The Eventi - Cutting-Edge Comfort In Chelsea

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The Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel- Cutting-edge Comfort in Chelsea
Perched at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 29th Street on the Avenues of the Americas, this fashionable hotel places travellers in an excellent location. Offering a calming setting away from New York's buzzing city streets, this Kimpton property is perfect for travellers looking to live it up in the city but want a relaxing haven to come back to.

We arrived before check in and the hotel concierge lets us keep our bags at the hotel while we went to explore the wonderful streets of New York. When we got back that evening to check in, there was tea, coffee and cocoa available for guests. Who doesn’t love a cup of hot Cocoa? The main reception itself was very welcoming with cosy leather seating areas to just relax after a long day exploring the avenues of NYC.

When we entered our room it was quite late so we were not expecting an upgrade but, boy did we get one. We hot woke up every morning with the sunrise complimenting New Yorks extraordinary skyline. It really was the perfect wake-up call to get up and explore this never ending city.

The room itself was extremely spacious with enough room to swing several cats. Kitted out with everything you need; a large flat screen tv, iHome docking station, mini bar and desk for working on. At the desk, there was also an Ethernet cable connection although the WiFi speed was more than acceptable for most travellers needs.

The bathroom was a dream, marbled head to toe. Featuring a huge walk-in rain shower, deep soaking tub and double sinks. In usual Kimpton style, the toiletries were high end, the towels were fluffy and the bathrobes were just perfect for a calming easy night. If you're craving a little more luxury, though, book a treatment at the Spa at the Eventi, which offers speciality treatments like "Jet Lag Recovery" and "Rock N Relax" stone massages.

The hospitality doesn’t just stop there, though, The Eventi also offers A wine happy hour between 5-6pm for guests, two distinct on-site restaurants, the family-style L'Amico or the Portuguese Lupulo restaurant and a sprawling veranda on the fifth floor, looking straight down 6th Ave. If you feeling athletic there is also a full-serviced fitness centre that also offers complimentary CoreSentrik classes that combine yoga and pilates.

The Eventi’s dynamite location is just brilliant for getting around the city. Located a 20-minute walk to Union Square (& the ever fantastic Union Square farmers market), 5-minute walk to Herald Square, 10-minute walk to Times Square, & 5 minutes (or less) walk to the 1/2/3 & N/Q/R & 4/5/6 subway lines. It’s also a very easy walk to Penn Station, which is hugely helpful when you’re dragging a suitcase to the train.

Rating
The Eventi Hotel is a real gem in the midst of manhattan with friendly staff, amazing rooms and an all round perfect atmosphere that gets our first class rating.

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Price: £200-300
Address: 851 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States
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Ibiza Rocks Hotel - Party At Your Doorstep

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Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Ibiza Rocks Hotel is the one of the most well known hotels on the Balearic Islands, famous for showing some of the biggest live bands and best DJ’s poolside. Based in the centre of San Antonio and only 300m from the famous sunset strip and beach you’ll have no shortage of entertainment.

From the get-go you will notice this hotel isn’t for you if you want a quite relaxing holiday, on check in you will be given the low down of the events on at Ibiza Rocks and the many other clubs and bars around Ibiza. Although the staff were young and hip they had no shortage of information and were overall quite helpful.

Overall the rooms are kept clean and basic, with a monochrome look with associating pictures of music stars on the walls. The bathroom and shower was very spacious and you get towels provided, but that was about it. The beds although comfortable enough were only provided as two singles, which can be a bit annoying for some couples. Air conditioning and the safe is extra paid daily which can add up to a lot if you’re at Ibiza Rocks for a week or so.

Again you can pay extra if you want a balcony over the stage, the main pool or chill out pool. Think carefully before getting a main stage view as it can get extremely noisy 24/7. We had the joys of being upgraded to a main stage view room and although it was brilliant to have acts such as Craig David, Faithless and Example within view of your bed, it can get very loud morning, noon and night. If you're like us at BeatTheTravelAgent and you’ll be visiting Ibiza’s renowned club scene until the late hours of the morning the last thing you want to hear is a DJ blasting ‘House Every Weekend’ at 10am when your trying to sleep, so be careful when deciding on your room choice.

The hotel itself is specifically targeted towards English tourists, with England flags on the pillows, english speaking staff and english food. The breakfasts although not included is affordable with a good choice to cure that hangover served until late.

Ibiza rocks is never short of entertainment with daily live acts but thats not all it offers, with two large outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi, three bars, two restaurants, a gym, tennis court and supermarket on the grounds. You really don’t have to leave the venue to have a perfect holiday experience.

