Hotel review: Villa Milas (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

When we decided to visit Mostar on our short Balkan road trip in May, it was really a last-minute decision. We literally sat in our car, checked the weather in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the same day (yes, we crazy people drove from Slovenia to BIH for around 8 hours!) and booked the hotel in Mostar during the first coffee break. This is definitely NOT what I usually do because I am a control freak who wants to sleep in the best possible location and get the most out of her money. But I am also known to be lucky from time to time and hotel Villa Milas has proved to be a very good choice. Location Hotel Villa Milas […]

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Hotel review: Metropolitan hotel Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

When in Dubai, I usually stay somewhere in Deira but this time I decided to make a change. I wanted to be close to Mall of the Emirates and Burj al Arab because I love those places. Metropolitan hotel Dubai had some very nice reviews and when I saw it offers rooms with the view of the iconic “sail”, I didn’t hesitate with booking even for a second. Location Metropolitan hotel Dubai is conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, around 2 kilometers from the Jumeirah beach and around 3 from Emirates mall. You will need about 30 minutes to reach there from the airport – so if your return flight is in rush hours, that might be a challenge. Mine […]

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Visiting the iconic Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

If I asked you to name 3 most famous hotels in the world, which ones would you pick? And if I mention Dubai, what comes to your mind first? I believe it goes without saying that even if not the tallest, the biggest or the most expensive in the world, Burj Al Arab is definitely the icon among the hotels. But is it worth paying over 100$ for visiting Burj Al Arab – just to say “I’ve been there”? Honestly, I never thought I would visit Burj Al Arab because I am not prepared to pay so much money (or any money for that matter) to see where rich people do whatever it is they do. Nor was I ever […]

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Hotel review: Crystal Sarovar Premiere (Agra, India)

I was told that when it comes to India, you should stick to 5-star hotels for several reasons: they are safe, they are clean and you don’t have to worry about getting stomach problems because of food and kitchen hygiene. Since we only had 4 days to spend on our Golden Triangle trip (and the roads in India are definitely not a joyride if you are having digestion issues) we decided not to take the risk and went for 5-star hotels during the whole trip, including Agra. I chose Crystal Sarovar Premiere hotel because of good recommendations, proximity to the grand Taj Mahal and a decent price, which included breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Location First let me say there is probably no […]

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Resort review: Royal Island Resort & Spa (Baa Atoll, Maldives)

We visited Maldives in combination with India’s Golden Triangle for my birthday in February. Since this was my 3rd time to visit the islands, I knew exactly what I wanted: 1. air transfer to the island, 2. all-inclusive option with Wi-Fi and fitness facilities, 3. private beach villa with sea-view, 4. an island big enough to have a decent walk around it and 5. reef sharks – I am in love with the little beasts. Royal Island Resort & Spa seemed to have it all so I booked a 6 nights vacation through a travel agency which has helped me with my last Maldives booking. LOCATION AND GETTING THERE Royal Island Resort & Spa is a five star resort located in the […]

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Hotel review: Somewhere Hotel Apartment (Dubai, UAE)

For my December business visit to Dubai I decided to book a hotel in Deira because of the vicinity of Dubai International Airport (I had an early departure flight and I didn’t want to risk getting stuck in a traffic jam). I have stayed in several hotels in Deira before and this time I wanted to try something new. I was looking for 1. convenient location, 2. at least 4-stars hotel for a reasonable price and 3. the rooms without carpets because of my ongoing allergies. Somewhere Hotel Apartment seemed to offer all that and a lot more. Location Somewhere Hotel Apartment is a 5-star hotel offering spacious apartment suites in one of the best possible locations in Deira. It […]

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Hotel review: Fraser Place (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

When you go to Kuala Lumpur for the first time, you obviously want to stay near Petronas Towers, or better yet, with a view of the famous twins. I was in the city for 3 days on business and since I had one whole day off for sightseeing, I wanted to have a perfect location to reach the towers on foot and hop on a tourist bus to see the rest of the city. I checked a number of hotels and in the end I chose Fraser Place due to very good reviews, good location, rooftop pool and quite a reasonable price.   Location First of all let me explain there are 2 Fraser hotels in KL – the one I […]

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Hotel review: House Spacapan – Špacapanova hiša (Komen, Slovenia)

Slovenia’s Karst region is known for its culinary delights, especially for its autochthonous red wine Teran and air-dried ham, called Prsut (Pršut). There are many guesthouses spread throughout the region, however the best ones are often booked far in advance during the season, from late May to early September. House Spacapan (originally in Slovene language: Špacapanova hiša) is known for its hospitality and culinary reputation so we chose to stay there during one of our “Slovenia weekend-escapes”. Location Guest house Spacapan is located in a small Karst town Komen, very close to the beautiful Stanjel castle which is “a must” visit for all architecture and nature lovers. Komen is really small and since Spacapan restaurant lies practically on the main […]

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Hotel review: Pi Athens hotel (Athens, Greece)

Every time I visit Athens, I hesitate between staying somewhere in the city center, or away from all the hustle and bustle. And every time I fall for Acropolis view. This is also what Hotel Pi Athens was promising, so I asked the hotel manager to get a room with the view. I got the view and I also got a fantastic room which was close to perfection. Location Hotel Pi Athens is very new, so not a lot of taxi drivers know it. But don’t worry they all use GPS, as well as do Uber drivers (by the way the drive to the airport will cost you around 30€ with Uber and a fixed rate 38€ with regular taxi). […]

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Hotel Review: Tor Hotel Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland)

I have visited Geneva for the third year in a row due to Vitafoods food supplements and ingredients trade show where our company regularly exhibits. The accommodations in Geneva are expensive as hell so we usually stayed in France, which is actually just a few miles away across the border. This year we decided it was about time we saw Geneva lake so I booked Tor Hotel Geneve, which was kind of reasonably priced and very well rated. Location Tor Hotel Geneve is located in the very heart of the city, just 5 minutes’ walk away from Cornavin railway station and Geneva lake is just around the corner. Since all the streets in the near vicinity look alike the easiest […]

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