Introduction: Time of year: Late January/early February 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the third stop on our visit to the Czech Republic and a chance to relax after a busy few days. Why we chose this place: Mariánské Lázně is a beautiful, historic spa town which developed in the early 1800s after numerous mineral springs … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort Nové Lázně, Mariánské Lázně.
Introduction: Time of year: Late January 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the second stop on our eight day visit to the Czech Republic. Why we chose this place: The Garni Hotel Castle Bridge was organised for us by our hosts as a comfortable, central base from which to explore the beautiful town and UNESCO … More Review: Garni Hotel Castle Bridge, Český Krumlov
Introduction: Time of year: January 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the first night of a week-long trip to explore some less well known parts of the Czech Republic, ideal for empty nester breaks. Why we chose this place: We landed in Prague and were delighted to find that this impressive and central hotel was … More Review: Angelo Hotel, Prague
A comprehensive review of Cinque Rooms in Verona by the 2emptynesters – Nigel and Jane. … More Review: Cinque Rooms, Verona, Italy
Introduction: Time of year: March, 2017 Purpose of trip: We love Italy, had both wanted to visit Verona, and so decided to create a two-centre Italian city break for a few days. Why we chose this place: Corte Realdi is ideally located to stroll around the city centre and explore its pretty backstreets and squares. … More Review: Corte Realdi, Verona, Italy
Introduction: Time of year: March 2017 Purpose of trip: We don’t need an excuse to visit the Cotswolds as we love the area, but this was one of a series of weekend visits to research a possible property purchase. Why we chose this place: Eynsham Hall describes itself as “one of Oxfordshire’s great country houses” and … More Review: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, UK
Introduction: Time of year: February 2017 –snowy and cold. Purpose of trip: We were due to be in Slovakia around this time anyway, with one available night before our flight home. We’d both longed to visit Vienna, and discovered it would be a tantalisingly close 1 hour 45 minute drive away. Why we chose this … More Review: Hotel Altstadt, Vienna, Austria
Introduction: Time of year: January 2017 – minus five degrees during the day, with snow on the ground. Purpose of trip: Nigel had decided to partake in some ‘health tourism’ in Slovakia as he needed some heavy duty dental treatment. We thought that we’d make a break out of it, as there needed to be … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort – Esplanade, Piestany, Slovakia
Introduction: Time of year: Early December, 2016 Purpose of trip: Nigel had two days of business meetings in London; Jane had a couple of free days and a chance to meet up with some friends….so we decided to book an overnight stay in one of our favourite corners of London–and tie it in with a … More Review: De Vere Venues, Devonport House, Greenwich, London, UK.
Introduction: Time of year: Late October 2016 Purpose of trip: As part of our round the world trip, we were determined to see Halong Bay. In reality, that is best done by an overnight junk cruise. Why we chose this place: Halong Bay is unlike anything else, with thousands of limestone mountains rising from the … More Review: Dragon Legend II, Halong Bay, Vietnam