Tuesday Techie Traveller: Secret Escapes


For when you feel like a little bit of luxury in your life, but don’t want to spend money getting it! Secret Escapes is a website – free to sign up and register, and providing you with a daily email link to hot deals on hotels, resorts, and tours around the globe. I like the website because it has offers everywhere – from Bangkok to British Columbia. Some are as simple as a night or two in a hotel, while others offer a full-blown 10 day river cruise through Eastern Europe, or a luxury private villa in the Maldives with butler service. Clearly, the price tag varies along with the offer, but regardless the prices are between 30-70% less compared to those you will find on booking.com or elsewhere. This past weekend a friend and I enjoyed the Vienna House QF Dresden. The hotel is in an unbeatable location – directly next to the Frauenkirche and steps from the river. In contrast to the traditional German architecture around it, rooms are sleek, open-plan, and stocked with handy amenities, a minibar, and bathrobes.

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View up the elevator shaft.

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And a view down the stairs.

 

Included with the Secret Escapes offer is a welcome drink and canapés in the bar downstairs, and an amazing breakfast buffet during your stay.

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Muesli bar.

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All kinds of granola and yogurt toppings.

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Warm fresh German bread and buns.

 

There were all varieties of muesli, granola, nuts, dried fruits, super seeds, yogurts, and assorted breads. Smoked salmon, charcuterie, scrambled eggs, sausage, assorted cheeses, grilled vegetables, fruit, and homemade jam were on offer. A separate drinks station includes coffee, organic loose leaf teas, homemade fruit smoothies, and champagne. Eggs and specialty coffees are also made to order upon request. The best part? Breakfast is served until noon! Truly a luxury. IMG_5285IMG_5286IMG_5296IMG_5288IMG_5289IMG_5290TUMQ7520I can vouch for both the hotel and the website – I definitely felt spoiled all weekend with all the goodies around me. Tea in bed was another plus, with a little piece of homemade cake from the hotel. IMG_5255

You can find Secret Escapes here – start planning your next escape!!

Categories: Active Weekends, Good drinks, Good Food, Health & Fitness, Running around cities, Running on beachesTags: , ,

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