Review: Hilocks Hotel and Spa, Siem Reap

We stayed at the Hilocks Hotel and Spa when we visited Siem Reap in October. As well as it getting great reviews and looking lovely, my main reasons for picking it were that it was a little out of town so peaceful but had a regular shuttle into the centre, it had a lovely pool…

Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai

Back in February we went up to Chiangmai for a few days with my parents. As the only one who had visited before, my husband chose 99 The Heritage Hotel as he had a good experience in their sister hotel on a previous trip. It was just under £90 a room per night. This beautiful boutique…

Review ~ Marriott, Hua Hin

A few weeks ago we headed down to the Marriott in Hua Hin for the weekend with some friends and our garish inflatables. We got a taxi down to the mainland  seaside resort town which cost around 5000 THB return and takes about 3 hours from central Bangkok. We got a great deal on our…

Review ~ Aleenta, Phuket

This weekend we headed to the beach for some R&R. Yes, I know, anyone who keeps up with my travels on Instagram will know we just got back from the UK and Spain but I had a holiday day to take so we headed to Phuket, more specifically to the Aleenta Resort & Spa. I can…

Crown Lanta Revisited

It has been a very busy month – between visitors, holidays and work I genuinely don’t know where the past 6 weeks have gone. Well I do…mainly eating, drinking and holidaying but that’s besides the point. I have so much to fill you in on but today I wanted to tell you about one of…

Review ~ W Hotel, Bangkok

Last weekend was my birthday but it was also Chinese New Year meaning hotel prices by the beach were astronomical. Instead we had a two day ‘staycation’ in Bangkok, at a hotel about 5km away from where we live. We chose the W Bangkok which I have seen reviewed by a few travel bloggers and on…

Review ~ Santhiya Resort, Koh Yao Yai

For half term we headed off with our friends to the Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai for 4 nights followed by 3 nights back in Phuket at the Indigo Pearl Resort. We chose the Santhiya on Koh Yao Yai as we wanted to visit an island we hadn’t yet been to but that wasn’t too far away!…

Review ~ The Aminjirah, Koh Tao

Finding a hotel on Koh Tao was a similar story to finding one on Koh Phangan…it involved too much time on Trip Advisor and resulted in frustration. In the end we plumped for The Aminjirah, a hotel that I had seen reviewed by fellow bloggers, Sarah of Fit Travels and Krystle of Pictures & Plane Tickets. Situated around the…

Review ~ Rest Detail Hotel, Hua Hin

We were lucky enough to be given 2 nights at the Rest Detail Hotel in Hua Hin as a wedding/end of school present. We took the train down and jumped in a songthaew to get to our resort which was just 5 minutes away from the train station. Upon arrival we were greeted by really…

Review ~ Hotel 1929

I eventually found our hotel, after hours of mind numbing surfing on Trip Advisor, through an article on The Guardian website titled ‘Top 10 good value hotels in Singapore’. I wasn’t looking for anything fancy, just something a bit different and hopefully, a bit more personal. We were torn between a couple from said article…

Review ~ Indigo Pearl, Phuket

Rest and relaxation was all we wanted for the long weekend so we packed a bag and headed off after work on Friday to Phuket. One of the main things that attracted us to a life in Thailand and specifically Bangkok was how quickly you could be on an island or in another nearby country….