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Category Archives: Hotel and Resort

Choose the Right Holiday Hotel

The first thing you have to do is to start planning your trip in advance to avoid the unhappy situation of not being able to find vacancy because it is the peak of the tourist season.

While looking for the perfect hotel, keep in mind that the price may be a good clue about the quality of the services offered by hotels. You don’t have to stay in the most expensive hotel, but there is always a fishy reason why a hotel has a very low price. Compare the prices to those practiced in the region you will travel, and not to the hotel prices at home. Keep in mind to stay away from bargains!

The location of the hotel is crucial too. You should check it in advance, even double-check it on different web sites, to make sure the hotel resides where is says it is. And make sure you get full and accurate information on the location. For instance, if the hotel’s web site says it is 5 minutes walk from the train station, make sure you understand which train station is that, as many big cities have 2 train stations, far away from each other. You might end up sleeping blocks away from the place you thought u would sleep!

Don’t really trust the rooms or hotels pictures advertised over internet websites. You might not ever find the lovely room with a view to the ocean you saw on the website, you might not even find the same building they advertised! Photos can easily be altered so it would be a good idea to go to a travel agency; pretend you need their services and ask information about the hotel.

The stars rating system should help you get a good idea about the quality and comfort of a hotel. But since this system is so relative, and it differs from one area to another, the best thing is to do some research yourself. Ask your friends about any information on the hotels in the area you want to travel. Check different travel websites; focus on those that have forums, where tourists usually display their holiday impressions.

The best method of checking out the accuracy of the information is to call the prospective hotel and pretend to be an awkward tourist with strange requests. Ask questions and see how the staff is handling the situation. If they are polite and try to satisfy your requests, the hotel seems a good one. If they get upset, give a false identity and don’t spend your vacation there. It would be a good idea to make two phone calls; one in the evening to make sure no disco music is being heard in the background (you want to do some sleeping during your vacation, right?) and another call in the daytime to check that no construction site is nearby (it may sound paranoid but you will thank me later!).

Best Deals on Hotel Lodging

Booking ahead is essential, as is shopping around. You simply cannot expect to simply show up at a hotel and get a good rate. Most hotel chains reserve their best room rates, and they limit their numbers. Once those low cost rooms are booked, they are simply no longer available.

It is also important to book ahead because it can be difficult to gauge the demand for lording in a particular area, even if you are familiar with your destination. Special events of which you are unaware could cause a spike in hotel demand, and hotel prices, and leave you either paying an arm and a leg for a place to sleep, or, worse yet, find yourself without a place to stay at all.

It is also important to take advantage of all discounts to which you may be entitled, and not be shy about asking for discounts. Many hotel chains and independent hotels offer discounts to those in the military, senior citizens, and members of travel clubs like AAA. If you think you are entitled to a discount, be sure to ask, and be sure to verify that the discount has been applied when you arrive.

In addition, many hotel chains offer programs that are similar to airline frequent flier programs. These programs reward loyal guests with free nights and other rewards. It is important to sign up for these programs whenever you can. Most of these programs are free, so signing up will cost you nothing, and you could end up with a free hotel stay.

When looking for those great hotel deals, a number of web sites compare hotels by price, star level, and even proximity to certain tourist attractions. It is always best to search several of these sites, since not all hotel chains participate in every comparison site.

Hostels in Germany

Getting to know each other and intercultural meetings are motivating again and again not only grades, groups of children and young people, but also families, seminar organizers and many interested single travellers to consciously experience their spare time in a youth hostel.

Tolerance towards the other one, the helpfulness, open dialogue, and a strong environmental awareness make the hostels in Germany for its guests an unusual and experience-rich destination.

Beside small cosy old buildings or the experience in castles and residences you also find many houses in scenic delightful environments as well as in large cities.

At first sight it has even the appearance at some, that it would be a 5-star luxury hotel. But after all if you ask for the conditions you experience that you have been landed in a fantastically beautiful youth hostel and will feel at ease in the time of your stay.

