Review: TS Suites in Seminyak Bali

Hey Loves,

Recently I went to the TS Suites in Seminyak, Bali for a review. After living in Bali and knowing all the hotspots I was happy I could finally visit one of my fave boutique hotels that Seminyak offers!

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WHERE
The TS Suites hotel is located in Seminyak. You can easily reach the hotel from Denpasar Airport by car (20 minutes). And the beach is also easily reached by a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute motorbike ride. Motorbikes are available for rent at the hotel.

WHAT
The TS Suites is a beautiful boutique hotel in Seminyak.The hotel is beautiful and luxurious and it will feel like your home away from home. The hotel has an extravagant infinity pool on the rooftop that gives you a great view of Seminyak. Their are sunbathing chairs in side the pool as well so you can actually tan in the pool- how cool is that.

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FACILITIES
The TS Suites truly caters to all your wishes. The rooms are big and spacey. My room had a separate shower + bath tub with a moveable wall so I could create the bathroom if I wanted it or keep the sliding doors open to create more space. My room also had a big lounging bed + a flatscreen TV. All the furniture, including the closets, desk and bed were new and in mintcondition.

Oh, and how bad ass is this, one of the coolest clubs in Bali, JENJA is part of the TS Suites hotel! Check out the club here : JENJA!

While staying in the hotel you get free access to this awesome place! Unfortunately during my stay the club was closed so I did not go this time, but trust me, I have been to Jenja many times before and it is an evening full of fun and good times guarenteed!

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There is a big restaurant upstairs at the same level as the rooftop pool + SPA! The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch. There is a daily all you can eat lunch buffet (not included) and you can also chose to have lunch a la carte.

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If you eat too much food and you want to work your body- just go to the gym that is overlooking the infinity pool. Yes you have read that correctly, you can work your body till your sweating and than jump in the pool to cool off! Of course, before taking a quick shower that is 🙂

The pool is magnificant. The infinity pool is one of the best that I have seen so far. It is quite large for a rooftop pool with plenty of sun beds to tan on. Some even in the water, which is pretty darn cool!

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The hotel also offers a shuttle service for pickups and drop offs from/to the airport or any other destination that you have to go. Just ask one of the friendly staffmembers for assistance.

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The staff in general were really nice. Everyone always took the time to greet you and to wish you a great day ahead. Also, everyone always checked if they could help you with anything- if that is not A+ service, I don’t know what is.

Upstairs you also have the entertainment area with a pooltable and even a library where you can rent some books. I had some interesting reads and it is a nice area to just take a step back and relax with a Bali Guide for example.

I would definitely highly recommend this hotel for any luxury lover. The hotel is suitable for young and older couples, friends and businesstrips. The hotel can also accommodate for families as they have a playground area and therefor is childfriendly too.

VERY INSTAGRAMMABLE HOTEL!
Let’s be honest, in the time we live in currently it is important that a hotel is very Instagram worthy. And yes, the TS suites is definitely this. It has plenty of cool places, design furniture in the lobby, a very big and spacious courtyard where you can photo shoot for hours. Just take a look at some of my fave places in the hotel:

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MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
I had an amazing time at the TS Suites in Bali! The pick up service was great. My driver was super friendly and talkative and gave me great information about the hotel upon arrival. Once I entered the hotel I was amazed. The hobby is very grand and beautiful. You have several sitting area’s with different designs which makes it a great spot to Instagram away 🙂 The open lobby leads to the beautiful courtyard where you can sit back and relax and get away from the Seminyak crowdiness and traffic.

The room I stayed in was very spacious. The sliding walls that separated the Bathroom from the Bedroom were great. I could create some privacy if needed. I could also watch the telly from the bath tub and thank god they have E! Entertainment ..haha… so yes, I had some relaxing moments too where I could catch up with my celebrity gossip.

The food was great. The breakfast was very big with a great variety in juices and food. Both Western as Asian food were served. You could also create your own egg or pancake, or well, with the help of the chef! So enough yummyumm in the tumm tumm.

