5* Kuala Lumpur & Borneo holiday, Two Shangri-La hotels, Malaysia - save 20%
What better way to experience the eclectic culture and diverse landscape of Malaysia than to travel from its capital city to its beautiful...... more
What better way to experience the eclectic culture and diverse landscape of Malaysia than to travel from its capital city to its beautiful coast? Staying in two exceptional locations, you'll travel from Malaysia's hip and bustling Kuala Lumpur to the stunning coast of Borneo, a destination bursting with phenomenal natural beauty. Kuala Lumpur has grown from its humble beginnings into a powerful metropolis of skyscrapers, ancient temples, boutiques, market stalls and warungs (street cafes). In the middle of it all, just a short stroll from Central Market, is the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. A tranquil retreat with lush tropical water gardens, a labyrinthine maze, four restaurants, three bars, a spacious decked swimming pool and a brand new health club, it was the winner of the Best Luxury Hotel in Malaysia at the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2012.From Malaysia's remarkable capital you'll fly to the northwest coast of Borneo, where you'll be staying in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah State, where soft white beaches are washed with the South China Sea and dense tropical jungle brims with exotic wildlife. At the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, you're just a running jump from the beautiful water and you can see the peak of Mount Kinabalu from your own window. The hotel's Chi Spa was voted the "best spa in Malaysia" by SpaFinder, the dining is refined and varied and the sports facilities are top notch, with a health club and a huge outdoor pool.Our fantastic offer includes three nights at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur in a Deluxe room with breakfast and seven nights at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, in a Kinabalu Mountain View room, on a room-only basis. We've also included a full-day elephant sanctuary tour in Kuala Lumpur as well as return flights from London Heathrow, internal flights and private transfers.Days 1-4: Kuala Lumpur Days 4-11: Borneo
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany: Great days out / Hotels / Art / Restaurants / Churches / Villages / Architecture / Frescoes / Shopping / Landscape - 1405333758
Presents the charming city of Florence and the awe-inspiring Tuscany region. This title covers various sights, beaches, markets and festivals for the...... more
Presents the charming city of Florence and the awe-inspiring Tuscany region. This title covers various sights, beaches, markets and festivals for the entire region with reviews and recommendations for the best restaurants, bars, wineries, shopping and hotels in Florence and throughout Tuscany.
Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip...... more
Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip Hotels: Escape it's not just a dream. Interior design expert (and author of Hip Hotels: City) Ypma tracks down photographs and meticulously records over 40 hotels around the world that will, in his opinion, provide a real escape from the pressures of modern life.For some, escape means roughing it in nature--climbing a mountain, trekking with a backpack. Ypma's idea of escape is more sophisticated. The best escape locations, he writes, "amplify the attractions of their setting" and enable us to recognise "man's ability to enhance the beauty of a beautiful place." It's no surprise, then, that the hotels Ypma chooses don't have the conventional feel of a Hilton or Sheraton; many are family-run and all are unique. At Amandari, on Bali, guests don't get a room, they get a house positioned along walkways that echo the arrangement of a traditional Balinese village. At the Ice Hotel in Sweden, glasses and beds are literally made out of ice. It's important to the author that the hotels he describes have been constructed with ecological sensitivity: most, like the log cabins of Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, are built from local materials and their food and design reflect local culture.The hotels are listed in alphabetical order by country. Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and room rates (in local currencies) are provided. Despite their relatively small sizes, France, Great Britain, and Italy get the most attention; combined they have 13 hotels to North America's five, South America's two and Australia's one. Ympa's luscious, detailed photographs accompany equally descriptive text that's rich in cultural detail and literary reference (Carey on Australia, Chatwin on Chile). The author has a habit of mentioning the stars, actors, media and entertainment types who have vacationed at each hotel. This may grate some nerves but it also points to a shift in travel patterns; as travel becomes less exclusive, it's not only the stars who get the chance to combine luxury with environmental awareness in their choice of escape destinations. --Tamsin Todd
Budapest: City Guide (Bradt Travel Guides (City Guides)) - 1841623881
Budapest Budapest has it all: spectacular architecture, award-winning cultural festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, historic thermal baths, and...... more
Budapest Budapest has it all: spectacular architecture, award-winning cultural festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, historic thermal baths, and business-friendly hotels. This third edition is packed with up-to-the-minute information on hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants. It also provides travellers with what they need on where to stay, eat and drink. Full description
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: New York City - 1409373142
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: New York City Features dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals -...... more
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: New York City Features dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. This guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. Full description
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ),...... more
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Music Video, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A dead-straight, endless road leading to nowhere. And at the end of the road: Nouadhibou, a town in the West African country Mauritania, bordered by the ocean on one side and the Sahara Desert on the other. A bleak and inhospitable departure point for the tens of thousands of people that pour in from neighboring countries, all with only one dream in mind: Europe. Hotel Sahara is a film journey to the last invisible border separating the West-African coast and Europe. The bleak city on the Atlantic Coast is a metaphor, a point of arrival and of departure, a gathering place of broken dreams - a place of waiting for that better life on the far side of the Atlantic. It is above all a no-man's land, a place of endless waiting and endless hoping. The film reveals how difficult it is to differentiate between "true" and "false" refugees. Is one "real" only when threatened life and limb? What if one simply desires to escape a deadening lack of perspective? With an observant and cautious eye, Hotel Sahara documents how closely the dream of a better life is linked to sudden stagnancy, and how much patience is required to wait for years to finally, perhaps, arrive somewhere. ...Hotel Sahara ( Xenodoheio Sahara )
Advantages: Well located in Duisberg, quite close to the railway station, good comfort level Disadvantages: Quite high priced accomodation
...Hotel Mercure Duisburg City Hotel
A nicely presented hotel from the outside, located in Duisburg City, Germany. The hotel is located on a side street, just around the corner from Starbucks coffee shop and the City Palais Shopping Centre.
My brother and I booked this hotel in January 2011, booked just around 2 months in advance of our stay in Duisburg...
Advantages: Gorgeous Disadvantages: None - i love it
...City hotel Derry
City hotel Derry is a beautiful 4 star hotel situated in the heart of Derry city overlooking the famous River Foyle.
The hotel has 145 executive bedrooms fully designed and are perfect for a great relaxing break/
What the hotel has to offer:
? Wedding Services
? Leisure Services
? Meetings Services
? Drink Receptions
The Wedding service is fantastic...
Advantages: Great clean hotel, close to the train station and the centre of Rome Disadvantages: Not very friendly to young couples
...for Rome?s city tax we were handed a room key and given a few instructions on how to find our room ? to be honest it wasn?t too far away so we didn?t need anyone to give us direction.
Now this is where I got a bit annoyed with this hotel, but you look on the hotels website and you see their double rooms that they?ve photographed and they are really nice and spacious looking. That wasn...