Review of Raffles Hotel, Singapore


Oasis of old world elegance with top-notch service

The RafflesSingapore was the choice of our small group – consisting of two families, both with an adult son each – when visiting this stunning city for the first time. As lovers of colonial-style luxury hotels we had been very much looking forward to this stay and our expectations were fully met! Not only is this hotel a unique colonial property, but it is also impresses with a great old world charm and fantastic service.


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Review of Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich

Location (photo credit by Dolder Grand)

Splendid hotel with great restaurant in idyllic setting

My husband and I chose the Dolder Grand to celebrate a special anniversary although living merely about one hour drive away. But as we had reserved a table at their signature restaurant for the occasion, we wanted to enjoy the evening without rushing home in the middle of the night. When looking for a luxury hotel in Zurich, which is situated a bit


Personal experience report of one of the best hotels in the (Austrian) Alps

One day in the life of a hotel guest at Hotel Zuerserhof in Zuers-Lech/Austria

It is my tenth (!) stay at the splendid Hotel Zuerserhof in the Austrian Alps. Not only is it ideally located for skiing, but above all it also offers everything and more for the wellbeing of its guests. Every detail that might add to my satisfaction has been thought of.

I am here for skiing as most other guests. As of this year, the already impressive skiing area of Lech-Zuers-Warth has been enlarged. With the addition of St. Anton it is now the largest of the country and one of the larges five ones in the world.


Review of Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong


Unbeatable location, top facilities, flawless service

For our first visit to the absolutely stunning city of Hong Kong my husband and I chose the Four Seasons Hotel, a favorite hotel chain of us. We stayed ten days there and loved every moment spent at this wonderful place. We opted for a room that comes with access to the executive club, which is highly recommended. Service was spotless as we are accustomed to it when being in a Four Seasons Hotel.


Restaurant reviews region of Olten/Switzerland

13 restaurants reviewed so far

As mentioned here earlier on, I am in the process of reviewing restaurants in the region of Olten. Up to now, 13 reviews have been published on this blog. More will follow later on. There are still a lot of eateries in the region of Olten worthwhile going to. 

As to the 13 ones already reviewed, most of them are favorites of mine, but there are also some places amongst them that were new to me. Can you guess what restaurants are pictured here?


Review of Restaurant Zollhaus, Olten/Switzerland


Wow, what a gem!

After being closed for almost five years the long-established restaurant Zollhaus reopened in September 2016. A young couple – both experienced in the field of gastronomy – had bought the building and had renovated it gently. Although having worked at top restaurants, the new hosts do not want to convert Zollhaus in a high-end eatery, but offer traditional Swiss and European food. At the same time, also fancier


Review of Golfrestaurant Aarau-West, Oberentfelden near Aarau/Switzerland


Good enough food at reasonable prices in contemporary setting

I had twice the chance to eat at Golfrestaurant Aarau-West over the last six months, once in summer on the terrace, the other time in late fall at the restaurant. Classic Swiss cuisine, sometimes with a slightly modern touch, is served there. Golfrestaurant Aarau-West has been open to the public for


Review of Restaurant Bodega El Pato, Olten/Switzerland


Spanish food in a rustic ambiance

Bodega in the old town of Olten has tapas and a small choice of other Spanish food on offer. Although this eatery is not new in town, my husband and I had not managed to eat there until this year. A befriended couple had been raving about it for years and so the four of us decided to go there on a warm summer evening.