Category Archive: Reviews

Aug 14

Airline Review: United Airlines – Business Class (Boeing 747-400 with Lie Flat Seats) : Frankfurt – San Francisco (UA 59)

Flight:  United Airlines 59 from Frankfurt to San Francisco Equipment: B744 (Boeing 747 – 400) Class: Business Seat: 6G – 6H Seat Specification: Flat bed seats (rear facing), Seat pitch: 76″. Seat width: 20″ United operates a Boeing 747 for its Frankfurt – San Francisco route with business class in both upper and lower decks. In upper deck its …

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Aug 09

Hotel Review: Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel Alexanderplatz 7 D-10178 Berlin Germany Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel is located in the previous East Berlin right by the Berlin Tower and within a couple of minutes walk from Alexanderplatz S+U Bahn station. The TXL Express Bus departs from Alexanderplatz station in very frequent intervals all …

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Aug 02

Hotel Review: Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte

Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte Wallstraße 23-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte is a Carlson Rezidor property located close to Museum Island area of Berlin. It is between 2 U-Bahn stations (SpittelMarket and Märkisches Museum), within 5 minutes walking distance. It is also a couple of U-bahn stops away from Alexanderplatz which …

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Jul 21

Hotel Review: Park Inn Prague

Park Inn Prague Svobodova 1961/1, 128 00 Nové Město, Czechia Park Inn Prague, a Carlson Rezidor hotel property, is located by the Vtlava river and about 5 minutes walk from Vysehrad Castle. There is a tram stop on both sides of the hotel within about 2 minutes walking distance, namely Vyton and Albertov. These two …

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Jul 13

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest

Radisson Blu Beke Hotel Budapest Terez Korut, 43 H-1067 Budapest Hungary Although there are a few Club Carlson properties in Budapest, we chose this hotel mainly for its location. The Radisson Blu Beke Hotel Budapest is located about 6 minutes walk from the Oktogon Metro stop (M1 Line). The hotel costs only 15,000 Club Carlson …

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Jul 07

Hotel Review: Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South

Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South Hertha-Firnberg-Strasse 5, 1100, Vienna, Austria Hilton Garden Inn is located a bit away from the city center next to Business Park Vienna. The hotel does provide a complimentary shuttle bus throughout the day (with varying frequencies depending on time of the day) between Business Park (about 1 minute walk from …

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Jun 26

Hotel Review: Aloft Munich

Aloft Munich Bayerstrasse 37, Munich, 80335, Germany Aloft Munich is a SPG Category 4 property located right next to the Munich Main Train Station (Munich Hauptbahnhof). This makes this hotel a perfect location for a few days trip in Munich as you can access the S-Bahn and U-Bahn as well as regional trains for other cities …

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Jun 21

Airline Review: United Airlines – Business Class (Boeing 767-300 with Lie Flat Seats) : Houston – Munich (UA 102)

Flight:  United Airlines 102 from Houston to Munich Equipment: B763 (Boeing 767 – 300) Class: Business Seat: 2A – 2B Seat Specification: Flat bed seats, Seat pitch: 75″. Seat width: 21″ United operates a Boeing 767-300 ER (2 Class Configuration) on Houston – Munich route. There are 30 Business class seats with 6 rows of 2 x 1 x 2 …

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Mar 30

Airline Review: Qantas – Business Class (Airbus 380-800 with Lie Flat Seats) : Melbourne – Los Angeles (QF 93)

Flight:  Qantas QF 93 from Melbourne to Los Angeles Equipment: A388(Airbus 380-800) Class: Business Seat: 18 F (Not a true flat bed, Middle row with direct aisle access) Seat Specification: True Flat Bed, Seat pitch: 78 “. Seat width: 21.5 ” This was my first ever flight on Qantas as well as an Airbus 380 aircraft. I was very excited …

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Mar 24

Airline Review: Qantas – First Class (Airbus 380-800 with Open Suites and Flat Beds) : Melbourne – Los Angeles (QF 93)

Flight:  Qantas QF 93 from Melbourne to Los Angeles Equipment: A388(Airbus 380-800) Class: First Seat: 3A (Open Suite, Window seat with direct aisle access) Seat Specification: True Flat Bed, Seat pitch: 79 “. Seat width: 22 ” MilesPointsTravel Disclaimer: This review is solely the work of Karen. I flew on Business Class on this flight. This flight happened to be …

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Mar 22

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport

Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport 10-14 Centre Rd, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045, Australia Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is located right next to Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine Airport). The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to airport although you can walk through the parking structure next to the hotel. A complimentary night here costs 35,000 IHG Rewards points. …

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Mar 15

Hotel Review: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne is located in Melbourne CBD area next to Flagstaff Gardens. It is located within 2 minutes walk from Queen Victoria market which makes for lots of options of dining and souvenir shopping. A free night at the hotel costs 44,000 …

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Mar 13

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland 128 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand Crowne Plaza Auckland is located just a couple of minutes walk away from Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland. It is about 20 km away from Auckland International Airport and you can use various mode of transportation (I recommend Skybus) to get here. A …

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Feb 24

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Crowne Plaza Queenstown 93 Beach St,Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand Crowne Plaza Queenstown is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and very close to the city center. The hotel is located just under 10 km from Queenstown International Airport. A complimentary night at this property costs 40,000 IHG points per night. We had booked 2 …

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Feb 21

Hotel Review: Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Rd, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is a Category 7 Hilton Property located just 5 minutes from Queenstown International Airport. It is located next door to the other Hilton property in the area that I reviewed earlier, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel …

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Feb 17

Hotel Review: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queenstown

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queenstown Kawarau Village 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand Doubletree by Hilton Queenstown is a Category 4 Hilton property located just 5 mins drive away from Queenstown International Airport. The hotel does not provide any complimentary airport shuttle and a cab ride is around $25 NZD one way. The hotel does …

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Feb 10

Hotel Review: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia Sheraton on the Park Sydney is located next to Hyde park and also St. James station which connects to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport via the Airport Link Train. However, if you are not traveling solo, I would recommend taking a cab …

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Feb 03

Airline Review: Thai Airways – First Class (Boeing 747-400 with Lie Flat Sats) : Bangkok – Sydney (TG 475)

Flight:  Thai Airways TG 475 from Bangkok to Sydney Equipment: B744(Boeing 747-400) Class: First Seat: 3E-3F (middle seats together with direct aisle access) Seat Specification: True Flat Bed, Seat pitch: 76 “. Seat width: 21 ” Thai Airways operates  Boeing 747-400 aircraft on its Bangkok – Sydney route for its twice a day flights. Thai First Class on the 747 …

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Jan 30

Airline Lounge Review: Thai Airways Royal First Lounge and Spa, Bangkok

Thai Airways Royal First Lounge, Suvarnabhumi Airport (Concourse D) I had read several outstanding reviews on Thai Airways ground service for Thai Airways First Class passengers departing Suvarnabhumi Airport. About 4 days before our Bangkok-Sydney flight on Thai Airways, I found award space for 2 passengers on Thai F and booked it right away for me and Karen. …

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Jan 27

Airline Review: Cathay Dragon – Business Class (Airbus 320-200 with Recliner Seats) : Hong Kong – Kolkata (KA 168)

Flight:  Cathay Dragon KA 168  from Hong Kong to Kolkata Equipment: A322 (Airbus 320-200) Class: Business Seat: 10A (Window seat in 2 x 2) Seat Specification: Recliner seats Seat pitch: 42″. Seat width: 20″ Cathay Pacific operates Airbus 320-200 (Version 1) in its Hong Kong – Kolkata route which features 2 rows of recliner seats in Business and rest is economy …

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