Category: Hotels

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa's Garden Route

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa’s Garden Route

Fancourt, one of South Africa’s top resorts, idyllically situated on the famous “Garden Route”, is the perfect setting for a heavenly honeymoon, especially when combined with a few days in Cape Town. It is just a short flight or a scenic drive from the Mother city to the historic town of George – and Fancourt […]

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city of contradictions, energy, chaos and charm, and there’s no better place to take it all in than from one of the serene rooftops overlooking the landscape. From the relaxing poolside of luxury hotels, to the convivial atmosphere of an open-air restaurant, the calm and tranquility of a rooftop view gives you […]

Luxury up South America’s 4 highest mountains

Luxury up South America’s 4 highest mountains

South America offers stunning landscapes, cultural diversity and awe-inspiring sites. If you are looking to accomplish a ground-breaking challenge in this remarkable continent we have compiled a list of South America’s five highest mountains. These extreme mountains offer demanding terrain, breath-taking views and a sense of adventure. Aconcagua, Andes, Argentina – 6,961m The lofty Aconcagua Mountain, located […]

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Black Swan, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

We had called in at The Black Swan on our last visit to Helmsley – just for a drink – but on a recent visit to this market town had the opportunity to both stay and dine there. There is no mistaking this historic coaching inn at one end of Helmsley’s market place – it […]

Suite of the week: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali Location: Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 550 sq m (villa and garden) Cost per night: IDR 11,500,000 What makes it special: Tanah Gajah’s founder and owner, Hendra Hadiprana originally built this one-of-a-kind twobedroom estate as the master accommodations for him and his wife and features some of the finest […]

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the Grand Domes Lobby […]

3 new luxuries not to miss in Philadelphia

3 new luxuries not to miss in Philadelphia

With a range of exciting new restaurant openings, hotel renovations and events taking place in Philadelphia this Summer, now is a great time to explore the hip and happening side to the City of Brotherly Love. Holidaymakers can head to Midtown Village to visit the brand new Pennsylvania 6 restaurant, stay-in-style at the newly renovated […]

New boutique hotel concept heading for Madrid

New boutique hotel concept heading for Madrid

Palladium Hotel Group is opening its latest Madrid property – Only YOU Hotel & Lounge Madrid – a boutique property located in Madrid’s Chueca district, forming part of Spanish urban brand Ayre Hoteles. This latest addition follows the group’s success with The Ushuaïa Tower which opened in Ibiza in May this year. Created as a lifestyle […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Central America

In Central America there are so many luxuries awaiting your discovery. Here we’ve selected 10 of the best remote luxury escapes to be found across the region, from a boutique hotel in Costa Rica – possibly all too often overlooked by luxury travellers as a budget destination – to a world class resort in Belize, […]

Top 10 luxury five star hotels in Berlin

Top 10 luxury five star hotels in Berlin

Berlin’s tourism has been expanding rapidly and when it comes to luxury there are a plethora of options available to the discerning traveller. The hotels listed below are certainly not an exhaustive list, but are designed to give a range of options, from old and trusted establishments to the newest hotels on the Berlin scene […]

Summer luxury in the Alps

Summer luxury in the Alps

Are you still yet to decide where to go this Summer? For a luxury family Summer holiday with a difference, head to the Alps. With everything from sporting activities and spas to Michelin star restaurants and sumptuous chalets, there’s plenty of great reasons to visit this amazing region outside of the peak winter season. Head […]

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, a northern state of India. It is affectionately known as the “Pink City”, as the walls of Jaipur’s historic City Palace are washed in a vibrant salmon hue. The pink colour was used to create an impression of red sandstone Mughal buildings, and was repainted in 1876 during […]

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

The British weather can be so unpredictable, just as we thought summer would never arrive, this month’s glorious sunshine has got us all in the holiday mood.  However, as we know only too well, this can be quickly dampened by howling winds and sharp showers leaving many of us wishing we had booked that luxury […]

The top 5 golf courses in South Africa

The top 5 golf courses in South Africa

Luxury golf estates are quite a common sight in South Africa. Known for it’s majestic landscapes and beautiful wildlife, South Africa has a lot going for it in terms of creating the perfect scenic golf course. It is no wonder that this country has delivered their fair share of golfing legends like Gary Player, Ernie […]

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

The English countryside is where royalty goes to quell the noise of their public lives; it’s where stately homes the size of city blocks stand sentinel amidst rolling hills; and it’s where you and I can go to feel like queens and kings, even if just for a sliver of time. Here I cover one of […]

Suite of the week: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome, Italy

Suite of the week: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome, Italy

Suite name: The Roman Penthouse, Regina Hotel Baglioni Location: Rome, Italy Size of accommodation: 6,000 sq ft Cost per night: $18,000 What makes it special: Perched atop the 8th floor of the Regina Hotel Baglioni, the undoubted highlight of the Roman Penthouse is the vast outdoor terrace, giving guests unrivalled 360-degree views of the Eternal City. Sprawling across more than […]

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