The Charles Hotel is Cambridge Massachusetts is a very nice hotel. It is also very expensive. We recently stayed at the Charles a few days ago for a business trip. I have to say that I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Everyone was friendly and very respectful. This is one of the biggest problems that I have when traveling in today’s world.The minute we arrived someone was at the cab before we could get out of the car to help with the luggage. When we went inside, the service at the front desk was as good as you can get. They treated us with the utmost respect and courtesy. We had a few questions about what to do is Boston and where to eat, they were more than helpful with that information also.The Charles has a gym inside that is its own gym. The guests of the Charles can visit the gym during normal hours and access all it has to offer. This was a big plus for us, since we are big into health and staying fit. The gym had a lap pool that we swam in for almost an hour. Then we sat in a wonderful hot tub to relax after a few minutes. We then decided to go take a look around the gym to see what they had to offer. It is very nicely equipped with weights, machines, and room for different cardio classes.The rooms at the Charles are not very big, but the cleanliness and service makes up for it. The quality of construction of the rooms here are almost immaculate. They did a wonderful job on the hotel. The bed sleeps like a champ as well. I highly recommend staying if you are visiting the area.
If you are planning to travel to Thailand you have many choices in the way of hotels. Weather you want modern conveniences and state of the art technology, or do you want to stay somewhere with rich historical value, there is a place for you in Thailand.There are many famous worldwide resorts and hotels in the area, as well as smaller mom and pop places. Each place will give your vacation a special feel. There are places on the beach and places in the forest, no matter what you want your surrounding to be Thailand can make it happen.Some cities, such as the northern capital Bangkok, are known as party cities while others are more laid back and less crowded. Keep traffic and activities in mind when you book your stay. Some cities offers malls selling jeans while others have road side stands with handmade goods.December is a hot time for travelers pouring in Thailand. Book your hotel outside of December to save money and miss some of the crowds at tourist attractions. Hotels also offer cheap rates in off seasons.Many amenities are offered in the larger hotels; internet, on site workout area, and spas. If you stay in a small low cost place in one of the older less populated cities don’t expect all the bells and whistles. Ask your travel agent about hotel amenities when booking to make sure you aren’t in shock when you show up. You can also search for online photos of hotels and read user reviews.Consider activities when booking your hotel and lodging. Make sure you are staying in an area that offers activities that interest you. Hike in the forests and view the waterfalls or stay on the beach and snorkel. Many water sports and activities are offered as well as tours. Keep travel times in mind when planning trips. There are also many zoos with exotic animals you can’t see anywhere else.Thailand is one of the rare places that offers something for everyone and has activities for every budget. Always do research before you book your hotel so that you know where you are staying, what is close by, and what your hotel offers.
Going on a trip? There are so many things to consider when booking for hotel accommodation. There’s the actual location of the hotel, its accessibility to public transportation, its proximity to the sites that you want to visit, the reviews of the hotel also play a big factor, and of course, there’s the cost.Thankfully, everything nowadays is accessible through the Internet. We’ve compiled a list of online travel agencies offering accommodation in different price points. So whether you’re a backpacker or a leisure traveller, we’ve got you covered!1. Booking.comBooking.com has enjoyed being in 1st place of the top online travel agencies in the world since 2014 (according to Skift). They provide various types of accommodations from high-end hotels, hostels, apartments, and rooms. Customer ratings are displayed on the site, and you can search hotel accommodations depending on your budget, with most of the deals offering free cancellation.2. Expedia.comLaunched in 1996, Expedia recently bought Orbitz, another online travel agency. Hotel booking is only a part of Expedia’s business, as they also book airline tickets, cruises, and even vehicle rentals. You can earn ‘Reward points’ by getting the Expedia+ card. They also regularly have secret deals and