Hotel review: A fairy tale in Parga – Racconto Boutique Design Hotel

ENG: Living in a big city can be exhausting. We are giving our best on our jobs, working on our carriers, training to be in the best shape, but we are forgetting about ourselves, or mind, our soul. When you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s time to take a break and spend a week or even a weekend in western Greece, in Parga, in Racconto Boutique Design Hotel.

As the owner of this splendid hotel, Sophie Vlassi said, they are here to help you “maintain the balance between your mind, your body and your soul”. The name of this hotel says it all. This is a fairy-tale ( “racconto” in Italian), where you can be yourself, relax and let your mind, body and soul fill with positive energy.

Racconto Boutique Design Hotel is a brand new hotel, opened in 2015. It’s settled on the hill above the magical town of Parga, surrounded by olive trees and fresh Mediterranean air. Only 900 meters from this little paradise, you can enjoy and explore one of the most beautiful cities by the Ionian sea. Racconto Boutique Design Hotel has 8 standard double rooms and 3 apartments. Every room has a terrace and apartments have their own little gardens.

The best way to explain you the essence of staying in this hotel is to describe you one perfect day spent in this gorgeous hotel. After peaceful night spent in more than comfortable bed, I woke up rested and ready for summer day in May. If you are like me, a person that likes to start the day with meditation, you can find a perfect spot made just for this purpose above the swimming pool. There, surrounded by olive trees and breathing fresh air coming from Ionian see, you are working one your mind, relaxing, visualizing and setting your mind for the next achievements. When you find your peace and realize your blessing, it’s time to take care of your soul and body- it’s time for breakfast. For me, food is not just a substance we take in order to survive, for me food brings alive all my senses and feeds my soul, too. Right by the pool and meditation area, is settled one of the most beautiful breakfast areas I have ever seen and enjoyed. The breakfast in Racconto Boutique Design Hotel is made of fresh local ingredients, brought to you from local farms and markets. One of the local products that made my every morning is the cheese from Metsovo. Little things like that, or like  freshly baked bread and pastry, make difference when it come to the quality of hotel services and guest’s satisfaction. And then, there’s only one thing left to maintain the balance, your body. After breakfast, every morning I’ve spent in Racconto Hotel,  I enjoyed swimming in the pool, lying on the sunbed, sunbathing and reading.

If you want, you can spend the whole day like this, just relaxing by the pool, eating fresh fruits and drinking cocktails. Or, you can take a short walk to the town, explore and have lunch or dinner, by the see,  in one of numerous restaurants.

Racconto Boutique Design Hotel is the first hotel of this kind in the area. Thanks to its magnificent, monochromatic and minimalist design, this hotel is the most sophisticated place on the coast of Ionian sea. The architect and designer of hotel, Panos Petridis, has created the heaven. There is nothing to distract you. Every little thing in this hotel, is made by luxurious Italian and Greek brands and it’s created to make you feel peaceful and relax, like you are in the completely different universe, away from everyday problems.

For the end of this review, I have to say that I was delighted and impressed by the courtesy and kindness of the hotel staff and the owner of the hotel, Sophie Vlassi.  This was definitely one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had and I truly hope I will stay again in Racconto when I need some peace and quite in my life.

If you like this story and you would like to book your stay in Racconto Boutique Design Hotel, visit their website here.

You can also follow them for more beautiful pictures and information on Facebook-  RACCONTO Boutique Design Hotel and Instagram @raccontohotel.

My stay at Racconto Boutique Design Hotel was provided complimentary in exchange for coverage on my blog and social media. All views and opinions are my own. It was true pleasure visiting and writing about this breathtaking hotel in picturesque Parga. 

Thank You Racconto! 

SRB: Život u velikom gradu može biti jako iscrpljujući. Svakoga dana dajemo sve od sebe na poslu, radimo na unapređenju svojih karijera, treniramo kako bi bili u najboljoj formi, a zaboravljamo na sebe, svoj um i svoju dušu. Kada se osetite isrcpljenim i dosta vam je svega, vreme je da napravite pauzu i provedete nedelju dana ili vikend u zapadnoj Grčkoj, u Pargi, u Racconto Boutique Design Hotel-u.

