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Where celebrities & visiting head of states usually put up. Not my cup of tea but it's a historical hotel. Monroe & Jackson were once visitors and today, it has the UK royalties as its guests of honor!
It would have been in negative territory if not saved by a few of its friendly and hospitable staff! The hotel is in subpar standard and not well kept. Unfortunately, Banyan Tree precedes its own reputation in the past and that has created a letdown experience. Too many frustrations during check-in and leave a bitter aftertaste. Other than that, there are something … more
It opens its door to visitors just over a month ago and yet its spa business is thriving so much so you ought to make your appointment before arrival or check-in! By far the most expensive hotel in the newly opened Galaxy World, a gigantic complex comprising of 3 mega hotels, the Banyan Tree, Okura from Japan & the Galaxy very own hotel. Personally, I prefer Banyan Tree … more
Hotel is almost brand new, just under 6 months. Easy access to city and access to Mount Tai. Prices are reasonable (at RMB 520++, inclusive of taxes and breakfast) and breakfast is sumptuous. The latest addition to Taishan's many new hotels built in the last 2 years or so. However, some services are still not available, for example, the spa. Otherwise, whatever you can reasonably expect out of Four … more
One of the newer and better Sheraton in China. The hotel was less than 2 year old and is reasonably priced. I paid only RMB498 for a night stay (including taxes) and the room is truly spacious. Internet is included in the price but not breakfast. The hotel's Shine Spa is great too. Guests get 20% off body massages. All I paid for a 90 mins. Swedish massage was a mere RMB304! (That's like US$46!)
Stayed here again some 2 weeks ago. Check-in is darn slow and truly tested my patience. We booked through the phone about half an hour before arrival for a spa package (with rooms included, MOP 2500++) and yet the reception couldn't find the reservation! Concierge, Randy, was great and helpful. Room was spacious and nice as with the Spa services. However, TV and broadband were not working well and … more
Opulent, elegant and massive, Four Seasons Hotel in Macao is one of the most luxurious accommodation in the world's capital of the gaming industry. Like any Four Seasons in the world, FS Macao embodies the finest of living and entertainment. It boasts some 360 guest rooms (over 80 of which are suites) and 5 swimming pools (which I happened to like very much, though I didn't swim when I was … more
It may be a Kempinski but it's certainly not your usual standard of Kempinski. The hotel is old and highly expensive although the rooms are spacious. I wouldn't have paid for it again if I do visit Mongolia. There are better choices out there in Ulan Bator, like the Sunjin Grand Hotel which was actually closed when I was there (due to some diplomats visits!). So, if it's good for diplomats, … more
Centrally located and hosted the best Thai restaurant (according to some magazine) as well as Spa and fitness center in the Sukhumvit area. I love the Grande Spa here although I stayed at Westin which is across the street (and has its own spa which I'd review later). This particular Sheraton is one of the Luxury Collections stable of hotels. It's not cheap but it's worth the price, according to most … more
A reasonably old hotel across from Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit which is more luxurious and has better choices of facilities. Westin has friendly staff but the hotel makes you pay for almost everything, ie. breakfast and internet access!
Great location (next to France & Malaysia Embassy on Sathorn Road; within walking distance to Sala Daeng BTS) and nice room decor. I do not like the feel of the hotel though. Old building with a dorm feel to it. Certainly lacks the hotel quality.
This is the first All Seasons by Accor hotels that I'm staying in and reviewing. I must say it has surpassed any expectation I've of it! Coming out of Westin Sukhumvit (a 5* hotel, you know, it's Westin! Review coming soon...) and checking into a "budget" (presumably 3*) hotel can be a daunting experience. But, it is NOT and that's the best news of the day! … more
Grand Hyatt, Crown and Hard Rock Hotels are 3 hotels that comprise the City of Dreams in Macau; newest entertainment and gaming block in Macau. We stayed at Grand Hyatt this week and Sands Macao last weekend. The rooms are much bigger and better for value in Sands Macao although Grand Hyatt is newer. For the same room rate, one gets a suite in Sands Macao while merely a room in Grand Hyatt. Location … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about The Strand.
January 31, 2011
An excellent historical hotel in the heart of Yangon. There is a touch of the elegance and the 50s in this hotel. Excellent service & spacious room. If you're around this hotel, make sure you at least try the high-tea here! Yum!
Since this is the first Four Points by Sheraton that I'm reviewing, I thought I'd give it a background check before I do so. It is not the first Four Points I've stayed nor is it the first Bangkok hotels I've stayed in. Neither is it the best Four Points by Sheraton hotels in the world! My best Four Points hotel experience was in Beijing. Nonetheless, this is the first Four Points … more
A brand new hotel which I'm currently checking in for 3 nights. Great promotional rates for the opening. A mere 1900 thai baht (plus taxes of 17%) per night. Rooms are nice and spacious. Great and friendly staff. Some rooms for improvement with regard to toiletries. Housekeeping forgot to supply shampoo, conditioner and bath gel (or perhaps she thought I have that of my own so no need to replenish). … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Amanjiwo.
November 18, 2010
Definitely the resort to stay in if you're heading Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Provided that money is of not of great concern! Otherwise, a spa experience at this resort would be excellent too!
I had stayed here once many years ago and again last weekend since my cousin's wedding was held here. Rooms are on par with other 5* hotels but lack character. Ultra boring as far as I'm concerned. Prices are still high and with the many 4 or 5* new hotels in the area, this is fast becoming an unwise choice! As for my stay, well, my uncle footed the bill, so I've no complaint ;-)