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As told by Audrey: 5 coolest places I’d stay at

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that if I were to do a solo holiday, I’d go to Tokyo in a jiffy, it being a city I’m very familiar with and therefore comfortable enough to travel on my own.

So I searched for Tokyo on Hotels.com.  And wow the types of filters they have are mind blowing! 

Instead of just sorting places by stars or pricing, the website also sorts out hotels by distance and landmarks, which I found pretty interesting. If you’re going to a new place, you might not know where everything is in geographical terms, so choosing a place according to landmark is genius.

Makes it easier for me – seeing as I’m running around with my kids and the app/website helps me find hotels easily.

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Here are some of their filters:

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Damn detailed can. Predictably impressed with ‘childcare’ and ‘cribs’ hahaha.

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The accommodation type filter is also very detailed! Cottages? Ryokan? Yes, please.

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Wah got romantic some more. *puts on sunglasses*

But not golf thanks… Ladies who don’t golf, I’m sure you can relate 😉

And then I fell in love.

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Tokyo has this kind of hotel?! I want to redecorate my room to look like this please hahaha.

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The gorgeous, gorgeous lobby.

I got really into it and decided to check out other more obscure places. Hotels.com has literally thousands of hotels listed so I thought ok I’ll challenge it hahaha. Fatty might be going with his forum mates to Bhutan next year (how cool is that?) so I searched it up.

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OH MY GOD.

I would kill to stay in a place like this!!!

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Rooms are nice too.  It’s described as a luxury hotel and the going price is RM2,000+. On the high side, to be honest, but I figure Bhutan probably doesn’t have a lot of supply in the way of luxury accommodation and it would probably be worth it!

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This hotel looks cool too.  But when I saw the price tag, I nearly fainted. RM15,000 for a night! Are we buying up the whole hotel or what!? Hahahaha. We do have two kids… so let’s keep looking.

Since I was on it, I got a bit of wishful thinking and started searching for nice, kid friendly hotels for our next family vacation (don’t know when, but I shall plan it!).

Decided to go for the happiest place on earth hehehe.  Searched for Anaheim, California.

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Wow. The attention to detail is wow la…. I like that we put in the kids’ age for Hotels.com to filter accordingly 🙂

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This is the Anaheim Hilton, close enough to Disneyland.  It’s only going for RM400+ a room I seriously feel like booking it ASAP.  

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Nice hotel some more for that price!

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And this is the kids water play area. *hearts in eyes*

Browsing Hotels.com, I’m so tempted to turn this solo trip idea into an actual plan. Japan is after all one of my favorite places – if not the favorite and it would be awesome planning a trip by myself to just do what I want to do, and capture the person I am besides being a mom.  

After all, planning really is half the fun of travel! Maybe next year? 🙂

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