Hotel reviews

There are times I travel a lot, usually I stay at boutique hotels, if in Europe or in motels if in United States. The most beautiful stay so far has been in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir (Turkey). The most awful stay so far has been in China Town (NY) in some small dungeon for $100 a night. In a year I'm staying at hotels for about 30 days.

Hotel Exe Guadalete in Jerez de la Frontera Review

We booked hotel Exe Guadalete in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain for one night at the start of June, 2016. It's a nice, decent hotel with free parking and cozy bed.  Right in the heart of Jerez... Is it a hotel with a convention centre or a convention centre with a hotel. Hotel Exe Guadalete in Jerez Set in gardens, Exe Guadalete is located in Jerez de la Frontera, 15 minutes’ drive from the Costa de la Luz. It features an outdoor swimming pool with chill-out area and free Wi-Fi....

Park Hotel in Yerevan Review

In mid March, 2016 we visited Yerevan again, this time we booked a boutique hotel on Koghbatsi street - Park Hotel.  We booked this hotel on booking.com for about EUR 80 per night, and stayed here for two or three nights (don't remember anymore) and used as our base for further Yerevan's exploration. There are two another hotels in Yerevan I can really suggest - Hotel Meg and Republica hotel. Yerevan's boutique hotels are among the best in the World I have ever stayed.  Park hotel...

La Codorniz Hotel Review in Tarifa

We were driving around area of Tarifa, it was getting already dark, we hadn't yet booked any hotel. Our hope was that we will easily book some hotel on site. In fact we made a stop at some 3 roadside hotels. hostels but they all were fully booked. At every place I asked could they recommend me something in this area, and La Codrniz was one of the suggestions.  We found La Codorniz hotel located just some 300 meters from beaches, about 5 km from town of Tarifa. La Codorniz hotel near...

Hotel Parasol Garden Review in Torremolinos, Spain

Hotel Parasol Garden in Torremolinos was first hotel we booked during our week long trip in our Costa la Sol trip in Spain. After we landed at Malaga airport and picked up our rental car at Malaga airport we headed to nearby located beach resort town of Torremolinos.  The hotel offered full board or all inclusive. We booked full board, as it was for about 15 EUR cheaper than all inclusive. Latter we learnt that Full board means all meals, except drinks, including still...

Holiday Inn Berlin Airport Hotel Revie in Schönefeld, Germany

We stayed at Holiday Inn Berlin airport hotel between connecting flight to Spain. At start we didn't planned to stay at hotel at all or to use some cheap hostel in Berlin city center, but after actually landing here in Berlin and visiting Berlin city center, we agreed a hotel is a must have. I was surprised to learn that hotels are way much expensive in Berlin than it is usually, This was one of the rare hotels we reached by foot, after arriving at local train station (located close to...

Hotel Fontaine Royal Review In Liepāja

Set in a converted factory building along the Tirdzniecības kanāls, this laid-back hotel with quirky, royal-inspired interiors is 8 minutes' walk from the Liepajas theater and 6 km from tours of the Karostas Cietums prison. The eclectic, colorful rooms come with TVs and Internet access. Budget rooms share bathrooms, while upgrades have en suite facilities. Family rooms sleep up to 6 people, and suites feature gilt furniture, seating areas and/or whirlpool tubs. Breakfast is offered...

Top 10 Budget hotels near Frankfurt - Hahn airport in Germany

In this article I have listed top 10 budget hotels close or near to Frankfurt - Hahn airport in Germany.  About a year ago I did a short but very memorable trip to Germany and The Netherlands, and my trip started (and ended at Frankfurt Hahn Airport), back then I choose to stay at Hotel Zur Morschabch, for other valuable deals please see listing bellow. B&B Hotel Frankfurt Hahn-Airport Located directly opposite Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, this modern hotel in Hahn offers...

