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Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safari, Rwanda

12 hot hotel openings for 2018

This year, a new crop of ahead-of-the-curve hotels are pushing boundaries and setting new standards in experiential travel. From a game-changing wildlife sanctuary perched above a Cambodian river valley to […]

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Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Amsterdam is the Hoxton hotel group’s achingly-hip Netherlands outpost. The property was originally five separate canal houses – one of which was home to the city’s mayor in […]

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Destinations, Hotels

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Driving around the buzzing Mexican beach town of Playa del Carmen is quite a challenge when it’s pitch black outside, you’re wiped out from 17 hours travelling and you haven’t driven […]

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Image: Hannah's Bed and Breakfast

11 of the UK’s most romantic hotels

Lovebirds, rejoice: with so many hotels offering up mounds of comfort and sophisticated seclusion, you’ll be spoiled for choice on your next romantic break. Whether you’re after secret gardens, bold views or […]

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Our stay of the week – The Principal Madrid

Our stay of the week – The Principal Madrid

Sublime design meets postcard-perfect views at The Principal Madrid. Strategically located in the capital’s centre, ten minutes from the nearest railway station and within walking distance of two vibrant neighbourhoods (the hip […]

by × February 2, 2016 × 1 comment

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Photograph: Milton Gan Photography

Our stay of the week – Town Hall Hotel and Apartments, London

If there is anything London lacks, it certainly isn’t the opportunity to impress a discerning, décor-adoring guest – and with no need for any bells and whistles, the Mad Men-sleek and minimalist-chic […]

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Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Proof that Amsterdam is currently one of the hippest cities in Europe, Villa Nicola’s fusion of mid-century modern and avant-garde flair feels bang up to date. This early 20th century […]

by × November 10, 2015 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × September 23, 2015 × 2 comments

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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 […]

by × August 1, 2015 × 0 comments

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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