Hotel Reviews

Review: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

The Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour has an odd history: having previously been the Westin, and then taken over and turned into...

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Review: ANA Crowne Plaza, Tokyo Narita Airport

At the end of a recent visit to Japan, but faced an early flight from Tokyo's Narita International Airport, I decided to stay n...

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Review: Singapore's renovated Marriott

Any visitor to Singapore will be familiar with the iconic Marriott -- yes, it's that one, the octagonal pagoda tower on the cor...

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Review: Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong

Most business travellers will find a hotel on the Hong Kong side of Victoria Harbour the most convenient for their HK business ...

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Review: Somerset on the Pier, Hobart

There's a dearth of decent mid-to-upper end business hotels in Hobart, so we're always interested to check out further options ...

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Review: Sofitel Macau: French luxury, fantastic lounge

Of all Macau's luxury hotels -- and there are many -- the Sofitel is perhaps the most centrally located for the old town of Mac...

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Review: InterContinental Hong Kong

Compared with most of Hong Kong's other high-end hotels, the InterContinental is located an unusual spot – rather than be...

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Review: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

On a recent trip to Melbourne, I was in a quandary about hotel location: I was arriving into town late, but had an early start ...

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Review: Four Seasons, Hong Kong

The five-star Four Seasons in Hong Kong is a relatively new hotel in the city, having opened in 2005, but it's already made its...

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Review: Mercure Hobart hotel review

Hobart is remarkably short on upmarket business class hotels, so during a recent trip I decided to go towards the lower end of ...

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Review: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne apartment hotel

We'll hold our hands up and say that we're fans of apartment hotels here at AusBT. For the business traveller who's happy to s...

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Review: Novotel Auckland Ellerslie review

Auckland's a tricky city for meetings, especially when the group of people you need to talk to involves both local and flying-i...

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Review: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Mandarin Oriental is probably the most famous upmarket hotel in Hong Kong. It's smack-bang in the middle of everything, has...

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Review: Holiday Inn Rotorua

Rotorua -- known for its geothermal activity and thermal pools -- is New Zealand's third largest conference market, with direct...

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Review: Novotel Auckland Airport

Novotel opened its newly built Auckland Airport hotel in advance of last year's Rugby World Cup, so once the sport fever had di...

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Review: Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

On a recent quick trip to Melbourne I spent a couple of nights at the newly-refurbished Mercure Treasury Gardens, formerly know...

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Review: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Melbourne is remarkably well-sorted for upmarket hotels on the edge of business and luxury, and the Grand Hyatt certainly sits ...

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Review: Quest Mascot: apartment hotel at Sydney Airport

At Australian Business Traveller, we reckon that it's hard to find a good airport hotel in Australia -- not like the kind you s...

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