I have not entered the Spa ( I know, for me this is weird) so I can not tell you about that since I have not experienced it here but I can tell you that the food on the a la carte lunch menu is great. I had the mie goreng (fried noodles) and it was authenically Indonesian!
I probably spend most of my time tanning on the rooftop pool. There is just something that infinity pools do to me. While swimming and overlooking the view I always get lost in my thoughts .. I really liked the vibe of this pool and the view was beyond amazing. I also went to the gym 3 times. The fitness instructor even offered to give me pilates sessions but I did not try these. Judging by his stories it would have been wonderful though, so I will definitely try it next time!

Will I stay here again? Definitely!
Can I recommend the hotel? For sure!

For more information and prices check out:

Check out the TS Suites here!

Hotel Review: Qbic – London

Hey lovelies!

Last week I had the pleasure to visit London and when I was looking for a new hotspot to discover where I could stay,

my friend recommended me the Qbic Hotel. Until so far I have never heard of the Qbic hotel so I googled it and I came across their website.

After browsing it for a while I decided that that was the place where I wanted to stay. It seemed like a high end luxury hotspot where cool design, urban art and comfort came together and I was ready to explore and discover the hotel.

I have stayed with my lovely friends at the and I had a fantastic experience. If you are looking for a place to stay in London, this is it!

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The hotel is very easy to reach. With several bus stops nearby the hotel and a tube station just a 2 minute walk from the hotel.

The Tube station that is near the hotel is Aldgate East.  When you arrive at Aldgate East it is important to leave the tube station via White chappel gallery. [see picture above]
When you got out of the station turn left and walk about 50 meter straight forward. At some point at your right side you will see a park  and when you enter the park you kind of already will see the big Qbic sign.

THE HOTEL:
The hotel has 4 flours and several different rooms. I had the pleasure to stay in room 425 on the 4th floor.

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On the ground floor you can find the reception and the bar/restaurant area. When you enter the hotel you will see the reception in front of you, on the left side you will have the elevators that will take you to your room and on the right side of the reception you have the bar/restaurant en lounge area.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The lounge is amazing. I was really impressed with the design. The design chair and comfy couches that they had over there including all the (wall) art were just a treat to look at. From all the hotels that I have stayed in (and those are quite a lot by now) the Qbic in London definitely made it to my world wide top 3!

What is also really nice about the Qbic in London are the complimentary hot beverages!

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Free coffee for all the hotel guests 🙂

Each floor has a complimentary coffee and tea station where you can get your hot beverages 24/7. So if you want to snuggle up in your hotel room and watch a movie you can get your hot tea or coffee so your night will be even more pleasurable!

BREAKFAST:


You have 2 options for breakfast.

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The Breakfast Menu!

You can take food from the buffet, this varies from fresh fruit and yoghurt, bread and pastries, cheese and sandwich spreads, cereals with milk or you can order ala carte from the menu. This is not included in the breakfast price but still very worth of trying!

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THE ROOMS:

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Beautiful room, room 425!


I have stayed in room 425.
Unfortunately I was not able to explore the other beautiful rooms during my stay but I will definitely do that this time. Now I can not compare all the rooms but I can sure tell you a lot about mine. When I entered the room I immediately wished it was my own home. The cool and clean design really spoke to me, I directly felt at home. I also understand the name „Qbic’ a bit better. Schermafbeelding 2016-01-18 om 13.14.28Allt he rooms are build as ‚cubicles’/ Qbics! The room is very well organized and divided in a sleeping area, an workstation and storage area and the very bright and spacious bathroom. What I hate about hotel rooms are those with bad lighting and the Qbic was seriously a dream come true for every blogger when it comes down to light. With several different switches to adjust the bathroom light just to your comfort and ease it is perfect to take pictures all day everyday and you don’t have to wait until you have proper daylight in order to take your pics.

