Hyatt Regency Bishkek

Introduction: Hyatt Regency Bishkek is the only 5-star hotel in Kyrgyzstan with high standards, beautiful renovated rooms and excellent facilities. The service is professional from the well-trained staff and you can expect the same standards as seen in the best Hyatt Regency properties around the world.
Arrival experience: Quick check in. No escort to the room.
What I loved: Hyatt's impressive standards in Kyrgyzstan's only 5-star hotel.
Number of rooms: 186 rooms.
Website: www.hyatt.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Facilities: Fitness center, spa, swimming pool and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Only in the lobby.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Introduction: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel opened as Royal Hotel in 1960 as the first skyscraper in Copenhagen. Today, it is one of the only five 5-star hotels in Copenhagen and is still an experience with its unique design and professional service with the best location in town.
Arrival experience: Professional and fast check-in. No escort to the room.
What I loved: The beautiful Scandinavian design and the unique feel despite being a chain hotel.
What about the food: Great breakfast buffet.
Number of rooms: 260.
Website: www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-copenhagen
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Copenhagen.
Facilities: Fitness Center in partnership with Fitness.dk, business center and meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.

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Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel

Introduction: Villa Rosa Kempinski opened last year in a beautiful building in the commercial center of Nairobi. 200 beautiful rooms total and Kempinski's high standards through the hotel make it a truly great hotel experience. The beautiful pink building add some character to the place, and this is overall the hotel in Nairobi I like the most.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The beautiful pink building, the professional service with true Kenyan hospitality and their Italian restaurant.
What about the food: Very good breakfast and excellent pizzas at their Italian restaurant.
Number of rooms: 200.
Website: www.kempinski.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Nairobi.
Facilities: Spa, fitness center, swimming pool, meeting facilities and business center.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: Just opened, but expect some soon.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.

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Itsandra Beach Hotel Comoros

Introduction: Itsandra Beach Hotel is the only 4-star hotel in the country of Comoros and is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The renovated rooms have modern design, comfortable beds, flat screen Tv's and complimentary internet access. The beach is comparable with beaches you find in the Seychelles, Mauritius and other Indian Ocean nations. Service is a bit slow as you would expect in a destination like this, but everything works. It just takes time.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a nice exotic welcome drink.
What I loved: The incredible beach.
What about the food: Good breakfast with a
Number of rooms: 41.
Website: www.cristalhospitality.com/cristalitsandrabeachhotel
Type of property: Beach resort.
Location: Just outside Moroni, the capital of Comoros.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.

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Lokanga Hotel Boutique

Introduction: Lokanga Hotel Boutique is the best boutique hotel in the capital of Madagascar with only six rooms with antique furniture and panoramic views of Antananarivo. The local English-speaking staff and the country house-feel makes it a truly great experience I highly recommend for anyone visiting Madagascar.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The fantastic staff and beautiful location overlooking Antananarivo.
Number of rooms: 6 rooms.
Website: www.lokanga-hotel.mg
Type of property: City boutique hotel.
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

Introduction: Previously known as the Grand Mauritian, The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort & Spa recently opened as Westin's first property in the Indian Ocean. The rooms are just as expected with a typical Westin design, Westin Heavenly Beds and freestanding bathtub, but complimentary internet access as a pleasant surprise. Westin has kept many of the same staff from the Grand Mauritian-days, and  the service is impressive from day one.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The high level of service, food and the beautiful beach.
What about the food: Surprisingly great, among the better resorts in Mauritius for food.
Number of rooms: 190.
Website: www.westin.com
Type of property: Resort.
Location: Mauritius.
Facilities: A beautiful spa with excellent treatments, swimming pools, fitness center and business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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Le Tekoma Rodrigues

Introduction: Le Tekoma is a unique boutique hotel located in the small Indian Ocean-island of Rodrigues. 15 beautiful rooms total with rain-showers, comfortable beds and outdoor freestanding bathtub.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: Incredible location, great staff, excellent food and beautiful rooms. Really a surprise.
What about the food: Excellent food. Surprisingly great work by the local chef.
Number of rooms: 15 rooms.
Website: www.tekoma-hotel.com
Type of property: Resort.
Location: Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean.
Facilities: Spa.
Complimentary internet: Yes, but slow as you would expect in a remote island.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.

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LUX* Grand Gaube Mauritius

Introduction: Previously known as Legends Hotel, LUX* Grand Gaube is a family oriented resort in Northen Mauritius with excellent value for money. The rooms are not as luxurious as the other LUX* properties, but with LUX*'s standards such as their own locally produced products in the bathroom. The beach and surroundings are beautiful and LUX* adds small details here and there to make it an experience. Don't forget to call home, it's free. Stay here to find out more!
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a drink and towel before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The setting and the great value for money this resort offers. A quality experience for less.
What about the food: While LUX* Maldives and Lux* Belle Mare have fantastic restaurants, I don't think
Number of rooms: 198.
Website: www.luxgrandgaube.com
Type of property: Beach resort.
Location: Grand Gaube, Mauritius.
Facilities: A large gym, an excellent spa and a phone box where you can call home.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast by Mauritian standards.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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Palm Hotel & Spa Reunion

Introduction: Palm Hotel & Spa is one of the only two 5-star hotels in Reunion. The five stars are well deserved with its professional service, beautiful rooms and extraordinary surroundings.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The beautiful location and its surroundings.
What about the food: Very good breakfast, didn't dine here.
Number of rooms: 65 rooms.
Website: www.palm.re
Type of property: Resort.
Location: Reunion.
Facilities: Swimming pool, fitness center and spa.
Complimentary internet: Yes, medium speed.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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LUX* Ile de La Reunion

Introduction: LUX* Ile de La Reunion is one of the only two 5-star hotels in the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion. The LUX* chain has done a great job with this colonial-styled property, although the service, of course, can't compete with destinations with massive tourism. It is a bit slow as you would expect, but the beach and the property itself make it a great experience, I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Reunion.
Arrival experience: Friendly welcome before being offered a drink and escorted to the room.
What I loved: A LUX* experience in an unusual location.
What about the food: Breakfast is fine, but better at the other Lux* properties.
Number of rooms: 174 rooms.
Website: www.luxresorts.com.
Type of property: Beach resort.
Location: Reunion.
Facilities: Gym, spa and a phone box where you can call home.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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