Friday, February 27, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes San Felicissimo Bed and Breakfast in Purgia, Italy.
The medieval city of Perugia, capital of the Umbria region, is perched atop a hill and surrounded by pastoral countryside. It offers bed and breakfast travelers art, culture and history away from the crowds, but yet only a one and a half hour drive from Rome and Florence. Some of the important tourist sites include the Duomo, the Cathedral of San Pietro, Lake Trasimeno, the National Archaeological Museum and the Galleria Nazional dell'Umbria Palazzo dei Priori. Bed and breakfast travelers will also enjoy fine restaurants and many events throughout the year such as the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and the Eurochocolate in October.
The San Felicissimo bed and breakfast is situated on the lovely hill of Poggio Pelliccione only 4 km from the historical centre of Perugia, with magnificient views of Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli.
The proximity to Perugia, administrative center of Umbria, a town of great artistic interest, makes the bed and breakfast's position ideal for visiting other artistic towns in Umbria, such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto and the Trasimeno lake.
From San Felicissimo in fact the main events in Umbria and to Perugia can easy be followed: Umbria Jazz, Perugia cuore d'arte, Perugia città museo, Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio, Calendimaggio in Assisi, Infiorata di Spello, National Gallery of Umbria , Eurochocolate in Perugia. Here one can go for peaceful walks, swim in the large swimming - pool, in the relaxing atmosphere, typical of the Umbria countryside.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes our newest member Green Bay Apartment in Panama City, Panama.
Panama City, capital and largest city of Panama, is located on Panama's central coast, near the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. Bed and breakfast travelers will discover that Panama City combines the modern elements of a metropolis with its tall buildings, its wonderful department stores, its incredible mansions, hotels and casinos, with the old historic area known as Panama La Vieja and the colonial atmosphere of the Casco Viejo. By night Panama City is full of energy and excitement, with unlimited options, whether it is a cultural night at the theater or a night visiting restaurants, bars and clubs. Other attractions include the Metropolitan Cathedral, The Canal Museum, Bolivar Plaza, the Presidential Palace, the Panama Canal, Summit Biological Garden, Soberania National Park and the Metropolitan National Park.
Green Bay apartments in Costa del Este is located on the 11th to 14th floor of this new restricted access community finished in February 2009. Here you will experience a lifestyle comparable to Florida or California modern condos.
The apartment is located across the street from Plaza Cristal where you can find the services you'll need during your stay. The attractive world of Panama la Vieja, the first Spanish rich colonial town of the isthmus, destroyed by the british bucaneer Capitan Morgan, is a few minutes away walking. Costa del Este is near the center and the business area, only 10 minutes by car through the Corredor Sur bridge, and 10 minutes from the Tocumen Internacional Airport.
The apartment has a large living-room with dining-room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry area with service bathroom, a large balcony, and 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The 120 square meter apartment provides all types of comforts; it is simply but modernly decorated, in a stylish way. All rooms have wide windows and panoramic views on the park and the bay. The living room offers a 40 inche plasma tv with 70 channels Cable TV. Free internet WIFI connection available.
The main bedroom has a double queen bed and ensuite bathroom, walk-in wide closet and an extra private 28 inches plasma TV. Another room has a queen size bed, and the third room a twin bed. Each bedroom is equipped with brand new silent air-conditioning independent unit.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes back innkeepers Erwin and Etha Frenkel of The Frenkels in Galilee located in Korazim, Upper Galilee Israel.
The bed and breakfast is situated in the village of Korazim overlooking the Sea of Galilee, astride the ancient routes and sites so prominent in the history of ancient Israel and in the New Testament. Never more than a short ride away are the hiking and horseback trails of northern Israel, the beaches and boats of the Sea of Galilee, the bird sanctuaries of the Hula wetlands, the rafting delights of the river Jordan, and much more.
