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How are things? Looks like we made the weekend!
I’ve been traveling so much lately I have to check the date on the computer and still am not sure with the time differences if it is even close correct to. (If it’s not the weekend where you are I apologize.)
As you know, I don’t usually stay at hotels. I prefer to stay in holiday houses or vacation condos when I travel. Sadly the way this last trip worked out that really wasn’t possible, so in the last 3 weeks I have been in the Hyatt, on a ship for 13 days, (which counts as a hotel), a Eurohotel, another hotel in Barcelona and a Comfort/Quality Inn.
I will review/post and spam you with pictures on all of them, one day. Really, but for now let me just say they were all different and cool in each hotels own unique way. Today's post is about the last hotel we stayed in. It is located in Perpignan, France. The Comfort Hotel Centre Del Mon.
I picked it because it was located around the train station and it was affordable. We were only going to be staying one night, so I wasn’t expecting much. I have been to Perpignan, hmm maybe 4 times? I spent 10 days there in 2011, so I’ve seen a good amount of the city.
Please to enjoy a map~
Perpignan is a old place, the settlement dates back to the Roman times, but the medieval town is believed to have been founded around the 10th century or so.
It's sorta made famous by Salvador Dali (whom we all adore) -
“Following a visit in 1963, the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí declared the city's railway station the centre of the Universe, saying that he always got his best ideas sitting in the waiting room. He followed that up some years later by declaring that the Iberian Peninsula rotated precisely at Perpignan station 132 million years ago – an event the artist invoked in his 1983 painting Topological Abduction of Europe – Homage to René Thom. Above the station is a monument in Dali's honor, and across the surface of one of the main platforms is painted, in big letters, «Perpignan centre du monde» (Translates to "Perpignan centre of the world").” From wiki
Here is the wiki link if you want to read more about the town.
The city has been working on modernizing the station and attempting to live up to the title.
Here is my unsolicited opinion review of the hotel. I paid for the hotel and will stay there again.
First off, if you have ever book hotels on line then you know the picture you see on the website of the hotel rooms is usually not the room you end up with. Usually what is pictured is a deluxe suite and you end up with a smaller, older room. So when I saw the pictures of this hotels rooms I truthfully thought the same. (See website here) But as I said it was only for 1 night, so I thought "Whatever, we can make do."
The above picture was our room. Just like the picture shown on the website!
Scattered around the room were these stencils.
I love the different textures used through out the room. I was so tired from the day in Barcelona that I did not take photos until after I had showered and completely messed up the room. (It did look nice before I came in & threw my junk around.)
White on white. Even TV was white. :o
Love the fact that the Subway is next door. The hotel offers a breakfast, but we had to leave at 9:30 so no time to enjoy. Also a few feet behind the hotel was a bank with a lovely outside ATM for impacting money. Right there! No hunting all over town. Easy-peasy!
Can you say PERFECT? The train station and the bus station are also beside the hotel. The hotel actually has its own entrance to the train station. So the locate was excellent for breezing in and picking up a train or bus to continue exploring southern France. And did I mention the helpful staff spoke excellent English too?
Next was a 2 hour road trip to a new destination in France. But, thats another story for later.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again. It was so easy to get to and we didn't even have to take a cab! Plus the area was very clean (not what you think of around a train/bus station in America) with lots of cafes scattered around the hotel, besides Subway, lol. Perfect to pop in get a good nights sleep and head out again. Do check it out if you are in Perpignan.
Must run now, more posts of the cruise coming soon,
And eating in Barcelona,
And sightseeing in the south of France-
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