*I feel really sad because I also made a lot of pictures of myself in the room but unfortunately these got erased because my camera formatted my card. Thank God I already placed 90% of my pictures on my laptop but hey, definitely a good reason to go back soon!

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Lovely bed @ The Qbic London

Okay, back to the room. Besides the perfect lighting I must high light (haha, pun intended) the amazing green design lamp. This is the ‚moonlight’ lamp and you can put it on if you want to have more of a chill vibe in the room.

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The design Moodlight!

If you want to do your make up you can adjust this by just putting on one of the other lights. Again- Qbic, perfect lights for every mood!

What I also love that underneath each button you can see what the switch is for:

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Moodlight, main light, etc and this is fantastic. It is so annoying when you enter a hotel room and you want to put on the bed side light and you have to press 80 buttons before you hit the correct one. With the Qbic everything is easy and I absolutely love that!

Another big love of the Qbic is the art on the wall. I absolutely adore it. I have stayed in the room with this wall art:

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Love the wall art!

And the cool thing is that my painting was also projected in the lounge area!

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The bed is super duper comfy and the bed is stacked with a bunch of pillows so you will have something to hug if you are in the hotel by yourself 🙂

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The work station area and storage area was really cool. Everything was made of robust wooden material and that gave the room a cool vibe. It also was really handy because there was enough space to hang everything. What I also liked about it that it was so open. You often have those ‚closed closets’ that kind of take a lot of space and make the room look smaller. This way the room was still very spacious. There was also a safe available where you could enter your own 4 digit code so you could keep your important stuff extra save 🙂

The bathroom is very bright and spacious. I never would have chosen the color yellow for a bathroom but it kinda really worked and I got inspired to perhaps change the color in my own bathroom as well. It is very bright and it creates a sunny vibe and it perfectly goes with the clean cut vibe that the entire room has. What I also really liked was the quote next to the sink:

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Perfect for your morning inspiration! 🙂

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FUNFACT:
When I left the first day for breakfast I was a bit confused. I looked for over 15 minutes to find the ‚do not disturb sign’. I always put this up because I want my room to be cleaned when I leave the hotel to explore the city and not when I return from breakfast. After my search and when I could not find it I decided to just go for breakfast and hope that my room would not get cleaned in the meanwhile. When I was walking towards the elevator I saw these stuffed animals hanging on the door. First I thought it was a joke, that it was maybe a group of people that stayed together and that this way they could easily find each other. At some point when I saw more than 4 of those thingies I thought, let me just take a closer look and OH MY GOD, it was the cutest thing ever. THAT was the „DO NOT DISTURB sign” – how great is that? I laughed so hard. I went back to my room and got my own doggy!  and hung it on my door! Totally cute!

MY OPINION:

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No pets aloud, but stuffed animals are more than welcome 🙂

I loved my stay at the Qbic. I have stayed there from Friiday night to Sunday morning. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I got a bit sick on Saturday night. I think all the traveling got the best of me, or perhaps I ate something wrong. Feeling sick when you are away from home sucks but I can not be more grateful of the great care from my friends in the Qbic hotel. They were really kind and thoughtful and I got some light toasted bread to easy my stomach and drank some warm tea. It is great to see that the staff of an hotel are so involved with the wellbeing of their guests.

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I loved the location of the hotel. it is not in a hectic area at all but it was kind of great to discover this side of London. I have discovered plenty of new hotspots near the hotel that I will share in another article. You can reach many hotspots and touristy points by tube but I love that when it is time to sleep you can actually have a peaceful night because it is quite outside.

The complimentary tea and coffee station is fab. It is super duper nice to have a nice hot cup of tea while watching the telly (that is directly attached to the bed for your comfort).

WOULD I STAY HERE AGAIN?
Absolutely. The Qbic has still other rooms I want to explore and discover and it will definitely on top of my list when I will go back to London! The Qbic gets an A+ from me in every aspect. Art, design, spaciousness of the rooms, bathroom and inspo in general. I mean, there are even quotes placed in the elevator so you have something to read on your way up or down! Awesome? I do think so!

