Exotic Garden and Cave, Monaco (Jardin Exotique de Monaco)


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The Jardin Exotique de Monaco is a beautifully-landscaped cliff-side garden that completes with a visit to a spectacular cave system.

The entrance is at the top of the cliff and you walk down through the garden and then down 220 steps to the bottom of the cave. The steps in the (humid) cave are slippery and uneven – it’s a hard climb back up. If you have any problems walking or climbing then I’d avoid at least the cave trip.

There’s a good interactive map here.

We purchased a joint ticket that provided entrance to the garden/cave and the Oceanographic Museum (not within walking distance) – which is actually a really good aquarium. That saved 30% against the price of two separate purchases.

The garden walk is self-guided. The cave tour is run by a guide and so you need to wait at the entrance until the designated tour time. There are magnificent views of Monaco to be had while you wait.

Scroll down for a series of pictures taken in/from the garden and cave.

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
62, Bd du Jardin Exotique
98000 Monaco
Tel. +377 93 15 29 80
email: jardin-exotique@mairie.mc



Holiday Inn Express, Watford, England


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The Holiday Inn Express advertises itself as being only a few minutes walk from Watford Junction station – and it is. The location is a little strange as it’s wedged between the bridle path that runs alongside the railway line and some other random buildings. There is a back road that leads to the hotel and so a taxi can take you there.

I booked for one night at the last minute as I’d mis-booked my stay at the nearby Jurys Inn and needed a fifth night in a Watford hotel. Considering I booked on a Monday for a Thursday, the rate of £64 including breakfast was excellent – although I’ve since looked at other future dates it’s more like £90.

Check in was easy. My lowly basic status with IHG was recognised, although I’m not sure if I had a better room or not. I’d been told by a colleague to ask for a room that didn’t face the railway lines. My room faced the opposite way.

The room was fine. Clean. Nice bathroom with a clever door that switched between the entry door and the door to a separate toilet. The shower tray was a little slippery and I could see that they’d noticed that by providing a non-slip mat – although, I’m sure like most people, I didn’t use it. The bed was a double, not a king. There was tea/coffee and kettle. The TV had a limited number of channels – not the entire UK freeview range. There was no personal safe which I think is disappointing for a business hotel.

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I went out that evening and returned after dark. I have to say that it’s a little creepy walking back down a deserted back road – I imagine the bridle path would be worse. This may be something to consider if you are a woman travelling alone.

I didn’t have time for breakfast, but had a quick look. It seemed okay, although the breakfast room was a little bleak – quite busy because of the free breakfast.

Check out was quick – I hadn’t charged anything to my room.

Back to the location. Watford Junction is about 10 minutes walk along Clarendon Road into Watford Centre. If you want to be near the centre then choose the Jurys Inn or even the Travelodge. If you want to be near the station or the pick up point for the Harry Potter Tour bus then choose this hotel or the Holiday Inn on Clarendon Road.

I’d certainly stay here again if the price was similar to what I paid.


Holiday Inn Express Watford Junction

19 Bridle Path, Watford WD17 1UE
Phone: 01923 288600

Park Inn by Radisson Nice Airport Hotel, Nice, France


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I booked this hotel as it was really convenient for both Nice Airport and the train station. We were only staying two nights and both days we planned to be in Monaco – 30 minutes by train for 4.5 Euros.

I also have a Club Carlson Gold Card and so hoped for a few extra benefits.

We flew in to Terminal 2 and I’d read that the best way to get the hotel was to take the T2-T1 shuttle and then walk. We alighted at Terminal 1 and could see the hotel – we just couldn’t work out the best way to get there. We walked over a bridge and across a road, only to find ourselves on the other side of the fence to what appeared to be the hotel’s car park. We continued along that until we were able to walk down a street and access the hotel – please don’t do that and read the following paragraphs.

From Terminal 2, we should have stayed on the shuttle bus, as after T1 it returns to T2 via a bus stop just across the street from the hotel.

