Monday, January 28, 2008

Hotels - best bargains in 2007

Enjoy Food & Travel has visited and reviewed a great number of hotels in 2007. For those of you wondering what the best bargain was, here comes the five best hotels reviewed last year This is however not only a question of facilities, and luxury. In fact the best experience was a bed & breakfast out of the ordinary.

1. BEST BARGAIN IN 2007 - Melville House, Johannesburg (4,96 points)

Melville House felt immediately as a home away from home, a place to relax after a long and agonizing journey, a quiet oasis in the busy metropolis.

The host at Melville House in none other than Heidi Holland, a nationally and internationally renowned writer and journalist.


Melville House
59 Fourth Avenue
Melville 2109
Phone: +27 (011) 726-3503
Fax: +27 (011) 726-5990
Visit the Melville House website

2. Blue Waters Hotel, Durban (4,95 points)

The Blue Waters Hotel experience was awesome, and I paid, by European standards, a ridiculous price for the two nights. A little over €100 is nothing.

A hotel with a superb location, a room with a view to die for, a first class experience at an exceptional price!!


The Blue Waters Hotel
175 Snell Parade
Marine Parade, Durban
Toll Free Reservation
Phone: 0 800 31 2044 / 031 3683877
See the Blue Waters Hotel official website here

3. Park Inn Alexanderplatz, Berlin (4,81 points)

The two tallest buildings in the old east are found at Alexanderplatz. The first one is the impressive TV-tower, that once was the pride of the DDR-regime. The second is the 39 floor Hotel Park Inn Alexanderplatz.

Besides my hotel experiences in New York City, I think that living here has been the most urban hotel stay I have had in my 45 year life. And it was cheap, chic and comfortable living.


Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz 7
10178 Berlin
Telefon: +49-30-2389-0

Telefax: +49-30-2389-4305

4. Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge MA (4,8 points)

Since my first stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, I have returned five times, in spite of the fact that it is not the most inexpensive place to stay in central Boston. Why? The Royal Sonesta is simply a great hotel to stay in, large and spacious rooms, wonderful service and a view to die for.


Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142
P: (617) 806-4200

4. Hotel Metropole, Brussels (4,8 points)

There are few hotels, I have ever stayed at, that have left a mark than the stately Hotel Metropole in Brussels. It is built in 1895 and is a monument of times long gone carved in granite and marble, and lit by crystal chandeliers.

When you enter the wonderful lobby you feel that this is the kind of hotel you would never would afford to stay. If you, however, try book over the internet, you may be lucky, and you are really in for a treat.


Hôtel Métropole
Place de Brouckère 31-1000 Brussels-Belgium
Phone. + 32-2-217 23 00 -
Fax. + 32-2-218 02 20

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