Friday, March 23, 2012

5 Historic Barcelona Hotels To See in Spain

5 Historic Barcelona Hotels

Barcelona is known as beautiful by all locals and visitors. It’s easy to appreciate this beauty while you’re wandering about, but in order to make your stay even more enjoyable, you need to stay at the right hotel. While there are many hotels to choose from in Barcelona, it’s recommended that you stay at one of the more unique hotels, which will give you the most memorable Barcelona experience.

Hotel Principal is the least unique hotel on this list, but it’s still unique enough to qualify, and it’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for convenience. Hotel Principal is close to museums, shopping, Las Ramblas and the metro. The rooms are large, and you will get free WiFi. What makes this hotel unique is that many rooms come with two balconies.

987 Barcelona Hotel is a masterpiece. Even travelers have given it the highest rating possible. This hotel features dark wood walls and soft green lighting, which works perfectly. The bathrooms here are enormous and come with a tub and shower. Every room has a terrace. The bar, breakfast area and restaurant are standout features.

W Barcelona was designed by Ricardo Bofill, possibly the most famous architect in Spain. This is a beachfront hotel with enormous windows, which allow you to enjoy views of the sea and city, depending on which side of the hotel your room is on. The hotel restaurant is top of the line, and the Barcelona Boardwalk is only a few steps away.

Expo Hotel Barcelona has a rooftop pool and offers outdoor candlelit dinners. That should be all you need to know if you’re traveling for romance. However, the water pressure for the showers is also amazing, which is often underappreciated by travelers.

Hotel Acta Mimic Barcelona is like a modern art museum. The most impressive features here are the basement lobby and the breakfast area. The steel-top front desk is also impressive, and it gives you a great first impression.

If you’re looking to stay at a unique and memorable hotel in Barcelona, choose one of the hotels listed above.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Best Party Hotels in the United States

Best Party Hotels in the United States

Need some good partying? Let's head out to Miami and visit the Fountainebleu Hotel,
which is one of the 'let loose and get a little wild' hotels in the country.
It's a well-recognized hotel for celebrities and everyone knows this place if
they've been to Miami.

If not? How about a little gambling? Anything goes in Vegas, especially at

Hard Rock Hotel
where there are concerts and ongoing pool parties.

Check out this deal for 42% off.

And yet, a similar scene can be found at Harrah's in Atlantic City. During the day, lounge by the pool or do a little gambling. By night, it's the hottest club scene around!

If you’re going to be in New Orleans, you will definitely want to be on
Bourbon Street where you will probably have an image of hanging over a balcony
and mixing in with the noise and music as the crowds passes you by. You know you
are there for the beads and the food and the music, so grab a room at the Royal
Sonesta hotel overlooking Bourbon Street and get with the party!

Finally, Residences at the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado will give you kick
back poolside and anything goes parties. The main ‘plunge’ pool is shaped like a
jigsaw puzzle and the hot tubs and lounge areas give a perfect view of the
snow-capped mountains of Colorado. Or the
St Regis is out of control.

So, if you are looking for a good time, grab some friends and come visit one
of these exciting hotels, and get down and party!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Travelape's 5 hotels to stay at before you die

Travelape's 5 hotels to stay at before you die

Hotels have become huge attractions for vacationers. Hotels are just as
important as the vacation. Below are the top 5 hotels to stay at before you die.

Four Seasons Resort: Hualalai Hawaii

An isolated resort that has 228 rooms. The resort comes in low-rise
bungalows, and the rooms have beautiful ocean views. It’s not uncommon to see
Hollywood celebrities located at the resort. The Four Seasons is a five-star
hotel that comes with excellent service. The resort has a grounds border of a
volcanic rock coast. The swimming pools come with either seawater and
freshwater. Other features include an open-air spa that comes with tropical
vegetation, yoga, fitness classes, golf and personal training.

Montage: Laguna Beach, CA

The Montage has five star treatment which also offers spa service. It’s
located on a 30 acre area on a hill with a 280 degree view of the Pacific Ocean.
The Montage has 250 rooms which offer ocean surf view rooms. The pools and
landscape is highly decorative and the service is considered the best in the

Brazilian Court Hotel and Beach Club: Palm Beach, FL

The hotel was built in 1926 and just recently renovated in 2007 for 35
million dollars. The newly updated Colonial style interiors have been included.
Also, each room has an ultra jet bathtub and the Daniel Boulud restaurant. The
new private beach club features new padded chaise lounges and outstanding
cocktail services.