From Terminal 1, we should have turned left, into the car park and followed a path marked by red lines. This leads through a tunnel and into more parking and the hotel is just beyond that – I’d say 5 max. 10 minutes walk from T1. Below are some pictures I took of this easy route:

1. Head to the car park:


2. Follow the red lined path:


3. Continue through the tunnel – you can’t get lost after that!


I had my best school French prepared for check in, but all that was needed was Bonjour and the friendly desk agent (Arjan) spoke to me in English. He checked us in without any issues (was 2pm) and I think upgraded our room – I’m not that familiar with the Park Inn brand and so I couldn’t be sure.

The room and bathroom were perfectly fine. There was a good-sized safe, enough for a couple of laptops. The wi-fi was good and didn’t require you to constantly re-connect and re-validate. Two complimentary bottles of water were left each day. The bed was comfortable. There were two bathrobes.

We were quickly on our way to Monaco by train using directions to the station provided by Arjan on reception. The train runs along the coast with good views of the coast. I wouldn’t say that it is a pleasant or scenic walk to the station but I still think the train is the best option. Other options for Monaco are:

  • Taxi for around 100 Euros.
  • Helicopter from Terminal 1 for around 120 Euros.
  • Bus from Terminal 1 for 1.5 Euros – but I’ve seen the buses and the lines of people waiting at T1 and wouldn’t recommend this.

We ate mid afternoon in Monaco at the excellent Amici Miei Italian Restaurant. So we weren’t looking for a large dinner back at the hotel. All food and drink was being served outside in the poolside bar/restaurant. It wasn’t anything fancy, mainly pizza, pasta and steaks – but we spotted a cheese and ham plate (the translation not really matching the French which promised the equivalent of antipasto). And it really was a large plate of mixed cheeses and meats for a good price of about 15 Euros.

Another comfortable night and we checked out around 10:30am. The lady on reception forgot to apply the 15% food and beverage discount for Club Carlson Gold, but then refunded that amount.

I’d definitely recommend this hotel if you need a base near the airport for a night or two. I don’t think the hotel expects anyone to book for a week’s stay, although you could do that without any problems.

Park Inn by Radisson Nice Airport Hotel
24 Rue Costes et Bellonte –  F-06200 –  Nice –  France –  +33 4 93 18 34 00


Amici Miei Italian Restaurant, Monaco


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We stumbled across this restaurant after visiting a nearby art fair. Just across the street is a harbour full of millionaires’ yachts – we were worried that the food was going to be overpriced.

It was late afternoon and so we’d missed the lunch crowd. The place was empty but we were welcomed inside by the owner (Giorgio Colombesi) and we chose a nice table on the outside terrace.


We didn’t want a full Italian meal and just talked to the owner about the pasta options. A squid-ink black ravioli, stuffed with sea bass (26 Euros), sounded delicious, as did the ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and truffles (28 Euros) – we ordered one of each.

I’m guessing you’re thinking that was a little expensive for ravioli – but that’s pretty good for Monaco. A large bottle of water was 5 Euros. A small bottle of beer 7 Euros – I think the beer was probably a little expensive, even for Monaco!

We were given some warm pizza-style bread, some regular bread and breadsticks – none of which were chargeable.

Two large plates of ravioli arrived, beautifully presented. My seafood version also had a generous helping of prawns among the pasta pieces.


Both dishes were absolutely delicious – certainly the best pasta we’ve had outside of Italy and on a par with some of the best in Italy.

We were offered a limoncello on the house but chose Sambuca. The bill (Prix Nets)also came with some lovely chocolates. Prix Nets, is, I believe, what is written where service is included and that this is typical, if not law, for France and Monaco. We tipped an extra 10%, partly to be sure and also because we’d enjoyed everything.

We enjoyed the food so much that we returned early evening the next day. I had exactly the same and my companion had a salt-baked Sea Bream/Dorada (42 Euros). This appeared as a full fish, flaming with grappa. The owner’s wife then skilfully filleted the fish, leaving two large delicious pieces presented with a side of vegetables.

Another Sambuca later and we had to say goodbye to this restaurant as we were only in Monaco for two days.

I’d definitely recommend a visit – although you’ll need to head down to Fontvielle, which is some way from the usual sights like the Casino de Paris, but isn’t far from where the helicopter lands. You could fly from Nice for 130 Euros and head over for dinner!