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FOR WHO:
This hotel is suitable for just about everyone. I really looked around when I was having my breakfast to what kind of people it attracted. I saw the young and in love couple in their late teens/ early twenties that were in London for the weekend, I saw a couple in their 40’s that were reading the London map and I also met a group of German girls my age that were in London for the weekend. Conclusion; the Qbic welcomes everyone!

I do think that it is a perfect hotel for those that appreciate comfort and luxury at the same time. People that like art and design. Business people, friends, couples and even the solo traveler, the Qbic is perfect for you!

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE LOVELY PICS:

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For more information please check out their website: https://qbichotels.com/nl/london-city/

HOTEL REVIEW: Hotel Vondel – Amsterdam

Hey lovelies!

I have visited Hotel Vondel during the Xmas season and I absolutely loved it! Going to Amsterdam soon? Than I have the best place for you to stay.

Hotel Vondel is a beautiful 4 star hotel in the midst of the city center.

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LOCATION + HOW TO GET THERE:

Location:
Hotel Vondel is located in the best place possible. It is walking distance to the very famous Leidse Plein where you can find numerous hip and trendy hotspots and a lot of stores that will make your heart beat faster. From H&M to Lush, from Karen Millen to Shoebaloo- the area around Leidse Plein has it all.

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It is also just walking distance from the main shopping street „Kalverstraat’ and if you want to discover the way the true Amsterdam fashion chick shops you can also walk quite easily to the nine streets/ negenstraatjes. http://www.theninestreets.com/

What I really liked about the location is that it is in a peaceful side street of a very busy and hectic place in Amsterdam. This way you can escape all the hectic by staying in a hotel in a beautiful and serene environment but you can be in the hip and happening crowdy places within a 5 minute walk, so basically you will really have the best of both worlds! What also will take your breath away are the beautiful 18th century townhouses the hotel is created in + the fact that the hotel is very close to the great heart of Amsterdam „Vondel Park’

How to get there: Are you an international traveler and visiting the beautiful city of Amsterdam and you are planning your stay in hotel Vondel you will probably arrive at Schiphol airport.

It is quite easy to reach the hotel from the airport and you can do it according to your own budget:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Take the direct train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station- this will take you about 20 minutes. From the central station you can take the tram (1,2 or 5) to Leidse Plein. From here it is only a 5 minute walk. From the airport to the tramstop Leidse plein will be approximately around 7 euro’s (train + tram)

Taxi
You can also take a taxi to the hotel and this will also take you about 20 minutes. The fare will be a bit higher and it will be between 40 and 50 euro.

THE ROOMS

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Hotel Vondel has 10 roomtypes as you can see below. I had the pleasure to stay in the Small  Double Room!

  • Souterrain
  • Double Small
  • Standard
  • Executive Twin or Double
  • Junior Suite
  • Apartment
  • Loft Suite
  • Triple
  • Family Room
  • Family Suite 

To be totally honest, I did not understand the term ‚small double room’. The room was anything but small. It was actually quite spacious and lovely.

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Upon entering what I directly noticed where the high ceilings. I was located ont he 4th (top floor) and could enjoy very high ceilings which I absolutely adored. Directly on my left side there was a closet where the safe was kept, the coffee and tea corner was placed and it offered some storage room. On the right side you also had a closet where you could find the mini bar as well. The mini bar is upon payments and the coffee and tea are complimentary.

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Next to the minibar you had the flat screen TV attached to the wall, directly in front of the bed which was placed under a very big window. So when you are back in your room after a long day of exploring Amsterdam and you just want to kick back and relax and watch the telly, this is perfectly possible.

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What I also loved about the bed being under a window is the possibility of waking up with the morning light in stead of just putting on some lights in your room.

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The room also had an office space where you could find a desk and a chair which is perfect for business people, bloggers, journalists- everyone who just needs to do some work during their stay- the Vondel Hotel has got you covered!

