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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Minotel Solaria***

Genni & Giancarlo Torriani

Strada del Giuglia 43

CH - 7457 Bivio

www.minotel.com/ch115

reservation@minotel.com

from

CHF 105

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CHF 150

EUR 70

EUR 100

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CHF 202.50

EUR 135

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37 R Jan & Apr – Oct 7 Nov 1 – 30

L 160 k

Minotel-Voucher

Indicative prices

Bi i P t (b ) 200

GPS Longitude: 46.46893

Latitude: 9.64959

This accommodation voucher is available at our Head

Office at the advantageous price of 120 euro for a double

room including buffet breakfast, taxes and service. To find

out which hotels participate and when they accept the

Minotel-Voucher, just look for the R symbol in their description.

You can even combine the Minotel-Voucher with the 3

for 2 Offer (see below) !

Some hotels serve additional services, please check

www.minotel-voucher.com for details.

Gourmet Voucher

Are you in the mood for tasting some fine food while

discovering a new region? The Gourmet Voucher is valid in

selected hotels of the Minotel group, indicated in this guide by

the golden 8 symbol.

The Voucher entitles to a 4-course gourmet menu for 2,

accommodation in a double room, hearty buffet breakfast

for 2 and taxes and service.

For further information and reservation go on

www.minotel.com/Gourmet-Voucher

3 for 2 Offer

This Special Offer allows you to stay 3 consecutive nights in

the same hotel and only pay 2 ! It is valid in many hotels,

during certain periods. To get the list of the participating

Minotels, check www.minotel.com/Hotels-Best-Discounts

This offer is available with the Minotel-Voucher ! (see above)

FIDELITY Promotion Code

The code FIDELITY allows you to enjoy a 12% discount on

all your bookings including the 3 for 2 Offer ! Simply mention

this code when calling our office or type it when filling

in the reservation form at www.minotel.com

The published prices for one, two or three persons in one room

are indicative; they are lower prices which may be modified

at any time. These prices are in euro (in Swiss francs and in

euro for hotels in Switzerland) and include accommodation,

buffet breakfast, taxes and service.

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Horse-riding nearby

Equitation près de l’hôtel

Equitación cerca del hotel

Watersports nearby

Sports nautiques près de l’hôtel

Deportes naúticos cerca del hotel

Mountain Bike trails

Parcours VTT balisés

Circuitos trazados para VTT

Snowpark, Snowboard, Halfpipe etc

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Alpine skiing

Ski alpin

Esquí alpino

Cross-country skiing

Ski de fond

Esquí de fondo

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Our Hotels in Africa, America & Asia

ACameroon frica

“Little is known about Cameroon before 1472 when the

Portuguese arrived shouting ‘Camarões, camarões!’ in amazement

at the many giant shrimp - hence the country’s name.

Today, outside the swelling and modernised cities of Cameroon

(Cameroun), rainforests stretch from the Atlantic Ocean, giving

way to savannah and semi-desert in the north. Elephants and

antelope congregate by the hundreds in some of Africa’s best

wildlife parks, and beachcombers laze on long, isolated

beaches...”

Beach in Limbe

from EUR 49 from EUR 70

from EUR 40 from EUR 50 from EUR 67.50

CAMEROON

MOROCCO

SENEGAL

SOUTH AFRICA

TUNISIA

Douala (Littoral) CM102

Minotel Vallée des Princes***

Jacques Polla

Boulevard de la République

CM - Douala

www.minotel.com/cm102

reservation@minotel.com

1w 100 R Jan – Dec

Douala 7 km

q Yaoundé 350 km 9Douala-Bessengué 1 km

Axe Douala - Bafoussan 5 km

K Axe Douala - Yaoundé 7 km

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GPS Longitude: 4.04749

Latitude: 9.70624

Limbe (Southwest) CM101

Minotel Seme Beach***

Elisabeth Noungon

Mile 11, Route d’Idenau

CM - Limbe

www.minotel.com/cm101

reservation@minotel.com

2w 115 R Jan – Dec

Douala 100 km

q

Yaoundé 380 km

K Nationale 3: Route des Plages 500 m

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GPS Longitude: 4.01591

Latitude: 9.20216

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Morocco

“Pick up a flying carpet in the magical bazaars. Jostling crowds,

the piquant tension of debate, space in perpetual motion - the

minute you set foot in the country you know you’ve arrived

somewhere very different. Spend a weekend in a luxury riad in

Marrakesh, exorcise your shopping demons in some of the most

colourful markets in the world, or indulge in some off-piste desert

driving over sugar-soft dunes... And this fantastically varied destination

is barely three hours flying time from Europe ! Its spectacular

setting against the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains lingers

long in the minds and the famous Djemaa el-Fna square provides

perhaps the greatest open-air spectacle in the world....”

