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Recent Europe reviews

  • Excellent Location

    "We were a family of four staying here for a week. The accomodations were adequate for the four of us. JN had an additional bed put in the apartment for us. The location is great as Montmartre truly is one of the nicest neighborhoods to stay from what we could see in our travels. Having the subway station 50 meters away made Paris at our doorstep. The only negative is that the apartment is on ground level and as mentioned in many old European buildings, soundproofing is not great. If you are a light sleeper, it could be an issue. Overall, I would recommend this location for a Paris base."
    Guest: Paul J. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • Beautiful property in lovely, peaceful surroundings

    "Lovely, spacious property, very clean and well presented although a bit off the beaten track. Would have liked map co-ordinates to put into SatNav as took a bit of finding in the dark and driving rain! Definitely need a car but ideal base for touring. Enjoyed closeness of beach and the weather was gorgeous after first day!"
    Guest: Nanna Gillipops Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • Best,best,best¡¡¡¡

    "We spent a 5 days in Jose'simmaculate, very comfortable apartment. The apartment is exactly as described and pictured. We endorse all the positive comments made by other reviewers. Everything you need is provided in the apartment. The location was ideal for us. It is convenient for visiting Barcelona's many attractions on foot or by metro as well as being a quiet haven for sleeping at night. Close at hand are metro stops, grocery and other shopping and bars and cafes. Barcelona is a standout city to visit. We have been twice and love it to bits. The other standout for us this time was Jose. He is the best host i have had for many times.. Jose was always prompt with replies and very helpful before we booked and arrived. All the information you need about the apartment and about Barcelona is available in the apartmen. Jose met us at the apartment when we arrived, explained everything about the apartment including how to use the appliances (always helpful!), showed us where amenities like the supermarkets were and gave us local restaurant recommendations. (Sadly one restaurant just across the road that Jose told us was recommended by some of her other tenants (Portoles) was always full when we tried to eat there - so we suggest if they take bookings be sure to book!) Jose marked tourist attractions on a map and explained exactly how to get there. Jose was just a call, text or email away if there were any problems during our stay (there weren't) and booked us a taxi for our departure. He came to make sure it arrived on time and to bid us safe travels even though it was only 7am when we left. A terrific apartment, great location, lovely people. Highly recommended.I"
    Guest: Miquelito Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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Europe Travel Tips

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the U.S. and bonjour, ciao or hola to Europe, here are some country highlights and other tips to get you started on planning your perfect European getaway:

European Travel Tips

There’s a lot to keep in mind when traveling across the pond, especially to a country where you don’t speak the language. Though Europe is a collection of diverse countries, there are some general things to know about this Old World continent that will help you plan and enjoy your trip.

- Learn a few polite key words, standard greetings and salutations in each country that you visit, including: good morning, how are you, I’m fine, thank you and please. Another helpful phrase that needs no explanation is: “Where is the bathroom?”

- In the majority of European locales, waiters and other restaurant workers are paid full salaries and don’t depend on tips as wait staff do in the U.S. It’s standard to leave just a few Euro (unless you have a very large group) as a tip for each meal.

- Before leaving for your trip, make sure your passport is up-to-date, as well as your license if you plan to rent a car. Check in with your bank to let them know you’ll be vacationing in Europe so they are aware and don’t freeze your account. Ask about their credit and debit card policies for ATM use abroad.

- Pack lightly, if you can! Many charming old buildings in Europe don’t have elevators, so it won’t be fun to carry a very heavy bag up several flights of stairs. Also, if you forget some essentials, you should be able to find what you need abroad.

-Purchase converters and adapters so you can charge your phone, dry your hair and plug in your laptop without ruining your devices or blowing out the power.

Italy

Italy is one of the top spots for Americans on their European travels due to its seductive culture, scenic landscapes, ancient history and rich cuisine. Some of the best things to do in Italy are to wander down narrow, ancient streets and duck into various opulent and ancient churches. Indulge in the Italian tradition of a four-hour meal in a fancy restaurant, relishing in “il dolce di fare niente” - the beauty of doing nothing. Here are some of the must-see cities and sights on your Italian vacation:

Rome

Your Roman holiday will be filled with architectural gems known the world over. Take a tour of the Colosseum, spend a few hours traversing the ruins and stare up at remarkably well-preserved temples in the Roman Forum. Walk down an unassuming, narrow alley until you emerge in a wide-open piazza and are graced by the magnificence of the Pantheon. Other must-visits are the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the fountains of Piazza Navona and the Borghese Gardens. Grab gelato at tiny Old Bridge and massive La Palma - two of the best gelaterias in the city.

Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is romantically written about by authors around the world, and when you pay a visit to Siena, Florence or the smaller surrounding cities, you’ll know why. Stay at a bed and breakfast in the rolling, sunflower-laden countryside outside Siena, and make sure to spend some time in the city center as well - Piazza del Campo (the town square) and the Siena Cathedral are particularly breathtaking. In Florence, the center of the European Renaissance, make an appointment ahead of time for the renowned Uffizi Gallery, shop for gold jewelry on Ponte Vecchio, climb the steep steps inside the Florence Duomo for thrilling views and don’t miss seeing Michelangelo’s famous “David” at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

United Kingdom

The U.K. is a good place to visit for your first trip to Europe because there’s no need to learn a new language. You might want to learn a few British slang words though: A restroom is “the loo,” a stroller is a “pram” and “knockered” means completely exhausted. Here are some tips and top spots for U.K. holidays:

London, England

London is a massive, cosmopolitan city brimming with culture, history and fun. While you are here, take a ride on the London Eye, tour Her Majesty’s Buckingham Palace, learn about the sordid and magnificent history of the Tower of London and make an appointment ahead of time to climb the 334 steps up Big Ben’s belfry for excellent views of Westminster. Also, take advantage of London’s fabulous museums such as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, an architectural gem that holds the Rosetta Stone and other famous antiquities - they’re all free to visit! Your trip will not be complete without a shopping trip at Harrod’s and a stroll through part of the 350-acre Hyde Park.

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is known for its emerald countryside and scenic cliffs overlooking the sea. While in Dublin, one of the top things to do is visit the ancient Dublin and Malahide castles. Walk through the historic, gothic-style St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, have a picnic in Phoenix Park or St. Stephen’s Green and go shopping on quaint Grafton Street. Other must-visits are the Trinity College Library, the Kilmainham Gaol panopticon prison and the National Museum Ireland. Take a tour and raise a glass at the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.

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