Our longest hotel stays in New Zealand was in Queenstown, a total of 6 days 5 nights. Located right in front of the beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Due to the bad weather, our Milford sound day trip was cancelled, hence, we a day to explore the town and had a good rest in the hotel.
After reviewing other travellers recommendation on where should to stay at Christchurch. We chose Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel over other recommendations because the price per night is mid-range.
We wanted to stay in a comfortable place after our long flight to Christchurch and this hotel is well located for some of the famous attractions that we planned to visit.
This hotel was chosen after much consideration because we are not familiar with Seoul transportation and my previous trip was quite some time back. I remembered how tiring it was, I had to drag my luggage and walked many slopes and stairs in order to get to my accommodation. After the experience, I told myself that I should stay at a place which is convenient and I do not have to climb the flight of stairs. Transportation should be easily accessible, and I found this hotel which is conveniently located near to the Subway station and bus stop that has direct access to the airport.
A special treat for our family during Chinese New Year, we decided to stay at the Marriott Miyako Hotel for 2 nights. Have been hearing about since it was opened as it is located on the high floor of Abeno Harukas, Japan highest skyscraper. What to expect from this hotel would be its stunning view from your room, easy access to train station and more.
Situated right at the back of the Kanazawa station west exit, at a convenient location where there is not only train service available but also a bus terminal which is able to bring us around Kanazawa. Initially, during the planning, this hotel is not on my list as I did not come across it during my search, hence I went and book another hotel next to it. However, when I made another search again for a better deal, it was then, this hotel appeared. For the same location and room size, this was cheaper than my previous booking, of course, this was my final decision and I am happy with it.
The hotel we stayed is about 5 minutes walk from the JR station. The reason why we chose this hotel is not only because of its location but also it is the only hotel that provides 3-beds at a reasonable price. As we were travelling with our parents, comfort will be the utmost important thing for us and secondly, the price should be reasonable. We found this hotel the most suitable for us to stay around the station.
Booking a hotel room in Japan is not that difficult. However, it can be a little challenging when you are booking during the peak season or going out to the cities. As for a free and easy traveller, this might pose a huge threat for the trip by not having a place to stay. Even though there are a lot of Airbnb around these days, but do note that it is not entirely legal in Japan yet. Therefore, booking a hotel room will be your only choice if you are not a fan of Airbnb accommodations.