Belmont Hotel Manilla is located just across from Terminal 3, walking distance. Coming from Terminal 2 it is quite a hassle with a group hotel bus going every hour but it stops at every single hotel enroute & can take up to one hour & half from airport - since hotel is last stop. If coming from T2, use Grab App instead of taxi since costs about 250 peso, taxi is 800 peso.
Within the very safe area though is a large premium retail shopping mall with large casino & many restaurants and is less than 10 minute walk. Also McDonald's and a massage spa is less than 3 min walk away.
Room was quite nice of good size with a comfortable queen sized bed & plenty of comfortable pillows, slept very well.
Each side are handy international plug sockets above bedside tables and these each have mellow lamps.
Facing bed is a TV and plays full cable channels that includes CNN, Fox movies, Al Jazera, BBC, CCTV, TV5monde, Korean, German and Japanese in addition to local channels.
There is a small desk with a small mini bar fridge and a kettle - they have two complimentary bottles of water. There is also a stool and comfortable arm chair to watch TV or rest.
Open wardrobes are offered with a laptop size safe, complimentary slippers & robe.
AC is dial style and worked well, not to noisy.
The bathroom is small & poky and has a large window to bed room from the shower cubicle though a pull down blind is possible. However shower was powerful & hot.
Full hotel branded amenities of mini bottles of shower gel, body lotion and dental kits.
Overall room is functional and comfortable presented spotlessly clean.
The hotel offers free secure wifi for multiple devices. It's a bit slow & does drop frequently but it's ok for say emails.
Catering includes a cafe restaurant downstairs and a bar on the roof. The bar is next to a swimming pool & is quite relaxing in the evening for cocktails. Despite being outside smokers cannot smoke there due to new government regulations.
There is also a smallish gym with cardio equipment, sauna & business centre.
Within the building but outside is a Starbucks, another restaurant and a Lawson convenience store.
Staff are really friendly and upbeat. They always acknowledge you and ask how your doing - a big good morning was offered by all. Service is overall very good.
Overall would stay here again when in transiting thru Manila airport. The room was comfortable and the area has things to walk to and is very safe.
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Hotel is located about 1 min walk from Oshiage station. This connects via the access express train from Narita and Haneda airports and takes less than one hour from each. Tokyo station is about 10 minutes away.
Tokyo Skytree and shopping mall is only a few minutes walk from hotel. There are many shops, restaurants and some bars in close vicinity. A large supermarket is on ground floor of hotel. Overall a great location.
The room on the top floor was of good size (for Japan), spotlessly clean, new with sophisticated decor with an air of premium ambiance.
Very comfortable double bed especially the pillows. Easy to access plug sockets and light controls with dimmer functions all located on a handy ledge built into frame. Convenient place for a phone.
Large TV faces bed and is multi-functional with even free VOD with both western & foreign movies, a nice extra to offer since most hotels in Japan charge.
A modern desk is offered with a helpful plug adaptor with cables for all phones. A air purifier machine is on top of desk along with telephone and personal mirror.
There is a small chair & coffee table plus cabinet with an empty fridge and some glasses.
Amenities offered include a small water in the shape of the Tokyo skytree & not to take away hotel branded pyjamas.
The room also has a window with a view that has a door can be slightly opened for fresh air.
There is also a laptop size safe, trouser press with iron and ironing board.
The bathroom is typical Japanese style with short deep bath and combined shower that worked well. Full set of amenities such as razor and toothbrush plus a shampoo shower gel by the brand - global environmental protection project, in which they also sell products at reception.
Overall a very comfortable & functional premium business hotel room in Tokyo.
The hotel offers free high speed wifi.
There is a restaurant near the lobby but did not use. Smoking room, touch screen computers, laundry and various vending machines are in the hotel on various floors.
Staff very friendly and efficient. However you cannot check in before 2pm for free. You have pay thousand yen per hour from 11am & staff would not budge on this. Appears to be the policy of the Richmond hotels. However check-in and check-out was efficient and polite.
I definitely would stay here again, loved the location and room was very comfortable.
1 Chome-10-3 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 131-0045, JapanSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
Hotel is located less than 10 minutes drive from airport, just off the main airport road.
They do organise complimentary shuttle service, but you must book ahead via email at hotel website.
To get to airport, they have various times to get there & you book via reception.
There is nothing really to walk too outside of hotel. However it's great for needing to be close to airport and avoiding the nightmare of Jakarta traffic.
The deluxe room was slightly disappointing. It is very large but feels like a former office building made into a hotel.
Large but soulless empty space. One feels it needs a rug or something on the hard floors. Since it is quite cold looking and with dull lighting.
The queen bed was sufficiently comfortable though and each side there are bed side tables with lamps. However no nearby power sockets, only one against wall below TV.
The flat screen TV faces the bed and has 46 channels including HBO, BBC & other international channels.
A large glass desk is offered and is suitable for working from. Plus a small coffee table with wooden chairs, luggage rack & large wardrobe also in the room.
There is a very small safe, not suitable for laptops. A fridge also exists with some small mini bar items & above a basic kettle hot drinks facility.
The bathroom was also spacious but again a little characterless but is was clean.
A basic looking shower is offered with a small sample of hotel branded amenities.
One of the main gripes with the room, is the old AC unit. Possibly due to size of room, it doesn't get that cold despite cold setting of 21C and is quite noisy.
Overall though it is quite good value for an early morning flight but it's quite a bland un-functional bedroom that isn't that comfortable.
Facilities are certainly the highlight of this hotel.
WIFI worked well in all areas and is complimentary and secure to two devices per room.
Leisure facilities are fun, there is a large indoor pool area that has a hot very large steam room & sauna with large hot or ice cold dipping pools great after the sauna.
The area is clean and the changing rooms gives at least men - flip flops, shorts to use and towels with your own locker. It's great, open from 6am until 10pm.
