Cyclists riding through the vineyards in Loire Valley, France.
The Big Sleep, Cardiff
Celebrities who dip their toes into the hospitality industry usually focus on high-end affairs, which is why you'll probably be surprised to learn that John Malkovich is one of this stylish hotel's shareholders - at the Big Sleep's opening in 1999, he showed up in his pyjamas and posed for pictures in a bed brought down from the foyer especially for the occasion. Expect large, bright rooms, fantastic views of the city and a great location - the Big Sleep is just a short walk from the Millennium Stadium and the St David's shopping centre.
Rate: From £29 for a double room, www.thebigsleephotel.com
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My wife and I stayed in a boutique hotel in Christchurch New Zealand a couple of years ago. The room was very high tech., including a television that not only operated as the usual alarm, but could be switched to log fire mode. The lighting in the room could be altered for intensity and would change colour too, as would the bathroom lights. Even the underside of the bed was lit up - no idea why. The only downside was that the bedroom window was tiny.I was discussing this with my wife in the lift when a Japanese gentleman said "Your room has a window??" His hadn't!
Its not the poor people that go to these budget hotels, its just the normal for anyone boasting about how cheap they got something. Its really a cover story to justify to your partner why you booked it in the first place, as there is always one penny pincher in any great relationship but, you will have to ask someone thats rich, as its different, apparently. Ginger Person sat on a beach in Cyprus.