Hotels

Eating around Porto
Porto is having a moment as one of Europe’s coolest cities....
Castle in the Woods
There are few country hotels that are as perfect as this former hunting estate...
Ireland’s Rockstar Beauty
We don't use the word 'stunning' lightly, but The Burren, or...
Sicily is so hot right now.
Beautiful, sensual Sicily is separated from the Italian mainland by the...
Lisbon Awakes
Romantic, cultured and inexpensive, the Portuguese capital is the European city of...
The Where To Stay List
We've unpacked our suitcases for another year. Before we head off...
Shanghai Seduction
The locals say Shanghai is a beautiful, fickle temptress who will...
Snowed Inn
We have rarely stayed anywhere as beautiful and soul-enriching as this modern...
Tri Change
This tranquil new boutique resort on Lake Koggala sits in a cinnamon...
Keeping the Castle
Restoring and revamping an 82-guestroom Irish castle hotel takes buckets of...
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
The mesmerising souks of Muscat and Salalah in Oman are treasure...
Blissed-out beach break
Named Best Newcomer in the Smith Hotel Awards 2015, Australia's beautiful...
Visiting the Queen of Sheba
Venture beyond Oman's capital, Muscat, to a storied land that defies...
The Sexiest Hotel in the World?
What makes Casa Angelina sexy? For starters, there's the jaw-dropping view of...
Playing Cowgirl in Texas
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth,...
The Shoemaker’s Hotel
Salvatore Ferragamo liked to call himself, humbly, a ‘shoemaker.’ And yet he...
Guesthouse Rules
Country guesthouses are the linchpin of 'slow' travel and they're back with...
2014 Best Travel Experiences
We've had another wonderful year and we're pleased to share our...
Shore Thing
She’s the grand dame of American summer resorts, and named number one...
Serene Kingdom
The infectious optimism of the Cambodian people is all the more...
Sweet Istanbul
Istanbul’s layers, visual, cultural, religious, traditional and modern, are like baklava,...
Seven Sublime Italian Hotels
We're back from a month in Italy, starting in magnificent Sicily...
Belle Catherine
There's a swimming pool in the bar, the decor includes lashings...
Desert Awakening
A dawn walk in the endless dunes of the Arabian Empty...
In Love with Hotel Lobbies
Mrs Amos always gravitates towards the most glamorous hotel lobby in...
A Cooking Class in Venice
There are few better ways of seeing a city than tagging...
Welcome to Harlem
New York's friendly and funky Harlem is our favourite neighbourhood. It...
Paris in Greenwich Village
New York hotelier Sean Macpherson has taken a Greenwich Village flophouse...
Grand Budapest Hotel
We are beside ourselves with joy at the prospect of Wes...
Ravishing Rarotonga
We are completely besotted by the beautiful Cook Islands,which are something...
Valentine’s Stay
It's that time of the year when a person's fancy turns...
A Love Nest in Istanbul
Put this in your address book – a wonderful boutique hotel...
Think Pink Hawaii
It’s probably Elvis Presley’s fault that Hawaii is thought of as...
New York’s Fashion Revival
We visit the chic new Refinery Hotel, in midtown Manhattan, which...
The Year’s Best Experiences
We've had quite a year! Here's a round-up of the experiences...
Find your Inner Viking
There's more to Gamla Stan than moose-shaped toilet-roll holders and plastic...
Watsons Bay Watch
Sometimes we just take Sydney for granted. Beautiful weather. Yawn. Glorious harbour...
Over the Top in Marrakech
You might remember it as the outrageously extravagant hotel from Sex...
George Clooney Slept Here.
We're not kidding. We slept in George Clooney's bed in his...
Poetry in motion
Wherein we discover many poetic things about a beautiful Connecticut village...
The Best Little Town in Texas
It’s not near a big city, a major airport or an...
The Divinely Decadent QT
It might have been devised by Federico Fellini and Bob Fosse,...
Hello Sailors!
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is not just about yachts. We...
Valpo: Chile’s dilapidated beauty
‘If we walk up and down all of Valparaiso’s stairs, we...
Where the Wild Things Are
Is this South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodge? Mr Amos took...
Sleeping in the Tivoli Gardens
From the Tivoli Gardens it looks like a fairground attraction – a faux Moorish...
PARIS CHECK IN : HOTELS WITH STYLE
With so many good hotels in Paris to choose from, how...
SHABBY CHICA
The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda chose Santiago's Bellavista neighbourhood for his...
New York’s luxed-up NoMad
New York’s newest acronym, NoMad, has always been a bit of...
Bitter-Sweet Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is only 35 km distance from India across the...
The Great Gatsby Mansions
When Baz Lurhmann chose a location for the new movie version...
Stopping over in Dubai
I’m just a tiny bit shocked when Mr Amos, who is...
Budapest Fest
Twelve Budapest cafes in three days. More than a dozen tortes,...
Sleeping with Evita
In Buenos Aires for the first time, I find it almost...
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