About me

About me

 

Travel is different for everyone. Some people prefer not to travel too far from home. Others want to go to the other side of the world. Some like it hot, and some love the cold weather. Some people prefer old-school traditional charm, while others prefer a bustling city. Either way, the trips you remember fondly are those where the hotel was unforgettable. Whether it’s a luxury hotel with excellent service and a unique view or a small cozy hotel with super friendly hosts, an excellent stay is a good way to start.

I love to travel and explore new places. But I’m not the person who goes to a travel agency and asks for a complete pre-arranged holiday package. Obviously I have nothing against people who travel this way. But for me, figuring out the best hotel is almost like traveling itself. It makes me dreaming about my future trip. And sometimes even dreaming about luxury suites I can’t afford.

Nowadays it’s very easy to book your trip at home. All you need is a computer and internet (and very often a credit card). If you are a little careful then it can’t go wrong. Believe me, I do it all the time.

Still, it takes some time and experience to find the best deals. Especially if you want to stay in hotels that are unique because of their location, architecture, facilities and/or service. That’s why I created this website. With only the very best hotels and advice on how to find them. I want you to save time searching for the best hotel rooms.

If I may give an advice. Book through the official website! Most of the time you’ll get the best rate, best room or some nice extras. It’s like Dara Continenza says on smartertravel.com: “Those who book through the hotel website or are hotel loyalty members usually get first dibs on room assignments, with the better views and quieter locations. Travelers who book through online travel agencies (OTAs), like Priceline, often receive “run of the house” rooms (what she called “ice-machine rooms,” or basically whatever is left).” [1] And if you find a better price elsewhere, you can always make a request.

I hope you enjoy reading this site as much as I enjoy composing it. Feel free to comment or add any tips or ideas you may have. English is not my native language, so please send me helpful corrections to grammar and spelling!

Sam

[1] 10 hotel booking mistakes (and how to avoid them) – http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2014/08/14/hotel-booking-tips/14006883/

 

Quick facts about me

 Love to travel
Full-time job as a (neuro)psychologist
Hospitality coach
Play tennis