I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a fair bit this year and I have definitely caught the travel bug! I love discovering the sights and sounds of new cities and going away doesn’t mean you have to go far, weekend breaks within Europe can be affordable and just as exciting if you plan in advance.

New on my list of my favourite cities in Europe is Rome – my last trip of the year and one of my best!

During our trip to Rome we stayed in Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, which can be found on the quaint cobbled street of Via Giulia.  The location is prime for those who are particularly interested in visiting Vatican City and the Pantheon as both are a mere walking distance away. Although the hotel is in a prime tourist location, it is very cute and quiet as the street is a restricted traffic zone so you can still get some rest when you’re not packing your day full of sightseeing.

Check In

We arrived to the hotel earlier than our check in time and were greeted by the super friendly  and hospitable staff at the front desk who tried their best to ensure the room was ready as soon as possible. They didn’t have to do this but the fact that they did  was a very kind and thoughtful touch. We popped round the corner for a quick bite for breakfast and by the time we returned the room was ready for us.

Check in was very quick and efficient, the staff explained where the room was and the facilities available. In addition we asked about how to purchase tickets for certain tourist attractions such as the Vatican museums and the staff told us that they could arrange all of this for us so we wouldn’t have to deal with the fuss of trying to book several tickets or waiting in endless queues- such a relief when you’re trying to plan an activity-filled trip! The hotel staff at the front desk had an exceptional proficiency of English too.  This is very helpful if, like me, you unfortunately don’t know much Italian aside from the names of some delicious dishes.

We were then told which number our room was and the floor and we took the stairs up as we were in the first floor. We had absolutely no trouble finding the room as the layout (more…)

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If you’ve been keeping up to date with my Instagram, you’ll have seen that I had much needed break last weekend at Hotel Indigo in Kensington. As much as I love to travel, sometimes you don’t need to go far for a little getaway- so we decided to be tourists in our own town for the weekend.

Sitting pretty amongst the iconic white town houses of West London, Hotel Indigo is the perfect place for a city break. It’s only a stone’s throw away from Earl’s Court station which made getting to the hotel and around London so easy!

Check In

Our stay was absolute bliss from start to finish. Check-in was super simple and took no longer than a few minutes. The staff were very friendly from the moment we walked in, which always makes your stay so much more comfortable knowing that you’re in the hands of people who care about their guests.

After checking in, we then took a little elevator to our room, which is pretty helpful when you pack as heavily as I do. It took us no time to find our room as everything was very well laid out.

The hotel itself is beautiful and a lot bigger on the inside than it appears to be on the outside. Everything is immaculately kept. The décor throughout the hotel is light and welcoming. The door of each room looks like the (more…)

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