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U Paasha Hotel, Seminyak Bali, Luxury Hotel Review

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If you asked me the best country I’ve been to, I would have said the Dominican Republic, but now, it’s Indonesia – Bali. With plenty to do and such tropical scenery, Bali is a must for your travel bucket list.

Choosing accommodation to stay in when visiting Bali can be a little tricky, however. Depending on what type of vacation you’re wanting and where you would like to stay, U Paasha Hotel in Seminyak, Bali is an ideal destination for luxury travellers and is perfect for couples or solo adventurers.

Hotel Name:U Paasha Hotel by U Hotels & Resorts
Star Rating: ****
Location: Jalan Laksmana, No. 77, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Rooms: 88 Suites (Size: 55 sqm), 10 Suites with a view and a Penthouse (Size: 110 sqm)
Top Tip: Relax by the pool with a Coconut Breeze cocktail, they’re amazing!

U Paasha Hotel, Seminyak Bali

My experience with U Paasha Hotel started as soon as I got off the plane. Airport transfer by the hotel was arranged prior to my landing resulting in a smooth and relaxful transfer directly to the hotel. U Paasha Hotel is located in Seminyak, just 14 minutes drive from the airport.

Lobby at U Paasha Seminyak Bali
Lobby at U Paasha Seminyak Bali

Upon arrival at the hotel, I was greeted by the receptionists of which sorted my room out very quickly. They were all very friendly and were happy to help if I had any questions. As I opened the door to my room I knew U Paasha Hotel was a great choice. All rooms are equipped with fast WIFI, tea and coffee-making facilities and very comfortable beds.

Rooftop Swimming Pool at U Paasha Seminyak Bali
Rooftop Swimming Pool at U Paasha Seminyak Bali

For my stay, I was on the 5th floor in room 519. With a spacious room a total size of 70 sqm, a walk-in shower and a king sized bed, I had everything I needed for a luxuriously comfortable and memorable stay.

Location:

Seminyak is Bali’s most stylish and top-notch beach resort area. It’s known for being the home to the most luxurious resorts on the island. With easy access to local attractions and plenty of dining and mini markets just a short walk outside the hotel, you can’t go wrong with this location.

Due to the hotel being situated in a stunning location, heading up to the rooftop swimming pool and bar will give you an incredible 360 view of the surroundings.

Suite with a view:

For my visit to Bali, I stayed in the Suite with a view at the hotel. This suite accommodates up to two people with a king size bed. After stepping into the room, I noticed it was very spacious and offered a lot. Walk-in shower, double sink, sofa, flatscreen TV, music docking station, balcony along with the general tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini-fridge.

King Sized Bed at U Paasha Hotel

Whilst there wasn’t a bath-tub, a very spacious walk-in shower definitely topped that. The only downside I encountered was the safe not being big enough to store a Mac.

Bathroom at U Paasha Hotel
Bathroom at U Paasha Hotel

Other than that, I’m very happy to report, the hotel came equipped with everything needed for a luxurious stay in Bali.

Dining at U Paasha Hotel

Whilst I did miss out on dinner at U Paasha Hotel, I did make the most of my breakfast. Every morning you’ll have the option to choose from a variety of mouth-watering foods from the breakfast buffet. With plenty on offer, you’ll definitely find something that will be very tasty. All rooms include free breakfast and is available from 6:30 am – 11 am.

Throughout the day, you’ll be able to visit the rooftop bar and purchase drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. At the time of writing this blog post, I’m currently sat outside on the rooftop bar with a stunning view and a bottle of Bintang!

Outside seating at the rooftop bar, U Paasha Seminyak Bali
Outside seating at the rooftop bar, U Paasha Seminyak Bali

All facilities and services:

  • Free WIFI
  • 24/7 Reception
  • 24-hour room usage policy (whatever time you check-in you can check-out at the same time on your date of departure.)
  • Laundry
  • 24 hour Gym
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Rooftop Bar

Pros:

  • Quick and easy check-in
  • Spacious room
  • Very comfy king-sized bed
  • Great view with balcony
  • Tea and Coffe amenities
  • Flat screen TV
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Two sinks, beautifully designed bathroom interior
  • Very fast WIFI throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour room usage policy
  • Airport transfers
  • Very kind staff
  • Great selection of food and drinks available

Cons:

  • Safe isn’t big enough to fit a MacBook Pro
  • No bathtub
  • No free shuttle service

The wrap up:

If you’re looking for a luxurious stay in Seminyak, Bali exploring the local attractions then U Paasha Hotel is the perfect hotel. With affordable accommodation, high quality, luxury and comfort, you will be able to enjoy Bali and create many memorable experiences. The staff at the hotel are extremely friendly and will do whatever they can to make your stay the best it can be.

Disclosure: My stay was hosted by U Hotels and Resorts, but all views are my own and reflect my stay accurately.

Duration: 1 night, Sunday 18th - Monday 19th March 2018
Hotels

Vienna House Andel’s Cracow, Luxury Hotel Review

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Exterior 2

Hotel Name: Vienna House Andel’s Cracow
Star Rating: ****
Location: Pawia 3, 31-154 Kraków
Rooms: 159 rooms and suites
Top Tip: Try out the Italian Chardonnay at Oscar’s bar. If you’re into your pasta, give the Tagliatelle chicken and spinach a go – that was delicious. After a long day of sight-seeing, I recommend getting a massage at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow.