Whatever you are looking for – whether conference atmosphere, sport possibilities, school experiences without classroom, or a particularly for families coordinated equipment – with the hostels in Germany you’ll find the fitting for you.

By the way, between youth hostels and schools exists a long active tradition.

Anyhow, it is important for them that they do not only offer touristic attractions. The youth hostels above all attach also importance to obtain conscious travel. The social, economic and ecological consequences of a blind mass tourism are very conscious to them. Therefore, you will still get expert consultation and insider knowledge, and all this free of charge. Fits somehow to my website concept šŸ˜‰

Good. Most hostels in Germany are located at places, from which you can discover a lot of beautiful things. Whether it is on a mountain from which you have a fantastic view, or in the country, where you can get to know the very German life, or in the middle of a city, where you can admire the attractive and historical points of interest.

There are even youth hostels with extensive wellness supply! By some I am inclined to call them Secret Resorts. (More about Secret Resorts and how to find them in my specific 4-part article or on my website)

If you however attach great importance to comfort, you should better book your accommodation in a hotel. In the youth hostels often no or little service is offered. Service you usually get in hotels.

Moreover, in Bavaria are lodgings which offer overnight stays only for humans up to 26 years. That is, they proverbially concentrate on the youth. You will find however sufficient others in which is also offered a cosy bed to adults.

Today we have youth hostels in the whole world (I even had the time of my life in the hostel of New York City!). You will however see, feel, and smell that the origin of hostels was developed in Germany.

About Palm Beach Florida Hotels

The town of palm beach, florida is a famous resort of the wealth with many fine estates, luxurious hotels, and yachting facilities.

Whitehall, the Henry Flagler Museum, Four Arts Gardens and Unbelievable Acres Botanic Gardens are major attractions of the palm beach county.

The Four Arts Gardens, also known as the Four Arts Library, Gardens and Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, are nonprofit botanical gardens located at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida.

The 2.5 acre, Unbelievable Acres Botanic Gardens is a private, nonprofit botanical garden located at 475 63rd Trail North, Palm Beach, Florida.

Palm Beach, Florida a hot tourist spot. It’s widely known for its opulent luxury hotels. The palm beach florida vacations are the most coveted one and florida vacation packages are hot deals.

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Some Romantic Hotels in Canada

Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta

Discovery Travel voted Chateau Lake Louise as one of the ”World’s Top 10 Honeymoon Hot Spots” and did so for a very good reason. The scenery is breathtaking and the hotel is grandiose. Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded with snow-frosted Rocky Mountain peaks and secluded next to a legendary lake. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has a full range of newly renovated rooms and elegant suites featuring either a mountain or lake view, with facilities befitting one of the world’s finest mountain resorts: award-winning cuisine in eight restaurants and lounges, and a gallery of unique boutiques to shop at. Your adventure starts right outside the Chateau’s doors. You can go hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, skiing and snowshoeing (depending on the season of course!). Or you can kick back and relax in the spa, indoor pool or hot tub.

Windsor Arms, Toronto, Ontario

Step through the Gothic inspired doorways and you will find a luxurious, two-storey lounge, richly panelled in dark oak and offering 26 suites and two luxury rooms across four floors of this deluxe boutique hotel. Located centrally in Toronto in the upscale Yorkville area, this discreet small luxury hotel offers guests Toronto’s only caviar and champagne lounge, a dance and live entertainment club, a luxury spa and an indoor pool, complete with poolside fireplace and gourmet restaurant. Traditional tea is served at 1:30pm and 3:30pm daily. Shopping and entertainment are only steps away.

The Marriot Niagra Falls Fallsview and Spa, Niagra Falls, Ontario

We all know that Niagra Falls is one of the honeymoon capitals of the world. Something about those majestic falls inspires the romantic side in couples. A room with a view is a must in this location and this new luxury property boasts that it’s the closest hotel to Niagara Falls. The hotel has 427 Fallsview guestrooms overlooking Niagara Falls. The Deluxe Fallsview Fireplace and Whirlpool Suite is an intimate Suite featuring a King sized bed, a large 2-person Whirlpool and a fireplace. This suite is located on one of the hotel’s higher floors, and offers an extraordinary view of both the Canadian and American Falls.

