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The Ritz-Carlton Budapest: An excellent experience, despite a few shortcomings in the catering

After a long journey from Boston via London, here came our first night on Hungarian ground. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Booking I booked this hotel a few weeks before our arrival in Budapest. The prices for this night...

JW Marriott Hanoi: a little out of the way but really excellent

The recently opened JW Marriott Hanoi offers a really high standard of service, and the fact that it's a little out of the way should in no way obscure the fact that it's one of the city's best hotels. Staying...

The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey: What a shame!

C’est après un trajet retardé depuis Las Vegas que j’arrive enfin à l’aéroport de Los Angeles. Après quelques difficultés pour obtenir un Uber qui m’amènera au Ritz-Carlton, j’arrive enfin à l’hôtel. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Booking I proceeded...

Renaissance Riverside Saigon: nice but a bit old-fashioned

Conveniently located by the river, the Renaissance Saigon offers quality services but is beginning to look its age. To choose my hotel in Saigon, I proceeded by a process of elimination. Having already stayed at the Méridien Saigon (modern and...

The ENGLiSH Hotel, Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel : Only the location is sub-optimal

After a bus ride of about thirty minutes, I finally arrived at the ENGLiSH Hotel. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Booking I proceeded to the reservation of this property a few weeks before my arrival in Las Vegas. I...

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel Oslo Gardermoen: it does the job perfectly

The Radisson Blu hotel at Oslo airport is perfectly located and offers very good service...except for a few delays in the restaurant. Arriving in Oslo in the late afternoon and leaving the next day for Vietnam, I decided to...

Marriott Tampa: Nice hotel, but inappropriate Elite treatment

As part of a short business trip to Florida, I stayed at the Marriott Tampa for one night. For your information, here's the itinerary I followed: Booking I booked this itinerary a full week before departure, due to client constraints that forced...

The Otis Hotel Austin, Autograph Collection: Very nice property

For our stay in Austin, I booked in this hotel of the texas capital, after reviewing all available options within Marriott Bonvoy. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Booking I proceeded to book this stay using the Marriott Bonvoy app. It...

Scandic Rubinen Goteborg: good but wasted potential

The Scandic Rubinen hotel in Goteborg is ideally located and offers very interesting rooms, but fails to fully exploit its potential, resulting in a somewhat disappointing outcome. I had promised myself to return to the Scandic Rubinen, where I had...

Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel: Still a success

After a long drive from our London hotel, we finally arrived at our temporary home in Paris, before continuing our journey to Boston. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Booking For our long and complex itinerary to Boston, it was...