Category: hotel

Penida LaCasa Cottage: A Cozy Place to Stay in Nusa Penida, Bali

I got some kind of writer’s block lately. Not because I had no idea what to write, because I’ve actually got plenty of topics that I want to write on… But rather I was too lazy to sit down and start writing in front of my computer. My back hurts from carrying this dry sense of humor. LOL.

On a serious note though, I also got some other projects that I’ve been working on. I’m transitioning for my VA role, as now I’m more responsible for content creation instead of just managing clients’ social media. But anyway… I’m here now, so forget about work! 😀

I know that the first thing I need to write after this writer’s block passed would be the review of the accommodation where I stayed in Nusa Penida to catch up with my last Bali post. So, if you’re planning to go to the island and considering some options for the accommodation, I’ll share my experience staying at Penida LaCasa Cottage in Nusa Penida on this post.

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The Alea Hotel Seminyak: A Cozy and Cheap Hotel in Bali, Indonesia

When I first planned my Bali trip, I really had no idea how Bali is in terms of location. Like, I’ve heard a lot of well-known areas around Bali like Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, or Canggu. And if there’s anything that I keep in mind when I started planning out my trip, it was to avoid the Kuta area that is somewhat the least recommended these days.

Long story short, since I’ve spent around 2 weeks in Bali, I decided to stay at a few different hotels in various areas around the island.

I heard a lot of good stuff about Canggu from some travel groups I’m in on Facebook. However, a few months before my departure, one of my friends stayed around Canggu area and she wasn’t impressed. She told me that Seminyak seems like a better choice to stay around Bali.

According to some other friend, Seminyak is mostly suitable for young travelers who are keen on some nightlife as well. There are some pubs in the surrounding area, including the famous Mrs. Sippy Bali. Because of this, I then prioritized some hotel options around Seminyak, until I decided to book a room at The Alea Hotel Seminyak.

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Review: Dieng Cool Homestay, an Accommodation Around Dieng Plateau in Central Java

Hi everyone!

If you wonder why lately I rarely post any post that is significant to my rambles, then here’s the answer… In case you didn’t know, I was planning a family trip that started with a little chaos earlier this month. First, I was supposed to have a road trip from Java to Bali and Gili as I mentioned here.

But life is never perfect, especially when you plan to travel in a group. Just a week before the D-day, the company that was supposed to work in a project with me and my cousin had to cancel the collaboration as they decided to stop collaboration with content creators. That led to the cancellation of free boat ticket to Gili from Bali.

And just 2 days before we departed to Dieng, my cousin had an idea to cancel the rest of the trip since the collaboration with the brand no longer exists. I already booked the accommodation for 2 nights in Dieng Plateau, but I’ll share the rest of the story in a separated post.

Right now, I’m in the mood to share my experience staying in the accommodation we picked around Dieng Plateau, Dieng Cool Homestay. So, how was our stay?

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What You Can Expect From A Good Hotel

If you love to travel, chances are one of the main things that you love about it is getting to stay in hotels. Many people love staying in hotels, and trying out many different kinds of accommodation all over the world.

Of course, many of the best hotels can be a truly luxurious and wonderful holiday experience, and sometimes they are so complete that you don’t even want to go anywhere else. If you are keen to try and find a good hotel in the future for your next trip, it can help to have a clear idea in mind of what you are keen to get out of it.

In this post, we’re going to try and make this a little concrete, by focusing on a number of things that you can expect from any good hotel. As long as you can find a hotel that offers all this, you know you have struck the jackpot, and that is a place you will want to stay in.

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Hotel vs Airbnb: Why I’d (Most Likely) Choose Hotel over Airbnb for My Accommodation

First of all, I know you might have found a lot of similar posts about this topic on the internet. Well, that won’t stop me from writing this post anyway.

There’s some mixed opinion about which one is better for accommodation. I know some of my friends who would strongly recommend Airbnb for a lot of reasons. Some even make their side income as the landlord to rent their property through the platform.

I know some other people who would still go for the conventional way to book a hotel room. Their reasons could vary, from being blatantly skeptical about staying at some random stranger’s property to just take the easy way in terms of choosing an accommodation.

As for me, despite the fact that I’ve got a lot of friends who have recommended Airbnb since a few years back, my first Airbnb experience wasn’t quite long ago. It was during my stay in Brunei sometime last year. After that, I also got a couple more Airbnb experience that led me to write this one.

And as you probably expect from the title of the post itself, I’d personally choose a hotel over Airbnb. Why? This is why I’m writing this post! 🙂 

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