Archive for July, 2009
Bed Breakfast Hotels In Gurgaon
Bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon are many where one can get accommodation along with breakfast which would often be included in the tariff for accommodation.At first only a few hotels adopted this scheme. But by a gradual process the number of bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon got augmented to a greater number. As the city is lying in the National Capital region NCRits commercial significance is increasing day by day and bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon are increasingly getting better business.
It is a natural fall out of the increasing competition in the hotel industry that is behind the concept of bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon. In their attempt to get greater volume of business hotels are vying with each other. Employing themarketing strategy of product positioning these bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon are placing their service in a different value perspective.This has helped them in creating a niche for them where they are getting better business than they would get otherwise.
Bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon success has been copied by some hotels in the neighboring cities and towns. Some hotelshave instead resorted to a change in the schedule by offering lunch in the place of breakfast.However the concept of bed amp; breakfast hotel in Gurgaon is a product mix unmatched by any other combination. Notwithstanding the novelty in the conceptif it is to survive it has to be endorsed by the taste and temperament of the customers at large.
Bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon are giving commendable quality in service and that will inevitably and eventually lead to the business success of these ventures. On a general analysis such competitive edge brought about by the bed amp; breakfast hotels in Gurgaon is bound in its natural corollary to contribute to customer interest.
About the writer:nbsp;nbsp;Roj Desouza has hotel management degree and now she is working as a Expert writer on travel industry.Also She writes onBudget Hotels in GurgaonGurgaon Hotels and Hot Gurgaon.
Bed And Breakfasts On Vacation
Vacations can be a really good way to unwind and relax. If you have been working for too long and just need to get away for a relaxing holiday or break You can go for a vacation with your whole family or with your best friends or along with your partner for a romantic break.
When planning a vacation you will have to decide how long you want to go for. Some times if you stay some where for to long you may find yourself getting homesick. Whether you take a short vacation for just a few days or a longer break of a few weeks you will want to somewhere to stay bed and breakfasts can sometimes provide a perfect solution to your accommodation problems.
There are hundreds of unusual and wonderful places to visit all around the world and if you are traveling to a different place each day as well as hotel rooms you can always find a bed and breakfast or guest house to stay at. Most bed and breakfasts are only minutes away from any local attractions making them ideal places to stay.
It is essential that if you go for a vacation or trip during the peak holiday season it is a good idea to make all your bookings in advance. In general bed and breakfast houses prefer it if you book in advance you can usually find a listing of guest houses in a specific area by doing a internet search. There are many hotels and guest houses with websites allowing you to view the room and costs before making an enquiry. Most bed and breakfasts are unique places to stay and they always have a warm friendly atmosphere.
Often old historical buildings are used as guest houses and each building has its own fascinating story many are listed buildings which have been restored over time. If you stay at a historical building for a bed and breakfast you will often find they are family run and the owners will be happy to tell you about the buildings history.
Rooms at bed and breakfasts are generally attractively decorated in a warm colours and come complete with your own private bathroom phone and colour television and vary in price.
Bed and breakfast guest houses usually have rules such as you must be in your room by a certain time and breakfast will be served at a specific time in the morning. Breakfast is said to be the most essential meal of the day and it is not unusual to get served a delectable full English breakfast with a hot drink.
Tourism is growing globaly and vacations today and room prices are becoming increasingly more affordable than ever before.
Barcelonas Hidden Gems
Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Its a city that virtually has everything due to its privileged location on Spains north east coast.
When I say privileged I am speaking about the fact that it has sun mountainous regions sea and its just up the road from Andorra and France. Someone once told me that if they had all the money in the world theyd choose Barcelona to live in because of all these points I have just mentioned above and I must say he certainly has a point.
Getting to Barcelona these days has never been easier and the choice of transport is quite varied. There are two main lowcost airlines that fly here from most European cities and land at either El Prat which is just outside Barcelona or Girona airport which is roughly an hour and a half away from Barcelonas city centre.
So what are Barcelonas hidden gems apart from its location? For a start a stroll around The Barrio Gtico or Gothic Quarter which is in the centre of the city is amazing. Many of the buildings here date back from medieval times with some as far back as the Roman settlement here. The Barrio Gtico retains its labyrinthlike maze of streets which are usually closed off to normal traffic just letting taxis and public service vehicles through. One of the most famous landmarks here is The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia which was constructed throughout the 13th and 15th centuries on top of a Visiogothic church. It is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona a copatron saint of the city. According to Catholic tradition Eulalia who was a young virgin suffered martydom during the Roman settlement in Barcelona.
The next hidden gem is another neighbourhood called El Raval which belongs to the district of Ciutat Vella and next to the Gothic Quarter. This area of the city has undergone a major scrubup campaign as it used to be quite infamous due to the crime and prostitution here. Now its an area where artists like to live along with its high immigrant population. Youll also find numerous hip bars and nightclubs along with some fine restaurants. El Raval has two noteworthy landmarks one of which is a favourite of mine El Gat which is a large cat statue by Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero and can be found on La Rambla de Raval. The other attraction is La Boqueria Market one of the best markets in Europe not just Spain. It has the freshest of fish and seafood on offer along with fine fruit and vegetables. Its an experience in itself just to go into the market and have a look around. A word of warning though: keep your valuables close as its usually full of pickpockets looking out for unwary awestruck tourists!
The last hidden gem Ill mention is another neighbourhood in the Ciutat Vella district called Barceloneta. This area is known for its sandy beach and many pubs bars and restaurants dotted along the boardwalk. This area was originally constructed for the residents of another neighbourhood called La Ribera who had been displaced by the construction of the Ciudadela of Barcelona by king Felipe V in 1714. One of the best places to go is without a doubt is a place called Can Paixano on Reina Cristina 7. Its one of the most amazing places to sample the cheapest Cava in Barcelona along with an array of sandwiches you never knew existed! It’s basically a rowdy cava bar where the most expensive Can Paixano bottle is a little over 5. Dont expect a seat as there arent any! If you go at lunchtime you’ll be able to find some space to enjoy your drink but if you go at night expect the place to be jampacked! A firm favourite with the many English teachers who either reside in Barcelona on a permanent basis or who are just passing through. Amazing.
Related Articles and Stories can be found at Steve’s blog about Barcelona and Catalonia. Barcelona Catalonia
About the writer: Born in London and moved to Barcelona Spain in 1989.Married with two children.