Posts Tagged ‘hotel’

I wish I’d stayed in the Jumbo Hostel! Stockholm, 050814

August 9, 2014

As I took the bus to the Ibis Hotel (near the Arlanda airport) from Stockholm Central, I saw what I thought was a parked and exhibited Jumbo (Boeing 747).


But PC tells me otherwise. It’s a hostel!


are the details of the hostel; there are, apparently, and I am very impressed.
Facilities of STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm
Terrace, Sun Deck
Ski Storage
Media & Technology
Cable channels, Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Snack Bar
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Packed Lunches, Airport Shuttle, Airport Shuttle (free), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Private Check-in/Check-out, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
Languages spoken
Swedish, English

Wow…for the price I paid for the Ibis Hotel, this would have been a marvellous and unique experience…wish I’d known about it in advance!

The Morris Minor, Woodlands Hotel, and a wedding, 190314

March 20, 2014

As we entered the Woodlands Hotel just off Richmond Circle, to attend a wedding, our attention was riveted by this little gem, parked in the campus:




is a beautiful little car!





As if to keep perfect company with the car, these old buildings of the Woodlands Hotel looked so lovely:



We attended the wedding, too…the youngest daughter of one of the old families of Bangalore and Nanjangud:


All in all, it was a day when history and heritage seemed to thrive in modernity!


February 6, 2009

Attended a demonstration of projects in contemporary puppetry account is at

(I think it’s a good idea to put all the Bangalore stuff into my Citizen Matters blog…)

At the entrance was this…er…entrancing arrangement:

I stayed for a few minutes, just savouring the beauty of that! I wonder which faceless hotel employee created that?

There is so much art and beauty around us…and we sometimes don’t have the time to appreciate it!

and on a separte note…how did “entrance” get two such widely divergent meanings?

The Beauty of Wildgrass Resort, Kaziranga

January 9, 2009

We were initially hesitating about where to stay in Kaziranga, as everyone told us that Wildgrass Resort was expensive; but since several people, including yathin also told us that it’s the best, we decided to book it. And we were very happy we did!

It turned out that Manju Barua, who owns and runs Wildgrass, went to the same college as KM did in Shillong…St Edmund’s! Here we are, on the last day, as we prepare to leave for Nameri…

various parts of Wildgrass Resort and why I think it is an unsual place


May 25, 2008

I am really impressed by the way garbage is handled in Kodaikanal. Though the Kodai festival is one, and there is a huge influx of both day trippers as well as staying tourists, the lakeside area remains pretty clean, and I find a lot of pourakramiks/pourakramikas hard at work early in the morning, cleaning up the area. The lake, too, is remarkably plastic- and trash-free. Where there is a will, there is, indeed, a way.

No time, or indeed, the inclination, to go and sit in an internet parlour, especially because it means lugging my laptop there and then coming back to my hotel room, if I want to post pictures (I am using a Reliance card and it cannot be used to post pics.) I just love to walk around the lake or take a cycle (the basket holds the 20D, and the S3 too)….yes, it’s crowded, but it’s also very interesting!

I must come back home and post the pic of “Caramel Custurd” (sic) that was served in our hotel….I know that skthewimp feels we are being elitist about finding humour in such misspellings, but I don’t really agree with him, because I find these things humourous without necessarily feeling in any way superior to the people who put up the notices….and in this case, it’s a five-star hotel which, I think, should certainly get “custard” spelt properly, especially given the humour value of the last four letters as they have spelt them!

An “outstanding” institution of South Bangalore

April 11, 2007

Would you like to see and read about the Brahmins’ Coffee Bar? Please read my Metroblog post at

I couldn’t have any lunch today, thanks to the great food at this place!