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 »


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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 »

Beyevi Hotel

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Last summer seems a long time ago as rain has fallen in England persistently now for several days. I am already fantasizing about halcyon days to come and possible future trips and my mind floats back again and again to the bliss of Alaçatı. I have been to some lovely places but this Aegean town... Read more »

Dylan Dublin

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In The Bespoke Black Books Dublin trip we were lucky enough to stay at the gorgeous boutique hotel The Dylan for two nights. The Dylan delivers on every level, it's beautiful to look at, a grand and elegant building on a little side street just 20 minutes away from the City Centre. When we arrived,... Read more »