Tag: Hotels

A review: Hilton Hotel, Schiphol Airport

We spent the evening before our recent week in Tokyo at the Hilton Hotel in Schiphol Airport. We started our journey in Amsterdam as flights from there to Tokyo (via Helsinki) were so much cheaper than booking direct from London. Plus, judicious use of points meant it was a free hotel stay. So I really ...

A Dutch interlude

I'm sitting in Amsteram's Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight back to London. I've been in the Netherlands since Wednesday, when I flew over for a conference.  Work-wise, it wasn't too bad. But I was a little sleep deprived (one night due to impressive thunder and lightning!) and survived off some pretty awful conference food. ...

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A night in the Frank Sinatra Suite

I worked in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and spent Thursday night at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, to the south of the city. I grew up in Dun Laoghaire, it's always nice to get back and spend some time by the sea. I had great plans to finish work early on Thursday ...

A tale of two check-ins…

I've just checked-in to my hotel here in Dublin and had to share this... I got a taxi out from the airport and had a surprisingly nice chat with the driver, considering we were discussing Brexit and Trump. We both felt a little helpless and both agreed that focusing on the sunshine was probably more ...

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This bed, though…

I travel for business a lot. That means dealing with the rough and the smooth when it comes to hotels and hotel beds in particular. Right now, I'm working in Cheltenham and staying in a really rather lovely hotel. And I have to say, it has one of the loveliest hotel beds I've ever crawled ...

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More business travel: A tale of two hotel rooms

I've spent the last few days in Jersey - a mixture of business and pleasure and have had a whale of a time. I'm awaiting my flight back to Gatwick, where I'll hop on a flight to Dublin for work. And another hotel room... The thing about traveling for business is that you're frequently at ...