Guesthouse Review: Ali’s Nest – A budget guest house in Singapore

Guesthouse Name: Ali’s Nest Address: 23 Roberts Ln, Singapore. One of the joys of travelling in Southeast Asia is staying in guest houses. For less than the price of a dorm room in Europe you get the privacy of own room with a bathroom attached. In some cities there are cheap guest house districts such […]

Hotel Review: Kim Ngan Hotel, Nha Trang – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Kim Ngan Hotel Address: 52 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam. I stayed at the Kim Ngan Hotel in Nha Trang over the new years period. I booked via Agoda and picked it for it’s price and proximity to the beach. I lucked out making this booking because I didn’t know where […]

Hotel Review: ibis Styles – Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Name: Ibis Styles Kl Fraser Business Hotel Address: Kompleks Metro Pudu, 1 Jalan Metro Pudu 2, Fraser Business Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I got to test out a new hotel on my last visit to KL. I was invited to check out the Ibis Styles Kl Fraser Business Hotel, where I stayed as a […]

Accommodation Review: Paradise Bay Resort – Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii

Hotel Name: Paradise Bay Resort Address: 47-039 Lihikai Drive Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, USA The last time I came to Hawaii I stayed the entire time in Waikiki. There is more to Hawaii than this little tourist strip so I was looking for other experiences. I stayed as a guest of the Paradise Bay Resort on […]

Hotel Review: Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

Hotel Name: Marina Bay Sands Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, Singapore I stay in Singapore at least once a year as Changi Airport is such a convenient travel hub. Over the last couple of years I have been wondering, “what is that thing being built at Marina Bay?” The answer is the Marina Bay […]

A review of my first Couchsurfing experience

While planning my trip to the United States I discovered that hostels aren’t available in every big city, so finding budget accommodation was proving to be difficult. I had previously signed up to CouchSurfing.org but I had not used it, so it seemed like a perfect time to try it out. Finding A Couch To […]

Hotel Review: Tune Hotels – Kuala Lumpur (the low-cost airline of budget hotels)

Hotel Name: Tune Hotel – Downtown Kuala Lumpur Address: 316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tune Hotels.com is a budget hotel chain from Malaysia. This hotel group is connected to AirAsia, so it has a similar pay for what you use pricing system like a low cost airline. It is similar […]

Staying in a capsule hotel in Tokyo

[A review of my stay at Capsule Inn Akihabara from my 2007 visit to Tokyo.] Tokyo offers a wide range of accommodation options, but nothing is as quirky as a capsule hotel. The first capsule hotel opened in Osaka in 1979 and they can now be found in major cities across Japan. I stayed at […]

Hotel Review: Grand Quality Hotel Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Grand Quality Hotel Yogyakarta Address: Jl. Adisucipto No 48, Yogyakarta Airport, Yogyakarta, Indonesia I stayed at the Grand Quality Hotel in Yogyakarta as a guest of the hotel, which was arranged by Tourism Indonesia, who I was writing on behalf of. I like Indonesian guesthouses but it has been good to have a […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Biarritz, Tangier – Morocco

Hotel Name: Hotel Biarritz Address: 102-104 AV Mohammed 6, Tangier, Morocco I spent the night in Tangier, which not many visitors seem to do. There was definitely a distinct lack of tourism here. Most visitors to Morocco skip Tangier and head to the train station for the Marrakech Express. [City of Tangier] Tangier certainly has […]