Crowne Plaza Montpellier

After arriving from Toulouse I walked to the hotel from the station, my first view of the hotel was one of amazement, such a modern building right next to the historic city centre. Upon check-in I told the clerk behind the desk that I had 2 separate reservations at which he replied that that was…

Crowne Plaza Toulouse

After my train trip all the way from Antwerp to Toulouse, I had quite a late arrival in the Crowne Plaza Toulouse. Luckily the hotel is located smack-bang in the middle of the city centre, right next to the Capitole, and only a short metro trip away from the station. Upon arrival the very friendly…

A throwback to when Radisson Blu Sofia was still in operation

After our stay at the InterContinental Bucharest we travelled onwards further south by train to Sofia. When we were first planning the trip InterContinental would have just opened their newest hotel in Sofia and we were of course eager to try it out and booked our stay there.

Holiday Inn Thessaloniki

After being stuck for a while in the middle of nowhere at the Greek-Bulgarian border in the station of Strimon en route by train from Sofia, we arrived at the second biggest Greek city, Thessaloniki. Here we stayed at the Holiday Inn, conveniently located along the main street from the station towards the city centre….

Mapping our Grand Adventures

When we started Trip By Trip in December 2017, we never thought we would already have over one hundred posts!

InterContinental Bucharest

The InterContinental Bucharest in Romania was one of the first ‘Western’ hotels to be built in the ‘communist’ countries of Eastern Europe, together with the InterContinental in Prague. It was built in 1967 and was part of a bigger project including the National Theatre next door. When it opened in 1971 it was the second tallest…

The two faces of Podgorica in Montenegro

Podogrocia (pronounce the c as ts) is probably the most exotic stop on our 2017 Balkan Tour. We went there so we could take the train from Montenegro to Belgrade in Serbia. This train journey is often cited as one of the prettiest in the world.

InterContinental Budapest

Last year Timothy and I went on a backpacking adventure to Eastern Europe and the Balkan countries, we started our trip with a night in the InterContinental Düsseldorf before boarding the overnight Nightjet onwards via a brief change of trains in Vienna to Budapest. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and I was amazed by…

Fawlty Towers in real life, a stay at the Crowne Plaza Belgrade

The Crowne Plaza Belgrade is located in the ‘new’ part of Belgrade, Novi Beograd, across the Sava River from the city centre. While it is located in the building complex of the Sava Centar exhibition and conference centre and ideally suited if you are attending an event there it is not as suitably located when…

A night at the Iconic Radisson Blu Frankfurt

On our way to the Crowne Plaza Heidelberg during our weekend road trip into southwestern Germany we had a stopover in the iconic Radisson Blu of Frankfurt. This hotel is well known for its signature disk like shape and can be seen from when approaching Frankfurt over the Autobahn. The hotel opened its doors back in…