This is a hotel that is moments away from the airport. It ticks all of the items in my basics checklist and also has a full size gym and excellent restaurant.
The room decor is a cut above most airport hotels globally, as is the service.
Unless you have a layover of over 20 hours I can't imagine why you'd consider anywhere else in Joburg.
It's safe to say that this stay absolutely blew away all of my expectations. Amilla is a resort that delivered not just on the things that I thought I wanted it fulfilled knew needs that I didn't even know I had.
The food was comfortably amongst the best we've ever encountered in the Maldives. The bed was also the biggest and the snorkelling the best I've ever encountered.
The variety of accommodation options is fantastic and the combination of beach, treetop, bubble and overwater could keep you entertained for weeks.
After a couple of months of reading the Trip Reports forum on FlyerTalk.com, I slowly became aware that an itinerary involving multiple flights in international First Class, was no longer a lottery winning dream. This could actually be done. Not only that but with judicious routing and planning it could be done cheaply and awesomely, maximising all the little extras that make each airline unique.
The gate agents were very surprised at my TG stock boarding pass. They told me that they would print me a “proper one” on Asiana paper. They were also very pleased to inform me that I would be “sitting in a very big seat that becomes a bed”. My first […]
I had been looking forward to this stay for a while.
The pictures of the pool, with huge floor to ceiling windows, opening onto a snowy garden, looked fantastic.
All reports and reviews that I had read indicated that this would be a cut above the usual airport hotel experience.
As soon as I entered the plane I knew this was going to me awesome. An FA immediately took my jacket and carry on and placed them in the cupboard for me.
"Mr Marcos, can I get you a drink before we depart"?
"Yes please, I'd love a glass of champagne. Which champagne are you serving today"?
(eyes and smile immediately lighting up)"Winston Churchill?"