Framed by a young olive grove and lovingly tended flower gardens, the home contains three distinctly styled air-conditioned suites with outside entrances, one of which is wheelchair accessible. Each suite has a bedroom, sitting room (or area), cable TV, wireless internet, mini-fridge, coffee-tea corner, and private bathroom. A full Israeli breakfast, complemented with homemade breads and jams, waffles or pancakes, is served in the breakfast room overlooking the olive grove and the Sea of Galilee beyond. A shaded balcony is available for enjoyment of the early morning calm or a late afternoon coffee with your hosts, retired newspaper editor and psychologist. Frenkels is recommended in Fodor's Israel Guide (6th edition--p.252)and in the Lonely Planet Guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories (p.258)
Monday, February 23, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes back our friends at Canalhouse Bed and Breakfast in Haarlem, Noord Holland.
Canalhouse Bed and Breakfast in Haarlem offers visitors accommodations in the city center of beautiful Haarlem, situated between Amsterdam and the coast. The bed and breakfast is situated on a canal, just in the center of town. Numerous restaurants and bistro's are just around the corner.
Haarlem is located in the center of Holland, just 10 miles from Amsterdam and is best known as the historical capital of the Holland earldom, the countytown of North Holland province, and the birthplace of Frans Hals. Area attractions worth a look include, the Frans Hals museum with paintings, 19C dolls house, Delfts Blauw earthenware, Teylers museum( the oldest in Holland), almshouses (about 500 years old), Cathedrals as Grote Kerk (1400). Other attractions close by include Spaarndam, the picturesque village best known for its smoked eal, Zandvoort, a seaside resort with a motor racing track & casino, Bloemendaal behind the dunes where villas stretch over wooded hills, the ruin of Brederoode Castle, the National Park on the long line of dunes with footpaths.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes back Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana. This Charming Bed and Breakfast is nestled among the centuries old oaks on the famed streetcar line. The bed and breakfast is an 1891 Thomas Sully Queen Ann style mansion and features original high ceilings, hardwood floors and period furnishings throughout.
The guestrooms are located on three levels accessible from our grand staircase. All rooms are unique and have been lovingly decorated by the owners. Each accommodation offers private bath facilities; many have spacious sitting areas and views of St. Charles Avenue.
The bed and breakfast's personalized service will put you in touch with restaurants, arts and cultural events, museums, sightseeing, antique shops, and tours. Take a casual stroll to unique shopping on Magazine Street, where you will find specialty boutiques, fine bistros and lively nightspots. Notable restaurants in our immediate include Commander’s Palace, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico, Upperline, Pascal Manale’s, Copeland’s, Fat Harry’s Pub, and Cannon’s (next door). Enjoy the excitement of Mardi gras celebration just steps from your room where you can watch all 18 Mardi Gras parades that march down St. Charles Avenue in front of our inn! Your innkeepers, Joe and Bebe, invite you to drift back to the splendor of the past during your visit to New Orleans.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes our newest member, Joan's on Joans Bed and Breakfast in beautiful Savannah Georgia. This unique bed and breakfast welcomes you to experience the opportunity of staying in an authentic historic home where the innkeepers live right upstairs! The large, private-access suites are furnished in period antiques and offer luxury amenities such as goosedown pillows and duvets, fresh fruit and flowers, and a bottle of wine to greet you.
Savannah is a historic Southern city nestled on the Savannah River at the top of Georgia's 100-mile coast. This enchanting city boasts over 1000 restored buildings in its 2/12 mile square historic district. Bed and breakfast visitors to this area can enjoy numerous activities including visiting historical sites and museums, dining at fine restaurants, browsing through quaint shops, relaxing and playing on sandy beaches, and more.
When you are ready to plan your trip, don't forget to consult Joan and Gary Levy, innkeepers of the Joan's on Joans Bed and Breakfast.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes our newest member, The Cottages at Cabot Cove, a magical enclave of 16 new and unique cottages in Kennebunkport, Maine, all nestled in an idyllic tidal cove-side setting perfect for a romantic escape. Come stay for a night, or two, or more.