There is also a spa with comprehensive menu of reasonably priced massage treatments. I tried the unique Tibetan Steam Bath and was impressed. Other leisure facilities include a karaoke lounge, a hair dresser and a convenience store right in the lobby. There is also a pool table in the bar.
Catering includes two 24hr restaurant - Thai & Indonesian cuisine with western meal items. Tried room service which was reasonably priced. Breakfast is complimentary but was quite limited in choices and with unusual items such as Cajun chicken.
There is also a cafe patisserie healthy tea place with cakes plus a pool bar. Quite good ambience.
Overall impressive facilities are offered here, they are clean but do look quite dated.
Staff are an asset to this hotel at the spa and bars. Really friendly, kind and upbeat. Check-in however was a bit inefficient, initially checked me in as someone else but check out was fine.
Overall not a great hotel for Jakarta but fine for airport. The facilities are fun and the strongest reason to stay at this hotel.
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Dorsett is situated about 5-10 minute walk from the Olympic metro station in Mong Kok. One stop to Kowloon whereby you can connect to all areas of the city.
Located on quite a busy road of which there are many small bars, restaurants, pharmacies and convenience stores located nearby.
The hotel does have a free pick up and drop off service to some locations.
My room on 12th floor was quite compact but with a view.
Large mirrors and glass cabinets make up most off the decor. Not exactly cosy but functional.
The firm double bed was harder than expected but does offer flexible reading lights offered on both sides of frame.
There is one bedside table with a phone with one local plug socket.
Bed faces a small glass cabinet unit in which was ok for shirts but not for full length items such as suits or dresses- since it is short.
The unit offers a desk area but quite congested with many items on top of it, such as a kettle, an alarm clock with old iPhone socket charging capabilities & the mobile wifi charging station.
There is a refrigerator with some mini bar items. There is also a laptop size easy to use safe & facing the bed is the TV.
The TV is a bit grainy but offering 32 channels - these include a good balance of movie channels, international news networks such as BBC, Australian and RT plus many local channels.
The bathroom is in a glass unit within room, it is quite small & open though glass is frosted. Exceptionally powerful Shower offers both rain and hose versions.
Amenities offered are generous sized personal bottles of shower gel, shampoo & body lotion as well as dental kits. The room also has slippers, and in bedside drawers is a helpful plug adaptor and hair dryer.
Room has a decent dial AC unit that worked well and overall room was fine, not say premium but good value for money & for the most part clean.
Free open high speed wifi that worked well.
The unique feature of this hotel is the personal hot spot mobile wifi phone unit that can be used out and about with your phone/tablet able to connect to wifi without any restrictions. This helpful android based device also offers a a guide to local restaurants, entertainment and shopping with google maps integrated. A nice item but don't loose it.
The hotel does have a restaurant but didn't use. There is a small gym as well.
Staff offer a good service at this hotel. Good level of enthusiasm & quite efficient.
Overall a decent enough budget Hong Kong hotel that actually offers good value for Kowloon. However it is not that comfortable, cosy or premium but is functional for a short stay business traveller.
The mobile wifi unit is a really a great unique amenity and great to travel about the city with without racking up using your own data roaming charges.
88 Tai Kok Tsui Rd, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong KongSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
The bastion Eindhoven is located about 2.5 miles from the Eindhoven city centre, about one hour walk away.
Brand new hotel in a pretty dull business park but close to the major highways.
There is nothing to walk to as the area is mostly residential, just a supermarket down the road. The hotel was visited in June 2017, and was brand new.
My room was on the first floor. I requested a higher floor due to building site below but told was only 1st floor operating as hotel was only 6 days old.
However the room was quite spacious & due to being new was very fresh and clean.
Two twin beds with small tables either side. Lighting good with lamps & flexi reading lights attached to bed frame. Plus a back wall light that creates a good mellow atmosphere. There is a old Dutch photo picture behind bed that looks a little haunting with people at the turn of the century.
TV faces bed, nice flat screen with various channels from region including BBC tv.
Small magimix expresso machine on slim desk in front. A relaxing arm chair with foot stall is to the side. Open wardrobes and small safe is offered but not sufficient for a small laptop.
The bathroom is quite spacious with a powerful shower. The hotel only offers a small tube of shampoo simple hotel brand. Towels are quite thin as well.
Overall room is comfortable and new but AC was not working despite digital display so felt warm throughout my stay in Summer, plus windows cannot be opened.
Being new the main door awkwardly screamed like a dying cat every time you close it creating quite an embarrsing noise heard loudly down corridor. It's a business hotel room but is not that functional, not enough desk space to work on a computer etc.
The brand new hotel is still being built, the car park has not even been properly finished.
Lots of building mess gets on your shoes and resulting in dirty public areas. Obviously this will be resolved but perhaps they opened too early.
Free working WIFI in which worked well.
There is a bar and restaurant. Breakfast is fourteen euros in which I felt was extortionate compared to other hotels I have stayed at on his trip so didn't try.
They also have a smoking lounge, a pool table, a sort of gym offering only two cardio machines.
A pricey vending machine for drinks is offered in lobby where a bottle of water costs nearly three euros.
Reception staff were mixed, male staff welcome was little unenthusiastic. When asked how far to walk to city, simply told I have no idea I don't live here. One expects staff to know basic knowledge of how far the centre of city is.
The housekeeping staff are also poorly skilled. Both days got woken up at 8am. First by staff simply walking in room (they don't have any Do not disturb signs on doors) then 2nd day by shouting down the corridor and hoovering. So one doesn't need an alarm clock!
Saying that female staff on check-out was concerned about how my stay was and seemed to care by noting these issues down.
Laan van Diepenvoorde 30, 5582 LA Waalre, NetherlandsSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
The hotel is located in the village of Stuben, not far from the Aldberg tunnel & the S16 road.
A good stop when en route to Liechtenstein going west or Innsbruck going east. Liechtenstein is around 1 hour to the border. Innsbruck is about one hour and half away.
