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5 August 2012

The annoying little hotel keycard

The Royal Corinthia Hotel in Budapest is one of my most favourite hotels in the whole world. However it has one very annoying problem, which apparently is unsolvable, the bedroom keycards.

Each and every day I stay at the Royal Corinthia my keycard gets demagnetised and then of course doesn’t work in the bedroom door. […]

30 April 2012

Apathy at the Hilton Hotel Liverpool One

What is it with the Liverpool Hilton? The restaurant waiting staff are without doubt the most dozy hotel staff I have ever had the misfortune to come across in a long time.  At breakfast most of them looked as though they were going to fall asleep standing up. The exception being the "greeting" orange […]

22 December 2010

Making your hotel room feel like home

One of the nice things about our hotel in Lanzarote is that they are completely unphased by all the things that we normally do surreptitiously in hotel rooms – for example borrowing cups, glasses, cutlery and napkins from the dining room, and using the mini bar fridge for our own bits and pieces. Even […]

22 December 2010

It's a fair cop

I wondered what Mr Blog was up to sneaking into our hotel bathroom with a camera. It appears that even he noticed how little space he had been allocated on the bathroom shelf. He presented me with this photographic evidence in support of his claim.


22 December 2010

Lanzarote hideaway

Our hotel in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands is a very friendly 3 star hotel (no idea why it is only 3 star, should be more) – excellent buffet breakfast, comfortable bedrooms (smallish) and quality bathrooms. However only patchy English is spoken in the hotel – doesn’t phase us as Mr Blog speaks Spanish – […]

23 November 2010

Hotel guests from hell

The NH Porta Hotel in the Sant Just Desvern area of Barcelona is a somewhat basic but friendly hotel rather like an upmarket Travel Lodge. It’s "out of town", inexpensive, and rather too close to a motorway for my liking, but nevertheless it’s very convenient for the tram into the centre of Barcelona and […]