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We spent one night in the B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa in Switzerland and were totally surprised,The welcome was very warm and friendly, we felt very welcome from the start. The house and the room were shown to us and they took their time for our questions. 
 The room was beautiful, in a high room and perfectly decorated. Everything was there, what you need and a few more things. Everything is extremely practical and yet super nice designed. 
 The lobby in particular the library are great decorated with a lot of love for details. You always discover new things. You like to stay in the rooms and feel good. 
 The spa area especially the Roman-Irish bath are just wonderful. You can really relax and enjoy. Also the roof pool can be seen. The view is breathtaking, day and night. 
 The breakfast was extremely delicious with many regional products. The service at the breakfast was also very warm and accommodating. We felt very comfortable. 
 Also on check-out we met a very friendly staff and rounded off the whole experience. 
 We have not been to a place where one has the feeling that every employee likes to work there and likes to do his her job. A huge compliment to the management and of course to all employees. Something like that is not (unfortunately) often today. Keep it up! 
 We will be back. :-)


Hotel The Gallivant Times Square in New York and my holiday

Good middle class hotel 


Great location! 
We stayed for 6 nights at The Gallivant Times Square hotel, New York. I should admit that the location of the hotel is unbeatable. You walk around the corner and find yourself in the middle of Times Square. You can also reach Central Park, Top of the Rock in a short time on foot. 

The staff was mostly nice and helpful. When someone next to us meant to make a party from 4 o'clock in the morning to 8 o'clock and it was too loud, we had without hesitation another room offered! What I felt was very nice. 

I really liked the hotel, the beds being big and comfortable. My room, despite its location facing the street, was really quiet. 


Our room was too small. As well as the the bathroom - you could not stay there for two. However, that is nothing really new in New York, and for a city trip that is quite enough. 

Another thing that bothered us was the cleanliness. Under the bed there was a very thick dust layer. So one should rather not put their bag on the floor, else it would be full with dust. 

One more negative point was that two elevators for a hotel of this size are unfortunately a bit tight (waiting time was very long). Moreover, the elevator did not have a safety mechanism, so I once had my foot pinched and hurt a lot. 

Great stay for good money. Definitely recommended for a quick getaway all the more so the location pretty much right on Times Square is almost unbeatable.

Unforgettable trip to Florence

Italy encompasses a boot-shaped peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea, giving the nation thousands of miles of coastline. The country is surrounded by the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas to its west, the Mediterranean and Ionian Seas to its south, and the Adriatic Sea to its east. Along its northern land borders, Italy shares a connection with the nations of France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.

As a result of those connections, the first fact you should know before you travel to Italy pertains to language. Italian is the official language of the nation, but there are numerous caveats to keep in mind during your visit to Italy. First off, there are several distinct dialects of Italian that are spoken in different regions. Second, inhabitants in distant corners of the country do speak foreign languages fluently. Residents of northeast Italy speak French, while those living in northeast Italy speak German.
Next, you’ll need to know a little bit about the various regions of the country before you visit Italy. Mainland Italy is often divided into four regions, with two islands just off its western coast offering their own unique attractions. The regions break up as follows:
Northwest Italy: This region is home to the Italian Riviera and offers beautiful landscapes such as Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. The nation’s industrial capital is Turin, while Milan is a fashion and business hub. This is also the best place to access the Italian Alps for outdoor activities.

Northeast Italy: The beautiful canals of Venice can be found in northeast Italy, along with some of the nation’s first-class ski resorts. There are also the historical cities of Parma and Verona to visit as well.
Central Italy: Anchored by the many ruins and historical sites of Rome, central Italy holds a treasure trove of attractions and destinations. Roman wonders such as the Coliseum are located here. The city of Florence is widely considered to be the cradle of the Renaissance.
I highly recommend the Grand Hotel Baglioni Florence.

