Blue Sea Le Printemps Hotel, Gueliz, Marrakech

The Blue Sea Le Printemps Hotel is located in Gueliz, modern area of Marrakech. It was built in 2014, with modern facilities and beautiful decor. There are 114 bright rooms spread over five floors. The rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV and a minibar. The hotel has a pool, a lounge bar with live music concerts in the evening, a terrace, a restaurant with dishes of Moroccan and international cuisine, a snack bar, free wi-fi in common areas, private parking free, spa and safe (fee). There are many shops and restaurants nearby as well.

Tips

The hotel is very well placed and you can reach the main attractions on foot or by taxi, as the Jemaa el Fna square, with the Koutoubia Mosque and the Majorelle Gardens. The spa offers several treatments, ask at the reception for details and prices.

HI-Ottawa Jail hostel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Hl-Ottawa Jail hostel is located in the former prison of Carleton County (1862-1972). This is the only hostel of its kind in North America. The original architecture has been preserved with its walls made of stone and brick and cells were transformed into dormitories. This prison was considered one of the most haunted buildings in Canada. The building is conveniently located in the city center, just steps from Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Byward Market, shops, cafes, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in short everything a tourist wants to know while in town. The night comes accompanied with a delicious continental breakfast: fair trade coffee, tea, juice, fruit and bagel baked in the region, eggs, milk and cereals. Of course, you have wi-fi.

Tips

Do not miss the tour of the prison offered free with your stay every day at 11:00. If you arrive by car, there is a paid parking at $12.00 per day. The inn offers holidays with a lot of emotions, weekly activities, guided tours and evenings at the bar. If you want to have new experiences and meet other travelers, you will have the opportunity to share your cell-room with other tourists.

Moon Palace Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Moon Palace Jamaica is an all-inclusive hotel located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The complex has three buildings, one for accommodations in very spacious rooms with a king bed, no balconies; another one especially for families and one last for those who have a time share. It’s a good resort, not too big, with activities for all ages including non-motorized water activities, a wave simulator and even water slides for kids. You will find several restaurants: Italian (one inside and one at the seaside), Asian, seafood and grilled meat, sushi, a pizza-salad-panini area and a bakery open 24 hours a day that offers different coffee and tea specialties, pastries and ice cream all the time, a corner on the beach to enjoy the famous jerk chicken, as well as an excellent buffet with a large selection of food and a poolside bar. The beach is not very big but there are sunbeds and umbrellas everywhere. The sea is very calm because the hotel is on a small bay. The complex also has a spa, a training room, a theater, a disco, a covered scenario for evening shows, meeting rooms, a souvenir shop, a tourist agency where you can book your excursions, a currency exchange office and a very romantic place to celebrate weddings. There’s wi-fi everywhere on the site and free calls to USA and Canada from your room.

Tips

If you want to know the city of Ocho Rios with its main street full of shops and the craft market, you can do it coming out of the hotel and walking to your right; it’s really very close. You can continue to the port where the big cruise ships stop and have a drink in one of so many bars, cafes or restaurants around. You will also find a supermarket where you can buy all the local products at a good price.

If you spend 5 nights or more in the complex, you will receive a very important hotel credit that you can exchange by taking advantage of various services offered on site: spa, excursions, romantic dinner on the waterfront, etc. Ask about it at the tourist agency located at the entrance of the hotel.

If you are traveling with children or teenagers, you will find dedicated areas exclusively for them with different activities offered.

If you want to swim with dolphins, you will find this activity on site at a very affordable price.