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His was the Virgin complaint letter heard around the world: when ad man Oli Beale penned his distaste for Richard Branson’s in-flight cuisine, his ire earned him internet glory. Smith saw potential in this part-time karaoke critic, creative who worked on the Kaiser Chiefs’ album launch (with fellow anonymous hotel reviewer Ricky Wilson) and frustrated commuter, so we […]

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This month we’ve been gallivanting all over to globe to bring you our latest batch of boutique beauties. We began in Santorini, where The Tsitouras Collection (above) exudes both character and luxury in spades and Iconic (right) has cave-sheltered rooms, pergola patios and sun-drenched terraces. Next, we island-hopped our way to Mallorca, home to serene […]

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It’s spring! And our top-notch hotel seekers have sprung! (…or something.) This month, we have a diverse array of first-class stays around the world to get you lining up your suitcases by the front door in a wanderlusty frenzy. We begin in Australia, with Canberra’s entirely ungoogleable Hotel Hotel, so cool they named it twice […]

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From Andalucia to Barcelona, we guide you to beautiful places you won’t want to leave – although since Spain has many things to see, taste and do, our tips will soon coax you out and about along this colourful coastline… It’s no secret us Brits are a sucker for a sun-kissed escapes to Southern Spain – and […]

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We’ve been all over the place this month, from cities to seas. Our Euro adventures began with a trio of très belles Parisians: minimalist foodie masterpiece Hôtel de Nell, knowingly cool design hub Hôtel Paradis and, just over the river, Left Bank lovely Hôtel Verneuil in Saint-Germain. Then we packed up our macaroons and jumped […]

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We’re starting the new year as we mean to go on, with a host of heavenly hotels. This month, we’ve already enjoyed a Tuscan tryst: we were seduced by a cosmopolitan Chianti castle, Castello del Nero and also Villa Armena, a baroque villa near Siena. In London, the witty Ampersand hotel in Kensington wowed us, […]

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Inspired by a shared love of the sea, our Crème de la Mer collections highlight some of the world’s most special coastal stays. This week, we’re dropping anchor at soul-stirring, secluded sunspots where you’ll feel as though you’ve got the place to yourselves… WHERE TO STAY SANTORINI Greece With arguably the most dramatic landscapes of […]

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This month, we enjoyed some barefoot bliss at Niyama in the Maldives, iconic Australian adventure at Arkaba Station & Walk in Flinders Ranges, some super-luxe suites at Indigo Pearl on Phuket’s northern shores, and a Euro-Thai high rise named Hotel Muse in Bangkok. In Marrakech, we discovered Palais Namaskar, a Balinese-inspired masterpiece (above), and in […]

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Whether you’re hoping to head to London to join a Jubilee street party, or making the most of your extra days off with a last-minute getaway, we’ve got some fantastic late availability at hotels and houses across Europe and the UK…

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Hotel of the week: Hospes Maricel

Friday, December 31st, 2010

We couldn’t let 2010 slip by without a hotel-of-the-week-shaped bang. Taking the winner’s crown for the last time this year is Hospes Maricel, a beachside bolthole in Mallorca… Style Majestic, modern Mallorcan mansion Setting Turquoise Portals Nous bay Why this week? Act fast and book by 2 January to take advantage of the hip hospes’ […]

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