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Lovely details of this boutique hotel: The hotel (and the rooms) are decorated with beautiful small artsy details. My room had lovely paintings and it really gave that special touch to the room!

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The bathroom was gorge! I love grey tones and this bathroom just had all the shades of grey that you need (yes, forget about 50 shades of grey, these greytones are much better:) It had a bathtub with a rain dance shower and even a sky window. So when you are taking a shower you can watch the stars (or well, search for the stars at least 🙂

The bathroom also came with a hairdryer and products from The Spa Collection to enjoy your showers even more!

PERSONAL TOUCHES:
I love a hotel that pays attention to the small details. I thought it was pretty cool that the bath mat was branded with the VONDEL brand (see picture) and that there was a plaid on the hotel bed. A plaid, how awesome is that? I have stayed in over 200 hotels but I have never seen a plain on the bed. This gives it that ‘home away from home feeling’ and that is magnificent. 

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THE STAFF:
What I always find really important to review during my reviews are the hotel staff. I can tell you, I have had some really bad experiences, where the hotel maybe is really nice but the staff definitely is not. That was not the case at Hotel Vondel. Here the staff are as kind and as beautiful as the hotel itself. The Dutch hospitality was yet again proven to be one of the best globally. Examples: The receptionist was very friendly and helpful and gave me a lot of information about the city center and which highlights were worth visiting. She did not have to look up any of the information, she was really knowledge and could tell me everything without any hesitation.

Another example was that when my internet on my phone did not work anymore because I needed a new log in, I asked the head waitress where I could find a new log in code and she told me that she would get in for me at the reception. I immediately said that I would get it my self and I thanked her for her answer and she said that she would gladly get it for me and that I should continue to enjoy my breakfast- these little things are really important. It immediately made me feel like a valued guest and that she put the needs of her guests first. And that is what you are looking for when you are on a trip, no? You want to relax, don’t want to think about anything. And when a problem occurs, even if it is a small one, that you have staff available that will fix it directly for you is just great. A big thumbs up for the lovely staff! Oh, plus everyone is all smilles, which I adore. How often do you see staff that just look cranky 24/7. Here everyone was always smiling which gave me a very pleasant feeling. When I was taking pictures in the restaurant I ran in to, I think he was one of the cleaners, and he directly showed a lot of interest in my work and asked me if he should help with taking the pictures- I thought that that was really kind of him!

BREAKFAST

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Breakfast is served downstairs at the ground floor in restaurant JOOST! The breakfast is served in a really beautiful area. I love how artsy the hotel is and that even the restaurant has many beautiful details (see pictures)

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The breakfast was really versatile. You had a buffet that offered many different things. From different breads and pastries to yoghurt and fresh fruit. There are also other toppings you can put in your yogh and my fave obviously are sprinkles. I love any hotel that offers sprinkles at their breakfast ! Bacon and eggs are also on the menu and they offered different kind of cheeses.

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Besides the buffet they also offer a menu where you can chose your yummy meals from. I chose a waffle with some whipped cream to start my day with a smile. I put some of the delicious sprinkles on it as well.

WOW-FACTOR

The hotel has a beautiful city garden where in the summer they also serve their breakfast. It is amazing to find a garden in the city center of Amsterdam and that this hotel has it just makes it that more special! The hotel also has it’s own restaurant called JOOST and the food there is super tasty. The menu has Dutch specialties that you can indulge in but also offers a versatile menu so you can take a culinary trip down to food heaven! The breakfast is also served in restaurant JOOST!

FOR WHO:
The Vondel Hotel is for many different people. I can recommend it to all the luxury lovers and expats who appreciate a good boutique hotel but also to the ordinary traveler. There is nothing ordinary about this hotel but I can guarentee you that it will make you feel extraordinary. Due to the several rooms there is a room that will fit every budget. The room is perfect for people that want to explore Amsterdam city and perhaps even the night/clubbing life because it is so close to the Leidse Plein with a lot of cool clubs and cafe’s. It is also perfect for business travelers due to the location and the comfortable rooms that cater to all your business related wishes. (you have your own office space with a desk available). Because they also offer family and tripple rooms the hotel is also perfect for a family get away or perhaps even a couples weekend where you want to explore Amsterdam with your best friends!

