VP Plaza España Design

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Visiting Madrid is like visiting any European capital city. Spacious boulevards, expansive manicured parks, and neo classical facades which exaggerate the humility of the patrons. However, there is deceptively modern structure in the centre of a historical city. The latest offering from the VP family is a welcome addition to the traditional classic builds which... Read more »

Hilton Tel Aviv

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For every discerning traveller, where you stay is just as important as the destination when booking a holiday. No point in going to a fabulous destination and slam it in a mediocre or below average hotel. That alone would ruin your vacation, atleast I know for sure that it would ruin mine. Recently I had... Read more »

Hôtel Barrière L’Hermitage

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To escape the unbearable heat and tourist-hassle of the capital in August, savvy Parisians go west. Not the Caribbean, but La Baule in the Loire-Atlantique (southern Brittany to you and me). Less than four hours by car or TGV, it’s their equivalent of Rock, or Salcombe, and they up-sticks for the entire month; maman, grand-mère,... Read more »

Farol Hotel

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I am a big fan of lighthouses. They set an idyllic seaside scene, while offering unconditional light in the darkness to guide those navigating rocky waters to safety. Setting a good example to us all! So, may I guide you to a 5 star refuge for the most discerning of sailors on the waters of life:... Read more »

The Lygon Arms

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Situated in the picturesque village of Broadway, the Lygon Arms has roots dating as far back as the 1300s. As we pulled up to the coaching inn, very little gave us a clue to the contemporary luxury that was behind the doors. The standard hotel reception set up is replaced by free standing antique desks... Read more »

Urban Villa

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Manhattan style with a London edge is how the Urban Villa website describes the suites in its West London hotel. The hotel aims to be super modern and well connected - with 1TB WiFi speeds its internet is faster than any other London hotel - but the rooms are adorned with furniture, soft furnishings and... Read more »

Chewton Glen

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We made our way through the New Forest, passing through quaint little villages, ancient woodlands and stopping to admire some of the 3,000 wild New Forest Ponies that have inhabited the forests for about 2,000 years. About the only good thing that William the Conqueror did for England was to protect this forest and as... Read more »

The Jockey Club Rooms

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Enjoying weekends away is a passion of mine but when I discover a hidden gem that offers a unique experience it really excites me. I first heard about The Jockey Club Rooms through a friend of mine who explained that whilst the venue first and foremost operates as a private members Club, they also offer... Read more »