Hotel Daddy Longe Legs, art, culture and retro in Cape Town

Daddy Long Legs Hotel is located in Cape Town, in South Africa. The hotel is decorated with local art and each room was designed by a team of designers.

Rooms.

The hotel has thirteen standard rooms, and there are several apartments and suites. Each room has a double bed, a bathroom and decorations. Each room is decorated with art that follows the room’s theme.

Room 1’s theme is the afrojazz band Freshlyground, which has a CD player with several CD’s above the double bed and a bathroom with Afro wigs in the mirrors. Room 2 is a room for travelling dogs, with a sculpture of a dog in the blue walls and paintings of travelling dogs.

Room 3 is decorated with maps, and there is a large pink pin that shows where Cape Town is on each map. Room 4 donates part of the room’s price to the Red Cross, and has ER décor, red walls and nurse uniforms framed in X rays.

Room 501 was created by a group of Levi’s designers, and has a changing room with jeans and denim decorations. Rooms 6 is a Japanese love hotel, with black walls decorated with small white flowers and a pink wardrobe.

Room 7 is a white room with 3D decorations that pop up from the walls, and there is a notebook where guests can paint their graffiti. Room 8 is located in the attic and has ancient paintings, a library, mauve paintings and retro furniture.

Room 9 was designed by the brand Mentos, and has furniture made from more than 2500 Mentos packets and a lightning system that allows guests to change the colour of their rooms. Room 10 has paintings of the semi desert region of Karoo, and has views towards Mount Table.

Room 11 is covered in more than 3000 black and white shots of local people that form a large face on the wall. Room 12 is covered with shots of sunsets and mirrors that reflect the round bed. Room 13 is a retro recording studio with five microphones connected to a karaoke television set.

Each room was designed by local artists. The rooms represent several aspects of South Africa’s culture from several perspectives. The rooms do not have television sets, allowing guests to enjoy the art in each room. The hotel’s suites and apartments have television sets.

The suites are large rooms. Each suite has a master bedroom with a bathroom and a living room with a television set. The suites have washing machines.

The five apartments have wooden floors, brick walls and high ceilings. The apartments are decorated with African furniture. Each apartment can accommodate up to four people. There are one bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments, and each one has a separate living room connected to a kitchen and a lounge. The bathrooms have showers. These apartments have views towards Long street.

Prices for rooms, apartments and suites vary. Price starts from 127€ per night, and can reach around 137€ per night. During certain local festivities a room can cost around 157€ per night. During tourist events prices can reach 197€ per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel is located in a Victorian building. There is a lounge bar where guests will be able to watch football matches. The bar lounge has a balcony with views towards the city and serves cocktails.

The R Caffe is a coffee shop located next to the hotel, where guests will be able to enjoy breakfast. The hotel is a short distance away from several ethnic restaurants.

Events.

The Convention Center is located near the hotel. Guests will be able to celebrate conferences and other large events at this convention center.

Guests can rent cars if they want to explore the city. The hotel offers trips to Cape Town Peninsula and to the vineyards, and activities ranging from diving to mountain climbing can be organized.

Location.

The hotel is located on Long Street, one of the city’s main streets, filled with restaurants and shops. Art exhibitions and concerts are organized in the hotel’s lounge.

The hotel’s Travel Centre is located near the reception desk and guests will be able to buy show tickets and organize tours around the city. The staff can organize trips to nearby cities.

This designer hotel is located in the center of Cape Town, in a street near art galleries and ethnic restaurants. Guests will be able to walk around the city center. Close to the city there are several beaches. The hotel has a pick up service to and from the airport.

Hotel Charles, a Boston hotel with an ice rink

The Charles Hotel is a hotel located near Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. At this hotel guests will be able to rest after an afternoon exploring the city and skating on the hotel’s ice rink.

Rooms.

This hotel has hosted many celebrities and guests will be able to see autographs of Bill and Hillary Clinton and even the Dalai Lama. There are 294 rooms, 44 suites and one presidential suite. Rooms can have views towards the hotel’s courtyard, towards Boston, towards Cambridge and towards Harvard Square and Charles Park.

The hotel rooms are decorated in a New England style, and technology has been incorporated in the design. There are rooms with a kingsize bed and rooms with two double beds, where each bed is covered by a customized cover, and each room has Internet access, three phones, a radio, a minibar and a fax machine. In the bathrooms guests will find a scale, an iron and ironing board and another television. Bathrobes, slippers and fresh press are provided for each guest. Price is around 227€ per night.

