Updated 2018: The Days Inn San Francisco Downtown Civic Center is a budget hotel in a nice neighborhood that offers basic, remodeled rooms at reasonable rates. The poor service, bathrooms in need of a remodel, poor breakfast and some safety concerns make it a more difficult choice. Find out for whom the Days Inn San Francisco can work! … Continue reading
The NH Poznan offers warm and stylish rooms in the old town, with nice amenities like a gym, wellness and restaurant, all at very good prices and with professional service. It’s the closest and least expensive major hotel to the old town and that makes it a good deal to explore Poznan’s beautiful old town at a very reasonable budget. … Continue reading
Borneo is known for its nature and wildlife, but it also has some very nice beaches to relax on. A popular destination for soft sand and warm seas is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park off the cost of Kota Kinabalu! It’s National Park Status protects it from over development, but not from big crowds, so make sure to go for a nice walk on the islands to find your own private beach!
Read my Guide to Kota Kinabalu to plan your own Borneo wildlife & beach getaway!
The Kota Kinabalu Marriott is a new hotel on the city’s waterfront, with contemporary rooms, a very good executive lounge and a nice infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Marriott Rewards high-level elites receive great treatment and the hotel is good value on points. Some service issues left me with mixed feelings about the hotel, so read my detailed review to … Continue reading
If you want to explore rare wildlife in remote valleys, hike sacred mountains, go island hopping and relax on a beach, all on one trip, than Kota Kinabalu in Northern Borneo is a great base to explore all that Sabah has to offer! You can see orang utans in the wild, hike Mount Kinabalu and explore the remote Danum Valley, … Continue reading
Hotel Zelos, the former Kimpton Palomar, has a great location in the heart of San Francisco with easy access to the city. Stylish rooms, friendly service and a nice restaurant and gym offer a good base to explore the city. If you can snatch a good deal, Hotel Zelos can be great value, but prices can go sky high. Check … Continue reading
One of my favorite things to do in Ubud is to hike along the many trails through the rice paddies. It takes only a few minutes walk to escape the crowds in Ubud and you are walking among the rice fields and forests, with few people around. A few small restaurants cater to visitors, so you can have a cold … Continue reading
The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon offers a location convenient for public transport right next to the train station, modern rooms in the latest Novotel design and a gym and pool that are rare in the center of Paris. While the service wasn’t great, with prices much lower than elsewhere, this is great value and worth checking out for you next … Continue reading
You are planning a romantic getaway and are looking for an exotic destination and a luxurious treat? Bali in Indonesia offers a unique combination of miles of sandy, white beaches and remote rainforests and rice fields, offering you two very different, relaxing experiences in one trip. And Bali knows how to pamper you in luxury without breaking the bank! This … Continue reading
Wroclaw in Poland, the former Breslau, has a beautifully restored Old Town with a lively Market Place, stunning Town Hall and impressive church island along the Oder river! With lots of low-cost flights to the city from all over Europe and prices much lower than in Western Europe, it makes for a great weekend getaway! Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw to start planning your own getaway!