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Archive for April, 2012

Londa, Limassol: hotel of the week

Friday, April 27th, 2012

We’re stretched out on a sunlounger, soaking up some rays. We’ve got ice-cold cocktails to our right and the whispering sea to our left. We’re happy, we’re relaxed, we’re dreaming about Cypriot feasts and big round beds, and we wake up… in Smith HQ, at our computers. Never mind eh? Our hotel of the week, […]

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There’s nothing cookie-cutter about travel in Australia, with city breaks, coastal escapes and outback adventures all jostling for a place on your holiday itinerary. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, the Gourmet Traveller Awards seeks out and celebrates the best hotels and destinations down under, from soothing spa retreats to life-changing Outback adventures – such as […]

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Spring’s a superb time to head for the hills. The changeable British weather won’t be a problem at Cowley Manor hotel in the Cotswolds: if the sun shines, there are acres of undulating English countryside in which to frolic… and if it rains, this boutique bolthole’s billiard room is the perfect place to hide out. […]

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Grace Santorini: hotel of the week

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Today we’re feeling thirsty. And not just for any old water. We want seawater. Whole horizons of it. With craggy calderas and bright white bedrooms (to contrast with the blue skies and even bluer seas outside). In this parched, H2O-hungry state, we’re turning to our favourite Greek island, and a handsome hotel by the name […]

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When a local offers to take you on a tour of the best bars in Budapest (on a school night, no less), brace yourself: there’s no shortage of stylish drinking dens among the palaces and Parliament buildings on the Pest side of the Danube. We met our host at Innio at 9 Október 6 Utca […]

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Lucknam Park: hotel of the week

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Not decided what to do for Easter with your family yet? You’d better get cracking! (I know, but seasonal themes just lend themselves to awful punnery. You’ve been warned). So, to make sure your Easter is eggsellent (rather than rotten), we’ve brought you a last-minute child-friendly boutique stay that will make everyone – big or […]

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How far are you willing to travel for a good feed? The Smith team has planned holidays to Shanghai in search of xiao long bao soup dumplings and lost countless hours in Ho Chi Minh alleyways hunting bánh xèo pancakes. We also think nothing of making a six-hour round-trip for dinner, recently setting out for […]

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We’ve sprung into action this spring, with a host of April additions to our handpicked hotel collection. First, we enjoyed the Andaman Sea views from the glamorous Paresa Hotel in Phuket, whose name means ‘heaven of the heavens’ in Sanskrit. Then we admired the modern design at the sleekly stylish Chedi Chiang Mai, dressed up to […]

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