Amici Miei Italian Restaurant, Monaco

16, quai Jean-Charles Rey Port de Fontvieille – 98000 Monaco

Telephone: +377 92 05 92 14

E-mail: amici-miei@monte-carlo.mc


Mr. Ting Thai food at the Nascot Arms Pub, Watford, England


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Several years ago the Nascot Arms pub used to be a quiet local with a good selection of draft beers. There was a Thai kitchen at a nearby pub and they moved to the Nascot. There weren’t that many tables, the staff were friendly, the main courses were good, plentiful and at a good price. We started visiting on a regular basis during mid week after work. This became a regular thing and we’d often be a table for ten.

They have Thai dim sum on the starters list and that’s normally one of my favourite dishes. Sadly, every time I’ve tried their version – it has a bleachy taste and was a big disappointment.

The kitchen and pub are separately run – you can’t order food from the bar staff, nor can you order drinks from the restaurant staff. But the bar staff do visit the restaurant tables and you can order drinks from them. That may not suit everyone, but works well with a group from the office as it’s easy to split the food bill without recriminations over who drank what.

News soon got around and the place was busy every night. Some two years ago, they extended the rear of the pub to accommodate more tables for the restaurant. The place has remained busy ever since.

It’s noisy, busy, slightly frantic now – still a good place for a group but not for a dinner for two.

The main courses are still good, plentiful and a good price – dim sum still bleachy. Unfortunately, the success of the place has resulted in a decline in customer service and lack of recognition of those who were there at the beginning.

Now, when I call to book for eight people I have to recite my credit card details and leave a deposit of £5 per person – more than half the cost of a main course. I always explain that I book a large table every month and have always arrived, but they ignore that. When we arrive around 6pm for pre-dinner drinks in the bar, I pop round to the restaurant and let them know we’re still good for the 7.45pm booking and sometimes ask to add extra seats. This year there’s been no recognition of a regular customer, just a brusque acknowledgement. We always feel like first-time visitors rather than valued returning guests.

We used to receive a basket of prawn crackers when we were seated. Now these are only provided after we order food. The food arrives amazingly quickly as does the bill as soon as the last plate is cleared. It’s a pity, as they must be making a good income, but have decided to try and serve as many people as quickly as possible and re-use the table several times throughout the evening. It’s a bit like having dinner in the Pound Shop.

On our last visit, a couple of people couldn’t make it for various last minute reasons. I had a table for eight booked for 8pm. At 7.30pm I advised that we would only be six but could be seated straight away if that helped – there were several empty tables. I was shocked when they advised that I would lose £10 of my deposit as we weren’t eight. After some long discussions, where various members of the group explained that we were long-time regulars and have never missed a booking, it was agreed that the deposit would be refunded in full. But that really highlighted the difference between how things were and how things are now.

I’m sure we’ll still visit as a group. I’ll still need to leave a deposit and now advise those who say they will attend, that they may need to pay £5 if they don’t. The goodwill from our side has gone.



Nascot Arms
11 Stamford Rd
Hertfordshire WD17 4QS
Tel: 01923 215 442

Pub Opening times
Friday – Saturday
12:00 – 00:00

12:00 – 22:30

Monday – Thursday
12:00 – 23:30

Thai Food served
Monday – Saturday
12:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 22:00

Takeaway until 9:30pm

13:00 – 21:00

Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year Day

Jurys Inn, Watford, England


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My last review of this hotel was back in November 2015 and so I thought I should update my views based on recent stays.

The Jurys Inn is a mid-range hotel about a ten minute walk from Watford Junction mainline railway station. I’ve stayed a few times when on business in Watford. I recently achieved ‘Floor 2’ status – which provides a number of additional benefits:

  • Superior Room Package guaranteed – includes complimentary mineral water and biscuits, iron and ironing board, newspaper, 10% lunch/dinner discount during your stay, early check-in from 12pm, late check-out to 2pm
  • 1 x Costa Voucher
  • Premium wi-fi

And this has certainly improved my experience – although I mistakenly thought that the ‘Superior’ room would actually be an Executive Room with a larger bed and a safe. It can actually mean a standard room with no safe and, what I think is, too small a bed, but still with biscuits and water. However, I’ve since discovered that there are some ‘Superior’ rooms that have a large bed, but no safe and that’s what I’m aiming for now.

