Posted September 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy
If you’d like to take a break but are wary of crowds, then September is the perfect time for a getaway! The school holidays are over, and most people are probably back at work after their summer trips, so you’re likely to have the whole place to yourself, wherever you are. Here are some enticing deals for you to consider.
16% off at Jasper Hotel, Melbourne
Jasper Hotel is just a stone’s throw from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central, so you won’t have far to walk when your arms are laden down with shopping bags. Book early and save 16% off your bill – you’ll be able to spend more on shopping! (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)
10% off at Park & Suites Village Six-Fours-les-Plages, Toulon
Extend your summer this year with a stay at this laidback resort in sunny Six-Fours-les-Plages, in southern France. Enjoy the warm weather, as well as 10% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
30% off at Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh
Relax in style at this luxurious hotel, only 15 minutes away from popular Naama Bay. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre. Save 30% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
40% off at Hotel Maya, Alicante
Soak in some sun on your private balcony at this hotel, or take a short stroll to the beach to enjoy a dip in the sea. You’ll relax knowing you’ve saved 40% off your stay here. (Found on expedia.com. Check availability.)
50% off at Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo
Located in the bustling, central district of Shinagawa, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is close to popular attractions such as the Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya, and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo is an expensive city, so cut down on expenses by enjoying 50% off at this hotel. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
Posted May 25, 2010 by BookingBuddy
This summer, turn your world upside-down with a trip to Melbourne. The Antipodean city is said to be the most ‘European’ of Australian cities, with its trundling trams and quaint cafes. It lacks the stunning beaches of some other Australian cities, but Melbourne’s thriving cultural scene and great shopping destinations more than make up for it. It is a fairly compact city, and the neatly-grided streets make it easy to navigate around the city centre.
Pin Oak Court – Why would you want to go all the way out to the suburbs of Melbourne? Well, if you grew up watching the well loved soap Neighbours, you may recognise many of the houses from the long-running series here. When it isn’t doubling as the fictional ‘Ramsay Street’, Pin Oak court is actually a quiet suburban street, and those houses actually have real families living in them. You can join the official Neighbours tour, which takes you around the street and points out trivia connected to the series, or simply print out a map and make your own way there.
Hotel Lindrum – Hotel Lindrum is right in the heart of Melbourne’s busy city centre, but its old-world charm helps impart a sense of peace and tranquillity. The hotel has a sense of luxury and comfort, with all 59 rooms filled with rich, dark wood furniture, and lush carpets that help keep the noise to a low level. To relax in the evenings, pay a visit to the Billiard Room and sink a few balls, or simply enjoy a few drinks at the elegant Back Bar. Room rates start from £125.
Vue de Monde – This elegant restaurant in the city centre serves up equally elegant food to match its surroundings. The food is based on classically inspired French cuisine, with a few twists to incorporate the cosmopolitan ingredients available in this bustling city. Lunchtime features prettily plated classics like Lobster Thermidor and poached chicken, and more modern dishes such as Wagyu beef with crunchy nashi pears and rich macadamia nuts. There is also an extensive degustation menu available, and lucky customers may be able to secure seats at the chefs’ table, to watch the chefs themselves at work.
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