Hotel Reviews and Trip Advisor – be careful

My spouse and I both have used and continue to use the references made by multiple travelers on Trip Advisor to various restaurants, hotels and other sites around the world. I know how difficult it is in many cases to decide on where to stay and/or eat while in a completely new to you city … Continue reading Hotel Reviews and Trip Advisor – be careful

Hotel Reviews: Hong Kong Island Le Meridien, Kowloon Sheraton, Shenzhen: Venetian Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Shangri-La (LuoHu)

I have been asked on a number of occasions for recommendations on good / convenient hotels in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. There are many travelers (both business and tourist alike) who need to spend time in both cities and/or stay in one and have to do business in the neighboring one as well…long story short, … Continue reading Hotel Reviews: Hong Kong Island Le Meridien, Kowloon Sheraton, Shenzhen: Venetian Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Shangri-La (LuoHu)

Adding more to the blog…Hotel Reviews are coming

Well, over the last few years I have spent a significant amount of time staying at various hotels across Asia (in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, India). So it is time to reflect on those experiences and provide the readers of this blog with some additional information on the region – personal opinion … Continue reading Adding more to the blog…Hotel Reviews are coming

Update on hotels in China – and specific (not so nice) review of Crowne Plaza ZhongGuanCun, Beijing

This posting is appearing now but actually reflects on something that happened last Fall….Why did I wait so long to post it? No particular reason, (a) I had written most of the piece, but simply did not get around to publishing; (b) wanted to reflect a bit more on it (at the time) and that … Continue reading Update on hotels in China – and specific (not so nice) review of Crowne Plaza ZhongGuanCun, Beijing

Quick Review of Beijing Shangri-La, China World, Kerry Center Hotel, Traders Hotel, and Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven

So you are planing for a trip to Beijing. Your next question is, which hotel should I stay in. Aside from Corporate requirements (if you are on a business travel) or room availability, you can consider what area of Beijing you will have to spend most of your time in. Here are some recommendations and … Continue reading Quick Review of Beijing Shangri-La, China World, Kerry Center Hotel, Traders Hotel, and Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven

Westin Taipei — Not a hotel I will recommend going forward….read why below

I published this review also on TripAdvisor.com but wanted to include it on my blog as well for those of you who read one or the other…. So here we go — Last week I had the next opportunity to stay in the Westin Taipei. I have stayed there more than 4-5 times already over … Continue reading Westin Taipei — Not a hotel I will recommend going forward….read why below

Qingdao – first review since 2006 – JiMo Shopping Area

Earlier today I landed in Qingdao following a brief flight from Beijing. I was greeted by the a very cold winter Qingdao day — temperature of 1C. Of course I flew in from Beijing, which is not exactly a balmy place either, so I should not be complaining too much…but I just don’t like the … Continue reading Qingdao – first review since 2006 – JiMo Shopping Area

Sanya Trip: Grand Hyatt Haitang Bay

Grand Hyatt Haitang Bay I rarely post a review of a hotel.   My views on the various hotels, restaurants, and places to go and see are mostly posted on Trip Advisor.   Having said that, the Grand Hyatt Haitang Bay deserves a posting on my blog.   Why?  Because it is a very nice hotel, and as … Continue reading Sanya Trip: Grand Hyatt Haitang Bay