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3-Week Southeast Asian Trip Itinerary!

Viceroy Bali, The #1 Resort in the World (December2018)   I have always loved to travel to Southeast Asia, with lots of beautiful places,...

Saturday, 27 March 2021

My Top 60 Best Hotel Dining Experiences! (Part 2)

 
Prego Restaurant, The Westin Kuala Lumpur


I must admit, naming My Top 50 Best Hotel Dining Experience is not enough for me to list down all my Best Hotel Dining Experiences! So, here's Part 2 of my "Foodgasm" experiences! including Executive or Club Lounge Access, Afternoon Tea, and Buffet Dining Experiences (Lunch or Dinner). And, glad that almost half of these best hotel dining experiences I mentioned here were mostly together with my whole family!

1. Tanasee Grill  (Al fresco & Thai) at The Sanchaya Bintan (5-star hotel)
Bintan Island Indonesia 
Price: US$100-200 dining experience

Friday, 19 March 2021

My Top 50 Best Hotel Dining Experiences!

 
Apéritif Restaurant & Bar
Viceroy Bali 


With more than 200 hotels & resorts I visited & stayed, for me, a great "dining experience" is the best way to really enjoy staying in a hotel.  From casual dining at the hotel restaurant to full-course dinner (3-course, 4-course, 5-course, 6-course, 7-course, and 8-course) to afternoon teaHere are my amazing "foodgasm" experiences (excluding buffet and Executive club lounges) all throughout my hotel staycations (no particular order). And, see how many Chocolate Lava Cakes I tried!


Foodgasm 
(a term which comes out from the combination of the words "food" and "orgasm") is a neologism that indicates a pleasurable and euphoric feeling of satisfaction that occurs during the consumption of particularly amazing and delicious foods.


1. The Dining Room at  The Sanchaya Bintan (5-star hotel)
Bintan Island Indonesia 
Price: US$100 dining experience

Sunday, 14 March 2021

The Best Hotel Staycations in Indonesia!



Lake Toba, North Sumatra Indonesia
(2014 Trip)


From Lake Toba (World's Largest Volcanic Lake) to Medan to Yogyakarta (UNESCO World Destination for Temples) to Jakarta to Bintan Island to Bali (my most favorite destination in Indonesia)...Here are my numerous trips and staycations in Indonesia to 10 Amazing Hotels & Resorts!


Lake Toba  
(World's Largest Volcanic Lake)
(6-8 hrs drive from Medan City and 1-hour boat ride)
3 Days 2 Nights


Recommended Hotel
Samosir Villa Resort
Remarks : Stayed 3 Days 2 Nights 
Room Rate: US$70 per night for VIP Room (with balcony)

Saturday, 6 March 2021

My Top 40 Best Hotel Spa Experiences!


The Farm At San Benito
Batangas, Philippines


When I travel, I always wanted to look for a "good spa treatment" where I can be relaxed, pampered, and de-stressed. And, Hotel Spas will always be the best to try and experience where you don't have to go out or will be more convenient for you while you are staying in the hotel! So, here are my TOP 40 Best Hotel Spa Experiences (No Particular Order)!  And, guess which Wellness  Destination that I visited most in the Philippines that is now a famous destination for Local Celebrities?


1. Spa Village at Tanjong Jara Resort (5-star hotel)
Kuala Terranganu, Malaysia 
Price: US$250 for 3-hr Royal Secrets of Puteri Lindungan Bulan (Ladies)

Friday, 5 March 2021

My Top 20 Best Hotel Club Lounges!

 
Executive Club Lounge
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre


When you avail yourself of the Club Lounge Access in a luxury hotel (with additional fees per person; except if you booked an Executive Club or Suite or Highest Category Rooms) you will be able to enjoy the below "Standard Club Privileges". And, as a 2-year GHA Discovery Black Member  (the highest tier of membership),  Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, and Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Pan Pacific Singapore were complimentary to access for me. So, here's My Top 20 Best Hotel Club Lounges Experiences!


Standard Club Privileges
Private check-in and check-out
Daily buffet breakfast
Express check-out service
All-day refreshments including coffee, tea, and selected juices
Afternoon-Tea
Evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Wireless connectivity at the lounge
Complimentary use of private meeting room for two hours per stay (advance booking is required)

Friday, 28 August 2020

One-Week Staycation in BALI!


Each year, I always travel anywhere for at least 1 to 2 weeks to relax and de-stress. So, last year, Nov. 2019 (before Covid-19 happened),  I was able to have a one-week staycation in Bali for the nth time where I stayed at the nicest beachfront luxury resortSeminyak Beach Resort & Spa. And, at Daun Lebar Ubud Villas for the second time!

