Accommodation, Spend Money, Travel
We are continuing on our digital nomad adventure through Europe working our way from Bulgaria north towards the UK. On our way, we stopped in to see the beautiful Berlin, Germany.

This is our first trip to Berlin, actually our first trip to Germany. We have contemplated coming to Germany a few times but never got round to it, while we found a cheap flight flying from Hamburg back to the UK we thought it best to make our way there stopping in Berlin.

Trip Details

Dates: 24th July 2017 – 30th July 2017 
Nights:
 6
Price We Paid Per Night: €61.30 a night
Room Type: 
Double room with en-suite
Booking Platform: 
Ibis

Location

The hotel is located in an area not far from the hub of activity in Alexanderplatz. The location of this hotel is great with a 15-minute walk into the square and area surrounding the Berlin TV Tower. The area is bursting with places to shop, eat and drink, spreading from the centre into the smaller side streets. 


What we found the most useful were the 2 supermarkets within a 5-minute walk from the hotel providing fresh pastries for breakfast. The area surrounding the hotel has good tram links and metro links in the centre as well as bus services such as coaches going to other cities. 

The Room

The room is what you can expect from an Ibis Budget, it was clean spacious and well laid out. We stayed in a double room with ensuite bathroom on the first floor, while being quite near the busy road we heard very little noise.


The beds were comfortable and were just what we needed after a long day of travel.  The room was great for what we paid for and can’t fault it, there was air con included and a desk and chair to work from.

Facilities

The room came with ensuite with the usual complimentary squeezy shower gel, a bar of soap and towels.

The hotel provides breakfast though this is an extra €7.50 per person, in this case, we opted to walk the 5 minutes to the nearest supermarket to pick up a fresh pastry for €1 – €2. The room doesn’t come with a fridge but when you are out exploring the beautiful city, there is very little need for one. 


The hotel also came with complimentary wifi which was fine for checking emails and browsing the internet though not suitable for streaming, videos would need to buffer for some time. We opted to buy a package to upgrade the wifi for 1 week for €18.99 or you could buy an upgrade for the day for €6.99.


In conclusion, the Ibis Budget Berlin Alexanderplatz is a great place to stay while you explore Berlin, I would definitely stay here again for our next trip to Berlin. The location was great and had plenty to offer in terms of food, shopping and activities. 

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Accommodation, Spend Money, Travel
We have continued our digital nomad adventure and got a coach from Berlin to Hamburg. Having found a budget flight back to the UK direct from Hamburg. We we’re excited to spend a few days here and see what the city had to offer.

During our time here we had the pleasure of staying in the central and very stylish Superbude St Pauli. Here’s our take on this stylish hotel / hostel;

Trip Details

Dates: 30th July 2017 – 1st August 2017 
Nights:
 2
Price We Paid Per Night: Hosted
Room Type: 
Double with Ensuite
Booking Platform:
N/A

Location

Superbude St Pauli is in the most perfect location. A short walk away were a hive of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as small independent shops.

There is a bus stop directly outside the hotel. Here you can catch the number 3 bus into the more central part of the city. The bus was a 13-minute ride into the main shopping area of town, further on the bus route will take you to the Miniatur Museum and the Chocoversum Museum. 

The Room

We stayed in a double room with ensuite on the top floor. The lift could only go to the 4th floor and then there was a short walk up the last few steps to our room that was on a long corridor. The room was bright, clean, comfortable and came with everything you would need and more.


The bed was very comfortable with what I can only imagine to be a bedding with a high thread count (seriously, it was so soft and smooth and just perfect!).

The room had a multi purpose bench that doubled up as storage with a padlock for your stuff, on the side was a little table that swung around to be a desk. The bed had a lamp at each side with plug sockets and a separate USB port.


The ensuite bathroom was very clean, spacious and bright, though the lighting was dim, the use of the wood made it feel much lighter.

What we really liked were the additional services within the room such as the emergency kit for women, a hair dryer, laundry bag and locker for your belongings. We really like the quirky and unique touches such as the flip flop magazine holder.


Facilities

The hotel had a dining area for breakfast, with an adjoining communal area with repurposed furniture such as wheelbarrow seats. The reception was clean, tidy and very welcoming with bright colours and a cool feel. 

Within the reception, there was a little display that had sandwiches, fruit bowls and some snacks that you could purchase along with 2 fridges with a variety of drinks to purchase at the desk. The fridges are open around the clock which is great for if you need to grab a drink before you head off for your early flight like we did or a late night snack. 


