows you how good it is, it’s  how it fixes what went wrong I think it was my friend Alison from Cheeseweb who first something like that to me about somewhere she was staying.  I couldn’t really relate at the time, but after…

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Citizen M Times Square Lobby Pic

Staying at Citizen M Hotel, Times Square

The only thing harder than deciding on what to see while you’re in New York is deciding what to eat. The only thing harder than deciding what to eat while in New York is deciding where to stay. It ended up being a video from Lily Pebbles that convinced me…

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Heidelberg Arthotel

STAYING AT THE ARTHOTEL, HEIDELBERG

Lots of cities have beautiful centres full of ancient buildings and plenty of architectural porn to take pictures of.  The trouble, often, is that staying somewhere close to all of the action is difficult and involves lots of compromise that takes away from the experience. Thankfully that’s not the case…

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On the Mac

IS AIRBNB FOR YOU?

Just like the proverbial bus, I’ve gone from having no experience with Airbnb to having two in the same week.    I thought today I’d talk about how it was for me and you can decide whether it’s something you want to try. Airbnb started back in 2008, when there…

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Metro Hotel Dublin Airport

MY STAY AT THE METRO HOTEL, DUBLIN

I have been to Dublin twice now and each time I’ve been surprised both by how quickly the hotels are booked up and how expensive they can be. My usual budget for a European hotel (***) is around €100 per night, so you can imagine how unimpressed I was that…

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STAYING AT THE HOTEL HERRMES, PRAGUE

I know my posts have been a little sporadic recently and I apologise for neglecting you. But you see, I have been too busy wallowing in a pool of self-pity, to do anything other than work and catch up with TV shows. I have strained/sprained/stretched (basically buggered) my knee and…

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MY STAY AT THE RIAD LE CALIFE, FES

After a rather pleasant four hour train journey from Casablanca to Fes, a taxi driver met us at the station with our name on a sign.  A short drive into the Medina and we were met by a member of the Calife staff, with a wheelbarrow for our cases, who…

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STAYING AT CLUB VAL D ANFA HOTEL, CASABLANCA

Situated just off the busy seafront (a two-minute walk away, but you can’t hear any noise (except for the ocean of course)), the Club Val D’Anfa Hotel is gorgeous. The ‘bell boys’ were in traditional costume and very helpfully took our luggage and saw us to our room.  Room 239 to…

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