Hotels

Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean, Bordeaux, France

For my stay in Bordeaux I'd chosen to stay at …

Read More July 10, 2019

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, Hepburn Springs, Australia

For our offsite we were checked into Peppers Mineral Springs …

Read More May 8, 2019

Japan 2018 trip – a retrospective

My fourth trip to Japan took place in the northern …

Read More April 3, 2019

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I like the InterContinental Tokyo hotel. This was my 5th stay …

Read More March 31, 2019

Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, Osaka, Japan

This was my second stay at the Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka …

Read More February 13, 2019

Crowne Plaza ANA Kobe, Kobe, Japan

I'd gotten to the shinkansen platform at Himeji station early …

Read More January 20, 2019

Toyoko INN Himeji Station, Himeji, Japan

Toyoko Inn is very much a Japanese salaryman's hotel. No …

Read More January 16, 2019

2018 travel retrospective

My how 2018 has flown by. I was lucky enough to …

Read More December 31, 2018

Hotel M’s Est Shijo Karasuma, Kyoto, Japan

Hotel M's Est Shijo Karasuma is a modern hotel near …

Read More December 19, 2018

ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama, Toyama, Japan

Crowne Plaza hotels, particularly in Japan, always seem to live …

Read More November 18, 2018

InterContinental Grand Stanford, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I've been staying at the InterContinental Grand Stanford in East …

Read More October 3, 2018

Brasserie FLO Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Brasserie FLO Amsterdam is part of the sprawling Eden Hotel Amsterdam …

Read More August 26, 2018

Eden Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eden Hotel Amsterdam is in a perfect location on the …

Read More July 25, 2018

Albe Hôtel Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After a bit of a train delay on the RER …

Read More May 23, 2018

Hart Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After the quick train ride on the Airport Express from …

Read More May 13, 2018

Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

On my many trips to Singapore over the past 15 …

Read More March 28, 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

I'd attended a seminar at the Sydney Shangri-La before but …

Read More March 14, 2018

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This is a little out of the way gem of …

Read More February 18, 2018

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

In over a hundred trips to Sydney I'd never stayed …

Read More January 31, 2018

Customs House Bar, Sydney, Australia

I've been doing a bit of travel to Sydney every …

Read More January 24, 2018

Hyatt Regency, Sydney, Australia

I've stayed at a lot of hotels, and I mean …

Read More October 26, 2017

InterContinental Tokyo ANA, Tokyo, Japan

A great hotel, great location, a quick walk to Tameike-Sanno Subway Station …

Read More September 20, 2017

Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, Nagano, Japan

As the Shinkansen from Kanazawa pulled into Nagano Station I …

Read More September 17, 2017

ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan

After the relatively long, and slow, train trip from Shin-Osaka …

Read More September 13, 2017

ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

After Kyoto I jumped on the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka, and …

Read More September 10, 2017

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

The Shinkansen from Shinagawa Station (Tokyo) arrived at Kyoto Station …

Read More September 6, 2017

InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having landed at Narita Airport at the start of my …

Read More September 3, 2017

Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, Osaka, Japan

After the Shinkansen trip from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka and then …

Read More September 9, 2016

ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan

After landing at Haneda Airport around 5am and finding I …

Read More September 9, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The last stop on my European adventure was Amsterdam. For my …

Read More July 31, 2016

Crowne Plaza Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp is about 70 minutes north of Brussels by intercity …

Read More July 31, 2016

Hilton Brussels City, Brussels, Belgium

After the train trip from Lyon to Brussels Central station …

Read More July 31, 2016

Hilton Paris La Défense, Paris, France

Landing in Paris at around 7am I was heading to …

Read More July 20, 2016

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

After Kyoto I returned to Tokyo and decided to stay …

Read More April 4, 2015

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

After a short stay in Tokyo I took the Shinkansen …

Read More April 3, 2015

InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having just arrived in Tokyo and being totally overwhelmed by …

Read More April 3, 2015

Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand

With the Cricket World Cup and Chinese New Year happening …

Read More February 28, 2015

Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Brisbane, Australia

I don't normally stay at a Marriott hotel as I …

Read More February 28, 2015

Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji

Sometimes life can be difficult, like the 3 days I …

Read More November 6, 2014

Mantra on Murray, Perth, Australia

I was back in Perth for the week and after …

Read More January 19, 2014

Duxton, Perth, Australia

I'd stayed at the Duxton once before, probably about 5 …

Read More November 2, 2013

Hanoi Hilton Opera, Hanoi, Vietnam

This was my first trip to Vietnam and, as you've …

Read More October 27, 2013

Looks like the only thing “deletable” was the C that’s missing.