The suites have a bathroom with a double sink and a double shower in the bathtub. The Boston suite has one bedroom, two bathroom, a dining hall and a living room with a sofa bed, and it can form a family suite when connected to another room. The Cambridge suite has a bedroom with a kingsize bed and a living rooms with a sofa bed. The King Charles suite has a kingsize bed that can be converted into two double beds, a dining room and a living room. Price is from 410€ per night.

The Presidential Suite has a bathroom with a double sink and a double shower. The suite has a four poster kingsize bed, a security camera, two fireplaces, an iPod dock, five flat screen television sets, a desk with a chair, a closet and views towards Boston and Cambridge. This suite can be connected to other suites, and price is from around 530€ per night.

The hotel offers discounts for families when the children’s room is connected to the room of the parents. There are menus for kids at the hotel’s Henrietta’s Table restaurant, and the hotel offers activities for kids.

Restaurant.

The hotel has two restaurants, Henrietta’s Table and Rialto, and two bars, Noir and Regattabar. Drinks and snacks from Henrietta’s Table are sold at the ice rink. At the Rialto guests will be able to enjoy traditional Italian dishes in a hall decorated in onyx and white marble.

The Wellbridge Athletic Club is the hotel’s gym where guests will be able to swim in the swimming pool, exercise on one of the gym’s three floors and relax in the jacuzzis and steam rooms. The Corbu Spa offers a wide range of massages, hairdressing services and relaxation therapies.

Events.

The hotel has a large hall where guests can celebrate conferences, events and meetings. Henrietta’s Table can accommodate private dinners of up to 45 people. There are several halls that use energy saving methods and recycle their waste hat can be rented for events, and in the garage there are outlets of electrical cars.

All meeting halls are equipped with material to enable video conferences, and there are several outdoor halls. The Charles Pavilion is a large conference centre. The Charles Ballroom can transform a large formal ballroom into three meeting rooms. There are 15 meeting halls and several private dining halls. Larger events can be celebrated in the two inner courtyards.

Location.

The hotel’s most attractive feature is its own ice rink. The ice rink welcomes both guests and visitors. Ice skates are rented at the hotel, and those who want can enjoy ice skating lessons. Guests do not have to pay a fee to skate, and visitors can choose to buy a seasonal pass at a lower rate than daily passes. The ice rink can be rented for private events.

The hotel offers several activities for guests. Guests will be able to rent bicycles with baskets and explore the city. After the first snowfall guests can rent thick ski boots and explore the region by foot.

The hotel is located on Harvard Square, in Cambridge, near one of the University of Harvard’s buildings. A short distance away from the hotel is the historical centre of Boston. The Cambridge Charles Square Farmers Market takes place on one of the hotel’s courtyards, and guests will be able to taste local organic produce.

Hotel Aria, music rooms and baroque gardens

The Aria Hotel is a musical hotel located in Prague, in the Czech Republic. This hotel is dedicated to music, with a grand piano in the main hall and mosaics with musical notes on the walls.

Rooms.

This hotel is known for its dedication to music. Many artists, singers and music virtuosos have stayed at this centric hotel. In the hotel there are art pieces dedicated to compositors, ranging from Dvorák and Mozart to the singers Elvis Presley and Billie Holiday.

The hotel’s 52 rooms have their own theme. Each room is dedicated to a musical style and there are rooms dedicated to singers. There are several types of rooms, 28 Deluxe rooms, 17 Junior suites and seven Luxury Suites. The hotel has four floors and each floor has a theme, the four floors being dedicated to classical, opera, jazz and contemporary music.

Each room is a double room with a bathroom and is decorated with antiques. There are pieces of art, magazines and a large flat screen where guests can browse the biography of the composer their room is dedicated to. In each room there is Internet access, a minibar, a television with a DVD, loudspeakers and an iPod loaded with more than 250 songs, which range from the chants of Gregorian monks to the latest hits. The bathrooms have a bathtub, bathrobes, Molton Brown amenities and a telephone.

Restaurant.

The hotel has a rooftop terrace, the Roof Garden Terrace, where guests can enjoy a snack with views of the city. The Coda restaurant is one of the city’s most visited restaurants. This art deco restaurant has views towards the historic center, the Palace Gardens and Prague Castle. Guests and visitors can enjoy live concerts while they enjoy their meals served on plates decorated with caricatures of composers.

At the Prairie Salon guests will be able to enjoy relaxing and revitalizing treatments. There are special facial treatments for men and women. The hotel’s gym has several treadmills, a weight lifting area, a sauna and a steam room.

Events.

Guests who stay at this hotel will be able to enjoy live music. In the Screening Room there is space for around twenty and thirty people, depending on the room’s layout. The Screening Room can be used as a meeting room, and the Executive Boardroom is a smaller meeting room for a maximum of ten people. This room has a conference phone, loudspeakers and a whiteboard.

