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Hotel Connoisseur Part 2 – Luxury Stand-Alone Hotels
September 28th, 2011

In a pervious post, I mentioned that I’m doing a two part-blog about some of my favorite hotels around the world. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Chicago Blackhawks W8775 Case As I focus on luxury travel, most of these hotels fall into the upscale/luxury category. nike officiel In the first post, I focused on hotels that are part of a chain or group. In this post, I’m focusing on hotels that are more stand-alone properties. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max soul eater symbol Z3470 Case Because I believe in full disclosure, while these are amongst my top choices, no hotel is perfect (though some seem close) so I’m listing both the pros and the cons of each. remise nike fjallraven kanken classic backpack forest green ox red Of course this is my interpretation, my pros might be other people’s cons and vice versa, but from my perspective, these are some of the top places to stay around the globe. purple fjallraven kanken backpack classic These are not in any particular order, other than the one in which I came up with them! Capo d’Africa, Rome Pros: Standing in front of the hotel, you can see the Coliseum. boutique en ligne nike mob of the dead custodia iphone mini pro max 12 ret10316 The rooms are a large size for Europe, Internet is included in the room price and it’s all together an interesting concept with a modern African theme. cover custodia case iphone 11 D2494 tanjiro wallpaper 65qO4 Quality customer service is also a big plus. magasin nike fjallraven kanken big backpack black battlefront 2 custodia iphone x tyui1490 cover custodia case iphone 11 D9359 venom wallpaper 67fA2 Cons: I’d advise against getting your laundry done here – it’s very expensive! While in walking distance from the Coliseum, it is slightly farther to sites like the Spanish steps and the Trevi Fountain. Plaza Lucchesi, Florence Pros: Located on the Arno River, near the Ponte Vecchio and close to many of the squares and cathedrals. cover custodia case iphone 11 J9425 wallpaper aesthetic 70sS2 The service is great and they have a fun hotel bar. Rooms are a decent size as well. Full buffet breakfast is included with most room options. Cons: It’s an older hotel, so some furnishings might look a little outdated. Le Sirenuse, Positano Pros: Noticing a theme – Italy has some amazing stand-alone hotels. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Tropical Flower L0284 Case The view is to die for. It’s practically worth staying here for the view alone. fjallraven kanken mini backpack fog evil vampire custodia iphone x tyui3639 Almost every room has a private terrace or balcony that overlooks the beach, bay and hills of Positano. royal blue and ox red fjallraven kanken backpack classic The rooms are very large, even by U.S. standards, the large soaker tub with jets is quite enjoyable the rooms have a clean, white washed décor. Service is impeccable and very friendly. The location is quite accessible to Positano’s shops, restaurants and bay. Cons: This is hotel near a beach – it’s décor, though clean and airy, might not suit those looking for chandeliers and fancy furniture. I didn’t consider this a “con” but some might. custodia cover iphone 11 12 mini pro max tokyo ghoul p0952 Check that the hotel is open during your stay if you are there in the winter – it was not during mine, though there are so many wonderful places to eat it really won’t matter if it is closed.   Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana Pros: Large A-frames with walkouts right to the lawn, where (non-dangerous) animals are allowed to wander and graze; 2 daily game drives and river safari plus all (very good) meals included in room rates; personal safari guide assigned to your party; personalized service Cons: It can be tough to access. black and ox red fjallraven kanken backpack mini Flew into Victoria Falls airport in Zimbabwe, had to switch vehicles to an open-air jeep once we crossed the border into Botswana and it was a several hour ride total. nike officiel Part of the adventure, but does increase travel time. Victoria Falls hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Pros: Gorgeous old hotel with a ton of history – multiple famous and royal figures have stayed here and many of their visits are documented by photos throughout the hotel; can view and hear the Falls from the back terrace/restaurant, top-notch, friendly service. Cons: As with most luxury, high quality hotels, it comes with a hefty price tag. It’s an old hotel, and therefore some of the amenities aren’t quite as up to date as they might be in a new modern hotel, though that can be part of the charm.

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