Reputation is important for hotels. After all, who wants to stay at a hotel that has a dark, or perhaps unsettling history? Not most holidaymakers, that’s for sure. This is why most hotels make a big effort to scrub bad history from their reputations. However, given the power of the internet and the fact that history can be shrouded, but never forgotten, we now know the dark histories of virtually all hotels.
Be it for its eternal cities such as Paris and Venice or off-the-beaten-track destinations like Montenegro and Douro Valley, Europe always makes for an amazing holiday. Europe is not short of beautiful hotels however there are some which would leave even the most jaded of travellers awestruck.
There is the Ritz Paris, of course, where the likes of fashion icon Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust stayed for many, many years. Then there are the stylish boutique hotels of Santorini where vistas of the Aegean Sea are as gorgeous as they come.
Vacations are not a cheap affair and while it may be possible to save money on some activities, accommodation will often be one of the most expensive parts of any stay away.
Saving money on hotels is possible but extends further than just booking the cheapest hotel. There are a few things to consider when making the right hotel choice.
Humans have believed in ghosts for as long as there’s been recorded history; for many, it proves that there’s an afterlife; and for others, ghosts are simply terrifying beings that they want nothing to do with.
Hotels have long been a favourite spot for ghost-hunters, and apart from castles, hotels tend to be some of the most haunted sports in the world.
The Cecil Hotel is situated in downtown Los Angeles and when it comes to things ghostly, haunted, jinxed, other-worldly, and downright unfortunate, it has the market cornered! Situated in the Skid Row district, this hotel is arguably the city’s most haunted and it’s legacy stretches all the way back to the Great Depression.
Sandy beaches; soft, warm breezes and the sun gently warming your skin.
There’s no better recipe than this for a super-relaxing getaway. One week of this and you’ll feel like you’ve been on holiday for six months!
When we picture the perfect hotel room, we often think of large, spacious suites that can accommodate us, our families, with plenty of room to move around. And while there are countless hotels that offer this, not everyone is able to afford them.
On top of this, cities have become so dense in the last few decades that space has truly become a premium commodity, and rather than giving up completely, many modern hotels have instead focussed on creating small but comfortable rooms of other guests to enjoy.
For many, one of the biggest deterrents of travelling to a developing country is the lack of access to basic needs, such as food and water. And despite the fact that access to clean drinking water is something that is available to just about everyone in the world these days, these are some countries where getting a hold of fresh water can be something of a problem.
You’ve booked your tickets, taken the pets to the kennel and asked your sister to water your plants. Now, you’re counting down the days to the holiday that you’ve been looking forward to for the last year! However, there’s one small hurdle that you still have to overcome before you can get on the plane and kiss your worries goodbye for the next 10 days. And that is packing your suitcase…
There are some hotels that you just know – the Ritz in Paris or the Savoy in London are just two of these. However, there are other hotels whose names you know because they’ve featured prominently in well-known and loved movies. Here are some of them.