The Music Box is a library and a recreation room where cultural evenings are organized. The room has several sofas and can accommodate up to six people, and has a high definition plasma television screen, a DVD player, loudspeakers and an overhead projector.

There is a large musical library where guests can rent CDs, DVDs, videos and a large selection of musical literature. The Music Salon is decorated like a small theater, with golden and red curtains and furniture. There are leather armchairs and sofa and a chimney, with large bookcases filled with musical literature, a place where guests can relax and enjoy a bite.

Location.

The hotel’s building was built according to the architectural style of nearby buildings. The path between the iron gate and the hotel’s entrance is decorated with an Italian mosaic representing singing Gregorian monks.

Next to the hotel guests will find the Vrtbovska gardens, one of the city’s most ancient baroque gardens. In these gardens there are several terraces with views towards the Old Town.

The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most touristy destinations in the region. This city is known for its Gothic architecture and its history. The hotel’s staff can book tickets for the latest musical events.

The hotel is located in the center of the city, in the Mala Strana neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is filled with ancient baroque palaces, historical churches and gardens. Some of the nearby attractions and landmarks include Prague Castle, the Charles bridge over the river Vltava decorated with mostly baroque statues, Saint Nicholas Cathedral and the Royal Gardens. There are many cultural landmarks and monuments, and guests will be able to visit the Rudolfium, where guests can enjoy a performance by the Czech Republic’s National Orchestra.

Hotel Arena, black and white design in an ancient church

The Arena Hotel is located in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The hotel’s historical building used to be a church that later transformed into an orphanage, in a residence for third age citizens and later on into a hostel.

Rooms.

The hotel has 116 double rooms with tall ceilings, a minimalist design and bathrooms with a bathtub. Price for a room is between 76 and 209€ per night.

Each room is decorated in an individual style, with colourful furniture and large paintings of historical figures. The bathrooms are spacious and large bathtubs and showers. All rooms have Internet access, a telephone and a television set.

The rooms are decorated in shades of white, and the bathrooms are decorated in blacks. The Deluxe rooms, with twenty squared metres of space, are the smallest rooms at the hotel. The twenty five square metre Studio rooms have a large master bedroom. The Suites have thirty square metres of space and are the largest rooms at the hotel.

Restaurant.

The hotel has a restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is a separate bar and a cafeteria. There is a disco with two halls.

ToDine is a restaurant that specializes in international and national cuisine where guests can taste a wide variety of sandwiches, salads and complete menus. ToDrink is a coffee shop with a lounge and a terrace where guests can enjoy a drink and snacks from several regions. The coffee shop has access to the garden, which is decorated like a lounge with chairs and cushions where guests can sit and enjoy their food and drink.

Conferences.

The hotel is a business oriented hotel. Corporate events and meetings of up to 1200 people can take place at the hotel. The hotel can coordinate and organize events according to the guest’s needs.

There are small and large conferences rooms, and each one is decorated in a different style. The conference rooms are the Garden Hall, Convent Hall, the Church Hall and the Meeting Room. During the summer months events can take place on the terrace.

Location.

The hotel is located in a building built in 1800 that has been recently remodelled. The building was first built as a church, and later on became a nursing home, then St. Elizabeth orphanage and then a hostel. The interior design of the hotel reflects its history and its new amenities have been integrated in the historical design. Several Dutch designers have participated in the hotel’s décor, which has light wooden floors, high ceilings and white walls.

The hotel is located in a quiet area of the city close to the city center. The city’s central station that communicates the city with the rest of the country and the airport is only a short walk away. The Anna Frank Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are conveniently located less than four kilometres away from the hotel. Nearby attractions include Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo and the city’s main streets, which are filled with bars, boutiques, coffee shops, flower markets and restaurants.

Argentinian art hostel

The Art Factory Hostel is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city. This hostel is located in the centre of the city, and its clean and modern rooms together with a colourful interior design make this one of the best places to stay for those travelling on a budget, in groups and those visiting the city for a couple of days.

The hostel has several types of rooms. Some of the rooms have a shared bathroom, but for a small extra fee guests will be able to have a room with a private bathroom. There are individual, double and triple rooms, as well as large dormitories for larger groups.

Each room has an individual design, since each one of them was painted and decorated by a different group of artists who each had their own take on the décor. This concept has transformed this centric hostel in a boutique hostel.

The shared dorms are decorated with street art such as graffiti and murals, and cost around 9€ per bed, which comes with bed linen and towels. An individual room with a shared bathroom costs 22€ per night, while an individual room with a private bathroom costs 27€ per night.