discount coupons for those looking for a deal.3. Agoda.comThe only online travel agency based in Asia (Singapore) that became a part of the top online agencies in the world. Agoda.com has steadily increased their clientele by offering a “Best Price Guarantee” in their rooms, as well as having specialized “flash sales”. Hotel accommodation in Agoda range from luxury hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, to resorts.4. Tripadvisor.comWhile Tripadvisor.com is primarily a review site, they also offer the option of hotel booking. Currently, the site is Top 2 in the list of the top online travel agencies in the world, also according to Skift. What’s nice with it is that as you view various accommodation deals, you can also see price comparisons with another site offering the same hotel. Usually, the prices at tripadvisor.com are discounted, so you get the better deal. Also, the user generated reviews are very useful.5. Hotels.comYou can book for hotel accommodation in Hotels.com for over 325,000 hotels worldwide. Bed and Breakfasts, inns, and even some condos are also included in its inventory. They have a great deal for long-stay guests called the ‘Hotels.com Rewards’. Guests that stay for at least 10 nights get a discount on their next booking.6. BedandBreakfast.comFor those looking for the quaint charm of bed and breakfast accommodations, BedandBreakfast.com is a speciality site that’s been around for more than 20 years. The site offers Hot Deals, and has a special area for Diamond Collection Inns, which feature luxury bed and breakfast accommodation.7. Hostels.comTouting ‘great deals on hostels everywhere’, the site has 33,000 hostels in its inventory. And if you sign up for their SmartSavers membership, you virtually get no booking fees. Ideal for those on a budget, there’s so many choices in this site.
The Majestic Grande in Bangkok first opened their doors to guests back in 2006. It was touted as one of the best business class hotels right in the heart of Bangkok. But the rooms here are quite pricey. Read on to find out if the Majestic Grande is worth it.Quality:Upon entering the doors of the Majestic Grande one can see instantly that it is a 4 star hotel, mainly catering mainly to the business crowd. However you will find plenty of leisure travelers staying here as well. Since it’s close to a red light district it has become a popular guest friendly hotel, which means anyone staying at the Majestic can bring an unregistered guest back to their room without a paying a fee.There are 6 room types at the Majestic, 3 of them are suite style luxury accommodations. The Superior rooms are 28 sqm. in size and cost 3350 THB (at time of writing) including a free breakfast. It’s actually a decent sized room but because of the larger than usual King sized beds the room feels a bit cramped. Matter of fact everything in the room is quiet large like the 29″ flat screen televisions. Bathrooms are nice in size too. All in all the superior rooms are very comfortable with modern furniture and a nifty one touch room control system next to the bed.If you can afford to spend more then it’s worth it to book a deluxe or premier room types. And if money is no objective than it’s absolutely a must to spend your cash on any of the suites there.Value:Yes it’s pricey and there are many budget hotels near the Majestic Grande. However, if money is not a problem for you or you just want to indulge yourself for a few days than the Majestic is worth every penny. There is a small pool, and I mean small but it’s good enough for a soaking during an often hot Bangkok afternoon. There is also a tiny fitness center with modern equipment. If you get a room rate with free breakfast then you’re in luck because the selection is enough to keep you full late into the afternoon.Also since Majestic Grande is near the popular red light district of Nana they are a guest friendly hotel. So you won’t be charged a fee for taking an unregistered guest back to your room.Location:Majestic Grande is located in central Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 2. It’s a quiet lane but there is a small mall with international restaurants, fast food like McDonald’s and sandwich shops nearby. But probably the biggest reason why most would stay here is because it’s super close to Nana Entertainment Plaza, a small 3 floor building filled with go go bars. The BTS Sky Train is not far either, just a 10 minute walk on Sukhumvit road.Conclusion:The Majestic Grande is an excellent business hotel with the capability to serve all your business needs. Leisure travelers will also enjoy their quality and hospitality as well. Even though the Majestic is near a red light district, it’s still a good choice for families, since you don’t have to pass any sights of drunken men trying to pick up prostitutes.