 

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Exterior
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Exterior

If you’re looking to explore Poland, Krakow is a great choice. There’s plenty of history to be learned, lots of attractions to visit and sight-seeing to be done. Vienna House Andel’s Cracow is the perfect option if you would rather a luxurious stay for several nights with everything within walking distance.

Each and every room at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow feature state-of-the-art amenities. The hotel consists of 159 rooms and suites – standard, superior, executive and suites.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Lobby
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Lobby

Andel’s Cracow by Vienna House offers its guests various options. these include restaurant and bar with terrace, spa and fitness facilities, 24/7 reception and room service, free high-speed WIFI, underground parking spaces.

Location:

Krakow is a popular tourist location with lots to offer. Vienna House Andel’s Cracow is situated in the heart of Krakow with everything within an extremely short walking distance. Honestly, there’s no need for public transport. I’ve not used any throughout my duration of my Poland trip.

Krakow, Poland
Krakow, Poland

Upon arrival of my stay at Vienna House, I was immediately impressed with the location and surroundings. Andel’s Cracow has a tram station less than a minute’s walk, a massive shopping mall right outside, and access to smaller shops from the underground passageway.

Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland
Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland

Vienna House Andel’s Cracow is centrally located in Old Town giving you plenty of sight-seeing and photo opportunities within minutes of exploring. After checking in, I would highly recommend exploring the local areas and taking in the sights both during daylight and at night with everything lit-up.

The Superior Room

Once I arrived at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow, I was given the Superior room – a luxurious room equipped with a double bed, a very fancy bathroom with both a shower and bathtub (with a beautiful neon lighting option – perfect for that relaxing bath after a long day of sight-seeing), LCD TV with DVD and CD player, super-fast free WIFI, a big safe, minibar with luxury coffee and tea making facilities, daily digital newspaper, DVD library and the option to have free breakfast delivered to my room – what else do I need? This is perfect.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Superior Room Bed View
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Superior Room Bed View

After stepping out the lift, I was faced with various room doors, all of which were designed very well. Once I opened the door to my room, I was amazed to see such a beautiful room layout with lots to offer and presented very well. I’m not even sure where to begin.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Superior Room Bed
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Superior Room Bed

Hopefully, the pictures above will get my point across, but let’s just say, I was extremely pleased with everything the room had to offer.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Superior Room with WindowVienna House Andel's Cracow Superior Room Bathroom

Also, I would like to thank Lukas for the amazing welcoming gift.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Superior Gift
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Superior Gift

Dining at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow:

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Restaurant
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Restaurant

For my first night stay at Andel’s Cracow, I was excited to try out their dishes. I went for taglitelle chicken and spinach dish. It was delicious. For the cost of £6 it was superb. The presentation was great too.  Yet another glass of Italian Chardonnay was accompanied beside this dish. The wine of which I’ve just taken a sip of as of writing this sentence.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Dining
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Dining

Amenities & Entertainment:

Vienna House Andel’s Cracow has a spa and fitness studio available to every guest at the hotel. They also have a sauna and massages available – I booked in for a massage on Sunday night. Considering I booked quite late at 6pm, they still organised a massage for me later that night at 7:45pm. The massage was great and really made me feel relaxed afterward.

I couldn’t help but get into that bathtub with the neon lights straight after dinner and a few more glasses of the Italian Chardonnay – which I highly recommend. This completed my night.

Vienna House Andel's Cracow Reception
Vienna House Andel’s Cracow Reception

All facilities and services:

  • Free High-Speed WIFI
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Underground Parking
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Fitness Centre
  • Massages
  • Daily Digital Newspaper
  • Free Breakfast Delivered to Room
  • Free Welcome Drink
  • Early check-in or late check-out on request – this was perfect for me, I was able to check-out at 6pm for my flight, yes that’s 6pm!

Pros:

  • Very quick check-in and check-out
  • Location is perfect – the majority of attractions are within short walking distance
  • The WIFI is incredibly fast and accessible throughout the hotel
  • Both the bedroom and bathroom were very luxurious
  • Great amount of detail and design has been put into each room
  • Vienna House Andel’s Cracow staff are very helpful and polite with a positive attitude
  • The bedding was extremely comfortable
  • Luxury tea and coffee making facilities
  • Great choice of meals on the dinner menu
  • Variety of drinks available at Oscar’s bar
  • Free welcome drink
  • The massages are brilliant, especially after a long day of sight-seeing
  • Suprise gift if you choose not to have your room cleaned the next day

Cons:

  • No swimming pool at the hotel
  • TV has limited channels
  • No Instagram account for Vienna House Andel’s Cracow – this is a lost opportunity to connect with guests staying at this hotel, whilst also increasing brand awareness.

The wrap up:

If you are looking to explore Krakow a little more luxuriously, then staying at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow is the perfect option. With each and every room having a luxury design and options available to all guests, with polite and positive staff team members ready to help at your request, there’s no reason not to book a city getaway break at Andel’s Cracow. The ideal location for solo travellers, corporate and family vacations.

Disclosure: My stay was hosted by Vienna House Andel’s Cracow, but all views are my own and reflect my stay accurately.

Duration: 2 nights, Sunday 12th - Tuesday 14th November 2017