Friday, August 14, 2009

Guest Reviewer: Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta

Our first "guest" reviewer is Alastair Fry. He visited the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Malta and wrote the following:


The Grand Hotel Excelsior is most certainly grand, and designed to fit seemlessly into its ancient backdrop. Looking like a huge cruise liner at dock, this sleek stone and glass building has been sculpted into the fortified battlements that have protected Valleta since the times of the Knights of St. John.



Built in 2007, the 5-star hotel has already become one of the landmark hotels of this stunning city, the stone weathering beautifully to take on the colours and patterns of the 16th century walls into which it is wedged.

Just a few minutes walk from the Valleta city gates, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Excelsior is a calm and luxurious oasis, sandwiched between the Great Siege Road that skirts the compact city and fascinating and bustling Marsamxett Harbour. But don't expect to find banana boats and jet skis to take your interest and fill your ears. From any number of vantage points - your balcony, the 6th floor Harbour View, the Chartroom Bar or the stunning poolisde - you'll be treated to view of super yachts, fisherman in their one-man craft, colourful, traditional Maltese luzzus, navy vessels and an assortment of sailing yachts all clamouring for your attention against the backdrop of the harbour and Manoel Island.

The pool area is certainly on of the highlights of the hotel with a large outdoor pool bedecked with loungers and umbrellas. From here you can watch the Maltese maritime world go by. An equally grand indoor pool will suit those wanting to escape the rays of the sun.

Indoors, guests can relax in a number of bars and restaurants, where attentive staff wait on you with pleasure.

The Yacht Club is a superb place to enjoy dinner as you watch harbour life, fireworks and listen to the daily thuds and blasts of ceremonial and festival canon fire.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hotels on Facebook

Updated 06/03/2010


In addition to our popular "Hotels on Twitter" list, we're proud to present our "Hotels on Facebook" list.

As always, if you know of any that aren't listed here, please let us know (via email, Facebook, Twitter or comment below) and we'll add them as quickly as possible.

If you're on Facebook, we invite you to be our "fan" there as well!

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Alabama

Birminghan
Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park
Holiday Inn Express Ironside

Cullman
Hampton Inn

Daphne
Hampton Inn

Mobile
Holiday Inn Downtown




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Cottonwood
Desert Rose B&B

Scottsdale
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Show Low
Best Western Paint Pony Lodge

Williams
Comfort Inn near Grand Canyon





Arkansas

Conway
Holiday Inn Express

Hot Springs
Staybridge Suites

Little Rock
Holiday Inn Express North




California

Burlingame
Crowne Plaza SFO

Carlsbad
Tamarack Beach Resort

Cathedral City
Doral Desert Princess Resort

Costa Mesa
Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa

Dixon
Best Western

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Candlewood Suites Spectrum
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Hyatt Regency

La Quinta
La Quinta Resort & Club

Los Angeles
Embassy Suites LAX
Holiday Inn LAX

Menlo Park
Best Western Riviera

Milpitas
Embassy Suites

Mountain View
Best Western Mountain View Inn

Palm Springs
Holiday Inn

Redwood City
Best Western Executive Suites

Rohnert Park
Hampton Inn & Suites

Rowland Heights
Best Western Executive Inn

Sacramento
Residence Inn Airport Natomas

San Clemente
Comfort Suites

Santa Cruz
Best Western All Suite Inn
Holiday Inn Express

San Diego
Best Western Mission Bay by SeaWorld
Doubletree Golf Resort
Half Moon Inn & Suites

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Embassy Suites SFO
Hotel Nikko

Santa Monica
Holiday Inn

Santa Ynez
Santa Ynez Inn

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Holiday Inn Express

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Crowne Plaza

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Yuba City Hotel Palisade







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Hartford




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Bear
AmericInn

Dover
Microtel
Sheraton

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Doubletree




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Washington
Willard InterContinental




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Orlando/Kissimmee/Lake Buena Vista
Best Western Lake Buena Vista
Bonnet Creek
Comfort Suites Maingate East
Gaylord Palms
Hampton Inn I-Drive
Hilton Downtown Disney
Holiday Inn Main Gate East
Holiday Inn WDW
Hyatt Regency MCO

Bradenton
Wingate Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch

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Hampton Inn

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Hawks Cay Resort

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Hilton Garden Inn Airport/FGCU
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Fort Walton Beach
Holiday Inn

Gainesville
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn University Center

Indiatlantic
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Jacksonville
Courtyard Marriott Flagler Center

Key Largo
Marriott Key Largo Bay
Ramada

Marco Island
Olde Marco Inn

Naples
GreenLinks Golf Resort & Conference Center

Ocala
Hilton

Panama City Beach
Beach Club Motel
Bikini Beach Motel
Celadon Beach Resort
Chateau Motel
Driftwood Lodge
Dunes of Panama
Flamingo Motel
Grand Cayman Motel
Grand Panama
Osprey Motel
Palmetto Motel
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
Seascape Inn
Shores of Panama
Shores of Panama
Sleep Inn & Suites
Summit
Treasure Island Resort Rentals

Sarasota
Hilton Garden Inn
Sleep Inn Airport

Seagrove Beach
Dunes of Seagrove

Titusville
Casa Coquina B&B

Viera
Hampton Inn

Weston
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure

West Palm Beach
Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport
Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Hotel & Convention Center




Georgia

Atlanta
Doubletree Buckhead
Hampton Inn Northlake

Brunswick
Embassy Suites

Locust Grove
Red Roof Inn

Tybee Island
Atlantis Inn




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Honolulu
Aston Waikiki Joy





Idaho

Boise
Candlewood Suites Meridian
Country Inn & Suites West
Hotel 43




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Aurora
Candlewood Suites

Buffalo Grove
Wyndham Garden

Chicago
Comfort Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
Hyatt McCormick
Hyatt Regency
Sofitel

