PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering with Collection Club Lounge Access

Collection Club Lounge, featuring the additional access to for the second round of staycation at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Lifestyle Room.

It was the exact same room as my staycation round 1 about 2 weeks before, only this time on the 12 floor. As this time was to celebrate my birthday (mid Jan), the staffs had prepared a little surprise in the room!

A row of colorful balloons lined up across with the word “Happy Birthday” spread on the bed. A bottle of wine, macaroons as well as a slice of cake had been prepared for me. It was so sweet of them to leave a well wishes note as well.

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Hotel Review – PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Lifestyle Room

This hotel is for you if you would love to enjoy an elevated version of a cabin-in-the-garden feel.

Staycation is probably one of the most popular form of escapism ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hits. The only “leisure” I enjoyed after CNY would be a staycation at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering.

After a pretty smooth check on a New Year’s Eve, we made our way to the 11th floor where our “Lifestyle Room” is located, admiring the architecture along the way. The hotel is indeed furnished with natural elements such as integrated water features and greenery, living up to its name as an eco-friendly hotel.

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Hotel Review – Hotel Karuizawa Elegance

I’m going to share with my experience in Hotel Karuizawa Elegance. If you’re travelling to Karuizawa, there are a few tips that I will like to share with you to help you with travelling experience in Karuizawa.

Karuizawa, a town located in the Nagano prefecture is worth spending a few days to explore, especially for the various recreational activities it offers. Since it was winter when I visited this town, I had compiled a list of top 6 things I did in my previous post.

How about checking out which hotel I stayed over the 2 nights while visiting Karuizawa? Hotel Karuizawa Elegance is already considered a better hotel as compared to the others much more cramped ones.

It was quite convenient as it took us about 10 mins to get to Hotel Karuizawa Elegance from Karuizawa station itself. There was nothing much along the way except for a couple of restaurants where we had a quick forgettable dinner in one since everywhere closes early in the midst of winter.

The hotel is made up of 2 different buildings and its furnishing was pretty much basic. Judging from web images, I supposed visiting during other seasons besides winter would do justice to its appeal. As for its room, it was spacious and pretty much mundane. Cozy enough for a good night’s rest.

Anyway, another bonus point would be that it is located pretty close to Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza Street. A great place to shop for souvenirs as well as for food. Just take note that shops do close early during winter!

You can take a look at the pictures that I have took below so you can get a better sense of Karuizawa and it’s accommodation.
Overall, I think that it has been a pleasant experience. Are you going to Karuizawa for your trip as well? Share your plans/experience in the comment below!

Hotel Review – Hotel Mystays Ueno Inaricho

Anyway, it was already nightfall when we arrived at Hotel Mystays Ueno Inaricho, which took us probably about 10 minutes walk from the nearest station – Ueno Station. One important thing I look out for while staying in any hotels would be a convenient store such as 7-11 within its vicinity. Thankfully there was one so that we could get our water and supper supply for the 2 nights.

In fact I dreaded this trip’s flight to Japan as I had to transit at Vietnam for 6 hours before arriving at Narita Airport. Despite being cheaper this way, it was definitely a torture waiting for my flight. No more transit flights for me though.

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Homestay Review – The Corner Homestay, Hoi An

After the fascinating journey to Hue to visit the Imperial Citadel and a good night’s rest at Tam Family Homestay, its time to set off once again.

This time the journey involves riding a bus lying down! Yes, I spent my 2-3 hours long journey sleeping on the double decked design bus which I could lay back and snooze away. (Check out from the left picture above.)

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Hotel Review – Pullman Kuching Hotel, Malaysia

I have decided to blog about Pullman Kuching Hotel where I stayed for 2 nights during my short trip to Kuching, Malaysia which was quite some time back. Since I have taken quite a decent amount of pictures at Pullman Kuching Hotel, why not just share my experience right?

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Hotel Review – Carlton City Hotel Singapore

As Singapore has lifted its Circuit Breaker measures and has progressed into post circuit breaker phrase 2, locals will once again be able to enjoy hotel staycations. Let me just reminisce the time I enjoyed my staycation at Carlton City Hotel Singapore last year.

Situated within the business district of Tanjong Pagar, Carlton City Hotel Singapore is pretty much accessible since the train station is less than 10 mins walk away and has a 100am shopping mall and many other dining options within its vicinity.

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Hotel Review – Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof will be my last hotel review for this entire Germany-France trip which I am already missing so much, especially the gothic cathedrals and beautiful architectures.

As it was finally the last night remaining in Dusseldorf and we had to take the train or should I say metro, to the airport the following morning, we naturally picked Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof to stay in. (By the way, Hauptbahnhof actually means main railway station.)  Continue reading “Hotel Review – Hotel Ibis Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof”

Hotel Review – Inter Hotel Le Bristol, Strasbourg, France

Day 3 of our trip and we arrived at Gare de Strasbourg (station) from Frankfurt via train. It was close to nightfall as we walked over to our hotel at Inter Hotel Le Bristol to check in. I was quite amaze to spot many other hotels along the stretch across Strasbourg Station where Inter Hotel Le Bristol was sandwiched somewhere in between. Continue reading “Hotel Review – Inter Hotel Le Bristol, Strasbourg, France”

Hotel Review – Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza, Germany

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While 25 Hours Hotel Das Tours, Dusseldorf  was warm, cozy & furnished in German-French vintage style, Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza on the other hand showcased modern, minimalist and stylish design.

Getting to Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza was rather convenient as it only took less than 10 minutes by bus 133 from Cologne Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station. Being located along the Rheinauhafen district, the Old Town and a museum was just few minutes walk away. Not forgetting the Lindt Chocolate Museum which was about 3 minutes walk across the Rhine River. Continue reading “Hotel Review – Art’otel Cologne by Park Plaza, Germany”