The Wyndham Stralsund Hansedom on the outskirts of Stralsund on Germany’s Eastern seaboard has seen better days: you get large, but outdated rooms and have to put up with poor service. The connected water world and wellness area, Hansedom, is the main attraction, but costs extra and can’t make up for the short comings of the hotel. There are better … Continue reading
The Wyndham Garden Inn Wismar on the coast of Mecklenburg Vorpommern in Eastern Germany offers a clean room, access to a gym and pool, a good breakfast and friendly service in an out-of-town location that’s feasible for road trips. While the value is just average for the location, it was excellent value for me due to the Wyndham Rewards promotion. … Continue reading
Every year Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guides, publishes a list of top destinations to visit. The countries and cities Lonely Planet selects are usually beautiful places that are just making it (back) onto traveler’s lists, yet before they become mainstream and the tour buses arrive. That always makes for an intriguing list to check out and find inspiration for … Continue reading
Hotel Axel Berlin is located near the Ku’damm in Schoeneberg in the Western part of Berlin. It caters to the gay community and describes itself as “hetero friendly”, inviting all open-minded travelers for a fun trip to Berlin. You’ll get sexy-stylish rooms, a nice gym and wellness area on the rooftop and above-average service. It was great value during my … Continue reading
The Holiday Inn Berlin City West offers very good service, a good breakfast and complete amenities with pool, gym and wellness area at a reasonable price. It’s specially interesting for IHG Rewards Club members, with a very low award rate of only 10,000 points/night and excellent award treatment! It’s location near Berlin’s Tegel Airport works best on your way to … Continue reading
Wroclaw has a long history and it shows in the beautifully restored historic buildings all around town. One of my favorite sights is from the bank of the Oder river towards the church island with its skyline of churches – it’s a sight to behold!
Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw to plan your own cultural getaway!
Poznan in Western Poland, also known under the former German name Posen, has a beautiful old town in the center that invites for a leisurely stroll, nice restaurants around the lively market square and beautifully restored historic sights. And you can enjoy all of that with fewer tourists than Gdansk or Krakow and at lower prices than what you’ll pay … 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
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
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!