The double rooms can either have two individual beds or a double bed, and each one of these rooms has a different theme. A double room without a bathroom costs 27€ per night, while a double room with a private bathroom costs 35€ per night.

Triple rooms are slightly larger and have three individual beds. A triple bedroom with a shared bathroom costs 33€ per night, and a triple bedroom with a private bathroom costs 39€ per night.

Prices include bed linen and towels, and a continental breakfast served at the hostel. There is WiFi in all bedrooms, and the hostel’s common areas have fast Internet connection.

The hostel has its own bar and a terrace. There is cable television in the common areas. Check out is at 11 am, although guests can leave their luggage at the hostel if they still some time to enjoy the city before their departure. There is a large kitchen where guests can cook their own meals, and fresh fruit is provided at breakfast. The hostel has a library filled with books and magazines. Guests can hire a transfer service from and to the airport.

The hostel regularly organizes football competitions and guests can rent bicycles for touring the city. Depending on the day, the hostel can organize Spanish lessons or tango classes.

The hostel organizes theme nights. Several days a week guests will be able to enjoy an authentic Argentinian steak, and vegetarian options are provided for non carnivore guests. On other nights guests will enjoy live music by local independent bands and classical  film nights. Guests can participate in the Caminata Secreta, a guided walking tour across the historical streets of the San Telmo district.

The hostel is an artistic place strategically positioned for those guests who want to discover Buenos Aires at their ow pace. Every corner of the hostel was designed by a different group of artists, architects and designers. The hostel is located in one of the cities most centric districts, San Telmo, a contemporary and colonial neighbourhood with vintage shops, art galleries and places of historical interest.

The hostel is located in the centric district of San Telmo. Only a five minute walk away is the Plaza de Mato, which is considered the city’s main square. The hotel is communicated with the rest of the city by two nearby metro stations. Nearby guests will find Plaza Dorrego, a square where outdoor markets and market fairs are organized every weekend. A short walk away from the hotel guests will find many bars and restaurants, many of which organize live tango and music shows. Puerto Madero, the city’s most chic area, is a short distance away. San Telmo can be considered one of the most artistic barrios in the city, where art galleries, temporary exhibitions and permanent museums can be found within walking distance.

Eclectic hotel of the Victorian era

The Great John Street Hotel is located in Manchester, one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom. The hotel is located in an historical building which used to belong to a Victorian school.

The hotel is located in the centre of the city, right next to several important streets full of shops, bars, restaurants and trendy cafés. Like most of the neighbouring buildings, the hotel is considered to be an historical building from the Victorian era.

The hotel has several types of rooms and suites. All rooms have an individual style, although all rooms are double rooms with a bathroom and views towards the busy city streets.

The hotel has thirty double rooms and large suites. There are five different types of rooms, all of them with a modern bathroom and bedrooms which incorporate the old school design into its contemporary chic décor. None of the rooms look like any other one at the hotel, since each space has a different theme, a different décor, different ornaments and a colour scheme which varies according to the type of room, as well as rooms decorated as though they were from a different era.

There are six Baby Grand rooms. These rooms are located on the two lowest floors of the hotel.  These rooms still have the original structure they had back in the day when they were classrooms, with wooden beams across the walls and ceiling. The rooms are more luxurious now, with floors covered in thick carpets and windows with colourful curtains, as well as large queensize double beds. Each room has a spacious bathroom with hardwood floors, as well as a separate shower and bathtub.

The eight Boudoir Grand rooms are spacious duplexes. On the ground floor guests will find the master bedroom, a large room with hardwood floors and thick, colourful carpets. On the top floor stands the bathroom, decorated with wooden floors, a separate shower cabin and a large bathtub for two people.

There are ten Classical Grand Junior Suites. The suites have a large master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and a lounge, all of them decorated with colourful curtains. Four of the suites have bathrooms decorated in a classical Victorian style with roll top, claw foot bathtubs directly in the dormitories. The other six suites are duplex suites, with the master bedroom and bathroom on one floor and a spacious living room with a working area and a chimney on the other floor.

The four Eclectic Grand suites are duplexes and are considered the largest rooms at the hotel. The rooms look more like airy lofts, with huge windows that fill the room with plenty of natural light. The beds in these rooms are hand carved, and the floors are hardwood. On the top floor there is a bathroom with two cast iron bathtubs, two sinks and a large shower cabin that can be used as a steam room.

The two Opus Grand Suites are the most luxurious rooms at the hotel, with decorations such as crystal chandeliers, bright upholstery and big windows that fill the space with natural light and have views towards Coronation Street. On the ground floor there is a lounge area with two sofas, a table and a flat screen television. The bathroom has wooden floors, two separate sinks, a shower that can be used as a steam room and direct access to the master bedroom. On the top floor there is a guest bedroom with a kingsize bed, a flat screen television, a separate working area and an egg shaped bathtub.

