You may wonder why I'm showing you a picture of my (dusty) VW Golf. Indeed and you'd be right. This is just opposite my office at Queen's University in Belfast. I've gotten sick of paying WAY over the odds for a car parking space at Belfast City Airport. When you're away for a couple of … Continue reading Back to Belfast Hotels – Ibis Queens Quarter – a homely hotel at a humble price!
For once (!), a positive hotel review! This is a 5 star review for a 4 star hotel! My experience in Accor-owned hotels in Australia (Ibis Melbourne, associate hotel Outback Pioneer) has been more flawed than flawless. I was excited to try out the Ibis Adelaide, for the simple reason it's ranked (consistently) in the … Continue reading Hotels: Ibis Adelaide
It's telling when the picture I've chosen for the top of this article contains no visual representation of my room at the Outback Pioneer. The inside was pretty basic. Run by Accor (and equivalent to an Ibis), the Outback Pioneer has both a hotel (your own room) and a lodge (= a hostel) in the … Continue reading Hotels: Outback Pioneer, Uluru / Ayers Rock
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
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