Transportation to Limburg in Germany

Half-Timbered Buildings in Old Town Limburg

By Train or Car to Great Hotels and Restaurants in the Lahn Cathedral Town Fast trains and autobahns make Limburg an der Lahn with its Romanesque cathedral, magnificent medieval old town, and cheap hotels an interesting day trip or overnight stop from Cologne or Frankfurt Airport. Fast transportation links (autobahns and ICE trains) make Limburg … Read more

Michelin France 2011 Hotel and Restaurant Red Guide

For 2011, Michelin reduced the number of star restaurants in France while increasing the better-value Bib Gourmand awards. One French three-star restaurant lost a star while none were added to the top three-star category in France in 2011.

Michelin added 51 new stars to the best restaurants in the Michelin France 2011 Hotel and Restaurant Red Guide. However, deletions and demotions saw the actual number of star restaurants in France slip from 588 to 571. One Michelin three-star restaurant lost a star to slip to the two-star category while no new restaurants were awarded three stars in France for 2011. A record 601 French restaurants were awarded the Bib Gourmand distinction, which promises excellent food at a more reasonable price. 2011 is the first year since the introduction of the Bib Gourmand award in 1997 that Michelin listed more Bib Gourmand than star restaurants in France.

A separate Michelin Paris 2011 Hotel and Restaurant Red Guide is available that includes only the 483 establishments inside the French capital.

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Best Cheap Hotels and Top Restaurants in Oberpfalz

Where to Sleep and Eat in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria, Germany

Amberg and Weiden in the Bavarian Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), Germany have pleasant and cheap hotels and restaurants where guests enjoy value for money and great service.


Amberg and Weiden have the largest number of hotels and restaurants in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) region of Bavaria. Country hotels and holiday cottages are popular in the Bavarian Forest but for most short term visitors, hotels in the larger towns are more convenient. The Eh’häusl in Amberg claims to be the smallest hotel in the world – here guests become owners for the night.

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Hotel Review: Novotel Suitehotel in Nancy, France

Novotel Suitehotel in Nancy, France

Accor’s Great Savings Option for Business Travelers and Small Families

The family-friendly Novotel Suitehotel Nancy offers great savings and cheap deals to travelers requiring a modern, comfortable bed-room with some kitchen facilities and four full beds.

Suitehotel Nancy, France

The Suitehotel Nancy in Lorraine, France is like other Accor Group Suitehotels very new and modern. The Suitehotel Nancy is in a quiet, newly spruced-up neighborhood a bit to the east of the old town. The hotel offers great value for money with advance reservations on especially weekend nights positively cheap. Like all Suitehotels, rooms sleep up to four in comfort. A small fridge, microwave oven, and electrical kettle allow for the preparation of small meals in the room.

The Novotel Suitehotel Nancy rates are typically around €80 for two adults and two children under 12 with better deals available for advance reservations.

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Review of the Family-Friendly Van der Valk Avifauna Hotel

Great Stays in Alphen aan den Rijn in South Holland, Netherlands

The family-friendly Van Der Valk Hotel Avifauna in Alphen aan den Rijn offers great deals on accommodation, free access to the bird park play area and easy access to sightseeing spots.


Van der Valk Hotel Avifauna in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands is a comfortable hotel with great offers and attraction to especially families with small children. The hotel also seems popular with business travelers. Rooms are large with spacious bathrooms and often great views of the adjacent Vogelpark Avifauna bird park and the Rhine River.

The Avifauna Hotel is typical of Dutch hotels of the latter half of the twentieth century. The Avifauna Hotel is a large four story building with a huge, sloping roof so it does not in any way resemble an office block or inner city high-rise building. Free parking is available right next to the building in an almost motel-like style.

Rather oddly, the reception is not in the same building as the hotel rooms. The reception is in a small building in between the hotel, the Vogelpark Avifauna bird park, and the large restaurant building.

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