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Roomsnet.com Luxury holiday in Costa Del Sol

November 16, 2009

The Costa Del Sol greets over two million people a year who comes at Malaga Intrenational Airport and visit many resorts situated along the attractiveness coastline from Gibraltar in the west to Nerja in the east.

Generally Costa Del Sol with the annual temperature of 18ºC and is one of Europe’s top holiday destination. The well known resorts are lying in the west of Malaga with Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Mijas Costa. The beaches have become a favorite spot for Costa Del Sol tourist holiday makers from all over the world. The golden beaches, eye catching mountains with prosperity of flora and fauna, beautiful villages amplify the beauty of the destination.

Costa Del Sol as a destination is also famous for golf courses, which has around 70 Golf courses. Golf is however not only the sporting activity in Costa Del Sol but also offer a range of sport like tennis clubs, an assortment of water sports, equestrian centers are available up and down the coastal line.

Though Costa Del Sol is treated as a holiday destination, luxury lovers like to visit because of a range of famous luxury hotels. H10 Anadalucia Plaza is a four star hotel which is located in Marbella opposite to Puerto Banus Marina and it is just a 5 minutes walk from the Costa Del Sol beach. It is an updated , impressive and very well furbished hotel which always create a luxury feeling for the visitors.

Hotel Perla Marina is also a prominent holiday lover’s hotel which is situated in Nerja with the scrutiny to the Mediterranean Sea. The facilities and the privileged location allow holiday makers to enjoy the pleasure and cool of the sea as well as the environment of the beautiful town.

Hotel  Torrequebrada is located in Benalmádena Coast, well surrounded by nature filled palm trees only a few metres from the beaches and well-linked to the the Málaga international airport.. This glossy hotels faces a sandy beach along the Mediterranean Sea as well.

The magnificent Hotel Las Piramide is one of the other hotel in Costa Del Sol catering to business and leisure travellers alike and is ideally placed on the Mediterranean shoreline of Fuengirola. By occupying a good location there are many attraction nearby with easy reach. The Sohail Castle, Open-Air Museum, Santa Fe de los Boliches and Mijas Village. The wel known family friendly and fun Fuengirola Zoo which is just a kilometer from this hotel.

Hotel Las Arenas is mostly liked by tourists and a modern seafront property located by the Santa Ana beach with the beautiful view towards the Mediterranean. Another fabulos hotel for Costa Del Sol tourists.

Not only these hotel as a tourist destination Costa Del Sol surrounded with a range of luxury hotels to make the luxury holiday makers happy and fun. Visit here for more hotels.

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Roomsnet.com

November 13, 2009

Roomsnet.com is the leading Online Travel Community which gives millions of online travel bookers worldwide, an opportunity to save money on their hotel reservations through our uniquely designed loyalty program. Great prices, simple site navigations, and community support to make travel decisions faster, which helps travelers to save not just money but also their precious time and effort on discovering a perfect place to stay. This video was uploaded by a roomsnet.com member.

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Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

January 19, 2009

One of Amsterdam’s most distinct features is its wonderful canals which run throughout the city. While you may prefer walking or cycling, do not discount taking a canal cruise which is a great way to leisurely experience the city, day or night.

A good place to start is in front of Amsterdam’s Central Station where you will find a number of canal cruises and tours. Just head over to a particular boat, find out when it is leaving and buy your ticket (tours cost around 10 to 15 Euros). Most tours last for about an hour and are great if you have limited time in Amsterdam or if it starts to rain.

One canal tour worth taking is the Museumboot (Museum Boat) tour which lets you “hop-on-hop-off” near Amsterdam’s many museums and galleries, while also giving you selected discounts on entry fees. A ticket costs around 14 to 16 Euros and tours start in front of the Central Station.

Of course there is no better way to experience Amsterdam at dusk or at night than by taking a specialty canal cruise. The 2 hour Candlelight Cruise (starts at around 7.30 PM) is a great way to spend the evening with that special someone, while the Dinner Cruise which includes a four-course dinner is also an option worth considering. If your musical preferences bend towards jazz, then definitely take the Jazz Cruise (sets off opposite Rijksmuseum) which gives you a chance to enjoy some live jazz music. The Jazz Cruise takes place on Saturdays (8 PM and 10 PM) and is in operation only during summer (April till the end of November).

Taking a canal cruise in Amsterdam is something worth doing at least once. If leisurely cruises are not your style, you can always hire a canal bike (pedal boat) and pedal your way across the city.

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Coming to Paris from London

January 18, 2009

If you’re looking for a quick and hassle free way to get to Paris from London the best option would be to take the Eurostar train (top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph) which makes the journey across the channel (or rather underneath it) in just 2 hours and 35 minutes. Sure, the flight time to Paris from London is only about an hour and 20 minutes, but that does not take into account the total time added on from commuting by train from both airports (about another 1 hour 15 minutes) and the time it takes to check in.

The Eurostar train, with 16 daily services running right into the Paris city centre is especially ideal for those who may only have time to spend one day in the “City of lights”.

The London Eurostar Terminal can be found at Waterloo International Station which is located close to the London Eye. The Eurostar service to the Euro Disney Resort in Paris also leaves from here. Rail pass holders should remember to bring their passes along as they are eligible to quite a discount, while concession fares are available for young people and those on wheelchairs. Remember, each person is allowed up to 2 pieces of luggage and try to check in about 30 minutes before departure (Check in closes twenty minutes before the scheduled departure time).