Kao što je vlasnica ovog sjajnog hotela , Sofia Vlassi, rekla, ovaj hotel je tu da vam pomogne da “održite balans između svojeg uma, duše i tela”. Ime hotela vam govori sve. Ovo je bajka (“racconto” na Italijanskom ) gde se osećate svojim, opuštenim i gde možete dopustiti svom umu, telu i duši da se napune pozitivnom energijom.

Racconto Boutique Design Hotel je nov hotel, otvoren 2015. godine. Smešten je na brdu iznad magičnog grada Parge, okružen maslinjacima i svežim Mediteranskim vazduhom. Na samo 900 metara od ovog malog raja, možete uživati i istražiti lepote jednog od najineteresantnijih gradova na obali Jonskog mora. Racconto Boutique Design Hotel raspolaže sa 8 standardnih dvokrevetnih soba i 3 apartmana. Svaka soba ima terasu a svaki apartman zasebno malo privatno dvorište.

Kako bih vam objasnila osećaj boravka u ovom hotelu, opisaću vam jedan savršeni dan proveden u Racconto hotelu. Nakon mirne noći provedene u više nego udobnom krevetu, probudila sam se odmorna i sveža za pravi letnji dan u Maju. Ukoliko kao i ja volite da dan započnete meditacijom, u dvorištu hotela postoji savršeno mesto za to, napravljeno isključivo za ovu priliku. Okruženi maslinjacima, udišete svež vazduh koji dolazi sa Jonskog mora i Epirskih planina, vizualizujete svoje ciljeve, opuštate se i usmeravate svoj um ka ostvarenju budućih novih uspeha i dostignuća. Kada ste pronašli svoj mir i shvatili da imate mnogo toga na čemu ste zahvalni u životu, vreme je da se pozabavite svojom dušom i telom- vreme je za doručak. Za mene hrana nije samo supstanca koju uzimamo kako bi preživeli. Hrana budi sva moja čula i hrani moju dušu. Pored bazena, u dvorištu hotela, pod vedrim nebom, smešteno je jedno od najlepših mesta za doručak koje sam ikada videla i u kojima sam uživala. Doručak u Racconto Boutique Design Hotel-u, napravljen je od svežih sastojaka sa lokalnih farmi i pijaca. Med, masline, voće… Ali sir iz Metsova je nešto što je svako moje jutro provedeno u hotelu činilo nezaboravnim. Sitnice poput ovih, ili poput sveže pečenog hleba i peciva, je ono što čini razliku u ostvarivanju kvaliteta hotelske usluge i stvara zadovoljne i lojalne goste. Nakon toga, ostalo je samo još da se pobrinete za svoje telo. Uz sunčanje i plivanje nakon doručka, moje jutro je bilo potpuno i bila sam spremna za istraživanje i lutanje po Pargi.

Ukoliko želite možete ceo dan provesti uživajući na bazenu, uz sveže voće i koktele. Ukoliko ste pak, avanturistički raspoloženi,  spustite se u poslepodnevnim časovima do grada, ručajte ili večerajte u jednom od brojnih restorana kraj mora ili istražujte plaže u okolini Parge.

Racconto Boutique Design Hotel  je jedan od prvih hotela ove vrste u ovoj oblasti. Zahvaljujući fantastičnom, monohromatskom i minimalističkom dizajnu, ovaj hotel je jedan od najelegantnijih hotela na obali Jonskog mora. Arhitekta i dizajner hotela, Panos Petridis, stvorio je raj. U ovom hotelu ne postoji ništa što bi vam zasmetalo i omelo vas u odmoru i miru. Svaka sitnica u ovog hotelu kreirana je od strane Italijanskih i Grčkih luksuznih brendova a sve u cilju da se mi, gosti osećaju mirno, opušteno, kao da smo u nekom potpuno drugom univerzumu u kome nema svakodnevnih problema i briga.