Plaza Hotel in Batumi

Are you looking for a budget friendly hotel in Batumi? I can highly recommend one -  Plaza hotel, located next to the Batumi bay. Plaza Hotel is located close to Batumi Port and in very short distance from city center. We booked Plaza hotel using local Georgian coupon site - hotsale.ge and got a lovely room with balcony and access to the Olympic swimming pool for just 50 GEL per night (with breakfast included).  We stayed here for two nights at the start of March 2016. It was...

Hotel Best Western Modena District, Italy

Best Western Modena District hotel was our last hotel in Italy during our week long travels across the country.  This Best Western hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Campogalliano exit of the A22 Motorway, 10 km from Modena. The property offers a gym, and free outdoor parking. At check in I asked can they give us a smokers room, the receptionist lady told they have a lovely, large smokers room, which is designed for disabled persons, we didn't mind, after seeing our room - we concluded,...

Guest House Hapi in Jūrmala

If there is a reason I will remember Hapi guest house in Jūrmala, then probably its green walls and super unprofessional staff attitude will be among top of them.  Hapi guesthouse in Jūrmala We stayed here for one night back in August 2015 and ... I can not even express my disappointment in words how unprofessional and meanwhile expensive this so called guest house was. We paid about EUR 40 for stay in this place... EUR 40 is not much, I agree - but you can stay for the same price in...

Best Western Soave Hotel, San Bonifacio

We booked this Best Western franchise hotel in San Bonifacio, Italy through secret deals on Hotwire, on January 1st, 2016, we chose this hotel because of it's close location to Verona and affordable price (about $60). I love using Hotwire, in most cases there are great value deals, but it was not like this time. We got a small, bad equipped room from Hotel Soave. No, I'm not complaining, our stay was pretty OK. But it was far from the expected. Hotel Soave is 200 m from San...

St.Olav Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia

St. Olav Hotel is located in the heart of Old Tallinn just a few hundred meters away from Tallinn's Town Hall square. We stayed at this hotel in August, 2015, during a short travels to Estonian capital to celebrate my thirty birthday. Lai street in Tallinn Our hotel was located in the heart of Old Tallinn, since it was a Summertime, many cafes and restaurants were opened in our and nearby streets, so we had a plenty to choose from. St.Olav hotel in Tallinn The St. Olav is located...

Hotel Guerrini Review in Venice, Italy

We booked hotel Guerrini in Venice for New Years night (2016), because of it's location - Located just off the characteristic Venetian street of Lista di Spagna and 400 m from Santa Lucia Railway Station, Hotel Guerrini offers free Wi-Fi and simple air-conditioned rooms. Now the biggest surprise was to learn out, that heating in our room didn't worked (seems it didn't worked for all the hotel), so called simple air conditioner also didn't helped much (it constantly showed +17C...

Hotel Edelweiss Review in Gudauri

Located in Gudauri, a 10-minute walk from the nearest ski lift, Edelweiss Hotel features an on-site restaurant serving Georgian and European cuisine and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. We booked hotel Edelweiss for 2015 Christmas (December 23-25) and enjoyed our stay at this place a lot. Thus the price we paid for this hotel is well above average (about EUR 100 per night) we are paying for hotels in Georgia, the service offered for price was just excellent. Alternatively check out Hotel...

Hotel Villa Carlota in Florence, Italy

Villa Carlota hotel in Florence is a 4-star hotel. We stayed here overnight just day before New Year in 2015. We arrived here after paid a visit to the leaning tower of Pisa and short wanderings around Tuscany vineyards. Previous night we spent at another 4-star hotel in Lucca. Read more:  Albergo Celide Hotel Review in Lucca, Italy. Villa Carlota compared to Albergo Celide is a truly a 4-star hotel and I will definitely return to this hotel next when spending time in Florence....

Albergo Celide Hotel Review in Lucca, Italy

Albergo Celide is a four star hotel located in Lucca, Italy, we stayed here overnight at the end of 2015, although this is a four star hotel, speaking of staff members I can call it barely one star hotel.  Probably arriving to this hotel requests that you arrive in a suite or evening gown, since we arrived here from Milan after some 5 hour drive and were in our casual clothes staff members probably thought that we are some misunderstanding for their precious place. Our booking...

Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport Hotel (Case Nuove, Italy)

We stayed overnight at Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport hotel just shortly we landed at the airport and took our rental car from FireFly. It turned out that FireFly office was just some 200 meters from this hotel, so we didn't had much driving for the first day from during our seven day trip in Italy. OK, we drove to the nearby town of Ferno to have a Italian style supper at Osteria San Martino. If you are traveling by car  - I highly recommend to choose hotels near...

Best 50 Batumi Hotels in Georgia 2015

​Batumi is a vibrant destination in Georgia offering a lot, some heads here to enjoy rocky coastline of Black sea, while others head here to ...play casino's. I haven't tried out (yet) any of Batumi casino's, but I believe much of the city's infrastructure is built to attract gamblers. I might be wrong, but Batumi definitely has many casino's. Either you are traveling to Batumi to try your luck or looking for sub-troop climate this city has many hotels to offer. Starting budget range...

Need a Cheap Hostel in Tbilisi? Get One Starting $3.5 Per/Night

I don't call myself a hostel person, but there were times I used hostels a lot back in my early 20ies,  actually when I first arrived to Tbilisi back in 2011 I stayed exactly at hostel. Hostels are good for couple of reasons - you can meet new friends, but what's important they are cheap. Tbilisi are no expectation when speaking of cheap stay, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of budget price hostels. The cheapest ones comes as low as 7.5 GEL per person per night typically it...

Top 44 Best Rated Hotels in Georgia 2015

In this article you will find a list of top 44 preferred hotels in Republic of Georgia in 2015. The idea to create such list for me arrived after I did a full import of Georgia hotels using Booking.com hotels data set into my blog (or should I call it a website now?) Among those 44 hotels there are only 5 star and 4 star hotels listed. I have been trying to build a hotel related websites for years, but never have been satisfied with results fully. Now I'm almost satisfied with results....

Bakuriani Hotels - Enjoy Your Winter Holidays in Georgian Ski Resort

There are a few simple reasons I adore Bakuriani as my winter holiday destination in Georgia (I have spent last two Christmas here) - the scenery mountainous views, holiday feeling and during Western Christmas time (December 24-26) there are not too many folks (Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas on January 7).  Read more about how I have celebrated Christmas in Bakuriani, or learn way I believe that Bakuriani is among Top 16 places to visit in Georgia and if that's...

Ultimate List With Top 10 Gudauri Hotels (Georgian Ski Resort)

Holiday season is approaching, and if you have chosen Georgia as your final destination for skiing, there is a good reason to visit Georgian Winter capital Gudauri. It's famous of skiing slopes, heliskiing, hiking and of course wonderful relaxation accompanied by famous Georgian hospitality service. To make your stay in Gudauri even more pleasant, here is the ultimate list with top 20 Gudauri hotels, apartments and guesthouses to choose from. Be prepared to take a cash with...

11 Near Perfect Guesthouses and Hotels in Mtskheta (Georgia) With Free Breakfasts

Felt in love with that lovely view of Jvari monastery, probably Svetiskhoveli cathedral. Would you like to stay in Mtskheta for some extra day, maybe even a weekend and wouldn't mind to have a clean, safe and decent stay in Mtksheta (Georgia)? You have arrived to the right place, look no more, you have just found 11 near perfect guesthouses and hotels in Mtskheta. Actually there are not many hotels in Mtskheta (yet) so the majority accommodations here are guesthouses. The prices for...

Top 10 Boutique / Luxury Hotels in Tbilisi (Georgia)

When it comes down to choosing a hotel in Tbilisi (and Georgia) you are left with two options - to take a cheap hostel (Read: Tbilisi hostels: 15 hostels in Tbilisi for couples) or chose a boutique (call it a luxury, if you prefer). I have been living in Georgia for 6 years already, and most of the time in Tbilisi, since I'm renting an apartment here, I haven't stayed at any hotel in Tbilisi yet (well I did some 6 years ago for a few nights, but I believe that hotel is ouf of business...