Category: Hotels

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

The global lockdown and COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to postpone travel plans whilst life as we once knew it is still on pause. As self confessed foodies we have missed the culinary opportunities that our vegan travel adventures presented. We certainly haven’t gone hungry as we have been creating in our own kitchen […]

5 luxury chateau hotels in France

5 luxury chateau hotels in France

American businessman and real estate magnate, Zaya Younan always dreamed of owning a chateau in the French countryside. In 2015, not only did Younan fulfill his dream, he did it on a broad scale by buying four chateaux and converting them into luxury hotels and resorts. Expanding further, he acquired another chateau with a golf […]

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

During these troubled times in which the world and especially the tourism industry is finding itself, we can’t ignore the fact that the longer this crisis is taking, the more we are dreaming of those ultimate holidays. And who can blame us, I mean, how many regret not taking that extra trip earlier this year, […]

Short stay: Roseate House, Hyde Park, London, UK

Short stay: Roseate House, Hyde Park, London, UK

Roseate House London is a white stucco confection of a 48-room boutique hotel within a five-minute walk of Hyde Park. An invitation to revisit an era when London aspired to become the next Athens or Rome. Dating back to 1842, three Grade 2 listed townhouses with classical columns and balustraded balconies, make up this dignified retreat […]

Suite of the week: Villa Cielo Azul, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Suite of the week: Villa Cielo Azul, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Suite name: Villa Cielo Azul Location: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana, Dominican Republic Size of accommodation: 2,740 sq m Cost per night: $5,900 plus taxes Who’s stayed there? Maluma, Jbalvin, Gianluca Vacchi, Geraldine Bazan and Marlene Favela. What makes it special: Cielo Azul sums up everything there is to love about Casa de Campo – the world-class golf, […]

Top 5 luxury fly fishing lodges in Argentinian Patagonia

Top 5 luxury fly fishing lodges in Argentinian Patagonia

Straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, Patagonia has long been an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. With towering snow-capped peaks, stunning mountain trails, and dramatic valley canyons etched by crystal clear rivers, there are few places as magnificent as this World UNESCO Biosphere. People come to this pristine natural landscape on the southern tip of South […]

Xigera: A sneak peek at one of Africa’s most anticipated lodges

Xigera: A sneak peek at one of Africa’s most anticipated lodges

Victoria can’t help but come alive when she speaks of Xigera: “My whole family love the bush and wilderness and have been going on safari for the last 25 years… it’s been a lifelong dream and vision of my family to have our own lodge under the ethos and DNA of a Red Carnation Hotel […]

Short stay: The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, Staffordshire, UK

Short stay: The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, Staffordshire, UK

The Duncombe Arms shows just how far The Great British Pub has travelled. Gourmet pub classics have brought a Michelin Bib Gourmand, two AA rosettes and foodies from afar. This is no longer just a place where only locals drop by for a pint and a bite. Ten rooms in Walnut House, every one, with […]

Short stay: New Hall Hotel and Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK

Short stay: New Hall Hotel and Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK

New Hall is the romantic castle, complete with water lilies floating on the moat, where you have always wanted to stay. There are more coats of arms, griffins, stone fireplaces, Norman French mottoes, crenelated towers, timber beams, cupola topped by a weather vane and mullioned-windows than you can shake a jousting lance at. Rumour has […]

Luxury hotels and resorts that should be on your post COVID-19 bucket list

Luxury hotels and resorts that should be on your post COVID-19 bucket list

2020 will be remembered as the year when travel was put on hold whilst we collectively battled with the pandemic that has changed the world. There are times when we will have questioned our mortality and times when we seriously questioned whether life as we once knew it will ever return. As the middle of […]

Short stay: Middlethorpe Hotel and Spa, York, UK

Short stay: Middlethorpe Hotel and Spa, York, UK

The red-brick and white-sash-windows house, built in 1699, has echoes of both the grandeur of Hampton Court and Sir Christopher Wren’s elegant rebuilding of London after The Great Fire of London. Although owner Thomas Barlow’s views on architecture were influenced by his Grand Tour of Europe, Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa, with its lawns and […]

Short stay: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire, UK

Short stay: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire, UK

Two centuries on from its naming as Rookery Hall, the rooks still fly over 38 acres of grounds, waddle across the terrace and perch on the handsome Georgian mansion built back in 1816. Yet, there is an air of the Loire valley to this grand sandstone and grey slate property. When Baron Von Schroeder purchased […]

Short stay: Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath, UK

Short stay: Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath, UK

Homewood, in ten bucolic acres of lawns and soaring trees, brings relaxed but stylish Mediterranean living to the rural village of Freshford: palms, olive trees in deep terracotta planters, Goddess sculptures and modernist art. It’s a sensuous taste of the Côte d’Azur slotted between the rivers Avon and Frome. The Mediterranean theme is apt, given […]

Short stay: The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

Short stay: The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

The Swan Hotel is a former sixteenth-century coaching inn that has been extended to become virtually a Lake District resort. Ivy grows on whitewashed walls that overlook the five arches of the narrow 1651 Newby Bridge. Meanwhile the River Leven that sedately flows towards Lake Windermere. After flooding in December 2015, The Swan Hotel rose […]

Oceanfront in Cape Town

Oceanfront in Cape Town

There is no denying that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In no small part thanks to her position, languishing on the shores of the southern Atlantic. From the heart of the city to the far reaches of the Cape Peninsula rugged mountain backdrops are hemmed in by the […]

5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland

5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries considered safe for tourists in the current pandemic. Not only for its excellent medical care but also for its stunning, dramatic landscapes and seclusion. If you are seeking tranquillity, and spectacular scenery, from historic towns and contemporary cities, wildflower meadows, to rugged mountain landscapes and Swiss traditions. You definitely […]