What you want in a hotel

Lately I’ve been asking people about what they want in a hotel. The response is surprising. It’s not better technology, bigger rooms or fancier service. People want basic stuff, done well. Here’s the top 10: 1. Real milk. Australian travellers seem to hate UHT and coffee creamer. 2. Real coffee, not instant. Please give us real coffee, preferably not in […]

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: Observatory Hotel, Sydney


As a non-driver who spends her life traipsing around the city on foot, I often find myself mesmerised by buildings and wondering what it would be like to live/stay/play there if only I had enough time/money/friends with a key to said dwelling. One such building is The Observatory Hotel in The Rocks, whose classic facade […]