Europe

Mayakovka House Hotel, Moscow, Russia

TeaBakery at Mayakovka House Hotel MoscowMayakovka House is a lucky find for us in Moscow. It is a very good hotel and we can highly recommend a stay.

Location
The location of the hotel is excellent. It is in a side street off Tverskaya Street (the main street in Moscow) and about a 5-minute walk to the closest metro – Mayakovskaya Metro Station. It is about a 20 minute walk to Red Square or just two stops on the Metro.

The area around the hotel is very interesting – there are a number of theatres, shops and a pretty park – Patriarch’s Ponds Park, a short walk away.

In the same street as the hotel, there are two good restaurants, a pharmacy and a store selling takeaway food, cakes, pastries, drinks, etc. Around the corner on Tverskaya Street there is a very good grocery store called Daily.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Moscow|0 Comments

St Petersburg Apartment – Air BnB – St Petersburg, Russia

AirBnB St PetersburgWe have booked a spacious, 2-bedroom apartment in St Petersburg through Air BnB. It is one of the best apartments we have had on our trip to Europe.

The apartment is in an excellent location – just a short walk from the main street of Nevsky Prospect (Nevsky Avenue). It is a hip area with lots of restaurants and an excellent supermarket across the road. We are a very short walk to the nearest Metro – Dostoevskaya Station.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, St Petersburg|0 Comments

Experience Living Apartments, Helsinki, Finland

Experience Living Apartments Helsinki FinlandExperience Living Apartments manage a number of apartments throughout Helsinki. We book a two-bedroom apartment with a sofa bed in the living room. It is a modern apartment in a good location close to public transport.

Our apartment is Apartment 81, 2nd Floor, Eerikinkatu 43D, Helsinki. We collect the key to the apartment from the office of Experience Living Apartments and take a taxi to our accommodation.

We enter the apartment building through a locked metal gate from the street, and then walk through a courtyard to the front door of the building then up a flight of stairs to the 2nd floor (in Australia we would call it the first floor).

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Helsinki|0 Comments

Elegant Apartment, Riga, Latvia

Elegant Apartment, Riga, LatviaElegant Apartment, Riga is a case of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. While the building is old and a little run down, this large 3-bedroom apartment has been recently renovated and is spacious, clean, fresh and comfortable – and excellent value for money.

We arrive at the apartment by taxi from the train station, and are met by the friendly owners who help us carry our luggage up the stairs. The apartment is on the 3rd floor and unfortunately there is no lift.

Entering the apartment, there is a short hallway, off which there are three large bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate toilet and the kitchen. The apartment has plenty of natural light and Latvian charm.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Riga|0 Comments

Rentida Apartments – Vilnius, Lithuania

2_bedroom_house_Rentida_Apartments_VilniusRentida Apartments in Old Town, Vilnius, has a number of apartments on offer. We collect the key from Anna at the office of Rentida Apartments, who takes us to our accommodation, a short walk away. However we don’t have an apartment – we have a 2-storey house!

We enter the foyer area where there are hooks for our coats, a small bench containing four pairs of indoor slippers (individually packed). There is a living/dining/kitchen area off the foyer and a small bathroom, and a timber staircase to the upper level where there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The house has central heating throughout (switched off during our stay as we don’t need it). The house is warm without the central heating at this time of year.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Vilnius|0 Comments

Kazzperia BestSpot Apartment, Warsaw, Poland

Kazzperia BestSpot Apartment, WarsawKazzperia BestSpot Apartment is an excellent two-bedroom apartment – clean, modern and very well located – within walking distance of Warsaw’s New and Old Towns.

The owner of the apartment meets us at the property – it is on Floor 6½! We take the lift to level 7 and walk down a few steps to level 6½.

On entering the apartment there is a small entry hall with a cupboard space with hangers for coats, boots, etc, and a stool to sit on to remove our shoes.

From the entry hall we walk into the living/dining/kitchen area and then into a hallway off which there are two bedrooms plus a bathroom and separate toilet. The apartment is filled with natural light.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Warsaw|0 Comments

Apartment Grabowskiego, Krakow, Poland

Krakow Apartment GrabowskiegoApartment Grabowskiego is a 2-bedroom, ground floor apartment in an excellent location just seven minutes walk to Krakow’s Old Town Square.

Our host met us at the apartment, gave us the key and a map of Krakow. It was very helpful to have a quick orientation of the Old Town, nearby supermarkets, corner stores and places to eat.

The apartment seems more like a house with its high ceilings, large rooms and beautiful timber flooring throughout.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Krakow|0 Comments

Mercure Hotel Berlin City

Mercure Hotel Berlin CityThe Mercure Hotel Berlin City is an excellent 4-star hotel and an ideal place to stay when visiting Berlin.

Standard King Room
We have a Standard King Room – Room 315 on the third floor. It is a good sized room with bathroom immediately on our right as we enter.

The design of the room and features are excellent. There is a small hanging space and shelf near the bathroom, a full length mirror, pull down luggage rack, air conditioning that can be controlled in our room, a couple of hooks as we come in the door, light switches for main light and lamps near our bed, a little shelf under the bedside ‘table’.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00May 28th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Berlin|0 Comments

Perfect Days Charles Bridge Apartment, Prague

Perfect Days Charles Bridge Apartment has an excellent location – in Prague’s Old Town, moments walk to Charles Bridge.

In May Prague is very busy with tourists but when we walk through the beautiful wooden door at the front of our building into an inner courtyard – we are in a peaceful sanctuary.

The entrance to the apartment itself is via a doorway off the inner courtyard. At the top of reasonably steep steps we enter a lovely large open space that includes the kitchen/dining area, with living room, bedrooms, bathroom and laundry opening off this space.

There are a number of large windows giving lots of natural light and fresh air. The windows open onto the central courtyard.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Prague|0 Comments