The Waterhouse at South Bund

Shanghai, China
Adress: Maojiayuan Road 1-3, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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95$ pp

This design boutique hotel is located in a converted army barrack from the 1930s. The Waterhouse at South Bund lies adjacent to the Huangpu River which can be viewed from some of the rooms. The property has preserved its original rustic look of exposed brick walls, steel beams and stone floors, featuring a fusion of old and new Shanghai.

The Waterhouse offers 19 unique guest rooms, some with private terraces and some with spectacular views of the river and city skyline. The rooms offer all necessary amenities including luxury toiletries and an illy espresso machine as an added bonus.

The Waterhouse is located in the vicinity of the 2010 World Expo and adjacent to Shanghai’s hotspot the Cool Docks. Landmarks and popular tourist destinations are easily accessible.

Hungry? Table No. 1, one of Shanghai’s best restaurants, is located on the ground floor of the hotel. There are also two bars with one of them being located on the roof top and offering amazing views over the city. 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The cool blending of old and new Shanghai

Blu Monkey Phuket

Phuket City, Thailand
Adress: 113/3 Soi Hongyok Utit Road, Talad Yai, Muang, 8300 Phuket City
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25$ pp

Blu Monkey is a trendy place located in the heart of an area called “Samkong” near Bangkok Hospital in Phuket City.

This funky accommodation establishment offers 35 trendy rooms. The rooms are tastefully furnished with neutral tone decor and funky graphic murals. All rooms are fitted with hardwood floor and air-condition and feature a flat-screen cable TV, a desk and a refrigerator. A private bathroom comes with free toiletries and shower facilities. In these rooms you will sleep tight and wake bright. 

The Blu Monkey contains all the amenities and services a traveller will need. There is free wifi and the friendly staff is happy to give you insider tips. A self-service counter will not leave you hungry and there are also free bananas.

Tasty local restaurants are located within a few minutes walk from the hotel and Phuket’s pink bus stops also in the vicinity.   

What makes this hotel simply cool? The funny design incorporating the blue monkey

Lub d Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand
Adress: 925/9 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
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15$ pp
Lub d is a trendy hostel in a great location that every Flashpacker will love. It is a fun, clean, well designed and friendly place to stay. There are five different room options available, from light and airy deluxe dorms to super comfy deluxe en-suite rooms. All standard backpackers facilities are available at Lub d from free internet to laundry facilites. Plus there are free hair dryers and also free shampoo and shower gel in the communal bathrooms for some luxury. At Lub d Siam Square you are close to everything. The area is known as one of the best shopping location in Bangkok. The famous MBK shopping mall is just located opposite the hostel and the nearby skytrain station gives you easy access to all the tourist sights in Bangkok. If you have not had enough of the high quality, extraordinary design and ultimate friendliness at a good price, head to the other Lub d in Bangkok which is located in Silom.

What makes this hotel simply cool? The trendy location and simple room decor.

Hangout @ Mt. Emily

Singapore, Singapore
Adress: 10 A Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228119
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33$ pp
The Hangout @ Mt. Emily was specifically created for the savvy budget traveller in mind and promises every guest a fun and affordable stay. Because it is not a full-service hotel, it is able to offer a safe, cosy environment with clean, fully air-conditioned rooms and en-suite bathrooms at rates that will not blow your budget. @ Mt. Emily you will not find a tv, a call out facility or a mini bar in your room and there is also no room service. Instead you can make new friends in the hangout area where these services are offered plus free internet and laundry facilities. There are rooms from one to five beds available and even shared rooms are on offer. Hangout Hotel is definitely a great place to hangout and chill out during your stay in Singapore. The hotel is close enough to immerse in the vibes and happenings around the main shopping precinct of the fabulous city, yet remote from all that hustle and bustle. The icing on the cake is the bubbly and friendly staff who will make you feel right at home in Singapore and get you all necessary travel information.

What makes this hotel simply cool? We love their no frills, just fun concept.