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Our stay of the week – The Vuyani Safari Lodge, South Africa

Our stay of the week – The Vuyani Safari Lodge, South Africa

Take ten ludicrously romantic suites, place them in the wilderness and the result is this – The Vuyani Safari Lodge. Located within a private game reserve on the edge of […]

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Hotel Kanra. Photograph: www.jonathansavoie.com

Hotel review: Hotel Kanra, Kyoto

At the beating heart of Japanese heritage, the old imperial capital of Kyoto is one of the country’s most captivating destinations. Forming a cultural crossroads where East meets West, the […]

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Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Update June 2016 – since this post was first published, the hotel has been purchased by the Hyatt group and though it looks the same, it’s now called The Confidante […]

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Our stay of the week – Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Algarve

Our stay of the week – Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Algarve

Design aficionados, hold onto your hats. This striking five-star property may be called ‘Bela Vista’, but with interiors this good, you could easily forget to admire the uninterrupted ocean views. […]

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Our stay of the week – Casas del XVI, Dominican Republic

Our stay of the week – Casas del XVI, Dominican Republic

Think you know what to expect from the Dominican Republic? Well, you might be a trifle surprised. A small, style-sure wave of boutique openings are offering a fresh perspective on […]

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Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Sweden has long since been Scandinavia’s capital of cool. With a tried and tested fashion scene (hello H&M), a smart design sensibility (thank you IKEA) and a culture of digital […]

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Our stay of the week – Ayada Maldives

Our stay of the week – Ayada Maldives

With clear emerald waters teeming with tropical fish, dazzling white beaches and lush greenery, the Maldives are regarded as a veritable paradise. Winner of a raft of World Travel Awards […]

by × July 26, 2015 × 0 comments

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Our stay of the week – El Palauet Living Barcelona

Our stay of the week – El Palauet Living Barcelona

Housed in a beautiful early 20th-century mansion on one of the best streets in the Catalan capital, El Palauet Living Barcelona is the kind of place you’ll want to spend […]

by × July 17, 2015 × 1 comment

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Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Babington House is where stylish out-of-towners trade well-heeled for well-wellied. Open since 1998 and set in the prettiest corner of Somerset, just outside Bath, this members-only retreat – part of […]

by × July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

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Our stay of the week – Les Cinq Djellabas, Marrakech

Our stay of the week – Les Cinq Djellabas, Marrakech

This calm and collected sanctuary first won our affection back in 2012. Three years on, it remains one of our very favourite urban retreats. Forget rocking the kasbah – here […]

by × June 22, 2015 × 0 comments

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Hotel review: The Pig, New Forest

Hotel review: The Pig, New Forest

What an excellent name for a country hotel. In two syllables, The Pig evokes everything weekends away from the city should be about: napping without a care, squelching about in […]

by × May 15, 2015 × 0 comments

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Hotel review: The Thief, Oslo

Hotel review: The Thief, Oslo

Oslo’s never had the hip cachet of its Scandinavian cousins, Stockholm and Copenhagen, but it does maintain a unique charm all of its own, and an attitude that suggests it […]

by × January 28, 2015 × 2 comments