45 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Istanbul

Sphendon Hotel Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk no:46 Istanbul, Turkey That is the view from one of the two small rooftop terraces. It’s taken with a zoom but yes, this budget hotel is really that close to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district. Pretty nice, no? The rooms were a bit …

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35 second Hotel Apoksiomen (Mali Lošinj) Advisor

Hotel Apoksiomen Riva Lošinjsih Kapetana I 51550 Mali Lošinj, Croatia Visited 5-9 May 09 Very nicely done. Casual semi-statelyiness. Friendly, pleasant staff, night and day. It’s named after a 2nd or 1st C. BC bronze statue found between the islands of Lošinj and Veli Orjuli where he rested beneath the …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Athens

Attalos 29 Athinas Athens, Greece This is the view from the rooftop bar of the Hotel Attalos, just a few steps up from the sixth floor. Nice, no? As big cities go, the 48 EUR/night price is right. It’s two stars, which are enough if you don’t spend too much …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Syros

Paradise Omirou 3 Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece There are plenty of accommodations similar to this in Ermoupolis, so little need to devote 30 seconds to Paradise. It’s a good rule to always be wary of a hotel that describes itself so immodestly, but to be fair, this was perfectly acceptable, simple …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Stuttgart

Mercure Hotel Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt Teinacher Strasse 20 Bad Cannstatt There’s nothing cheap or budget-minded about this place, so I’ll spare you (and me) much of these 30 seconds. At about 140 EUR/night, it’ll work for business travelers (or for those who aren’t paying themselves). WTF is up with hotels these …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Lausanne

Hotel du Marche Rue Pre-du-Marche 42 Lausanne When I’m on the road and paying my own way, the only rule I’m guided by is to find the cheapest room available with a private bath. Hostel days are behind me. In Switzerland though, nothing is cheap, and rules are meant to …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Paris

Hotel De La Paix 19, rue du Gros Caillou – 75007 Paris I liked this place! Located on a pleasant and quiet street in an otherwise fairly lively neighborhood –a couple minute walk from the Parc du Champs de Mars, and perhaps 10 to the Eiffel Tower– it’s about as …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Rome

Hotel Luciani Via Milazzo, 8 00185 Rome, Italy Luciani is one of the dozens (or perhaps hundreds?) of little hotels that appear in every nook and cranny near Rome’s Termini (main) train station. A tiny room, Spartan bed, old bedstand, barred windows and rickety closet gave this place the feel …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Milan

Cityhotel Central Station Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini 15 Milano, Italy True to its name, this place is a five-minute stroll from Milano Centrale Station. As you can see, I had a fairly large room, with a big window overlooking a boulevard through which I learned, among other things, that Milanese streetcleaners are …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Linz, Austria II

Kleinmunchen Wienerstrasse 404-408 4030 Linz Stayed three nights (Jan-2008) I kept calling this place Le Petit Munchen for no reason besides the odd way that my limited French seems to effortlessly roll off my tongue in German-speaking countries. Weird. Small room, small bed, small bathroom, basic breakfast. 45 EUR/night ain’t …

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