There are several of these apartments all over London. They are a very reasonable alternative to a hotel and can be booked for a minimum of one night. In addition to a separate bedroom, there is also a small kitchen and dining area which is a real boon when visiting with small children.
The most expensive Waikiki hostel, and also the largest. They have the most stuff for their guests (from surfboards to snorkelgear) and the most rooms (beds) of any hostel in Hawaii. The staff are great and it would be hard to not have a good time unless you really dislike good looking people, sunshine and beer.
Direct online bookings (to avoid paying booking companies) are available through www.waikikibeachsidehostel.com
The You Sabai is a guesthouse located in the heart of Chiang Mai. It has 8 comfortable, clean and affordable guesthouse rooms (150 – 250 Baht per night), a charming outdoor restaurant that serves up healthy authentic Thai dishes and western breakfast favourites, and assists with a wide variety of traveller arrangements.
Visitors staying at the You Sabai guesthouse can avail of free use of an open space to practice Thai massage, yoga, or to meditate in privacy.
I kept going back to the same Guest House in Chiang Mai because the people that owned it were really friendly, honest and fun. Now I am lucky enough to be good friends with them. And I wish to tell anyone that is going to Chiang Mai that they should call in and see for themselves.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) throughout the summer has various types of accomodation available. The rooms are clean, comfortable and good value for money. There are great transport links and a few shops, bars and a beach in the vicinity. Around 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, unless you get an express bus, which makes it around 25 minutes. Well worth checking out for those on a budget.
A great central location on a canal five minutes from the Alster lake and designer shops. Modern minimal room styling. Indoor pool and spa. Usual German high quality extensive breakfast; they have everything.
Alter Wall 40;
tel: 40 369500;
email : H5395@accor.com;
The Kingston is a great, small hotel near the centre of the business district. It's a little distant from Stanley Park (maybe a mile or so away?), but pretty close to Granville Island and very close to Chinatown... a nice walk in any case. It's fairly inexpensive, and there's nothing incredibly fancy about the rooms, and frankly, that's part of the Kingston's charm. It's clean, basic, family run, comfortable and a great place to rest your head before a full day of touring this great city.
Probably the best located and most fun of the hostels in Waikiki and is also one of the cheapest. They have hammocks, keg parties, and free internet (or you can use the internet cafe two doors down).
Not the cheapest of accommodation but its air of luxury belies the price and it's only a minute walk from the famed market square. Hotel recently refurbished and bathrooms particularly are very impressive.
The flat this small company found us matched both the photographs and the descriptions on the website. We found the place scrupulously clean, and the arrangements, both financial and logistical, were spot on. Charlotte, who runs the company, helped us settle in despite our arriving at a late hour. We recommend La Casa Roma unreservedly.
We loved this elegant period apartment. Perfectly located within 5-10 minutes easy walking distance of both the Old Town and the bars and restaurants of Kazimierz. Loads of space, good kitchen, two bathrooms, balcony, piano...
I recommend this guesthouse for its location, just round the corner from the main square in Krakow, its price (£20-30 for a single room, £32-46 for a double) and for the very friendly helpful staff.
It provides clean simple en-suite rooms and flats arranged around an attractive courtyard off one of the roads leading to the main square. Breakfast is available in bars in the same road, or at the impressive Metropolitan which adjoins the Hotel Saski and ul slawkowska 3, a few minutes walk away.
Reviews of Globetrotter and other Krakow hotels can be found at www.cracow-life.com/krakow/hotel_directory.php which is where I found details of it. I would certainly stay there again.
Globetrotter can arrange lifts to and from the airport if needed. It can be reached easily by the airport bus which stops only five minutes walk away, but the bus can be very crowded on the way back to the airport.
There's quite a few Hotel Temples in India, I expect: this one just off Assi Ghat is a good one. It's not luxurious, but for the price (Rs 350, about 4 quid, for a double) it's very decent and enjoys a prime location overlooking the Ganges at the southern tip of the ghats.
The next best thing about the place is the staff, who make every effort possible for you. The food, on the other hand, owes a little too much to Maggi tomato ketchup.
This hotel is superbly situated, with old world charm, braided doormen and sweeping stairways. Rooms are actually suites with separate sleeping, lounge & bathroom facilities.
Globtroter Hotel is a fantastic hotel right in the middle of Kracow. It's very close to the Square and most other interesting locations are within walking distance. I was there in January and it was such a lovely place to come back to after tramping through snow every day.
Hotel Wentzl is right on the main square, and it has fantastic large rooms that are well decorated, with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the square.The hotel only has 20 rooms and is really good value for the level of service it provides.
This is a charming hotel with a view of the vineyards of Sancerre. It is clean, comfortable and relatively cheap, but the best thing is the view. It is a short walk from the center of town, close to many restaurants and interesting little cobbled streets. They have a swimming pool and serve breakfast from 7 to 10:30. Lovely place if you're travelling through the country and want to spend some time in Sancerre and surrounding towns.
Chavignol, where the famous goat cheese comes from, is about 5 kilometres, if that, from there. There are wine producers and cheesemakers shops on the side of some of the roads, too.
This is an a amazingly immaculate late 60's hotel, which feels like being in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Hotel Thermal has an open air thermal pool on the valley slope from which you can enjoy the incredible mini St. Petersburg, golden domed skyline.
Tel 359 001 111
North of the island, great scenery, beaches and quiet (away from the noisier south). This is a great place to chill out, with very good restaurants. What more can I say?
In the island's north, about an hour's run from the airport;
A hotel that is close to the beach without paying the high price of staying on the beach. It also features the Ao Nang Divers who have daily snorkelling/diving trips around the nearby islands.
The rooms are immaculate, breakfast is basic, and massages and manicures are available at the pool. Unfortunately, this hotel probably has the worst pool in the Ao Nang area. But that will give you more of a reason to go to the beach.
143 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
(just before the McDonalds);
tel: (075) 637242
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