Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Welcome Artefes Hotel welcomes Artefes Hotel located in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul, a metropolis of 15 million people, is often described as "the crossroads of Europe and Asia" - a heaving bazaar-city of carpets and caravanserais with an imperial history stretching back for more than 1,500 years. The city center, including the areas referred to as 'the old city' and 'the new city', which are separated by the estuary of the Golden Horn, is located on the European side of Istanbul, on the Western side of the Bosphorus Strait. Its varied history is mirrored by the stunning Ottoman mosques, classical columns, Byzantine structures, ancient city walls and fine churches. A fine example of this is Haghia Sophia, or Church of Divine Wisdom and Topkapi Palace is another Istanbul must-see. Famous for its markets and bazaars, bed and breakfast travelers should also check out the Covered or Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Get away to Yildiz Park with its woodland and landscaped gardens or take in culture pure at the Archaeological Museums or the Istanbul Modern Museum. Whatever your pleasure, let IBBP help you to find the ideal accommodation for your unforgettable visit to Istanbul.

Artefes is a boutique hotel located at the heart of Istanbul's historical peninsula. It is in the center of the Old City,within walking distance of most of the major sites.

The hotel offers a daily four-course menu of regional Turkish specialties and Ottoman classics either inside or out on the terrace, with a magical view of the Marmara Sea.

A choice of Turkish wines and local / imported drinks are served in our roof top bar and Lobby.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Welcome Caballero San Juan in Barcelona, Spain welcomes its newest memberCaballero San Juan located in Barcelona, Spain.

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona sits at the northeast end of the Costa Brava, Spain's gateway to the Mediterranean. Barcelona has managed to combine the best in innovative contemporary culture with a rich history and tradition. It is filled with landmark buildings and world-class museums. These include the famed Church of the Sacred Family, the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, the famous tree-lined promenade cutting through the heart of the old quarter, the Casa Batllo and the National Museum of Catalonia. A half-hour flight east will land you on any of the Balearic Islands--fast-paced Majorca, rowdy Ibiza, or sleepy Minorca. Explore the Gothic Quarter, take part in the lively night life or visit the harbor of Port Vell. The possibilities are endless. So make sure your trip to Spain includes a visit to Barcelona where we offer a variety of bed and breakfasts for every taste and budget.

Caballero San Juan is ideally placed in the heart of the city, with Las Ramblas, the Cathedral, the bohemian Gothic Quarter, the vibrant Born area and Barceloneta beaches, all on your doorstep. Not forgetting the plethora of fine restaurants, bars and clubs which can all be easily reached on foot from the guesthouse.

Guests can enjoy the use of a spacious, elegantly furnished living/dining room, which provides the ideal place for relaxing and taking a break from the bustling city life. Also, for those that enjoy the independence of self catering accommodation there is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal.

With our friendly staff on hand to answer any of your questions and share their knowledge of the city, Caballero San Juan makes a wonderful home from home.

The décor throughout is stylish and cosy and rooms come with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay at a reduced price.

There are four types of rooms available:
Double or triple rooms with private bathroom: ideal for those who desire comfort at a very competitive rate. The rooms are spacious and brightly lit with either a Queen Size bed or three individual beds, and a complete bathroom with shower. The bathroom is located in the room next door but is for their exclusive use.

Double or triple rooms with shared bathroom: bright and airy rooms, most with a balcony or terrace. The bathroom is shared, at most with one or two other rooms, depending on occupation. Daily cleaning services guarantee that you will always find the bathroom in perfect condition.

Linen and towels are provided.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Welcome Le Prieuré du Château de Biron would like to welcome our newest member, Le Prieuré du Château de Biron in Dordogne Valley, France.

The historic village of Biron is located in southwestern France in the beautiful Aquitaine region and is dominated by the vast, medieval Chateau de Biron. Bed and breakfast travelers will enjoy the scenic, unspoiled countryside with outdoor activities ranging from canoeing, swimming and biking to hiking, horseback riding, golfing and tennis. There are numerous historic villages and countless other castles in the area. Other tourist attractions include wine tours and tasting, ancient caves, colorful markets, selling anything from delicious, homegrown foods to jewelry, pottery and antiques, balloon rides and a number of art exhibits, concerts and theater productions.

Le Prieuré at Château de Biron is a luxury Bed & Breakfast, located in a hilltop village in the beautiful Dordogne region of southwest France. The area is known for its medieval towns, bastides and villages, its ancient caves of earliest mankind, its beautiful, unspoiled countryside and its temperate climate, with abundant sunshine, making it one of the world's foremost wine-producing regions. Its 5 large bedrooms and 1 apartment are both beautiful and luxurious, with ancient fireplaces, ensuite elegant bathrooms and breathtaking panoramic views from every window. The building is historically significant, dating back 500 years. The ancient bread oven the monks used from the 1500 into the 1700s to bake bread for the villagers remains at the property. Sunsets are breathtaking. Le Prieuré's French and American owners offer guests a warm welcome. Every effort is made to accommodate guests' needs, with elegance and attention to detail making this a place one can never forget.