There are so many other facilities available to use such as an iMac station and printer to print off boarding cards. Magazines, board games and drinks are available which all contribute to the most perfect ‘day in’ or ‘evening off’ with friends.


What we really enjoyed (perhaps a little too much) was the fruit bowl full of stickers for you to take and decorate everything from your notebook to your bag.

Breakfast

For a small additional fee there’s a fantastic buffet breakfast on offer. Without a doubt the highlight for Helen was the waffle maker. There was a jug and ladle to one side with the mixture and a variety of different toppings from syrup, Nutella, sugar and icing sugar. Helen had never had a waffle before so this made her day. 




There were a variety of jams, spreads for toast, freshly baked rolls with hard boiled eggs. There was a selection of meat and cheeses along with fresh coffee, tea and juices. There was possibly everything you could think of to have for breakfast and the presentation was wonderful. 

This is definitely a place I would stay again and recommend to friends and family for their trip to Hamburg. I really enjoyed the small details to the quotes at breakfast to the emergency kit in the bathroom. I think the small details and quirky touches really made this hotel for me, I liked that you felt you had the luxury and felt well looked after without having to have the price tag attached. 


If you have stayed at a Superbude before and have any experiences let me know in the comments. 

Thanks to Superbude and Come To Hamburg for accommodating us on this trip. As always all opinions are our own.

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Accommodation, Europe, Travel

We are continuing on our digital nomad adventure through Europe working our way from Bulgaria north towards the UK. On our way, we stopped in to see the magnificent Vienna, Austria

This was our first trip to Austria. We did think of skipping it out due to the expense, however we were persuaded to put it back on our map. From meeting fellow travellers and hearing the tales of the beautiful city, there was no choice but to come and see it for ourselves.

 

Trip Details

Dates: 4th July 2017 – 6th July 2017 
Nights:
 2
Price We Paid Per Night: 16,000 Avios est equivalent £46.50 per night
Room Type:
Double room with en-suite
Booking Platform: 
Avios

Location

The hotel was located on a side street off one of the main roads that leads you into the city centre. While the tram and bus links we’re easily accessible we opted to walk to the city – it takes around 20 minutes at a steady pace.



Being on a main road on the way into the city the location of All You Need Vienna 4 also benefitted from a surrounding of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Ideal if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat on your way out of / into the city.

The Room

We stayed in a twin room with ensuite bathroom on the second floor. The room was clean, had everything we needed for a short stop-over although it weirdly resembled a school. The beds were super comfortable – just what we needed after a long day of travel. The room also came with plenty of storage although it lacked any personality. 


The room at All You Need Vienna 4 was functional, light and very spacious. It had a small table that was great for us to work at and great big windows that opened to let in air.

Facilities

The room came with an en-suite bathroom complete with complimentary soap bar and a small sachet of shampoo. 

Breakfast is available at All You Need Vienna 4 hotel however it’s an additional €8 per person. Because of this we opted to walk to the local Billa supermarket and pick up a pastry for around €1 each. 

The room didn’t have a fridge but majority of the time being spent roaming the beautiful city there was no need for one. The hotel also came with complimentary WIFI. The internet speed in Vienna is good and the hotel was no exception.



In conclusion All You Need Vienna 4 Hotel is a great place for a couple of nights. Certainly, if you plan to spend the majority of your time out exploring the city. 

I would stay here again as I found the location ideal and the room had everything we needed. If you are looking for somewhere long term or something with more to it then this isn’t the place for you. 

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Accommodation, Destinations, Europe, Travel
While moving around on our digital nomad adventure we recently left the beautiful Bucharest, Romania and flew to the stunning Budapest, Hungary.



This was our first time visiting Hungary, however due to the city being more of a tourist hotspot we knew it was going to be slightly more expensive. For that reason we opted to stay at the Hello Budapest Hostel for our 5 night stay. 

 

Trip Details

Dates: 25th June 2017 – 30th June 2017
Nights:
 5
Price We Paid Per Night: £6.50 each
Room Type:
2 Beds in a 10 Bed Mixed Dorm
Booking Platform: 
Booking.com

Location

Hello Budapest Hostel is also known as The Walking Bed Hostel (Google maps know it as Hello Budapest Hostel however Booking.com had it listed as Walking Bed Hostel). Without a doubt the hostels greatest asset has to be it’s location. 

