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How to Choose a Safe Hotel Room When Traveling Abroad

Posted by on 10:59 am in Accommodation, Blog, Travel Tips | 23 comments

How to Choose a Safe Hotel Room When Traveling Abroad

Travel is all about liberating yourself from stress and worry. So the last thing you want to worry about is not feeling safe.

One of the best ways to make sure your holiday remains carefree is to select a secure room in a hotel that can guarentee your safety. This becomes even more important when travelling solo since it obviously puts you in a much more vulnerable position.

Follow these helpful tips for selecting the hotel and room type on your next holiday.

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Reasons to Book a Villa for Your Next Trip to Bali

Posted by on 10:41 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Indonesia | 32 comments

Reasons to Book a Villa for Your Next Trip to Bali

I won’t lie; I wasn’t originally keen on the idea of visiting Bali. I wasn’t interested in nightlife or beach parties, and mistakenly believed that Bali’s fun was limited to the beer cans of the Australian party travelers.

And it’s true that Bali is not exactly a secret paradise – it’s one of the world’s most popular island destinations, and while fifty years ago there were only a very small handful of hotels available, nowadays there are over 5,000 to choose from.

So imagine my surprise when I was told adamantly that being packed into a hotel or resort with a large number of tourists isn’t what Bali is about; when I was told that Bali is actually rich with culture and pristine landscapes that are worlds away from the hectic nightlife and commercialism I had assumed all of the island had become.

Surely we were talking about two different Bali’s. Because what she was describing wasn’t anything close to the drunken Facebook photos I had seen.

But we were. And there are in fact, two very different worlds available for tourists to Bali.

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Who Knew a Silo Could be This Luxurious! Peppers Silo Hotel Review

Posted by on 6:36 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 40 comments

Who Knew a Silo Could be This Luxurious! Peppers Silo Hotel Review

It continually amazes me that Hobart manages to draw all the attention when it comes to Tasmanian travel. Yes, the city boasts the famous Salamanca Market, but try finding a parking spot on a Saturday morning and navigating around the masses of people.

Launceston on the other hand is a hidden gem located in the state’s north that has only recently begun gaining the attention it deserves. As one of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston oozes historical charm, but blends it harmoniously with modern style and technology. Even a trip to the local post office becomes a treat.

Bringing history alive is central to Launceton’s identity, and the recent launch of Pepper’s Silo Hotel is a great example of this. A luxury hotel on the banks of the scenic Tamar River, the Mantra Group has converted the Kings Wharf grain silos into a work of accommodation art, while keeping the character and heritage of an iconic 1960’s landmark.

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How to Choose a Hostel in London 

Posted by on 9:15 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips, UK | 38 comments

How to Choose a Hostel in London 

For those who aim to see the world but have limited funds, hostels are a lifesaver. These budget accommodations offer a good night’s sleep to those on the go, offering a variety of rooming options at various price points.

London is an expensive city, in which a hostel can make a significant impact on your travel budget. Here’s some expert advice from Safestay London for choosing the hostel of your dreams and avoiding the horror stories that deter so many from this great travel option.

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3 Reasons to Drop Everything and Book a Stay in a Scottish Highlands Hotel

Posted by on 1:46 pm in Accommodation, UK | 24 comments

3 Reasons to Drop Everything and Book a Stay in a Scottish Highlands Hotel

Scotland is one of those rare countries in the world with landscapes so diverse you could travel for months and still not have seen it all!

From the highlands in the north with dramatic moors, rolling hills, rugged coasts and dazzling lochs, to the Scottish borders which boast medieval castles and manor houses, there is no doubt that Scotland is one of the world’s most beautiful and historically fascinating countries.

But you haven’t visited Scotland if you haven’t journeyed through the Highlands, and there are some definite perks to setting yourself up in a Scottish Highlands Hotel (a personal favorite is the Luxury Cairngorms Hotel).