As with most of Austria, the area is very scenic with mountains and Ski passes all around. A cable car up the mountain is right next door.
The comfort room costing under fifty euros is exceptional value for money.
Large room with a very comfortable king size bed with various pillows. Good lightning either side and easy to access plug sockets. There is a side table with a phone and an oddly placed and unfortunately slightly grainy TV on it.
Some chairs and a coffee table with magazines in German plus a decent size wardrobe is offered with a small safe.
The toilet is in a separate room in corridor to bathroom.
Bathroom is very modern & spacious with a powerful rain shower.
Amenities include shampoo and shower gel plus a decent offering of towels.
The highlight of the room is a communal balcony with chairs that you can watch the busy road outside. You can also open the windows for fresh alpine air.
Very cosy and comfortable room with relaxing ambience though some light road noise outside.
There is free wifi that is secure and worked well.
Two restaurants exist - pizza one and the main restaurant. I only used for breakfast and the offering was generous healthy and fresh.
Parking is available for free.
Leisure facilities include a nice spa area with sauna, steam room and some cardio equipment. Clean and nicely set up but didn't use.
Staff are really nice & friendly. Appreciating them waiting for me to arrive at 11pm despite check-in closes at 10pm.
Very helpful with directions, plus restaurant staff were welcoming and enthusiastic.
Overall cannot fault this hotel, only the TV position could be improved but slept well with the fresh mountain air listening to the road outside.
Stuben 50, 6762 Klösterle, AustriaSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
Located about 5 minutes outside of the town of Golling, a very scenic town with a famous waterfall and valley.
From Salzburg or Berchtesgaden it's around 30 minute drive & under one hour to Hallstatt. Very quiet location, just off a misty mountain road near a picturesque church.
The room was quite spacious with decor of flowery style Austrian bright decor.
Two single beds pushed together to make a double, with quite a soft mattress.
Good lighting on bed side tables either side plus plug sockets. A small desk in the corner is offered. Spacious wardrobes.
There is also a flat screen but very small TV with various channels from around Europe.
Windows can be opened with bars on the outside.
Large bathroom is quite modern a with shower cubicle. Minimal amenities just dispenser soap is offered.
The hotel has fast free wifi throughout.
There is a restaurant but is not used for dinner, only breakfast.
Continental breakfast offering is fairly good, fresh and good selection.
There is a sauna and pool, though did not use either. Also a kids play area.
Car parking is available and free. There is also a drinks vending machine outside.
Staff are welcoming, helpful with informative guide to area.
Overall a nice little chalet style hotel with the location being the main reason to stay here. In terms of room comfort - bed is too soft for my liking but the room was cosy. Would stay here again.
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Located about 7km up the less high mountain side from Innsbruck valley. Quiet and idyllic small Austrian village on side of hill near forest. Very nice spot.
The comfort room was very cosy. Decor had a boutique slightly scandinavian wooden finish with beige colours and scenic pictures.
The double bed had warm soft & comfortable bedding with plenty of decent light options on either side to create a nice ambiance. Suitable bed side tables with convienient plug sockets. Smallish TV with around 20 channels from the region but also BBC world service directly faces the bed.
The is a wooden desk and phone plus a luggage rack. Large wooden wardrobes include a laptop size safe but the room offers no refrigerator.
Outside is the highlight, a cosy chalet style private balcony that offers an idyllic mountain view. Seating and a table of which is great for a drink in the evening or smokers, not needing to leave room.
Weakness is no fan or AC and during my visit in the summer, room was quite warm. However slept well thanks to leaving the balcony door open all night allowing fresh alpine air and waking to the morning birds.
The bathroom is smallish and includes a good working shower plus amenities of small local brand of body lotion, shampoo and vanity kit. Plenty of towels. The room also includes a pair of slippers but no robe.
Overall a very nice room but does get warm during the day.
The hotel offers a traditional Austrian wooden bar and restaurant. Breakfast was a fairly good offering with a nice selection of continental breakfast offerings that including decent breads, cheese and meats.
WIFI is free and available throughout.
There is also a small kids area both inside and out. Parking was limited but still available for free.
Staff are really nice and welcoming. Helpful with information with a warm approach to guests is offered.
I would certainly return to this hotel if I return to Innsbruck. Very clean and comfortable, relaxing ambience from the boutique chalet style decor. Balcony and bed are the highlight. Only thing is how hot room gets in day time, they should at least provide fans.
Dorfstraße 56, 6072 Lans, AustriaSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
Located on the Grossglockner high alpine road, about half way down the route just past the highest point.
The hotel is at an altitude of 2400 metres high that with outstanding views and various walking trails.
Perfect for those keen to do the Glossglockner road experience and as a result of booking, the hotel emails you a discount to enter the road, twenty five euro plus a free national park card that they register in your name. This gives guests access to free use of cable cars at various places along the route as well as other sights as far away as Kolnbrein Dam in this huge natural park.
The basic single room was clean with wooden cosy decor offering a mountain view.
Single but comfortable bed next to two power sockets but no bed side lights.
A small table and chair is offered plus a wardrobe. There is an old non flat screen TV with about 10, all local TV stations in German only.
The bathroom is of good size with a shower cubicle and some soap dispenser is offered.
One weakness is lighting, only two small lights of which are very dimly lit so can be a quite dark at night, couldn't read etc.
Overall the room for under sixty euros a night was good though since the location is perfect and room is quite cosy for a night. Slept beautifully thanks to the fresh cool alpine air coming thru the open window.
Hotel has wifi (limited to 500mb) and this worked fine on top floor. However I didn't really do much on my phone but left it on overnight and by morning had used the allocated 500mb already.
There is restaurant and this is where the complimentary continental breakfast is offered. It was fairly good and fresh. All decked out in cabin style and is a nice high mountain spot to dine.
