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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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Review: A Short Quarantine at Livotel Hotel Kaset Nawamin, Bangkok

Review: A Short Quarantine at Livotel Hotel Kaset Nawamin, Bangkok

Can you believe that it’s been almost three months since I published the last post about my Indochina trip, talking about the first-class train from Nong Khai to Bangkok?

If I gotta be honest with you, I have had some seasonal depression lately. I’ve been feeling unmotivated to do anything in life, and I was swamped up to adjust my workloads since my business at Savviesticated started growing earlier this year.

I have to admit that I was quite struggling to plan out content for my blog the past couple of months, but here I am! 😀

Since it’s been over a year since I finished my Indochina trip, I’ll try to catch up so that I can complete the posts ASAP. It’s still a long way to go. Hopefully, it will be relevant soon once the borders are reopening as they start to distribute vaccines all over the place!

So in this post, I will talk about my experience of staying at Livotel Hotel Kaset Nawamin, Bangkok. I stayed at the hotel for around a week after spending my self-quarantine at Sengphachanh Hotel 2 in Vientiane.

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Review: First Class Train to Bangkok from Nong Khai (That You Can Book From Vientiane)

So, after spending a couple of weeks in the self-quarantine mode at Sengphachanh Hotel 2 in Vientiane, I had to change my travel plan from my original itinerary.

My itinerary was supposed to include so many more beautiful places in Laos. Initially, I was supposed to head to Vang Vieng before leaving for Luang Prabang, so I could get a chance to explore the northern part of Thailand before going back to Bangkok. However, due to my situation as I got recovered from my illness, the people from the embassy suggested going back home sooner rather than later.

At the time, I realized that maybe it’s a bad idea to follow my initial plan anyway, so I agreed to head directly to Bangkok from Vientiane. If anything happened, it’s easier to find a reliable (and cheaper!) hospital in Bangkok than anywhere in Laos. Even if I had to return from Bangkok, it’s easy to find a direct flight from Thailand’s capital city to Jakarta than Vientiane.

So I had to follow my gut, and that was to head back to Bangkok instead of continuing my journey to the northern part of Laos and Thailand. The good thing is that I still had some credits from Bookaway, so I didn’t think twice when I found an option to travel from Vientiane to Bangkok using the first-class train from Nong Khai. 

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Self-Quarantine in Vientiane, Laos: (Review) Sengphachanh Hotel 2

I have to admit, I haven’t been very productive in the past few weeks. I’ve got some things going on, and I also got some new clients for my business that I focused more on other things than this blog.

But then I realized that it’s already the middle of December, and I’m still yet to finish my piece on my last Indochina trip. Now that you know how I got sick in Vientiane, it’s time for me to write a review about the hotel where I spent my self-quarantine in Laos’s capital city.

When I was in Pakse, I booked Sengphachanh Hotel 2 in Vientiane as I realized that the hotel offers the lowest rate compared to other hotels with the same facilities in the capital city. Well, just my luck since I got forced to extend my stay longer than I expected due to my sickness earlier this year.

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Post-Lockdown Staycation Experience: Blackbird Hotel in Bandung, Indonesia

In case you didn’t know, I barely left the house from April to September. Since I fell ill on my way from Pakse to Vientiane in February, I was hesitant to travel. Even domestically.

It was only a couple of months ago when I decided to go out once in a while, mostly for work, as I found an ideal coworking space at Eduplex in my hometown. So, after half a year of spending the whole time at home, I decided to finally book a hotel room for a staycation again last month.

I took my family for a post-lockdown staycation at Blackbird Hotel, a boutique hotel situated around Cihideung in Bandung, my hometown. At the time, I booked both the medium and large room as I went with my siblings and my mom.

So, how was my experience for having a staycation at Blackbird Hotel?!

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