Daun Lebar Ubud Villas 


4 Days 3 Nights
Daun Lebar Ubud Villas

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Best Hotel Staycations in Thailand!


Sunkissed in Phuket Thailand
(Jan 2019)


From Bangkok to Hua Hin to Chiang Mai to Phuket to Krabi to Ko Phi Phi Island to James Bond Island...all the amazing destinations I visited and explored in Thailand.  So, here are "My Best Hotel Staycations in Thailand" where I stayed for 3 days 2 nights or more! in 16 Luxury Hotels and Resorts.  

Chao Phraya River Bangkok

Grand Palace Bangkok

 
Giant Golden Buddha

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Location: Riverside
Room Rate: US$200 per night for Grand Suite One-Bedroom River View with breakfast

Sunday, 17 May 2020

The Best Hotel Staycations in Malaysia!


Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection


From Kuala Lumpur to Sepang to Pangkor Laut to Ipoh to Malacca to Cameron Highlands to Kuala Terengganu to Penang to Langkawi Island...all the amazing destinations I visited and explored in Malaysia. And, here are my best hotel staycations in Malaysia where I had an amazing stay for 3 days 2 nights or more! to 22 Luxury Hotels and Resorts!

Monday, 18 November 2019

"The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa", The Most Amazing Beachfront Resort to Stay in BALI!


Ocean Suite, The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa


The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa is located next to the famous Ku De Ta Restaurant and Bar and it's within walking distance to Seminyak Square. It offers a chargeable airport shuttle to and from Ngurai Rai International Airport, a 45-minute drive away. Surrounded by waterways and greenery, Santan Restaurant offers an all-day menu of international dishes. Dining alternatives include Sanje Sunset Lounge and the Pool Bar. And, among their most amazing 103 rooms and villas, it was their Ocean Suite  I chose to stay! 

Friday, 31 May 2019

3-Week Southeast Asian Trip Itinerary!


Viceroy Bali, The #1 Resort in the World
(December 2018)


I have always loved to travel to Southeast Asia, with lots of beautiful places, beaches, amazing foods, and best hotels & resorts! So, last quarter of 2018, and beginning of 2019, I traveled tremendously in Bali (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur & Penang (Malaysia), Singapore, and Phuket (Thailand) for the nth time. And, even there's one amazing city that I visited after 5 long years which is Penang!  If you're keen to travel tremendously soon? Here's my own itinerary as your Guide for traveling those mentioned countries in a total of 3 weeks!


Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The Best Hotels to Stay in Kuala Lumpur!


Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences in Kuala Lumpur


It was way back in 2009 when I first visited this amazing city, and I remember staying in Traders Hotel where the Petronas Twin Towers just in front of it. But, with all the amazing and fantastic hotels in Kuala Lumpur nowadays...you might be confused about which hotel you are going to choose? So, here's all my recommended Hotels and Serviced Residences that I had an amazing stay in during my Business & Leisure trips in Kuala Lumpur! (Updated 2019)

Monday, 27 May 2019

The Best Hotels to Stay in Singapore!


Singapore, an island city-state off Southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Famous for World's Most Expensive Standalone Casino - Marina Bay Sands HotelGardens by the Bay (nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land), Universal Studios Singapore (theme park located with Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island), lots of Hawker centre or cooked food centre with authentic and diverse foods and lastly, for their Changi Singapore Airport as World's best airport and destination in itself! and more!

And, if you are keen to visit this amazing country? Here are my Recommended 10 Amazing Hotels that I had an amazing stay from Farrer Park to Central Business District to Sentosa to Clarke Quay to 
Marina Bay to the famous Orchard Road! and more, on separate dates!


Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Amazing Singapore and Malaysia Itinerary!


Pullman KLCC Hotel & Residences


Keen to travel to Singapore and Malaysia? both amazing countries to travel to...just 45 mins. by flight or 4 to 5 hours by a bus journey. On this itinerary, I will guide you with some of the options of the hotels where you could amazingly stay from Kuala Lumpur City to Pangkor Laut Island to Ipoh to Cameron Highlands to Kuala Terengganu to Penang and to Singapore! 


Kuala Lumpur
45 minutes flight from Singapore
City Capital of Malaysia! From its famous Petronas Twin Towers to Kuala Lumpur Tower to Batu Caves to Jalan Alor Street! Few to mention of all the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

Monday, 1 April 2019

"Ascott BGC Manila", The Most Amazing Luxury Serviced-Apartment in Manila!


