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Mar 17, 20, 4:19 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,013
Posted By BENLEE

Given all the travel chaos, restrictions and mass...

Given all the travel chaos, restrictions and mass cancellations, I wonder how the luxury hotel industry, or even the wider hotel industry is going to survive. If this as some guess, can last for a...
Mar 15, 20, 3:41 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,013
Posted By BENLEE

I am cancelling all but the most essential travel...

I am cancelling all but the most essential travel for now. Just not seems to be a good time to travel with the uncertainty and potential disruption due to the fluid situation.
Mar 9, 20, 9:39 am
Replies: 52
Views: 8,332
Posted By BENLEE

With the current condition, I will never book any...

With the current condition, I will never book any hotels with a non refundable rate no matter how attractive the offer.
Mar 6, 20, 3:48 am
Replies: 153
Views: 22,751
Posted By BENLEE

This is my the other concern. Racism and...

This is my the other concern. Racism and Xenophobia.
Mar 5, 20, 4:10 am
Replies: 153
Views: 22,751
Posted By BENLEE

I have cancelled all my holiday trips and...

I have cancelled all my holiday trips and non-essential travels for the past two months. My only upcoming trip is my long holiday to USA and that one might also be up in the air depends on how the...
Feb 7, 20, 9:21 pm
Replies: 4,024
Views: 519,700
Posted By BENLEE

I am curious to know if members here has scaled...

I am curious to know if members here has scaled back or postponed vacation travels due to the Coronavirus outbreak situation? Seems not worth the risk of traveling now and risk quarantine.
Jan 12, 20, 3:04 am
Replies: 127
Views: 32,349
Posted By BENLEE

2019 was a rather disappointing year for hotel...

2019 was a rather disappointing year for hotel stays. No new truly outstanding hotel I discovered. But then, I tend to go back to my old favourites in each city I frequently visit as I am familiar...
Jan 12, 20, 3:02 am
Replies: 127
Views: 32,349
Posted By BENLEE

Sounds terrible. But I guess there are arrogant...

Sounds terrible. But I guess there are arrogant people everywhere who judges people from how they look / dress up.
Jan 10, 20, 7:13 am
Replies: 1,499
Views: 243,553
Posted By BENLEE

There are some really good deals now for luxury...

There are some really good deals now for luxury hotel stay in Hong Kong, as long one don't mind the risk of potential inconvenience. My competent agent got me a rate at 40% off what I usually booked...
Jan 1, 20, 8:47 pm
Replies: 565
Views: 97,472
Posted By BENLEE

Has anyone stayed at the MO Tokyo recently post...

Has anyone stayed at the MO Tokyo recently post renovation? I see from their website they have finally update / refresh the rooms.
Jan 1, 20, 8:41 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

You are welcome. I was shocked to be honest to...

You are welcome. I was shocked to be honest to discover sweaty and smelly pillows and cushions in the terrace. But by then, I was just too tired to make further complaints after a string of...
Dec 27, 19, 6:53 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Not yet. But I have been warned not to have...

Not yet. But I have been warned not to have raised expectation. LOL For my USA vacation next year, I did plan a stay at the RC Miami Bal Habour. But that's the only RC I will stay. Maybe I better...
Dec 27, 19, 5:22 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Yes definitely avoid this property. This place is...

Yes definitely avoid this property. This place is run way below Ritz Carlton standard that it's almost a fraud to call it a Ritz Carlton. Because how bad a Ritz Carlton can be? Even if service...
Dec 26, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Actually, I communicated privately with him by...

Actually, I communicated privately with him by email as well and he wrote the same reply. Quite astonishing really. I use the TA as kind of my personal travel blog and I will not withheld writing a...
Dec 26, 19, 7:25 am
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Exactly my point. The way a GM replies in...

Exactly my point. The way a GM replies in response to a negative review is very telling. Sometimes, service recovery can win a long term guest back. Cleary not the case here and this is hands down...
Dec 26, 19, 7:04 am
Replies: 159
Views: 56,904
Posted By BENLEE

Strange you find it necessary to quote me twice...

Strange you find it necessary to quote me twice and try to devalue my opinion. I wonder what is your motive? And if you think the GM's response is justify, you really have very low standard /...
Dec 26, 19, 7:00 am
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Actually, in all properties/chains, there are...

Actually, in all properties/chains, there are always a mix of good and bad properties. I have my fair share of FS that doesn't live up to expectation too. By the same token, some of my favourite...
Dec 26, 19, 6:57 am
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Nonsense. Clearly you did not read properly. I...

Nonsense. Clearly you did not read properly. I did not want / ask for the upgrade. Having a room right next to a pool with the potential noise problem is not an upgrade but a downgrade for me....
Dec 26, 19, 3:47 am
Replies: 159
Views: 56,904
Posted By BENLEE

I couldn't agree more. Just finished a truly...

I couldn't agree more. Just finished a truly awful 2 night stay at the Ritz Carlton Bali.

You can read about this here.
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Dec 26, 19, 1:01 am
Replies: 168
Views: 36,924
Posted By BENLEE

Just finished a truely awful 2 night stay at the...

Just finished a truely awful 2 night stay at the Ritz Carlton Bali.

You can read about this. Even more laughable is the GM's response to my review. :rolleyes: Definitely won't be back.
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Nov 23, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,109
Posted By BENLEE

That bathroom look so eighties...

That bathroom look so eighties...
Nov 22, 19, 9:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By BENLEE

I stayed at Lupaia last year and it was magical....

I stayed at Lupaia last year and it was magical. Chris the owner is a great host and took care of everything. One of the best in my travels. ^

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Nov 19, 19, 7:13 am
Replies: 1,366
Views: 216,324
Posted By BENLEE

Just finished another great 6 night stay at the...

Just finished another great 6 night stay at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. This is now my go-to hotel when visiting Tokyo. It has a great location to reach rest of Tokyo, connected to Roppongi hills with...
Nov 10, 19, 1:55 am
Replies: 149
Views: 39,137
Posted By BENLEE

Thank you. I end up choosing the Pen. Hope it...

Thank you. I end up choosing the Pen. Hope it works out.
Nov 6, 19, 6:08 am
Replies: 1,042
Views: 240,141
Posted By BENLEE

Not sure why anyone will like or recommend the...

Not sure why anyone will like or recommend the Raffles. I asked my travel agent to arrange a tour of the hotel recently and it's literally like a furnace. Other than the main lobby and restaurants,...
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