Casablanca MA112

GPS Longitude: 33.58196

Latitude: -7.62355

Senegal

Minotel Business****

Mohamed Sefrioui

6, rue Jenner-Boulevard Abdelmoumen

MA - 20 000 Casablanca

www.minotel.com/ma112

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 90

qCasablanca 30 km 1w

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65 R —

Casablanca-Mers Sultan 3 km

Casablanca-Voyageurs 3.6 km

KA3: 5.4 km

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“Couched between the arid desert lands in Northern Senegal

and lush tropical forests in the south, this country boasts a

stunning array of sights, sounds and flavours. But most visitors

head to Senegal for its beaches, and for good reason. North and

south of Dakar, wide strips of white sand invite swimming and

sunbathing, whether in the built-up resort zones, where a lazy

day at the beach can be followed by a cocktail trail at night, or

in one of the coast’s charming fishing villages, the beaches of

which are dotted with hundreds of colourful wooden pirogues.

Whether you want to mingle with the trendsetters of urban

Africa, or be alone with your thoughts and the sounds of nature

– Senegal is the place to be....”

Saly – Mbour (Petite Côte) SN101

GPS Longitude: 14.43726

Latitude: -17.00512

Minotel Les Flamboyants***

Fatou & Yannick Le Moal

Mbour

SN - Saly

www.minotel.com/sn101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 48 from EUR 60

qDakar 80 km 2w

9Dakar 80 km

35 R Jan – Dec

K N1: 4.3 km

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Minotel Riad Mandalay****

Giorgia Urbani & Essadek Bouzid

59, Derb Harbil-Kasbah

MA - 40 000 Marrakech

www.minotel.com/ma111

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 88 from EUR 110 from EUR 148.50

q Marrakech 7 km 1w

9Marrakech 4.2 km

8 R Jan – Dec 7 Jul 14 – Aug 15

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Casablanca, Hassan II Mosq

Marrakech (Marrakech-Tensift) MA111

K N7-Tanger-Marrakech: 10 km

GPS Longitude: 31.61609

Latitude: -7.98666

Marrakech, Jamaa El Fna

Saly Beach

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South Africa

“It’s no wonder that South Africa draws more visitors than

anywhere else in sub-Saharan Africa. World-class wildlife-watching,

cosmopolitan cities like good-looking, fun-loving, sporty

and sociable Cape Town, stunning natural panoramas from

Table Mountain National Park and vibrant cultures make the

country appealing to almost every taste and budget.

Within the space of a day, you can journey from vineyard-clad

hillsides in the Western Cape to the vast open spaces of the

Kalahari; from waterfront chic in Cape Town to isolated Zulu

villages; from elephant-spotting in Kruger National Park to the

sublime seascapes of the coast…”

Tunisia

“Tunisia is one of Africa’s easiest destinations, a place where

tourists almost outnumber the locals in high summer, and flock

here for the golden sandy beaches, non-stop sunshine, and exoticism

on tap. A land of ancient exotica spiced with modern

luxury. Tunisia’s list of attractions would do justice to a country

twice its size. From the Roman-era hot springs at Hamman

Mellegue to the space-age sets of Star Wars, its lush-to-lunar

landscapes have seen more action than the New World nations

combined.

