Sunday, March 23, 2014
The name Oyster card was mentioned in Visit London as best ticket for London trip. So I took a look into it and decided that we needed one.
We arrived at Heathrow Airport in the afternoon. Follow the direction to the Tube. By the end of the tunnel and just before entering the underground station we found the ticket machine. We tried to put it on a credit card but it was rejected. And it only worked when our friend used her debit card. We weren't sure whether the card was rejected because it didn't have chip on it or simply because it was a credit card.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
|Room key. This hotel is part of the NH Hotels which was based in Madrid, Spain|
The taxi cost from Veldhoven would roughly be around EUR15. From the Eindhoven airport maybe around EUR 26. We took it from a strip mall just off the street that lead to the hotel and it cost us EUR 13. The taxi from the airport only allowed 4 people in a taxi. While from other part of cities seemed to be fine with 4 adults and 1 kid.
We arrived at night so I only got to see the lobby area which was pretty nice. And when the receptionist had to explain to us how to get to our room and later on we found that we were lost. I realized that this hotel is huge. Next to the lobby was an Italian restaurant and a bar. Also a dining area for breakfast which was big.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|A picture like this outside the restaurant lured me in.|
I ordered a wagamama ramen and hubby ordered one from the chilli dishes called firecracker chicken. For drinks we chose the free green tea.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
|Hot A Doodle Doo - chicken breast marinated in spicy sauce|
The young one in our group got his mini crayons and sketch paper. The rest of us got our menus. My eyes fell on their special limited time item Hot A Doodle Doo. Husband ordered a chicken burger. He ordered root beer with his food. I chose ginger beer. Regular soda seemed a bit boring. But guess what, a few minutes after I was told that they were out of it. Oh well, I opted for something warm. Hot chocolate. Seemed appropriate for the weather.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
|Bedroom on second floor|
I was a bit worry to pick this property because there was no prior reviews. Those reviews did help when pictures don't say a thousand words anymore. But since time was limited we decided to jump on it.
There was nobody to meet us at the property when we arrived. Based on the instruction provided through email, the keys would be left in the lock box outside. The email also provided password to the wifi and places of interest around the area.