Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Hotel Grande Bretagne ATHENS Review

A few weeks ago I flew to Athens for several days of sightseeing before joining a cruise in nearby Pireaus. I had not been to Athens before and was pretty excited at the prospect. As is my usual practice, I used Trip Advisor to search for a suitable hotel that fitted my parameters. Location, 5 stars of course and with excellent reviews. Well 2 hotels kept popping up. Hotel Grande Bretagne (A Luxury Collection Hotel) and King George also (A Luxury Collection Hotel). They are part of the Starwood Group, so they had to be good.When staying for several days at a destination, I often book more than one hotel. I love a good hotel and want to experience all it has to offer. As an ex hotel manager, during part of my varied life, hotels hold a facination. Continue reading

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Outrigger Waikiki Hawaii Review by John Pond

Firstly let me say I love Hawaii and in particular, the Waikiki Beach area. There are so many great hotels to choose from. I have been visiting Hawaii on a regular basis since 1960. Perhaps more than any other hotel, the Outrigger Waikiki keeps calling me back. I have stayed at this hotel probably in excess of 20 times. On a recent business trip I again returned to this, one of my favourite hotels. Continue reading

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