Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hotel Boutique Villa Venecia, Benidorm, Spain

 Location: Plaza San Jaime, 1, 03500 Benidorm

Description: Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique is nestled in the cliff which separates Benidorm’s Poniente and Levante beaches, and has beautiful views out to sea. Rooms come equipped with everything you will need to make your stay comfortable. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, fridge and full bathroom with hair dryer. All rooms have a sea view. Guests can relax and dine in the hotel’s restaurant with its panoramic views of Levante beach. The Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique caters for couples only and is not recommended for families.

This is a lovely hotel in a wonderful location.The furnishings and decor are gorgeous. The bedroom whilst small is great as is the bathroom. The staff are very helpful and friendly indeed. They are very pleased for working in such an amazing building. I do think you should be told you will be charged for each coffee you have from the machine in your bedroom. I also think the breakfast could be improved to a buffet style.

Perfect location in the heart of city, beautiful sea view, the room is simply excellent! Everything inside is new, perfect and comfortable. Nice sun terrace on the roof with pool/jaquzzi. They have very good vine cellar and gourmet kitchen, it's a new menu each day with wide variety of delicious meals (meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruites, desserts). Prices are reasonable if we talk about 5stars hotel. It's very pleasant to have Nespresso coffee machine in the room with the set of 16 Grands Crus capsules. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I believe this is the best hotel in Benidorm indeed, highly recommended!

The rooms have a TV, a choice of pillows and mattresses and mini-bar design. The bathroom has panoramic views and whirlpool, and features store-coded remote control, to shower with privacy or overlooking the sea. Guests can enjoy coffee and an exclusive tea set in the same room. All this without forgetting the facilities for those who want to combine work with their leisure time taking advantage of wi-fi and service portable

Nice staff
Great view

Small rooms
Small pool

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hotel Palace GL, Barcelona, Spain

Location: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, L'Eixample, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Description: El Palace Hotel Barcelona has 125 rooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. They are all decorated with the elegant, renowned style of our own brand of classic luxury. El Palace combine the charm of old world luxury with re-done rooms, very friendly staff, right in the middle of Barcelona.

Review:  El Palace is home to Barcelona's most exclusive halls, available to all those looking for an exceptional, unique setting in the heart of the city. El Palace guarantees your celebration will exceed all expectations, held in a setting designed to ensure the success of every event. The hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing. This beautiful old hotel is very focused on good service and there was always a member of staff to cater for every reqirement.

Breakfast is served in a heated garden room and is the best buffet breakfast from Spain. The breakfast is 30 euros but all visitors receive a 50 euros voucher for the restaurants. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive, the hotel is very comfortable and spacious with beautiful decor, and an air of efficient calm pervades. 

Rooms - The management really should close some of them and use for storage or stock rooms. I was on the second floor and had to change it just minutes after I arrived. In the fifth floor I didn’t notice anything. If you keep your noisy room for all the days, your value of this hotel will be 1/5, instead the 4/5 it can achieve.

Staff – so friendly and pleasure in general, but some of them need training in the luxury service, like the man who took my bags up and receiving no tip (not deserved) slammed the door and frowning when he saw me in the lobby. So rude.

Restaurants – one Michelin star Caellis is brilliant. Don't lose the opportunity to taste this delicious restaurant. The second restaurant is simply part of an open living room, not very suggestive. Not feel like going.  Breakfast is served in a lovely setting, the food offered is ok but not worth the money.

Gym – Really poor. One of the the worst areas in the hotel. 3 machines and one of them out of service.

Proffessional service
Unique rooms
Excellent food

Boring place
Old bathrooms
Fitness Center

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ascott Mayfair, Mayfair, London

Location: 49 Hill Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, Londra W1J 5NB, 10 minutes walk of Oxford Street

Description: Experience luxury and ultimate service while residing in Mayfair, London's most exclusive district. Surrounded by museums, stylish restaurants and grand theatres, you can relax and enjoy the sophistication of these boutique accommodations while on business travel or a weekend retreat. The 1920s Art Deco building combines all the comforts and amenities of home with an extensive range of facilities and personalised services. Enjoy the best of London while indulging in the spacious comfort of a luxury London serviced apartment.

Rooms are designed and furnished to reflect the sophistication of the Art Deco period, the apartment sizes range from studio's residences to expansive three bedroom suites. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, personal entertainment system and optional separate living area.

Experience the exceptional services you desire and the benefits of exclusive luxury accommodation in London. Breakfast leisurely in The Terrace while viewing the gardens and unwind with cocktails at The Club Lounge. You can relax in the comfort and security of your own private apartment.

