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 …

Four Seasons Gresham Palace

After fully appreciating the hotel, one might wonder if the Four Seasons’ doors open to the magnificent Chain Bridge, or does the Chain Bridge lead to the spectacular Four Seasons? In most cities around the world, it is next to impossible to find a beautiful hotel that’s right across the landmark that the city is known for.  A …

Splurge in Hotel Arts Barcelona

When was the last time you splurged?  That long ago?  Cannot even remember? Let Hotel Arts Barcelona remind you what a splurge can look like.  Click the photos to enlarge: Booking a stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona is a sure-fire way of adding a bit or a lot of splurge to your itinerary.  Located in Barcelona’s beachfront, the …

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 …

Fairmont Royal York Toronto

FAIRMONT FAN I’ve been a big fan of the Fairmont for many, many years.  During the very infamous (also insane, also irresponsible, also incredible) time that I travelled Canada thinking I was Mariah Carey, Fairmont’s 5-star luxury offerings were the only consideration.  I stayed at the Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies and had a …

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 …