Check in is reasonably smooth, although it isn’t really clear that ‘Floor 2’ status has been recognised. On my first stay, I asked and was told that I’d been issued a standard room but with superior benefits. On my next stay, I was given a great ‘Superior’ room with a large bed. So for my next stay, I emailed ahead and asked for that room. A really helpful response from Diana on reception meant that I didn’t have to worry when I checked in. For my current stay, I didn’t email ahead and checked in yesterday. I asked for my favourite room and was told it was occupied. I asked if there were any other rooms like that, with a large bed. The reception manager said “Well we will upgrade you to one of those but next time you’ll need to book it” – I just said thanks rather than refer to Floor 2 status. I’m still not clear if that should provide the large bed rooms or not.

There is a wi-fi code on a piece of paper provided at check in. I’m not sure if that is premium wi-fi or not but it seems to work pretty well. I’ve never seen the free newspaper, but I don’t really need or want one.

You need to use your room keycard to call one of the three elevators – so it feels more secure.

The hotel corridors are quite long and you could find yourself at the far end of the corridor. Try to ask for something close to the elevator.

The rooms are clean and have a desk and small sofa or chair. There is a window  that doesn’t fully open, in case you feel suicidal because you’re in Watford I suppose! There is a kettle and tea and coffee – although only regular tea, regular and decaf coffee.

The flatscreen TV had all the UK Freeview channels.

There is aircon that seems to work, but it doesn’t match the temperature shown on the thermostat.

The bathroom was clean and provided tissues and shower gel – even though I hate shower gel and bring soap anyway. There isn’t a close up mirror.

I didn’t try the restaurant yet. The bar is pretty friendly and is also the place to pick up a Costa coffee – I used my voucher there without any problems.

Overall this is still a comfortable place to stay in Watford. I booked my rooms on a special offer and would gladly book next year if that offer was repeated. At prices over £80 you should check the prices of the two nearby Holiday Inns.

When should a hotel charge you for your booking?


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Back on the 15th June this year, I made a reservation, via the Accor Hotels website, for the Mercure Hotel in Tokyo. The booking was non-refundable and for October this year.

There were a couple of reasons for making this early booking:

  • My first choice, Hilton (where I have Diamond status), was too expensive.
  • Accor had a sale and a deal that included breakfast.
  • I was pretty sure that the UK would vote to leave the EU (Brexit) and that the British Pound would fall against other currencies.

Brexit happened and the Pound fell – I was happy that I’d locked in the price of my hotel. Well I was happy until my card was debited on the 23rd July (over a month later) at that day’s exchange rate. That left me almost £50 worse off – in fact I miscalculated and thought I was over £100 worse off.

Had I booked a cancellable reservation, I wouldn’t expected the amount to be charged until I arrived/departed. With this reservation, I might have accepted a charge made on departure but not at possibly the worst time – advance payment but at a bad exchange rate. I booked a non-refundable stay at the Sydney Hilton on the 23rd May – they haven’t charged me yet and although I would have preferred to lock in the rate, if they don’t charge me until I depart in November then I’ll probably be okay with that.

19th September update: Hilton just charged my card and I’m £68 worse off because of the change in exchange rates. I’ve written to them and let’s see what they do.

18th October update: The Sydney Hilton wrote:
I sincerely apologise that your initial email was not responded to and hope that we are able to offer a solution. As this reservation is a fully-pre-paid reservation, unfortunately we are unable to refund this amount to you. However we do understand your frustration and so as a gesture of good will to a valued Diamond HHonors member, we will allow this amount (in the dollar value) to be used towards incidentals during your stay.
And I think that’s a reasonable gesture.

I wrote to Club Accor (where sadly I have basic status). Club Accor used to give Platinum status away like sweets until about a year ago when they decided to stop status matching.

Club Accor said they’d pass on my complaint to the hotel. I waited a few weeks and chased. After another week I received an email from the hotel where they looked at the exchange rate:

Theoretical difference based on this analysis is 622.99-576.77= 46.23 British Pounds.

We shall proceed to the reimbursement of 46.23 British Pounds that will be converted into Japanese yen according to the most favorable for you rate, that of June 15th , as soon as you accuse the reception of this explanatory e-mail.

We wish to reiterate our sincere apology for the delay in charging your card for a prepaid reservation.