I noticed a table football room and next door a relaxation reading room that was quiet with impressive mountain views.
Parking is also free with plenty of spaces.
Staff are nice and friendly, like majority of Austria. Helpful with road details and quite efficient. I didn't even know about the free National Park Card so was a pleasant surprise at breakfast to be handed this with my name already registered. If not staying at hotel, it costs to have this card.
Despite the simplicity of the room, the experience seemed good value for money. The location is the highlight and a unique experience up in the alpine clouds. Highly rate this place and hope to come back. The National Park Card was also a bonus.
Untertauern 20, 9844 Heiligenblut, AustriaSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
The hotel is located right on Da Nang beach of which is right across the road. Situated in a quieter area area of the beach hotels.
From Da Nang airport it takes about 20 minutes by taxi costs around 10 dollars.
Within area are the odd fish restaurants but is not really near a major night life area. However across street on beach is a water sport facility such as hire of Jet Ski or Parasailing and costs about twenty five dollars for use.
Upgraded to large suite corner of building room on the 12th floor, after some having issues with the air conditioner system in another lower grade room.
The main room offers a large living room, bedroom and kitchen all in open plan design with a separate side room with bunk beds for say kids or other guests.
Living room area offers a table with seating for four people with modern kitchen equipment such with electric stoves, large fridge, microwave, kettle, sink and various tableware items suitable for self catering.
The bed is in the centre of the room and is very comfortable with easily accessible light dimmer switches, located on the side of bed. However there are no bedside tables and no plug sockets close by, so not so convenient for placing drinks or charging phones etc. In fact plug sockets are quite limited in this room as only by kitchen and close to window in living room area.
On one side of the bed are large mirrors and a small bench seating offering large drawers underneath. Each side if the bench are open wardrobes for each person, but they only provide 2 coat hangers each of which seemed limited.
At the end of the bed is the living room area and offers two arm chairs with a comfortable corner design sofa. These face the flat screen TV that offers 54 Channels of which 25 are international that include HBO, BBC, National Geographic etc.
A large bathroom exists with both shower and bath tub offering large bottle shower gel, body lotion and shampoo. As well as dental kits and other items. Water is not that hot but Da Nang is very hot.
There is a digital AC system and this had some initial problem due to some power outages before my stay but worked ok.
The room is finished in contemporary light coloured decor and is very clean and boutique in design.
The highlight of the room is the remote-controlled blinds that face the sea and the side view of beach road. I left these open at night and found it very relaxing to watch the city lights as well as waking up to sunrise with the ocean in front of you.
Overall a very nice room and suitable for those that like self-catering and enjoy a splendid view of the coast.
The hotel offers open WIFI in all areas including the pool located across the road and it is generally fast but does drop a bit in the room.
There is a cafe downstairs and where the breakfast buffet is served. There is quite a good selection of items with made to order eggs and this is included with room rates.
There is also a roof top bar but never visited it.
The pool, as mentioned, is across the road and is of nice size and design right on the beach with decent amount of sun loungers, there is also a convenient pool bar with reasonably and decent snack food and drink items.
On the 2nd floor is a small gym and yoga studio. Also this is where the SPA area is and it is expensive compared to street places but the quality of the massage was good.
The staff are meeting a five star standard of service at this hotel.
I had an issue with room being presented very hot and not cooling down that quickly so complaining to one of the front desk staff, he came and offered me a choice of 3 more premium upgraded different rooms and even gave me a fan to borrow for the night.
Issues do occur in hotels but this hotel did go out of their way to make the guest happy. I also found staff to be very friendly and helpful with advice for tourism places including in the cafe with general restaurant staff.
Overall as normal in Vietnam the service is very high standard and thus contributed as to why I gave this review a high rating.
Võ Nguyên Giáp, Mân Thái, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
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The hotel is located just outside (2km) of Hoi An. It's a good 10-15min easy flat road cycle ride (they rent bikes for free) to the centre. They also offer a free shuttle at specific times to both the centre and the local beach where they have a restaurant.
Close-by hotel are a few coffeeshops, restaurants and bar.
The 7th floor boutique suite is quite a spacious room with a high roof ceiling & balcony.
The soft comfortable double bed is in the centre of the room and has bed side tables with warm mellow lamps either side with plug sockets. The bed faces a large double door leading to a balcony with a view of the city.
Behind the bed is a desk area, some seats and the mini bar with another window that faces the rice paddies on other side of hotel thru the exterior corridor.
To the right hand side of bed is a sofa, separate chair with a coffee table plus a large wardrobe containing an easy to use lap top size safe & soft towel robes. There is also a luggage rack with very comfortable flip flops to use but not take away. To the left of bed is a dressing up table with mirror
The TV is located on the side of bed, of which can be moved between bed or sofa, on offer is 40 channels. These include international satellite TV from NHK, FOX to Discovery etc.
The open plan bathroom offers two sinks with a separate room for toilet and the very comfortable bath and separate shower. A nice view of city and surrounding area is seen from the modern bath but the window is not tinted so be wary.
Amenities are all hotel branded mini bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion plus dental and shaver kits.
The AC worked well and is digital.
Overall a very nice comfortable and cosy room.
The hotel offers open wifi and works fast for multiple devices.
Catering options include a restaurant on ground level and this is where breakfast and dinner is served. Breakfast has some good options and food tasted good especially local dish Cam Lau. Dinner I didn't have because they have a set menu but it's a minimum of two people to have it of which means single guests either pay double or go elsewhere like I did.
There is also a bar on the pool level & room service of which is mostly western comfort food.
The pool is really nice with sun loungers that has a very picturesque setting facing the rice paddies across the street. There is also a gym and on ground level is the spa.
The spa is reasonably priced with good skilled staff. I had a traditional Vietnamese and it was incredible.
There is also a clothes shop, an area for kids and some computers to use.
Hotel offers free bicycle hire of which is a great way to explore this historic city.