The majority of stock photos from Scotland come from this area – clans, tartan kilts, whisky, bagpipes, and the whole area has rightfully been described as an “adventure playground” for hikers, mountain bikers and sailors, however the romantic and remote scenery is enough to captivate those who are maybe less energetic!

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Cottage in Cornwall

Posted by on 12:15 pm in Accommodation, UK | 22 comments

Tips for Finding the Perfect Cottage in Cornwall

One of the premiere tourist attractions within the UK, Cornwall attracts a wealth of Brits and international visitors alike.

A charming county with a slow paced lifestyle and laid back atmosphere, tourists flock here to relax, to soak up the sun (it has the most in Britain!), and to enjoy and explore some of the UK’s finest natural attractions and outdoor activity scenes.

Cornwall combines beautiful surf spots, gorgeous gardens, cliff top walks and beautiful weather. It offers visitors the chance to take a stroll along the beach, indulge in a bit of wave watching, and then head back to a tradition pub to enjoy a pint with friends beside a glowing log fire.

You will obviously need somewhere to stay while on vacation, and one of the most popular types of accommodation here are cottages. However there are many cottages throughout Cornwall, and choosing one can be a daunting task. So we’ve put together 5 tips to finding your perfect stay.

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Ways to Pay Less for Your Stay at the Hyatt

Posted by on 11:14 am in Accommodation, Budget Travel | 18 comments

Ways to Pay Less for Your Stay at the Hyatt

One of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, the Hyatt is an excellent place to spend your vacation, honeymoon, or business trip.

For those who don’t know the name, they have a string of high-class properties located in various parts of the world, and are a highly trusted brand. For those who are familiar with the name, chances are that you know that spending a night or two at a Hyatt property doesn’t come cheaply.

But despite the expense of most Hyatt hotels, we do have a couple of tricks up our sleeve for booking rooms at a discount.

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The 6 Best Resorts to Stay at on St. Lucia

Posted by on 11:13 am in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 24 comments

The 6 Best Resorts to Stay at on St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the gems of the Caribbean, and it has plenty of beautiful accommodation for visitors. Look forward to a stay at one of these six resorts while vacationing on the island.

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8 Hotel Safety Tips

Posted by on 11:36 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Travel Tips | 22 comments

8 Hotel Safety Tips

There’s a lot of advice out there about staying safe while traveling, from taking precautions at the airport, to using public transport, or actually wandering around. But after an incredible day of exploring, we often get back to the hotel, kick our feet up, and let our guard down.

And I totally get it – you’re on vacation, and the last thing you want to do is worry about hotel security. But hotel stays carry an inherent level of risk, and everything from break-ins, to fires, to bed bugs, and terrorist attacks could potentially affect you.

While it’s not worth becoming too paranoid about some of these, after-all you’re much more likely to be killed by a vending machine than a terrorist, it’s definitely in your best interest to take a few precautions to protect against common hotel risks.

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10 Reasons We’re LOVING the New Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania

Posted by on 1:30 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 24 comments

10 Reasons We’re LOVING the New Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania

When it comes to eco accommodation, there are eco lodges; the type that offer rustic accommodation in pristine natural surrounds, and then there are eco lodges; architectural gems so sleek and sophisticated, it’s easy to forget that they’re good for the environment. The newly launched Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge are the latter.

Ecotourism is thriving in Tasmania, and Freycinet Lodge has long been the sweetheart of the tourism scene. Nestled within Freycinet National Park, it offers one of the most unique locations for accommodation in Australia, with the ethos of looking after the environment first, and then the guests who come to appreciate it.

But their nine new pavilions have completely redefined what an eco lodge could be. Extending the current values and experience, innovative architecture seamlessly blends nature with accommodation in a way we have never before seen.

Blurring the lines between inside and out, a stay here is an immersive experience which draws the wilderness in, while not sacrificing on luxury or comfort. And we’re absolutely loving it!

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