Category: Hotels

Hotel review: Engel Gutach, in the Black Forest–it’s a NO!

Hotel review: Engel Gutach, in the Black Forest–it’s a NO!

| August 11, 2015 | 9 Replies

I cannot even explain in words, how angry I am at this hotel.  It was honestly the worst customer service I have experienced in recent memory. Five months ago, I reserved two rooms: a room for a family of 5 that included two children and one baby, and a room for a family of 3: 2 […]

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Heads Up About the Frankfurt Marriott, for German Expats

Heads Up About the Frankfurt Marriott, for German Expats

| April 10, 2015 | 2 Replies

Just a heads up for the many expats living in Germany: the Frankfurt Marriott requires a passport upon check-in. This affects those of us who live in and travel around Germany on a regular basis and don’t carry a passport on us every single day. When I went to check in and they asked for […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 6 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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They All Slept Together in a Little Crooked Haus: The Crooked Hotel – Schiefes Haus – of Ulm, Germany

They All Slept Together in a Little Crooked Haus: The Crooked Hotel – Schiefes Haus – of Ulm, Germany

| September 18, 2014 | Reply

Not too long ago, we visited Ulm in order to climb the spiral staircase of Münster cathedral.  We would need some rest after climbing round and round, so booking a crooked hotel seemed fit.   In Fishermen’s Quarter (Fischerviertel), just steps away from restaurants, shops, and a bit of an artsy-fartsy vibe, the centuries-old Schiefes Haus leans into […]

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Prague’s Residence Leon d’Oro Hotel

Prague’s Residence Leon d’Oro Hotel

| September 17, 2014 | 2 Replies

It’s never easy to book a large room in Europe.  When I searched for a hotel in Prague that was appropriate for us, Sequoia, and my adult stepdaughter Krystol to all share a room, it was slim pickins–and being in Easter Market season didn’t help.  I was pleased, then, to find Residence Leon d’Oro, located not far from Old […]

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V8 Hotel Review: Rooms awesome, service not so much

V8 Hotel Review: Rooms awesome, service not so much

| August 10, 2014 | Reply

Last night we stayed in a theme room at the V8-Hotel in Stuttgart’s Motor World.  This is a very difficult hotel to review, so I’ll break it down by the great, the average, the ugly. The great: We stayed in by far the coolest hotel room we’ve ever visited. Our Kino (cinema) room was set up […]

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