Looks like the only thing "deletable" was the C that's …

Read More October 4, 2013

World’s most expensive beer – a new candidate

I'd previously thought that I'd found the world's most expensive …

Read More September 9, 2013

Four Points by Sheraton, Perth, Australia

It'd been 6 months since I was in Perth and …

Read More September 9, 2013

InterContinental Dubai, Dubai, UAE

This is the "real" InterContinental hotel in Dubai. Like the …

Read More June 1, 2013

Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

After the weekend in Dubai we were off to Abu …

Read More June 1, 2013

InterContinental Residence Suites, Dubai, UAE

This was my first time in the UAE so I'd …

Read More May 31, 2013

Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

I've been to Singapore a heap of times. I've mostly …

Read More March 6, 2013

Ibis, Perth, Australia

Anyone else find it incredibly hard to get a hotel …

Read More December 8, 2012

Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia

At work we have a list of hotels we're allowed …

Read More December 2, 2012

InterContinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The past couple of times I'd been in Hong Kong …

Read More December 2, 2012

Hotel Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macau

I had a 3 day training course in Macau of …

Read More December 1, 2012

Beijing Hilton, Beijing, China

I was lucky enough to spend 8 days in Beijing …

Read More December 1, 2012

InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a week for a …

Read More September 11, 2010

Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, Australia

Do you ever have that sense of foreboding when you …

Read More March 31, 2010

The Bolton Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

This was my second stay at The Bolton Hotel in …

Read More February 8, 2010

InterContinental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

I've never stayed at a bad InterContinental hotel, and the …

Read More October 19, 2009

Don’t you just hate it when…

you end up in a swish hotel in a new …

Read More October 17, 2009

Medina Grand, Perth, Australia

Let me start off by saying that this is the …

Read More September 24, 2009

The great Singapore beer rip – day 2…

Well, decided to change tack a little, and rather than …

Read More August 8, 2009

Worlds most expensive beers?

I think I may have just bought three of the …

Read More August 7, 2009

Crowne Plaza, Norwest, Sydney, Australia

We were in Sydney to attend a training course at …

Read More May 10, 2009

The Westin, Auckland, New Zealand

First time at the Westin in Auckland... Asked the cabbie on …

Read More March 8, 2009

Sofitel, Brisbane, Australia

I've stayed at this particular hotel probably around 5 years …

Read More January 24, 2009

Sebel Citigate, Brisbane, Australia

This is a review in two movements. I've stayed at this …

Read More November 12, 2008

The Sebel, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia

And this weeks winner of Gavin's "another hotel of the …

Read More August 1, 2008

Terraces on Wickham, Brisbane, Australia

Well, its another week, therefore I must be traveling. OK, …

Read More July 21, 2008

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Canberra, Australia

This is one of my favorite hotels... its a real …

Read More June 16, 2008

The Regent, Singapore

Stayed for one night, well 13 hours really, on my …

Read More May 26, 2008

Shangri-La, Jakarta, Indonesia

Another very nice hotel, this time in Jakarta. This is the …

Read More May 26, 2008

Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

I've stayed at at this hotel many times over the …

Read More May 26, 2008

InterContinental Burswood, Perth, Australia

All round, not a bad hotel though it is showing …

Read More April 24, 2008

Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Well, I'm on my way home after six and a …

Read More March 5, 2008

InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, California, USA

Now this is one swish hotel. The InterContinental Mark Hopkins is …

Read More January 28, 2008

Brisbane Hilton, Brisbane, Australia

Now, this is a nice hotel. Well appointed, good location, …

Read More November 26, 2007

Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, Australia

This hotel is old... mutton dressed up as lamb. The hotel …

Read More November 23, 2007

InterContinental, Wellington, New Zealand

Had to head off over the pond to Wellington at …

Read More November 18, 2007

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Stayed at the Four Seasons hotel, George Street, Sydney last …

Read More September 28, 2007

Sydney Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Not the one down by Circular Quay! Back in Sydney for …

Read More February 24, 2007

InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, Australia

I had the chance to stay at the InterContinental Hotel …

Read More February 17, 2007

Griffin Hotel, Kingston, Canberra, Australia

The Griffin Hotel, aka Griffin Apartments, in Kingston, ACT is …

Read More January 18, 2007