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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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Review: Savoy Homann Hotel, Staycation at One of the Most Legendary Hotels in Bandung

A few weeks ago during Ramadhan, I decided to book a room at one of the most legendary hotels in Bandung: Savoy Homann. I actually had a plan to have a staycation at the hotel since quite some time, but it never really happened until recently.

I thought it was a perfect time to have a staycation during Ramadhan for a few reasons. First of all, I could stroll around my own hometown as if I were a tourist. Also, since the location is close to the Grand Mosque of Bandung, I could also take my mom for the staycation so that she could go pray Taraweeh at night.

For that reason, I thought it was a good idea to just book a room for a night. And I did.

I’ve always wanted to get some experience staying at Savoy Homann Hotel because of the history behind it. If you’re a history junkie, then you’re probably familiar with the connection between the hotel and the Bandung Conference in 1955. It was the first large-scale Asian-African Conference at the time.

You might have never heard of it at your history class. However, if you come from one of the countries in either Asia or Africa… You’ve probably recalled it somewhere at the subject. This hotel is where some notable figures like Soekarno or Jawaharlal Nehru stayed during the conference.

But what if I tell you that the hotel is more than you thought it was?!
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(Review) Yomi Hotel: Where to Stay in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

I can’t believe that the series of my Borneo trip will come to an end in a few minutes. And this post, in particular, is going to be the last post that I’m going to write, covering the places I’ve been in Borneo.

Now that I’ve shared with you what I did during my stay in Kota Kinabalu, it’s time for me to share my view on the accommodation I booked for the trip. By far, the best accommodation where I stayed throughout Borneo would be The Room in Miri. So, what’s my view of the hotel where I stayed during my stop in Sabah?

Well, I chose Yomi Hotel for this trip. Apart from the affordable night rate, the fact that they provide breakfasts for the guest is also my main consideration before finally booking the accommodation.

So, how did I find Yomi Hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

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Review: Staycation at Best Western Premier The Hive, East Jakarta

Last month, I got the bad news about one of my friends getting terribly ill in Bogor. He was one of my ex-colleagues from the first airlines where I worked professionally. For that reason, my former colleagues and I arranged a surprise visit to his place on the 12th of this month.

The universe conspired as I got the invitation from Best Western Premier The Hive in East Jakarta to have a staycation the day before I got scheduled to go to Bogor. It was actually a perfect time, since I’m personally more familiar to get to Bogor from Jakarta instead of going there directly from Bandung.

So in this post, I’m gonna share with you the review of my staycation there. If some of you are currently planning to stop by Jakarta for a visit, you might as well want to take Best Western Premier The Hive for consideration to stay.

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(Review) Lehdo Inn Hotel: Where to Stay in Sibu, Sarawak

Gong xi fat chai, happy Chinese New Year for those who celebrate it!

I found some statues of 12 animals in Chinese horoscope when I was in Sibu, so then I made the pig as the featured image in this post since we’re welcoming the year of pig this year.

So, for those celebrating Chinese New Year or whatever you call it in your place (Tet holiday in Vietnam, no?!)… Control yourself before you become a pig on your own! 😛

Anyway, since it’s Chinese New Year and I’m still yet to write a review on the hotel where I stayed in Sibu… Here it comes!

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