Smith Travel BlogTravel tales and hotel news from the boutique hotel experts at Mr & Mrs Smith

After our Easter holiday spring-cleaning spree we’ll be in need of a well-earned European city break. Spanish boutique hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar – in architecturally arresting Valencia – appeals to our newfound neat freak with spotless monochrome minimalism… Style Minimalist modern palace Setting Edge of the old town Why this week? Book by 20 April to get […]

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We’re in the mood for a really good bash – copious cool drinks, non-stop dancing and a groovy poolside stay. Which is why we’re all about California dreamin’ right now and the retro-chic Viceroy Palm Springs. Let’s get this party started… Style Hollywood regency spa resort Setting Manicured Mojave desert oasis Why this week? Oh, we don’t mean […]

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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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Blakes hotel in London holds a special place in Smith lore: our original Mr and Mrs Smith, James and Tamara Lohan, got married in the ultra-romantic Suite 007. Where better, then, to gather some of our favourite wedding bloggers for a chat about one of our favourite topics: honeymoon hotels? If you fancy finding out […]

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Hungry? Read on. We have a classic Great British break to recommend to you this week at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire, a stately country pile that’s all gorgeous grounds, glossy fillies and gourmet delights. Bring your appetite… Style Epicurean country pile Setting Woodland, hedges and herbs  Why this week? Like everything at Lucknam, […]

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Never has decadence felt so healthy as at Rancho Valencia, a village-like compound of spa treatments, tennis lessons and locally sourced dining set amid the horse farms and citrus groves 25 miles north of downtown San Diego. Style Courting favour Setting Californian ranchlands Why this week? We never need a reason to go somewhere sunny, beautiful and luxurious, but it […]

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‘Barefoot luxury’ might be becoming a bit of a cliche, but we’re addicted to it nonetheless. And where better to kick of your shoes in sumptuous surroundings than in the Maldives? We’re fickle folk who fall in love anew every time we go there and find our new favourite hotel, but when the hotels in […]

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Establishment, Sydney: hotel of the week

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hedonism finds its home at Establishment Hotel, an everything-under-one-roof haunt where Sydney’s bronzed and beautiful mingle over gin cocktails and sleek, loft-like rooms with gem-bright orchids offer the perfect repose for party-weary tootsies. Style Multi-tasking pleasure palace Setting Sydney’s glam CBD Why this week? Autumn in Sydney heralds the beginning of public music performances, film screenings […]

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Travel gallery: Charlie goes to South Africa

Monday, February 10th, 2014

We’re big fans of quite a few boutique hotels in South Africa, and we want you to be, too. So, we sent Charlie from our London HQ out to get to know the South African slice of our hand-picked hotel collection a bit better; here are a few of the Instagrams she sent us from […]

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We began our global hotel-hunting trek this month in the Maldives, where Constance Halaveli‘s white-sand beach, overwater spa and romantic mid-jetty restaurant more than won us over. Then, we were off to another watery wonderland: San José del Cabo in Mexico, where the very cool Hotel El Ganzo is Los Cabos’ first hip design hotel […]

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