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.

Grand Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay, Jamaica

The Grand Bahia Principe, 5 stars, is in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, less than half an hour drive from Ocho Rios, on the north coast of the island. The Victorian hotel is situated on the seafront and most of the rooms in the complex offer fantastic views of the sea. There are three connected pools shaped lake. The hotel has 812 junior suites with hydromassage bath. You can find buffets, snack bars, and specialty restaurants: Italian, International, grilled, Japanese and author. You also have a spa for relaxation, a very beautiful beach, swimming pools and also various activities and entertainment.

Tips

If you want to go to the restaurants à la carte, you must do a reservation and evening dress is required.

If you want to know the neighboring localities, you must rent a car or take a tour, the hotel is away from everything.
One of the favorite excursions for visitors is the Blue Lagoon, where was filmed the famous movie of the same name. The white sand and the marvelous turquoise lagoon create a landscape breathtaking.
The climate is tropical and humid, with an average temperature of 27 ° C throughout the year.

 

Manoir des Pins, Sainte-Lucie des Laurentides, Quebec, Canada

Manoir des Pins is in Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, on Lake Sarrazin. These are cottages to rent; they are near or at the lake. There are packages with meals included, French cuisine with an affordable price. There are cottages for couples, families or groups that go from studios to 5 bedroom chalets. They are equipped with double jacuzzi and fireplace of natural stone. There is the possibility of having bikes to ride near the cottage, rowboats, kayaks, games, snow rackets and all that is included in the services offered for free. There is also the possibility of having massages but it is a paid service with appointments.

Tips

If you want to have a kitchen, you have to rent a 2 bedroom cottage or more. Notice that you should bring some items such as paper towels, aluminum foil and anything that is perishable (milk, coffee, juice, etc.). If you need an iron or a hairdryer, you should bring them too.
Note that you can buy firewood on place.
If you go in summer, do not forget the mosquito repellent and your beach umbrella.