PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering with Collection Club Lounge Access

Second round of staycation at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Lifestyle Room. This time with the additional access to Collection Club Lounge.

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 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 – Tam Family Homestay, Walking Distance To Hue Imperial Citadel

After a night’s rest at Da Nang, we travelled north-west via train to our next destination, the city of Hue.  Just a short introduction, Hue is a city of central Vietnam which was the capital of Dang Trong from 1738 to 1755 and of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. It is a small town rich in culture and history where you could explore royal palaces and tombs of great Vietnamese emperors.

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Hostel Review – Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel, A Short Walk From Dragon Bridge

It was already nightfall by the time our Grab arrived at Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel, our lodging place for the very first night in Vietnam! This was my second time travelling to Vietnam, yet the first time departing from Da Nang Airport. For this trip, we mainly stayed in hostel and homestays due to their very affordable pricing. Let’s check out Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel!

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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”

Hotel Review – 25 Hours Hotel Das Tour, Dusseldorf, Germany

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After the dreadful 13 hours ride in a direct flight aircraft, the first thing most of us would like to do would be to check in into the hotel room. With the freezing weather and the sky was about to turn dark for nightfall, I was thankful 25 Hours Hotel Dusseldorf was about 5 mins walk from Wehrhahn Station.

The interior was pretty much German-French inspired with retro/vintage furnishings as well as the metal frames of Eiffel Tower. A large Christmas tree was set up and there were fresh flowers and trinkets on sale due to festive seasons. For those whom would love to chill, coffee and cakes are available at the lobby’s mini Café La Tour. Continue reading “Hotel Review – 25 Hours Hotel Das Tour, Dusseldorf, Germany”