It’s opposite the Great Market Hall and just a short walk from the main strip of shops and restaurants. Public transport links including as the tram and metro (M4) is just a five minute walk.


From the Airport we got a bus to the Shopping Centre at Kobanya-Kispest. From there you’re able to get the metro line (M4) straight to Kálvin tér. The total cost of this per person was the euro equivalent of approximately £2 (based on June 2017 exchange rates)

The Room

We stayed in the 10 bed mixed dorm in an apartment around the corner from the main building, we had to go out and go in another door as it was classed as another building. The room was clean and was actually split by a door into two different rooms, it was well presented and modern. The mattresses and beds were fresh and looked quite recent addition to the hostel. The bedding was marked with the HBH logo and was well kept.


The room was functional. It had plug sockets and a small table that was great for us to work at. My real bug about the hostel there was nowhere to lock away your belongings. It had a small set of drawers next to one of the beds and a wardrobe to house your clothes and belongings if you wished. 

Facilities

The hostel in the main building had bathrooms and a large kitchen on the main floor and within our apartment, we had a toilet and separate bathroom and a kitchen. The kitchen had a full stove top and oven, kettle and microwave (though we weren’t quite sure the oven part worked), a fridge-freezer and plenty of cupboards and kitchen utensils. The bathroom had a bathtub with a shower head above with the boiler in the shower area with you, that worried us slightly as we hadn’t seen that before. 



Hello Budapest Hostel is cheap and it’s basic. However, it seems to lack basic necessities. While the hostel was cleaned every day there were major flaws (no toilet paper, sticky table surfaces). In fact it seemed that the only major ‘win’ for this hostel was it’s fabulous location. 

It therefore shouldn’t come as surprise when I say that we wouldn’t stay here again. Instead, I’d like to see what other budget hostels in Budapest have to offer.

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Accommodation, Destinations, Europe, Travel

We have continued our digital nomad adventure and got a coach from Varna to Bucharest, Romania. We decided to spend longer than usual Bucharest and explore the vast city and number of things it has to offer. An decided to stay at The Midland Hostel, located in the picturesque part of Old Town. 

This was the first and only stop for us in Romania, after staying in 2 different hostels already on the trip and wanted to have a space that would enable us to work and make our own food. We chose one of the cheapest hostels and the most functional for our length of time here. 

 

Trip Details

Dates: 19 June 2017 – 25th June 2017
Nights:
 6
Price We Paid Per Night: £13.33 (in leu at the time of conversion)
Room Type:
2 Beds in a 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
Booking Platform: 
Booking.com

Location

The Midland Hostel is located in the picturesque area of Old Town. You can take a 10-minute walk that would lead you to the main strip that has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. This will also take you to major bus routes and the metro station Piata Romana (easily noted to be near McDonalds and KFC).


The metro will cost you 5 leu for a two-way journey no matter where you are heading. Though we only used this once, most of the attractions and museums are within a 30-minute walk from the hostel. We found that the location worked well as the there was plenty around and plenty to do.

The hostel is based in the Old Town which has ample supply of restaurants, supermarkets and a local market. This has certainly been a benefit to finding places to eat that were cheaper and still a wide variety.



The Room

We stayed in the eight-bed mixed dorm on the main floor. The room was one of 3 that led from the main communal area. The room was clean, comfortable and came with lockers for 10 leu deposit. 


The beds were well looked after and were comfortable. The pillow was a little lumpy but nothing that can’t be fixed. The room came with air con and had a large window that could be fully opened. Each bed was supplied with a plug socket and towels stored in a cabinet by the bathroom. 

The room was great for what we wanted as we were staying longer than other places. It depends on what you are looking for but overall a great place to stay for 1 night or 6 nights. 

Facilities

The hostel was upstairs straight into the communal living area, the kitchen off to the left. The living space had 4 sofas and a coffee table within the middle. There were 3 dorms coming off the living area, each with 8+ beds and lockers. The bathroom had 2 toilets and 2 showers, both kept very clean and maintained. 

Midland Hostel
The kitchen was a fair size kitchen with 2 tables each with 2-3 stools. There was a fridge for guests to keep food in, sticky name labels supplied and a second fridge providing water for 3 leu and 4 leu for beer. The kitchen had a 4 top gas hob, kettle and microwave as well as a wide range of kitchenware. The hostel supplied complimentary tea and coffee to guests.

