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.
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…)
There’s no better inspiration than researching your own culture and heritage. I’ve spent the past 6 months looking into Ottoman history and having a closer look at my Turkish Cypriot roots and it’s been such an eye opening task.
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You may have seen from instagram that I’ve been travelling quite a bit this summer which has been amazing to say the least. I will be posting travel tips and itineraries for South East Asia very soon, but in the mean time let’s talk about my birthday in Paris! We decided a little getaway from London would be a great way to celebrate the occasion and were lucky enough to stay in one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve visited to date, which made my birthday all the more magical!
You wI’ll find Hotel Indigo Paris on Rue Édouard VII. The entrance faces a quiet little street which is pedestrian only. The quaintness of this boutique hotel is unusual as the location is in the heart of the city’s entertainment district and is right next to Place de l’Opéra, however due to the tucked away location you can still enjoy some quiet time and have a well rested trip.
If you’re planning a trip to Paris for a special event, business or even just for a quick getaway then Hotel Indigo Paris is for you! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my stay, read on and I’ll tell you why…
We arrived to the hotel to the warm and welcoming greetings of the hotel’s helpful staff, which is always lovely if you’re feeling a bit tired from your journey. Check in was very quick and efficient, the staff explained where the room was and the facilities available. We were then directed to our room and we took one of the two elevators available up to the fifth floor. It was super easy to find our room as everything is very clearly presented.
One thing that you will note about Paris is the very classic architecture of the buildings, which is no different in the Opera district. Hotel Indigo Paris has a very elegant exterior keeping in theme with all of the surrounding buildings.
Inside, the hotel itself is vast and very modern, not to mention immaculately presented. Every single detail of decor in the hotel is maintained to perfect precision – from the exact angle that all the bar stools in the wine bar face, to the arrangement of the daily newspapers and magazines. Everything is absolutely spotless, cleanliness is something I take into high regard when I consider accommodation and Hotel Indigo Paris was by far one of her most well maintained hotels I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Despite the modern feel to the hotel, you will notice theatre-style decor and murals paying homage to the local area. I felt this was a very warm touch, still reminding guests of the fact that (more…)