Monday, October 2, 2017

Hotel Edouard 7 Review

In collaboration with Hotel Edouard 7. 

(The former residence of Prince of Wales)

Paris, a city that holds a special place in my heart. Being able to visit Paris once more is already a luxury, what more the opportunity to stay at the luxurious Hotel Edouard 7. The hotel is ideally located at the heart of Paris, few metres away from the Opera Garnier opera house, the view of which can be enjoyed from the balconies of all the rooms on the famous Avenue de l'Opera side. I love how the location of the hotel makes everywhere so easily accessible; simply stroll down the Avenue de l'Opera and you are only 5 minutes way from the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries or the garden of the Palais Royal (all of which that you should at least visit once!) This trip to Paris was all about unwinding and having a breather, indulging in our room that features a combination of French elegance and 19th century elements with ultra contemporary furniture. 

Nothing beats waking up to the view of Parisian buildings that I can't get enough of + the joy of having breakfast in bed in your pjs. 
View from our balcony.

Our absolutely comfy bed that I was so reluctant to wake up from.
Just take a moment to appreciate the aesthetic bathroom that is covered with purely marble. 
The entrance of Hotel Edouard. 

Not to mention, the service that was provided by the staffs was top notch that it definitely left a smile on my face. Simply from the smallest gestures - the warmest greeting as we arrived the hotel to offering us a hand with our luggages and even the walk through in our room. Needless to say, I'll definitely be back one day!
It's been a pleasant stay, Hotel Edouard 7! Heartiest thank you for having me x

For more information:
Address: 39 avenue de l’Opéra 75002 Paris Opéra
Tel: +33 (0)142615690

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The mountain at the heart of Innsbruck, Austria

Nordekette; Jewel of the Alps

Stroll through the city of Innsbruck, look up, and there you are, surrounded by the peaks of Nordekette mountains; truly the kind of view I'd long to wake up to every morning. It was only till the very last minute that we decided to have Innsbruck added to our itinerary and this place definitely did not disappoint despite spending minimal time there. We booked a car through Blablacar, a ride sharing service catered for long journey and headed to Innsbruck from Salzburg for a day trip (it was priced at a decent rate so if you're ever looking for a long distance ride, this service serve as a trusted option!

The mountain at the heart of Innsbruck can be reached in just few minutes from the city centre of Innsbruck that provides you with a 360degree view of the alps that left me breathless. We took the furnicular up to Hungerburg, Seegrube and lastly Hafeleker, which lies at an impressive 7,401 ft that  offers a spectacular vista that left me a lasting impression. It was truly a magical moment when I got to witness one of the best sunset up at the peak of Nordekette before we took the last ride down back to the city centre. I'd say it was worth the suffer in the cold just to capture the very last moment of the sunset and watching the sky gradually transitioning from pastel tone to pitch darkness. See it for yourself from the visuals down below!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Le Cinq Codet Paris - 7th Arrondissement Hotel Review

Made it to Paris, once more just before I fly back for good; indeed the best decision ever. 

This time around, I had the luxury to experience a night of staycation at Le Cinq Codet, a 5 star contemporary hotel located at the left bank of Paris. This hotel is situated centrally at the 7th Arrondissement, right next to Les Invalides and Musee Rodin, which is also walking distance from the Eiffel Tower. If you're in search of a hotel located in an arrondissement which makes exploring the city easier, then this hotel definitely fits the bill! 

As I was walking towards my room, I can't help but be enticed by the luxury suites that are all located on the top floor. The Eiffel, Rodin and Louis Codet Suites have breathtaking views from their respective private terraces that rub shoulders with the Invalides dome or the Eiffel Tower. I was granted the opportunity to stay at the Louis Codet Suite, which comes with Les Invalides' view from our terrace and of course not forgetting our very own jacuzzi in the room. 

Upon entering our Superior Suite, we were briefed thoroughly on the functionals of the room and of course a part of me just can't stop squealing inside during then (I almost couldn't contain my happiness.. oops)! To start with, it's entire room is delicately designed in a contemporary and understated style by designer, Jean Philippe Nuel who emphasises on warm tones as can be seen in the visuals later below. 

Being in a room as luxurious as this, everything should be easy, including opening and closing the curtains. I literally only had to lift a finger to switch a button and the curtains would automatically open or close. So functional, I just love it! 

I wish my pictures did more justice towards the ample amount of space of our Superior Suite. 
Scroll on for more visuals + aesthetics of our room: 

One call away, and you get to have your breakfast in bed. What's not to love about that?  
The oh-so-spacious bathroom that I miss so much! There are a total of 2 bathrooms in this suite and the one featured above is the main one which comes with a bathtub & shower. Getting refreshed being my favourite time of the day after a long sweaty day out, this bathroom definitely puts a great end to your day. The bath too good to resist; the extremely on point audio system embedded into the entire bathroom which gives an overall unforgettable bath experience while having your favourite jam on replay. You'll get what I mean once you experience it yourself! 

Our very own private terrace, where the jacuzzi is located. 
The bar patio of Le Cinq Codet. 

It is open to public as well as guests. Simply journey from the lobby and you will find a blend of industrial and artistic contemporary decor providing comfort and modern views while you dine.

It opened its doors after a modern restoration of the former France Telecom Building. It now has 67 rooms in total, with 29 different styles, dimensions and prices. 

For more information, you can check out:
Website - Le Cinq Codet

Address - 5 Rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris

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