Accommodation Reviews

B&B Il Cappero, Lipari, Sicily

B&B Il Cappero is a charming guesthouse on the island of Lipari – the largest of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily.

We caught a ferry from Mizzaro, on Sicily’s mainland, to Lipari. It is a very pleasant trip of just under one hour. Arriving at Lipari’s Marina Lunga at around 1.47pm we phoned Il Cappero and were advised that the driver who was to pick us up to take us to our accommodation, did not work between 1pm and 3pm! It was a good opportunity for us to enjoy lunch and we found a waterfront bar called Fratelli Laise with outdoor seating overlooking the water at Marina Lunga, and had a Panini and salad.


By |2019-05-29T10:06:46+10:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Italy|0 Comments

The View Hotel, Monument Valley

View Hotel Monument ValleyThe View Hotel is the only hotel located within Monument Valley Tribal Park and is designed to have minimal visual impact on the surrounding beauty of the Valley. Although three levels, the building fits well into the landscape.

The hotel sits right beside the Visitor Information Centre and is very close to the beginning of Valley Road – the scenic road of 17 miles (about 27kms) through the main sites of Monument Valley.

The reception foyer is impressive with high ceilings. The hotel features beautiful hanging rugs and artwork of the local people.

At one end of the hotel is the restaurant, large gift shop and terraces overlooking the valley.

Photos of View Hotel, Monument Valley


By |2019-06-03T17:07:52+10:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Monument Valley|0 Comments

The Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Kimball Salt Lake CityThe Kimball has an excellent location – about 10 minutes walk from Temple Square and the central shopping area of Salt Lake City – City Creek.

On checking in, the staff at Reception are very friendly and helpful.

Photos of The Kimball Salt Lake City

Room 347
We are in Room 347 and on entering wonder where the bed is! We quickly realise it is in the wall – it is a pull down bed.

On entering our room, it seems we are walking into a living room – there is a sofa plus single armchair and the TV is on the wall. The large timber panel we see on the wall as we enter is the pull down bed.


By |2019-01-22T12:51:13+11:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Utah|0 Comments

Antler Inn, Jackson, Wyoming

Antler Inn, JacksonAfter a long day on the road we were glad to reach the Antler Inn located in the pretty downtown historic centre of Jackson.

We received a warm welcome and were kindly upgraded to a King Room – Room 156 – upstairs on the top level of a 2-storey building, one of three buildings that make up the motel. The property is well cared for and the flowering hanging baskets were a pretty touch.

We were able to park our car in front of the steps to our room.

Photos of Antler Inn, Jackson


By |2019-06-03T17:04:00+10:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Wyoming|0 Comments

Canyon Lodge, Yellowstone National Park

Canyon LodgeCanyon Lodge is a collection of several lodges and cabins in the centre of Yellowstone National Park. When booking, we mistakenly thought it was one lodge.

The Registration Office (i.e. Reception for check in) was located in Washburn Lodge. Check-in was an impersonal experience – we showed ID, left credit card details and received a key to our room plus map to find our lodge. We were allocated Room 4315 in Moran Lodge (one of seven accommodation lodges). We asked about meals and were told that the Dining Room was fully booked however we might get a cancellation. We were shown a map of where the dining precinct was – it was called Canyon Lodge.


By |2019-01-16T16:02:43+11:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Yellowstone|0 Comments

Roosevelt Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, USA

Roosevelt LodgeRoosevelt Lodge is located on the edge of the beautiful Lamar Valley in the northeast of Yellowstone National Park.

Our stay at Roosevelt Lodge was a wonderful experience.

On arrival we were warmly greeted at Reception, which is in the charming historic Roosevelt Lodge ‘log cabin’ building.

The Lodge building included the dining room, small bar and gift shop, plus informal lounge area in front of the fire. Accommodation is provided in small timber cabins among the trees, close to the Lodge.


By |2019-01-30T08:27:36+11:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Yellowstone|0 Comments

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Butte, Montana, USA

La Quinta Inn ButteOn a road trip from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, we broke our trip in Butte, Montana for one night. Butte was a mining town from the 1860s to 1983 – best known for copper mining. It has an interesting historic district as well as the newer town – where most of the accommodation is located.

We arrived quite late in the evening to check in to La Quinta Inn & Suites and received a warm welcome at Reception.

La Quinta Inn & Suites is located in the newer area of town.


By |2019-01-15T11:18:13+11:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Montana|0 Comments
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