Posts Tagged ‘Hotels’

Enormous Fees that can be added to your Hotel Bill

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Booking at a five-star hotel is fine, that is, until you get your bill while you’re checking out. Suddenly, your $245 a night hotel room is double the price, and why? Because you availed of “services” which you just assumed came with the package. Before you order a room service massage or any use any of the amenities in your hotel, look at the factors which can hike up your hotel bill.

Early Check In

While some people think that checking in early is pretty harmless as long as the room’s already vacant, think again. A lot of hotels actually charge high fees for early check ins. You can add $20 to $50 to your hotel bill just by arriving too early. These are true most especially in very accommodating hotels like the Hyatt Regency and the Hilton.

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Eco-Friendly Hotels

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environmentIf you are serious about protecting the environment and reducing your carbon footprint they you may want to organize your holidays this year to take advantage of the many eco-friendly hotels and guesthouses that are now available.

The Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel in Cornwall has state of the art facilities and a stunning view looking out over the beautiful bay, but it is also committed to sustainable environmental management. The hotel adapts strict waste reduction policies including a recycling scheme, and encourages both staff and guest to use public transport, cycling and walking to get around. The hotel also sources produce for the kitchen from the local area to reduce food miles and carbon emissions, and encourages self-catering guestsLittle Haven, Pembrokeshire to buy locally as well. You might also be interested in the new eco-friendly holiday village being developed in Pembrokeshire, which comprises of timber lodges and cottages that follow a tradition Welsh village layout, but that are powered by renewable energy sources such as biomass fuels that are developed from local crops.

Top Six Hotel Beds Across the Globe

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If you’re the type who works more than twelve hours a day, six days a week, it’s most likely that you’ve forgotten what your bed is for. Nearly all working Americans hardly get enough sleep, taking work and late night television to bed with them. These hotels might actually just give you the necessary refresher course on how to relax after a hard day’s work.

Loisaba Wilderness in Kenya

Who says camping out needs to be stressful? When you enjoy the wildlife of Kenya’s Loisaba Wilderness, you get to sleep under the stars in the comfort of a four-poster bed. Don’t worry because it’s covered by a mosquito net so those gigantic African bugs won’t be feasting on your blood while you sleep.

Hotels in Brussels

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Visiting Brussels, the European capital, is interesting. This time, I would like to give some advices about three good hotels from Brussels. If you plan a trip to Brussels, it might be your destination.

  1. Astrid Centre Hotel ***. It is located in the very centre of Brussels, 400 metres away from the Grand Place. It is situated in a quite picturesque neighborhood, between the fish market and St. Catherine Market, where you can enjoy the local gastronomy. You can find here 100 modern rooms with all necessary amenities. Adress: Place du Samedi 11 Zaterdagplein, 1000 Brussels

2.Hotel La Madeleine **(budget). Belongs to the Belhotel group, which rebuilded and expanded the hotel in 1996. 50 rooms with comfortable furniture, bathroom with shower cabin. Excelent services, familiar atmosphere. Location: in the historic city centre, near the Railway Station and Central Market

Adress: Rue de la Montagne 20-22; B-1000 Brussels

Best New Hotels in New York City

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New York is known for a lot of things. The place is always busy and adapts to changes that happens around it. Whether in the field of sports, entertainment and of course fashion, it just keeps on improving. One more industry that is growing is its lodging business.

The present recession greatly affected hotel industries in the US.  Based on the information provided by Travlezoo, the lodging business last 2008 went down on a depressing value and was still pulled down by approximately nine percent in 2009. This 2010, despite the US current situation, New York City hotels do not seem to be affected. In fact, more hotel rooms and structures with astounding designs and remarkable services are popping out in the Big Apple. These hotels seem to be everywhere. There’s in Chelsea, Nolita and lower Manhattan. According to Chris Heywood of NYC & Company, the city’s tourism authority, guests can still enjoy and explore the genuine New York City even if some of these new hotels are located in the not so popular enclaves.

5 Handy iPhone Apps to Use During Your Travels

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It cannot be denied that an iPhone is a most useful tool when it comes to everyday life. Want to write a quick email to your friend while waiting for the train? Whip out your iPhone! Want to check the recipe of an easy to bake cake for a friend’s birthday? Google it on your iPhone and you’ll be throwing the party in no time!

Travelers on the other hand, swore that their iPhone is more than handy – in fact, this gadget even saved their lives a few times, thanks to the apps available in the phone. Here are the top handiest iPhone apps you can download before you start your travels soon!

The Best Out of the Box Hotels

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A clean bed with comforters, a lighted and maintained space, interiors that effect well-being, perhaps some sauna, a  bar, a restaurant or a pool – these are the most basic things we look for in hotels. But for the seasoned traveler, there are times that the conventional hotel rooms with their standard themes become commonplace. It feels like spending just another night in just another bed in just another town.

When the hotels offer only the same cookie-cutter level of hospitality, the best cure is to get a sense of wonder from the place you’re staying. These off the wall hotels are the places you can stay in for the night and recapture a sense of newness from.

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10 Best Seaside Inns in the US

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During the summer, there’s quite nothing like going to the coasts to enjoy the sun and the sand and come night time, to sleep hearing the gentle sounds of the surf hitting the shore. This is the reason why going to Washington, Maine, California and other states which have the ocean as their neighbor has been a long standing American tradition. An escape to the beach also means checking into the hospitality of seaside inns.

Some of these establishments have been around as far the 1800s and figure in our fantasies of romance and relaxation. In this article, we will view the best seaside inns in the country which prove that the allure and adventure of these lodgings are real.

Camden Harbour Inn, Maine