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The Hilton Addis Ababa, A Hotel Fit For An Emperor

2 Feb 2017
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It was opened in 1969 by an emperor. That’s pretty good for any hotel. But the ceremony for this one was performed by Haile Salassie, the Ethiopian who was his country’s regent until 1974…

Is this Paris’ Sexiest New Hotel? A Valentine’s Day Suggestion

31 Jan 2017
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The hotel’s slightly erotic, artistic ambience makes this a great choice for a Valentine’s Day treat, while its mixture of traditional Parisian style and retro chic creates an unusual but affordable city base…

A Romantic Stay in 12th Century Roch Castle

15 Jan 2017
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It’s not every day you get to stay in an 800-year-old fort, particularly one as stylish as 12th Century Roch Castle. Like a chess piece rook, it stands on a rocky outcrop between coast and countryside…

Boutique Hotel GreyFriars Is A Welcome Addition To Colchester

14 Jan 2017
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Built by the Rev John Halls in 1755 on the site of a 13th century Franciscan Friary, it previously housed a convent and school, but the history of the site reaches as far back as Roman times…

In The Coming Year, May You Monarch

24 Dec 2016
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In refurbished fashion, this former St. Regis property, The Monarch Beach Resort has risen, and come to crown the coastal jewel of Orange County in a seaside scene that celebrates a slice our states’ most geographically gifted seaboard…

It’s All About Where You Stay at Motel One Royal, Edinburgh

8 Dec 2016
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My room is superb, huge windows opening out onto Edinburgh’s town centre and a large, comfy bed to lie on while I soak up the sounds of passers-by…

Hiding Away in Carmel

3 Dec 2016
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If ever a coastal cove was built to host a hideout so reverent of its beatific surrounds, it would have to be the providential seaboard that is Carmel, California…

The Belfry: Golf’s Luxurious Epicentre

29 Nov 2016
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500 rolling acres of prime North Warwickshire countryside provide a serendipitous setting for three outstanding golf courses, headlined by the magnificent Brabazon, a 7,185-yd, par-72 challenge, voted England’s finest golf course in the World Golf Awards…

You'd be Wise to stay in Morecambe's Midland Hotel

23 Nov 2016
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On first arrival, we are dumbfounded by the intricacy of the hotel's exterior décor. Eric Gill was commissioned to sculpt two large seahorses on the outside of the building, and also chipped in to the design of the interior decoration back in the day..

Harrogate’s Premier Address

17 Nov 2016
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Neat touches include a ‘pillow menu’, offering a range of luxury pillow choices on which to lay your head. When former US President Bill Clinton came to stay the management even went to the trouble of installing a nuclear bomb-proof shelter in his suite…