Category Archives: Hotels and Accommodation

3 Spots on Sunday – Unique Hostel Stays

It’s another Sunday, and this time it’s a bit different. Here are three interesting hostels you might stay at if you were to visit the cities they live in. It’s always nice to stay somewhere which is a bit ‘different’, escape the normal hostel for somewhere more unique. I’ve stayed in two of these three – the other I would

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Accommodation Review – Grand Peak Hotel, Ella

A bit of a way from Nuwara Eliya, along a beautiful train ride through the mountains of Sri Lanka’s ‘Hill Country’, is the town of Ella. Once a bit of a secret to the crowds, Ella today is a bustling tourist hub of the foreigner, and the occasional Sri Lankan tourist too. It seemed like a place with a bit

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Accommodation Review – Trevene Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

The hillside town of Nuwara Eliya is something a little special in Sri Lanka. Lakes and cool weather, a gateway to the area, a wonderful train ride there and further afield. And the Hotel Travene, where I stayed there back in late March, is also something special. The English have a long tradition of trying to create bits of their

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Accommodation Review – KP Heritage Haveli, Jodphur

I had extremely good luck whilst in India this year, most of the places I stayed at were really good, and the KP Heritage Haveli in Jodhpur was no exception. In fact, this one was really special as it was a special building, in a busy part of a great city, with exceptional views of the hills and the Jodphur

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Accommodation Review – Golden House, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is the city in the desert, where there is a huge fort (okay, that’s kinda standard for a town in Rajasthan), some interesting historic buildings (Havelis) and where people spring board into the Rajasthani Desert to take a camel safari. Also, there are a surprising number of shops dubbed ‘English Beer and Wine Shop, which I must admit I

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The Best Place I’ve Stayed in India?

[Accommodation Review] Sometimes things look a lot better online. You turn up and it just doesn’t match the photo. Other times you’re told you’re getting an amazing deal but you’re not really. I ummmed and ahhhed about where I would stay in Jaipur. I was almost booked into a couple of places before, at the last minute, I chose Shapura

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