Reviews of Hotels & Resorts

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How We Slice It – A Guide to Pai. Part One: Where to Stay

  We stayed in Pai for about 5 days. After the drive up (you can read about our drive to Pai here and our tips on getting to Pai here), we didn’t want to leave right away but we also didn’t want to stay too long as we had plans to meet, for the first […]

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Swiss-Lanna Lodge – A Relaxing Retreat In The Middle of Chiang Mai

Deluxe Pasha Room Swiss-Lanna Lodge, Swiss-Lanna Lodge, Swiss-Lanna Lodge CHiang Mai, Best hotels Chiang Mai, where to stay in Chiang Mai

Pulling up through the gate to the Swiss-Lanna Lodge in Chiang Mai, we parked our bike and had just started to take off our helmets when we heard, from somewhere through the doorway of the dark wood house, “Sawadee Kah!” (hello in Thai). When we first saw Miss Toto, our host, she smiled and welcomed […]

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Finding The Best Place To Stay In Pai Is A Piece Of Cake

 Soi One Bedrooms – Best Place To Stay In Pai We were sitting in our hotel room in Pai (pronounced “Pie” and called “Pai Town” by some), listening to the strong patter of rain and the thunder of the storm passing through the mountain town. We had made it back from sightseeing just in time, with […]

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Review Of The Melia Marina Varadero

At the Melia Las Dunas in Santa Maria we were travelling as a couple but on our second trip to Cuba we travelled with our family in a group of 8 adults and 2 children. It wasn’t intentional that we stayed at a Melia resort our second trip to Cuba but we were glad we […]

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Melia Resorts in Review. Part One: Santa Maria

Two of our major vacations over the past two years were all-inclusive trips to Cuba. We chose Cuba for its beautiful beaches and reasonable prices and on both occasions happened to book with a Melia resort. We weren’t disappointed with either trip but there were definitely differences between the two areas, and the two resorts, […]