Previously, when I thought of Singapore I never used to think of a paradise beach. This was until I discovered Bintan, an Indonesian island that’s just a one hour international ferry ride away from Singapore. I visited Angsana Bintan back in July, which is a part of the Banyan Tree hotel group.
As a part of my 2 day trip to explore Macau back in May, I stayed at the MGM MACAU for one night. MGM MACAU is located on the older part of town along with some of the most classic casinos and is only a 15 minute walk into the town centre.
MGM brings a whole new meaning to the word Grand. It’s the kind of hotel which you don’t need to step foot outside of because there’s literally everything under one roof. At MGM MACAU you’ll find great food, indoor and outdoor pools, spas, casinos, shops, an art gallery and everything else that you’d expect from a 5 star establishment.
Recently during my visit to Japan I got to stay at the beautiful Marriott Osaka. Marriott Osaka is based in Japan’s tallest building and is located on top of Tennoji station which has excellent transport links to everywhere within Osaka, including JR lines. I have to admit that the entrance to the hotel is quite confusing and took me some time to find. There are dedicated hotel elevators from the street and B1/B2 levels of the subway. The lifts take you to the beautifully decorated lobby on the 19th floor.
Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel Review
Last year my friend and I visited Dubai during ramadan as a stop over on our way to Asia. Dubai during ramadan is insanely quiet but on the positive side, prices on hotels are majorly reduced. We managed to book Sofitel on Jumeira Beach for an amazing £60 per night! That’s a very good deal for Sofitel which usually starts from £200 per night. The location of Sofitel Jumeira Beach is ideal as its within walking distance to the marina and a short taxi ride away from the malls.
LE MERIDIEN MUNICH HOTEL REVIEW
Back in November, I stayed at Le Meridien Munich for one night for a quick weekend break. Le Meridien’s location is very central and convenient. Coming out from the central station you can literally see Le Meridien across the street to your right and it’s about a minute walk to get to. The hotel is also very close to the Marienplatz which is where you’ll find Munich’s main attractions.
A while ago my mom and I visited Lisbon for a short weekend trip. It’s amazing how the place you stay in can make or break your trip. In this case, Sofitel Lisbon completely made our holiday. We fell in love with the city and also with the hotel.
First of all – location, location, location. The hotel is well placed right in the city centre on Avenida da Liberdade. It is a prime shopping district and is very close to the Barrio Alto and most major Lisbon attractions. We didn’t have to use public transport much at all. The front desk staff were so lovely, knowledgable and helpful from the very moment we walked in until the moment we left.
A year after my solo trip to the US, I’m still reminiscing about my stay at Encore in Vegas during Labour Day weekend. I associate this hotel with one of the best times of my life and I wasn’t ready to leave after just 3 days.
Maybe it was because I had been staying at a hostel in New York for almost a week (for the first time in my life).
Maybe it was because they took such good care of me while I was traveling alone.
May I remind you this is where prince Harry had his infamous Vegas pictures taken.
Whatever the reason, Encore is the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Why?