Southern Italy: This is the least visited region of Italy, but that just means its gems remain unspoiled. The Amalfi coast and Capri are perfect locations for honeymooners and couples seeking romance. Calabria has some of the nation’s most pristine beaches. Naples offers a bustling escape, while the ruins of Pompeii await history buffs.
Sicily: The island of Sicily is located just off the southern tip of Italy and is famous for Italian cuisine, breathtaking seascapes, and archaeology.
Sardinia: Situated 250 km off the west coast of Italy, this island offer beautiful scenery, majestic monuments, calm seas, and wonderful beach resorts.
When you travel to Italy, the last thing you want to do is arrive during the dreary months of the year and find yourself trapped in your hotel or resort. Generally speaking, the climate in Rome, Florence, and the Tuscan region is mild throughout the year. There are subtle differences in climate throughout the peninsula that impact the weather during the year.

Searching for bed and breakfast residence in Florence? Take a closer look at Hotel Globus in Florence! Once I booked a comfortable room there with a marvellous city view and was very satisfied both with the service and the prices for accommodation. Hope you'll find my advice useful and take the advantage of staying at Hotel Globus!

Barcelona, hotels, places to see

Barcelona is the capital city of the Catalonian province of Spain and the second largest city of the country. This vibrant city that evokes in their minds the glory of an Olympics Games venue can be best enjoyed after residing at the cosy Hcc Montblanc. With rich history enriched by numerous invasions and visits by foreigners, this cosmopolitan has many things in store for tourists to enjoy. The past remnants of Barcelona asevident from Barcelona's most splendid Gothic and modernista buildings can be witnessed from the comforts of the various Barcelona hotels available nearby, did you hear about Hotel H10 Metropolitan BarcelonaSo if you want to take a twist of the Flamenco or a stroll by the sun-kissed shores just get booked to any Barcelona hotel of your choice and enjoy!! Barcelona is a thriving commercial hub with a teeming population of around 4.5 million people. Situated by the banks of rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and surrounded by hotels in Barcelona the aesthetic city landscape overlooks the Pyrenees mountain range to create aspectacular scenic beauty.

Tourists over the ages have loved taking a stroll by the tree-lined boulevard of Les Rambles, sneaking in to the world-famous opera house El Liceu while in Barcelona. Gorging at the food market of La Boqueria available near the hotels in Barcelona is also entertaining. Also visiting the Plaça Reial or breezing past the florists, bird sellers, street entertainers, and cafeterias provides solace to thirsty souls. Barcelona Hcc Montblanc hotel, with all its beauty, remains a travel's temptation and a visitor's vanity.

Once in Salzburg - my adventure

The city of Salzburg in Austria is one of the most famous in the country. There is plenty to see and do in this thriving modern town with accents of the past. It doesn't matter if your stay is extended or just for the weekend, Salzburg has a lot going for it. The hotels in Salzburg are beautiful and willing to make any necessary accommodation for their guests. You can save money by staying in one of the discount hotels Salzburg has to offer. The Salzburg cheap hotels are comfortable and very affordable.
As you can imagine, there is a lot to see here. Of the historical buildings, the Almkanal and Alte furst-erzbischolfliche Hofapotheke are absolute must-sees. Be sure to stop by the Altes Mozarteum too. The Baroque Museum displays all kinds of items from this style of design. The Salzburg hotels will have plenty of information about the various attractions.

Looking for a respectable hotel in Salzburg? Click here to check out Motel One Salzburg-Sud. Once I booked a wonderful room there with a marvellous city view and was very satisfied both with the service and the prices for accommodation. So, have a good time in Salzburg and make yourself pleased booking a room in this subtle hotel.

My first time in Toulouse

Ranking fifth in France’s largest metropolitan cities is the city of Toulouse. It is a major center of European aerospace as well. Toulouse is the headquarters of many satellites, plane manufacturers, and the largest space center in Europe, the Toulouse Space Center. Aside from that, there are a lot of tourist destinations to be found in Toulouse. Behold the artifacts of Toulouse in the Museum of Modern Art or watch the artists in the Théâtre du Capitole or in the Zénith.

Enjoy the park in Cité de l'Espace or stroll along Wilson Square or in the Jardin des Plantes. Come prepared for a soul stretching weekend! Toulouse has enough sites, sounds and activities to drive you to the heavens. This city is one place that tourists will definitely vouch to be worth their time and money. Imagine the many destinations to discover. Don’t forget to book Hotel La Cour Des Consuls Toulouse in advance.

