Kings Cross Inn was the third hotel I had booked for my weekend stay in London.
As I was leaving fom Kings Cross / St Pancras Int. Station on Monday morning that was the best option.
The hotel is situated just opposite of Kings Cross / St.Pancras Int. and easy to find.
I was surprised to find out at check in that wifi was not included, but this was my misunderstanding, as I saw afterwards that this is clearly mentioned on their website (£2 for 1 hour and £20 for unlimited use).
The receptionist was not very friendly, but hey...
I payed about £65 for a double room ensuite for single use, without breakfast or wifi.
Saturday I checked in at London City Hotel (Borough) but after nearly 22km (14mi) of walking through London I was too tired to blog.
I just checked in at Camden Lock Hotel, and though it might not look stunning from the outside, I completely agree with the positive reviews I read.
It's been the second time we booked this absolutely lovely apartment to stay for a week on the Belgium coast in De Haan.
De Haan itself is just as stunning as the apartment, it's called the
'prettiest village on the coast' known for it's long sandy beach and promenade, the belle époque buildings and villas.
Even Albert Einstein stayed in De Haan in 1933.
Check out this short footage or this video giving some more details. Apparently Einstein was returning to Europe from the USA in March 1933, and as Hitler had risen to power, Einstein refused to returned to Germany and stayed in De Haan until September 1933.
The recommendations and good quality appartments represented on the official website of the tourisme board of Beatenberg www.beatenberg.ch are to be trusted cautiously.
In August 2013 we spent a week in Walensee Resort in Switzerland at the lake Walen in the cantons St Gallen and Glarus.
This resort ist partially managed by LANDAL RESORTS, a group operating in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.
We already stayed in different Landal Resorts and were very satisfied each time.
This resort features great apartments in a great location just on the shores of the lake Walen.
There is a small indoor swimming pool, an indoor playground, outdoor playgrounds, a tennis /football court.
Some restaurants, a small grocery shop/bakery as well as a intersport shop are on the premises, another grocery shop, bakery a.s.o. in the village.
The resorts is on walking distance to the gondola lifts bringing you up to the Flumserberg and above (up to 2.222 m).
There are plenty of nice spaces and spots to visit in this area, even with younger children.
We can absolutely recommend the Landal Walensee resort.
As I was looking for an apartment for our stay on NYE only few weeks before NYE, the apartment on St George Wharf we previously stayed in was booked, and the alternative apartments available at the squa.re didn't match my criteria.
So I kept on checking many many many websites and contacted many operators until after another numerous mails I received a mail on Dec. 13th with following content (yes we intended to arrive on 28th - I told you it was short notice)
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When we first stayed in London with the kids, we had booked an apartment via House of Modern Living, wich is now called the square.
The apartment was on St George Wharf in Vauxhall.
Though it's a tiny bit from the main attractions in London, it a great location to be.
You have great connections by tube and bus, and are located on the Riverside Walk (leading west) and close to the Queens Walk (Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge), so you can walk from the apartment to the Tower Bridge.
A Tesco Express is on the premises as well as an art gallery, some restaurants, a gym and more. Nevertheless it's a quite area - our apartment was not noisy at all though a restaurant with terrace on the ground floor exactly under our apartment.
When we first stayed with the kids in Paris in December 2013, they were aged 2,5 y., 4 y. and 5 y.
We stayed at the Hotel Eiffel Seine, as we wanted to be close to the Eiffel Tower, and indeed it's just a few minutes walk.
Unfortunately this hotel was not directly reachable by a metro or bus line, so we took a cab twice, once in the evening to return from Champs Elysées, and once to drive to Notre -Dame, and you would be surpised how cheap caps in fact are in Paris.
The hotel was nice, friendly staff and spacious rooms.
We had booked two rooms with connecting doors and an additional bed. All was set up upon arrival, and we had in fact two adjacent rooms with a small private corridor.
Breakfast room was in the basement, but ok. Breakfast buffet was 16,00 € p.p. but I had managed to arrange free breakfast for the kids.
an awesome place to stay in ...