Posted at 8:43 pm , on April 21, 2018
Moving on from London, we arrived at the picturesque city of Innsbruck. Coming in from Munich via the OBB, the Adler is just a short walking distance from the main train station. This would come in handy for those who have big luggage. Staying in the old city has its charm, getting there may be a little challenging with luggage in tow and harsh weather. It is also within walking distance to the old town (where most of the point of interests are in) and also near to many supermarkets and eateries. Adlers is certainly very convenient.
Posted at 3:44 pm , on April 21, 2018
Radisson Blu Plaza is situated very centrally in Helsinki. It is within walking distance to the regional train station, the art museum is just a stone throw away and the esplanade and market hall is within walking distance. During winter, the Christmas market is just around the corner. Kamppi is just nearby; where the central bus station is situated in (it is a shopping centre too). With such a strategic location, how did the hotel fare?
Posted at 2:55 pm , on April 21, 2018
After more than 3 months in the backburner, finally some time to resume my reviews before my next travel in March.
This is the first of my 3 hotels I stayed in Finland. I chose Scandic Hotel as it was the most convenient, being located in the city centre (with a supermarket directly opposite it) and the price was reasonable. I booked a Superior King Room with attached sauna.
Posted at 8:28 pm , on April 19, 2018
For my recent trip, London was my first stop and what better way for me to use the Intercontinental Ambassador Weekend Night certificate than to use it on this top end Intercontinental property. One of the perks of the Ambassador program is the Weekend Night where you get a free night stay when you make a booking of 2 nights over the weekend period (Friday to Sunday Night for most regions). Depending on the property, this constitutes a big saving (in my case, 630 GBP). Besides the free stay, you will get a guaranteed upgrade to the next level room. I had to book the Studio Suite room as that is the lowest level room that comes with complimentary club lounge access. For all other rooms, lounge access will cost you 96 pound per night per 2 persons (which is fairly exorbitant!). With this benefit, we were upgraded to the 1 bedroom suite.
The hotel is certainly well located in the up market Park Lane/Mayfair area (the most expensive plot on the Monopoly J ). It is within walking distance to many spots such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Kensington Park, Piccadilly, Knightsbridge etc. It can also connect to other parts of London easily as the Hyde Park Underground station is just at the doorstep.
Posted at 5:10 pm , on April 8, 2018
I just came back from a conference in Bangkok and I managed to position myself to try out the new 787-10 in which Singapore Airlines was the launch customer. The 787-10 is meant to handle the regional flights currently being managed by the A330-300s and 777-200s which is way due for replacement. While the SQ974 is still being flown on an A333, SQ973 is being used as one of the short haul route for crew familiarisation before being used for its intended purpose – regional flights (KIX and PER being the first 2 destinations). So how was the flight?