Za kraj ove priče, moram istaći da sam oduševljena ljubaznošću i stručnošću osoblja hotela kao i same vlasnice, divne Sofije Vlassi. Ovo je bilo jedno od mojih najboljih hotelskih iskustva i zaista se nadam da cu ponovo boraviti u Racconto hotelu kada mi budu zatrebali mir i tišina.

Ukoliko vam se dopala priča o Racconto Boutique Design Hotel-u i želeli bi ste da rezervišete vaš boravak, to možete učiniti ovde.

Za više slika i informacija, pratite ih na Facebook-u,  RACCONTO Boutique Design Hotel ili na Instagramu  @raccontohotel .

Moj boravak u Racconto Boutique Design Hotelu-u bio je besplatan u zamenu za promociju hotela na mom blogu i društvenim mrežama. Sva mišljenja i viđenja su lično moja. Bilo je pravo zadovoljstvo boraviti i pisati o hotelu kao što je Racconto.

Hvala Racconto!

 

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Hotel review: Hotel Kolumbus- Berlin – A&O hostels and hotels

SRB: Ukoliko tražite mirno mesto na kome ćete prikupiti energiju za razgledanje Berlina, hotel Kolumbus je pravo mesto za vas. Ovaj hotel deo je hotelske grupacije A&O koja ima 31 hotel u 19 gradova Evrope ( Nemačka, Austrija, Češka, holandija, Italija). Ova hotelska grupacija se sastoji od jeftinijih hotela i hostela za omladinu i sve koji se tako osećaju. Hoteli i hosteli su moderno opremljeni, izuzetnu uredni i čisti i savršen su izbor za kraće gradske ture po Evropi.

Hotel Kolumbus se nalazi u mirnom delu severno-istočnog Berlina, u Gensterstrasse ulici, okružen stambenim zgradama koje svojim dizajnom predstavljaju  duh obnovljenog istočnog Berlina. Lokacija hotela je odlična jer je udaljen samo par minuta od tramvajske stanice, 7 km od centra grada, 7 km od železničke stanice i 18 km od aerodroma. Saobraćajna povezanost Berlina je besprekorna pa ćete lako tramvajem ili podzemnom želenicom brzo stići do svih turističkih atrakcija ovog grada.

Na recepciji hotela dočekaće vas ljubazno i prijateljski nastrojeno osoblje koje vam je na raspolaganju 24 časa dnevno. U prizemlju hotela nalaze se restoran, lobi sa kompjuterima i internet konekcijom, televizorom. Sobe su moderno opremljene, uredne i čiste. Možete izabrati jednokrevetnu, dvokrevetnu sobu ili spavaonu sa više kreveta ukoliko putujete sa većom grupom prijatelja ili želite da probate pravi hostelski način života pri čemu bi ste delili sobu sa potpunim strancima i na taj način upoznali zanimljive ljude iz celog sveta. Od usluga ishrane, dostupan je samo doručak, koji se služi u vidu švedskog stola ( koliko god možete da pojedete)! U celom hotelu dostupan je besplatan wi fi internet. Prijava gostiju moguća je do 3 sata popodne a odjavljivanje do 10 ujutru. Vikendom je check out nesto duzi i traje do 11 časova. U hotelu je uvek zabavno i veselo zbog velikog broja mladih ljudi, studenata ili đaka. Sobe su tihe i buka iz lobija hotela vam neće smetati, ukoliko vam je posle duge šetnje i obilaska potreban odmor.

