Sometimes the places I stay aren't that glamorous. That's because I had a strict budget for this trip and in certain places that buys a nice hotel and elsewhere not so great! I had arrived in Auckland at the tail end of the World Masters Games and there wasn't much in the way of choice. … Continue reading Hotels: Ibis Budget, Auckland
This place is nice! It's less like a hotel and more like an apartment building. Studio doubles are the smallest room, but offer plenty of space for two people. https://youtu.be/czmtdWvwv1Q
It's a couple of weeks since I left Chile and the memory of all the earthquakes is still fresh in my mind! If you live in a bit of the world that shakes, shudders and schleps around, the whining of a random Irish man about earthquakes will be irksome. But where I come from, the … Continue reading Chile: Earthquake Alert!
The latest in our series Inside Hotel rooms - this time room 1708 in the Crowne Plaza, Santiago, Chile. What does it look like? Is it worth the quotation you've found? Find out! https://youtu.be/T2ggdWnHyxc
This is a new series on PlanetPatrick.net - inside hotel rooms! Airbnbs get the same treatment! I like to see what places REALLY look like. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/lAXQGOU8_Sw
Santiago wasn't all glamour at the Crowne Plaza! It involved 7 nights at the luxuriously appointed Ibis of Destiny (em, or not...) Having said that, the area it was in is very nice - Providencia - a slightly posher neighbourhood with more shops and (nice) street life than near Banquedor, which is where the Crowne … Continue reading Hotels: Ibis Providencia, Santiago, Chile
With a late arrival into Santiago, I was mildly concerned that I'd get a shonky room in the hotel. I needn't have worried, I'd been upgraded to a corner suite - frankly, because I think the hotel was fairly empty in the run up to the Easter holidays. The room was nicely appointed - a … Continue reading Hotels: Crowne Plaza, Santiago Check-in