What we particularly enjoyed about The Midland Hostel was the relaxed approach to the additional services on offer such self-serve fridge. In the living area, there is chalkboard behind the main desk that had a tab for you to note what you had taken from the fridge.The chalkboard also contained information on the weeks’ events such as pub crawls, festivals and game nights with information for tourist hotspots and airport bus timetable with a section for self-currency exchange. 

On arrival the staff gave us a map of the city, they marked on local places to eat and even added a cheap eat option. However, that wasn’t all the staff also marked out where to get the metro and nearest supermarket, while we didn’t need it ourselves the staff will also call you a taxi and book you a tour at the local attraction. 

The hostel also came with complimentary wifi. The internet speed in the hostel is fantastic. 


In conclusion The Midland Hostel, Bucharest is a great place to stay if you are coming for a visit. 

However, the only thing that I would say let it down would be a number of bathroom facilities there were available. 

I would definitely say I would stay here again for any future visits to Bucharest, the hostel had a great location, a good atmosphere and great facilities. 

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Accommodation, Destinations, Europe, Travel

Our final stop in Bulgaria was Varna, the second largest city it’s somewhere we’d heard so much about. After a disappointing time in Sunny Beach we we’re really looking forward to getting back to the city life.



We headed straight for Booking.com and after scrolling past a few ‘new listings’ for undesirable apartments we found an affordable hostel in Gagarin House. Situated in the city centre, it’s private style bunks looked perfect for our two night stay.

Trip Details

Dates: 17th June 2017 – 19th June 2017

Nights: 2

Price We Paid Per Night: £14.01 (equivalent lev at the time of arrival)

Room Type: 2 Beds in a Mixed Dorm

Booking Platform: Booking.com


Location

Situated 100 metres from the central entrance to the number one ranked attraction in Varna, Sea Garden. Gagarin House’s greatest feature has to be it’s location. Just outside of the Greek neighbourhood the hostel is 1.4 miles from the central bus station of Varna, 1 mile from the central train station and 6.21 miles from the airport.


While Gagarin House can organise you a private mini bus to the bus station for 10lv each I’d advise against it. Not only does this seem over priced but the station is on a main road making it easily walkable from the hostel.

In fact the only time you’re really going to need to use public transport when staying in this hostel is when using the cities airport.

The central location of Gagarin House means bars, restaurants and cafés are plentiful. With an endless choice of different dishes. You’ve also other highly ranked attractions easily accessible including; Saint Nicholas Church, The Drama Theatre and The State Archives.


The Room

The bedroom is made up of a long row of specially designed bunk beds. There’s around 15 along and one bed above each making the occupancy approximately 30 beds.

Something that really appealed to us about this particular hostel was the curtain that closes along the front of the bunk giving you that added privacy when trying to sleep. Each bunk had a light and two plug sockets and each guest was given a towel.


The bed was ready made upon arrival and was super comfortable – In fact I’m yet to find a bad bed in the whole of Bulgaria. Each bed also had an allocated cupboard with a key which was more than enough for our belongings.


Facilities

Unfortunatly the major downfall of Gagarin House it’s facilities – or lack of…

Lets start with the basics, the bathroom. There’s two bathrooms, both are unisex and contain just one toilet and one sink / shower tap.

The first of the bathrooms is situated between the hallway, the reception and the small common area. This particular bathroom is TINY. There’s enough room for you to stand between the sink and the toilet and that’s it. To shower in here you might as well go in fully clothed because EVERYTHING is going to end up soaked. There’s no where to put anything, it’s basically just a place to rinse off. Even if you decide not to shower in there and instead use the toilet, everyone can hear everything because of the small window between the toilet and the common area – nice.

Your second choice of a bathroom is slightly larger, but is situated in the corner of the kitchen. As a courtesy to the other guests I really didn’t feel comfortable going to the toilet nor showering in there.

Then there’s the wifi… Up until our time in Sunny Beach the internet in Bulgaria had been amazing. Above and beyond what I’d expected. However, while Gagarin House offered free WIFI it’s protocol didn’t work with our macbooks. Leaving us ‘internet-less’ for two days.

Gagarin House
There is a kitchen in this hostel, it comes with the basic necessities including a kettle, toaster and microwave alongside a small complimentary breakfast. Coming from someone who could eat pretty much anything – they may as well have not bothered. The ham was pale, which left just a slice of bread and cheese to work with.


