The Tried & Tested: TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane

If Fortitude Valley is Brisbane’s hippest arts and entertainment district, then TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel is its coolest choice for accommodation. Located in the heart of The Valley (as the locals call it), TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel manages to combine street-art, hipster-style with a luxury hotel feel. Read on to find out about my two-night stay at Brisbane’s most arty hotel… Continue reading

The Tried & Tested: Hotel Bonsai, San Teodoro, Sardinia

After the long bus journey from Baunei to San Teodoro, I was more than ready for checking in and chilling out in my room at Hotel Bonsai. Just five minutes from the bus stations, five minutes from the historical centre of San Teodoro and only a 15-minute walk to the beach, Hotel Bonsai turned out to be the perfect place to stay for the night to make the most of the town.   Continue reading

The Tried & Tested: B&B Art Rooms, Cagliari, Sardinia

After leaving Stirling for Glasgow Airport at 4am, flying into London, squeezing in as much sightseeing as possible during the day and not landing in Sardinia until just before 9pm, I was absolutely knackered by the time I got to my accommodation in Cagliari. Luckily for me, the B&B I had picked turned out to be like staying at a stylish mate’s house, whose fridge is always full. To top it off, the owner Andreas informed me that my room had been upgraded from a single to double suite, with a great view of the city and the sea. Continue reading