Category: Hotels

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Hotel Review: Aloft Seoul Myeongdong

Had a stopover in Seoul while flying on Korean Air, decided on staying in Myeongdong so I can get my shopping on. Of course I didn’t end up buying much but the hotel was new and a nice place to stay. Book here Address: 56 Namdaemun-ro, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga,...

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Regent Chongqing – Classy and Luxurious

Regent Chongqing is a new hotel that opened in late 2016. It’s practically brand new and a nice five-star hotel addition to a city that’s growing more and more international each day. Regent Chongqing is situated in the financial district Jiangbeizui, so will appeal mostly to business travelers, but...

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Review: POP! Hotel in Jakarta

POP! is a chain with multiple locations across Indonesia. They are similar to a number of other chains there, which offer fairly basic accommodation in popular areas packaged up in a colourful branding. I recently stayed at the POP! in Kemang, Jakarta. I suspect that the different properties...

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Can You Trust Agoda?

I am not a big fan of booking hotels online. I would rather just turn up on the day and pay at the hotel, which is more convenient and quicker. Unfortunately, a lot of hotels now require customers to book through a third party platform or penalise them...

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A Beautiful Colonial Hotel in Mérida, Mexico

I recently stayed at the Gran Hotel in Mérida. The hotel is situated in the heart of the colonial old town, with tourist sights, restaurants, cafes, and a bookshop all a stone’s throw away. As a tourist, the location could not be better. The accommodation was around four...

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Cute But Costly: Liangzhu Lifestyle Hotel, Xiamen

Xiamen feels a lot like Taiwan. That makes it a popular place to visit, and as it gets more popular its tourist infrastructure continues to grow. The city has a lot of hotels but the Liangzhu Lifestyle Hotel is a different experience from a standard Chinese hotel. A...

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Why Are Some Chinese Hotels Closed to Foreigners?

Did you know some Chinese hotels are only available to mainlanders? I’ve experienced it before, walking around a city trying to find a hotel or guest house with vacancies, and going into hotels only to be told that they only accept guests with Chinese ID. You may even...

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Travelling to Guilin by train

A cheap and convenient way to visit the beautiful cities of Guilin, Yangshuo and their surroundings is by train. Everyone who has been in Hong Kong and China for a while know that the high-speed trains are a symbol of modern China, becoming one of the most efficient...

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15 items a hotel can get rid of: my thoughts

I found this article 15 Items Hotels Could Eliminate from a Facebook an old professor of mine from Cornell Hotel School shared. I thought it was interesting so I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions on the items presented. 1. Bed scarves. This old-fashioned and basically useless...