In conclusion, Gagarin House has AMAZING potential. It’s custom designed beds are awesome, and it’s location fabulous. In fact, with a little adjustment to the bathroom and perhaps a more open common room / kitchen area this place could be the very best hostel in Varna. Unfortunatly, until that’s sorted it’s going to remain below average.

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Accommodation, Destinations, Europe, Travel
We’ve recently started our digital nomad adventure. We caught the cheapest flight from the UK we could and ended up in the Balkans. More specifically, Bulgaria’s capitol of Sofia. 

This was our first time in the Balkans, and the start of what is set to be a complete lifestyle change for us. Budget was more essential than anything else. Which is why we opted for the cheapest accommodation we could find, this was 10 Coins Hostel. 

 

Trip Details

Dates: 6th June 2017 – 10th June 2017
Nights:
 4
Price We Paid Per Night: £13.14 (in lev at the time of conversion)
Room Type:
2 Beds in a 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
Booking Platform: 
Booking.com

Location

10 Coins Hostel is located a five minute walk from the metro station Han Kubrat. From there you can get to transport links such as the central station and bus station in less than 5 minutes and the centre of Sofia via Serdika II in 10 minutes. 


Each trip on the metro costs 1.60 lev no matter how far you’re going. So if you’re on a tight budget and think you might be heading into the city a lot it might be worth taking that into consideration and looking to see if you can get a hostel / hotel in walking distance from the city at a similar price. 

The hostel is based just outside of a small village, filled with a supermarket, some local restaurants and shops. Certainly a benefit of this is that eating out in the village compared to the city is much cheaper. 

The Room

We stayed in the six bed mixed dorm on the ground floor. The room was clean, but it was old and tired. The mattresses and bedding felt like it hadn’t been replaced in years. 

10 coins hostel sofia bulgaria

The room was functional. It had plug sockets, and a small table that was great for us to work at. My real bug about the hostel there was nowhere to lock away your belongings. All of the hostels I’ve previously stayed at had lockers (in one form or another) unfortunatly 10 coins had none.

At this point I think it comes down to what you want the hostel for. Somewhere to rest for one night? Then I really think this does the job. If you’re looking to explore the city over a few days, then maybe not… 

Facilities

Each floor of the hostel had one bathroom and one kitchen. On the ground floor the majority of our space was taken up with the reception and the dorms for the volunteers who work to ensure the hostel check-in is available 24/7. This meant we had a much smaller kitchen. 

The kitchen did however have the basics; a microwave, fridge and one hot plate. Again all of these features were highly outdated. As a guest of the hostel you’re welcome to use any of the kitchen / bathroom facilities on the other floors but we didn’t see a need to do so.

The hostel also came with complimentary wifi. The internet speed in Bulgaria is fantastic and the hostel was no exception.



In conclusion 10 Coins Hostel, Sofia is a great place for a couple of nights. Certainly if you plan to spend the majority of your time out exploring the city. 

However, it has the potential to be a GREAT hostel. With a few small investments into new modern appliances and beds. 
 
For the time being I’m going to say that I wouldn’t stay here again. I’d like to see what other hostels in Sofia have to offer in comparison to really see how great this place is.

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Accommodation, America, Destinations, Travel

In 2016 we won an all expenses paid trip to Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida. Just writing that it still doesn’t seem real. Six months later, we set out on the trip for my dad’s 60th birthday. Staying at the newly opened on-site Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. 

I had mixed ideas about reviewing this hotel. However, when we ended up paying to book a second room at the hotel, I decided that it was ‘appropriate’ for me to review it. When I was asked from many of you who have viewed the daily videos from our time in Florida for a complete review of the hotel, I knew I had to. So, here it is…


This was our first time staying on-site at Universal Studios, or any theme park both in the UK or elsewhere for that matter. Here’s what’s so great about staying on-site at any of the fantastic Universal resorts.

 

Trip Details

Dates: 26th April 2017 – 1st May 2017
Nights:
 5
Price We Paid Per Night: $157.50 (on average)
Room Type:
2 Queen beds (sleeps 4. You can have a pull out bed in the room too for an extra $15 a night)
Booking Platform:
Loews Hotels

Location

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando is one of the many on-site hotels at Universal Studios. It’s a 20 minute walk to City Walk (the entertainment complex, entrance to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Blue Man Group) via the garden walk. Alternatively take either the complimentary bus or the water taxi. We opted for the scenic water taxi which runs every 10 minutes from 7am until 2am daily. 


