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El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Poas, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Poas, Costa Rica

The forested heart of Costa Rica is dominated by a line of impressive volcanoes. Turrialba and Irazu tower over San Jose and the coffee-growing Central Valley region (see our review of Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose) whilst just a little farther north is the Volcan Poas and the National […]

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Hotel Grano de Oro – San Jose, Costa Rica

Hotel Grano de Oro – San Jose, Costa Rica

The Hotel Grano de Oro  is by far our favourite place to stay in San Jose. Located in the heart of the country’s capital city, this historical gem is named after the country’s most famous product, which is of course, coffee. ‘Grano de Oro’ literally translates as ‘Golden Bean’, an […]

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Zermatt Resort & Spa – Midway, Utah

Zermatt Resort & Spa – Midway, Utah

Every January, and there is only one place in the world that we want to be: the Sundance Film Festival. Frequently listed amongst the world’s best, it has the advantage of taking place in the scenic heart of the Rocky mountains, always with a photogenic dusting of snow at this […]

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Mollie’s Motel & Diner – Buckland, Oxfordshire

Mollie’s Motel & Diner – Buckland, Oxfordshire

Having just celebrated its first birthday, Mollie’s Motel & Diner has been a huge success in reviving drab UK roadside stays. With a nod to 1950s Americana, it’s fun to hear the words ‘motel’, ‘drive-thru’ and ‘diner’ in this pretty but sleepy corner of the Cotswolds in Buckland, Oxfordshire. It’s […]

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Arts & Culture, Food & Travel, Wellness

Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

‘To us, Sundance is and always will be a dream. What you see, smell, taste and feel here is a dream being carefully nurtured. It’s a place of extraordinary beauty devoted to people. What we offer in the form of art and culture, spirit and service is homegrown and available to all’. […]

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The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican hotel is a hotel with a history. Located in central Brussels on the the site of a former 15th century Dominican abbey which later became the home and workplace of famous neo–classicist painter, Jacques-Louis David, from 1816 until 1825. The original facade of his home has remained intact […]

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The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

Can you imagine a city that controls around half of the entire world’s trade? This was Antwerp’s position at the start of the 16th century: port of choice for goods like silver, cloth and later, diamonds, for much of Europe. Its huge financial markets even meant that the city was […]

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How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

Ask anyone in the film business for their favourite film festivals and you will be sure to find Sundance Film Festival close to the top of their list. This is the most prestigious film festival in the United States and the most important Indie Film festival in the world. It […]

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Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

As a destination the French Pyrenees is probably not high on many skiers must-do lists. There are no big interlinked ski systems, high altitude resorts, exclusive hotels or celebrity endorsements. Glacier skiing areas do not exist and you won’t see any famous ski racers because the World Cup circuit does […]

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Poseidonion Grand Hotel – Spetses, Greece

Poseidonion Grand Hotel – Spetses, Greece

At CELLOPHANELAND* we always try to bring you hotels which offer something extra special. Maybe somewhere with an extravagant history, a truly spectacular location, luxurious service or a magnificent building, Occasionally we have the fortune to find a property that seems to tick almost all every box. The Posedonion Grand Hotel […]

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Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles

‘If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont’ – Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures – Los Angeles is one of our favourite cities. But as the second most populous city in the United States, after New York, we can never quite think of it in such singular […]

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Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Raffles Hotel in Singapore, is one of the few remaining great nineteenth century hotels in the world – how lucky we are still to have it. Hence it was with great trepidation that we revisited the hotel after its latest, two year long, renovation. Over $150 million in petrodollars – courtesy […]

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