I’d already decided that they weren’t going to refund me anything. I was planning to ask for a full refund based on the that fact. So I’d re-checked the rates for the Hilton and found they had become less expensive. I booked the Hilton (on a cancellable rate). Plus I also altered my flights to arrive one day later.

But actually the hotel were pretty nice about it all. I decided to ask for a full refund anyway. Their next reply wasn’t so friendly:

I regret to point out, but your reservation tariff is a prepaid one and thus it cannot be a subject to any change or cancelation according to the sales conditions.

However, taken into account the situation, I can offer you to move your booking for another period and leave the choice of dates up to you.

Please be kindly informed that should the room price be lower than your original booking, the difference will not be reimbursed and should the room rate for the dates you will choose be higher, we shall charge you the difference after comparison with the room rate for your initial stay. Please kindly advise me of your decision.

Finally, may I also inform you that there is no legal obligation for the hotel to process the prepaid booking on the very booking date. We shall not take any responsibility for exchange rate fluctuation with regard to your future bookings. Thank you very much for your kind understanding and cooperation.

So I decided to accept the offer of a change of booking date. I asked for my reservation to be moved forward for one day. That fitted my new arrival date and although I am flying to Sydney on my departure date, that isn’t until 22:00 and so having a room right up until we needed to go to the airport would be handy.

They replied:

Thank you for your kind response. Your request for booking change has been well noted and is now processed.

We will soon send you a new reservation confirmation e-mail.

The refund of 46.23 pounds (6951 JPY) has been ordered and will be processed shortly.

I thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

We all look forward to welcoming you at Mercure Tokyo Ginza in October.

So back to being nice and everything looked good.

Unfortunately today I received an ‘updated’ booking – when I checked the dates were exactly the same and there was no mention of breakfast.

The hotel have since sent an updated confirmation and my dates have been updated and breakfast is still included. So I cancelled my Hilton reservation and I’m looking forward to staying (and reviewing) the Mercure Tokyo.

But what do you think? Should a hotel debit your card immediately for a pre-paid reservation at the prevailing rate? Would you prefer that they debited your card at the end of your stay and take a chance on exchange rates?



Five Guys Burger Restaurant


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Five Guys sells itself as a high-quality fast-food burger restaurant.

Five Guys started out in Arlington, Virginia 1986. The name Five Guys comes from the father and four brothers who founded the chain. They now have over 1000 locations in the USA and now 27 in the UK. Obviously they have done this via the franchise route as opposed to my favourite quality burger place – In-N-Out Burger – who own and run all their outlets on the West Coast of the USA.

I recently tried the newly-opened location in Watford, Herts, UK – but my comments apply to all Five Guys locations. I’ve also visited the US outlets.

The PR about quality: The food is expensive and this is the PR to support those prices:
No freezers. No microwaves. No timers. No can-openers.

The prices vary from location to location but are generally these:

Hamburger UK £6.75 US$ 6.49
Cheeseburger UK £8.00 US$7.19
Bacon Burger UK £8.00 US$7.49
Bacon Cheeseburger UK £8.75 US$8.19
Little Cheeseburger UK £5.50 US$5.29
Little Bacon Burger UK £6.00 US$5.99
Little Bacon Cheeseburger UK £6.75 US$
Little Hamburger UK £4.75 US$4.59
Little Five Guys Style Fries UK £2.75 US$3.09
Five Guys Style Fries UK £4.00 US$3.99
Milkshake UK £4.75 (not sold in the USA)

The UK stores are charging significantly more than the US – for example a UK Cheeseburger is the equivalent of US$10.66 as opposed to the US version at US$7.19.

The fries are ridiculously expensive – even if they are hand cut daily and cooked in peanut oil. I’m guessing they are pretty good but I’ve never ordered them as I think they are disproportionately priced.

You can choose from a variety of toppings when you order and these range from ketchup to grilled mushrooms. You can choose to go ‘all in’ and have all the toppings, but I’ve found this makes for a pretty sloppy burger – the bun can’t hold everything and the whole thing falls apart.

The Cheeseburger is a pretty big burger and really should be sold as a double- or half pounder. The Little Cheeseburger is a more than adequate size (like a quarter pounder) and I’m surprised that Five Guys haven’t been criticised for encouraging obesity.

If I was really hungry, I’d order two Little Cheeseburgers as these hold together well when you eat them.

