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.
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.
Cinema Europa – Corso d’Italia, 107, 00198 Roma RM, Italy – +39 06 4429 2378
WOW there is only 1 sala or cinema room here and it is huge with seating upstairs an downstairs!
Much more spacious than I expected. Also want very busy which was an added bonus.
Cinema City – Veselská 663, 199 00 Praha 18, Czechia – +420 255 742 021
Quite the expensive place even though it has everything. They do have a nice place to make up for it and the workers there are slaves to sum it up. I would say going there is a nice experience, but for God’s sake I highly advise against part time jobs.
CINESA MÉNDEZ ÁLVARO 3D – Calle Acanto, 2, 28045 Madrid, Spain –
Good theater for VOSE (Original Version) movies, nice stadium seats, lots of parking, nice cheap matinee rates, overall good place! I tend to like Manoteras better for the dining options, BUT negatives there are parking, not great for people that are afraid of heights (VOSE is usually on the top (3rd) floor, no elevator), and weird exit/re-entry aet-up. So yeah, this one is good for simple movie-going fun!
Imperial Hotel – 61-66 Russell Square, Holborn, London WC1B 5BB, UK – +44 20 7837 3655
no safe in the rooms, and cleaning service is outsourced, so hotel staff refuses to take responsibility for what cleaning staff do: they disregarded the do not disturb sign and just went in. REPEATEDLY! upon complaining to the front desk TWICE, two different employees said i should talk to the cleaning company myself.
DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUABLES IN THE ROOM!!
rooms are small, with only two power outlets. if you share a room you might need to take turns to charge your devices.
breakfast is -meh- and the dining room, shared with an adjacent hotel, gets crowded immediately. factor in a 10 or 15 minute queue to be seated. before your first coffee. do your own math.
ODEON Luxe Haymarket – 11/18 Panton St, London SW1Y 4DP, UK – +44 333 014 4501
Great seats. If you aren’t sitting under the air conditioning unit. Pick somewhere around the middle. Nice and relaxing. It’s a shame you can’t take the bottles into the cinema and you have to use plastic glasses, devalues the experience a bit. If you want to watch a film and play with your seat controls all through the film, go here. You will love it
Vue Cinema London – West End (Leicester Square) – 3 Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7AL, UK – +44 345 308 4620
One of my favourite cinemas to go to. The seats are extremely comfortable and spacious defending on which screen you get. But even the smaller screens are an enjoyable watch. I highly recommend using the self service machines as the till service is incredibly slow. They have a nice bar if you want to wait around for your movie too.
Cinema VOX (ΒΟΞ) – Themistokleous 82, Athina 106 81, Greece – +30 21 0381 0727
In the very heart of Athens this vintage open air cinema has a good taste in choosing films, is very spacious, green and has very comfortable old fashioned chairs. There is a decent bar with all sorts of food and drinks to enjoy a cool night out.
Alkyonis Art Cinema P.c. – Ioulianou 42, Athina 104 33, Greece – +30 21 0822 0008
I happened upon the cinema by chance. The feature film had already been running for five minutes when the proprietor kindly ushered me in, free of charge, to watch the film; I Girasoli, 1970. Efkharisto papa!
Motel One Amsterdam – Europaboulevard 23, 1079 PC Amsterdam, Netherlands – +31 20 820 4777
Good sized room, modern and clean. Good view from floor to ceiling window, friendly reception staff and a nice bar area. Well located with public transport, shops and restaurants all in close proximity.
Bertha DocHouse – Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AW, UK – +44 20 7612 9351
Hands down, my favourite place in London. Everything I’ve seen at the Dochouse has been fascinating, educational and inspiring and the setting is just perfect. Intimate and peaceful, this lovely hidden away cinema has become a real place of refuge for me. Tasty nibbles and drinks are available on every floor of the cinema also. I thoroughly recommend the Dochouse to anyone seeking inspiration and an hour or so of calmness.
Leonardo Royal London City – 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ, UK – +44 20 7863 3700
A lovely modern hotel. Recently changed ownership but it has the same fresh clean rooms. The lounge area is spacious and clean with a Starbucks franchise.
The closeness to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern over the Millennium Bridge make this a great area for tourists.
Tilsiter Lichtspiele – Richard-Sorge-Straße 25A, 10249 Berlin, Germany – +49 30 4268129
A nice local gem.
Great atmosphere, good movies, good local beer, decent food and terrible theatre experience on warm summer nights.
The bar is really nice. Their own beer brand is good and prices are decent. The crowd seems to be entirely from the neighborhood and the vibe is of a local joint. It is a smoker’s bar so not much fresh air is available.
The cinema shows only indie films in original languag, so catching a movie in English, or Spanish or Italian is easy enough. Subtitles will be in German. Admission is cheap. The equipment isn’t for AAA action films so projector and sound system is good but isn’t “Sony-Center good.” Come with the right expectations. Seating is vintage including a couple of sofas.
Unfortunately the viewing rooms are not air-conditioned or ventilated and summer will have you dropping sweat and gasping for air. I would not recommend watching a movie if the temperature was high that day. Even a late night will be difficult to sit through.