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What is it? Boutique hotel Will set you back: From $585 AUD per night   Somewhere in the green, grape-laced landscape that is the Mornington Peninsula region of Victoria stands a hotel that poses in stark contrast to its soft and supple surroundings. Jackalope Hotel is a surprisingly dark, masculine and mysterious sort of accommodation … Continue reading Jackalope Hotel

What is it? Boutique country hotel Will set you back: $380 – $895 AUD per night   Woodman Estate, as the name suggests, is in the style of the country manor, and fits in perfectly with its countryside locale. In style and ethos it couldn’t be further from Mornington Peninsula’s newest hotel, Jackalope, which is … Continue reading Woodman Estate

What is it? Boutique hotel Will set you back: AUD $325 – $472 p/n   Stepping through the heavy front doors of The Old Bank Boutique Hotel is a little like stepping back in time. Built in 1892, this gorgeous building, which now houses five exclusive guest rooms, is as good looking as its history … Continue reading The Old Bank Hotel

What is it? Beachfront resort Will set you back: From $225 AUD p/n When we arrived at Anantara Layan in Phuket, there was a smiling, multi coloured elephant greeting us at the door. We later found out this 1.5 metre statue (didn’t we mention that?) was painted and bedazzled for the annual Elephant Parade – … Continue reading Anantara Layan Phuket

What is it? Boutique resort Will set you back: From 8000 THB p/n If you know anything about the Thai resort scene, you will know the competition is stiff. Layana Resort & Spa has an outstanding reputation, so our expectations were up there when we arrived at this eleven-year-old resort. Discretely tucked away down a long, … Continue reading Layana Resort & Spa