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If You Ever Were to Choose a Cruise Over a Hotel, Here Are Some Good Ships

October 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Let’s say it outright--last year and the beginning of 2013 saw a struggle for good cruise news, making many leery of sailing in light of the Carnival Triumph debacle, another ship being stranded at sea, and the announcement of a new Titanic II ship scheduled for 2016 (this has us utterly dumbfounded).

But, the industry has rebounded in spades and it's probably safer (and cheaper) now to cruise than ever, according to a study at Deal News. That’s because companies have become super stringent with rules and regs after incidents, leaving little room for error. They've also dropped their rates to entice passengers. So if you've been thinking about making a switch from the standard hotel vacation to a cruising one, here are some Cruise Clues to help you pick the right ship. And if you decide you like hotels better than cruises, well, we'll be ready to welcome you back with open arms.

Keep reading for HotelChatter's Cruise Clues!

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There's Still Time for Some Spring Break Fun

March 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Sun Palace, Cancun

We at HotelChatter know Spring Break exists even though our school days are long gone. March and April seems to be the months when kids from elementary to college age are let loose upon the world, meaning vacation time for some lucky adults too. So you know what? We decided we want in, too. There’s still enough time to book a getaway, so with that in mind, here are some vernal equinox escapes, in case you want to get on the bandwagon.

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Herbert Ypma Says Britain Has Hip Hotels Too

April 30, 2007 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

The bar at The Sanderson Hotel in London.

Mr Hip Hotels himself, Herbert Ypma, has finally decided that there are enough hip (Highly Individual Places) hotels in Britain to write a book about them. Despite living there much of the time that he's not traveling, Ypma thought that

when Hip Hotels started there were only three or four hotels [in Britain] you could say were Highly Individual Places, but now there are enough to fill a book ... He also credits global warming with improving British weather to the point where people think they can escape into the countryside with a fair chance of not being rained on.

In general, Ypma's hippest hotels around Britain tend to be either "gastro-pubs-with-rooms" complete with cosy open fires, or "groovy grands": old manors that have had a trendy makeover, perhaps with funky furniture added to a regal ballroom and creating a must-see mix.

Personally, we just love to groove along to the funky music at Ypma's website, but getting our hands on the new Britain's Hip Hotels book would also give us something to do.

Related Stories:
· Britain's Hip Hotels [UK Times]
· Hip Hotels [Official Website]
· Herbert Ypma's Hippest Hotels List [HotelChatter]

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HotelChatter's Mini-Guide to Treehouse Hotels

December 22, 2006 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Some of us at HotelChatter aren't content to sleep in a regular hotel room with four walls and a view of the boulevard. No...occasionally some of us intrepid travelers want to marry their love of adventure and travel to accommodations that are out of the box... and in the clouds.

Here then is a roundup of some of the best -- and worst -- of the world's Treehouse Hotels.

After the jump, check out some of the ways to fulfill your Tarzan fantasy.

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