Hotel de la Muette is a charismatic hotel, converted from an old mansion built in the 15th century. The location is ideal and within walking distances to restaurants and many attractions in Arles. The Theatre Antique, the Amphitheater, Cryptoportiques, Espace Van Gough and more. Continue reading
Best Western Atrium in Arles is centrally located with the Tourist Information Center and old town just walking distance away. We unloaded our luggage and parked offstreet on the lane perpendicular to the hotel. (There was hotel parking but it was full when we arrived.)
The lobby, waiting area and the lounge bar are brightly colored, and jive vibrantly with the Provençal theme. You will feel instantly welcomed by the colors – the hues of greens, the reds and the browns. The lounge bar reminds me of Van Gogh’s pool table picture.
Coffee making facility is available with sweets and cookies.
The bathroom is clean but quite small, almost like the size of bathrooms in Tokyo. As you can see, the sink and the mirror maximize the corner of the wall. Nonetheless, the bathroom serves its purpose with adequate bathroom amenities.
The roof-top area is awesome with a pool and a dining area splashed in red and yellow (reminds me of Roussillon). Unfortunately we did not get to use the pool as we only stayed for one night and checked out early the next morning. But we did buy some breakfast from a bakery nearby and enjoyed it at the roof-top.
Overall, our stay at Best Western Atrium in Arles was enjoyable and wished we could have stayed longer to use the facilities like the pool and lounge bar.
Rates : From 85 Euros (low season) – 180 Euros (high season), depending on the type of rooms you book.
Le Mas Des Roses is a truly beautiful Mas to stay in, with characteristic rooms, friendly host (Angelika), and most important of all, the daily breakfast really kept us in good mood all day long and we wished we could have stayed longer in Le Mas Des Roses. Continue reading
When I was looking for hotels in Paris, I didn’t really consider Best Western at all because I thought I gotta look for something Parisian! Turned out that Parisian hotels are easy to find, but most of them don’t come with air conditioning, one of Gary’s absolute requirements on the hotel. Continue reading
Kinta Riverfront is the new hotel in town that with a Chinese Restaurant, Great Miner Chinese Cuisine. My dad was planning a dinner with family friends, so we went there to survey the food before booking a table for 10. Continue reading
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Tailor-Made-Backpackers is a well maintained hostel. The double room with en suite bathroom we took was more like motel accommodation rather than a hostel. At only NZD80 per night, I thought was a good steal. Our room is an individual cottage, sort of looks like the one in the picture below but of a smaller size. The picture below is the main building that houses the reception, the kitchen and the common area.
We stayed at Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge for 2 nights. There were other places where we could have based ourselves, such as Lake Tekapo and Twizel (30-40 minutes drive from Mount Cook), but we decided to stay in Mount Cook Village itself for convenience.
The room was Continue reading