Accomodation Review: The Greenwich Farmhouse, Malta.

Placement year, whilst enjoyable, was one of the longest years for me. So I decided I was going to spend my 22nd birthday abroad. I began looking for villas abroad (which was obviously one of the most enjoyable things for me) and quickly found The Greenwich Farmhouse on trip advisor. I didn’t book it initially but when it finally came it booking I was glad to see that the villa was still free on the days I wanted. Peter, the owner of the villa, was extremely friendly and also prompt with responses, and Angie, the housekeeper, was an angel who would aid us throughout the trip.

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View from my balcony.

I was the first one to arrive at the villa and called Angie who arrived in about 5 minutes to let me in. I choose what I deemed to be the best room, on the top floor and began scouting out the place. It was made up of 3 floors. The ground floor, with the swimming pool upon entrance, and an open living room, kitchen and ground floor bathroom. The second floor had two bedrooms one ensuite, both with balconys, and a seperate bathroom with a shower. The top floor was where my bedroom was situated with a ensuite, and a large balcony.  I loved the look of the villa, it was this lovely limestone material throughout and the kitchen was fully stocked so we could cook tasty meals.

 

Laurie’s room, there was a cot in the room at the time.

 

 

Stephanie’s room, the ensuite is behind.

 

Now the villa wasn’t on mainland Malta but Gozo, the second most inhabited land in Malta. So once I got to Malta, I got a taxi to the port and then got a ferry to Gozo. The ferry is free to go to Gozo, and then you pay on the way back to come back to Malta, something I completely wasn’t expecting. But after long days of travelling the villa was just perfect, it was clean and big enough. It was also nice to be free of the hassle of cleaners, and concierge staff which you find in hotels.

 

My room.

 

I only had about an hour and a bit in the villa before I had to run back to mainland Malta to pick up Stephanie from the airport. Laurie would arrive around 3 am, obviously, Stephanie and I was still wide awake drinking wine, she got a real soldier welcome. The day after my birthday we went to Comino, and then we decided to come home and spend some time playing around in the pool before the sun went down.

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All in all, it was a wonderful villa and I would recommend staying at this villa. To book this villa yourself check it out here: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g780781-d7616646-The_Greenwich_Farmhouse-Qala_Island_of_Gozo.html 

Shaneka Knight

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Accommodation Review: Riad Alkaderi, Morroco

After spending our first night in Morroco at By Hotel, Laurie and I then moved onto Riad Alkaderi located in the middle of the medina. A young man directed us to the Riad, and we had to knock and ring the bell a few times before we gained access to the Riad. When we entered a young man directed us to a seating area where we were served tea and given snacks. I asked during this time if I should pay and was told no that we pay at the end of our trip.

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Hotel Review: By Hotel, Morroco

When we pulled up at the By Hotel, it was on a back street with building works taking place on the building next to it. There is a metal detector placed at the entrance so when you walk in or out it goes off like you’ve stolen from a shop. The reception desk is on the right once you walk in, Laurie and I checked in easily and then we went up to our room. Continue reading “Hotel Review: By Hotel, Morroco”

Hotel Review: Julian Club Hotel, Marmaris

A charity was kind enough to gift this holiday to my family, as a present for the caring role my grandmother had to take on once my mother died. We didn’t get to choose the time of year we went, and it ended up being in term time in October. This did not make me mad, I got to miss school for a holiday? Yaaaasssss. When we arrived in Turkey I had no idea what to expect, at 15 I wasn’t the most clued up on current events so I didn’t think Turkey was dangerous, it’s fair to say I viewed the country as no different from France or Spain. Continue reading “Hotel Review: Julian Club Hotel, Marmaris”

Hotel Review – Hotel Casa 400 – Amsterdam

Shaneka and myself visited this hotel on our second trip to Amsterdam which I speak about in my Article – ‘6 Travelling Lessons Learned- Winter in Amsterdam’.

Super Nice for a Good Price 

After our experiences with the Student Hotel in Amsterdam we were apprehensive about what the cheap price of £123pp for 3 nights booking would get us, another seemingly clean and glossy hotel that ended up smelling like a farm – or would our research pay off?

First impressions were good! It was only  a short walk from Amstel Station Beneden – which is great in the cold when you have luggage! We had a tiny struggle to find the entrance but one we were in it was lovely. The staff were warm and personable and finding the room was not too difficult as there was a code for floor and area of the hotel because it is quite huge.

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Hotel Review: Kaos Hotel Apartments, Ayia Napa

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This was the first hotel that Laurie and I ever booked together, and we weren’t alone. Eleven of us girls went on a group holiday to Ayia Napa, and this is honestly where it all started. We got lucky with this hotel. The other girls stayed in River Reggae, a hotel which had a club attached that opened at 4 am. But I’ll save that for another review. Laurie and I wanted to stay in a hotel which didn’t have reviews saying you could get Chlamydia in the pool.

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Hotel Review: Grosvernor House Suites, Mayfair.

Last Valentine’s day I had the luxury of being treated to a dinner at The Gilbert Scott first, followed by a stay at the Grosvenor House Suites, a luxury hotel in Mayfair. Like the Student Hotel Amsterdam, you can also live in this hotel but that wouldn’t be so friendly to the average bank account.

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