The Royal Victoria Palace Hotel in Pisa overlooks the River Arne in the oldest part of the medieval settlement of Pisa. Formerly known as the ‘Grand Tour’ Hotel of Italy as it served as a great tourist spot for wealthy English speaking travellers during the reign of Queen Victoria. Sadly this *hotel has the…

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The Bristol Palace Hotel in Genoa, is an elegant 4 star hotel in the heart of the city, (the posh part according to my mate, now a local resident). It boasts 133 rooms, 10 reception rooms and can hold up to 200 people. It’s a €40 taxi ride from the airport and…

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I’ll probably say this was one of the best experiences of my life. That and seeing the Kevin Pietersen 158 against Australia on the last day of Ashes. Boy did I get hammered that day. Again, another good reason to give up the booze as I’d like to have a…

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Had the pleasure of frequenting Geneva not too long ago with the missus. We trained it down from Zug and spent the night at Hotel Longemalle. For some reason or other, I remember being distinctly chagrined about a recent email exchange with my Editor. I took this dour mood with…

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I’m in two minds to start an eBook entitled ‘The hotels that point toilet paper’ or something slightly more uplifting, ‘My birds ass on balconies’. Perhaps these books would be better suited in a coffee table format, either way, toilet paper will be involved. I digress, crikey where was I?…

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The Saigon Morin Hotel has an imperious aura. Built in 1901 it is widely regarded as the most luxurious hotel in all of Hue, Vietnam. It has 180 guest rooms, 4 restaurants and recreations. It suffered some damage during the Vietnam War, especially during the Tet Offensive of ’68 (one…

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Easy enough to find, deep in the sweaty ball sack of Liege, Belgium. Hotel Neuvice has an antiquated vibe. No lift, crickety-rickety stairs, tight to ascend. Plenty to talk about with this gaff so lets get to it. RECEPTION No cocktails, sugary treats on the desk or a man beating…

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Here we are in Hotel Bilger Eck which is in the heart of Konstanz, Germany. Just a ten minute walk from the town centre. Much to say about this place. Much to say so here goes. RECEPTION:  No drinks or man beating a kettle drum. (How we were spoilt on Ha…

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The A-Train hotel, 5-minute walk from the central station, just over the bridge, through the unmistakeable but not unbearable emblematic scent of Amsterdam, weed. I want you to brace yourself for this one, it’s not going to be pretty. But what I’m about to tell you is not a reflection…

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Official Description provided by the hotel. Traditional cosy Swiss hotel with a lot of charm and atmosphere and only 20 meters from the hotel is the new Blumental Chalet. All rooms with shower and WC, cable TV, Radio, safe, hairdryer, free WIFI and sitting Corner. Well known for fine food…

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