TRAVEL CHALLENGE – I AM GOING TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO

I really dont quite believe this… I am going to climnb Mount Killimajaro – I will of course be looking for sponsors – watch this space!

ROME LIFE HOTEL – ROME

My neice loves Pizza, for her Chritmas Present I promied her a Pizza – a Lizza she got! 2015-02-28 21.46.45-1

We booked a Junior Suite at the very contemporary Rome Life Hotel, situated perfectly in a little street within walking distance to just about everything… 2015-02-27 23.42.20

This has to be one of the best hotels I have stayed in within Europe with such amazing staff. They really could not do enough for you. From the minute we checked in, until the moment we checked out, they were – well just brilliant!

The rooms are a great size, really clean with great ammenities, really comfy beds and black out curtains.. The hotel has a cool bar, and a lovely roof top terrace (with no bar) but nice to escape and get fresh air rather than sitting in the street. 2015-02-27 21.15.12

Cannot say enough good things about this place – I have already booked someone esle in – and they too raved about it.. Call me for fantastic rates – and of course, I can put a good word in with front desk for you too…

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TRIED & TESTED – ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN

So I ‘nipped’ down to Cape Town the other week for a long weekend.  Crazy some may say, but with British Airways having night flights daily, and my ability to sleep the entire length of any flight, I arrived on Friday morning and left Monday night.

February/March is certainly the perfect time to go weather wise hot, not sticky and even I managed not to sweat!

The One & Only Cape Town is an impressive Hotel, with room choices from the Penthouse, Club Rooms, Island Rooms (the one we had) to standard rooms.  The Island Rooms, as one would imagine are on the Island adjacent to the hotel that forms part of the waterways linked to the famous Victoria and Albert Waterfront complex which is nect to the hotel.

The room was huge, amazing bathroom, and perfect in every way – brilliant Krupps coffee machine too! The rooms are next to the pool area 2015-03-07 11.54.56 where there is a constant flow of staff ensuring that everything is taken care of and you want for nothing – nothing is a problem for them. Tempreture controlled pool, with lots of shace or lots of sun depending on where you sit – I even managed a dip or 2! 2015-03-07 12.18.46

As the hotel has amazing views of Table Mountain 2015-03-08 14.09.05 it is difficult NOT to go to the top. We mentioned that we wanted to go to the front desk and what would the best time to go be ‘are you staying by the pool until you go Mr Walker’ I replied I was ‘then we shall keep calling the ticket office and check the queue – and come and tell you when the queue has died down’ and you know what – that is exactly what they did! Brilliant Service.

Table Mountain is less than 10 minutes in a taxi – a weird cable car with a revolving floor takes you up where you can watch others WALKING IT.. We obvioulsy just watched.. Views from the top are amazing… 2015-03-07 15.42.19

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Back to the evening where we ate at Nobu in the hotel itself as we had an early start (more on that one later) – food in general in South Africa is cheaper than most places around the world – and this has to be the best price Nobu I have ever been too!

Without question, I would receomend the One & Only, I also went there as I took advantage of an incredible deal I had access too – which I can get at any time… If you are interested in visiting yourself – just let me know.. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]