Tunis is a good introduction to the opposing character of

Tunisia’s Western and Eastern influences, though it’s by no

Tunisian Souk

Hammamet (Nabeul) TN102

GPS Longitude: 36.39231

Latitude: 10.55553

Minotel Hammamet Kilma***

Rached Kouki

TN - 8050 Hammamet

www.minotel.com/tn102

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 24 from EUR 30 from EUR 40.50

vw 210 R Jan – Dec

Tunis 65 km

q Monastir 120 km 9

K A1: Hammamet-Sud 2 km

Hammamet 6 km

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Cape Town (Western Cape) ZA101

Minotel Rutland Lodge*****

Jean Jo Dorval

5 Montrose Avenue, Oranjezicht

ZA - 8001 Cape Town

www.minotel.com/za101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 80 from EUR 100 from EUR 135

q Cape Town 20 km 1w

9 Cape Town-Central 2 km

6 R Jan – Apr & Oct – Dec

M3: 400 m

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GPS Longitude: -33.94145

Latitude: 18.41181

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Cape of Good Hope

means the country’s most interesting city. The tangled streets of

the medina are crammed with people selling, buying and carting

goods around, enveloped in the scent of spices and sweat. Its

chaos is infectious and you may end up bargaining to the last

dinar with a shopkeeper, before flopping onto a pavement café,

savouring your purchase.

Nabeul, in the south of Cap Bon Peninsula and quite close to

Hammamet, is known for its orchards and its gardens. The

region opens onto a skyline of beautiful, silky soft beaches and

crystal clear water, topped only by an absolutely lovely climate

that matches a great seaside holiday…”

Nabeul (Nabeul) TN101

Minotel Le Prince***

Rached Kouki

Avenue Mohammed V

TN - 8000 Nabeul

www.minotel.com/tn101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 24 from EUR 30 from EUR 40.50

1w 284 R Jan – Dec

Tunis 75 km

q Monastir 145 km 9

K A1: Hammamet-Sud 25 km

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from EUR 56 from EUR 80

Nabeul 1.5 km

GPS Longitude: 36.44019

Latitude: 10.73149

Tunis (El Manar II) TN103

Minotel La Princesse***

Naoufel Bouattour

Avenue Tahar Sfar 18, El Manar 2

TN - 2092 Tunis

www.minotel.com/tn103

reservation@minotel.com

qTunis 6 km vw

9Tunis 9 km

28 R —

K Boulevard 7 novembre: Manar II 1 km

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GPS Longitude: 36.84165

Latitude: 10.15646

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America Argentina

“Just wait till you get to Argentina. Arriving in Buenos Aires is

like jumping aboard a moving train. Outside the taxi window, a

blurred mosaic of drab apartment blocks and haphazard architecture

whizzes by as you shoot along the freeway toward the

center of town. The driver – probably driving way too fast while

chain-smoking and talking incessantly about government corruption

– finally merges off the freeway. Then the real city appears,

the cafés, the purple jacaranda flowers draped over the side-

Buenos Aires (Underground: Scalabrini Ortiz) AR101

GPS Longitude: -34.59107

Latitude: -58.42745

Canada

Minotel 1555 Malabia House****

María Bautista

Malabia 1555, Palermo Viejo - Soho

AR - C1414DME Buenos Aires

www.minotel.com/ar101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 88 from EUR 110

1w 15 R —

Buenos Aires-Newbery 6 km

q Buenos Aires-Ezeiza 30 km 9

L.Lugones/Arturo Illia: Av Sarmiento 4.2 km

K 25 de Mayo: Av Boedo 4.9 km

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Buenos Aires-Retiro 8 km

“Those expecting Canada to be a blander version of the USA

should check their assumptions at the door. Canada’s wild northern

frontier, which has etched itself into the national psyche,

and its distinct patchwork of people have created a country that is

decidedly different from its brash neighbour. It’s the edginess between

Canada’s indigenous, French and British traditions that

gives the nation its complex three-dimensional character. Add to

this a constant infusion of US culture and a plethora of traditions

brought by migrants, and you have a thriving multicultural society.

Spring, summer and autumn are all ideal for touring, though

if you want to ski you’ll naturally have to come in winter or

early spring...”

