Hotel Reviews

Review: Mantra on Little Bourke, Melbourne

Melbourne is a city with no lack of apartment hotels, which is a real boon for the business traveller. Extra space to work and ...

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Review: InterContinental Singapore Shophouse Room

Singapore's InterContinental is a fixture of the international business hotel circuit, with the convenient Bugis location and d...

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Review: Mercure Sydney Potts Point

During a busy three-day two-night trip to Sydney, I needed a "just for sleeping" hotel somewhere central and with decent transp...

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Review: Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport

On a trip to Melbourne recently, I needed to be within striking distance of the airport at Tullamarine, so stopped off at the H...

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Review: Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach, Sydney

Crowne Plaza is the mid-market business hotel brand from IHG, owners of the better-known InterContinental and Holiday Inn brand...

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Review: Quest Docklands, Melbourne

Melbourne's Docklands area is one of my favourite areas in the city for a quick business trip. Numerous offices and corporate ...

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Review: Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

I recently had a fair bit of luggage and needed to catch an early flight from Sydney, so I stopped for a couple of nights at th...

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Review: Holiday Inn Sydney Potts Point hotel review

I was initially a little skeptical when booking into a hotel in Kings Cross. The area has a somewhat insalubrious reputati...

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Review: Novotel London Heathrow review

I needed to spend a couple of nights at Heathrow between flights recently, and picked the Novotel London Heathrow hotel for my ...

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Review: InterContinental Sydney: Club lounge a real gem

The Circular Quay end of Sydney's CBD is well-placed for the upmarket business traveller: several of Sydney's top hotels are in...

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Review: Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre Singapore

On a trip to Singapore recently, I booked in for a weekend at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, which is on the older, Somer...

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Review: Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore: boutique luxury, ideal for business

The recently-opened Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore is the latest in the trend of upmarket boutique hotels targeting the busine...

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Review: Hotel review: Novotel London City South

With business in the City of London financial district and the relatively new Bankside district on the South Bank of the Thames...

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Review: Review: Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5

With an arriving flight on British Airways from France, I needed a quick overnight at Heathrow. After several people recommende...

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Review: Novotel Singapore: dated, but great location

On a short stay in Singapore recently I decided to return to the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, where I'd stayed several years ...

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Review: Sydney's Observatory Hotel: sumptuous, luxurious

There's no shortage of upscale hotels aiming at the business traveller in Sydney, but the Observatory Hotel -- part of the Lead...

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Review: Review: Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel

I had a late-night layover at Sydney Airport recently, and needed somewhere convenient to spend the night. Since Emirates will...

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Review: Hotel review: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

On Phillip Street in the heart of the CBD, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is a classic hotel that's been thoughtfully renovated b...

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