Guests travelling on business can make use of well-equipped board room for organising important business meetings. Guests can relieve their stress at the well-equipped gymnasium and later hop into the swimming pool for relaxation.

Good value for money
Friendly staff
Nice location

Average breakfast

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel - Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain

Location: C/ Playa d'en Bossa 10, 07817 Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain

Description: Hotel Ushuaia is a luxurious accommodation designed to perfection for comfort and fun filled break for the guests. Hotel not recommended for those under 22 years old. Only for adults. If your looking to chill out during the day and party hard at night this is the place to go to!

Review: This splendid hotel is situated on the fascinating beach of Playa den Bossa, close to Figueretes and Ibiza Town which are major tourist destination. It is also a highly preferred accommodation for leisure and exciting vacation. Hotel Ushuaia is adorned with eye catching furniture that enhance the interior beauty with its charming features and beautiful designs.

Integrated with modern amenities, this accommodation offers a cool ambience that would make your stay pleasant and luxurious. Ushuaia Ibiza features a spa and 2 outdoor pools with large Balinese-style lounge chairs. It hosts live DJ performances and fashion shows.  Hotel is close to the prime centers and well connected with transportation. The town center is just few minutes distance away from the accommodation. The town exhibits vibrant nightlife which is full of life and spark. 

The hotel features three-storey bungalow-style buildings and typical, Mediterranean island architecture. It also features a large oval-shaped pool and a river shaped pool with direct access from select rooms. For those looking to soak up some Ibiza sun, there are solarium terraces with Balinese beds, umbrellas, sun beds and a Jacuzzi. The hotel also houses a Beach Club restaurant directly in front of the beach which serves delicious breakfasts as well as Mediterranean cuisine. 

Besides the room facilities, Fiesta hotel Ushuaia, also offers numerous recreational conveniences, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi which makes this accommodation one of the best lively destination in the island, Ibiza. There is also an onsite bar and a stylish restaurant that serves delicious international cuisines that is sure to win you heart. The room service staff is efficient and friendly. The beach bar/ restaurant is a bit pricey but there is a great atmosphere during the day. Food really nice & service is good so people are not too bothered about the price. Beds in standard rooms are single beds, which are popular on the island. If you need to join the beds and make one double bed, just ask the reception staff and they will arrange it for you.

Ushuaia it's one of those real and unique hotels in the world where you come there to enjoy sun, have fun with yours friends, and have a good time. If you feel like dancing and partying get there immediately!

Pool parties
Free entrance to events
Great crowd
Great location
Free Wi-Fi
Breakfast included

Price does not reflect the value
Staff and service very poor
Non sound-proof rooms

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Fascinating Hotel Negresco - Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

Location: 37 Promenade Des Anglais, 06000 Nice. It is a 15 minute walk from the Old Town and Nice Train Station.

Description: The Negresco, on the seafront in the heart of Nice, is one of the Riviera's super-glamorous hotels. This hotel's splendid early 20th-century architecture and enviable seafront location overlooking the Promenade des Anglais have made it a legend on French Riviera. Bedrooms are the last word in luxury and magnificent works of art and antique furniture abound. Gourmets can choose to dine in the hotel's Le Chantecler restaurant or top-class brasserie La Rotonde , which boasts an unusual carousel-style decor complete with wooden horses.

Review:  The hotel itself is an art; a lot of art work and antique collections to see. Our room is very huge and decent; bathroom is clean and well equipped. All the staff we encountered are very professional and resourceful. The food in the Michelin Star Chantecler Restaurant isdelicious and the ambiance in the Regency style dining room isso relaxing which is superseeded by the ever attentive professional staff. The presence of an individual sculpture on each table was unique. Different floors have different designs and settings, each room has its own charm. There are a total of six floors in this hotel. The hotel has a somewhat museum feel with paintings, sculptures and art ever where the eye can see.

The hotel offers valet and free parking which keeps it true to its name and service; arriving guests worry about nothing but just check themselves in and enjoy their stay. The entire staff is professional, friendly and very eager to help.

Each room has its own specific and unique décor inspired and modeled from French Art/History and varying from Louis XIII to Art Deco. Upon walking into the room you feel as though you are transported back in time into an imperial maison/suite: ceilings are extremely high, the bathroom is large and grand covered in marble, rooms are spacious, walls are covered with fabric wall-papering and scattered with beautiful furniture and art.

History location
Seaview rooms
The service
The art collection
The cleanliness
The location

Costs of extra food, drink
A bit far from city center
Traffic noise

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