Hotels

Hotel ibis Styles Montpellier Centre Comedie, Montpellier, France

In Montpellier I had decided to stay around the Comedie...

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Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Centre Ramblas, Toulouse, France

Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Centre Ramblas, also called the Aparthotel Adagio...

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Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean, Bordeaux, France

For my stay in Bordeaux I’d chosen to stay at...

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Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, Hepburn Springs, Australia

For our offsite we were checked into Peppers Mineral Springs...

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Japan 2018 trip – a retrospective

My fourth trip to Japan took place in the northern...

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ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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

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Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, Osaka, Japan

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

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Crowne Plaza ANA Kobe, Kobe, Japan

I’d gotten to the shinkansen platform at Himeji station early...

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Toyoko INN Himeji Station, Himeji, Japan

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

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2018 travel retrospective

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

Read MoreDecember 31, 2018

Hotel M’s Est Shijo Karasuma, Kyoto, Japan

Hotel M’s Est Shijo Karasuma is a modern hotel near...

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ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama, Toyama, Japan

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

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InterContinental Grand Stanford, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I’ve been staying at the InterContinental Grand Stanford in East...

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Brasserie FLO Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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Eden Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eden Hotel Amsterdam is in a perfect location on the...

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Albe Hôtel Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After a bit of a train delay on the RER...

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Hart Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After the quick train ride on the Airport Express from...

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Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

On my many trips to Singapore over the past 15...

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

I’d attended a seminar at the Sydney Shangri-La before but...

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Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This is a little out of the way gem of...

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

In over a hundred trips to Sydney I’d never stayed...

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Customs House Bar, Sydney, Australia

I’ve been doing a bit of travel to Sydney every...

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Hyatt Regency, Sydney, Australia

I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels, and I mean...

Read MoreOctober 26, 2017

InterContinental Tokyo ANA, Tokyo, Japan

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

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Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, Nagano, Japan

As the Shinkansen from Kanazawa pulled into Nagano Station I...

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ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan

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

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ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

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

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ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

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

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InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having landed at Narita Airport at the start of my...

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Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, Osaka, Japan

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

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ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan

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

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DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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Crowne Plaza Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp is about 70 minutes north of Brussels by intercity...

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Hilton Brussels City, Brussels, Belgium

After the train trip from Lyon to Brussels Central station...

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Hilton Paris La Défense, Paris, France

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

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ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

After Kyoto I returned to Tokyo and decided to stay...

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ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

After a short stay in Tokyo I took the Shinkansen...

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InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having just arrived in Tokyo and being totally overwhelmed by...

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Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand

With the Cricket World Cup and Chinese New Year happening...

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Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Brisbane, Australia

I don’t normally stay at a Marriott hotel as I...

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Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji

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

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Mantra on Murray, Perth, Australia

I was back in Perth for the week and after...

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Duxton, Perth, Australia

I’d stayed at the Duxton once before, probably about 5...

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Hanoi Hilton Opera, Hanoi, Vietnam

This was my first trip to Vietnam and, as you’ve...

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

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

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World’s most expensive beer – a new candidate

I’d previously thought that I’d found the world’s most expensive...

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Four Points by Sheraton, Perth, Australia

It’d been 6 months since I was in Perth and...

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InterContinental Dubai, Dubai, UAE

This is the “real” InterContinental hotel in Dubai. Like the...

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Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

After the weekend in Dubai we were off to Abu...

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InterContinental Residence Suites, Dubai, UAE

This was my first time in the UAE so I’d...

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Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

I’ve been to Singapore a heap of times. I’ve mostly...

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Ibis, Perth, Australia

Anyone else find it incredibly hard to get a hotel...

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia

At work we have a list of hotels we’re allowed...

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InterContinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The past couple of times I’d been in Hong Kong...

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Hotel Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macau

I had a 3 day training course in Macau of...

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Beijing Hilton, Beijing, China

I was lucky enough to spend 8 days in Beijing...

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InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a week for a...

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Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, Australia

Do you ever have that sense of foreboding when you...

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The Bolton Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

This was my second stay at The Bolton Hotel in...

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InterContinental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

I’ve never stayed at a bad InterContinental hotel, and the...

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Don’t you just hate it when…

you end up in a swish hotel in a new...

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Medina Grand, Perth, Australia

Let me start off by saying that this is the...

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The great Singapore beer rip – day 2…

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

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Worlds most expensive beers?

I think I may have just bought three of the...

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Crowne Plaza, Norwest, Sydney, Australia

We were in Sydney to attend a training course at...

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The Westin, Auckland, New Zealand

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

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Sofitel, Brisbane, Australia

I’ve stayed at this particular hotel probably around 5 years...

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Sebel Citigate, Brisbane, Australia

This is a review in two movements. I’ve stayed at...

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The Sebel, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia

And this weeks winner of Gavin’s “another hotel of the...

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Terraces on Wickham, Brisbane, Australia

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

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Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Canberra, Australia

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

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The Regent, Singapore

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

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Shangri-La, Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

I’ve stayed at at this hotel many times over the...

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InterContinental Burswood, Perth, Australia

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

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Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Well, I’m on my way home after six and a...

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InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, California, USA

Now this is one swish hotel....

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Brisbane Hilton, Brisbane, Australia

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

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Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, Australia

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

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InterContinental, Wellington, New Zealand

Had to head off over the pond to Wellington at...

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Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia

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

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Sydney Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Not the one down by Circular Quay! Back in Sydney...

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InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, Australia

I had the chance to stay at the InterContinental Hotel...

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Griffin Hotel, Kingston, Canberra, Australia

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

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