Overall very nice offering of facilities.
Staff are very friendly and enthusiastic in all area and offers a great service with a smile.
I loved the Lasenta and if I'm back in Hoi An again, I will surely stay there again. Reasonably priced and it's actually nice to be slightly out of the town centre in a quieter area since it is a very busy in city centre with tourists.
57 Lý Thường Kiệt, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000, VietnamSearch for the best prices with one of our trusted partners
Located on Queens st. right in centre of downtown Auckland. Comedy clubs, restaurants, bars, cinema and shops - all right outside.
From the airport it takes 30-40 min. A convenient sky bus to airport, stops right outside and costs about 32NZD return.
Room on the top floor was cosy and of good size offering a kitchenette with sink and microwave plus plates and glasses. There is also a kettle and generous selection of tea & coffee.
Two arm chairs, coffee table and also a small desk table is offered. A large TV on a movable table is offered with 9 cable channels. It doesn't however face the bed unless you move the table it's on (room 813).
The smallish double bed was comfy and offered small bedside tables with lamps. Local plug sockets available on one side.
A large wardrobe faces the bed and contains a ironing board, umbrella and laptop size safe.
The small bathroom has a shower cubicle with small bottle amenities from a local organic brand.
There is digital AC and the room was quiet. Overall a decent cost effective room in centre of Auckland.
The hotel offers free fast wifi for multiple devices. There are two Apple computers in lobby but they charge for internet use.
There is a cafe/bar/restaurant in which a buffet breakfast is offered but at a fee. There is also happy hour lunch and dinner for drinks. Food is ok but quite pricey for what it is.
Guest laundry machine is offered with complimentary powder in the room.
Staff are very accommodating at check-in. Welcoming and managed to find me a room earlier than check-in starts which was nice.
The staff in cafe are a bit slow and not as warm.
Overall Auckland is expensive for accommodation close to centre, whilst Scenic is not a five star hotel it offers a cosy reasonable priced room with the location being the benefit, especially for Skybus stop for transport to/from airport.
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The hotel is located in the middle of a newly built mall type complex.
From the HAK airport it takes around 20minutes and to downtown Haikou it is around 30 minutes away by car.
The room is very grand & of an opulent look on the 17th floor. Good level of detail has been put into the decor of this medium size room that offers a super comfy and high king size bed. Either side are bed side tables with pull out drawers that offer international plug sockets and even specific USB sockets for either I phone or Android. Button lighting and electronic drape controls are also on the bedside table and easily accessible from bed to create either ambience, reading, accent or night light- controlling the various overhead lighting to create the ideal mood etc.
The bed faces a large TV and grand wooden cabinet, where there is a Nespresso coffee machine plus shelves that contains items such as a globe, tea set, some vases and even a book about the Beatles.
The TV has full cable channels with some movies, CNN for English but also Russian, Japanese and Korean TV is offered.
Below TV is a mini bar containing large bottles of wine, liquor, soft drinks and snacks- as well as a premium glasses and plate set plus cups for the coffee making.
The room also contains a large round dining style table instead of a desk but worked well as since plug sockets are nearby. It also enables you to enjoy in-room dining at a proper table. Behind this is a phone, lamp and a small Bose speaker unit that can be synched up to via bluetooth. There is a also a soft and comfy arm chair and side table.
The ambience feels like an executive chairmans bedroom from the effort of the detail and the vibe it creates.
A large balcony also exists with two chairs and a nice view of the hotel golf course.
The bathroom is very spacious with complete elegant marble finish from top to bottom. Offers two sinks, an enclosed large marble bath as well as a spacious washing area with marble seat below an overhead rain shower but there is also a separate detachable shower. The bath has a comfy pillow to lie and watch the bath TV at the end. Same channel as main room and good sound quality throughout the bathroom.
Amenities are as expected very premium Ritz Carlton home branded full set and generous personal tubes of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and soaps by British brand asprey's. Thick lovely towels and robes with soft towel finish on the inside, one of the best robes seen in any hotel. Slippers are also offered.
There is WIFI for free throughout the hotel, secure using your room number. It worked well and allowed vpn access.
Catering includes a roof top bar called Flair that has some light dishes kind of restaurant such as Sushi. It offers a nice view and has a female Dj playing some mellow house music.
There is also a Chinese restaurant but didn't try it, a lobby bar with macaroons, cakes and teas- a nice lounge atmosphere with a lady singing songs accompanied by a playing piano.
Also an Italian restaurant is where breakfast is served but had to leave early so unable to try it. Pool bar as well. The hotel does offer a take-away breakfast box in which I did try and had some nice pastries and fruit offered with bottle of water.
The pool is quite small for size of hotel with limited loungers but a nice setting with view of golf course. It is sufficient for doing lengths. There is also a kids pools with some water fountain displays. Plus also a whole kids room with toys and outside area has a climbing frame.
There is a gym- very clean and new with techno gym equipment, cardio and weights rooms. A massage spa also exists.
They do offers a golf course, but this is quite small compared to a normal size but still looks nice and well lit up in front of the hotel.
There is also a business centre, conference facilities and a souvenir shop but did not see these. The decor throughout the hotel is exceptional level of detail.
Staff on all levels offers the highest standard of customer service. They all acknowledge you and want to help you with anything.As expected at this international brand they all speak very well English.
A very nice Ritz Carlton. The room was exceptionally cosy.
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The Al-Baleed resort is located on a secluded beach area down the coast with no neighbouring hotels. It takes about 25 minutes from Salalah Airport and about 15 minutes to the small city centre. Very private and secure resort. Next door is Al Baleed Archaeological Park & land of Frankincense museum. Included in the price is access to 4 Unesco world heritage sites in the region.
