Villa La Estancia Beach Resort – Km 0.5 Camino Viejo a San José Villa 1301, El Medano Ejidal, 23410 – +1-310-573-9400
I really liked this place, it was in a great location and the staff were super friendly. It doesn’t have parking but there is heaps of secure parking places close by. My partner and I stayed there after travelling for over 24 hours from Australia, we were a bit travel weary but the staff helped us feel very settled and gave us some recommendations of places we could go in the local area. In this all inclusive beach resort the villa and bed was very comfortable, the shower was great. I really liked the pastries they leave for you in the morning (check outside your door). Overall we had a great experience and would happily stay there again.
My Athens Hotel – Kerameikou 3 &, Zinonos, Athina 104 37, Greece – +30 21 0524 5711
A very dangerous area!!! Strange people with drugs everywhere, we didn’t feel safe all day and we couldn’t come back without a taxi. The taxi driver blocked the doors when we arrived in the area.
The car is not safe.
The rooms are very small, so small that we have to put our luggage on the bed because there were no space.
There was a lot of dampness. There was no window at the bathroom. The bed is too small for two persons. The shower was dirty.
I don’t recommend in any way!!
Hotel Aquino – Hannoversche Str. 5B, 10115 Berlin, Germany – +49 30 284860
Loved this place. Very helpful staff and polite. English is not their strength but they were willing to help out and forthcoming with options. Room was in excellent condition and big. Attached bathroom was also well kept. Easy access to trams to get to the central station. Many restaurants and shops in are available in the vicinity.
Cinema Farnese – Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, 56, 00186 Roma RM, Italy – +39 06 686 4395
Smart location, central and easy to reach by walk in downtown Rome.
Though the place is vintage furnished, chairs are modern and functional;
it screens newly released films as well as classic ones, with a special eye on independent releases and international film festivals. Original version English dubbed films are sometimes available.
Het Ketelhuis – Pazzanistraat 4, 1014 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands – +31 20 684 0090
Nice art house cinema, part of the Westergas complex. They always have a good selection of films and in the summer they have an outdoor screen set up. The bar and restaurant is atmospheric, friendly and alternative. Great place.
Christine 21 – 4 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France – +33 1 43 25 85 78
Watched Phantom of the Paradise here ….on a Sunday, would give it 5 Stars as its just too cool to be true for Paris, especially the girls selling Tickets, however adding a glass of wine as an option or a bar somewhere in the cinema would make 5 stars, so much more fun to watch 1970s glam rock cult films on some Vin Rouge, feel me Christine21? Love you.
Cine Estudio del Circulo de Bellas Artes – Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain – +34 915 21 35 09
Great cinema and well worth checking out the latest film festivals for foreign films. We really enjoyed the New Zealand films.
Slovanský dům – Na Příkopě 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia –
Limited options due to construction, however it is clean and relatively empty, I’m not certain if the court yard behind this mall is associated with the mall but that area is really nice and has some good restaurants. Once the construction is over I would definitely check them back out.
Meliá Berlin – Friedrichstraße 103, 10117 Berlin, Germany – +49 30 22385762
Awesome close to everything plenty of eateries & restaurant. Train station next door. The Level offers more intimate breakfast and drinks of an afternoon. Tapas restaurant was very nice. If I have one complaint it’s towels none of any of the hotels over here have soft fluffy towels. Very clean
Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art E.V – Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany – +49 30 26955100
A truly art house Kino, usually no trailers before the movies ( what a miracle!) just pure d’essai!
Woohoo Madrid & Woohoo Suites Madrid – Calle de Concepcion Arenal, 6, 3º planta, 28004 Madrid, Spain – +34 915 22 68 83
The pictures from this hostel look better than the reality. If you’re looking for just a bed for a night this might be the place for you, but if you’re planning to stay a few more nights I do not recommend this place. There is just one shower which you have to share with most of the hostel. On top of that the toilets are in the same room, so if someone is on the toilet you can’t shower. Then there is the room (with the bunk beds). It’s a really small space that contains 2 bunk beds for 4 people. If everybody in that room has at least one backpack there’s no way you’ll be able to enter the room anymore. Luckily we we’re with just three so we could barely walk in and out of the room. So I would say, only stay here if you’re just planning to stay in Madrid for one night. If you want to stay longer look for something else.
The Movies – Haarlemmerdijk 161, 1013 KH Amsterdam, Netherlands – +31 20 638 6016
Cinema like they used to be in the good ol’ days. Small screens, but comfy seats, with a friendly local vibe, and with a proper bar. You can take food and drink (purchased there) into the screening. Not overpriced and a great way to chill if you’re not feeling like a night on the town.
Hotel AMANO – Auguststraße 43, 10119 Berlin, Germany – +49 30 8094150
Great location in Mitte. Rooms are large. Kitchen is minimally equipped, but staff can provide extras. Need to ask for pretty much everything, sometimes two or three times. Decent value, given room size and location.
Cinema of the Dam’d – Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands –
Really awesome not for profit cinema with unusual screenings and awesome community feeling. Super comfy sofas and bean bags in the front so get there quickly! The manager and team are all very lovely and you can really see their love and passion for good movie and experiences. They also run some great festivals around themes, and they really dig up some long forgotten, underrated and other movies that flew under the radar. They also have Friday night karaoke nights and a lovey bar with popcorn.