Reviews of Hotels & Resorts

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The Henry Hotel Manila

The black wrought-iron gates of the nondescript entrance opened to reveal the long driveway and lush green interior of the grounds. Our Uber car slowly made it’s way past dark-paneled colonial style buildings with white-trimmed windows towards the main building of the property. As we exited and grabbed our luggage, the trickling of the fountain and […]

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Best Couples Spa & Resort in the Philippines – Mandala Spa & Resort Villas

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As the doors opened, the smell of incense, the sound of gentle music and the sight of colourful flower petals elegantly strewn were the first to reach our senses. Stepping into the villa was like entering a tropical paradise with the beautiful canopy bed with artfully placed petals atop the white linens, the warm wood decor and the trail […]

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Nobu Manila: A View From Inside The Golden Towers

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The Nobu Manila… Golden window-panel covered buildings stood like gleaming mirages reflecting the busy city beyond, withholding the secrets within. A city within a city. We knew there was something special about it when we first passed by, one of the most identifiable of the hotels in Manila, Philippines, though we hadn’t yet had the […]

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A Unique, Boutique Stay At The Henry Hotel Cebu

Located in the heart of Cebu City, tucked away off the busy streets, sits a boutique hotel where art and style meets comfort and hospitality; where quirky signage, unique decor and friendly smiles greet you upon entering. Truly a Hotel “Like No Other” We landed in Cebu City, unsure of what to expect after spending […]

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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

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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 […]