Barcelona - extensive city review

The Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona is an elegant four star hotel in Barcelona with 272 rooms for guests to choose from. Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona is a hotel with a cosmopolitan design, warm decoration and a friendly atmosphere. The staff are great and helpful and the rooms are beautiful. Enjoy the personal touch, relaxing atmosphere, impeccable service and spectacular views over the city. Enjoy a hotel with a style of its own. Barcelona Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya is just a few steps from the central railway station and the Trade Fair, and only a few minutes from the emblematic Avenida Diagonal, Barcelona’s financial and shopping center.

The rooms of the hotel  are air conditioned, have AM/FM alarm clock, hairdryers, iron, mini bar, radio, safe deposit box, room service, temperature control in the room, cable TV, wake up service and more. Some other great hotel facilities include 24 hour front, indoor parking, security, bar and lounge, restaurant, spa with pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, hydro-massage, solarium and gym. There is also a business center and conference facilities for guests of the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona to use at their leisure. 

The stunning brand new 4 star deluxe Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona is centrally located in the Sants-Montjuic area of Barcelona, beside the Trade Fair Center and rooms offer dramatic views over Barcelona. The Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia are all within easy access by metro or train. Las Ramblas is easy to find by metro and guests of the hotel Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona can arrive within 10 minutes. The Sants metro station is just 50 meters from Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya Barcelona so you can see there are a lot of local places in the area.

The Sants metro and train station is located 50 meters from the hotel. This station has excellent connections to the city center and other main tourist attractions.


Hotel Facilities

General Facilities:  Access for disabled, Bar, Bicycle rentals, Conference facilities, Currency Exchange, Elevator, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Luggage room, Restaurant, Sauna, Toilet,Airconditioning

Internet: Paid Wireless internet is available in the hotel.Available in the Lobby, Conference Rooms, Business Center and 23rd floor. 10.00 € + 7% VAT per day.


Rooms at Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya

The double room has a double bed and can accommodate 2 persons. The hotel has 259 rooms and 13 suites. All are elegantly and stylishly decorated in neutral, earthy colours and are light and airy with large windows providing natural light. The rooms have exceptional views over the beautiful city of Barcelona. Room Facilities: Airconditioning, Bath, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Mini-bar, Room Service, Safe box, Shower, Telephone, Television, Wired Internet,Toilet


Hotel Policies

Child Policy: 1 Child(-ren) up to 12 Year(-s) old Can Stay For Free Parents Room.Cots and extra bed are available On request.

 Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before arrival date. Reservations for Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya have to be cancelled 24 hours before arrival date. Please take into account that the date of arrival starts at 0.00 am (CET.) Every booked room which is not cancelled in time, will be billed at a cost equivalent to the rate of the first night by the hotel.

Florence - coolest hotel

B&B Hotel Firenze ensures to complement its large selection of rooms with a high level of service. Rated with 3 stars, this accommodation is certainly higher than average. The accommodation is well situated in relation to Peretola Airport. Amphitheatre Cascine and Le Pavoniere Swimming Pool are both just a short walk away from here. Not far away, Ippodromo Le Mulina Trotto is good for an afternoon out.

B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia demonstrates a commitment to your comfort and convenience with services including a doctor on call and much more besides. Extra factors that encourage business guests book a room here include a conference space and a business center. 
There is a selection of 118 rooms to choose from.Smoking in B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia is not allowed. Air conditioned rooms make sure you can sleep well, no matter what the weather in Florence is like. The standard room services here are enhanced by a wake-up service as well as a daily housekeeping service. The rooms of this hotel have wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary). The rooms that have a bathroom also come with a bidet. 
B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia serves a buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge). 

Rooms at B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia

Amenities: Desk. 26-inch LCD television with satellite channels. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Bath amenities include hair dryer and bidet. Air conditioning. Iron/ironing board available on request. Non-smoking rooms available.
Room types:
o 1 king bed or 2 single beds. 18 square meters. 
o 1 double 12 square meters. 
o 1 king2 twin 20 square meters. 
o 1 double 18 square meters. 
o 1 twin bed. 12 square meters. 
o 1 king or 2 twin beds. 18 square meters. 
o 1 double 18 square meters. Desk. 

My friend was relocated to the N4U Guest House Florence because of overbooking.