Luna Baglioni, Venice, Italy
The oldest hotel in Venice is a five – star Luna Baglioni – founded in the XII century. It is well documented that in 1118, it had stopped the Templar knights going on Crusades against the infidels. In the XVI century the hotel was called Locanda della Luna (“the moonlight tavern”).
The hotel’s interiors are decorated with works by the artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Giovanni Battista Tiepolo), held in 1992, the renovation returned the building to its original historic charm. There is therefore nothing surprising in the fact that in 2008 Conde Nast Traveler magazine recognized Luna Baglioni one of the best hotels in Venice and Italy in General, and included it in his “Gold list”. With this opinion agreed the travel experts of the magazine Travel+Leisure, recognized him as one of the leading hotels of the world.
Love is here to stay powerful and Hollywood stars: South Africa’s President Nelson Mandela, Senator Patrick J. Kennedy, actors Sean Connery and Michael Douglas, pop singer from America Lionel Richie and many others. For the convenience of the guests the hotel has a private dock, allowing the gondolas and boats to deliver celebrities straight to the front door. Continue reading
GLO Art Hotel Helsinki, which combines the ancient castle of the XIX century, a kind of space Museum with interesting exhibits-the art and style of hi-tech, familiar, perhaps, everyone is ready to accept guests for a long time, and in 2012 it was restored, breathing new life.
Especially romantic people celebrate the original interior in the lobby: that’s where you feel trapped in a time machine, though fell swoop from the modern capital moved to two centuries ago.
Art hotel will be a good choice for a romantic weekend, for example, because the atmosphere is more than conducive to a secluded rest in the second half. So he is the most popular among lovers.
But back to the interior. Acanthus hall. In General GLO Hotel Helsinki Art will appeal to fans of Nordic modernism. And no wonder the hotel is called the castle, because he looks really familiar. Stately, especially at dusk, he too, like the hall, becomes an object for photographing and a peculiar attraction of the already very popular among residents of Helsinki and tourists of the Quarter Design. Continue reading
My introduction to Istanbul began with the airport.Sabiha Gokcen Airport. A small but modern airport. Passport control – a matter of minutes. Put the stamp in the passport and no questions asked. Opposite the airport there are buses of Havatas company. To reach the hotel Maywood need a bus that goes to Taksim. They go on a schedule, but if the bus is full, then leaves before. The road to Taksim took me about an hour (any traffic jams at lunch time I didn’t notice). The fare is 14 lire (1 Lira = about 20 rubles). From Taksim get to the hotel by taxi less than half an hour.
The location is the best that you can imagine! Hotel Maywood is located on the quietest street, but it should take a few minutes, within walking distance is all the fun there is to see in Istanbul… the Check took about two minutes. The first thing brought a welcome cocktail. I must say,…suddenly the Room gave a good, on the 2nd floor, but overlooking the courtyard. Continue reading