Rating
Ibiza Rocks hotel is on paper a cheap alternative to other party hotels in Ibiza such as Ushuaia and the Hard Rock hotel, but when you include added charges such as air-con, safe access, breakfast and room upgrades for the full experience it really adds up. The hotel overall isn’t bad but with the constant partying and noise it really is targeted at the young Ibiza goer. Ibiza rocks gets our Economy rating overall.
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Price: £100-140 Per night
Address: Calle Cervantes 27, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain (Formerly Club Paraiso Mediterraneo)
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The Shepley Hotel - A Miami Masterpiece

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The Shepley Hotel - A Miami Masterpiece

The Shepley Hotel is located in the heart of Miami Beach, precisely on Collins Avenue. This street is one block away from the world renowned Ocean Drive featuring some of the hottest restaurants and clubs in the world. The hotel itself with only 29 rooms would be in our opinion a small almost family run hotel.
When we arrived the concierge was at the door holding it open and although we weren’t holding much baggage offered to take it. The reception although small had a very modern style and was exactly what we look for in a hotel, the type of place you could sit with a coffee and relax or sit and read a book.

It was about 2 hours before check in time (3:00pm), but The front desk clerk was extremely helpful and let us check into our room straight away. We walked down the picturesque corridor to our room which was extremely spacious with two queen size beds some vintage furniture, safe box, flat screen tv, a double shower and complimentary bathrobes. 

For me, one of the main pet hates of hotels is internet issues or slow speeds but The Shepley Hotel blew my expectations out of the water with Wifi speeds hitting 50MB\s which are more than anyone would need for scrolling social media or streaming a film.

The main selling point for The Shepley Hotel for me was the close proximity to Ocean Drive and Miami beach which is mainly why most people travel to Miami. On two occasions we got up early to relax at the beach and when speaking to the friendly front desk clerk, we were told that beach chairs and towels were available complimentary of the hotel, which was an added bonus when having a dip in the sea.

Before arrival we thought that The Shepley Hotel was room only but when we got up in the morning to go grab a coffee we had quite a pleasant surprise to see fresh fruit, pastries, juices, cereals and hot drinks included. When eating breakfast you can eat it inside or outside while watching the world go by. We sat outside the hotel's enclosed seating area with a bottle of Grey Goose waiting on transportation for a nightclub with no issues, all while enjoying the warm Miami heat. 


Rating
The Shepley hotel is one of Beatthetravelagents beloved hotels and although we only stayed for a couple of days we loved the attention to detail and the truly friendly approach that staff gives. The Shepley gets our First class rating and we hope to be back in Miami soon to do it all over again.
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Price: £150-200 a night
Address: 1340 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4209 (Formerly Beach Comber Miami)
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Syncwire USB 4-Port International Travel Adaptor

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Syncwire 4-Port Wall Charger with UK EU US International Travel Adaptor
The one pet hate of travelling is when you forget something and your 3000 miles from home. I have been in this situation way to many times and it seems the main item that travellers forget is travel Adaptors. whether it be that you forgot them all together or just don’t have enough it can be a costly nightmare. With even more items not being rechargeable from your camera to your tablet, it seems everything comes with a USB cable and this USB charger is a must whether your Christopher Columbus or only travel once a year this charger is perfect.

The charger itself has two 2.4A sockets and two 1A sockets. The 2.4A outlets are ideal for charging tablets like the iPad or phones with bigger batteries. The 1A plugs are there to look after smaller devices like an iPod or smaller phones like the iPhone.

The device itself looks and feels solid. You wouldn't have a problem believing it cost double the current £12.99 asking price. USB cables fit into the ports snugly and the socket itself is small enough to comfortably sit on an extension cable with other devices plugged in either side.

With 3 removable US / UK / EU travel adapters to easily fit into an All-in-One travel plug, it is the best USB travel charger for business trips or travelling as it also covers the voltage 110v-220v. There hasn’t been a country I have been to yet that it hasn’t worked and we think it will stay that way.
Buy now for £12.99 and free delivery from Amazon

Also Unlike most plug adapters at Amazon, Syncwire offers a lifetime warranty for customers, just TO guarantee your valued investment.

Verdict
The Syncwire 4-port USB charger plug is cheap and effective. It does exactly what you ask of it and we'd happily recommend it to everyone who travels and for anyone who doesn’t it's perfect to have at the side of your bed to charge all of your devices together. It gets our first class rating and is a first class product.

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Buy now for £12.99 and free delivery from Amazon

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