One thing I was asked a lot on our daily videos was ‘how much did it cost to go to…’ during our time at Loews Sapphire Falls resort we used an Uber to go off-site. Here are the places we visited and the cost (each way)

Magic Kingdom – $25
Disney Springs – $21.50
Premium Outlet – $10.92
Walmart Super Centre – $6.16

All prices are based on an Uber XL as there was 5 of us. So if you’re a party of 4 or less, it will be cheaper.

Ultimately, for a five night break focusing on the two Universal Parks, the location of Loews Sapphire Falls couldn’t have been better. Here are some of the other benefits of the location;

We didn’t have to walk and search for our car in a parking lot after a long day of walking.
We could go back to the hotel during the middle of the day and then back to the park a little later on.
Our group could split with some going back to the hotel and others staying in the park.

The Room

We had two rooms at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Both of which were situated close together on floor four (the same as the reception).

The first room had wonderful views of the pool two floors below. The other backed on to the entrance of the hotel. Other than the views both rooms were exactly the same. 


The rooms were comfortably large, spotlessly clean, stylish and fully functional. The hallway is tiled in the most beautiful decorative tiles. Having only opened in late-2016 the hotel is super practical it comes with USB wall plugs alongside the traditional American plugs. As well as a free of charge coffee maker, a fridge and a alarm clock that also has the optional six port Apple adaptor to allow you to charge your phone or play music.

The room also has a 42 inch TV with a wide variety of channels in both English and Spanish. Two of the best queen size beds I’ve slept on in my life (seriously, I’ve stayed in five star resorts that have had worse beds). As well as a super practical desk (ideal for that late night vlog editing and catching up on work)

 

Facilities

The facilities of this hotel are endless, I mean honestly…

Let’s start with the basics. The wifi. It’s complimentary and despite serving conferences and up to 1,000 guests it’s still super fast. Both uploads and downloads could be done in minutes rather than hours. 

The hotel is also home to a Universal Studios store allowing you to make those early or last minute purchases. As well as this they have one ‘supermarket’ it’s the perfect place to grab a snack, a drink or breakfast – although it’s pricy. Remember, this is an on-site hotel so you’re going to be paying a similar price for food and drink as you would inside the park itself.

With a complimentary fridge in each room save money by calling in Walmart and picking up some drinks, snacks and cereal (or other breakfast item) to eat in your room. It should save you the best part of $8 per person per day.

There’s one bar on-site. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and watch the game or just sit out on the balcony and watch the sunset over the water. As well as this there’s one ‘fine dining’ restaurant, a complimentary gym (with a wide variety of equipment) and a games room.


Moving to the swimming pool. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort has a wonderfully large swimming pool – although it’s not very deep. I could comfortably stand up in every part and I’m only 5ft 4″. There’s also a slide, like an actual slide! Complimentary swimming vests for the young ones, as well as complimentary water (including lemon and lime flavour), towels and factor 50 sun cream.

The pool has two outdoor bars – the perfect place to grab a cocktail. As well as some great outdoor games including table tennis, speed stacks and sacks.  

 
Finally, the one ‘facility’ or feature if you like of the hotel that seems to fit nowhere else, and yet is probably one of the most major selling points of the hotel. The ability to enter both of the Universal parks one hour before the general public. That’s almost a fast pass in itself. A chance to jump the queues on your favourite rides.


In conclusion, it’s certainly not my standard priced hotel. However, if we’re talking solely based on value for money I’d say that Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando is absolutely fantastic! Every second we spent at the hotel was magical and it made our entire time at the Universal parks ten times better when compared to staying either in an hotel on I-Drive or in a villa.

I wouldn’t recommend a fourteen night stay at this hotel (unless you’re mega rich) however a couple of nights here while you’re visiting the Universal parks is certainly going to take a load off and make your entire vacation much more enjoyable.

My final words on the value of the hotel would be this. There’s no smaller room than the one designed for four people. If you get four people in the room then at just short of $40 a night per person it’s outstanding value for money. Especially if you’re splitting the cost with family and friends. My personal downside to the value for money is there’s no standard double rooms. They all have the capability to sleep four people, with two beds. So put two people in the same room and the value per night per person is $80. What I believe it would have been good to see is a standard double room with just one bed that was financially somewhere in the middle.

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