Montréal (Underground: Berri-UQAM) CA102

GPS Longitude: 45.51591

Latitude: -73.55737

Minotel Le Saint-André**

Roger Lapointe

1285, rue Saint-André

CA - Montréal, Québec H2L 3TI

www.minotel.com/ca102

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 48 from EUR 60

1w 60 R —

Montréal-Trudeau 21 km

q Montréal-Mirabel 58 km 9

AUT-720E: no.6 Rue Berri/Boul. St-Laurent 1.5 km

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AUT-20O/RTE-132O: no.8 Boul. Taschereau/RTE-134 6.8 km

ARGENTINA

CANADA

COLOMBIA

MEXICO

USA

walks, stylish porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) walking

purposefully past the newspaper stands and candy kiosks and

handsome early-20th-century stone facades. Travelers who dig

beneath the tourist-office version of Argentina will find a cultural

climate electrified by discussion, argument and creative

fervor. Spend any amount of time here, and you’ll find yourself

wrapped up in the discussion too, hopefully with a couple of

locals. Argentines are, after all, some of the most amicable,

seductive, engaging folks on the planet....”

Buenos Aires (Underground: San Martin) AR102

Hotel Elevage Buenos Aires**** +

Andrea Argenzio

Maipú 960

AR - C1006ACN Buenos Aires

www.minotel.com/ar102

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 120 from EUR 162

1w 109 R —

Buenos Aires-Newbery 7 km Buenos Aires-Retiro 800 m

q Buenos Aires-Ezeiza 35 km 9

Pte Arturo Illia: Av 9 de Julio 800 m

K 25 de Mayo: Av 9 de Julio 4.4 km

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Buenos Aires-Constución 5 km

Montreal - Terrace on Saint-Denis Street

© Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin

GPS Longitude: -34.59682

Latitude: -58.37695

© Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin

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Colombia

“Colombia is now safe to visit and travelers are discovering

what they’ve been missing. The diversity of the country may

astonish you. Modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs?

Check. Gorgeous Caribbean beaches? Check. Jungle walks and

Amazon safaris? Check. Colonial cities, archaeological ruins,

high-mountain trekking, whalewatching, coffee plantations,

scuba diving, surfing, the list goes on. No wonder the ‘magic

realism’ style of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez

emerged from here – there is a dreamlike quality to Colombia.

Here at the equator, with the sun forever overhead, the fecund

earth beneath your feet, heart-stopping vistas in every direction

and the warmth of the locals putting you at ease…”

Bogotá (Underground: Las Aguas) CO101

GPS Longitude: -74.0701

Latitude: 4.60476

Mexico

Minotel Bacata****

Judy Marcela Rodríguez

Calle 19, 5-20

CO - 110 311 Bogotá

www.minotel.com/co101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 63 from EUR 90 from EUR 121.50

1w

q Bogotá 14 km

207 R —

Autopista El Dorado: Ac26 (Jorge Eliécer Gaitán) 3.4 km

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“Mexico is a traveler’s paradise, crammed with a multitude of

opposing identities: desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes,

ancient ruins, teeming industrialized cities, time-warped

colonial towns, colorfully traditional villages, deserted beaches

and a world-beating collection of flora and fauna.

A colonial city with a lovely, tree-shaded central square, El

Zócalo, Oaxaca is the heart of a region whose highly creative

populace produces the country’s finest range of crafts and some

of its most exciting contemporary art. Artists and artisans alike

are inspired by the state’s deep-rooted indigenous traditions and

by its bright southern light…”

Portland - Waterfront Park

Boston (Massachusetts) US101

GPS Longitude: 42.34701

Latitude: -71.07032

Minotel Chandler Inn**

Gretchen Chauncey

26, Chandler Street

US - Boston, MA 02116

www.minotel.com/us101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 84 from EUR 120

q Boston-Logan 7 km 1w

9 Boston-Back Bay 600 m

55 R Jan – Mar & Dec

K I-90 E/Massachusetts Turnpike: no.22 Copley Sq 1.4 km

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Cartagena (Bolivar) CO102

Minotel Bantú & Life Style****

Carlos Mario Arcila

Calle de la Tablada 7-62, San Diego

CO - 130 001 Cartagena de Indias

www.minotel.com/co102

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 96 from EUR 120 from EUR 162

