Melrose House Hotel in Pamukkale

As a town known for day trips, Pamukkale does not have a big range of hotel options for those who choose to spend a night or two. My (rigorous) research led me to Melrose House Hotel—a boutique, family-run hotel located but a 10-minute walk from the travertines. Melrose House Hotel has a score of 8.4 …

Hotel Amigo Brussels

Trivia: Back in the 16th century, someone mistook the word ‘vrient’ — Flemish for prison — as ‘vriend,’ which eventually led to the name of Hotel Amigo.  Over 500 years later, the hotel bares no trace of its prison-past but its outstanding accommodations will make any visitor actually not want to leave. We cannot have picked a better …

Berlin’s Arcotel Velvet

Due to my foolish misconceptions about Berlin, I was very uninterested during the planning of our weekend trip, and I let my husband pick out our hotel. KD’s criteria for accommodations can be simplified to 3C’s: My husband’s 3C’s in picking a hotel:      Clean enough.      Cheaper is better.      Cots …

Opera-Garden Hotel Budapest

Pretty 4-star hotel/apartment that’s just steps away from everything at €70/night with breakfast included & bottomless mulled wind to keep you warm—now that‘s a real steal!  If you’re on a budget but would still like to stay in a charming hotel at a great location, the Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments Budapest is a great …

Save in Praktik Rambla Barcelona

The name suggests it quite clearly:  Praktik Rambla is a very practical choice for accommodations in Barcelona.  The location is great, service exceeds expectations and the hotel is beautifully designed with Modernista touches all over.  The best part?  The price:  With double-occuancy rooms going for around €77 per night, this hotel is a real steal …

Andersen Hotel Copenhagen

Update: Just eight short months since posting this (November 2012 to July 2013), Andersen Hotel has climbed up to the No. 1 spot of Tripadvisor’s best hotels in Copenhagen. Congratulations, Andersen Hotel Copenhagen! Copenhagen is a fairly small place compared to a lot of the major cities in Europe.  We knew this the first time …