“Cottage” – one little word that says so much… evoking sweet memories of summers past, contentment, and a simpler way of life. Each intimate cottage has its own charm and personality; each is beautifully decorated by a different interior designer. The cottages were featured in the April 2006 issues of Coastal Living magazine which titled them “the cutest cottages ever” and Portland Magazine which dubbed them “Love Shacks”… Need we say more.
Kennebunkport is a small coastal village on Maine's York County Coast. Kennebunkport has much to offer bed and breakfast visitors: beach activities, shopping, dining, local theater, ongoing festivals, and antiquing. Additional activities include whale watching, sailing, golf, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Kennebunkport is an easy 40 minute drive from Portland, Maine and a two hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Just in time for the GSMA conference held February 16th - 20th, IBBP.com welcomes The Boutique Hotel. This hotel is a chic and stylish hotel in central Barcelona. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the hotel lies just minutes from Gaudí's Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and the exclusive boutiques and restaurants of Passeig de Gracia.
Housed in a building dating back to 1894, the hotel retains a modernist elegance yet combines this with contemporary interiors.
The quality and design of the hotel is evident in the materials that have been used, with the finest marble, textiles and furnishings imported from around the world to complete the interior.
With its attention to detail, luxurious interiors, and 24-hour staff to cater to your needs, the Boutique Hotel Barcelona is sure to be the perfect setting for your visit.
The hotel features complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel as well as a lounge with a PC, and a small bar where you can relax after a long day shopping or sightseeing.
Monday, February 2, 2009
IBBP.com welcomes 1800 Devonfield Inn located in Lee, Massachusetts.
This spacious 32-acre estate in the Berkshire Mountains was established more than 200 years ago and is now home to its owners, Ronnie and Bruce Singer , visiting guests from neighboring states and many European travelers. The Singers, former residents from Miami Beach, fell in love with Devonfield and purchased it in 2005 with a strong desire to preserve one of Lee’s historic treasures. The stately English country inn is situated only two miles from the picturesque historic village of Stockbridge, home of the famed Norman Rockwell Museum, and less than five minutes from Main Street in downtown Lee. This exquisite Federal-style residence was renovated and expanded in the 1930s and officially became an inn in 1980. Ardent preservationists, the present-day proprietors have maintained the original character with antique wood floors, handsome built-ins and picture windows, and have gradually enhanced the property with central air conditioning, updated baths and modern amenities to entice the most experienced traveler. A heated swimming pool and tennis court grace the picnic-perfect premises; touring bicycles and an archery range are always available. Leisure time can also be enjoyed horseback riding or hot air ballooning and luxury spas offer stress-relieving pampering. Winter sports are plentiful so the inn supplies snowshoes and sleds for invigorating recreation—cross-country skiers can glide on snowfields and downhill ski slopes are just a short drive away.
A rich sense of history is felt upon entering Devonfield Inn. The house, originally built by a Revolutionary Soldier in 1800, was modernized and landscaped in the early 1900s by George Westinghouse Jr., the son of the famous inventor.Considered one of the grand “Berkshire Cottages”, the inn has hosted distinguished visitors including Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942. “Every guest of the inn is treated like royalty and those that return, many three to four times a year, say that they feel as though they are in someone’s beautiful, private home” said Singer. The spacious living room showcases a baby grand piano to play and the hospitality includes a menu book of fine restaurants with concierge service gladly provided for dining and all sorts of activities. A true respite from everyday worries, the exclusive inn is often a romantic destination—an extraordinary place where marriage proposals, weddings, anniversaries and family reunions are celebrated year-round. It is quite fitting that Devonfield Inn has been honored as “Inn of the Year 2008” in Pamela Lanier’s famed international guide to specialty lodging.
The Berkshires resort region is a cultural arts mecca featuring great symphony, theater and dance performances; museums, galleries and historical points of interest; world-class golf and nature trails, as well as gourmet dining, antique and boutique shopping. Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and the Berkshire Theater Festival are just a few of the renowned performing arts venues.