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Hottest Hotel Deals – Edition #8 – January

Posted January 4, 2011 by BookingBuddy

Start this year off with a bang! Snap up some wonderful holiday deals in the January sales, and ease your back to work pains with a short break this month.

 

50% off at The Landmark Summit, Bangkok

Enjoy a tropical holiday with a luxurious stay in this city centre hotel. With 50% off the room rates, you’ll have plenty of money left over to check out the sales in Bangkok. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)

 

20% off at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters, Sydney

Soak up some summer sun at this vibrant hotel. Stay 3 nights or more and enjoy a 20% discount off your bill. (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)

 

£24/night at Pharaohs Doki, Cairo

Discovering Cairo is easy with a stay at this centrally located hotel. You’ll be able to live like a pharaoh, even on a limited budget, with rooms from only £24 a night. (Found on travelpack.com. Check availability.)

 

20% off at Tashkonak Hotel, Istanbul

The Tashkonak hotel is located near points of interest such as the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Enjoy 20% off your bill during this sale. (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)

 

35% off at Ramada Plaza San Diego Hotel Circle, San Diego

Have an easy-going break in San Diego, at the Ramada Plaza, located near SeaWorld and the world renowned San Diego Zoo. You’ll be able to relax after saving 35% off the room rate. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)

 

Hottest Hotel Deals – Edition #3 – August

Posted August 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy

The long, hot summer days of August are just perfect for a holiday. Haven’t booked anything yet? Don’t worry, we’ve been searching for some great deals for you, both at home and abroad.

 

40% off at Bristol Hotel, San Diego

This elegant boutique hotel is located in San Diego’s hip downtown area. They’re having a great sale now, and you’ll save up to 40% off the price of your room. (Found on expedia.com. Check availability.) 


30% off at Sultan Saba Hotel, Istanbul

With its great location in Sultanahmet, this hotel places you only a few minutes away from the sights of Istanbul. Book your stay before October 31st 2010 to benefit from 30% off the prices, as well as a free buffet breakfast. (Found on ebookers.com. Check availability.)


40% off at Habana Libre Hotel, Miami Beach

Escape from the brash, noisy crowds on the beach and indulge in old-world charm at this beautiful hotel minutes away from South Beach. Take advantage of the summer sale to enjoy 40% off your stay. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)


30% off at Marriott Hotel, Sydney

You’ll be right in the centre of Sydney’s shopping and entertainment district when you stay at the Marriott Hotel. Book now to enjoy 30% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)


15% off at Clarion Hotel, Cork

This charming hotel in located in the centre of Cork, near attractions such as Shandon’s Bells and the City Hall. Stay two nights and get 15% off your bill. (Found on expedia.com. Check availability.)

Breaks In Istanbul – Istanbul Hotels

Posted February 16, 2010 by BookingBuddy

Istanbul_sunset_mosques It’s not often that you can claim to have experienced the best of both worlds, but a trip to Istanbul may just give you the chance to do so. This magnificent city straddles Europe and Asia, with the turquoise waters of the mighty Bosphorus cutting through it. Its position made it one of the most important cities in the ancient world, and consequently, Istanbul has become a cultural melting pot. You’ll find youngsters in jeans and t-shirts walking through the centuries old streets, and old men in traditional garb waiting for their coffees in Starbucks. With such a wealth of attractions hidden throughout this huge city, it can be hard for a visitor to know where to look, so we’re here with a few suggestions.

See
Topkapi Palace – The former residence of the Ottoman Sultans is a sprawling museum complex these days. There are a maze of courtyards and passageways, and it may take you quite a few hours to complete your visit. Many of the buildings have been restored to their former glory, and you’ll have a tantalising glimpse in to the luxurious lifestyle of the various royals that have lived in the Palace.

Stay
Ferman Hotel – This relatively new hotel is probably not the right place for those who prefer their rooms in neutral colours. Each room is opulently decorated, with luxurious brocade fabrics and a rich gold-toned colour scheme, an ode to the living quarters of the Ottoman Sultans. It is conveniently located within easy reach of most of the city’s ‘must-see’ sights, and a stone’s throw away from the blue waters of the Bosphorus. There is a wonderful rooftop terrace restaurant, with views over the Old City, and a dining hall where breakfast is served daily. Room rates start from about £80 a night.

Eat

Ciya Sofrasi – This little restaurant on the Asian side of the city is a treasure chest of Turkish cuisine. Its owner and chef, Musa Dagdeviren, is an intrepid collector of traditional recipes from all over the country. The menu is in Turkish, so if you have no Turkish friends and can’t speak the language, then be adventurous and point at it with your eyes closed and hope for the best. You may end up with some tasty surprises, such as galya, a lamb stew with chestnuts and quinces, or a bowl of ezo gelin, a spicy, savoury lentil soup.

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