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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 […]

by × March 13, 2020 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × March 9, 2020 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × December 3, 2019 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × November 19, 2019 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × October 15, 2019 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × August 27, 2019 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × August 13, 2019 × 0 comments

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The Westbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Dublin

The Westbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Dublin

The westbury Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Dublin. Briefly explore the centre of Dublin and you will quickly realise the prime area to stay. Somewhere close to the verdant expanse of St Stephens Green perhaps, near to the vibrant creative quarter and nightlife of Temple Bar, within strolling distance of the historic Trinity College and Dublin Castle whilst having easy access to the shopping of Grafton Street.

by × July 23, 2019 × 0 comments

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The Hermosa Inn – Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Hermosa Inn – Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hummingbirds flit around our our heads and water cascades from 16th century style fountains as we stroll along flower lined paths to our casita. Beyond there are desert cacti and red sandstone peaks. This is luxury living, Paradise Valley style. In the Greater Phoenix Area and adjacent to attractive Scottsdale, […]

by × June 20, 2019 × 0 comments

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Hotel Des Indes – Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

Hotel Des Indes – Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

The old adage is that Dutch people work in Rotterdam, play in Amsterdam and live in The Hague. We had never visited the Hague before and it was not long before we realised why it would be such a great place to call home. Missing the dreadful packed streets, tacky […]

by × May 30, 2019 × 0 comments

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Hotel du Lion d’Or – Cauterets, French Pyrenees

Hotel du Lion d’Or – Cauterets, French Pyrenees

In the France of one hundred or so years ago Cauterets was one of the places to be seen. Here was a highly fashionable spa town where the well-heeled and well connected could travel to enjoy the famed thermal baths of the region. From Paris travellers came directly by train, […]

by × May 2, 2019 × 2 comments

Food & Travel, Wellness

Sundance Mountain Resort – Sundance, Utah

Sundance Mountain Resort – Sundance, 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’. […]

by × March 18, 2019 × 1 comment