ROOMS WITH A VIEW

 

The older I have got the more I have researched and spent our earnings on more expensive hotel with better rooms. The following is a selection of the view from the rooms in chronological order. It is often pot luck with what you get.

2006 – Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt2006

 

2011 – Las Vegas

LasVegasJun2011.

2012 The Maldives

Maldives2012

2013 Mexico

MexicoApr2013

2014 Malaysia

MalaysiaMar2014

2014 Thailand

PhuketApr2014

LOOK BACK 2005: TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA

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This was booked, the same year that we went to Australia. I can remember that it was such a good deal – price wise. My first impressions of Toronto, was that it was very wet ! We stayed at Marriot Courtyard Downtown Toronto. We did a city tour, that included lunch at the CNN Tower. Looking back, I wished we had done an evening meal at these towers. Ever since, this trip, we have always done that. We walked all around the Sky Dome before entering via the Hard Rock Cafe to view the stadium grounds. I can imagine what its like watching a game there – impressive !

We then went to Niagara Falls, we stayed at Marriot Courtyard Niagara Falls. I was not a fan of the area at nightime. We visited both the US side and Canada side. We had dinner at the Skylon Tower. This was pleasant.

The best thing for me, was that Cadburys chocolate tasted the same as what you get back home in the UK. I am looking forward to returning to Canada, there is still more places I would like to go to. But this time, I will pick the correct time of year. November was a mistake. 

 

LOOK BACK 2004: VENICE, ITALY

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We went to Venice for a long weekend in May – we arrived in down pours. The Grand Canal had flooded and we spent ages looking for our hotel in pouring rain. Looking back know it sounds funny, but we were cold, wet and lost and not impressed. We found our hotel, we were staying at The Boscolo Hotel Bellini – 

“Found in an elegant palace that dates back to the ‘700’s, the Boscolo Hotel Bellini has been changed to a hotel since the beginning of the century. The interiors of the hotel are decorated with glass lamps from Murano, antique marble and many decorations dating back to the luxurious ‘700’s, a noble time period in Venice.

The Hotel looks directly onto the Grand Canal and is found just minutes from the breathtaking San Marco Square, where visitors will find numerous stores, restaurants and attractions”

 

 

LOOK BACK 2003: NEW YORK

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We went to New York in 2003 with friends. We stayed in a Holiday Inn as this was the cheapest hotel that we all agreed on. We only had a few days here, we visited Times Square, The Statute Of Liberty and The Empire State Building. I would like to return here one day !

LOOK BACK 2001: SAN FRANCISCO, LAS VEGAS AND LOS ANGELES

SANFRAN

This was our first trip to the USA, I had booked this trip, to get married in Las Vegas. We went to San Francisco first, we were there for 3 nights in the Hotel Carlton. From what I can remember, we visited The Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. This is still one of my favourite cities and I would love to go back. We then flew to Las Vegas.

LV

We stayed at the Imperial Palace for 3 nights. This wasn’t somewhere where I would have booked if I had taken much notice of the package that I had booked. I just wanted to be in Las Vegas to get married. Where we did at the Little Chapel Of Flowers. We then went to Los Angeles.

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We stayed at the Hollywood Roosevelt for 3 nights. This was a nice hotel but the area at the time was very run down. Not like it is now. We were there for such a short time, that we only managed to do a Paramount Pictures Studio Tour and visit Universal Studios.

So we felt that there was more to see in Los Angeles, so we booked another trip and went back in August the same year.

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This time, we stayed at the Castle Inn Suites. We went with friends and went to Disneyland Anaheim, San Diego Zoo – which is still the best zoo I have been too and Vazquez Rocks.

 

UPCOMING NOV 2014 – MERCURE PARIS CENTRE TOUR EIFFEL

 I am off to Paris in November to celebrate my mothers birthday. And found a good deal in this hotel !

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Right next to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is a 4-star hotel you need to find about tight in the heart of Paris. An ideal starting point for your entertainment, you will love it that public transport is so close, as well as our advice on what to see in the City of Light. Need a setting that combines work and pleasures during business trips? Discover our meeting rooms and relax in our fitness room with a view of the Eiffel Tower, or on the terrace of our restaurant.

Fully renovated, the hotel offers contemporary and functional rooms with free WIFI access.The hotel offers Standard and Privilege Rooms and Junior Suites, including some with views of the Eiffel Tower for business trips or a leisure stay with your partner or family in central Paris.

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From http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-2175-mercure-paris-centre-eiffel-tower/index.shtml