Grand Dafam Ancol: A Family-Friendly Hotel in North Jakarta, Indonesia - The BeauTraveler

Grand Dafam Ancol: A Family-Friendly Hotel in North Jakarta, Indonesia

After some consideration, my boyfriend and I decided to choose Grand Dafam Ancol as our accommodation when we stayed in Jakarta. Initially, we were planning to spend our days in Jakarta to go to Dufan and Atlantis in Ancol, so we thought booking a hotel in Ancol would be easier to get around. 

Long story short, except for a few strolls around Jakarta Old Town, we didn't get to Ancol at all because of the weather. It was raining the whole time we were in Jakarta, so it wasn't the ideal weather to go to either the theme park or the water park.

In the end, we spent most of our days in Jakarta staying in our Deluxe Queen Room at Grand Dafam Ancol, except for when we went out to Jakarta Old Town and visited my sister in her apartment. 

In this post, I'm going to share a review of Grand Dafam Ancol as an accommodation in North Jakarta based on my firsthand experience of staying there. 

Glamping Ciwidey: Is It Worth It or Just Another Instagram Clout in Bandung, Indonesia?

Glamping Ciwidey: Is It Worth It or Just Another Instagram Clout in Bandung, Indonesia?

For travelers coming to Bandung, glamping is probably one of the most popular things to do outside the city since Bandung is well-known as a sweet escape for Jakartans to enjoy its scenic natural beauty with Tangkuban Perahu volcano and numerous beautiful tea plantations.

Although I got a chance to go for staycations at some other place with glamping facilities in Bandung like Horison Green Forest, it was my first time to experience it when my boyfriend visited my hometown earlier this year. After a few considerations, we decided to book our accommodation at Glamping Ciwidey.

Ciwidey is a countryside area in the southern part of Bandung, one of the most popular destinations for outdoor activities in Bandung. It's home to Kawah Putih or the White Crater, known as the city's most romantic spot, making it so popular for pre-wedding photoshoots. 

Well, we didn't go there for a romantic getaway per se since my brother traveled and stayed the night with us for the glamping experience. I also used this chance for my boyfriend and my brother to bond with each other. Since I'm pretty close with my family, I personally think it's important for them to get to know each other and I'm glad it was a success!

We went glamping in Ciwidey for 2 days and one night, so I'm going to share all the things you need to know about the glamping experience in one of the most exclusive spots for glamping in Bandung. From how to book, the facilities, and my overall review now that I've experienced it myself. So, what do you need to know about Glamping Ciwidey? 

Khum Phucome Hotel: One of the Best Hotels in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Khum Phucome Hotel: One of the Best Hotels in Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you're giggling a little when you read the hotel's name, “Khum Phucome” as you think of some inappropriate English words, you're as immature as I am. LOL. In fact, the first reason why my boyfriend and I ended up booking a room at Khum Phucome Hotel in Chiang Mai was actually for the sake of banter because of the name.

Initially, we were eyeing Pingviman Hotel for our accommodation in Chiang Mai as we were keen to stay in one of their rooms with a jacuzzi inside the bathroom. We were traveling to Chiang Mai on Valentine's day, so we were ready to splurge a little for our romantic getaway in North Thailand.

I suppose we weren't the only couple who were aiming to stay at Pingviman Hotel in Chiang Mai, and the next thing we knew was that the hotel was no longer available when we were ready to book our accommodation in Chiang Mai.

When we scrolled through the other options in Agoda, we came across Khum Phucome Hotel and we were joking that this would be a perfect hotel for Valentine's day as a couple. The joke's on us because when we scrolled through the information and the photos of the property… We found out that the hotel looked quite decent in the pictures. So then we decided to book a room there.

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What To Look Out For When Booking Accommodation In The Darwin CBD Area

If you have a business trip coming up or you are looking forward to some quality vacation time, then this is a time when you need to make sure that you’re choosing the right accommodation choice. It’s likely that you will choose to stay in some kind of accommodation but picking the right one is not always as easy and straightforward as it should be.

There are many different things that you need to consider based on your budget, your needs and of course the location that you want to stay in. Many Australians complain that after booking their accommodation online and looking through the website, they are invariably disappointed and the location does not meet their expectations.

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Review: Pimanninn Hotel in Chiang Rai, Thailand

After sharing some of the best things to do in Chiang Rai recently, it's time for me to review the accommodation where we stayed for two nights there. We stayed at Pimanninn Hotel in Chiang Rai, and I have mixed opinions about this hotel. If I can be honest, staying at Pimanninn is probably my least favorite decision in Chiang Rai.

Don't get me wrong, the hospitality of their staff is great, but they can surely improve in some other aspects. So in this post, I'm going to share my firsthand experience of staying at Pimanninn Hotel in Chiang Rai.