Chateau Montebello, Montebello, Quebec

Nestled in the midst of a private 65000 acre estate, Le Chateau Montebello is located on the shores of the Outaouais River, halfway between Ottawa and Montreal and is a great place to get away from it all. This resort opened in 1930 as a private club and became a hotel in 1971. A legendary log chateau, being the largest log-cabin in the world, the hotel is an idyllic four-season resort offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities including: curling, cross country skiing, skating, dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, and sleigh rides in the winter and boating, fishing, jet-skiing, lawn games, outdoor swimming, tennis, and an 18 hole golf course. Jacuzzi suites and romance packages are available.

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec

This is a magnificent castle-like structure with copper turrets and stone towers, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is over 100 years old and a historic landmark of Quebec City. Situated on top of the Cap Diamant Cliffs in the heart of the old walled-in city, Le Chateau Frontenac overlooks the St. Lawrence River and provides some great views. Romance packages are available for any of the beautifully furnished 618 guestrooms and suites. There are exquisite restaurants, an elegant, beautiful bar and a more casual veranda bar. The Chateau also has many upscale boutique shops, art galleries, a florist and hair salon. There is also an on-site indoor pool and fitness center. When do venture out, a stay at the Chateau Frontenac permits you easy walking access to all of the wonderful sites and romantic experiences that Old Quebec has to offer.

Booking Hotels Online

Identity theft has become even easier with the increase of online transactions. With that inĀ mind, take time to verify some information before you go those final steps toward booking hotels for your trip. Don’t give out your credit card information until you’re certain that you’re working with a legitimate hotel company. If you have doubts, don’t give your number at all. Even if you’ve found a great deal, the cost could be incredibly high if you’re giving your credit card number or access to your bank account to unscrupulous people.

Be wary of any booking that requires immediate action. While it may be true that rooms are going fast, you do have time to verify the company, especially if it isn’t a well-known name that you already recognize.

Take time to check out the website’s privacy policy. If there isn’t one, carefully consider whether it’s safe to give out your information.

Before you book a hotel, make sure that you have the details of the transaction in writing. If this is to be a double room, non-smoking accommodations or anything specific, make sure that your receipt is going to say so. Ask about details of the rooms. Don’t assume that you’re going to be near the pool, near the parking lot or near anything else. You may be booking into the back corner of a mega-hotel.

If there are ratings or reviews of the hotel available, take time to read them. Before you just accept that this truly is a “five star hotel at one star prices,” evaluate the source. If the reviews are posted only on the company’s website, they have the opportunity to screen them. There won’t be any negative comments here.

Buying a Cond Hotel Unit

First of all, you can use your condo hotel unit whenever you feel like having a vacation. This is not the case with timeshares that are allowing you to use your property only for a limited period of time every year.

Secondly, you will benefit from a luxury accommodation treatment. These condo hotels are usually first-class, luxurious properties equipped with the best facilities.

Another advantage is not dealing with any maintenance issues. The maintenance company will take care of everything in your place. This wouldn’t happen if you were the owner of a second house, where repairs were your responsibility.

You will have your own place in the sun. Considering the fact that oceanfront land is limited and expensive, by buying a condo hotel unit you will secure your place for recreation. You will not have to worry anymore about how expensive a vacation can be or about not finding a free hotel room while travelling!

You will even gain money out of this condo hotel unit. Whenever you aren’t using it, you can arrange with the hotel management to put it back into the hotel’s usual rental programme. You don’t have to worry about finding tenants or keeping an eye on them, the hotel management will deal with these problems. The income will be split evenly with the hotel management.

Your investments portfolio will be diversified. Investing in real estate is safer than investing it at the stock market. Owning a condo hotel will spare you the worries about the ups and downs of the stock market.

And, maybe the most important advantage of all, you will save on your taxes. Buying a second home will provide you with a new range of federal tax deductions and tax-sheltered income.

