Author Archives: Anna Smith

The May Fair Hotel

21/02/2018 by .

The May Fair Hotel opened in 1927 with Royal approval – since then it’s played host to many a celebrity and is as known for its discretion as much as its flowing champers. Sounds like the perfect place for a lavish stay – especially as I’m attending a star-studded film awards bash downstairs.

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Sol Dunas, Cape Verde

22/01/2018 by .

‘Oh look, there’s a second bedroom!’ Such is the happy cry when we check into our room at Sol Dunas, giving you a fair idea of the size of it. The whole place is enormous: sharing its facilities with several other high-end hotels, the resort has over 1000 rooms, six restaurants and 14 stylish bars, as well as seven pools and access to a pretty beach.

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Devonshire Club

03/01/2018 by .

A quiet, spacious luxury hotel in a good London location is a rare find – and one that’s reasonably priced is especially unusual.

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Palazzo Montemartini

17/10/2017 by .

I heard about Palazzo Montemartini from a local in the know. Word is it’s an exciting recent addition to the luxury hotel scene and it’s near the Termini Station, which makes it super easy to get everywhere, including the airport. 

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The Principal Edinburgh

13/07/2017 by .

Things have changed since I last stayed at 19-21 George Street. The former George Hotel is now The Principal Edinburgh and its facelift is looking good.

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Silky Oaks Lodge

09/05/2017 by .

Lying in a hammock on the balcony of a treehouse on stilts, overlooking the rainforest, listening to the birds, and the soft lap of the river below… it’s one of those moments you never forget. A member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, Silky Oaks Lodge is an eco  lodge and spa that promises ‘tranquility in the rainforest’ – and it delivers.

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