Farewell Miles – A Mileage Burning Party with All Nippon Airlines, Thai Airways and Asiana Airlines in Business Class (with a BMI Leg)
Featuring the ANA International 787-8.
- Oh BMI *shakes head* (The Introduction)
- The Off, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham Airport to Frankfurt with BMI for Lufthansa
- Hotel Savigny, Around Frankfurt
- Frankfurt Airport and Meeting the 787
- Frankfurt-Tokyo Haneda with ANA’s International 787
- The Strings by Intercontinental, Tokyo
- One Time Exception: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
- Tokyo Haneda International – Hong Kong International with ANA’s 777-300
- Crown Plaza Causeway Bay (Happy Valley)
- One Time Exception: An Emergency Camera Clean…
- Hong Kong to Seoul with Thai Airways International
- Ramada Seoul Dongdamun – THIS SECTION
- One Time Exception: Jongmyo Shrine
- Seoul Incheon to London Heathrow with Asiana Airlines
- Wrapping up
From MGallery to Intercontinental to Crown Plaza to a Ramada. For a Seoul “Value” option – how good can it be… or not?
Hotel: Ramada Seoul Dongdamun
Booked via Hotels.com – £132.10 with £15.85 cashback (via Quidco).
Don’t look at me in that tone of voice. Some of us are trying to cut the costs on this trip.
After stumbling to the hotel (with the ever heavy rucksack and bags), I checked in. The rate also gave me breakfast – which was nice. What was not nice was the threat of if I lost my hotel keys, I’d be charged W10,000 each.
OUCH! Needless to say I held onto the keys like clawed hawk talons.
Heading up to the 4th floor there was a bed in the hallways on it’s end. Not the greatest of impressions. Once through the door of the room, I was quietly impressed.
The suite was… just that. Whilst the “bedroom” was as pokey as hell, the bathroom was of a reasonable size (with another toilet with too many buttons). The floor whilst wooden was under-heated and the bed was comfortable. And to be honest, a warm bed is sometimes that is all that is required.
After a frustrating evening of hogging other peoples Internet connections as the local connection was wired only (without a Cat5 cable), I bedded down for the night.
The price of the room also included breakfast. Whist not as extensive as the Crown Plaza in Hong Kong, the Ramada had a reasonable selection for the included price.
Overall: Like the other rooms in this trip, it had a purpose. The fact it was an odd layout, with kitchenette, and a bed in the hallway is besides a point. The room did the job as needed. The fact the rate had breakfast included was an additional surprise. The only shocker was the W10,000 fee in case you lost your keycard… and the lack of reasonable Hotel WiFi.
Next up is a One-Time Exception of something I missed last time in Seoul. Tune in too see a shrine next time…