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Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao, China

18/11/2019 by .

The great joy of Shanghai is that it has not only the world’s biggest metro network but also one of the best. Normally I would always recommend staying in the city centre but the Radisson Blu, around half an hour from downtown by metro, is a welcome relief after a hard day’s sight-seeing.

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Twinpalms MontAzure, Phuket

28/08/2019 by .

I’m always a sucker for up-market beach hotels – the sort of places where you can be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves, with no other distracting sounds, and leap out of bed and go for a refreshing morning dip before enjoying a wonderful breakfast.

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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, The Maldives

23/04/2019 by .

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

09/04/2019 by .

A steamy sticky afternoon in the jungle but for Bo this is heaven on earth. Surrounded by sugar cane and bamboo, she’s hard at work eating 10% of her body weight as fast as she possibly can before strolling off into the river for a frolic with her two other buddies.

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Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru, Maldives

28/01/2019 by .

Kandima Maldives Hotel

08/01/2019 by .

Eros Shangri-La, Delhi

20/01/2018 by .

As we arrived at the Eros Shangri-La, Delhi, an elegant Indian lady in a vibrant red safari bowed her welcome. Two liveried mature bellboys whisked our luggage onto a trolley and a splendidly turbaned gentleman serenely opened the door for us.

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The Cove Rotana Resort

01/11/2017 by .

Considering it was the wee small hours by the time I arrived at The Cove Rotana Resort after a 45-minute drive from Dubai airport, there was no lack of energy from the night staff.

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Dorsett Hotel Shanghai

06/10/2017 by .

As China hurtles through to its new future there will be inevitable be surprises for every first time visitor to the country.  My own particular myth buster was finding a quirky, colourful, boutique hotel in Shanghai and the Dorsett Hotel Shanghai was the perfect fit.

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Victoria Can Tho Resort

14/02/2017 by .

The Victoria Can Tho Resort is the only luxury four star hotel in the centre of the Mekong Delta and lies on the banks of the Hau River. It’s set in beautiful tropical gardens away from the noise of Can Tho town but a footbridge connects the two.

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