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For more information please do visit their website http://www.hotelvondel.com and if you are ready for your Amsterdam Trip and you want to book the best hotel to take your trip to the next level do not forget to use this promocode to get yourself a great deal: PROMO10

xoxo

HOTEL REVIEW: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo

Hey lovelies,

I went to Oslo for my birthday weekend and one of the hotels I have stayed in is the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo! This beautiful 4 star hotel is in the midst of the center of Oslo and definitely worth visiting! Oslo is such a great city to visit because there is so much to see and to do and if you are looking for the perfect place to stay, a place with beautiful rooms, fantastic views, a sauna and a pool and oh wait, your own SKYBAR, The Oslo Plaza is definitely the place for you!

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The view from the hotel room on the 27th floor.

LOCATION + HOW TO GET THERE
When you arrive at Gardermoen Airport you can take a train to Oslo city center. You have the standard train and the fast train that will go to “Oslo Sentralstasjon”. The hotel is located in the city center of Oslo and very conveniently almost directly next to the Central Station of Oslo as you can see in the map below. From the Central Station it is just a 5 minute walk and therefor very easy to reach. Schermafbeelding 2015-11-15 om 21.53.11The hotel is located in a nice area and also a 5 minute walk away from a shopping mall!
The Oslo City Mall is definitely worth visiting and if you are there, go to the Froyo Shop on the first floor for some delish Froyo!

MY ROOM ON THE 27TH FLOOR!

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Oslo Plaza

I had the pleasure of staying on the 27th floor so you can imagine how great my view was.
I could see all over Oslo and it was just magnificent.  I stayed in room 2703 and I have to say, the room was quite spacious.Schermafbeelding 2015-11-15 om 22.32.38A closer look to what I was actually seeing: Schermafbeelding 2015-11-15 om 22.32.49
SO HOW DOES THE ROOM LOOK YOU MIGHT ASK? – let me try to paint you a picture:
When you enter the room you will see some cabinets at your left side where you can place your luggage and hang your coats. There is also a full-size mirror which is great if you want to do a last minute outfit check before leaving the room. On the right side you have a door that will lead you to your bathroom. My bathroom also came with a bathtub which was great.

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The bathroom at the Radisson Blu Plaza hotel!

Directly next to the bathroom door on the left side you had your ‘working corner’ where you could easily sit with your laptop at the desk provided working on your website like I did, or just on some other business.

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Radisson Blu Plaza Room view

Next to your ‘office’ area you will find the bed. The amazingly comfy bed! The room also has a big screen T.V if you decide to have a nice night in. On the left side of the bed, directly next to window you have a nice sofa where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view!

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Oslo Plaza

The room also has a minibar filled with a lot of goodies:

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Close up Mini Bar at the Radisson Oslo Plaza Hotel in Norway
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The minibar at the Radisson Blu Plaza in Oslo

A big plus, there is a mini coffee making machine so before heading down to breakfast you can already make your own coffee in your room. For me this is such a luxury because I honestly can not function without a cup of coffee in the morning. Haha!

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The hotel room at the Oslo Plaza

SAUNA + POOL

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The pool at the Oslo Plaza

The hotel also comes with its own sauna and pool. A perfect way to start your day is to swim and enjoy some quality time in the sauna. The Oslo Plaza offers both. What I thought was really cool is that in the sauna you will again have an magnificent view. Even in the sauna it’s self you have this small window that ables you to look outside and enjoy the beauty of Oslo- if that is not amazing I do not know what is.

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The view from the sauna

Also in both the sauna area as in the pool area the entire space is been surrounded by big windows so where ever you go, you can enjoy the gorgeousness of Oslo by just peeking out of your window!

