Pikes Hotel

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The dictionary definition of Kitsch is - ‘a style of design using popular or cultural icons with aesthetics that favour exaggerated sentimentality. Kitsch is also related to the concept of camp, because of its humorous and ironic nature.’ This could also be the definition of Pikes Hotel, an ochre-coloured finca that has been an Ibizan... Read more »

La Ville Hotels and Suites CITY WALK

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Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees, the saying goes, and sometimes you miss out on the spectacular skyline when you’re standing in the urban forest of towering edifices that make up Dubai’s downtown area. Fortunately, just ten minutes drive from downtown, the Marriott group have recently opened the boutique La Ville Hotels... Read more »

The Sarojin Khao Lak

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Nestled on the beach of Khao Lak, just over an hour north of Phuket International Airport, The Sarojin Boutique Beach Resort is named for a Thai nobleman’s daughter whose hospitality became the stuff of legends. Indeed, upon arrival, one is presented with a cold towel and a signature drink flavoured with the distinctive pandan leaves,... Read more »

One Warwick Park

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At a recent stay in the garden of England I spent time at One Warwick Park a new hotel in the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Based in two buildings that interconnect via an art gallery underneath One Warwick Park is a taste of London in the country. The location is brilliant - right... Read more »

Casa Corazon

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Though Ibiza is known for its extravagant 5 Star hotels and VIP super-clubs, there is another side to Ibiza. There is the real side. The side that makes Londoners, like myself, relocate there for a while under a romantic infatuation with the Island’s true heart and soul. Casa Corazon marks the pinnacle of this Ibiza.... Read more »

Le Vieux Logis

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We drove down from Paris through every type of weather. As we left the flat lands behind and started to get nearer to our destination in the Dordogne the landscape slowly started to evolve, with long rolling hills and all the forests changing their coats for more autumnal oranges and reds. The nearer we got... Read more »

Alavya

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A Mojito sweats gently next to me, my feet float in the delicious cool water, the heady smell of perfumed flowers float on the breeze as I watch Tall Dark and Handsome snorkeling up and down the striped pool of Alavya. If you are searching for boutique hotel perfection you’ve found it at Alavya. It’s... Read more »