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Arka Barka Hostel

I’m staying on a floating hostel which is really nice. You can feel the barge float and swing at night when there is strong wind, but it  is actually quite relaxing. You live pretty much in the city but it doesn’t feel like it. I’m staying at Arka Barka hostel in Belgrade, Serbia



Floating Hostel Arkabarka

Bulevar Nikole Tesle

Београд 11070


Excelsior Grand Hotel, Malta

Conveniently located at 5  to 10 minutes walk to Valetta’s main gate( Ask the concierge for the short-cut) and bus terminal, the hotel offers resort-like features like Spa, Pool and Mini-beach. The hotel is quite a big, there were a lot of people during my stay but I never felt it was too crowded. Save perhaps during check-in, I had to wait 30 minutes to avail of my room after official check-in time.

I recommend this hotel for families, couples and History buffs ( you’re literally with the bastions of Valetta). The pool is quite grand and the setting is beautiful. You and your kids would definitely find something to appreciate here. You have a good choice of restaurants with Valetta centre just minutes away.

The hotel has a private Marina, and I have to say that I enjoyed my night promenades by the sea, the complex is quite big!

The room that I had was big, clean and convenient, though some would find the room design a bit dated. One thing which is odd is that you have to order what you want in the mini-bar in advance. I think that defeats the purpose of the mini-bar, which is to have standard drinks and food without moments notice.

During my 5 day stay what I really have to note is the hospitality of the staff, they have made my stay quite enjoyable. They’ve been really professional, I didn’t experience any faux pas from their behalf.

Note: I didn’t give 5 star to the Spa as you have to pay extra for the Sauna and the Steam bath.




  Great Siege Road, Valletta, Island of Malta FRN1810, Malta

Accommodation Type: *****

Moevenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis – A nice hotel to relax in la Marsa

The hotel is right at the edge of the public beach front of la Marsa but it has got a private beach. The Hamam/Spa facilities are top notch and it’s good that it’s free for hotel guests.

The only issue I had was its location — you’ll need a taxi to go to other interesting spots around Tunis. The room, I had was not big but it had all the amenities one should expect from a hotel of this standing.

There weren’t many guests when I was there (May 20)… but that for me is a big +

Address: Avenue Taieb Mhiri BP 36, La Marsa 2078, Tunisia 

Accommodation Type: *****