Rochelle
Holiday Inn Express

Rosemont
Doubletree O'Hare
Embassy Suites O'Hare

Schaumburg
Candlewood Suites

Skokie
Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore

Vernon Hills
Hotel Indigo

Candlewood Suites Chicago/Northbrook/Wheeling



Indiana

Corydon
Holiday Inn Express

Edinburgh
Hampton Inn Columbus
Holiday Inn Express Columbus/Edinburgh

Fishers
Hampton Inn & Suites

Greenwood
Holiday Inn Express

Indianapolis
Hampton Inn Indianapolis NE / Castleton
Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South Keystone

Nashville
Comfort Inn

Portage
Country Inn & Suites at the Port

Seymour
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express




Iowa

Dubuque
Country Inn & Suites

Esterville
Sleep Inn & Suites




Kansas

Olathe
Residence Inn

Wichita
Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites



Kentucky

Georgetown
Holiday Inn Lexington North

Lexington
SpringHill Suites Near the University of Kentucky




Louisiana

New Orleans
Crowne Plaza Airport




Maine

Portland
Courtyard by Marriott Airport

Waterville
Holiday Inn




Maryland

Baltimore
Best Western
Tremonts

Columbia
Hilton

Frederick
Best Western

Linthicum
Hilton Garden Inn BWI
Holiday Inn BWI

Ocean City
Holiday Inn

Silver Springs
Crowne Plaza



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Boston
Best Western Terrace Inn
Copley Square
Courtyard by Marriott Copley Square

Brookline
Holiday Inn

Cambridge
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge

Eastham
Four Points by Sheraton Cape Cod

Falmouth
Holiday Inn Cape Cod

Mansfield
Holiday Inn Mansfield/Foxboro

Provincetown
Surfside Hotel & Suites

Rockland
Holiday Inn



Michigan

Allen Park
Best Western Greenfield Inn

Calumet
AmerInn Lodge & Suites

Chelsea
Holiday Inn Express

Grand Haven
Khardomah Lodge

Kalamazoo
Baymont Inn

Ludington
Best Western Splash Park Inn

Novi
The Baronette




Minnesota



Mississippi

New Albany
Hampton Inn




Missouri

St. Louis
Comfort Inn Westport

Springfield
Comfort Inn & Suites




Nebraska

La Vista
Embassy Suites Omaha

Omaha
Hilton




Nevada

Las Vegas
Holiday Inn



New Hampshire

Dover
Comfort Inn & Suites

Keene
Holiday Inn Express

Manchester
Holiday Inn Airport

Salem
Holiday Inn




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Frenchtown
The National Hotel

Seacaucus
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Homewood Suites Newark / Wilmington South




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Crowne Plaza

East Elmhurst
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Fairfield Inn

Hauppauge
Holiday Inn Express

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Comfort Inn

Jamaica
Courtyard by Marriott JFK

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Comfort Inn

Lake Placid
Courtyard by Marriott
High Peaks

New York
Buckingham
Comfort Inn Midtown
Hotel at Times Square
Mela
La Quinta Manhattan
Ramada Inn Eastside
Red Roof Inn
Residence Inn Times Square
Roosevelt
Sofitel

Poughkeepsie
Holiday Inn Express

Rochester
Days Inn Thruway

Utica
Hampton Inn

Waterloo
Holiday Inn Seneca Falls

Woodbury
Inn at Fox Hollow



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Asheville
Hampton Inn Biltmore Square
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Charlotte
Hampton Inn Gastonia

Fletcher
Hampton Inn & Suites Airport

Greensboro
Hampton Inn Airport

Raleigh
Hampton Inn & Suites Brier Creek

Wilmington
Residence Inn Landfall



Ohio

Canton
Courtyard by Marriott

Cincinnati
Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati West

Columbus
Hilton Polaris

Edinburgh
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Edinburgh

Forest Park
Comfort Suites

Green
Cambria Suites Akron/Canton Airport

Hillard
Hampton Inn & Suites

Mentor
Residence Inn




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Norman
NCED Conference Center & Hotel

Oklahoma City
Cambria Suites
Hilton Garden Inn Quail Springs

Tulsa
Mayo Hotel




Pennsylvania

Blairsville
Hampton Inn & Suites

Coraopolis
Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh Airport

Dansville
Super 8

Gettysburg
Days Inn

King of Prussia
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Leighton
Hampton Inn

Malvern
Holiday Inn Express

Mercer
Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City
Holiday Inn Express Grove City

Newtown
Homewood Suites

Philadelphia
Four Points by Sheraton NE

Pittsburgh
Doubletree Hotel & Suites City Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport

State College
Ramada

Washington
Holiday Inn



South Carolina

Charleston
Holiday Inn Airport & Convention Center
Staybridge Suites North Charleston

Florence
Hilton Garden Inn

Greenville
Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Head
Holiday Inn Oceanfront
ResortQuest Vacation Rentals

Myrtle Beach
Springmaid Beach Resort

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbia SE / Fort Jackson




South Dakota

Brookings
Hampton Inn & Suites

Rapid City
Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza




Tenneseee

Brentwood
Hampton Inn Nashville/Brentwood I-65S

Chattanooga
Best Western Battlefield Inn
Days Inn Rivergate

Gatlinburg
Garden Plaza
Hampton Inn

Kodak
Baymont Inn & Suites

Nashville
Gaylord Opryland
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Airport
Hotel Preston

Pigeon Forge
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express & Suites



Texas
San Antonio



Charleston
Comfort Inn

Morgantown