Hotel Review: Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong

Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong exterior

Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong located at 88 Tai Kok Tsui Rd, Tai Kok Tsui in Hong Kong

I really liked this hotel!  We stayed at Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong for a couple of days and checked out on September 13, 2017.

We knew of this hotel thanks to a family friend who recommended it to us based on its cleaniness, affordability, and convenience.

It’s very close and convenient for transit.  There is a minibus, number 12A, that goes to the Mongkok East station just around the corner of the hotel (ride takes around 5 minutes).  The A21 airport express bus is also available just 7 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

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Campgrounds Review: Harmony Acres Campground

tent in the woods

Harmony Acres Campground located at 6798 Hwy 6 in Tobermory

This post is a brief review on the Harmony Acres Campground that I stayed at from August 25 to 27, 2017.

We found this campground online as the first campsite link that popped up after Googling “Tobermory”.  It was a family-owned site that appeared extremely nature-friendly and devoted to preserving the area in which the camp site was in.  The website was very straight-forward and easy to navigate.  You could click to see the photos of each Continue reading

Hotel Review: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York

Hotel Pennsylvania

Hotel Pennsylvania located at 401 7th Ave in New York

We booked this hotel in New York from April 27 and checked out on May 1, 2017.  Hotel Pennsylvania is located in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York and really close to Penn Station for easy transit.  It is also located right across from Madison Square Garden.

Although we booked the hotel to stay from April 27, we actually didn’t check in until the wee morning of the 28th due to a plane delay.  We checked in at 3 a.m. in the morning and there was only one other person in the lobby.  The check-in process was Continue reading

Hotel Review: Quality Inn in Peterborough

Quality Inn Peterborough

Quality Inn Peterborough located at 1074 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough

Over the Canada Day long weekend, we stayed one night at the Quality Inn in Peterborough, Ontario.  This was a very standard, clean, and decent hotel.  It had everything that we needed and was typical of a good hotel.  Inside our second-storey room (#202), we had a king bed (so comfortable and huge), a loveseat, computer desk, and flat-screen TV Continue reading

Hotel Review: Hotel Mercure Sapporo

Hotel Mercure Sapporo

Hotel Mercure Sapporo located at 2 Chome-2-4 Minami 4 Jonishi, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Hokkaido Prefecture 064-0804, Japan

We stayed at Hotel Mercure Sapporo for three nights during our trip to Hokkaido, Japan:  October 2, 3, and 6, 2016.  I found Hotel Mercure Sapporo to be a very solid and comfortable stay.  I loved that it was in the centre of Sapporo city which meant that the nightlife was all around us and completely walkable.  After each day, after we returned to our hotel, we went out again so that we could samples the local shops and restaurants around us.   Continue reading

Hotel Review: Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel

Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel

Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel located at 6080 Fallsview Blvd in Niagara Falls

Last weekend, we stayed at the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel when we were spending the weekend away in Niagara Falls.  This hotel was one that popped up on Groupon when we were briefly looking for a hotel to make reservations for for our trip.  Like many of the other hotels listed, this also included breakfast and dine-in vouchers, and wine tasting and chocolate tour tickets.  What made this hotel stand out though was its affordable pricing, close location to the Falls, and really rustic and unique-looking interiors!   Continue reading

Hotel Review: Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood

I’ve gotten into the habit of reviewing the hotels that I stay at recently so here is the review for my stay at Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood!  The address is 4 Balsam St, Collingwood.   Continue reading

Hotel Review: Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong (South Korea)

Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong (South Korea)

Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong located at 115 Toegye-ro, Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea

On our fourth and fifth day in South Korea in 2016, we stayed at Loisir Hotel in Myeongdong, Seoul.  Loisir Hotel is located in the heart of Myeongdong which made it extremely convenient and easy to travel around this popular shopping and eating district during our two full days there.  I had been to Myeongdong before but really appreciated how close our hotel was to this major part of Seoul.

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Hotel Review: Soo Hotel (Goodstay Soo Motel)

Soo Hotel

Soo Hotel located at Gangmun-dong, Gangneung-si, KW in South Korea

For our third night staying in Gangneung, South Korea, we resided at Soo Hotel (which appears as Goodstay Soo Motel when searching it online).  We stayed here for one night on September 16, 2016.

Soo Hotel is situated really close to Gyeongpo Beach and thus has an amazing view in the rooms.   Continue reading

Hanok Stay Review: Seongyojang House (강릉 선교장)

Seongyojang House

Seongyojang House (강릉 선교장) located at 63, Unjeong-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do 강원도 강릉시 운정길 63 (운정동), South Korea

From September 14 to 15, 2016, we stayed in Seongyojang House as part of a Hanok Stay instead of a hotel when we were travelling in Gangneung in South Korea.  For those of you who don’t know what a Hanok Stay is, I’ve copied and pasted below what it is:   Continue reading