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Member Advice On Commuting to Work

(+) Very cheap (after initial outlay for bike and equipment), great exercise, environmentally friendly (-) Other road users, traffic fumes, adverse weather conditions, poor road surfaces (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Member Advice on Travel - A Beginner\'s Guide To Snorkelling In The Maldives

A Beginner's Guide To Snorkelling In The Maldives

(+) Allows you to watch marine life as it happens. (-) Be aware of the dangers and respect the sea. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2010)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Getting Married Abroad

Member Advice on Getting Married Abroad

(On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Member Advice on Holidays In General

(On Ciao since: 08/2009)

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Member Advice on Transport in Spain

(+) Cheap, Convenient, Safe (-) Slow (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2009)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Moat House Hotels

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Moat House Hotels

(+) pleasant clean environment -value for money - pool and gym (-) parking charge at some locations - clarity of website info (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member Advice on Global Freeloaders

(On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Going Round the World

Member Advice on Going Round the World

(+) World enough (-) And time? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: MacDonald Hotels

(+) Beautiful accommodation (-) Unhelpful staff (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Suitehotel

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Suitehotel

(+) Size of room, basic cooking facilities (-) Customer service, not many hotels yet (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Camping

(+) fun, cheap, inspiring, liberating (-) your back might hurt from lugging stuff around and sleeping on hard earth (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2004)

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Member Advice on Driving Holidays

(+) Independence. (-) Stress factor. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2004)

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Member Advice on Cruises

(+) Planning makes perfect (-) you'll need another holiday after all that planning! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Etap Hotels

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Etap Hotels

(+) Cheap. clean, comfortable, near major routes (-) Rarely in town centres (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Travel Lodge Hotels

(+) Cheap, Comfortable, Clean, Polite Staff (-) Wouldn't have liked to have paid the full £60 (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Thistle Hotels

(+) Can offer good value in good locations (-) Always check the small print and even then don't believe it (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Express by Holiday Inn

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Express by Holiday Inn

(+) not expensive, good vfm, comfortable, good facilities in rooms, convenient locations (-) no leisure facilities, continental breakfast only (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Comfort Inn

(+) Excellent offers, good quality hotels (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: SAS Radisson

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: SAS Radisson

(+) High Standard (-) Could be expensive due to high standards. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Novotel

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Novotel

(+) Cheap and comfortable (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Hyatt Hotels

(+) A premier, luxurious, worldwide hotel chain - A superb and generous loyalty card scheme - Can be surprisingly competitive and cost effective if you kn (-) Minimal representation in the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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Member Advice for Vegetarian Travellers

(+) Exotic locations, hot weather and new faces (-) Could be a little hungry at times! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Innkeeper's Lodge

(+) Price, easy booking, great breakfasts (-) None I can think of (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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Member Advice on Air Travel with Children

(+) Air travel means that you can visit faraway places easily. (-) Having to take you children on an aircraft might mean that you don't go at all. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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Member Advice on Flight Upgrades

(+) Travel in comfort, get decent food & free booze (-) Er, none whatsoever (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Paramount Hotel Group

(+) Very Efficient Booking Good Hotels (-) Not Many (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Member Advice on Buying time share

(+) Top class holiday accomadation world wide (-) Annual maintainance fee per week owned (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice on Mosquito Repellent

(+) No malaria! (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice on Drinking Water

(+) Clean drinking water will keep you alive (-) If you're not careful, gastro-intestinal mayhem (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Hilton Hotels

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Hilton Hotels

(+) Quality; Service; Some fantastic deals to be had (-) Large variation in prices some variation in quality (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Travelling by Train

(+) save megabucks (-) can be a hassle getting cheap tickets (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Bureau de Change

(+) Can be hard to get information out of banks about non-standard accounts, but you should be able to get a good deal from your own bank (-) Banks will charge you for depositing foreign currency cheques. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on What to take on Holiday