The one bedroom garden villa is one of the nicest room products I've stayed at & well worth the upgrade. Upon entry you have walled private slate garden that offers your own private pool of decent size for a couple or young family, not lengths but perfect for a dip & small swim in privacy. The garden also includes your own two person cabana with pillows, drapes and adjustable roof for sunbathing or fully covered. There is also a garden outdoor soft chairs and a upright table for dining. Along with plants & trees it's of a very relaxing setting.
Inside a lounge welcomes you with a long sofa that faces a huge TV with all multiple input slots. A full size desk is at one end & behind a sink, multiple drink ware and nesexpresso coffee machine. A comprehensive premium mini bar is to the side. The desk includes a hotel branded Frisbee & foot ball and x2 litre bottles of water are complimentary. Behind all this is a door to a small outside area.
Enter the bedroom you will find a spacious marble finished room with a large very soft and comfortable king size bed. Large ceiling to floor windows at one end show a view of your own pool. At the other end is a small sofa that includes a sarong and a Panama hat. The bed offers marble bed side units with an alarm clock with USB sockets and a Jamo Bluetooth speaker unit with superb sound. There is also an arm chair in the room & again a huge TV with 77 multi-regional channels. TV's worked well but there was some issues with getting past the main TV menu screen to channels, at least in the lounge room.
The wardrobes, laptop size safe, ironing board are in a small separate corridor allowing a bedroom free of clothes. Two kinds of robe & slippers, flip flops & yoga mat is offered.
The bathroom is kind of small in comparison to room since it only has one sink but its large and again marble finish. The bathroom offers direct door to pool access. There is a large oval shaped pool with a pillow to relax, rain shower and separate shower extension. Multiple soft towels and comprehensive amenities include local brand Amouage. They also offer a soap menu with some nice health based soaps. Also after sun lotion in which is handy. The toilet in a separate frosted glass cubicle has a bidet.
All rooms have individual digital AC controls but the centralised AC can be loud if your fan is on high.
The decor is as one expects, Omani artistic local colourful furnishings expected for a beach side villa finished in white and brown wood with grey marble and glass candle lanterns. The garden offers fake constant candle creating a nice mellow ambience at night. Overall a nice room but found the lighting to be somewhat hard to configure.
Catering includes an all day dining restaurant but also a buffet for breakfast. A Mediterranean beach bar and restaurant. Plus a South East Asian restaurant. Also 24-HR in room dining. Food quality is of an excellent standard and both restaurants had a relaxing ambience.
Leisure facilities include a SPA that also offers various wellness programs that also includes the only Hamman in Salalah with traditional mud rasul treatment.
Off course there is a very large pool and plenty of sun lounges, cabanas beds at the pool and beach. You can hire (for free) kayaks, cruiser bicycles (great for cycling around the resort), and other water sport type activities such as fishing or hobie cat. For kids there is a kids club and teens a club that has Xbox or wii with board games, table tennis, table foot ball etc. Classes for adults include cooking, mixology and wine masterclass.
There is a modern gym with personal trainers plus a tour centre for multiple excursions such as dolphin watching or diving. In addition a volleyball and football pitch are set up on the beach. Also a flood lit tennis court.
Business facilities include free open fast wifi (free for 4mbps, cost if need faster). Also a library building that includes a computer. There is also a boardroom available for hire.
In addition there is a bank, ATM, souvenir shop and laundry services.
Staff are as one expects at this level of hotel very proactive, approachable and all round very friendly and trained to the top standard to please each and every guest.
After this relaxing experience, I certainly look forward to staying at Anantara again.
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Hotel is located right across the street from Zhengzhou airport, however you cannot walk it and need to take a shuttle bus. The city is over an hour drive away. There is very little to do outside of hotel, its just convenient for the airport.
The room on the 4th floor had two twin beds but quite large size. Quite comfortable with easy to access plug sockets in between beds where a phone is also located plus switches for all lights. The room is quite spacious and offers a large workable desk with lamp as well as a small curved sofa and glass table. There is also a luggage rack, basic coffee making facilities and large wardrobe with safe. The room decor is ok, not spotlessly clean though and the wall paper is quite grubby with stains noticed. Light is good with large windows with view of airfield.
Bathroom is of good size with a large shower cubicle - issue is the water doesn't drain very well the cubicle gains a bit of a puddle for a long while. Amenities are all hotel branded and simple. They offer 2 complimentary bottles of water.
The main issue with this room is that it was very hot, the digital AC doesn't seem to go below 25C despite setting lower. It meant sleeping was hard in April when it was quite hot outside.
The hotel offers free WIFI and worked well enough- multiple devices with no issue regarding VPN.
There is also a business centre in the lobby.
Catering includes a buffet and normal restaurant, also a lobby bar but was never open. There is according to map a SPA and also a chess room but did not see these.
The building is quite nice from outside, like forbidden city style.
Staff seem ok, but lack much standard of English. Check-in took a while though.
Overall its the best hotel closest to the airport but its not of an international standard. However convenient for airport.
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Hotel is located right in the centre of downtown, right next to freedom trails. Shops, bars, restaurants and everything of a downtown city is on the door step. Perfect location for tourism and business alike.
From BOS airport it takes around 10 minutes.
The room on the top floor was quite small but ok for one person. Classical style old room but clean with wooden decor and beige carpets in a historical theme.
A high king size bed is offered in which was very comfortable. Either side are glass top bed side tables, each with lamp, telephone and easy-to access plug sockets built into the side of it.There was also an alarm clock set to wrong time.
A wooden desk makes up one of them and is sufficient for working on a laptop, though a large mirror faces you. There is also some small basic coffee facilities. A not so comfortable armchair is also in room and this faces a corner unit that makes up the extensive mini bar. A large TV (with over 50 channels being offered) is on top but it means you annoyingly have to face it at an side view from bed.
A small cupboard has a basic luggage rack, ironing board and safe with some robes and area to hang clothes.
The bathroom is poky offering the typical combined bath and shower. Very dated and amenities include soaps, shampoo and body lotion from Omni hotels.
