Pack your trunk for Nellie!
Apr19

Pack your trunk for Nellie!

’The Nellie’ as it’s known by many of the locals, sits like a wedding cake in the heart of Cape Town’s historic and cultural centre; near the trendy areas of Kloof and Long Streets, nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The Mount Nelson experience starts at their entrance, through the Prince of Wales gates and continues to the hotel where you’ll be greeted with a sea of pink walls and welcoming staff. Once you settle into the...

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A haven from the hub-bub of Hong Kong
Apr12

A haven from the hub-bub of Hong Kong

In a city that powers through every 24hrs as if it was its last, Lanson Place offers a peaceful escape for the traveller who seeks some quality down-time but still wants to be part of the action. There’s no shortage of luxury accommodation in Hong Kong but there is a shortage of peace, quiet…and space. With space at such a premium on an island of finite size, it’s inevitable that hotels go higher but rooms don’t seem to get any...

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You would; at Rosewood
Mar29

You would; at Rosewood

London isn’t short of swanky, expensive and imposing hotels with presence – but Rosewood excels with – as its own publicity states –  ‘a sense of place’ This landmark Edwardian architectural leviathan reposes in splendour in High Holborn, very much a part of the establishment, yet with a youthful rebelliousness and edgy persona that makes it ideal for the avant garde traveller who doesn’t like to be outwardly ostentatious...

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The Kanha collection
Feb15

The Kanha collection

Three distinctively unique lodges that we recommend as real gems in the Indian jungles of Kanha. If you’re travelling to Kanha National Park in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh – the so called ‘Tiger State’ – there are numerous choices of jungle lodge that almost litter the roadside near both Kisli and Mukki entrance gates. In our opinion Kisli gate has now become overcrowded with both lodges and people queuing in...

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Five quirky, quaint, quality, luxury hotels, worldwide
Feb08

Five quirky, quaint, quality, luxury hotels, worldwide

If you eschew glitz for the sake of it and seek instead something with real character, then take a look at our top five choices of accommodation in five different countries To avoid favouritism and so that we don’t have to make a choice, we’ve listed these wonderful places alphabetically Al Maha, Dubai   ‘Based on a Bedouin tent’ is a statement as far from reality as saying the Orient Express is based on a freight train –...

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Our 2018 Five Favourite Luxury Hotels in India
Jan04

Our 2018 Five Favourite Luxury Hotels in India

This year’s choice of top accommodation experiences in India As with many countries, India offers a huge variety of hotels and lodges of all styles, degrees of opulence and price. The service levels, decoration and overall ambiance changes year on year, such that a favourite this year can slide down the rankings by next. We thought we’d like to update you on this year’s favourites, so that when you plan your next trip to India...

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