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As you might have well guessed we love to travel but only if the price is right. We have found that booking.com is a great resource for apartments throughout the world.
Before and after a cruise we like to stay in a apartment where we can enjoy a great city...one thing we do not do is go out to expensive restaurants...why would you before and after a cruise?
You will get your fine dining fix on the boat...we only snack, can you say tapas, in Spain when we are out. I can taste the ham and cheese croissant we enjoy in Madrid.
But for our evening meal it is in the apartment, with a bottle of local wine, fresh bread and cheese.
Most of the time you will be overwhelmed with all the choices.
For instance, when selecting a hotel overseas, we check the proximity to public transportation...sometimes it is the train station, sometimes the Metro or Tube if you are going to London.
Next look at the reviews from fellow travelers, if peace a quiet are important look for complaints about street noise.
Our last trip was to Florence before a transatlantic cruise from Rome's port...so being close to the train station was very important.
We chose the hotel Collodi because it was in the middle of town and very close to the train station.
It also had 249 reviews from previous visitors, earning it a 4.5 rating.
You are really taking a chance by going to a place without a high number of reviews.