The Little Cheeseburger is a good burger, but then you would expect that for the price. In the UK the competition are McDonalds and Burger King and Five Guys are definitely better. However, in the US there is also Wendys and I would say that they are just as good for a much lower price.

You can order and pay for your food online, set a collection time and just pick up from the serving area. This works really well and also allows you more time to choose the toppings you want.

The take-away bag is just plain brown paper and I think that’s a nice touch.

The staff all seem friendly and smile at customers.

It’s certainly worth a visit to a UK Five Guys outlet and I’ll likely pick up a Little Cheeseburger from them again. I wouldn’t bother to seek them out in the USA, especially in California where you would do so much better finding an
In-N-Out Burger.



58 High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2BS

01923 804 175

Opening Times:
Mon-Thu: 11:00-23:00
Fri-Sat: 11:00-23:30
Sun: 11:00-23:00

Pictures from Třebíč, Czech Republic



We were invited to a friend’s birthday party and the venue was the garden of the Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou chateau about 15km from Třebíč. Our friend recommended we stay in Třebíč. We found a good place to stay – review here.

Třebíč has some UNESCO World Heritage historical monuments; Basilica of St. Procopius, the Jewish Quarter and the Jewish cemetery.

I took my electronic bug zapping racquet in case of mosquitoes in the night. But I found it was more useful in the day as there were quite a few wasps in Třebíč.

Wasps aside, Třebíč is a picturesque quiet little town and worth a visit if you are touring the Czech Republic. Below are some pictures:

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Apartment Holiday, Třebíč, Czech Republic


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We were invited to a friend’s birthday party and the venue was the garden of the Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou chateau about 15km from Třebíč. Our friend recommended we stay in Třebíč.

Třebíč has some UNESCO World Heritage historical monuments; Basilica of St. Procopius, the Jewish Quarter and the Jewish cemetery.

I did a quick search on hotels and there weren’t any that stood out. They were also quite expensive. Then I found a website that showed three modern apartments – the price was around 2800Kc for two nights with breakfast. There was no air conditioning and so I took my electronic bug zapping racquet in case of mosquitoes in the night.

It took about 2.5 hours to drive from Prague to Třebíč on a Friday evening. The apartment manager asked us to call when we were about 30 minutes away so she could be there to meet us. The apartments are in the main square of the town and that has a large parking area. The entrance is a corridor between two shops – but don’t let that put you off.


The picture above is really just to help you find the place.

Parking was free, except between 8-11am on a Saturday. But you could pay (90Kc)  at the meter on Friday night and get a ticket to save having to get up early and run down for one.

There is an entrance door, two flights of stairs (no lift), then an entrance door to the three apartments. The manager was really friendly and spoke English. She showed us the apartment and asked what time we’d like breakfast and what we’d like. We chose 10am, tea coffee, juice, yoghurt, croissants, scrambled eggs.

The apartment was clean and modern. There was free wi-fi, a large flat-screen TV and a fridge containing some very reasonably-priced snacks and drinks. A bottle of beer 35Kc, half bottle of sparkling wine 85Kc, Jameson whiskey 50Kc.

We were given a bunch of keys; two for the apartment, an electronic key for the upstairs entrance, another key for the downstairs door – there isn’t a manned reception like a hotel.

Venturing out into Třebíč, I found that there were lots of wasps around. I was surprised as this year there haven’t really been many wasps – looks like they came to live in Třebíč. I decided to take my zapper racquet to the party the next day as we’d be eating outside – I’m so glad I did as I used it throughout to zap the evil monsters.

The double bed was a little bit hard – so if you are looking for a super-soft bed then this isn’t the place.

Breakfast was delivered to our room at 10am and was pretty good. We met up with some friends and enjoyed wandering around the town and visiting the historical sights before travelling to the party.

Check out is officially 10am but they were fine with us ordering breakfast for 10am and checking out around 11:30am. I guess if there was another guest arriving then you may have to leave at 10 – which is too early I think.

I’d definitely recommend this place if you find yourself visiting Třebíč – in fact I’d choose this over the more expensive hotels.

Apartmány Holiday
Karlovo náměstí 33/44
674 01 Třebíč
Czech Republic

Phone:+420 774 059 059