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#1 Conference Aston Centre, Birmingham


Double room, free Wi-Fi, breakfast for less than 50 quid in the city centre, can you believe it? Better to start because it’s exactly what a night spent in the Conference Aston Centre costs during the weekend. Situated only 10 minutes distance from the city centre, inside the Aston University on Aston Triangle, this hotel is not just a great option for students and conference people but also for those interested in having a night out in Brum and looking for a cheap and quality place to stay in. Read more.


#2 Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Over 60 million years ago lava and ash erupted from Mt Erciyes, Hasan and Gullu forming soft layers of rock. Eroded by wind and rain over millions of years this is now the extraordinary landscape of Cappadocia in central Turkey.

This dreamy moonscape is dotted with ‘Fairy Chimneys’, sinuous valleys with curvy cliff faces dotted with the chimneys make it one of the most stunning and surreal places to visit. Read more.


 #3 The Hideaway Glamping Pod, Cornwall


I was looking for a cottage in south west Cornwall for a perfect city escape when I heard about The Hideaway glamping pod.

Glamping pods are quite popular accommodation nowadays but they can also become a bit of nightmare if they’re not well planned from inside and outside. At the same time I thought it could be very adventurous to spend one week in a “hobbit” habitat. Read more.


# 4 The Dene View, Forest of Dean


What can I say about my first experience visiting the Forest of Dean? Well, to start with, we have chosen the best accommodation that could find in the area via airbnb.

That was our first experience using the website and we just wanted something special. Something that we could remember not just the place visiting I couldn’t be more delighted by our choice. Read more.


# 5 The Wolflodge, Norway


Forget about dancing with wolves, at Polar Park in Northern Norway it is all about spending the night with them.

In December the first guests spent the night in a cabin located inside a wolf enclosure, spending the evening in front of the fireplace before stepping out for a wolf kiss the following morning. The WolfLodge consists of six bedrooms for up to 12 people, where visitors will have dinner and be told wolf tales by the local guide while the curious wolves watch from outside. The following morning they will meet the wolves face to face. Read more.


#6 Paulista Wall Street, São Paulo

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One more successful accommodation found on Airbnb, Paulista Wall Street was the perfect spot to be during the days we spent in Sao Paulo last year.

The criteria to find this place was dead simple: next to Paulista Avenue, cheap and with an awesome view from Sao Paulo’s skyline. Not asking too much, I know.

But I am not going to lie, we were lucky. As soon as I step at Itapeva Street at Bela Vista where it is located, I knew we made a good  decision choosing a place only five minutes far from the Trianon – Masp underground station. An easy gateway to all locations we wanted to visit in the city. Read more.

#7 Park Regis, Birmingham

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Park Regis Birmingham, the city’s newest four-star hotel and the brand’s first in Europe, is to greet its first guests on Tuesday 29th March.

The £50 million development at Five Ways has undergone a vast transformation, with 1960’s office tower ‘Auchinleck House’ having been converted into the sleek and modern upscale hotel. Read more.


8#  Villa Dubrovnik, Croatia


It’s pretty arduous not to be enchanted by the sheer clarity of Adriatic Sea and the history of Dubrovnik. It’s a perfect combination between a good dose of history with fantastic scenery. Unbeatable!

And staying in an award-winning hotel such as Villa Dubrovnik just doubled my expectations about this trip. Read more.


9# Canopy by Hilton, Reykjavik

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Hilton Worldwide’s, new lifestyle brand, and Icelandair Hotels, have announced the opening of the world’s first Canopy hotel in the city of Reykjavik. The Icelandic capital is the ideal location for Canopy’s global debut with its artistic flair, thriving culinary scene and backdrop of dramatic volcanic landscapes.

 The hotel is at the heart of Reykjavik, surrounded by iconic attractions such as Laugavegur, a street known for its shopping, eateries, and pubs, and Harpa Concert Hall and Convention Center. Read more.


10# Porthallow Lodge, Cornwall


Another year, another trip to the Cornish coastline. This time as part of my 40th birthday celebrations, we headed to Talland Bay. A remote and tranquil beach located midway between Looe and Polperro.

The Porthallow Lodge was the accommodation chosen via airbnb. The lodge is very homely and comfy. It actually overcame my expectations. I am sure the history of the Dolphin Cottage, where this accommodation is placed, explains it better. Read more.


11# Modern flat at Regent’s Canal, London


I confess that airbnb  makes my life easier and easier when I have/want to spend only a couple of days in London. Those days of staying in some bog-standard hotel rooms in the central buzzing part of the city were over. I like my accommodation practical, modern and with a wow factor.

Now it’s more like “finding stylish apartment at wherever zone you want to stay”. And that was exactly how I found this gorgeous modern flat with view to the Regent’s Canal. Perfect for a couple looking forward to have a bank holiday weekend in “The Old Smoke”. Read more.


12# Flat a Spaarndammerbuurt, Amsterdam


Another city, another place to stay with a bit of twist. Amsterdam is a vibrant, modern and historic city. Unfortunately, I just could spend 24 hours there but it was a frantic and enjoyable visit, anyway.

Although public transport in the city is outstanding, we didn’t want to stay central.Our accommodation was a ground floor flat with canal View in the trendy area of Spaarndammerbuurt. Only 10 minutes away from the Central Station and a walking distance to Jordaan, Westerpark and other nice neighbourhoods of Amsterdam. Read more.

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