Ja sam u ovom hotelu boravila pre dve godine, kada sam bila na studentskog ekskurziji u Nemačkoj i Poljskoj. U Berlinu i ovom hotelu sam boravila 3 dana, i zaista sam stekla divne utiske o hotelu Kolumbus. Ovde ćete naći sve što vam je potrebno za udobar i miran smeštaj u metropoli kao što je Berlin. Iako spada u red jeftinijih, ” budžet”, hotela, Kolumbus ne zaostaje mnogo po svojim uslugama i standardu za nekim skupljim hotelima. Čista posteljina, čiste sobe, udoban krevet, odličan i raznovrsan doručak je sve što vam je potrebno za savršen boravam u Berlinu.

ENG: If you need a quit, peaceful place or place with a lot of young people and fun, in both cases, Hotel Kolumbus is perfect place for you. This hotel is part of A&O hostels and hotels group that has 31 hotel in 19 cities in Europe ( Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Netherlands). Their hostels and hotels have modern design, they are clean and cheap. These budget hotels and hostels are perfect choice for your city break vacation.

Hotel Kolumbus is located in north-eastern part of Berlin, in Gensterstrasse street and it is surrounded by buildings that embrace the beauty of renewed East Berlin. This hotel has a great location. It only located only few minutes from tram station, 7 km from the city center and railway station and 18 km from airport. The traffic connections in Berlin are great. You can reach any of tourist attractions using tram or subway.

You will be welcomed by friendly and hospitable staff at the reception desk. The are here for you 24 hours a day. On the ground floor of the hotel you will find the restaurant, lobby with computers and internet connection, TV set… Also hotel has a gym that the guest can use. This is very important part of the hotel because a large number of sport teams are staying at hotel Kolumbus.  The room in the hotel are well-equipped, clean, and modern. You can choose for your stay a single or a twin room, or a bad in dorm if you want to experience the true hostel life, by sharing your room with strangers. This way, you will meet some interesting people from all over the world. The breakfast is the only meal that is served in this hotel and it’s all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Free wireless internet in available in the whole hotel. Check- in is until 3 pm and check- out until 10 am. On weekends, you can sleep a little bit longer and check out from the hotel until 11 am. In this hotel, you will always find fun and meet some great new people. But if you need rest  after the long day of walking and sightseeing, you can peacefully sleep in your room.

I was in hotel Kolumbus two years ago when I was on my student excursion in Germany and Poland. I absolutely loved this hotel! This hotel is perfect for young people and has everything you need. I stayed in the hotel for 3 days with 6-7 friends. Staying in this big room with my friend was one the best things on this trip. Although, this hotel is ” budget” hotel and cheaper hotel, this hotel offers you all you need. You will get clean linen, tidy and clean rooms, comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. This is all that I needed to boost my energy for the next day and discovering of Berlin.

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 Photos by Singidunum University and official hotel website. 

Top 5 cheap hotels in New York

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ENG: Your are a student, going on the trip with your friends, or you want to visit New York but you don’t have a lot of money? Here is list of my favorite cheap hotels in NYC. They are cute, comfortable, cheap and completely different one from another. I hope you’ll like my choice and please leave your comment if you have stayed in one of these hotels.
More about these hotels you can find on the links below the photos!

SRB: Student si koji planira put sa svojim prijateljima ili jednostavno želiš da vidiš Njujork a nemaš dovoljno novca? Evo liste mojih omiljenih jeftinih hotela u Njujorku. Oni su divni, udobni, jeftini i potpuno se razlikuju jedan od drugog. Nadam se da će vam se dopasti moj izbor i molim vas da ostavite u komentaru svoje utiske ukoliko ste boravili u nekom od ovih hotela.
Više o hotelima i načinu rezervacije možete naći na linku ispod fotografija!

Park South Hotel 

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Photo and info: www.parksouthhotel.com

Pod Hotel
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Photos and informations on: www.thepodhotel.com

The French Quarters Guest Apartments 

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Photos and info: www.frenchquartersny.com

Cheslea Pines Inn

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Photos and more informations on: www.chelseapinesinn.com

East Village Hotel 

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Photos and info: www.eastvillagehotel.com

 

All the photos are taken from the official sites of the hotels, for promotion and as a sign of respect and admiration.