1w

q Cartagena 5 km

23 R —

K Avenida Pedro de Heredia 3 km

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USA

GPS Longitude: -75.54775

Latitude: 10.42606

Oaxaca de Juárez (Oxaca) MX101

Minotel Cazomalli***

Francisco Narcizo Pérez Pérez

El Salto 104, Esq. Aldama, Barrio del Jalatlaco

MX - 68080 Oaxaca de Juárez

www.minotel.com/mx101

reservation@minotel.com

“So much of the country has been filmed, photographed, painted

and written about that you need to peel back layers of representation

to stop it from looking like a stage setting. This can

make the country seem strangely familiar when you first

encounter novelties like 24-hour shopping, bottomless cups of

coffee, ‘have a nice day’, drive-thru banks, TV evangelists,

cheap gasoline and news papers tossed onto lawns. But you’d be

foolish to read too much into this surface familiarity, since you

only have to watch Oprah for half an hour to realize that the

rituals and currents of American life are as complex, seductive

and bewildering as the most alien of cultures...”

Portland (Oregon) US103

Minotel University Place**

Dennis Burkholder

310, SW Lincoln Street

US - Portland, OR 97201

www.minotel.com/us103

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 88 from EUR 110 from EUR 148.50

q Portland-International 21 km 1w

9Portland-Union Station 3.3 km

235 R —

I-5/I-405N: Exit 1B/4th Ave 400 m

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1w 17 R —

Oaxaca 8 km

Bus: Oaxacaq

Mexico-Benito Juárez 470 km H

CF190: Centro Ciudad 1.6 km

K CF175: Centro Ciudad 6.5 km

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ADO-Terminal 500 m

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Cartagena de Indias

GPS Longitude: 17.06695

Latitude: -96.71616

GPS Longitude: 45.50750

Latitude: -122.68085

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AChina sia

“China isn’t a country - it’s a different world. Unless you have

a couple of years and unlimited patience, it’s best to follow a

loose itinerary here, such as following the Silk Road, sailing

down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr Seuss landscape of

Guangxi Province. From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the

desert landscapes of Xinjiang, China is a land of cultural and

geographic schisms. It’s not that it has completely done away

with its Maoist past - it’s more that the yin of revolutionary

zeal is being balanced by the yang of economic pragmatism or

it where the mojo of MTV and mobile phones has eclipsed the

magic of Mao.

Canton (Guangzhou) (Guangdong) CN103

GPS Longitude: 23.16181

Latitude: 113.32092

Minotel Yanling****

Wei Zhao

29 Yanling Road, Tianhe District

CN - 510507 Guangzhou

www.minotel.com/cn103

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 35 from EUR 50

q Guangzhou-Baiyun 25 km 1w

9

300 R Jan – Mar & Jun – Sep & Dec

Guangzhou-East 3 km

Guangzhou-West 8 km

Loop Line 100 m

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from EUR 72 from EUR 90

1w 254 R Jan – Apr, Nov & Dec

Shanghai-Pudong 52 km

q Shanghai-Hongqiao 18 km 9

Shanghai-Central Station 6 km

Yan An Road: no.12/Hongshan Road East 4 km

K Nan Pa Bridge: no.12/Hongshan Road East 4 km

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CHINA

JAPAN

THAILAND

The most dynamic city in the world’s fastest- changing nation,

Shanghai is an exhilarating, ever-morphing metropolis that isn’t

just living China’s dream, but is setting the pace for the rest of

the world. Once a playground for foreign adventurers and socialites,

the one-time whore of the Orient is now where homegrown

tycoons build soaring monuments to capitalism and the

locals party all night.

Known to many in the West as ‘Canton’, Guangzhou is the

first city most travellers to mainland China visit. The city

overwhelms with its energy, colour, and sheer size. Influenced

by neighbouring Hong Kong, consumerism has swept up the city

in a head-spinning frenzy, but scratch away Guangzhou’s glittery

surface and you’ll find a place quite special among China’s

major urban centres…”

Shanghai (Bund) CN102

Minotel Broadway Mansions*****

Celina Xi Chen

20, Bei Suzhou Road

CN - 200080 Shanghai

www.minotel.com/cn102

reservation@minotel.com

GPS Longitude: 31.24614

Latitude: 121.48518

Shanghai skyline

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Japan

“When you hear the word 'Japan', what do you think of? Does

your mind fill with images of ancient temples or futuristic

cities? Do you see visions of mist-shrouded hills or lightningfast

bullet trains? Do you think of suit-clad businessmen or

kimono-clad geisha? Whatever image you have of Japan, it's

probably accurate, because it's all there. But you may also have

some misconceptions about Japan. For example, many people

believe that Japan is one of the world's most expensive countries.

