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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I probably wont be too original by saying that Barcelona for me is among the most desired travel destinations. I first time headed here back in October 2014, and was so impressed of this city that I even created my Barcelona Travel Guide. Although back then we traveled by a rental car and we had an option to stay at cheaper but...
Before arriving to Kutaisi I didn't search for any hotels online to book, just because of... it's Georgia. And in Georgia you can find a hotel once you are on site, and the best of all - I really like bargains, so...after we arrived at Kutaisi (we had a plane in next morning to Vilnius) and just left our Tbilisi - Kutaisi...
I headed to hotel Dzintars just shortly after we visited 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. Dzintars hotel is located in Latvian beach resort city Jūrmala - very close to the nations capital city Riga (some 30 minutes drive). The reason I chose this hotel is plain simple - my brother works as a concierge here (family ties) and this...
Ordino is a small and the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra located very close to the nations capital city Andorra la Vella. I discovered this place by accident about a year ago. Back then I was looking for Andorra la Vella hotels, but I even didn't noticed that we have been already left...
I first visited Andorra in the Autumn of 2014, during a week long travels across Spain and Andorra. You can read my first impressions of Andorra or enjoy a spectacular views we had during our drive here from a Spanish resort city Sitges.Since Andorra is a super tiny micro state, we even didn't noticed that we have drive trough Andorra la...
Sitges is a very popular beach resort in region of Catalonia in Spain. I visited Sitges last autumn during my Spain and Andorra travels. Back then I stayed overnight at Hotel Globos in Sitges. In this article I have listed 15 popular hotels in Sitges available on Booking.com which offers value deals (read: discounts)According to...
Peratallada ia a Charming Stone Building Town in Catalonia, Spain. Last time I visited this place I literally felt in love with it, and I wish to return here for more and more. Read more about my travel expierience in Peratallada during my Spain + Andorra trip. Although I haven't stayed overnight in Peratallada I would love to stay in...
Begur is a charming medieval town located in Spanish Costa Brava region (Catalonia). According to the Booking.com here are the top 3 reasons why some (perhaps you) should visit Begur: beach, tranquility & scenery. You can reach Begur easily both from Girona (Find Girona hotels) and Figueres (Find Figueres hotels).  I visited...
One reason some (perhaps you) should visit Figueres in Spain is a Salvador Dali House Museum there. I paid a visit there last autumn and spent a few lovely hours in this museum. I would be glad if I would have a hotel back there at Figueres. Well that doesn't mean you dont have your options. One thing you could do is travel back to...
I booked this hotel in Altlay because of it's close location to Frankfurt-Hahn airport, cheap price and free parking.  I had like only 10 minutes for hotel research back in the Linden town. I was hoping to use hotwire for selecting a fine hotel near airport area, but unfortunately hotwire this time didn't served any hotel in a...
Once in The Netherlands one (perhaps you) should stay at the Dutch brand hotel - Golden Tulip. OK, it's actually owned by a French investment group - Groupe de Louvre, but Duthc brand sound more interesting right? Tulips, Netherlands... Golden Tulip...Although this was not my first time staying overnight in Netherlands, it was my first...
We ended our first day in Germany at hotel Bastion located in a small town called Neuss close to a larger Dusseldorf. I must admit we had a problems to find this location, but it was my fault not hotels. I didn't know how to enter address on our rental cars navigation system, so we did have a drive "on blind".After a several stops at gas...
I visited Cadaques in Spain last autumn back then I stayed at a lovely hotel Tarongeta located some 5 minute walk from beaches. Just like Roses, Cadaques is a fabulous seaside town located on shores of Costa Brava in region of Catalonia, Spain. It's a major tourist spot with local Spanish tourists and tourists from France making a...
Roses is a fabulous town located on shores of Costa Brava in region of Catalonia, Spain. It's a major tourist spot with local Spanish tourists and tourists from France making a majority of visitors. Though plenty of Brits and American nationals can be found here as well. Read: Exploring Catalonia: from Roses to Cadaques I first...
Last autumn I made a week long trip to Spain, region of Catalonia, after landing at Barcelona El Prat Airport, we took our car from rental company and went straight to Girona. You can read more about my first impressions of Girona, but here is a quick tip - major tourist attractions in Girona are: Girona Cathedral and Jewish Quarter....
Hotel Shamo in Gudauri actually is a very cosy guest house located close to Gudauri (in Kumlistsikhe village) not far from ski-lifts.I first stayed at this hotel back in April, 2011, then again at the end of 2011, and finally we stayed here during our recent visit to Gudauri.The default price per person at Hotel Shamo are about $50...
Back in summer of 2014, we took a 2 day rafting trip, during which we visited Rabati Castle Complex for about an hour. in such short time we hadn't much chance to explore the so called "Jewel in the Crown" - Rabati Castle complex, renovated just couple of years ago, and aimed to become as one of the most popular tourist attractions in...
Welcome to another photo review article, this time I will photo-review Hotel Trialeti Palace hotel in Bakuriani.For a prelude - this was my second stay at this hotel during Christmas time second year in a row. You might find interesting my post - White Christmas in Bakuriani.Though, I didn't find a way to book this hotel on booking.com,...
We stayed at this hotel about a month ago, during our one week Catalonia trip, in which we actually drive even to Andorra, so this hotel was our last hotel in Spain before departing back to Georgia.To book this hotel we chose hotwire.com (they offer secret deals - you kinda buy a cat in a sack - but you don't need to worry about a bad...
One thing I like about travel - is to choose hotels on site (who needs a booking systems? ).So did happen this time, when we chose this 2 star hotel in Ordino, Andorra. As you might already now, Andorra is a tinny micro state sandwiched between Spain and France, so if you travel here by car, it's nothing tragic to drive out of capital...
One of the things I like about hotels is not to plan a stay at hotel before. No bookings, no planning. Just pass by, if you like it - go into it, and ask for a room and price. The best of this is bargain.So did happened this time, after we arrived from Peratallada, a nice medieval town to resort city of Sitges, close to Barcelona. Turns...
On our third Spain trip day we stayed overnight at one of the interesting hotels I have ever stayed - Es Cel de Begur Hotel at Bergur.We booked this hotel on Booking.com it offered a huge savings, instead of paying EUR 400 we paid for room with partial sea view and bed with baldachine EUR 81.Well I doubt the actual value for this...
We stayed at hotel Tarongeta in Cadaques in our second day trip to Catalonia, Spain.You can read my photo article - covering Cadaques here.Choice of Tarongneta was made spontaneous and all agreements regarding accommodation was made on site, not using any third party booking services (thus, I must admit I found this hotel on booking.com...
During our first day on our Catalonia trip for a first night we stayed at Girona - Hotel Ultonia.For a starter I must admit - I wanted to book other less expensive hotel, but that was out of city centre - so hell, for a sake of couple of bucks we decided to book something valuable in city centre.But to keep up with the costs - I found it...