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Conrad Koh Samui: A Luxurious Gateway

Conrad Koh Samui is the most luxurious hotel I have stayed up to now. This is the most exclusive and quiet hotel to stay, relax and enjoy your precious time. Conrad Samui is a 5-star luxury resort that sprawls over a 25-acre property situated on a mountain-side.  The resort features 65 one-bedroom villas, 14 two-bedroom villas, and 1 Royal villa - all villas with their own private pool. Conrad Koh Samui offers a luxurious and private beachfront getaway overlooking the Gulf of Thailand LocationThe Conrad’s location on Samui’s little-developed southwest coast is suited in a hidden area, away from the crowds, overlooking the whale-shaped Five Islands and the luminous Gulf of Thailand. The resort lays on a complimentary 4 times per day shuttle bus to the street markets and beach Chaweng (expect a journey time of about an hour). It takes 45-minutes to reach from the airport. This large modern resort is made up of cube-shaped villas, each one with its own swimming pool, positioned above a small stretch of private beach. The look combines clean lines with subtle Thai touches and breathtaking gulf views. The hotel is appealing to all the guests, who come from all around the world – Asia, Australia, Europe, the US, and the UK – mostly honeymooners. Check-In Once we arrived at the hotel, they offered us a welcome drink, an amazing cold lemongrass tea drink.  Once everything was sorted out a golf car took us to our villa room.  Really, you need a golf car to go around the resort if you are planning to walk long distances (especially if its raining). Rooms The villas are large and each one has their private swimming pool. The interior design is very modern, comfortable and the rooms are extremely spacious. I won't write anything more about the rooms since my photos below show you the best of the villa and its facilities. Room Comforts In-room climate control (air conditioning) Air conditioning Ceiling fan Minibar Espresso maker Bathrobes Slippers Iron/ironing board Sleep well Hypo-allergenic bedding available Pillow menu Blackout drapes/curtains Soundproofed rooms Turndown service Premium bedding Things to [...]

2018-09-26T15:11:33+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Cyprus Vavla Rustic Retreat: A Traveller’s Review

Vavla Rustic Retreat Booking.com Rustic means relating to the countryside; rural. Kelly, the owner, emailed me straight away asking me what time we'll be arriving, if we need wood for the fireplace, or dinner/breakfast in order for her to sort it out. We booked at Vavla Rustic Retreat since it had the best reviews and met our requirements. We needed a 2 bedroom country house in a nice village, with a fireplace and traditional  Cypriot feel. Friendly Owner We arrived at Vavla Rustic Retreat and Kelly was waiting for us. She toured us around the place and even showed us all rooms and told us the history of the old traditional family stone house. An old restored house This place has been restored though funding by the Cyprus Government and the EU. The rooms contain traditional Cypriot items which were used mainly for preparing and storing food e.g. bread. They have maintained the old traditional food scales, some cookware, traditional old sweepers, even in the garden there's the original water well (an excavation created in the ground to get water). The garden is amazing! It has the traditional stone oven where you can use yourself to prepare food - if you know how to use it of course. Breakfast Vavla Rustic cooperate with their neighbors Donna Marie and George for serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. Donna Marie and George are former owners of an award-winning restaurant in New York, and are excellent chefs and hosts. They primarily offer a traditional Cypriot cuisine, however are often open to requests, and can also cater to those with food requirements. Note that they serve on a reservation-only basis. Our Country House We stayed at the Anoi, a 2 bedroom apartment, cosy, warm and most of all comfortable and clean. The kitchen literally provides everything! Even a juice maker and a coffee machine. You don't need to take anything, just your food. All rooms are fully air-conditioned. You can purchase a big basket of wood for the fireplace, which costs 15 EUROS, that is enough to last all night and a few hours the next morning. BOOK [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:21+00:00December 20th, 2017|

Review: Manolia City Residences – Nicosia

Manolia City Residences is located in the heart of Nicosia, in the famous shopping street Stasikratous. We booked to stay there based on the top reviews it has been receiving since its opening, the low prices and of course its location. Prices vary from 45 Euros up to 65 Euros per night, depending on the room you wish to book. Location - Stasikratous Street The location of Manolia is their biggest advantage. As already mentioned, it is located in Stasikratous street, a safe street, where you can find a lot of designer stores, trendy shops and boutiques, including Max Mara, Karen Millen, Kem Handbags, Folli Follie etc. Besides clothing and shoes, you can find luxurious jewelers and boutiques. There are also some restaurants e.g. Fogo & Brasa, cafe/bars e.g. Stasikratous 30, Pralina etc. Makariou street is only a few meters away and there you can find all the high street shops e.g. Zara, Mango, Debenhans, Marks & Spencer etc. The old part of the city is just a ten-minute walk from there. Manolia Rooms There are 3 fully furnished rooms and 2 suites, all decorated modernly, with their private balcony and bathroom. We stayed in the Deluxe Double Room with Balcony. We also had the chance to look around the other rooms since they were open for the new check-ins on the day. The Family Suite is large! It is like a small apartment, with a bedroom and a en-suite bathroom and a living area and kitchen. Our room was comfortable and clean, which is the main reason someone should choose to stay here! All furniture in all rooms is brand new. They also provide you with a fridge,  kettle, tea, coffee and water to make your own coffee/tea in your room. Facilities Shared Kitchen Shared lounge/TV area Air Conditioning & Heating Free WiFi (good & stable connection) Flat-screen TV in rooms Satellite Channels Lift Toiletries Hairdryer Linen Cloth Rack Wardrobe & Closer Luggage Storage Shared Kitchen [...]

2018-09-27T11:24:13+00:00December 12th, 2016|

Aegean Airlines – A Traveller’s Review

For 9 year years now, I've been flying with Aegean almost exclusively. I always try to book with them, even if I have to pay something more compared to low cost airlines, since I'm happy with the overall experience, service and the fact that they fly almost everywhere in Europe. In 2016, Aegean was voted by passengers for the 7th time the “Best Regional Airline in Europe” in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax for its 2013 World Airline Awards. This award, which AEGEAN wins for the 4th time since 2009, is yet more proof of the high quality of the services provided by the company to its passengers, who continue to put their trust in it and place it at the top of their choices. Aegean Airlines is the largest Greek airline who has carried the largest number of passengers, serving a large number of destinations with the largest fleet size. aircrafts Years History Destinations Countries Advantages Low Fare Calendar You can find the lowest prices available for your choose destination and search for the dates with the lowest prices up to 11 months ahead. Inspired to get away? Use the following to search your next flight! Destinations Info Their website provides full detailed information about the destinations they fly two. Just visit the destinations section and find out  At the Airport Waiting time to leave baggage at the check is short. Speedy boarding process at the gate. If you are travelling Business Class you can access their lounges and enjoy some food & drinks (no charge since this service is included in your ticket). Special Assistance Even if you are a passenger with special needs, a child traveling alone, if you are travelling with an infant or pets, Aegean provides you with the best special assistance. On Board Service Comfortable Seats Greeted by pleasant, elegantly dressed hostesses, Sweets for take-off Tea and coffee. Provide Hot Meals – You can pre-define your meal when you check in since they offer you a variety of options to choose from You can select from a variety of drinks [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:22+00:00October 15th, 2016|
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