Le Meurice Paris

Introduction: Founded in 1815, Le Meurice is widely regarded as one of the most elegant hotels in the world. Located between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, Le Meurice is today a member of the Dorchester Collection with high service standards, great facilities and a beautiful, well-maintained classical design. The hotel also host a restaurant by Alain Ducasse with three Michelin stars.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The professional service, the history and the classical design. Also a big plus for great spa facilities.
What about the food: Excellent ala carte breakfast with professional service, served at Le Meurice's three star Michelin restaurant.
Number of rooms: 160.
Website: www.dorchestercollection.com
Type of property: Historical city hotel.
Location: Paris, France.
Facilities: Spa, gym, business and meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: No, 24 Euros per day.
Affiliations: Dorchester Collection.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.

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Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

Introduction: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome is one of Paris best hotels with its typical stylish Park Hyatt design and the professional personalized service, Park Hyatt is famous for. Having stayed in many Park Hyatt hotels in the past, I am happy to confirm the Vendome as one of the best in the portfolio. This is definitely the property to stay if you are a member of Hyatt Gold Passport, Hyatt's loyalty program. For others, it will have to do with your personal preferrence, but I highly recommend it, especially as it - with only 153 rooms - won't feel too big. It's actually a personalized Park Hyatt experience.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The design and professional service. Well-run in all areas.
What about the food: Excellent breakfast with high quality items in the buffet such as fresh Scottish salmon and an ala carte menu with gourmet options.
Number of rooms: 153 rooms.
Website: www.paris.vendome.hyatt.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Paris, France.
Facilities: A beautiful spa, gym, business center and meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collecton and Tablet Hotels.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.

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Little Kulala

Introduction: Little Kulala is Wilderness Safaris' premier eco-lodge located in beautiful surroundings in stunning Sossusvlei. Eleven rooms total with rainshowers, comfortable beds, plunge pools and complimentary internet access.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome by name before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The incredible setting.
What about the food: Very good food compared to other lodges. Limited choices, but good food.
Number of rooms: 11.
Website: www.wilderness-safaris.com
Type of property: Safari lodge.
Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia.
Complimentary internet: Yes, but slow and limited with lots of sites blocked.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.







 

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GocheGanas Lodge

Introduction: GocheGanas is a 15,000 acres-lodge located only 20 minutes from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The lodge has beautiful, spacious suites with outdoor shower and recently installed Wi-Fi. Service is also of high standards, and the lodge is included in Kiwi Collection, which in my opinion is very well-deserved. A wonderful place to stay and a short distance to Windhoek is a big plus compared to other Namibian safari lodges remotely located.

Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The beautiful surroundings.
What about the food: Very good local breakfast and dinner using local, seasonable ingredients.
Number of rooms: 15 rooms.
Website: www.gocheganas.com
Type of property: Lodge.
Location: Just outside Windhoek
Facilities: Spa, indoor- and outdoor swimming pool.
Complimentary internet: Yes, but could be faster.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.
My overall impression: Great experience.
























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Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Introduction: Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is a member of Kiwi Collection and located in the safer Sandton part of Johannesburg.
Arrival experience: Quick check-in, no escort to the room.
What I loved: The standards of service and facilities. It's one of the better Hyatt Regency hotels.
What about the food: Good breakfast buffet, one of the better ones I've seen from Hyatt.
Number of rooms: 244 rooms.
Website: www.hyatt.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Facilities: Spa, swimming pool, gym and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.


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Latitude 13 Hotel Lilongwe

Introduction: Latitude 13* is a small 9-room boutique hotel in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. The 9 spacious rooms are luxurious and some of the finest in Malawi.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: Freestanding bathtub, rainshower, the food and personalized service.
What about the food: Great food, their restaurant is the best in town.
Number of rooms: 9 rooms.
Website: www.thelatitudehotels.com
Type of property: Boutique hotel.
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi.
Facilities: Swimming pool and business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes and quite fast for Africa.
Affiliations: None.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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Grand Karavia Hotel

Introduction: Lubumbashi is an international business city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Grand Karavia Hotel has 5 star international standards and is comparable to a Hilton hotel.
Arrival experience: Quick check-in before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The level of service and accommodation in a country like the D.R.C. was impressive to see. Certainly the best in the country.
What about the food: Surprisingly good food. The hotel offered me full board and all meals were good.
Number of rooms: 197 rooms.
Website: www.grandkaraviahotel.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Facilities: Swimming pool and business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes, but very slow.
Affiliations: None.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.

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Sofitel Brussels Europe

Introduction: Located next to the European District in Brussels, this Sofitel hotel is up to Sofitels standards and run like a great business hotel. The excellent facilities and location makes it the perfect place to stay for any business traveller.
Arrival experience: Quick check in. No escort to the room.
What I loved: Professional service and comfortable rooms.
Number of rooms: 149 rooms.
Website: www.sofitel.com
Type of property: City Hotel.
Location: Brussels.
Facilities: Spa, fitness and meeting/business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: None.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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