We chose to stay at the Cambria Hotel Chelsea based on price and location. We were not disappointed and can highly recommend a stay at the Cambria.
The Cambria is a new hotel (built in 2015) and is fresh, clean and modern. Our room was a Deluxe King Guestroom – 1302 on the 13th floor, at the back of the building away from the street, so nice and quiet.
There are many hotels in the immediate vicinity of JFK Airport. We chose Holiday Inn Express based on ratings and value for money.
We had a one-night stay – on the evening of our arrival after a flight from Sydney to New York (via Los Angeles). On arrival at JFK Airport we took the free Air Train to Federation Circle Station where we took a shuttle bus to the hotel.
After a friendly and easy check in at Reception, we proceeded to Room #315 on the third floor, just opposite the elevator. The room was very clean with very comfortable king size bed (we found the pillows to be quite luxurious).
We took a month to do this amazing trip. There was a party of eight people in four vehicles (Toyota Safari Landcruisers 4WD rented from Britz).
Itinerary: Cairns to Darwin, Darwin to Kakadu, Kadaku to Katherine, Katherine to Bungle Bungles, Bungle Bungles to Gibb River Road to Broome.
Fly Qantas from Sydney to Cairns and collect a Britz 4WD with rooftop tent – a very well equipped vehicle. We drive to Port Douglas via Palm Cove.
We treated ourselves, after nearly four weeks of camping, to three nights at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – and loved it!
At Reception we were offered a glass of sparkling wine and booked into Room 367 on the first floor (there is just ground floor and first floor) of the Dragon Flower Wing.
The room was lovely – spacious, nicely furnished with a luxurious feel.
We arrive early evening at Whalesong Cafe and receive a warm welcome from Jacinta, who with her partner, own the Whalesong Cafe and campground.
There are just five camping spots here and we share the very large #5 campsite with our friends who arrived half an hour before us.
We light a campfire, enjoy a delicious dinner and go to bed to the sound of the waves. It isn’t until next morning we realise what a beautiful spot we have ended up in – our campsite is right above the beach with lovely views of Pender Bay and the sunrise is gorgeous.