Price varies according to the type of room and the season, and the minimum price is 109€ per night. Price includes a delicious English breakfast and extra services such as a bottle of fresh milk brought to  the room door every morning.

The Oyster Bar stands right next to the hotel, and is considered to be one of the most popular bars in the neighbouring area. There are many lounges on nearby streets. The hotel can organize celebrations and events in its several conference halls and its terrace.

Several conference halls can be rented out for business meetings or family events. The Roof Garden is a rooftop terrace with views towards Coronation Street and Castlefield. There is a Jacuzzi and a lounge with a private bar. The terrace holds a conference room with air conditioning and a porch area. This spacious terrace can be rented for product launching ceremonies or more formal events such as weddings.

The Headmaster’s Office is another conference room, with a capacity between 24 and 50 people and decorated in dark colours with solemn furniture. The Boys’ Classroom is a more informal room with a maximum capacity between 14 and 25 people. The Girls’ Classroom is decorated in light, pastel colours and has the same capacity as the latter.

The Roof Top Lounge is the most luxurious conference room. With luxurious classical decorations, the conference room can be used both for important business meetings and cocktail parties, as well as other celebrations. It has a maximum capacity for 40 people when arranged for a conference or a dinner, although a maximum of 140 people can fit in this room for a cocktail party.

The largest swimming pool and an antique elevator

The Biltmore Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Miami, in the United States. The hotel is filled with luxurious decorations and its architectural design is full of elaborate façades, arcs and towers.

The hotel has 275 rooms, 130 of which are suites. All rooms are double rooms with a queensize or a kingsize bed, a large bathroom, a television set and Internet access. There are several different types of rooms, although all of them have amenities such as bed clothes made from Egyptian cotton, stone floors and huge bay windows. Guests can choose whether they want a queensize or kingsize bed. The suites have a large master bedroom with a bathroom and a separate living room with a sofa and a coffee table.

The Superior rooms have a large, comfortable living room with a luxurious décor. The Deluxe rooms are even more spacious, with either a queensize, kingsize or two twin beds. The Junior Suites are larger than standard rooms, and have a separate library as well as a working area. The Executive Suite is the largest suite at the hotel, with luxurious antique furniture in the living room and a modern working area.

The hotel has a large territory, complete with an 18 hole golf course, lavish gardens with walking paths, 10 tennis courts and a huge swimming pool. This swimming pool is what defines de hotel, since during the 1920’s a whole array of championships took place here. The swimming pool is decorated with tropical cascades and several private cabins are strewn around the solarium. The 2,000 square metre swimming pool is the largest in the country.

Those guests who come here specifically to relax will enjoy the hotel’s excellent gym facilities and its highly technological fitness centre. After a workout, guests are welcome for a massage at the luxurious spa. The hotel’s staff speak several languages, so guests will be able to communicate freely if they need anything. There is a souvenir shop on the ground floor.

The hotel has a classic décor, with hand painted frescoes on the ceilings, marble columns across the halls and travertine floors. All furniture is wooden and the large bay windows offer guests unparalleled views towards the gardens. One of the most historical parts of the hotel is its elevator, which has managed to maintain the exact same style it had the day the hotel opened its doors. Each time the elevator needs to be fixed, a special board of directors has to agree that it is indeed in need of repair, and nothing, not one element of the original decorations, can be changed.

The hotel offers a wide variety of dining options. There are four restaurants, including the Palme D’Or, the Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill, and the 19th Hole, a golf themed restaurant. The Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill is located near the swimming pool. Every Sunday the hotel offers a delicious brunch with champagne. Every afternoon, guests will be able to enjoy their tea at the Grand Lobby.

The hotel offers its guests a complete catering service for any meetings or conferences that take place at the Conference Centre of the Americas. More than 7,000 square metres are available for different conventions and events. There are several halls and conference rooms equipped with all the necessary technology.

The hotel is one a huge favourite for weddings and other large, festive, gatherings. With large gardens and a majestic architecture, the hotel is the ideal choice for those guests who want to celebrate any important event. The hotel can organize all kinds of events, including live concerts, cooking classes, golf and tennis tournaments and wine tastings.

Historically, this hotel has been considered one of the most iconic hotels in the city. Even during the jazz age many celebrities stayed at the hotel, including the Dukes of Windsor, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby, amongst others. Legend has it that even Al Capone himself stayed at the best suite at the hotel. Even today guests staying at this suite will be able to observe the bullet holes left by a failed attempt to assassinate Al Capone. Even former president Franklin D. Roosevelt spent some time here, moving most of his office and advisers to the hotel during his holidays. During and after the Second World War the hotel was transformed into a hospital.