Scott's Restaurant at Ascott BGC Manila


Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila https://www.the-ascott.com/en/philippines/manila/ascott-bonifacio-global-city-manila/index.html conveniently located in Taguig City, where is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife and culturally diverse food. Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila offers modern and luxurious accommodation with free WiFi access in the entire property. Operating a 24-hour front desk, it features an outdoor pool, business centre and sauna facility, as well as a playroom and a ballroom. The property is a 4-minute walk from The Mind Museum, while St. Lukes Medical Centre and S&R Membership Shopping are within 220 m away. Makati Central Business District is accessible with a 3.5 km drive, and Ninoy Aquino International is 7.4 km away.  

As we came back for the second time, among all their amazing serviced apartments of Studio, One-, Two-, and Three-bedroom apartment, it was their Two-Bedroom Premier Apartment we chose to stay for 4 days 3 nights.


Ascott BGC Manila Video

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Amazing Day Trip at STILTS Calatagan Beach Resort!



Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort


Each year since 2015, we always make a visit at Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort https://www.stiltscalataganbeachresort.net/. With its clean white beach exclusive property, nice swimming pools and an amazing view of Stilts (water floating villa) we, as a Family (15 people) couldn't resist making this resort in Calatagan Batangas as our favorite family outing destination! 

Calatagan Batangas is only 1 hour and 30 mins. drive from Tagaytay Cavite. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort is set amidst 24 hectares of rolling hills and white sand beaches and it's a place to enjoy life's simple pleasures - beautiful beaches, comfortable, flower-filled gardens, gorgeous sunrises, and breathtaking sunset, happy moments and special celebrations! And, here are the photos of our amazing day trip just recently at their Infinity Beach Area.


STILTS Calatagan Beach Resort

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Fantastic Staycation at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila!



Lung Hin Restaurant, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located in the heart of Manila, it features luxurious rooms with spectacular views. Featuring 3 dining options, this 5-star hotel also has an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi access. The Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is just over half a kilometer from popular attractions including The Podium and Metrowalk. SM Megamall is just over half a kilometer away and Ninoy Aquino International Airport is 30 minutes away by car.


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila


Sunday, 27 January 2019

3-Week Southeast Asian Trip Itinerary!



Viceroy Bali, The #1 Resort in the World
(December2018)
 

I have always loved to travel to Southeast Asia, with lots of beautiful places, beaches, amazing foods, and best hotels & resorts! So, last quarter of 2018, and beginning of 2019, I traveled tremendously in Bali (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur & Penang (Malaysia), Singapore, and Phuket (Thailand) for the nth time. And, even there's one amazing city that I visited after 5 long years which is Penang!  If you're keen to travel tremendously soon? Here's my own itinerary as your Guide for traveling those mentioned countries in a total of 3 weeks!

Friday, 28 December 2018

"Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa", What an Amazing Resort in Patong, Phuket Thailand!


Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa in Patong Beach, Phuket Thailand!


Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, facing the Andaman Sea in the southwest of Thailand. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Patong OTOP Shopping Paradise complex. And, in Patong, it was Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa that I amazingly stayed for 3 days 2 nights!


Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, an Amazing "Feel-Welcome" Luxury Hotel in Kuala Lumpur!


Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara offers accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. It features an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy meals at 4 of the in-house restaurants or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is 5 km from The Weld and 5 km from Berjaya Times Square. Petronas Twin Towers is 6 km from Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, while Suria KLCC is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 13 km from the property.

The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, tour arrangements, ticketing and concierge services. A fitness centre is available for guests who wish to engage in a workout session. Alternatively, guests can relax with a book at the library.  Kwee Zeen serves up a range of international delights while Wan Chun Ting specialises in authentic Cantonese cuisine. Nizza offers a variery of Mediterranean dishes and light refreshments can be enjoyed at Sofi's Deli. 



Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

"Double Tree Resort by Hilton Penang", What an Amazing Resort to Stay in Penang!


King Deluxe Balcony - High Floor at Double Tree Resort by Hilton Penang!


Description

Penang is a state in northwest Malaysia comprising mainland Seberang Perai and Penang Island. On the island, the state capital of George Town is home to landmarks such as colonial Fort Cornwallis, the ornate Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi and the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all testaments to centuries of foreign influence. To the west, a funicular ascends Penang Hill, with its trails, flower gardens and panoramic viewsAnd, in Penang, it was Double Tree Resort by Hilton Penang I amazingly stayed for 3 days 2 nights!