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Cool Site : Hotelscombined.com – the hotel search

Someone mentioned this site to me this morning. It’s very handy when searching for hotels all over the world.

The system itself searches the big hotel sites such as booking.com, hotels.com, lastminute.com and expedia.com, etc etc.

So if you are looking for a hotel (that’s not in New York – use www.visitnewyork.ie for that ;)) use www.hotelscombined.com

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New York Hotels / VisitNewYork.ie – site of the week!

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My “coolest site of the week” section is becoming more of a biased pimp of our clients sites, but it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want (unless no-one visits it anymore I guess!).

When I have more time to focus on other sites I will, but for now this is another shameless plug for a new website we developed on behalf of DIY Travel Limited.

Their new site www.visitnewyork.ie was lauched today with little hype, but I’m sure the guys will be planning something soon to get this site out to the mainstream.

The site is aimed at the all those Irish travellers who love to go shopping in the US every now and then. It features a great little “Shopping Guide” system that allows you to pick from a host of shops, restaurants and nightlife destinations in New York City.

Ignoring the fact that you can book from over 150 hotels, you can also book your day tours from the system too.

The guys will be giving away some great deals on their hotel bookings over the coming months, so tune in now and often to avail of these great offers.

Go have a look now even, you might be pleasantly surprised at some of the hotels on offer!

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Hotel Los Jameos Playa, Lanzarote

Just back from a weeks break in Lanzarote, hence the lack of posts last week. Have loads of work on so I’ll keep this short.

My wife, little girl and I stayed in the Hotel Los Jameos Playa Hotel which is on the border of Playa de los Picollos and Playa Matagorda in Peurto del Carmen. In the sweltering heat, it’s about a 25 min walk to the centre of Puerto del Carmen.

The hotel itself was fantastic, I had read horrible reviews about the place before we left, but to be honest I’ve been in worse 5 star hotels.

My only criticism of this hotel was that it was overrun with Germans, not that that’s a bad thing of course. But if you want in anyway to be social and get to know people, you’ll need to know a little German. It was hillarious though watching my 1 year old daughter stare blankly at them as they tried talking to her :)

But she was over the moon. She had plenty of space to run riot and cause havoc! There were 3 pools that we could safely bring her to, with only 1 being too cold for her liking. There is also a playground and a pond loaded with fish!

The food was great, plenty of choice for every taste. The evenings were perfect too, they had kids entertainment for an hour every evening and straight after that there was entertainment for the adults. It was OK to have the kids at the adult shows too.

A lot of the reviews complained about the staff being unpolite. I only encountered one of them and it wasn’t rude enough for me to be too concerned.

All in all, I’d definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a sun holiday.  It’s particularly suited to families or older couples. It’s a nice quite place without the hussle and bustle, but within easy access to the great night life in Puerto del Carmen.

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