Being on the top floor, room did have a view of the town hall and also offered blacked out drapes. The window can be opened. There is also a AC unit as well.
The room is paper thin walls and got woken up at 3am thanks to neighbours having a party.
The hotel offers a bar and restaurant set in nice grand historical decor. However did not try the food. WIFI is free if your a member of OMNI otherwise you have to pay.
There is a business centre with a computer but it is not free to surf internet. Also a souvenir shop and star bucks is in the building.
On the ground floor there is a historical walk with pictures plus a full modern gym.
Staff are mixed, reception are ok. Restaurant host was a little judgemental when asked where lobby toilet was as he assumed I wasn't a guest. Check-in took a while as behind loads of air crew in which they should have a separate check-in like most hotels- because it takes ages as they get rooms for all their crew.
The hotel is in a stately home of classical and historical significance and therefore you pay for it- somewhat like boutique hotel. However for what you get room it seems a bit over priced and it was not a quiet room either. Noisy at 10pm then woken up at 3. Bring ear plugs.
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Right in the centre of Guiyang. From airport it takes around 20minutes by car or 12km. On road outside are local shops and banks.
Room on 20th floor is quite spacious but unusual room for pullmans. Suffering from wear and tear and grubbiness around edges of room.
There is a large king size bed, comfortable with bed side tables either side that include lamps, telephone and alarm clock with old style Apple connection. Unplugging lamps allows plug sockets built into bed frame in which are two pin. There is a nice comfortable reclinable chair with a small table. Large double windows with a nice view of the city.
Facing the bed is a large unit with desk & lamp, large TV (with 70 channels including BBC, CNN and NHK) and luggage rack. There is also a kettle and some hot drink items.
Large wardrobes with Pullman amenities such as yoga mat, safe, slippers etc.
The bathroom is most unusual with an open plan set up with two frosted rooms, one with toilet and one with a separate unusual square bath and shower. This has a glass window into room but electronic blinds come down if you wish.
In the middle is the sink plus a TV for I guess watching if you are brushing your teeth but poorly positioned to actually see, you are not able to watch from bath. Amenities are all mini bottle Co Bigelow. There is digital Ac unit as well & black out drapes.
Overall the room is spacious and interesting but chipped desks and stains on walls & floor makes it not feel up to Pullman standard of cleanliness.
The hotel offers free WIFI that multiple devices can be connected to and also VPN's work. A connectivity lounge or business centre is on ground floor.
Catering includes a buffet restaurant and another one. Food is ok at buffet.
Leisure facilties include a large olympic size indoor pool, good for lengths. A modern gym, hair salon and a spa. There is also a garden you can walk around which is quite nice outside of buffet restaurant.
On the ground floor are some Chinese shops and ATM machines.
Staff are ok but don't speak much English. Check-in wasn't exactly warm and welcoming and not really the expectation of an international hotel like the pullmans.
Overall a hotel well located if you need to be in Guiyang, however probably the most worn out Pullmans I have ever stayed at. In need of a clean. Would stay elsewhere if came again.
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The house is perfectly located within the vicinity of Barranco, everything is of minimal walking distance to some good restaurants, bars and a lot of street art work close to location. From Lima airport by Taxi- it takes around 40min-1hr. They use some local cab drivers in which they charge $20 for a pick up. $30 if using an airport taxi.
You can walk down to the beach in 5-10 minutes. Miraflores walking is about 45 minutes.
The house is on a hill cliff top and offers an amazing view from both the room and the garden of the coastline of Lima out to the Pacific Ocean.
It's very relaxing to open the balcony doors and listen to the waves at night with a nice fresh sea air breeze.
My room (3) was Ocean facing. It's initially a simple modest designed old but large room that grows on you quickly. The bed is very comfortable with a decent mattress and soft linen. Bed side table lamps either side but hard to find access to any close plug sockets.
The room offers a chair, side table with two bottles of water on it, a standing fan plus overhead fan with a light directly over the bed.
A tiny TV faces the bed offering local cable options and a tall wooden wardrobe.
There is an open plan bathroom right inside the room with toilet and a classical old free standing Bath tub combined as a shower with curtains.
Couples should be ok but sharing friends might find the open bathroom to be awkward privacy wise, since the toilet is in the same room. Amenities include some eco friendly shampoo and soaps. Decent towels. It initially feels simple comparing to what one is basically charged at the same rate as neighbouring 4 star hotels, but it warmed on me because the ambience is a unique experience.
The wooden balcony doors for instance that can be opened, is great for hearing the sea air, you can even have a bath & watch the waves from it (in room 3). I was blown away by how relaxing & unique it is, just listening to the waves and observing the art in the old room was a special experience.
The hotel offers free WIFI that is slightly slow but still it was available throughout the building, works for multiple devices.
On my room and I believe the others have communal porch areas where you relax and watch the sea, depending where you are. Front communal balcony as well offers a some nice seats with a great view of the sea, if your not in the front ocean facing rooms.
You get breakfast included in the price that is given out to you but it is quite minimal. A slice of melon, pineapple, 3 bread rolls & egg cooked to you liking. It's fresh but could be more of an offering of juices.
Obviously you are staying in a art museum and the grounds have paintings and sculptures everywhere. Really nice pieces from this famous Peruvian artist. Tours can be arranged.
The beautiful garden has a superb sea view. Stairs there lead to a pool a few levels down the side of the cliff. Nice refreshing pool of decent size for a private house, surrounded by art work.
Very secure grounds that has a door bell system to get in the large steel door.
There are also friendly animals - dog and cat, they don't hassle you & are very mellow so do not worry if your scared.
Staff are ok but not so efficient, booked a taxi to pick me up and one expect staff to check flight arrival time. Because I was an hour & half early from Madrid, I had to take an airport taxi. However return journey used theirs. Driver is very nice but doesn't speak much English.
