Travel

 

The Glitz and Glamour of Hotel Estherea, Amsterdam

During my weekend in Amsterdam (well more 3 days), I stayed at the highly-reviewed and most intriguing Hotel Estherea. Upon arrival, it was more beautiful than I could imagine and the welcome was charming. But as I had never been to a fancy hotel before, I was awestruck. The diamond chandeliers stretched down to velvet sofas,  bouquets of roses and orchids donned the oaken tables and best of all there is a  service where you can have as many coffees, hot chocolates, biscuits, sweets but the best out of all of them is you can have as much tea as you want and all for free! Our room was rather large and contained a bathroom with his and hers sinks, a shower and a bath; a double bed; views over the canal and all laid out perfectly. As we stayed from the twelfth to the fifteenth we were there over Valentine’s Day and Hotel Estherea celebrated it in style. As I opened the door to go get more tea, a crimson coloured; heat-shaped balloon burst into the room. It must of been tied to the door handle and had a jar of chocolates knotted to it. Hotel Estherea probably sounds a million-pound resort it’s not, for all the services and everything else it is at an incredible value.

Do you have any hotels you were awestruck at? Please tell me in the comments below.

For now, until next time…

 

Dreaming of Walberswick

As the rain keeps us indoors and miserable, i just can’t help dreaming of our Easter Holiday to Waalberswick in Suffolk…

For me, ;personally; the sea is a special place with its rolling waves, adorable coastal towns and refreshing walks along its shores it’s a wonder everybody doesn’t live near it! Sadly, (however much i love it) the sea isn’t somewhere I visit very often due to how far away it is. So, when you do get those occasional trips you treasure them even more…

Walberswick was a village that we had heard about from its neighbour Southwold (a larger coastal town) but we didn’t want too many people around us Walberswick was the perfect option. It is famed for its crabs so we had awful fun fishing them out, seeing who got the most then popping them back in the sea. The beach ;which stretches along the coastline; leads all the way up to the colourful beach-huts, towering lighthouse and extensive pier of Southwold. And it’s only a short (but charming) stroll.

Are you going or have gone somewhere coastal you treasure? Maybe you will go back again like we did to Walberswick many a time.

But for now, until next time…