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.
Prince Charles Cinema – 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY, UK – +44 20 7494 3654
Wonderful independent cinema, great showings. I attended the Ghibli movie marathon pajama party. Snacks and cuddly blankets are advised and welcomed, no alcohol for obvious reasons. There was a really friendly atmosphere which was only added to by the very cheery, kind, and fun staff members that worked the whole twelve hours we were trying to stay awake. The only small grouch I had was that the seats weren’t that comfortable for me, I would have preferred cinema style rather than theatre style seats as when looking up at a screen for hours I need a head rest. I really recommend the place.
Grandior Hotel Prague – Na Poříčí 1052/42, Florenc, 110 00 Praha 1-Florenc-Praha 1, Czechia – +420 226 295 111
Breakfast was varied and fresh, very nice and set us up for the day. Bed very comfortable, air conditioning worked well. Very clean throughout the room and hotel. Points for improvement: an update is definitely needed with the televisions in the rooms, for a modern hotel the TV was arceic and had little room for expandability (could not use a device with the TV). And please do not use the taxi services provided by the hotel, they are extortionate. Use AAA cars instead.
Neues Off cinema – Hermannstraße 20, 12049 Berlin, Germany – +49 30 62709550
Great wee cinema. Could do with air conditioning in the Summer. Or better a/c if it already has it. Not as much character as some of the other indie cinemas around but still fine. Good comfy seats that recline and plenty of leg room.
Acropolis Hôtel Paris Boulogne – 63 Rue Thiers, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France – +33 1 46 08 16 01
Never again. Small rooms. Problems with the paid breakfast. The hotel service behaves as if the guest was an intruder. One star is still too much. The only plus is the sushi restaurant next to the hotel, but it does not merit the hotel. I do not recommend.
Mr Jordaan Hotel – Bloemgracht 102, 1015 TN Amsterdam, Netherlands – +31 20 626 5801
First of all the staff were really friendly, answering all our questions and helping with our luggage. The elevator (lift) is really slow, if you don’t have a luggage or anything heavy just use the stairs which will be better than waiting 4-6 mins.
The rooms were cozy but small. They don’t have air conditioner but you will have a fan in the room. There is no mini bar or safe, if anyone is wondering.
Overall, we liked the hotel and will stay again if we are in Amsterdam.
Saint-André-des-Arts – 30 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France – +33 1 43 26 48 18
This is an amazing place to experience movies the way they were meant to be. The staff is friendly and yes the place is air conditioned. The movie quality is good and there aren’t distractions like people eating and talking during movies. Next to many restaurants so can grab a bite to eat before or after the film.
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!