Enjoy a 3 night stay immersed in the Classic European tradition in the heart of Moscow. The Hotel Baltschug Kempinski offers luxurious, modern accommodations...... more
Enjoy a 3 night stay immersed in the Classic European tradition in the heart of Moscow. The Hotel Baltschug Kempinski offers luxurious, modern accommodations for both business and leisure travelers. Once home to famous 19th-century Russian artists who painted views of the Kremlin, Red Square, and St. Basil's Cathedral, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski now plays host to a steady stream of in-the-know globetrotters, executives, and dignitaries. Awake to breakfast in the Café Kranzler before heading out to see the sights. For lunch or dinner, feast on Russian fare at The Restaurant Baltschug. The Baltschug is also popular for events, meetings, and weddings. The multiple meeting rooms are gorgeous, and here staff go out of their way to assist with event planning and catering, and will happily take care of every detail. Besides work and business, it's a place for pampering. At the Baltschug Health Club and Beauty Center, you can also get a new haircut, pedicure, and massage - or do all three at once. LODGING: Your Gift Voucher includes 3 nights in the spacious KREMLIN SUITE, Mon-Fri (valid until 30 Dec 2012). Features 1 King size bed, a spacious living room, working and dressing areas, 2 large plasma screen TVs stylishly integrated into the furnishings, a CD/DVD player, and an elegant marble bathroom with first class amenities. Avg room size is 75-78 sqm. And it would take all the talents of an artist in the Tretyakov Gallery to imagine a more fabulous view from your windows. DINNER: You will receive Gift Voucher that includes one dinner and wine for 2 in the New luxurious restaurant Baltschug Grill (valid until 30 May 2012). There is magic here. Our chefs think of themselves like matchmakers, bringing together the dishes of the world. The outstanding service and the breathtaking views of the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral will make every occasion absolutely unforgettable.
Advantages: Lovely people, great views, fantastic value Disadvantages: It's a very long way up to the top
...The staff on the front desk at Dekeling need a mention too. I can't honestly say that I never worked out how many there were because I'm rubbish at remembering faces and the guys were interchangeably pleasant, helpful and utterly adorable. It's often difficult in India to get tourist advice from a hotel the conversations tend to go something like this:
Tourist: "What shall I do today?"
Advantages: Dripping with authenticity and honesty Disadvantages: I have to give it back as it was only a loaner
.... Frank writes what I think every time I go to India. It leaves me thinking that I probably just shouldn?t bother as he?s so much better than I?ll ever be at capturing the spirit of this country. He writes about hotel ceiling fans so powerful that they pin small lizards to the floor and hotel cleaners who polish the squat toilets and then polish off his pack of razor blades.
The deep south
Advantages: Amazingly beautiful temple site with graphic sexual scenes. Disadvantages: Looking at it all gives you neck ache and sunburnt tonsils from your jaw dropping open!
...It's a Date!.... Stone Me!
Khajuraho can be found in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, Northern India. The name comes from the date tree which proliferates there and is largely responsible for the temples being 'lost'. Their lostness saved most of them from despoilation by invading Moslem armies who destroyed non Muslim places of worship as an act of faith.
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