Tips and deals of the week: Edinburgh Motel One, Frantastique and A Hedonist's Guide To... apps
Sunday 06 January 2013
German chain Motel One has opened its first property in the UK. Located on Edinburgh's Market Street, the budget, design-led hotel stands in buildings dating back to the 16th and 18th centuries. Doubles from £69 (motel-one.com).
If your New Year's resolutions include learning a new language, then Frantastique may be of interest. The online language course is personalised to users and takes just 15 minutes per day. From £14 per month (frantastique.com).
A Hedonist's Guide To ... (Hg2) has launched a series of mobile apps for iPhones and iPads. Available for 49 cities, they feature maps, the option to build itineraries, currency converters and reviews, and are 69p until 10 Jan, £2.99 after (hg2.com).
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