Posted November 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy
The holiday season is almost upon us! Be an early bird and take a break in November. With the money you’ve saved on these deals below, you’ll be able to check out some Christmas markets, and even pick up some souvenirs for those back home.
10% off at NH Brussels City Centre, Brussels
Located in the centre of Brussels, this hotel is only a short walk away from major attractions such as the Notre Dame de Sablon and the Horta Museum. Enjoy 10% off your bill here. (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)
20% off at Muzeum Luxette, Prague
Enjoy a romantic holiday in the beautiful city of Prague. The Muzeum Luxette offers comfortable, bright studio apartments with kitchenette and bathroom, right in the city centre. The hotel is also offering guests a 20% discount from now until December 19th. (Found on waytostay.com. Check availability.)
25% off at Tempo Hotel, Bucharest
Discover the historic city of Bucharest when you stay at Tempo Hotel, close to attractions such as the National Museum of Art and the National Theatre. Enjoy 20% off your bill when you stay for two nights. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
£141/night at Bellerive Superior, Zermatt
Relax and wake up to splendid views of the majestic Matterhorn and Mischabel mountains. The standard double rooms cost only £141 per night. (Found on booking.com. Check availability.)
25% off at Beaumont Maastricht City Centre, Maastricht
Spend a long, relaxing weekend in Maastricht, with a stay in this beautiful hotel. The hotel offers 25% off to guests staying four or more nights. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
Posted April 20, 2010 by BookingBuddy
Head over to Bucharest and explore this booming city if you’re planning to go somewhere for a short break. The Romanian capital is slowly shedding its past and quickly becoming an energetic, modern city. It boasts a wealth of eclectic architecture, with stern grey Communist-era tower blocks standing beside medieval and art Nouveau style buildings. You’ll also find many gleaming skyscrapers in the city centre, as well as a Romanian version of France’s Arc de Triumph (Arcul de Triumf in Romanian). The city organises several art and cultural festivals throughout the year. Most take place during the summer months, so make sure you take in a dose of Romanian culture should you visit then!
Curtea Veche – Ever fancy meeting a vampire? You may or may not catch a glimpse of one while visiting Curtea Veche (or The Old Princely Court), but you’ll definitely be able to boast about having been to Count Dracula’s castle. This atmospheric palace was erected by the notorious Vlad the Impaler, and served as his residence. It currently functions as a museum, and visitors can explore the ruins of the former castle and dungeons. The church beside the Curtea Veche is also worth a visit, as it features some remarkably well-preserved 16th century frescoes.
La Mama – As it name suggests, La Mama (The Mother) serves up great helpings of tasty comfort food, Romanian-style. The interior itself is comfortable and elegant, and far from the kitsch-crowded setting you may expect. The breezy terrace is very pleasant during summer evenings. If you’re just looking for a light meal, try one of the refreshing salads and pair it with a soup. For something heavier, try some schnitzels (chicken or pork), pork stews, or a casserole with minced beef and pork. Finish up with some sweet cheese dumplings, or some pancakes, again stuffed with sweet cheese and raisins, for a memorable meal.
Carol Parc Hotel – Spoil yourself with a stay at this luxurious hotel in the centre of town. The beautiful park beside the hotel guarantees lots of peace and tranquillity, despite its central location. The rooms themselves are elegant, even decadent, with plush orthopaedic beds in sumptuous fabrics, and lavish bathrooms outfitted in marble. The Carol Parc may not look out of place in the 18th century, but its technology is strictly 21st century. You’ll enjoy unlimited wireless access, and the hotel even provides guests with a laptop should they require one. Room rates start at about £130.
Check here for Bucharest travel information. (Photo: gogotaxis.com)