Another great advantage of using Eurostar is that it arrives right in the heart of Paris at the 19th century Gare Du Nord Station. The station also has Metro services (lines 4 and 5) and RER (commuter train) services (lines B, D and E) which provide easy access to the many sights and sounds of this romantic city. Outside the Gare Du Nord station one will also find public bus services and a taxi rank. If you have the time, there is no better way to take in Paris than by enjoying a leisurely stroll through the city.

The Gare Du Nord station is located in the 10th arrondissement (a small district in Paris, and Paris is divided into twenty such arrondissement) of Paris, which is home to the picturesque Canal St. Martin and the historic Place de la Republique. Charming restaurants and cafes abound in the area, while close by you will also find the magnificent Sacre Coeur basilica which stands atop Montmartre Hill.

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Getting Last Minute Seats in Paris

January 17, 2009

No matter what the event, getting last minute tickets is not one hundred percent guaranteed, but definitely worth a shot. If you’re in Paris and unexpectedly decide you just have to attend a concert or take in an opera, here are a few options.

If it is last minute theater tickets you are after, then make a beeline to Place de la Madeleine or to the Tour Montparnasse area where you will find booths selling half price tickets (valid for performances on that particular day). The booths are generally open from 12.30PM to about 8PM though they close at around 4PM on Sunday.

As for the opera, you can either try your luck online (www.operadeparis.fr) or head to one of the venues (Opera Garnier, the Bastille or Le Chatelet) and queue up (from about 10AM) to see if there are any last minute seats available. If your attempts prove unsuccessful, remember to check back at the opera about 1 hour before the show starts to see if anyone has returned tickets.

Another final option is that outside most sold out shows you do get a few people trying to sell their tickets at the price they bought it at because they have had to cancel at the last minute, while you will find others selling tickets at black market prices. Beware of forgeries though and be careful that they don’t take your money and leave before handing you the ticket.

As you can see, getting seats at the last minute in Paris depends on luck, fate and just how determined you are. Happy ticket hunting!

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Dublin the City of Living Culture

January 16, 2009

To visit Ireland’s capital city Dublin, is to visit a place rich in history and culture and one which boasts of proud traditions in music, theater and literature. The best way to experience Dublin is by exploring the city and immersing yourself in its colourful and interesting culture.

The Temple Bar district which is located in the Dublin city centre is a good starting point. Considered the main cultural center, Temple Bar is home to many restaurants and pubs where you can soak up the Dublin atmosphere. However, most Dubliners seem to steer clear of this area, so if you really want to mingle with the locals, head to Grafton Street.

After having done your rounds at Temple Bar or Grafton Street, you should consider taking in some of Dublin’s historical attractions. Places worth visiting include Trinity College which is Ireland’s oldest university and home to the ancient book of Kells, Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral.

If you want to delve deeper into Dublin’s fascinating culture then definitely consider taking in a show at the Abbey Theater which also happens to be Ireland’s national theatre. Keeping the city’s rich theater tradition alive, Abbey Theater is a great place to take in an authentic Irish stage performance. Also close by is Peacock Theater which is home to more innovative forms of theater productions.

For art lovers a visit to the National Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art is a great way to take in the country’s artistic heritage. Also in Dublin one will find the James Joyce Center where you can learn about the author who penned “Dubliners”.

For the ultimate Irish experience however, visit Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day (17th of March) when the city is transformed into one big celebration of Ireland’s proud cultural heritage.

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Hotel Impero Rome: A Value for Money Stay in the Eternal City!

January 5, 2009

Rome was not built in a day, as is evident to anyone who has walked along its city streets where travellers will find something new to discover behind every corner. While the ancient streets of the Eternal City have retained their old-world charm, the days of the relatively quiet chariot is long gone and has been replaced with the chaotic cacophony of traffic! Those in search of reasonably priced city centre accommodation should look into staying at Hotel Impero.

Looking out over the Roman Opera House, this simple hotel offers real value for money and gives one a chance to experience the different faces of Rome. Getting around the city is not a problem since there are public transportation services close by including the Termini Railway Station which is walking distance away.

In order to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere one only needs to wander around its lively streets and squares and observe life go not so quietly by! The Impero Hotel Rome is a good starting point for ones excursions and is within easy reach of such attractions as Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps which is an ideal spot for some people watching. The grandiose Coliseum is around 15 to 20 minutes by foot from the hotel. Not to be missed are visits to the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

A more modern side of Rome is its emerging fashion scene which is evident in the number of designer boutiques one will find in the city. Those in search of the latest fashion trends should do their shopping along such areas as Via Condotti and Via del Corso. Even if the designer-ware at these posh shopping streets do not get ones heart racing, the price tags sure will! A more culturally interesting shopping experience is on hand at Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori market and at the Porta Portese flea market.

Rome at night is just as fascinating as in the day especially when certain monuments such as the Coliseum and the Forum are lit up. A popular night-time activity in the warm summer months is to gather around such city fountains as Trevi and Naiads, where one can cool off and enjoy the company of others. Piazza della Rotonda and Campo dei Fiori are also popular hangout spots, while such areas as Trastevere is known for its energetic club scene.

Guests of Hotel Impero Rome wanting to unwind after their many sightseeing excursions can do so at the onsite terrace where one can enjoy views of the city. A breakfast service is offered here as well, while guestrooms come with air conditioning, a private bathroom and a television. Even though the hotel does not have dining options, its central location means that guests have easy access to many restaurants and cafes where one can try some local dishes or enjoy a lazy evening drink.

Chockfull of unforgettable memories and great photo opportunities, a visit to Rome is an experience of a lifetime. Those wanting more information on the Impero Hotel and the city’s attractions can refer, “A Guide to Hotel Impero & Rome for First Time Visitors.”