Friday, 31 January 2014

Most Memorable Night's Sleep Travel Link Up

I'm starting to get into these linkups, so at the initiative of Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi and Kelly from 80 Pairs of Shoes, I'm joining in again this month to write about my most memorable night's sleep I've ever had.

The most comfy sleeps I've ever had were in Scandinavian hotel beds. I'm surprised Scandinavians even manage to get out of bed every morning as beds in Norway, Sweden and Denmark make you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud. Fluffy pillows, fluffy duvets and even fluffy mattresses. Soporific heaven.

Photos of Hotel Skt. Petri, Copenhagen
                        This photo of Hotel Skt. Petri is courtesy of TripAdvisor

On the other hand the most uncomfortable sleeps I had was on my trip to Fiji. Okay, we didn't exactly splash out, but paradise was a little less exotic when the sun went down and we had to turn in to sleep on a mattress that was as hard as a plank.

Photos of Coralview Island Resort, Tavewa Island

                        This photo of Coralview Island Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The most quirky place I ever stayed at was the Wildebeest tent Camp in the city of Nairobi. Memories of camping in the south of France with hordes of Dutch and German people, were soon forgotten when we entered our luxury tent complete with double beds, and our own en-suite bathroom. This was camping the Karen Blixen way. Minus Robert Redford, unfortunately.

Photos of Wildebeest Eco Camp, Nairobi

                        This photo of Wildebeest Eco Camp is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Of course things are better when they are free, and being a travel industry professional sometimes comes with perks. On a famil to the Cook Islands we were lucky to test some top notch hotels out for the sake of higher sales figures. I stayed in my very own water front villa at the Pacific Island Resort and woke up to the sound of the waves breaking on the sand. That was the best wake up call ever.

Photos of Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Aitutaki

                        This photo of Pacific Resort Aitutaki is courtesy of TripAdvisor


  1. Great mix of accommodation! I love huge hotel beds - those Scandinavian ones look so comfortable. The luxury tent looks fabulous and I could definitely see myself lounging in the last photo :)

  2. I love Scandinavian beds. And I just found out I will be staying in one again real soon! Can't wait.