The Langham, Melbourne Australia

The Langham is a 25 story hotel that has 387 rooms on the water. The
attractive English style Langham opened in 2005. Some of the features include
Crown Casino entertainment complexes, restaurants, indoor salt water pools and
11,410 square-feet Chuan Spa.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs: Matauri Bay, New Zealand

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is set on 6,000 acres of the country side. The
Lodge features tennis courts, a large pool, and a selection of secluded swimming

Monday, January 23, 2012

Where to Party for Mardi Gras

Where to Party for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is an extravagant celebration of indulgence. Also known as Fat Tuesday or Carnival, it’s traditionally a final opportunity for Christians to enjoy copious amounts of food, drink and merriment before Lent, a period of fasting.
Today’s Mardi Gras celebrations are enjoyed by people of all faiths. Here are some top Mardi Gras party locations in South America, North America and the Caribbean.

1. Rio de Janiero, Brazil hosts the world’s best-known Mardi Gras celebration. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Rio’s Mardi Gras party is also the world’s largest. Millions of locals and tourists fill the streets to join parades, samba and enjoy elaborate costumes.
2. New Orleans, Louisiana is home to North America’s premier Mardi Gras party. Wild festivities are centered on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, an area that becomes more “adult” as the booze flows. Family-friendly atmospheres can be found along parade routes. Tip: To get the best streetside view of a New Orleans parade, claim your space in the early morning.

3. The Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Carnival for a full month before Fat Tuesday. Calypso band competitions are especially popular during this time. The rum-fueled revelry culminates with a massive three-day party on Sunday, Monday and Fat Tuesday. Monday is reserved for devilish disguises; revelers cover themselves in paint and mud. Gorgeous Carnival finery is reserved for Fat Tuesday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fantasy Fest in Key West in Full Swing

Travelape loves to have a good time as everyone knows. This weekend there is no better place then getting down in Key West at Fantasy Fest. For all the details check out the offic site

The big parade is on October 29th and is sponsorewd by Cpatian Morgans. I think there will be a little dirinking. For reviews of the Key West Bars. check out. Duval Street is going to be going off.

Key West Hotels are in limited supply for the weekend. Travelape has some options also check out the comapre feature. It will hook you up with Expedia and More.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hotels at Universal Studios Orlando

Hotels at Universal Studios Orlando

If you’re planning on staying in the Universal Studios area in Orlando, you’re going to need a little information on the hotels. It’s better to be informed than it is to guess and end up wasting your money. Below we will cover the three top Universal Studios hotels, which are Loews Pacific, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando and Portofino Bay.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort is best known for its value. However, there is more to this hotel than just value. For instance, it’s a great option for both business travelers and families. For the business traveler, there is a business center and conference facilities. For families, or any leisure traveler, there is a game room, massage, fitness center, concierge, pool and sauna. Then again, business travelers also have the option of taking advantage of these amenities. One of the neatest features at this hotel is the tiki-bar restaurant with an open kitchen. A close second is the superb food and drinks by the pool.

Hard Rock is for the more active traveler. If you like to listen to rock and you want access to a fitness center, game room and sauna, this will be the best option for you. If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to try the in-house ice cream. Many of the rooms are adjoining, which is a big plus for large groups. Another neat feature is the free ferry to Universal Studios.

Portofino Bay is the most visually pleasing hotel in the entire Orlando area. It offers most of the same amenities as the two hotels above plus Harbor Night and wine tasting. Portofino Bay has more than one pool, but the Villa Pool is the best option. This is also a great hotel for corporate functions and banquets.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Site: Ape Likes Get Branson. 4 stars

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and deals. The city of Branson, located in Missouri, offers a plethora of
activities no matter the weather. If you’re planning on visiting Branson, the
website will help you plan your trip, decide on accommodations and find some
great deals to boot!

The website, done in blue and grey is eye-catching with a huge 888 number across
the top that you can phone to find some of the best deals in the city. The site
is extremely easy to navigate, offering choices like attractions, hotels, blog,
shows, featured and deals. Choosing any of these options will get your trip
planning started in the right direction.

By choosing Branson Deals the site takes you to a page that lets you enter your
travel and departure dates as well as the number of adults and children that
will be traveling with you. Some of the deals offered on the site include a
Silver Dollar City/Howard Johnson package, the Howard Johnson Secret Deal and a
Stone Castle Inn Branson Titanic Sale. Deals are subject to change and many
depend on your travel dates.

If you click on categories and then attractions, you’ll receive a listing of all
of the popular attractions in Branson and their average cost. This is helpful
when trying to plan activities for your family and a budget at the same time.
Some of the attractions include Branson
Zipline and Canopy Tours
, Ride the Ducks,
Dollar City
and White Water.

No matter when you are planning on traveling, has been revamped
and is the most helpful guide in planning your vacation to the city of Branson,
Missouri. Start planning early and check the site often to get the best deals
available for your Branson vacation.