REVIEW: MY STAY IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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In Dubrovnik am avut placerea sa stau la un hotel de vis. Am ales Hotelul Excelsior, situat chiar pe faleza, la doar cateva minute de mers pe jos de centrul orasului. Ca sa fiu sincera, nu as mai fi plecat acasa. Noi am avut o camera cu vedere la mare, situata in partea veche a hotelului. I stayed in Dubrovnik at a dreamy hotel, Excelsior, with a perfect sea view, located at a walking distance from the city center. To be honest, I never wanted to leave this place. We had a room with a sea view in the old part of the hotel.
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik

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MY STAY IN ITALY

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Vacanta mea in Italia a fost una speciala. Puteti citi despre ea aici. Peisajele, oamenii pe care i-am intalnit, cultura unica, mancarea delicioasa si vremea insorita au fost elementele cheie pentru un concediu reusit.

Un alt factor important este si cazarea. Iata unde mi-am refacut fortele de-a lungul traseului din Italia:

My vacation in Italy was truly special. You can read about it here. The views, the people I’ve met, the unique culture, the delicious food and the sunny weather were all key elements for a good trip. Another important thing is where you sleep. Here is where I took a breath during my journey through Italy.

Another important thing is where you sleep. Here is where I took a breath during my journey through Italy.

Pisa 1

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MY STAY IN NICE, FRANCE

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Preturile de pe Riviera Franceza nu trebuie sa va sperie atunci cand vine vorba de cazare. Puteti gasi fara probleme hoteluri frumoase si confortabile, la preturi accesibile. Eu am stat 7 zile La Malmaison, in Nisa.

Angajatii m-au facut sa ma simt ca acasa. Desi eu ma descurc in franceza, e bine de stiut ca toata lumea vorbea si limba engleza si de fiecare data oamenii au fost extrem de amabili. Camerele straluceau de curatenie iar micul dejun a fost delicios. Nu s-au rezumat doar la clasicul croissant. Hotelul e amplasat foarte aproape de plaja, de centrul orasului dar si de gara. Am beneficiat si de internet gratis, lucru care este foarte important pentru mine.

Don’t be scared to travel to the French Riviera, you can always find beautiful, cozy hotels, that come at a very good price. I stayed for 7 days at the beautiful La Malmaison Hotel, in Nice.

The staff was great, spoke good English and was always there to help us with our questions. The rooms were clean, and the breakfast good for a hotel in France. We always got to start our day with a full stomach. The location is very convenient: just a few minutes walk from the beach and the old city. The Train Station is very close, good to know if you travel with a lot of luggage. We also had free internet, and  that is always a nice thing for me.

 

MY STAY IN CRETE

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Hotelul in care am fost cazata in Creta (regiunea Stalis) ne-a lasat o impresie placuta. Am rezervat un hotel de 5 stele care oferea vedere la mare si un apus de poveste. My hotel in Crete was located in Stalis. I was a 5 star hotel with a great sea view and an impressive sunset.
Sunset in Crete
Sunset in Crete

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MY STAY IN KUSADASI

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In Kusadasi am fost cazata la un hotel de 3 stele, Asena. Locatia e perfecta, aproape de  Ladies Beach. E un hotel bun daca aveti un buget redus si vreti sa va cazati intr-o zona buna.

Mancarea a fost buna, dar nu foarte diversificata. L-as descrie mai mult ca pe un hotel de 2 stele plus.

Oricum, asa e oranduirea la mare la turci, as recomanda mai degraba hotelurile de minim 4 stele. In prima noapte ne-au spus ca nu mai au camere, am fost mutati la un hotel de 2 stele din apropiere (a fost ingrozitor). Am revenit a doua zi, nu am primit nici scuze, nici banii inapoi si nici nu am gasit in camera cosul cu fructe promis pentru deranj. Atentie, apa de la baie e usor sarata, in niciun caz de baut. In alta ordine de idei, piscina hotelului e draguta, dar extrem de mica.

In Kusadasi we stayed at Asena Hotel. Perfect location, next to Ladies Beach. Good hotel if you don’t want to spend much and stay in a nice area.

Good food, but not very diversified. It’s more of a 2+ stars hotel.

But that’s how things usually go in Turkey, a 4 star hotel is what you should choose if you want to splurge. In the first night they told us that they are overbooked and moved us to a 2 star hotel nearby (it was awful). When we returned next morning, no apologies or refunding, and we didn’t even find in the room the fruit basket they promised for the trouble. Otherwise the hotel pool is nice, but too small.