Aman Tokyo – 6

Review: Aman Tokyo

I've heard many people suggest that Aman Tokyo is the world's best city hotel. I was skeptical, especially after our disappointing stay at Amanemu. I was also curious how the Aman concept, which is so heavily based on nature and seclusion, would translate…

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Ritz Carlton Tokyo – 12

Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

We had a total of four nights in Tokyo, and decided to split our time between two popular hotels, so I could review them: -- We spent our first two nights at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, as I'm trying to review more Ritz-Carltons now that Marriott Bonvoy…

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Amanemu Resort – 7

Review: Amanemu Resort

Historically Amans have been my favorite hotels in the world. I used to find that the group consistently delivered unparalleled experiences, and I've gone out of my way to stay at their hotels, and even plan trips around them. Unfortunately my opinion…

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Marriott Nagoya Associa Hotel – 12

Review: Marriott Nagoya Associa Hotel

To start off our trip in Japan, we just had a quick overnight in Nagoya. That's because our first "real" stop in the country was a visit to Amanemu in Shima, and that can be accessed by a direct train from Nagoya. So we were just looking for the most…

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Rangi Moana Easter Island

The Best Of The Rest: A Mini-Roundup Of My Chilean Hotels

As I've mentioned before, this trip was more about the destinations than anything else, so our main goal for hotels this time around was striking some semblance of value, while avoiding BYOS (bring your own sanitizer) properties. Given the overall focus…

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Courtyard Santiago Rooftop Seating

Review: Courtyard Marriott Santiago Las Condes

Our quick trip to Santiago presented us with a little bit of a quandary: with only one full day to see the city, but two nights at our disposal, our goal was to maximize time, tourism value, and points all in one shot. This was the only opportunity to…

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Twa Hotel Jfk – 64

Review: TWA Hotel New York JFK

This past week I finally had the chance to stay at the TWA Hotel JFK. I don't think I've ever been this excited about staying at an airport hotel... or even about staying at any hotel, for that matter. Not only is this hotel an aviation geek's dream,…

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Courtyard London Gatwick – 17

Review: Courtyard London Gatwick Airport

I had just under 24 hours in London, as I was arriving from Calgary at around 11AM, and departing the next morning to Madrid around 10AM. While I would have loved to go into London and spend the day walking around, I decided to just book an airport hotel…

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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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