Category: Hotels

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Saga Reykjavik-You’ve got to be kidding me.

This is the fifth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. For my last night in Reykjavik, after exploring the South Coast and Golden Circle, I used 44,000 Radisson Rewards points to stay at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.  Reader, it was
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Hotel Reviews: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre and Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel (Curio Collection)

This is the fourth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. There are three Hilton-family properties in Reykjavik, all managed by the same company. The oldest is the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, which is a traditional Hilton, has an Executive Lounge, and supposedly
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Sitges on Memorial Day Weekend and the Hotel Galeon Pavilion

This is part 4 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. I blogged about Sitges two years ago, and not a ton (or anything of note) has changed. My concerns about it being dead for the beginning of the
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Sitges Trip Preview and Award Anatomy

In just a few days I’m heading off to Sitges, just outside of Barcelona, for a long weekend. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the trip and how I booked it. The genesis of this trip was actually my upcoming August-September trip to Manchester and Scotland.  I had hoped to use miles
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A Day at the Fairmont Mayakoba

This is part 3 in a series about my February 2018 trip to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.  You can read my overview of the trip here. What I was looking forward to most about my trip to Mexico was my stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba. And in the end, it is a
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Playa del Carmen and La Pasion Hotel Boutique

This is part 2 in a series about my February 2018 trip to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.  You can read my overview of the trip here. I have only been to the Yucatan once before – a trip to Cancun back in 2008 at an all-inclusive in the Hotel Zone, which I
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Bogota Hotel Reviews: The Artisan D.C. and the Hilton Bogota

This is the eleventh in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. I stayed at two different hotels over my three nights in Bogota, the Artisan D.C. (a Marriott Autograph Collection property) and the Hilton Bogota.  Both stays were very positive, and the hotels are a
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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Cartagena

This is the ninth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. As a Chase Hyatt Visa cardholder, I get a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt property each year. To be honest, it’s often difficult to use.  There just aren’t a lot of Hyatts,
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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Cartagena de Indias

This is the eighth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. After my disappointing Intercontinental Medellin stay, overall, I was generally pleased with my stay at the Intercontinental Cartagena, which was more in line with what I expect from Intercontinentals.  On the plus side, the
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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Medellin

This is the fourth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. My first night in Medellin was at the Ibis, a very cheap, basic property. I’m not doing a full review since I was there only about 9 hours, and it was an unremarkable
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