Amanwella – 33

Review: Amanwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

In the last installment I reviewed our three night stay at Amangalla, and in this post I'll be reviewing our four night stay at Amanwella. While Amangalla is located in the fort town of Galle, Amanwella is located in Tangalle, a beach town along the…

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Amangalla – 4

Review: Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka

Amans are my favorite hotels in the world. I find that the group consistently delivers an experience that's unparalleled, and I'll go out of my way to stay at Amans, and will even plan trips around them. It's not just that all of the hotels are stunning,…

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Raffles Phnom Penh 1

Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh Review

This will be the final segment of my trip report on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, which feels bittersweet. This has been a very long series (and was a long trip to start with), so it's taken a ridiculous amount of time to put together, but I've so enjoyed…

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Andaz Savannah – 7

Review: Andaz Savannah

A couple of weeks ago Tiffany and I visited Savannah for a couple of nights and stayed at the Andaz Savannah. So here's a (fairly) brief review with my thoughts on the hotel. For the two nights we were staying, the rate was about $200 per night. In addition…

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap Rooftop Suite 42

Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

I've actually stayed at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap previously, when my husband and I visited in 2014, and it feels much the same now as it did then. Siem Reap, on the other hand, has since changed to the point of being nearly unrecognizable, as extremely…

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Satri House Luang Prabang 12

Review: Satri House Hotel Luang Prabang

Sorry for the delay on this folks -- not to get too much into the sausage-making, but we had planned to pause this particular narrative while Ben finished sharing details on his trip to Sri Lanka, with the idea being that I'd publish the rest of this…

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Hilton Hanoi 38

Review: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

After a quick breakfast at our Airbnb in Hoi An we left for the Da Nang airport, arriving about an hour before our 10:30AM flight. The airport was clean and efficient, our flight was on-time, and our pre-arranged driver met us at arrivals when we landed…

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Hoi An Airbnb 5

Airbnb Review: Orchid House Hoi An

We decided to stay in Hoi An rather than Da Nang primarily because of weather concerns -- everyone cautioned that Da Nang wouldn't be warm enough to enjoy the beach in February, so we figured if it was going to be too cold to swim we'd prefer being in…

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Nam Nghi Phu Quoc 26

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Review (A Hyatt Unbound Collection Property)

We knew that we wanted to incorporate a few days of beach time into this trip, but had been cautioned that Da Nang and Hoi An would be far too cold to enjoy the beach in February (this ended up being far from the truth, but weather is like that sometimes).…

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Park Hyatt Saigon Watermark

Review: Park Hyatt Saigon

When it came time to book our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, I didn't even look beyond the Park Hyatt Saigon. Ben had stayed there a few years ago and raved about it (though never wrote a full review), and the location seemed perfect for our purposes. Booking…

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Ana Crowne Plaza Narita – 14

Review: ANA Crowne Plaza Narita Airport

For our one night stay in Narita we decided to book the ANA Crowne Plaza Narita, which is an IHG property. In the past I've always stayed at the Hilton Narita, but I figured I'd try something new, just to compare. The rate for our one night stay was…

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Kuala Lumpur Airport Hotel – 16

Review: Sama-Sama Express Hotel Kuala Lumpur Airport

My overnight stopover in Kuala Lumpur was fairly short. I was arriving before 8PM, and departing the following morning at 9:40AM to Tokyo. Kuala Lumpur has a lot of great luxury hotels that are reasonably priced (for example, I love the St. Regis), and…

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Sheraton Melbourne – 30

Review: Sheraton Melbourne

On this trip I was spending one night in Melbourne. I arrived early in the morning from San Francisco, and was departing the following morning to Singapore. I've been to Melbourne twice before, and both times stayed at the Park Hyatt (which is nice,…

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Conrad Bora Bora – 130

Review: Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort

In the last installment I covered the overwater villa that we stayed in for our two night stay at the Conrad Bora Bora, while in this post I wanted to cover everything else about the property. The Conrad Bora Bora is about a 20 minute boat ride from…

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Conrad Bora Bora Overwater Villa – 7

Review: Conrad Bora Bora Overwater Villa

After four nights at the St. Regis Bora Bora, we were excited to check out the Conrad Bora Bora and see how it compared. We redeemed points and certificates for our entire stay here. For one night we redeemed 85,000 Honors points, and for the other night…

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St Regis Bora Bora – 100

Review: St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Welcome to my last installment about our four night stay at the St. Regis Bora Bora. In previous installments I covered the three night stay in our nice Reefside Garden Villa, and our one night stay in a disappointing Overwater Superior Villa. Now let's…

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St Regis Bora Bora Overwater Villa – 35

Review: St. Regis Bora Bora Overwater Superior Villa

In the last installment I reviewed the Reefside Garden Villa in which we spent our first three nights at the St. Regis Bora Bora. I thought that was nice, though unfortunately it's all downhill from here. I only contacted the hotel about the possibility…

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St Regis Bora Bora Reefside Garden Villa – 4

Review: St. Regis Bora Bora Reefside Garden Villa

I'm going to split the St. Regis Bora Bora review into three parts -- a land villa review, an overwater villa review, and then a resort review. I'm doing this because I have a lot to say, and I know a lot of you read on mobile, so putting 150+ pictures…

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Park Hyatt St Kitts – 73

Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts

I know I'm way behind on trip reports, so it's time I catch up. This is from a stay a few months ago at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, so better late than never, right? ;) The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is one of the newest Park Hyatt properties in the Hyatt portfolio,…

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Hilton Gatwick Airport – 16

Review: Hilton London Gatwick

I had a quick overnight in London, as my flight was arriving from Kigali and Brussels at around 5PM, and I had a 6AM flight the next morning to New York. I decided to book the Hilton Gatwick, given that it's connected to the terminal I'd be departing…

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