Travel Reviews

Reliable reviews of places I’ve been and seen.

Activities, Bars, Hotels, Restaurants and all things within (within reason… not actually all the things).

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Africa

Egypt
Sharm El Sheikh:

Activities – Rixos Hotel Romantic Meal – Breathtaking; 5/5
Hotels – Club Magic Life – Set Yourself Free; 5/5
Hotels – Hilton Sharm Dreams – Hilton By Name, Not By Nature; 2/5
Hotels – Jaz Mirabel Park – Never Too Jazzy; 5/5

Morrocco
Marrakech:
Activities – La Mamounia – Luxury in Dusty Marrakech; 5/5
Activities – Les Bains de Marrakech – Pre-booked Couples Spa; 5/5
Hotels – Riad les Orangers d’Alilia – Another Great Review; 5/5
Restaurants – Comptoir Darna – Pretentiously Average; 3/5

Asia

Cambodia
Siem Reap:
Activities – Phare: The Cambodian Circus – Good, Clean Fun; 4/5
Hotels – Royal Crown Hotel & Spa – A Great Find, Recommended 5/5
Restaurants – Hard Rock Cafe – As Expected; 4/5
Restaurants – The Grey – Great food, staff & 50 cent beer; Winner!; 5/5

Thailand
Bangkok:
Hotels – Galleria 10 – Best of Bangkok – 5/5
Hotels – Mariya Boutique Residence- Top Dollar; 5/5
& Re-visited 2016 Mariya Boutique Residence – One Night In Bangkok; 4/5
Chiang Mai:
Activities – Baan Thai Cookery School – Yummy; 5/5
Activities – Woody’s Elephant Training – Holiday Highlight; 5/5
Hotels – Inndigo – A Diamond in Chiang Mai; 5/5
Ko Phangan:
Hotels – Starlight Resort – Full Moon Fun; 3/5
Koh Tao :
Hotels – Simple Life – Average At Best; 3/5
Koh Tao:
Restaurants – The Blue Chair – Mixed Reviews; 3/5

UAE
Dubai:
Activities – Burj Khalifa – Save On The Upgrade; 4/5
Hotels – Sofitel, The Palm – Stunning Stay 5/5
Restaurants – Burj Al Arab Afternoon Tea – 7 Star Afternoon Tea; 5/5
Sightseeing – Dubai Fountains – Best Views… ; 4/5

Vietnam
Halong Bay:
Activities – Bhaya Cruise – Has NO Comparison; 5/5
Hanoi:
Activities – 1900 La Theatre – A Full On Thumbs Up; 5/5
Activities – Thang Long Water Puppet Theater; 2/5
Hotels – Hotel Amanda – Budget Friendly, Top Location 3/5
Restaurants – Cap’s N’ Taps – Beers N’ Bites 5/5
Restaurants – Skyline Hanoi – Hitting The High Notes; 5/5
Ho Chi Minh City:
Hotels – Elios Hotel – Everything We Needed; 4/5
Restaurants – Chill Sky Bar – A Pumping, Late Dinner; 4/5
Hoi An:
Hotels – Sincerity Hotel – Top Staff, Top Stay & Top Cooking; 5/5
Restaurants – Tam Tam Cafe – Goof Food With A View 4/5
Nha Trang:
Hotels – Apus Hotel – Won’t Be Missed; 2/5
Restaurants – Sailing Club – Perfect Timing; 5/5
Restaurants – Pita GR – Worth Waiting For!; 5/5

Australia/Oceania

Australia
Brisbane:
Hotels – Mercure, King George Square – Confused Business Hotel 3/5
Restaurants – Habitat – Five Star Food; 5/5
Cape Tribulation:
Sightseeing – A Must Do In Tropical North Queenland; 5/5
Port Douglas:
Activities – Aquarius – The Most Luxury GBR Tour Ever; 5/5
Activities – Mossman Gorge – Over-commercial Disappointment 2/5
Hotels – Meridian – Another 5 Star Review; 5/5
Restaurants – Cyclone Sally’s – Top Notch; 4/5
Restaurants – Harrison’s – Best Dining Experience in Australia; 5/5
Sydney:
Activities – FJ Tours (Blue Mountains) – Highly Recommended Tour; 5/5
Hotels – Four Points by Sheraton – Late Night Visits 3/5
Restaurants – Hugo’s – A Must-do In Manly; 5/5

Fiji
Denarau Island:
Activities – Schooner’s Whales Tales – Fun Not Fancy 4/5
Hotels – Hilton Fiji Beach Resort – Luxury in Fiji; 5/5
Restaurants – Cardo’s Steakhouse – Disaster Dining; 3/5
Nadi:
Activities – Sabeto Hot Springs – Enjoyable Experience; 5/5
Activities – Cloud 9 – Unmissable; 5/5

Europe

Belgium
Bruges:
Hotels – Hans Memling Hotel – Short Stumble from the Beer; 4/5

Cyprus
Pyla:
Hotels – Lordos Beach Hotel – An Indifferent Review; 4/5

Czech Republic
Prague:
Activities – Prague Old Car – Our Best Prague Decision; 5/5
Hotels – Motel One – Prague Perfection; 4/5
Restaurants – Al Capone’s – A Tasty Local 4/5
Restaurants – Kolkovna (Celnice) – Traditional Treats; 5/5
Restaurants – Le Grill – Delightfully Delicious; 5/5