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VIEW

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The make your own salad and fruit bar!

They also offered a make your own salad bar where they provided you with fresh greens and veggies and all kinds of oils and dressings.

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yummie!

If you are more in the mood for some yogh or some milk with some fresh fruit, have no fear! That is possible too. Cool fact; they had all kinds of milk. From soya milk, to ‘normal’ milk to lactose free milk, it was all available!

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Tea time!
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The Cereal Bar!

If you are just in the mood for some cereal with seeds and nuts, you can create your own delishhhh bowl!

There were also hot meals available. From noodles to scrambled eggs, warm veggies to beans and potatoes.

SKYBAR
The Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo has it’s own Sky Bar and it is fantastic. De decor is in blue,grey tones and it just fits the city of Oslo so well. Come here to enjoy one of their fantastic cocktails while looking over the City !

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FOR WHO IS THIS HOTEL? 
If you are in to luxury and beauty than this is the hotel for you. This hotel will cater to all your wishes. Besides having an amazing room with probably the comfiest bed you will ever sleep in, the hotel also comes with a pool, a sauna and even it’s own sky bar. The hotel is perfectly located and very easy to reach. I would recommend this hotel to business people, friends traveling and couples.

For more information about the hotel and information about current prizes please visit their website: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-oslo

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Lounge at the Sky Bar!
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View from the sky bar!
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Skybar Oslo Plaza
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Oslo Plaza
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Review: Kamandalu Resort || Ubud || Indonesia

Hi lovelies,

So today is an exciting day. Review 1 of my Bali trip is online! Since I have lived in Bali before I know all the hotspots and best cities to visit. I will dedicate another post to that so I can share all my insider tips with you guys!

Today I will take you to the lovely city of Ubud. Ubud is a beautiful city in Bali that is known for the beautiful green nature and rice paddy’s. It also has the most beautiful villa’s and resorts to relax after a day well spend discovering the beauty of Ubud.

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I was invited to stay for 2 nights in the beautiful Kamandalu Resort and looking back, I am very happy I took this assignment.

The Kamandalu Resort is probably one of Ubud’s best resorts!

The Kamandalu Resort is like ‚Little Ubud within Ubud itself’- The resort almost feels like a little village with a bunch of villa’s surrounded by the beauty of the Nature. The Kamandalu Ubud is a 5 star boutique resort that will make you feel like you are in Bali due to the traditional Balinese style villa’s but with all the luxuries that you could possibly think of and this all while being surrounded by rice paddies and tropical green forests.

The Kamandalu has 6 villa types as you can see in the picture down below.
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PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:
But let’s start at the beginning. When I arrived I was escorted to the front desk. I thought that this was the place where I would check in. The first thing I noticed was the openness of the lobby.lobbyIt is very big and spacious and you immediately get a luxury vibe. I handed the lovely lady at the frontdesk my passport and when she looked up my reservation she saw that I was staying at one of the „Pool Villa’s”.
She told me that due to my accommodation type, the check in would be at the private lounge and she escorted us downstairs to the V.I.P lounge called the “Village Club’. Here we were greeted by our butler. He offered us our welcome drink and gave us all the information that we would need during our trip. He explained that this private V.I.P lounge was for all the guests that were staying in the villa’s You could come here and enjoy complimentary thee, coffee and fruits during the entire day and you were entitled of one complimentary drink such as a delicious cocktail during the day.

Schermafbeelding 2015-09-15 om 12.23.13 After receiving all the information we were guided to our villa. I noticed how big this complex actually is and that there are a lot of villa’s at the resort. It really felt like walking in a village, passing all the doors of the gardens where the villa’s were located. We passed the main pool that was open for all guests and also the infinity pool. After a 5 minute walk we got to our Villa.

THE BEDROOM:Schermafbeelding 2015-09-15 om 12.23.27The butler opened the door to our little complex where our villa was located and walked towards the door of our villa. When he opened the door and I walked in I was amazed. It looked so beautiful! When you walk in, directly at your right side you have the closed with a safe and the minibar. The butler explained that all the items that were currently in the minibar would be complimentary but all the refills would be chargeable. There were 10 drinks in total that were complimentary.

