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maj 27th, 2012 Comments off


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Travelodge London Waterloo Hotel

maj 21st, 2012 Comments off

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We stayed here for 2 nights in May. Room 405 was basic with not much furniture, but surprisingly large and clean (though bed was quite soft). It looks toward the south, on quite busy waterloo road. Its quiet during the night, but traffic starts (and noise) in the morning. I was not bothered, but if you want to be in silence, either try to get a room away from waterloo road or in higher floor.

Check-in was fast, we didn’t have any problems or wait. Check-out is even faster as you just leave the key at the reception. Amenities in the room were basic (just the kettle), hair dryer is available upon the request. Although the hotel advertises internet for a fee (not a small fee), free internet was available at the reception, and also in the room. Just forget to use VPN or something similar.

Location is excellent. Three underground stations are relatively nearby, with Waterloo being the closest. Very near is Old Vic theatre (between the hotel and underground station), there are plenty of restaurants on the same road as Old Vic (road called The Cut) – try very popular pub Anchor&Hope, or just across the street Tas. There you also have plenty of opportunity to take a breakfast. We had one morning a brekafast in the hotel, though i didn’t really like it (and yes, quantities were “filling”) and my girlfriend complained by very bad coffee. We both didn’t think it was good value for money (unless you are a huge fan of english breakfast), as we had for the same price on The Cut much better breakfast. In a better environment that didn’t look like boring chain hotel.

All in all. A satisfying stay. It is a surprisingly large hotel, but it really lacks in personality. However, price was relatively good and the location is excellent. I would almost certainly come back next time!

My review rating would be 3,5 point out of 5.

London 2012 – ČB

maj 20th, 2012 Comments off


Recenzija: Les Carmes B&B – Provansa

maj 6th, 2012 Comments off

Letos naju je za prvomajske počitnice pot vodila v Provanso. Približno en mesec pred odhodom, ko je bil okvirno soglasje o destinaciji doseženo, sem želel rezervirati prenočišče nekje v Provansi. Centralno, tko da imava blizu glavne zadeve. No, kot prvo nisem imel pojma kako velika je Provansa, in kot drugo, imel sem srečo, da je bilo veliko priporočenih prenočišč že zasedenih. Ja, srečo. In to zato, ker sem na koncu rezerviral Les Carmes, ki je lociran res centralno, in je odlično izhodišče za odkrivanje najlepših delov Provanse.
http://www.lescarmes.com/
Les Carmes je bila včasih kmetija bližnjega samostana. Pred cirka 10 leti sta jo kupila sedanja lastnika, Mike in Ann. Ki nista francoza. Sta angleža. Ampak neglede na to, je hiša prekrasno obnovljena in spremenjena v B&B. Kot lastnika sta zelo prijazna, ustrežljiva z nasveti ter pripravljena na dolge čveke oz. pogovore. In meni je bilo, po pravici povedano, prav fajn pogovarjati se v angleščini, ne pa se lomiti v francoščini. Kot majhen hotel ima kmetija sedaj 6-7 suit in sobe, ki stanejo od 80 do 175 EUR na noč. Seveda odvisno od sobe in sezone. Midva sva tako preživela 4 noči v “Top Terrace Suite”.

In suita je bila zanimiva. Dve sobi, veliki, na podstrešju stavbe. Prostora v sobi je bilo ogromno, postelja velika, ločena soba pa je imela tako kavč kot fotelj. Ravno prav za prebiranje vodiča. Zanimivo je, da ni bilo v sobi ne TV, ni delal niti internet. Kar je oboje po svoje fajn. Saj smo na dopustu, a ne? Okna so bila majhna, in so prepuščala malo svetlobe, vendar to niti ni bil problem, saj so bila okna tudi na stropu. So pa prav očarali stari tramovi na stropu. Zidovi so debeli, tako da verjetno ta suita ostane tudi poleti prijetno hladna. No, letos aprila je bilo prej hladno kot vroče, sva še celo dobila električni grelnik 🙂 Kopalnica je velika, z velikim “walk-in” shower. Zanimivo je tudi stopnišče, kjer so številne fotke iz zgodovine hiše, večino pa od družine, ki je pred precej desetletji živela na tej kmetiji.

V ceno je vključen tudi zajtrk, ki je bil okusen. Vendar, po več dnevih bi bilo vse skupaj že malo dolgočasno, saj je vsako jutro vse isto. Edino kar lahko spremeniš je to, kako ti naredijo jajca.

Vseeno. Tole je odlično posestvo in prenočišče. Ni poceni, ampak ok. Ima pa value for money. Je udobno, čisto, prijazno. Bi šel spet. 🙂