Sunday, January 17, 2016

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai


During our recent visit to Hat Yai we stayed at the Aloha Hotel Hat Yai.
The Aloha Hotel Hat Yai is very centrally located in downtown Hat Yai, within walking distance of the railway station but also near the shopping malls and plenty of restaurants, bars shops and the famous market is also only two blocks away.
It's interesting to stroll around and the streets are lively and busy and it's fun to watch all the hustle and bustle going on with a very international mix of visitors, many Malaysian people visit, but also Chinese and Western tourists can be found.
It was sad to see the amount of shark fins for sale and the shark fin soup at the various Chinese oriented restaurants.

The hotel is straightforward, no luxury but does the job and has everything you need, a/c, a fridge and good wifi. The restaurant serves an Asian breakfast, nothing fancy but good enough to fill your stomach in the morning. 
We were on the ninth floor and had a nice view over the city.
A nice touch is their parking area, with an entrance at the other side of the block, a back entrance, since parking can be tricky in that part of town, it's always busy there during the day time.

It all served out purpose and it was convenient for us. If you're in Hat Yai for a short stay, I can recommend this hotel.

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Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha hotel Hat Yai guest room

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai twin guest room

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai guest room interior

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai exclusive room interior

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai exterior, front entrance

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

The Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok is conveniently located within close range to the new shopping mall 'Terminal 21'. This is in turn within walking distance from the BTS sky train and subway system in Bangkok. It's located smack down in the middle of town with access to pretty much everything you may need in this city.
Nightlife is nearby, shopping opportunities are almost more than you can handle, the restaurant scene is great and almost all other mayor points of interest in the city are nearby.

Luxury and convenience are also included in the hotel, which makes it an ideal and smart choice for a centrally located and luxurious hotel in the city.

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Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, Guest room

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, Guest room

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, suite room

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, swimming pool

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, Kids Club

Friday, November 13, 2015

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

During my recent stay in Khao Lak for the November 2015 PADI IDC I stayed at Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak for the first time and I was pleased with it.
The location is excellent, many restaurants and shops are within walking distance and the dive center I work with is next door.
The room was also good, big, clean and everything I need, a fridge, hot water in the shower, a table for my computer with wifi and a nice balcony with a view over the mountains at the back. The rooms in the back are quieter compared to the rooms at the road side.
With 33 rooms they have a choice, with options for air conditioned rooms or fan rooms and breakfast is included.
There's also a parking lot, so very convenient indeed. The beach is about a 10-15 minute walk away and the hotel does not have a pool.

A great option if you book a live aboard trip departing from Khao Lak for a very reasonable price or if you are staying in town and don't need something fancy but convenient for a good price.

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Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Guest room

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Guest room

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Exterior with the rooms at the back, with the parking area at Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Exterior with the restaurant

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Balcony at my room

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

The Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit 13-15 is all about location and convenience. With it's 5 star luxury for a very decent (promotional) rate, you can't go wrong. The BTS (skytrain) station between Nana and Asoke stations, puts you right in the middle of all the shopping and night life action. Asoke also provides a subway connection.

All 345 are well sized, with the smallest rooms still showing 37 square meters. For a downtown location in Bangkok, that's nice. All rooms come with free and fast wifi, a must nowadays and the Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit won't let you down with this.

The Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit has everything you expect from a 5 star hotel, a swimming pool, spa and gym plus all the in-room amenities you need.

Recommended for it's location and good service! Enjoy your stay.

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Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Guest room

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Guest room

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Prestige King Suite Club Millesime Access

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Luxury King room

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

View from the roof during the night

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

The Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani comes in sight almost every time we visit downtown Surat Thani, that's how centrally located this hotel is. It's at one of the corners of one of the biggest crossings in downtown, opposite the City Pillar and a bridge, it's kind of hard to miss.

It's also located within walking distance from many eateries and shops, very convenient in the evenings.

The hotel is old, and it comes with stunning 172 rooms and you will be treated to a nostalgia trip with all its ups and downs. The rooms are big and still clean, but the furniture is straight out of a 1970-tees movie. I must admit I like these kind of hotels, to a degree. The Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani is good enough to not get turned off and they have a surprisingly fair breakfast buffet in the morning.

For a central location in downtown Surat Thani in olden and in an long gone by style, this hotel is good for a transfer to or from the Gulf islands and it comes with a very decent price tag.

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Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

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Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

Superior room

Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

Deluxe room

Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

View on the City Pillar shrine

Grand Thara Hotel, Surat Thani

Reception

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket

The Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket is located conveniently near the airport ( just some 20 minutes away), near the Dusit Laguna hotel area and near the Thalang Hospital. Without your own car or wheels, it feels a bit isolated, but the rooms do make up for it.
The 18 rooms are clean and spacious, especially the luxury rooms with their 70 square meters are well worth their money.
With a pool and a small gym and fast internet everything you need is available in the room, not to mention air conditioning an a fridge.
Ideal for a stay over from the airport or for your sporting events in the Thalang area or for a monthly stay, the Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket comes recommended with very good rates to boost.

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Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket

Luxury room

Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket

Guest room

Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket

Guest room

Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket

Pool

Sivana Place, Thalang, Phuket

Exterior

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach

The  Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach was formerly know as 'Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort', but is since 31st October, 2014 part of the Accor hotel chain.
You still receive 5 star service at a secluded beach with plenty of activities on offer, varying from cycling, golf. diving and tennis to name a few.
It's also very children friendly with a kids club and a children's pool.
Out of season the  Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach offers some great deals, in high season the prices for the 258 rooms are still within reason for a 5 star resort.

A quiet getaway with luxury, what else can you ask for!

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 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach

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 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach

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 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach

Relaxing at the beach

 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach

The Bamboo bar & grill

 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, Kuk Kak beach