4 waters, 2 coke’s, 1 diet coke, one tonic and 2 bintang beers. There were also some complimentary snacks such as honey roasted peanuts and kit kat chocolate bars!

Directly in front of the front door and left of the minibar there is a table with a big mirror where you could fix your hair and make up before leaving the villa.

On the left side of the very spacious room was the beautiful bed located. What I loved about this room is that they kept the traditional Bali vibe alive while still creating a luxury vibe.

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The bathroom was gorgeous. I loved the big bathtub in the midst of the bathroom, one where you could take a bath and also be able to watch outside and enjoy your lovely private pool. There was a double sink, kind of like a ‚his and hers’ one and the bathroom was very spacious. The toilet is also located in the bathroom and is separated by a small wall from the sink area. What I also loved is that they had an outside rain shower. Taking a shower outside, in the middle of the night amongst the stars is definitely something you should try at least ones.

THE GARDEN

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POOLS:
Beside having your own private pool (That all the villa’s have besides the Garden Villa), the resort also has 2 pools that are available for all the guests. Schermafbeelding 2015-09-14 om 22.05.01The main pool with a cool bar in the pool, yes you have read that right and also a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the nature!

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FACILITIES:
–  Large free-form swimming pool
– Kid’s swimming pool
– Swim-up bar
–  Infinity Pool
– Infinity Deck
– Rumah Yoga
– Alun Alun
–  Tour desk with private car transfer and personal guide services
– Andalu Shop for Balinese arts, crafts and sundries
–  Postal and foreign currencies exchange services
–  Baby cots and babysitting services upon request.
–  Complimentary wi-fi internet connection at our villa and public areas
– Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Ubud center starting from 10 am until 9 pm

BREAKFAST:
Breakfast is served in the restaurant of the resort in the mainbuilding. You can chose to have your breakfast inside or on the terrace where you will enjoy your croissant while enjoying the million dollar view of the rice paddies and tropical forrest.

There is an eggstation and waffle station which is pretty cool because you can get your omelette or waffle that the staff will make especially for you!
There is also a possibility to juice your own fresh juice or let one of the staff members do this for you- JUMMY!

The breakfast is also a mix of Asian and Western cuisine. They offer traditional Indonesian food that can vary from day to day but also western pastries, saussages and bacon and there is even a ‘create your own salad’ bar!

There are many healthy choices and and a lot to chose from. The Breakfast at the Kamandalu definitely gets an A+!

LOCATION:
The Kamandalu Resort is located in Ubud, down below you can find the address:

Jalan Raya Andong
Banjar Nagi, Ubud
Petulu
Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesië

The resort is only a 10 minute drive away from the city centre of Bali. The Resort offers free shuttle bus service to and from the city center that go multiple times a day.

CONCLUSION: 
The Kamandalu Resort is a beautiful luxury resort that will meet all your expectations. It is a perfect resort to kick back and relax after spending a day in the vibrant and dynamic Ubud, strolling down the traditional Ubud markets. You will be able to relax and feel like a million bucks in this beautiful resort with friendly staff to cater to all your wishes. You can stay in the privacy of your own villa all go to one of the 2 pools that is available for everyone staying in the resort. If you want to take a yoga class in the mornings, this is possible! They also organise aqua robic classes so you do not have to worry about getting out of shape during your stay in the resort!

I would recommend this resort for couples as it is the perfect romantic getaway but it is also perfect for a friends vacay. There are villa’s with several bedrooms which make it perfect for a holiday vacay too. Basically, this lovely resort is for all the luxury lovers who appreciate luxury but also like to have the traditional ‘Bali Vibe’ arround them!

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For more information about this lovely luxury resort and to check out their current prices and special offers, visit their website: www.kamandaluresort.com

xoxo