(+) "We must not think of the things we could do with..." (-) "… only of the things that we can't do without." (Jerome K Jerome) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Premier Lodge

(+) Good sized rooms, available throughout the UK (-) Variable service, you pay for the room and not the number of beds, poor heating and cooling controls in the rooms (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Tour Operators

(+) See opinion (-) See opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Visas & Passports

(+) Well, without the visa you aren't goning to get in (-) Personal applications are time-consuming and fraught with opportunities for erro (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on All Inclusive Holidays

(+) You don't have to worry about how much money you have left (-) You may get stuck at a crap hotel & spend a fortune eating out (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Car Rental

(+) Holiday Autos: cheap, convinient, reliable...Hertz: Professional service, huge availablity and resources (-) Holiday Autos: Limited car range and services...Hertz: Expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Travelling With Children

(+) stress free (-) hopefully none (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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12 reviews

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Whitbread Travel Inns / Metros

(+) Cheap and cheerful (-) Basic (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Transport

(+) Flying gets you from A to B, hopefully without crashing (-) Many! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Marriott

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Marriott

(+) Complete satisfaction is guaranteed. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Travel Preparation

(+) Planning properly reduces the risk of something going wrong! (-) Time consuming, frustrating at times (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Member Advice on Safety

(+) You get to keep your kids (-) Who will love your children? (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member Advice on Working abroad

(+) Opportunities to experience life away from the UK / home (-) Not always the easiest choice in the world (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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Member Advice on Travel - Formule 1, Coventry

Formule 1, Coventry

Hotel - Mile Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 2NN - 86 Rooms (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Disabled Travel

(+) Possible (-) Needs careful planning (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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8 reviews
Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Day\'s Inn

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Day's Inn

(+) Convenient locations. Fixed price per room (-) Lack character of older hotels (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Laws & Customs

(+) Very efficient (-) Still a hassle (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Last Calls & Electronic Luggage Tagging

(+) Less delay, lower airfares (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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Cycling To Work - The Pros And Cons

Advantages: Very cheap (after initial outlay for bike and equipment), great exercise, environmentally friendly
Disadvantages: Other road users, traffic fumes, adverse weather conditions, poor road surfaces

I’ve written this review based on my personal experience, but I hope it will also provide food for thought for anyone thinking about commuting by bicycle. Just over a year ago I changed jobs, going overnight from a miserable 50 mile commute by car roun ...

jonathanb 08.10.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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Stepping Into The Deep Unknown!

Advantages: Allows you to watch marine life as it happens.
Disadvantages: Be aware of the dangers and respect the sea.

...Snorkelling in The Maldives is something which until last year was new to me. Although I had been to the islands several times previously, due to a medical condition I was not able to participate with the family on those occasions. So what follows is a b ...

Violet1278 25.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of A Beginner's Guide To Snorkelling In The Maldives

How to go on holiday from Malaga Airport

Advantages: Cheap, Convenient, Safe
Disadvantages: Slow

The Spanish public transport system is a convenient and cheap service that for those who know how to use it, can be extremely useful. Using the number 19 bus, costing around 1 euro, reaches Malaga Central Bus station in around 15 to 20 minutes. From here ...

Dalmata112 22.07.2009 · Read full review
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Nottingham Royal Moat House

Advantages: pleasant clean environment -value for money - pool and gym
Disadvantages: parking charge at some locations - clarity of website info

Needing a hotel room for one night I trawled the internet options found via google and found the site for Moat house hotels. Two on offer in Nottingham area - Royal Moat is in city centre and very convenient. the other seem a bit of a way out of the ce ...

averycrossman 24.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Moat House Hotels

Round Trip

Advantages: World enough
Disadvantages: And time?

Sometimes I think that there are two kinds of people in the world. Obviously these are not my clearest-thinking times, since there are many more than two kinds of people in the world, as anyone who has been around the world and seen a few of them will te ...

torr 31.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Going Round the World