Tag: Radisson

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo

This is part 6 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Oslo doesn’t have a ton of hotels from the major international chains, though some of the larger Scandinavian chains are well-represented (Scandic, Nordic Choice, etc.).
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Aer Lingus Bilbao to Dublin and the Bloody Radisson Blu Dublin Airport

This is part ten in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. The business class fare that I had booked home was out of Dublin. I thought that flying from somewhere in Basque country to Dublin would be pretty cheap.  Alas, it wasn’t; the only nonstop
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney

Sydney is not a cheap city. Add in Mardi Gras and the Cricket World Cup and hotels were pretty expensive. At first, I hoped to use my Hilton “Be Our Guest” certificate for a free night at the Hilton, but five months out, all the “Standard” rooms were “sold out.” So I moved down the
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Trocadero, Paris

We had a total of five nights in Paris. We could have done an Airbnb or apartment rental, but instead we split the stay into two different hotels – mindful of my boyfriend’s no-fun rule that he will not change hotels if it means less than two nights at a given property. Paris is a
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Hotel Review: The Radisson Decapolis, Panama City

The Radisson Decapolis, Panama City It’s rare that you have a hotel experience that is pretty much exactly what you expect based on TripAdvisor reviews. But my experience at the Radisson Decapolis was just that. The reviews painted a picture of a perfectly fine hotel, but nothing remarkable. Particularly, they suggested a hotel that was
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Trip Report: Tallinn! The Ferry from Helsinki, the Radisson Blu Tallinn, and Exploring the City

When my boyfriend suggested we go to Finland, I knew I also wanted to squeeze in a stop in Estonia as well, as I had heard great things.  My boyfriend hadn’t heard these things, so thought it was just weird.   But there were better flight connections using Skymiles out of Tallinn than Helsinki, so we
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Hotel Review: The Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki

For our three nights in Helsinki, we stayed at the Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki, a property I highly recommend.  Originally, I considered splitting our stay between the Radisson and the fancy-shmancy Hotel Kamp, a Starwood property, but I’m glad I didn’t. The hotel is a grand older building connected to a newer glass building.  The
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Trip Report: Turku, Finland, and the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Review

Given the amount of time we had in Finland, we decided we wanted to spend some time in the country outside of Helsinki.  I generally enjoy exploring small to medium-sized cities, so narrowed it down to two options – Tampere and Turku.  Tampere is a little larger, and is a more industrial city, whereas Turku
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Three Vienna Hotels: Radisson Blu Style, Hilton Vienna, and Courtyard Vienna Messe Reviews

I’ve decided to break up my Vienna post into two – one reviewing the three hotels we stayed at, and one describing the sights and sounds of Vienna.  I’ll review the hotels here. Radisson Blu Style Hotel Vienna For our first two nights, we stayed at the Radisson Blu Style, which definitely had the best
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Trip Report: Madrid, Part III, The Radisson Blu Madrid Prado Review

When I booked this trip, I discovered that Madrid isn’t a great hotel city.  The few major chain properties, like the Westin Palace, are very expensive, as were the hotels available through Amex FHR and Visa Signature Hotels.  Since my flight out of Madrid was at 6am on Monday morning, I thought about getting a
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