Hotel staff are friendly enough but its got a slight 'this is a privilege to be staying here' vibe, with a detailed rules and regulations letter you get upon arrival (like going to boarding school). However I understand they need to preserve the place, but one wouldn't get such a letter at a hotel. The check-out time is also very early at 11am, most earliest of other hotels in area, but you can use the pool and stow your baggage.
Overall though try and speak Spanish since majority of staff don't speak English.
I did enjoy my experience staying at an art museum and rate it as that rather than staying in hotel. You do pay for it though but the art work was worth it. Ocean facing rooms is certainly worth the upgrade.
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The hotel is located in the centre of the city but in a relatively quiet area. They operate an airport shuttle every 30minutes and takes about 15 minutes to/from Bole airport.
To other areas of Addis Ababa like Mercado or the national museum is around 10 minutes drive away. The location is perfect for business or leisure in the city.
The room is a nice 5 star standard room with an excellent variation of lighting and mellow ambience consisting of brown & cream leather with wooden fittings.
The king size bed was super comfortable thanks to the soft mattress topper & soft pillows- hard to wake up. Either side are small side tables with above lamps as well as flexi-reading lights. One side offers a two pin Euro plug socket.
There is a workable desk offering a UK and Euro plug socket, phone and lamp with an above large mirror for say doing make-up.
A thick cube brown leather armchair is located in corner with foot stool, side table and tall lamp- great for watching the TV that faces the bed. The TV is multi functional with menu showing information about hotel services, wake up and as well as a room service menu shown. 70 International TV channels spanning Europe such as BBC, French, Arabic, Africa and local TV- with plenty of movie and sports channels as well as radio options. . There is a long leather stool at base of TV, a luggage rack, mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities wth a complimentary bottle of water. Plus a large wardrobe with slippers, shaving kit, dental kit, ironing board, hair dryer and laptop size safe.
The spacious bathroom offers both a separate bath and shower cubicle that worked perfectly and offered mini bottles of amenities for hair and body by the french brand Anne Semonin.
AC is offered on a dial and the soundproof windows can also be opened, blacked out drapes are also offered for those needing rest day time. Overall very comfortable business hotel room with a premium African ambience.
The hotel offers fast WIFI that can be used for multiple devices, secure using your room number. VPN's work fine.
Catering facilities include a buffet style restaurant with excellent standard of food and choices, the different types of fish they offer stood out as exceptionally good. Plus many deserts, fruits and breads as well as traditional local foods, which tasted great.
They also offer an outdoor bar that is quite happening in the evening with a DJ playing chilled music and the area has comfortable sofas with fires burning to keep you warm as its cool in the evenings. There is also a bakery lounge area near recepion for breads & coffee's in the morning and indoor bar area.
Leisure facilities include a small gym with modern equipment and a SPA with massage facilities that are reasonable priced, say a chair massage of 20 minutes is less than $10.
There is also a shop with local goods and clothing. Plus a concierge desk to arrange transfers and tours is also offered.
Business centre is also available, plus many conference rooms.
Staff are very friendly and hospitable, welcoming at reception & helpful at the concierge desk & restaurant with sincere enthusiasm. The driver also that provides the shuttle is pleasant to chat with. Overall staff are meeting a 5 star standard of service.
This hotel is included if your in transit between Ethiopian airline flights over 8 hours and flying business class with meals provided. However despite this I would certainly not hesitate to book this hotel if I was visiting Addis Ababa again.
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Guest house is located about 5-10 minutes drive from JNB airport. They offer free 24hr transfers if you inform them of your flight details. If however like me you decide to hire a car, to get to Soweto is about 1 hour and downtown area around 35-45 minutes. Kempton park seems like a suburb of the airport. I wouldn't say there is much to walk to etc. The place is very secure inside a compound.
The room is rows of ground level attached cottages with glass sliding doors and private covered porches.
The room is quite small due to the large king size bed that takes up most of the space. However there is still room for a luggage rack workable desk with kettle & plugs and tall empty wardrobe.
The bed is very comfortable with lots of pillows, nice bedding and bed side tables each side. Access to plug sockets though is limited to the desk sockets. If your not local to the country, you will need a plug socket adaptor because SA has their own unique design of which main stream adaptors won't fit. Staff though did kindly provide one to me since I was only there one night.
The room also offers a cable TV positioned in corner of ceiling with many international channels.
The room also offers an above bed fan but no AC, however didn't find it hot. Decor is warm, homely and room is very clean with a Christian feel about it. The desk is sufficient if you need to get work done.
The adjoining bathroom is of adequate size offering a shower cubicle their own in-house branded mini amenity bottles.
The noticeable items missing in the room is a safe & mini fridge but this is a guest house. I would say a safe is not important because the property seems very secure in my opinion. A couple of other thing is that a blue light does face you from TV area (when lights out and off) in which can't be turned off. It's kind of annoying so bring an eye mask, There provide a nice collection of main stream magazines to read.
The hotel offers free parking, free wifi (though it is slightly slow) & free breakfast.
The breakfast starts and finishes quite early and offers a buffet plus an egg cooked to your liking, it's meeting a good standard of food.
They also offer a dinner buffet at around 160zar but since I went out I didn't experience this.
All these catering facilities are by the medium size pool in what they call the entertainment zone. This consists of a bar, pool & ping pong table, a gym upstairs and plenty of tables to sit & unwind with complimentary coffee. There is also an out door area with fire burning to relax at. There is also a traditional curio shop. Overall for a guest house it offered very nice facilities.
Staff are what shone out at Sunrock. Naturally helpful and caring especially with their concerns about me visiting Hilbrow. Check-in and check-out is fast and they remember your first name. Staff also accompany you to room. Excellent level of service that gave a homely and a relaxed atmosphere to your stay.
Previously I stated at Intercontinental at airport & while that is nice. Sunrock proved to be a decent alternative that was quiet, clean, welcoming and excellent value for money. I would definitely stay here again if I go back to JNB.
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