The hotel is located in one of the city’s hottest spots. The hotel is only minutes away from the world famous South Beach, and only a couple of blocks away from the centre of Miami and the Coral Gables business centre. The hotel’s excellent location provides easy access to trendy bars, chic restaurants and glamorous boutiques. The posh Coral Gables district is full of luxurious shops and designer labels, art galleries and the most exclusive clubs. The Village of Merrick Park is another place full of many different shops and boutiques. Those who prefer to spend their breaks in the nature can visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, which were first opened in 1938 and house a large collection of tropical flowers and plants. The nearby Jungle Island is a bird sanctuary where guests will be able to observe many species of birds and other animals. Other nearby places include many landmarks, as well as the Miami Science Museum and the Wynwood district, a place full of art galleries and museums.

Physics Hotel

The Meridien Cambridge Hotel is a hotel devoted to science with a penchant for physics. This hotel is located in the city of Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts, in the Unites States of America.

The Hotel has 210 rooms, all of them double rooms with a bathroom. There are several types of rooms and suites, and some of the rooms can be connected between them to form a family room. There are rooms and bathrooms adapted for people with any physical disabilities. The elevators have Braille buttons, as do most other signs. Guests with hearing problems can use the special telephone in their rooms that allows them to transform the caller’s voice into written messages, and a special light indicates if someone is knocking on the door. The receptionists at the lobby speak several languages and can help guests with any doubts.

The rooms and suites have a minimalist and contemporary chic style, with pale, earth coloured walls coupled with elaborate MIT works of art. Most of the rooms have walls painted in either gold, ochre or bronze tones with similar floors, and all the furnishings are extremely comfortable and ergonomic. The bathrooms are very spacious, with special pressure showers for relaxation purposes and giant mirrors with smaller make up and shaving mirrors attached to them. Guests can rent a baby’s cot for a small extra cost.

All rooms have air conditioning and climate control, close captioning on the large television sets and Internet access. Guests are provided with complementary national newspapers during weekdays, and a safe and a voice mail are available. All rooms have a sofa bed and a working area with a large desk and an ergonomic chair. There are double rooms with either one or two double beds, covered by quality bed linen with an elaborate print of several complex physics formulae. There are also coffee and tea making facilities for the use of guests.

One of the most important aspects of the hotel is its location, only a block away from the world famous MIT, as well as its passion for both modern art and science. All rooms have bedsheets with a variety of scientific formulae printed on them, as well as curious pieces of modern art and decorations representing several aspects of science.

The spacious suites are the most luxurious of all accommodations. All suites have a large master bedroom with a bathroom and a separate living room. Some of the suites have more living area and extra bathrooms, and are one of the best options for family groups travelling together. The master bedrooms have large windows, as well as a kingsize bed, quality furnishings and linens, a wide pillow menu and many slightly eccentric decorative cushions.

Guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views from almost anywhere in the hotel. Rooms either face the mountains, the coast and the sea, speckled with tiny islands. Some of the rooms have views towards the gardens in the courtyard.

The hotel has two restaurants. Sydney’s Lounge is well known for its wide range of cocktails, Martinis and other drinks. Sydney’s Grille is the main restaurant, with a somewhat eclectic décor and a menu full of healthy and delicious Mediterranean dishes. Sydney’s Private Dining Room is part of the main restaurant and can be rented out for events and celebrations of up to 20 people.

The hotel has an excellent room service, with in room dining options. For a small extra cost guests will be able to rent a small refrigerator directly in their rooms.

The hotel’s large gym is open during most of the day. It is well equipped with modern muscle training machines and guests will be able to practice aerobics, yoga or pilates.

On the ground floor stands the state of the art business centre, with fast Internet connection and computers, fax machines, printers and scanners. There is also a laundry service and guests will be able to rent cars or buy theatre tickets at the reception.

There are 8 conference rooms at the hotel. All conference rooms have plenty of natural light and are equipped with the latest audiovisual technological gadgets. Several of the rooms can be connected between them, allowing for both smaller meeting spaces and larger conferences with up to 250 guests. The hotel can organize events such as seminars, weddings and any other celebrations at the Roof Top Garden, a large venue on the rooftop of the hotel.

The hotel is located near University Park, near the prestigious MIT. Nearby, guests will find most of this city’s famous landmarks. Boston is considered to be the cultural capital of the States, and guests will be able to listen to the Symphonic Orchestra and visit almost a hundred museums.

