In reviewing the Conrad Tokyo, I said that Hilton Gold is the best status abroad for the effort required to maintain it. The Hilton Colombo Residences is another reason why this is true. For 16,000 points and $82/night I had the three bedroom Japanese Penthouse with an unbeatable sea view.
After getting through the bumpy trails that wind through this village, the DoubleTree reveals itself. It is situated right on the beach with many restaurants and bars within walking distance.
Don't you hate when a hotel is too many points to validate booking and not cheap enough to validate paying? The DoubleTree Darwin was 19k points a night or $88.
The Hilton Habtoor is not located in downtown. It is in the old business district where the pretty buildings are not.
The pictures tell a different story than the experience. If I had to describe the staff in one word, it would be indifferent