In fact, it's cheaper to travel in Japan than in much of

North America, Western Europe and parts of Oceania. Others

think that Japan is impenetrable or even downright difficult.

The fact is, Japan is one of the easiest countries in which to travel.

It is, simply put, a place that will remind you why you started

travelling in the first place.

Tokyo’s unique vitality springs from this intertwining of the new

with the time-honoured old. While it’s the wellspring of

Japanese pop culture, it is also a place where the patrilineage of

its imperial family is a tightly held institution. It’s a megapolis

where the pressure cooker of traditional societal mores and

expectations explodes into cutting-edge art, music and inventions

like the ‘boyfriend’s arm pillow’. Even pop culture like

manga, as it takes the world by storm, is rooted in the tradition

of Edo-period ukiyo-e (wood-block prints from the ‘floating world’).

And so, as its modern gears keep turning, the basic machinery

of this intriguing city remains true to its origins…”

Thailand

“Thailand is often referred to as a golden land, not because

there is precious metal buried underground but because the

country gives off a certain lustre, be it the fertile rice fields of

the central plains, white sandy beaches or the warm hospitality

of its citizenry. First introductions are made in Bangkok, a

modern behemoth of screaming traffic, gleaming shopping centres

and international sensibilities interwoven with devout

Buddhism. Samui has polished its reputation as a hippy island

paradise that remembers to provide the best of the creature comforts

from home, filled with tall palms angling over pearlescent

sand. Thailand’s beaches are stunning, hedonistic and mythic

among residents of northern latitudes…”

Pattaya, Bouddha Mountain

© Bernard

Tokyo (Underground: Suidobashi) JP103

Minotel Niwa****

Keisuke Hirose

1-1-16 Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku

JP - 101-0061 Tokyo

www.minotel.com/jp103

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 120 from EUR 150 from EUR 202.50

1w 238 R —

Tokyo-Haneda 24 km

q Tokyo-Narita 75 km 9

K Metropolitan Expressway: 700 m

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Tokyo (Underground: Suidobashi) JP101

Minotel Tokyo Green Korakuen***

Kazunori Hirose

1-1-3 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku

JP - 112-0004 Tokyo

www.minotel.com/jp101

reservation@minotel.com

from EUR 56

1w 135 R —

Tokyo-Haneda 24 km

q Tokyo-Narita 75 km 9

K Metropolitan Expressway: 1 km

Suidobashi 400 m

Tokyo-Main Station 3.8 km

Suidobashi 200 m

Tokyo-Main Station 4 km

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from EUR 50 from EUR 67.50

1w 75 R Jan – Dec

Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 35 km

q Bangkok-Don Mueang 30 km 9

Second Stage Expy: South 2-11 1.7 km

K Chaloem Maha Nakhon Expy: South 1-03 2.7 km

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from EUR 40

Bangkok-Hua Lamphong 2 km

Bangkok-Makkasan 7 km

GPS Longitude: 35.70054

Latitude: 139.75669

GPS Longitude: 35.70273

Latitude: 139.75272

Mount Fuji and Chureito Peace Pagoda in spring

Bangkok (Underground: Sam Yang) TH101

Minotel Tarntawan Place****

Lukas A. Habersaat

119/5-10 Surawong Road

TH - 10500 Bangkok

www.minotel.com/th101

reservation@minotel.com

©JNTO

GPS Longitude: 13.72916

Latitude: 100.53038

Koh Samui (Surat Thani) TH102

Minotel Lamai Wanta Resort***

Pongsak Boonyaleephun

124/264 Moo 3, Tumbon Maret

TH - 84310 Koh Samui

www.minotel.com/th102

reservation@minotel.com

qKoh Samui 20 km 3w

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74 R May, Jun & Sep – Nov

Koh Samui-Lipa Noi 22 km

Koh Samui-Nathon 20 km

K Mainroad 4169: 400 m

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GPS Longitude: 9.46262

Latitude: 100.04459

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