Denmark
Copenhagen:
Activities – Copenhagen Free Walking Tours – Made Our Vacation; 5/5
Hotels – Hotel Ansgar – Ticking Boxes; 4/5
Restaurants – Mother – A Great Find; 5/5

France
Amiens:
Hotels – Campanile, Amiens – Modern, Convenient, Brilliant Budget; 5/5
Paris:
Activities Big Bus Tour – Highs & Lows; 3/5
Activities – Bateux Mouches – 5 Star Romantic Dinner Cruise; 5/5
ActivitiesThe Catacombs – Buy In Advance; 5/5

Hotels – Hotel Ekta – Perfect In Paris; 5/5
Restaurants58 Tour Eiffel – Experience Ended Early; 4/5
RestaurantsCasa Luca – Absolutely Hit The Spot; 4/5

Germany
Berlin:
Hotels – Meininger Humbolthaus – A Lovely Little Sweatbox; 4/5
Hotels – Melia – Heavenly; 5/5
Restaurants – Die Berliner Republik – Cramped, Tourist Trap; 3/5
Restaurants – Hofbrau Haus – Delicious; 5/5
Restaurants – The 60’s Diner – 3 Times a Week…; 4/5
Frankfurt:
Hotels – Victoria Hotel – Top Notch Everything; 5/5
Activities – Ebbelwei Expess – They made us walk…; 1/5
Restaurants – Bella Roma – Barely Italian; 2/5

Hungary
Budapest:
HotelsK9 Residence – Blows Hot and Cold 4/5
ActivitiesSzechnnyi Baths – A Tourist Time Warp 1/5
ActivitiesBudapest Tuk Tuk – Top Notch Tuk-Tuk-ing 5/5
RestaurantsSunny Diner – Doing Trump Proud 4/5
RestaurantsVendetta – Fan-takeaway-Tastic 5/5
RestaurantsVicky Barcelona – Tempting Tapas & Twinkly Toes 5/5
BarsSzimpla Kurt – A Must Visit 3/5
BarsSpiller – Al Fresco Summer Vibes 5/5

Iceland
Reykjavik:
Hotels – Island Apartments – Perfect Apartments; 5/5
Restaurants Grillmarkadurinn – Delicious; 5/5
Restaurants LAVA – Best In Iceland; 5/5

Italy
Rome:
Hotels – La Ciumachella – Our Mistake!; 5/5
Hotels – Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori – Saved Our Holiday; 5/5
Restaurants – The Snob – Comfortable Modern Diner; 4/5
Venice:
Hotels – Alloggi Santa Sofia – Venetian Perfection; 5/5
Restaurants – Club Del Doge – Simply The Best; 5/5
Restaurants – Harry’s Bar – Sad Bellini, Sad Face; 1/5
Restaurants – Hosteria Al Vecio Bragosso – Above Average, Family Vibe; 4/5
Restaurants – Londra Place Hotel – Be Firm, Have Fun; 3/5
Restaurants – Ristorante da Alvise -Overlooked & Unappreciated; 2/5

Netherlands
Amsterdam:
Hotels – Hotel CC – Ideal Amsterdam; 5/5

Spain
Marbella:
Hotels – Globales Pueblo – Le #1 OAP ‘otel; 2/5

UK
Bath:
Hotels – Brooks Guesthouse – Carpe Diem; 5/5
Restaurants – Bea’s Vintage Tea House – Simply Superb; 5/5
Restaurants – Sotto, Sotto – So Good They Names It Twice; 5/5
London:
Activities Met Bar, Cocktail Masterclass – The Masterclass of Masterclasses; 5/5
Activities SPUN Candy Classes – Sweeeeeeet Day Out; 5/5
Bars – The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town – The Fridge Magnet Effect; 3/5
Restaurants – MEATLiquor – Marry Me, Meat Liquor; 5/5
Restaurants – Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Just Good; 3/5

North America

Cuba
Havana:
Hotels – Presidente Hotel – A Solid Recommendation; 5/5
Varadero:
Hotels – Hotel Barlovento – Simply Paradise; 4/5

USA
Las Vegas:
Activities – Countdown Live Escape Games – Thoroughly Enjoyable; 5/5
Bars – Budweiser Beer Park – Perky, Picy, Party Park; 5/5
Bars – Fizz – Bottomless Bubbles; 4/5
Bars – Hyde – Fantastic Fountain Fun; 4/5
Hotels – Golden Nugget – The Brown Nugget; 3/5
Hotels – New York, New York – Perfect For A Vegas Virgin; 5/5
Hotels – The Mirage – Volcano Views; 5/5
Restaurants – Dupars – A Downtown Vegas Must; 5/5
Restaurants – Gordon Ramsey’s BurGR – Just Passing, Bye!; 2/5
Restaurants – Pantry – The Wings Of Chicken Gods; 5/5
Restaurants – The Cheesecake Factory – By The Balls of Zeus; 3/5

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