Showing posts with label hotel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hotel. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Our Stay at Jetwing Beach Hotel by the Golden Sandy Beaches

During our summer vacation in Sri Lanka, we had the pleasure of staying at the Jetwing Beach hotel in Negombo, Sri Lanka. We had a memorable stay at this hotel by the golden sandy beaches of Negombo.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hilton HHonors Knows the Importance of a Well Travelled Teacher

I am glad to be part of the Hilton HHonors loyalty program for many years, as we can earn perks by staying at any of the ten Hilton Worldwide’s distinct hotel brands. This loyalty program as a part of Hilton Worldwide’s Travel with Purpose has put together a grant program, in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE). This program celebrates cultures and the power of travel that builds stronger communities.
Through this Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition, 15 teachers will get to travel and experience first-hand the subjects they teach, enrich their curriculum, benefit the school, and inspire students to explore the world. Hilton HHonors has announced 30 finalists from 20 different states chosen by K-12 teachers and education experts after going through the applicants’ entries. We can vote for our favourite finalist until April 30th and win 1 of 10 Hilton HHonors $250 Gift Cards.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Our stay at Delta Markham

We went on a mini-getaway to Delta Markham to celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere in this hotel is calm and colourful. The concierge and the front desk staff are very friendly at Delta Markham. I liked the welcoming setting of the hotel lobby that had a theme of red and black furniture. Children were welcome with a toy and a book.
The bed decor and the furniture in the room we stayed at was light coloured and airy. The room had a coffee machine, kettle, sugar, coffee, tea, microwave, mini fridge, glasses and mugs that was comfortable to have inside the room.  

The room also had an iron, ironing table, hair dryer, fully stocked washroom and a separate area to get ready. The television had lots of channels without extra cost.  
Delta is part of the green program and have taken steps by encouraging the guests to reuse towels and bedsheets during their stay. They also had a separate blue box for our recycle inside the room. The hotel also has amenities such as a swimming pool, hot tub and gym.
One downside during our stay was the internet connection, which didn't connect to the wireless. Whenever it did the internet was slow and disconnected often; so I couldn't use the laptop. Instead I just used the phone during my stay at the hotel and not having the internet didn't bother me too much as I was enjoying the stay and did some shopping around the area :) The hotel has a room where we can use the computer, scanner, fax etc if needed. 


There is an in room menu that we can order from.  They also had a colourful directory of restaurants that were close to the area. The Tivoli garden lounge located in the lobby level of the hotel is spacious and beautiful to spend anytime of the day. They also have a separate area to hold meetings, banquets and parties.

It is good to know that Delta helps the community by donating reusable goods and furniture to habitat for humanity, women's shelters etc.
Delta has a privileged recognition program to appreciate people who stay a lot at the hotel. Overall, we had a comfortable stay that we all enjoyed. It is a lovely place to getaway from the busy everyday life, have meetings, parties and weddings. Delta gift cards would be a lovely gift to treat friends and family so they can enjoy a stay at the hotel.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara falls

DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
We enjoyed our stay at DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa because it is conveniently close to the falls. It would be crazy to tell everyone that we picked this hotel compared to other Hotels just because of the welcoming cookies :) and the Hilton points.
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
Last year, we got the corner suite, which was comfortable and big.
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
The scenery from the corner suite was relaxing as we enjoyed.
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
This year because of the need for two queen beds we didn't ask for a corner suite but wanted to re-live the memory by getting it in the same floor :) We stayed-over on a Sunday night and were delighted to see the fireworks from the hotel room. However, our children fell asleep and missed the five minutes of fireworks.
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
Over the years, the hotel lobby hasn't changed at all. Everything looked the same like time didn't change :) With little children, I would prefer if the floors and furniture in hotel rooms were a little more cleaner.

The bed and towels were clean, which I was happy about. They had a lovely collection of cream, shampoo, conditioner and soap hotel size in the washroom from Crabtree and Evelyn.
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
I like the small fridge in the room which helps keep the water and drinks cool; this is important during summer months. The air condition can be controlled, which is a good thing as it was a little chilly for the little ones. The coffee maker was convenient to make coffee and tea.

I would have preferred if they had a generous amount instead of a sweetener (which I don't use), two sachets of sugar and 2 small plastic cream containers. It looks like we have to bring our own milk and sugar to have a decent cup of tea or coffee.

We enjoyed the amenities of the hotel such as the pool in the lobby. The staff is really nice and welcoming. Good thing they had WiFi so I could post pictures on instagram :) We were able to park conveniently at the hotel so we can walk around the area without taking the car.

We had dinner at the Indian restaurant Cheetal, which is close to the hotel. The prices are high and the food was okay.

While at Niagara there are always lots to see, especially the falls. It never fails to amaze, doesn't matter how many time you've been there after all it is one of the wonders of the world.

We had a relaxing time and enjoyed the stay at the hotel. We will very likely return to enjoy another stay at Doubletree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls. 
6039 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3V6 
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara falls
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