HOTEL SP34, COPENHAGEN

HOTEL SP34, COPENHAGEN

Hotel SP34
Sankt Peders Stræde 34
1453 Copenhagen C
T: +45 3313 3000

We stayed at SP34, a 4+ boutique hotel located on Sankt Peders Stræde in Copenhagen’s old Latin Quarter. The 118 room hotel is a twenty-five minute journey form the airport at a cost of 275DKK (£27), but is about a ten minute walk from Nørreport Station if you decide to get the train.

Check-in time for the hotel is at 3pm but we arrived at around 11am expecting to drop our bags off and they had a room ready for us, which was ideal. On arrival, the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, answering any questions we had and inviting us to join them between 5pm and 6pm for the hotels daily wine hour for complimentary wine. The lounge and lobby area has a really relaxed positive vibe, which is perfect for enjoying a glass or two after a day of exploring. The hotel itself is very chic, blending Scandinavian style with influences of art and modern comforts.

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Our room was on the 5th floor and was clean and comfortable and spacious enough for two. Once again the decor is similar, you can’t really go wrong with grey walls, white linen and wood accents can you? The bathroom however featured a waterfall shower and was stocked with Ren toiletries, adding to the luxurious feel.

In terms of amenities, the hotel offers a gym, high speed internet access, a private cinema and three a la carte Restaurants with an adjoining roof terrace on the first floor. The location makes it ideal, with quick transportation links and many attractions such as Trivoli and the Rundetaarn within walking distance. I would stay here again without a doubt and recommend it to anyone looking to stay somewhere a little different!

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Checked in: 20/07/15

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HOTEL GOTHAM, MANCHESTER

HOTEL GOTHAM, MANCHESTER

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The past couple of weeks have been weird. I don’t know if it’s something to do with the change in weather (again) or what, but I have felt SO drained and run down. No matter how much I try and pull myself out of this ‘slump’ nothing has really worked, I just haven’t had any motivation.

So, with a couple of days off and no plans I thought I would take advantage and book a night somewhere because sometimes you just need to get away!

I have wanted to check into Hotel Gotham for sometime now but it’s often very pricey so have always just left it on my ‘bucket list’ of places to go. With so many deals around at the moment, we got a great price and finally decided to book our stay.

For those who are not familiar with Hotel Gotham; Hotel Gotham is located at 100 King Street in Manchester City Centre in the old banking quarter. The hotel is home to 60 rooms from a standard Club room to the Bank Managers suite – complete with its own roll top bath.

The carefully themed interior of the hotel and rooms is reminiscent to the golden era of 1920s New York featuring leather, furs and velvet, with brass details.

Checked in: 1/08/17

We stayed in the Executive Club room which is  a larger version of the Club room. On arrival we were greeted by the friendly ‘bell boy’ who took our luggage and directed us to the elevators (the reception is located on the 6th floor). We were welcomed by the friendly staff and given a vodka infused drink on arrival. Our room was located on the first floor where we were met with our bags.

The room itself was huge. the first thing you notice is the black and grey statement carpet which is a nod to the art deco designs of the era. The king size bed was adorned with a luxurious faux fur throw and peacock print cushions and the crisp white linen contrasted with the dark interiors and black furniture.

The bathroom boasts a rainfall shower and just like the room is a decent size. It features luxury toiletries from The White Company, on top of a gold bullion which embraces the buildings history.

On the top floor of the hotel you will find Club Brass, Hotel Gotham’s very own private members’ bar, which is also open to hotel residents. Unfortunately there was a private function being held in the main area of the bar so we were directed to a smaller area.

Regardless, we enjoyed our drinks and nibbles before heading out for the evening.

Overall, Hotel Gotham was the pick me up I needed. If you get the chance to visit or are looking for somewhere to stay for a special occasion,  I would definitely recommend it.

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Iceland | Reykjavik & more!

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If you’re following me on Instagram you may have noticed my recent trip to Iceland. It’s always been one of those places I have wanted to go, but because I hate the cold, I have always put it on the ‘one day’ list.. until now.

We actually booked the trip back in April, whilst having a few drinks and picked January as a suitable time for us all. We booked our flights with easyjet and they were super cheap. Before we went we also booked our Northern Lights and Golden Circle Tour excursions through Reykjavik Excursions so we could plan our days as we were only there for the 4 days. If you’re planning a trip I would highly recommend doing this. These guys have it nailed. They pick you up from where you are staying and take you to the bus depot to catch your bus and drop you off on the way back, and takes the hassle out of sorting out transportation whilst there.

Talking about transport, taxis are really expensive so I would suggest shopping around a bit. When we landed at Keflavik International Airport we ended up booking the Gray Line bus for our transfers to and from the airport as this was the best option, and once again they pick you up and drop you off from your accommodation.

For this trip we decided to book another Airbnb to keep costs to a minimum. As this was the second time using Airbnb I was a lot more confident in the whole process and it turned out to be just as good!

Airbnb
Entire Home (sleeps 4)
50 Grettisgata
Reykjavìk
Capital Region
Iceland

Checked in: 05/01/16

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We went as a group of 4 so we decide to find an entire apartment to rent rather than just individual rooms. We stayed here for the 3 nights at a cost of £90pp, which is nothing really is it. The location was perfect, with the main high street and Old Harbour within a 5 minute walk.

Although Reykjavik is a relatively small city, theres still a lot to see and do whilst you’re there.

The Old Harbour

The old harbour is one of the upcoming areas of Iceland thanks to the recent addition of the award-winning Harpa concert and conference centre and plays host to a handful of bars and restaurants.

The area is also home to Sólfar – ‘The Sun Voyager’ statue, not to mention the scenery.

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Hallgrímskirkja

Located in the middle of Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja is the largest Church in Iceland. For around £3 you get access the viewing platform which looks over the city and is something I wouldn’t miss. The views are breathtaking.

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Food & Drink – The Laundromat Cafe

I first discovered The Laundromat Cafe on Pinterest. I find Pinterest such a great way of finding out where to go and what to see whilst you’re away. Although the food was pretty standard (I had a club sandwich and a green juice) the atmosphere is great. Filled with old books and an Americana vibe, it’s a good spot to to stop at and grab a coffee and warm up. As the name suggests, the cafe also has a full working Laundromat downstairs!

Other cool places we visited and I would recommened are Lebowski Bar which does the best White Russians and Vegamòt and Solon Bistro for evening meals and drinks.

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The Northern Lights & Golden Circle Tours

Powered by Reykjavik Excursions, these tours take you to a number of tourist hotspots. Although the Northern Lights were only just visible during our trip, it was a good experience, and gives me a reason to return in the future. The Golden Circle tour takes you to Pinvellir National Park, the Geysirs and to the Gullfoss Waterfall and was amazing. we added on the Fontana Wellness hot springs on to the end of our tour as The Blue Lagoon was sadly closed for renovations. (another reason to return!)

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