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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in London, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Best golf courses with spas

29/08/2013This entry was posted in California, Dubai, England, Europe and Middle East, Fife, Hotel Reviews, Lisbon, London, Phuket, Portugal, Scotland, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and tagged on by .

The world’s best golf courses offer an unrivaled  playing experience; lush rolling fairways, glass quick sculpted greens and total respect.

Does it get any better? It does if you can enjoy a relaxing luxury spa after your round.

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St. James Hotel and Club

28/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .

Mayfair has plenty of luxury hotels, most of them marble-floored palaces lining Park Lane and turning the corner into Piccadilly.

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Grosvenor House Apartments

27/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , , on by .

For oil tycoons and other wealthy businessmen who travel with entourages, the Grosvenor House Apartments in London offer the ultimate in self-contained privacy.

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Grayshott Spa Hotel, Surrey

22/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , , on by .

Wellness tourism put the Surrey hamlet of Grayshott on the map decades ago, and its eponymous mansion remains the venue of choice for well-heeled ladies who lunch lightly and enjoy a bit of pampering.

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Chuan Spa, Langham Hotel. London

22/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , , on by .

Chinese medicine has long been a feature of the London scene, with its many well-established acupuncturists and herbal practitioners, so the city has long been ripe for a spa specialising in serious Oriental therapies.

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Hilton London Gatwick Airport.

21/07/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .

There is one thing I know for sure. It is a lot more civilized to catch a very early flight when you’ve just spent the night at an airport hotel. It’s even more civilized when said hotel is connected to the terminal and you can casually stroll across to the check in.

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Blakes Hotel

21/07/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged on by .

Blakes exists in a glorious 70s timewarp which seems delightfully exotic and eccentric rather than dated in an era of austerity. It may no longer be in the ownership of designer Anouska Hempel, who created the South Kensington bolthole as London’s first luxury boutique hotel in 1978, but she still oversees the design, and has kept it theatrical, Oriental and thoroughly over the top.

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51 Buckingham Gate. London

10/07/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .

So here you are, riding in a horse and carriage, following the exact route of Kate and William’s royal wedding with your own princess by your side. The only things missing are the crowds and the mounted guards of honour, but you can’t have everything can you.

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