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Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis: How It Is and What You Need to Know

Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis: How It Is and What You Need to Know

Before the pandemic hit, KLIA had become my preferred airport to have a short layover for some of my international flights. Despite Changi’s popularity in Singapore, I never really enjoyed having a transit there as everything felt so pricey in Singapore. On the other hand, Kuala Lumpur is three times cheaper, and the airport is big enough to people-watching even though it’s not exactly a shopping haven or any place that is effective to kill boredom while waiting for your next flight.

I can’t remember how many hotels around Sepang area where I spent a night or two in Kuala Lumpur for my flights. I wrote about Capsule by Container, which is currently known as CapsuleTransit Airport Hotel in KLIA2. I also had an article about Bary Inn Hotel for when I waited for my flight to Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines.

Other than the hotels that I wrote about, I also stayed in some others long before I started this blog. I remember, once I stayed at Sri Langit Hotel, a hotel close to Kuala Lumpur National Airport with an aircraft concept in their rooms. It was quite a nice, not-so-pricey hotel to stay for a night.

And as mentioned the other day, I missed my flight to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur that forced me to extend my stay in Malaysia for one more day. Since I was too lazy to even spend 50 MYR to leave the airport, I decided to find a room in one of the few airport hotels available around KLIA/KLIA2. And this time, I got a chance to stay at Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis.

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The Worst Staycation Experience at Horison Green Forest Bandung - The BeauTraveler

The Worst Staycation Experience at Horison Green Forest Bandung

Actually, it’s been half a year since I had a staycation at Horison Green Forest Bandung. The reason why it took so long for me to write the review of my experience was that… I had it so bad that I wasn’t even sure whether it was worth the effort to write about it.

I got a chance to have a staycation at several hotels in Bandung. From Chez Bon Hostel, the budget hostel where my late uncle used to own the place a couple of years ago to hotels like Blackbird Hotel and the legendary Savoy Homann. By far, my experience at Horison Green Forest Bandung has been the worst staycation that I’ve ever had in my hometown.

Honestly, I only decided to write my review of the hotel as I had a chat with Gema the other day, and he also told me that he had a bad experience staying at Green Forest…

So, what does make the property so bad?

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Self-Service Laundry in Penang

Review: Self-Service Laundry at Summer Tree Hotel in Penang

Whenever I’m on the road, self-service laundry is my best friend. I’m not exactly a light traveler, but that’s why I travel with as little laundry as possible. Laundry makes my baggage heavier than it should be. So, when I’m on a big trip, I usually go to the nearest laundromat to get my laundry done to make sure that I only have to bring a few pieces of my dirty clothes.

A lot of people ask me what I usually do with my laundry whenever I’m on my trip, I usually just roll my eyes and tell them that they act like they don’t live in the 2020s where we can find a laundromat in almost every big city in the world.

But to be fair, there are some cities where a self-service laundromat isn’t too easy to be found. Among many places, I was quite surprised that there weren’t many laundry places around Siam Road in Penang. At least not that I found on Google Map.

So in this post, I’m going to write about my experience using a self-service laundry facility around Georgetown in Penang. It’s the one located in Summer Tree Hotel, which, according to Google Map, is the nearest laundromat from SO Hotel and Ink Hotel.

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The Best Hotels Around Siam Road, Penang: SO Hotel vs Ink Hotel - The BeauTraveler

The Best Hotel Around Siam Road, Penang: SO Hotel vs Ink Hotel

After arriving safely in Penang from Hat Yai in Thailand, despite getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere by the bus driver, I managed to purchase a Malaysian sim card in the nearest convenience store to book a Grab car to Siam Road in Penang. 

Initially, I booked a room at SO Hotel at Siam Road until a couple of days later I passed by Ink Hotel on the same road that made me extend my stay only to compare which hotel is the best in the area. 

I know, now that I actually mentioned it… My decision was quite impulsive because I did it just to have something to talk about in a blog post. So this time, I want to compare the experience when I stayed at SO Hotel and Ink Hotel. 

So, which hotel is the best around Siam Road in Penang? 

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SC Heritage Hotel Hat Yai, Songkhla in Thailand.

Firsthand Review: Standard & Deluxe Room at SC Heritage Hotel in Hat Yai, Thailand

When I booked the room to stay in Hat Yai, I initially booked it for just three days. I chose SC Heritage Hotel in Hat Yai as the room looked quite decent with a nightly rate that I could afford for my trip. I don’t need much for the accommodation, I only need one with an elevator to easily take around my big bag on my own. 

Initially, I booked the room through Agoda during my stay at Livotel Hotel in Bangkok, I picked the Standard room at the hotel. But when I decided to extend my stay in the city for the other two days, the receptionist told me that the Standard rooms have been booked for the weekend, so I had to book another type of room.

As a result, I got the experience of staying at SC Heritage Hotel in Hat Yai in two different rooms. Both standard and deluxe rooms.

So, if you’re considering SC Heritage Hotel as your accommodation next time you visit Hat Yai, I’ll share my firsthand review of the rooms in this post. Read it on! 🙂

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