For our first vacation since the pandemic began, we decided to travel by car. We felt that the situation was just too unsafe for air travel. The decision to go to southern Poland was made very quickly, partly because of the low incidence values. We chose the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow as the starting point for our trips and were curious to see what the four-star hotel offered in this situation.
We chose the northern Italian city of Turin as our destination for a weekend together. With the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto, we decided on a hotel fairly quickly. This is only 10 minutes by car from the city center and was therefore perfect for our city trip. We were also interested in the hotel as it was designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano in the former Fiat factory.
After a strenuous summer at work, we really wanted to relax and fly in the sun in September. But not so far this time. Therefore we decided on Greece, more precisely on Thessaloniki. We chose the 5-star all-inclusive TUI FAMILY LIFE Hotel Blue Lagoon Princess. For us it was the first time for a holiday just beach, pool, food and drink. You can find out how we liked it and whether we would do it again here in the hotel rating.
When we were looking for a good hotel for our Chicago city trip, we came across the Hilton Chicago. You can find out whether the luxury hotel on Michigan Avenue was a good choice in our hotel rating.
The four-star Hotel Hilton Mainz is located directly on the banks of the Rhine and borders on the picturesque old town. In 2012 it was extensively renovated. Thanks to a generous room upgrade, we spent the second weekend in July in a stylishly furnished junior suite with a view of the Rhine.
For our weekend trip to Vienna we were looking for a hotel in a central location. There was a large selection, as the Hilton Group alone has four properties in its portfolio. As we had already stayed at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront a few years ago, we chose the Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark this time. You can find out in this hotel review whether this was a good choice and what our highest room upgrade to date turned out to be.
Es ist ja mittlerweile kein Geheimnis, das es häufig sehr gute Flugangebote ab Skandinavien gibt. Einem enormen Preisfehler sei dank, ergatterten wir Tickets für Business Class Flüge nach Seattle. Da eine Anreise nach Oslo bereits am Vorabend nötig war, buchten wir eine Nacht im Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport. Wie uns dieses Flughafenhotel gefallen hat, erfahrt ihr im Review.
On our way to the Swiss Alps, we really wanted to add a stop along the way. Since I had worked in Nuremberg for nine months during my studies, it made sense to visit the city again. I was surprised to find the Nuremberg Hilton at a very reasonable price. You can find out what our impression of the hotel was in this review.
After we often go snowboarding in the Alps, we wanted to get to know the region in summer for the first time. There is a large range of exclusive hotels in Austria and Switzerland. However, the number of chain hotels is small. So we chose the Hilton Garden Inn Davos. You can find out whether it was a good decision in our hotel rating.
Unser zweites Hotel auf der Insel Langkawi war das Berjaya Langkawi Resort. Bei unserer Ankunft um 14 Uhr war unser Zimmer bzw. das gebuchte Rainforest Chalet noch nicht bezugsfertig. Der Ablauf an der Rezeption verlief für ein 4 Sterne Hotel sehr unprofessionell und dauerte eine Ewigkeit. Vielleicht hatten wir auch einfach nur Pech mit dem Personal.
Für unseren Aufenthalt in Singapur hatten wir für drei Nächte ein Zimmer im Hotel Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy reserviert. Nach unserer Ankunft am Flughafen suchten wir den Ground Transportation-Schalter in der Ankunftsebene auf. Hier bekamen wir die Information, wann und wo der kostenlose Hotel Shuttle abfährt. Leider hatten wir den Bus um 10 Minuten verpasst und mussten somit weitere 50 Minuten warten.