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Jul 3, 19, 7:21 am
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Posted By passionforhotels

The five star resorts in the Maldives have some...

The five star resorts in the Maldives have some of the biggest breakfast buffet spreads seen, usually complemented by a menu of hot dishes you can order in addition. Is there any reason for thinking...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 2, 19, 11:58 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 9,180
Posted By passionforhotels

As someone who's lived abroad for 20 years, the...

As someone who's lived abroad for 20 years, the biggest culture shock I get when I come back to the UK on holiday is the fact that I can understand (most) of the conversations I overhear on public...
Jul 1, 19, 5:45 am
Replies: 69
Views: 14,557
Posted By passionforhotels

Oooh meeting rooms? Do they have an ice machine...

Oooh meeting rooms? Do they have an ice machine and shoe shine machine on every floor too?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 20, 19, 4:06 am
Replies: 101
Views: 18,676
Posted By passionforhotels

Wait, there's a special sociopath discussion area...

Wait, there's a special sociopath discussion area on FT???

Anyway, back on topic. I think the last few posters are violently agreeing with each other. Nobody is suggesting that covering your...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 6:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By passionforhotels

Qatar Airways does on their A350s (and probably...

Qatar Airways does on their A350s (and probably other planes)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 4:39 am
Replies: 60
Views: 19,658
Posted By passionforhotels

Yeah, totally get that. Past employers have...

Yeah, totally get that. Past employers have taken the line that travel is a benefit (if not a downright privilege) and we should be thankful for 12-hour flights in economy on the cheapest ticket...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 2:38 am
Replies: 60
Views: 19,658
Posted By passionforhotels

Hmm, I guess it depends on the employer. In...

Hmm, I guess it depends on the employer. In places where I've worked, the per diem is specifically for food, travel and hotels because these are expenditures required for doing the job for the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 2:10 am
Replies: 101
Views: 18,676
Posted By passionforhotels

Well no, because sick people don't choose to get...

Well no, because sick people don't choose to get sick and often it's not possible for them to cancel their travel plans. Is it possible for you to easily postpone every single flight you've ever...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 1:45 am
Replies: 37
Views: 10,226
Posted By passionforhotels

Surely not a difficult question? Legality of...

Surely not a difficult question? Legality of actions depend on what the law in that particular country states, not on what a hotel chain likes to do. If it's against the law to make a reservation...
Apr 23, 19, 12:33 am
Replies: 247
Views: 66,706
Posted By passionforhotels

With Dubai being so spread out, if you don't have...

With Dubai being so spread out, if you don't have points status anywhere, then better to choose location close to where you think you'll be spending a lot of your time, to avoid really long taxi...
Apr 23, 19, 12:10 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,151
Posted By passionforhotels

I'm from the UK, but a lot of practice has got me...

I'm from the UK, but a lot of practice has got me over this fear. In Europe it's easy, just remember to put a 1 or 1 coin in your pocket and simply hand it over to the doorman with a smile and eye...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 21, 19, 11:23 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,266
Posted By passionforhotels

Every. Single. Day. And don't get me...

Every. Single. Day.

And don't get me started on the 'luxury' housekeeping who remove the hand soap and plastic shower cap that I've used only once but don't replace them.
Apr 21, 19, 11:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,151
Posted By passionforhotels

It varies from country to country and also what...

It varies from country to country and also what you're asking of the concierge. If it's just booking restaurants, taxis and so on, a tip when you arrive is fine. If it's getting a table at an...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 20, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,266
Posted By passionforhotels

Most hotels have all that information on the TV...

Most hotels have all that information on the TV screen now. If not, then there's usually an app to install as a mobile concierge. If not, then yes, it's incredibly annoying. There should be an...
Apr 8, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By passionforhotels

For business trips when all you're going to do is...

For business trips when all you're going to do is sleep for a few hours in the hotel room, then that's probably the right approach: is the hotel near where I need to be; is it decent enough for a...
Apr 5, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 4,049
Views: 1,202,755
Posted By passionforhotels

As a rough guess, it could be to do with...

As a rough guess, it could be to do with transfers: seaplanes need to be booked in advance, but online bookings are still possible for day of arrival which could leave guests stranded (and furious!)...
Mar 25, 19, 11:52 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,766
Posted By passionforhotels

If it were only cost, then the Alfonso would be...

If it were only cost, then the Alfonso would be the cheaper option now, but I'm still not feeling it, sorry. The suite looks very nice, but that's it: just very nice.
Mar 25, 19, 3:13 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,766
Posted By passionforhotels

Thanks, but I just can't get excited by Alfonso...

Thanks, but I just can't get excited by Alfonso XIII for some reason. I don't know what it is; the hotel looks lovely but their suites just look blah and corporate.

Think I'm going to double my...
Mar 24, 19, 10:36 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,766
Posted By passionforhotels

Many thanks, RichardInSF. This thread so...

Many thanks, RichardInSF.

This thread so far has only one lukewarm recommendation for Seville. I'm already breaking my own budget and looking at the catchily-named Junior Suite Deluxe...
Mar 24, 19, 9:21 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,766
Posted By passionforhotels

Seville Luxury

I can't get on with the search function on this site. Treating the maternal parental unit to a special birthday in Spain and have one night in Seville where I'd like to find somewhere so amazing to...
Mar 18, 19, 2:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,320
Posted By passionforhotels

If Kandy is on your itinerary, then a place for...

If Kandy is on your itinerary, then a place for dinner is https://londonerinsydney.com/could-helgas-folly-be-the-most-interesting-hotel-in-the-world/ DO NOT be beguiled into staying there however,...
Mar 14, 19, 11:31 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 10,629
Posted By passionforhotels

A few years back I did a one-night cruise on a...

A few years back I did a one-night cruise on a junk (dragon pearl, perhaps?) with about six other cabins and my one regret was that I didn't stay longer. The problem is that the drive from Hanoi...
Mar 1, 19, 11:48 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,767
Posted By passionforhotels

Ha! This is actually one of my 'luxury hotel or...

Ha! This is actually one of my 'luxury hotel or not' tests. Five star hotels usually don't bother to thread the belt through the loops, but luxury hotels do.
Jan 17, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By passionforhotels

I think it really depends on how much you value...

I think it really depends on how much you value the luxury experience, which by definition should be seamless and perfect, because you know in an opening you're unlikely to get it. If things like...
Jan 3, 19, 10:17 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By passionforhotels

Another logistical problem: how mobile and...

Another logistical problem: how mobile and energetic are your wife's parents? It sounds like a fabulous trip, but are you sure they're up for daily full-day site-seeing as well as changing hotels...
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