Blackpool Hotels

The first thing you should take into consideration is the fact that hotels are divided into four categories based on their location: North Shore hotels, Promenade hotels, Central hotels and Promenade hotels. All of these hotels are situated along a 10-15 minutes walk from Blackpool’s main attractions, so any location would serve you well.

You should also know that all hotels have a traditional looking style as the town has succeeded in preserving its Victorian aspect. Nevertheless all hotels are offering services and facilities of best quality that can satisfy any expectations.

If you are looking for some special services, like bringing your four-legged best friend, many Blackpool hotels are willing to accept it as their guests. There are approximately 23 small pet friendly hotels that will have you and your animal as their guests. Guide dogs are allowed in every Blackpool hotel.

Many Blackpool hotels are welcoming or/and organizing hen or stag parties, so, if you are looking forward to spending a nice and calm vacation in Blackpool, you should check this facility first to avoid loud music and noise. And if you are travelling with children, you will be relieved to know that some Blackpool hotels have children entertainment facilities

There is also luxury accommodation in Blackpool for those looking for a fancier vacation. A number of four-star hotels are waiting to have you as their guests.

Royals Put Malta Hotels

The Queen began her official visit to Malta before she opened the meeting, and was warmly greeted by friendly islanders.

Malta was governed by the British for a hundred and fifty years, and became independent in 1964. But the island has retained many British characteristics, including driving on the left, and British visitors account for nearly half of the island’s tourists.

The George Cross ranks with the Victoria Cross as Britain’s highest award for bravery – and Malta was awarded the Cross in 1942 by King George VI for the island’s resistance to German attempts to occupy the island, with Malta being under almost constant attack from June 1940.

As well as the challenge of drawing tourists away from other Mediterranean islands like Mallorca and Menorca, Malta has had to face the additional challenge of new holiday destinations in the former Eastern Bloc opening up, such as Bulgaria and Croatia, which tend to be cheaper.

Brighter Future

But where the Maltese tourist board has singularly failed to market the island’s appeal to the mass holiday market with any degree of success in recent years, the Queen’s visit has come at the right time for hotels and holiday companies hoping for a good 2006.

Tribune Properties, a British based company specialising in overseas properties including Malta comment:

‘Malta is not a high priority on the list of holiday destinations for many British people compared to the Spanish Costas, Canary and Balearic Islands. The visit of the Queen showed Malta in a very positive light, and hopefully the island’s tourist officials will be able to capitalise on the trip and increase hotel and holiday bookings in the months ahead. Given Malta’s past record of promotion though if 2006 sees an increase in visitors it will be despite of the official promotions, and not because of it.’.

More good news for the Malta holiday industry came in October with the announcement that low cost airlines had been been given the right to fly to the island.

Tricks to Choose Hotel

Hotel Chains and Facilities

Are they part of an international hotel chain? Most international chains have stringent standards that are adhered to as well as a standard theme across all chains. They may have similar facilities (health clubs, spas, business centers, etc) which are important to maintain the hotel’s high standards. Other things you can look out for include concierge, shuttle services to the city, airport transfers as well as good laundry services.

Location

Perhaps one of the most critical things when selecting a hotel is its location. Hotels that are near to shopping areas, train stations or the city center charge higher rates as compared to those located elsewhere. Analyze a map of the area before you book to determine the nearest shopping areas or access to trains which will give you much convenience in moving around. Also, check with the hotel if they have any large tour groups coming in at the same time. Hotels charge higher rates during high occupancy periods and do not have the flexibility of late check-outs. These are important aspects which, if overlooked, may affect your tour schedule as well as your impression of the hotel’s level of hospitality.

Rates and Discounts

Hotel rates are a huge factor when it comes to choosing a hotel. However, paying more does not necessarily mean that you will receive an equivalent level of service and standards. One of the ways to maximize on prices would be check if they are part of an alliance with flights or car rental companies, which offer discounts to customers of their allies. Sometimes, credit card companies offer their cardholders exclusive rates to special hotels which can be pretty attractive. Additionally, if it’s possible to use your frequent flyer points to redeem hotel discounts, this could help reduce hotel costs as well.