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[ 28 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments ]
View of Paya Beach Resort from the jetty

A three night stay at the Paya Beach Resort was included with our free-and-easy package to Tioman, Malaysia. After checking the hotel’s website, the crew decided that the hotel seemed satisfactory and decided to take up the package.

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[ 23 Nov 2010 | No Comment ]
kakiang bungalows ubud hotel lobby

Hotel lobby
It’s odd how we stumble upon gems online, like our next accommodation pick in Ubud – Kakiang Bungalows. The hotel’s website has two language options, English and Japanese, while prices are quoted in Japanese Yen; which makes us think that Kakiang Bungalows heavily targets the Japanese market. The website offers online reservation of rooms, which makes the booking process quick and simple.
Tucked in a corner along Jalan Pengosekan, you’ll miss it if not for the bright store front of the famed Kakiang Bakery. The reception area is a little …

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[ 9 Nov 2010 | One Comment ]
room at tegal sari ubud

We first read about this gem of a hotel in an online travel forum. It was intriguing at that time, that out of the hundred of reviews that they had, only a handful (three!) had bad things to say about the hotel. As we were heading to Ubud in mid 2009, we thought that it was the perfect opportunity to sample the experience that everyone seemed to be raving about.

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[ 8 Nov 2010 | No Comment ]
Ramada Camakila lobby

The Ramada Resort Camakila is located in the proximity of popular tourist hangouts like Kuta and Seminyak. As such, it is of little surprise that our travel agent readily suggested this hotel to our travelling party, given our requirement for a hotel that is not located smack right in the middle of Kuta, but close enough to it. From the first time we arrive, it is obvious that this hotel is indeed popular with holiday makers, Europeans families in particular. The area surrounding it has a decent range of eateries, while access to public beach is available via the hotel’s back entrance. It is good to note that this very beach links all the way from Seminyak (i.e. the beach just outside Ku-de-ta) to Kuta (e.g. in front of Hard Rock Hotel).