Monthly Archives: August 2016

Most popular Hyde Park Suites auctions

Most popular Hyde Park Suites eBay auctions:


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A Few Brilliant Grounds For Visiting A Kings Cross Hotel

When it comes to vacationing, London has two of my five top locations to stay – usually a Kings Cross hotel. Two of London’s best places to visit, Kings Cross and St. Pancras boast some of the best accommodations of any place. When you are looking for hotels near St Pancras, Kings Cross has everything from low-cost to high luxury offerings. And when it comes to hotels near St. Pancras, you will find a huge variety of options with ease – regardless of your budget.

Kings Cross is a popular destination, and the hotels Kings Cross have to offer are astonishing. A gentrified and cultured borough of London, Kings Cross is a popular destination from people around the world. An ideal vacation spot as there are choices in a Kings Cross hotel for pretty much every budget, that your accommodations are a non-issue. With gentrification and old architecture, Kings Cross has a unique and funky atmosphere. Whether you are looking for something a bit more cozy or more on the modern size, the variety of hotels in Kings Cross will be sure to give you a option for whatever you are looking for. You will find an option to meet your needs – whatever they are.

Kings Cross is a unique borough with a lot of diversity. Kings Cross has a unique culture and inhabitants from a huge number of background, from the most humble, to the wealthy elite, this borough attracts a wide range of people. For an absolutely fabulous experience to one of my all time favorite destinations, consider Kings Cross and one of the may Kings Cross Hotels for your next vacation. With a unique flair and a lot of different cultural offerings, Kings Cross provides a unique and well rounded experience.

A wonderful and storied destination, St. Pancras is another of my top places to visit. A district of London, St. Pancras has been, for centuries, a place that revolves around a parish of the same name. With incredible history, St. Pancras makes a wonderful getaway. With a large variety of different hotels near St. Pancras, you’ll be able to find an affordable option that works for you. When it comes to where to stay on your visit, hotels in London, St. Pancras in particular has incredibly luxurious and sumptuous options at your disposal.

For history buffs, the centuries old St Pancras church and cemetery make this a great place to visit. A place with both old and new sites to be seen, St Pancras is home to one of the most well know railways in all of England. When looking for a hotel, St. Pancras will not disappoint in a large selection of budget friendly places to choose from. Regardless of if you are vacationing on a budget or money is no option, there for hotels, St. Pancras has a nice selection of options to meet every need and budget.

If you are staying in London, Kings Cross hotels options will be overwhelming. Try the Wardonia Hotel. The Wardonia is a brilliant choice for those needing hotels near St Pancras.

Most popular Athenaeum Hotel auctions

Some recent Athenaeum Hotel auctions on eBay:

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Boschendal Manor House in South Africa

The Franschhoek Wine Rout, which is located in the Winelands district of South Africa, is famous for its beautiful scenery and estate. One of the most interesting attractions to be seen here is the gorgeous Cape Dutch estate of Boschendale. This winery produces some of South Africa’s best known wines. The estate lies on beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds, but the pivotal attraction is the manor house, which is now a museum.


Eighteenth Century Beginnings


The present house was built by the wine-making de Villiers family in 1812, but the wine cellar and coach house date back to 1796. Today it belongs to a consortium of local business people, and is one of the stars of South Africa’s Cape Winelands. It is built in an H shape, and its elegant, rustic, white Dutch exterior with its gables and both rounded and classical pilasters makes it one of the most frequently photographed buildings in the Winelands district.


Nineteenth Century Furnishings


The gorgeous interior of the manor house gives visitors a good idea of what life was like for a successful wine maker in South Africa in the 19th century. The hand-crafted room dividers are made of teak and yellowwood, and are decorated with geometric designs in dark ebony. The house is full of beautiful 19th century furnishings. Of particular interest is the locally made antique, four-poster stinkwood bed with the lace hangings and embroidered cotton bedspread. The bed was made in 1810, and the bedding around 1820. The sitting room is crafted in oak, with a walnut veneer. The highlight of the decor is a collection of Ming Dynasty porcelain. In the front entrance way there is a fascinating long-case Dutch clock. This beautiful timepiece was made in 1748. In addition to the time of day, it shows the date, the day of the week, the month, the current zodiac sign, the phase of the moon, and the tide in Amsterdam. The kitchen floor is made of clay. In bygone days it would be washed with a mixture of water and cow manure to keep it cool and free of vermin. The walls were painted dark brown or red so that dirt would not show up. The reception rooms have their original friezes of black acorns and green leaves. The friezes were discovered when the house was being restored in the 1970s.


Dining With Class


Boschendal offers three lovely dining experiences. The luncheon buffet is served in the original wine cellar. There is a sumptuous buffet selection that includes Malay cuisine and many of the traditional dishes of South Africa. Among the tasty offerings are venison carpaccio with Satsuma preserve, and watercress with local goat’s cheese and walnuts. For lighter fare, sit at one of the wrought-iron tables under the trees and try the quiche. From October to April you can buy a picnic hamper (no wine included) and sit on the lawn. Inquire about the romantic full moon picnics. Wine, preserves, and souvenirs are available in the gift shop. Wine tasting tours are available in season.


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