Only a couple of minutes away from the hotel stand several of the city’s principal landmarks, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Science Museum, the Museum of Bad Art, several universities including the MIT, Harvard or Boston University, and the New England Aquarium. Visitors will be able to enjoy watching a baseball game at Fenway Park or listening to some of the world’s best orchestras at the Boston Symphony Hall.

Hotel in a Tower in a Jungle

The Canopy Towers Hotel is located in a tall tower standing in the middle of a jungle in Panama. This wild hotel is located in what used to be an old observation tower belonging to the United States of America Army.

The hotel is located above Semaphore Hill in the Soberania National Park. From each room guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views towards the Panama Canal. The hotel’s excellent location allows guests, especially the bird watchers among them, to observe many different birds. Several species live in the area, from motmots to toucans.

The Canopy Tower Hotel has several double rooms with a private bathroom. Panoramic views towards the jungle open from each room, and each room faces one of the four cardinal points.

The hotel is divided into several different levels, and each level holds several types of rooms. All rooms are located several meters above the ground, right next to the jungle trees. From these tropical rooms guests will be able to observe the many species of birds nested in the trees, including some rare ones such as the Cotinga nattereri or the Vireolanius pulchellus.

The Individual rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel. These room share a bathroom. All five rooms have a large individual bed an enormous windows with views towards the tropical rainforest. These small rooms are equipped with an air fan and comfortable furniture, both of which ensure an enjoyable stay. Price varies according to the season, and sleeping in this room can cost between 82 and 118€ per night.

The Canopy rooms, situated on the second floor, are slightly larger rooms with two large beds and a private bathroom. These 19 square metre rooms can accommodate up to two people and also have a large overhead fan to fend off the tropical heat. There is a working area in each room, with a desk and a chair standing next to the large window. Price is between 114 and 170€ per night.

The Happy Eagle Suite is located on the first floor, and is one of the most spacious accommodations available at the hotel. This suite has two double beds which can form a queensize bed, a working area with a large desk and chair and the very necessary air fan. The room is filled with natural light since it has several large windows with jungle views. Price varies between 130 and 192€ per night.

The Blue Cotinga Suite is the most luxurious suite at the hotel. The 34 square metre suite is located 8.5 metres above ground. The suite has two large bay windows with views towards the jungle, which allows guests to observe several different and rare bird species that live in the area. The room has two large double beds which can be joined together to form a queensize bed. The large working area is equipped with a desk and a chair and an overhead fan, and the bathroom has its own window. One of the extra details in this rooms is the hammock that stands in one corner, which can be used as a day bed during a nap. The room also has private balcony with a swinging chair. From the balcony the most observant guests will be able to observe the wildlife around them, and may even get to meet one of the local monkeys. Price varies according to the season and is between 130 and 192€ per night.

The hotel is not only known for its high eco friendly rooms with jungle vistas, since it also has a large dining room with a view. Guests will be able to enjoy a large continental breakfast which includes fresh, natural juices and fresh fruit with pastries every morning. The large observation deck can be set for tea time and coffee breaks. During the afternoon the hotel’s lounge is open to guests, where they will be able to enjoy a traditional drink while savouring a delicious local supper.

The hotel, located in a four story high observation tower, has an easily recognizable structure since its uppermost part is covered by a giant geodesic dome. The ground floor has a small souvenir shop near the reception area, while the first and second floors hold the guest rooms. The third floor, right underneath the dome, holds the common areas such as the large dining room, a living room, a library and an Internet corner.

The observation deck is located some 15 metres above ground. From this place guests will be able to enjoy the 360º views towards the jungle in the Soberania National Park, most of Panama City, the famous Panama Canal and even catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. The temperatures in this place are usually around one or two degrees lower that in the city.

The hotel offers its guests a wide range of services, and there are many books about birds and guides to the region that guests are welcome to use. Even those who are not as keen on bird watching will be able to enjoy observing butterflies or interacting with the local monkeys. Guests will be able to relax at the hotel or explore the nearby jungle.

This hotel is eco friendly and promotes eco tourism by organizing guided excursions around the national park. Groups of up to 8 people are welcome to enjoy bird watching tours. There are many activities to be enjoyed both at the hotel and in the region, such as guided hikes and day trips to the capital city. During the afternoons, after an action packed day, guests will be able to relax on the observation deck while reading a book.

Tango Hotel

The Abasto Plaza hotel is a hotel whose main theme revolves around tango, and is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The interior design of the hotel breathes with a passion for tango.

The Abasto Plaza is a place inspired by the most famous dance in this country, the tango. It even has a small boutique which sells tango music, books about its history, special tango clothes and souvenirs. The hotel is located in the Abasto district in Buenos Aires.

