Renovation project - Driving to France
We have a 2 night journey to France and normally we stop at the
cheap formula 1 hotels, but as we are driving towards Barcelona we
remember the luxury hotel we stayed in there a couple of years ago.
We decide to push the boat out and book in again, we look on line
for any deals and find a price but it is in British pounds and my
phone will not let me change it to euros too pay on line, we decide
to just call on the off chance and the price is not that different
paying direct, we also ask about dinner and there is an option for a
3 course dinner with water and a glass of wine for 16 euros.
We relax in our wonderful room and I even get to luxuriate in the
bath, it has been so long since I lay and relaxed in bubbles, I
really think I have died and gone to heaven (we are definitely
putting a bath in the new house!)
We then go for dinner and watch the sunset over montserrat, the
meal is fantastic, the view is fantastic but it does mean we have
been to Barcelona yet again without visiting the city, but we don't
mind, we realise how lucky we are that we don't have to try to cram
everything in to each trip as we can come as often as we want to, and
feel it would be better to fly into barcelona and spend a weekend
there sometime soon rather than try to drive and park in the city.
The next night we stay in a budget formula 1 hotel and order the
breakfast, we go out to a Court Paille for a burger dinner, nice but
We do however laugh at the salad starter, which consists of a bowl
of lettuce leaves!
When we tot up the prices, it turns out that the night of luxury
was only 30 euors more expensive than a budget night with a shared
toilet and a burger.
Sometimes cheap isn't necessarily cost effective it is just