The Abasto district is a well known place in the city, since it is said that tango was invented here. The hotel offers its guests the opportunity to learn how to dance tango in one of its several ballrooms. Tango lessons with a tutor are free for hotel guests. The hotel also organizes several excursions around this historical part of the city, a neighbourhood that breathes culture and history.

All rooms at his hotel are carefully decorated in order to integrate the tango theme, and all have a double bed, a bathroom and WiFi connection. All rooms also have a safe, two telephone lines, air conditioning, a refrigerator and a large selection of different teas and coffees, amongst other details. Guests will be able to enjoy tango lessons in the large Winter Garden after a  delicious continental breakfast at the hotel’s American buffet. This spacious and centric hotel has several types of rooms, from simple double rooms to luxurious suites.

The smallest rooms are the Shabbat, or Sabbath, rooms, double rooms with luxurious amenities. These rooms have been especially designed to accommodate those religious travellers who respect the Sabbath. These rooms have electronic doors, personalized attention and special Kosher menus.

The Deluxe rooms are large rooms with a spacious bathroom. These rooms can either have a queensize bed or two individual beds. Designed for families, they can accommodate two adults and two children. The minimum price is around 55€ per night, excluding any taxes or VAT.

The Superior rooms have a kingsize bed and a modern design. Guests who decide to stay at these rooms will be able to enjoy tango lessons at the Winter Garden. These rooms also have a small refrigerator and a wide selection of tea and coffee, and guests are invited to enjoy a delicious American breakfast at the buffet. During the low season, price is round 62€ per night plus any taxes.

The Executive rooms are designed in order to maximize space and boast a comfortable interior design. These rooms have a kingsize bed, as well as a large work area with a desk and several armchairs. These rooms have been designed as a comfortable working and relaxing space for those guests travelling on business. A night at this comfortable, modern room can cost around 70€, excluding any taxes and additional charges.

The Balcony rooms have the best views towards the city. These rooms also have a large kingsize bed, a balcony with an ample terrace and a bathroom holding a large whirlpool bathtub. There is also a large working space with comfortable armchairs. The minimum price during low season is around 76€ per night, although usually it costs around 153€ per night.

The suites are the most exclusive accommodation option at this hotel. They have many technologies integrated into the lavish design. Two of them, Mi Buenos Aires Querido and El Día Que Me Quieras, are called so in honour of one of the greatest tango composers of all time, Carlos Gardel.

The suites are decorated with real art pieces, all of them depicting the world of tango. Even the furniture is custom made, made from good quality materials and boasting an original design. Each suite has a large master bedroom with a comfortable kingsize bed. The master bedroom is connected to the living room, and part of this room has oak floors for tango lessons. The living room also holds a large collection of tango music. The large balcony has a spacious terrace that holds a state of the art Jacuzzi, where guests can relax after a long day while sunbathing and observing the historical district of Abasto.

The hotel also has its own restaurant, the Volver. This restaurant has impressive views towards the hotel’s pool and the main terrace. The restaurant specializes in international cuisine, and the menu holds a wide variety of dishes from all over the world. The most popular dish, is, of course, the traditional Argentinian steak, and the most exclusive ones are made from Kobe beef.

Guests can use complimentary services such as the laundry or the ironing kits. The hotel organizes several activities for the guests. Naturally, the most popular of these activities are the tango lessons. The hotel also has a gym called the Wellness Room, and guests can relax while working out or swimming and sunbathing in the hotel’s pool.

There are five conference halls which can be rented for any type of event. Each hall has a classical design and is well equipped with the latest audiovisual material. The hotel can help organize birthdays, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries and any other milestone events. The hotel provides catering and decoration services. If guests choose to hire the hotel’s catering service, they will be able to enjoy a free Superior room, check out at 18.00, use the wardrobe service, choose special menus suitable for people with celiac disease, diabetes, or any other food allergies, as well as a wide range of degustation menus and a 24 hour security service.

The Abasto Plaza also organizes other formal events such as business meetings and conferences. The conference halls not only have the latest technology, but they also have simultaneous translation cabins and fast Internet access.

The hotel is located in one of the best districts of Buenos Aires. Nearby, guests will find the Colon Theatre and the Café La Biela, a historic coffee shop often visited by many artists. Carlos Gardel’s house, which has since been converted into a museum, is a couple of minutes from the hotel. The hotel is only 5 minutes away from the Obelisk, and nearby stand the Recoleta district and the Cemetery of La Recoleta, where guests will be able to visit Eva Peron’s grave, amongst other historic places.