Great for: A cozy winter escape in a building steeped in history
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
Great for escaping the kids and the hustle-bustle of Thailand's major tourist spots.
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
Great for history buffs and lovers of hotels that feel like home
What is it? 99-room hotel Will set you back: 265 – 2590 euros p/n When we discovered that the worldwide hotel group, the Mandarin Oriental had a hotel in Prague and that it was in the stunning historical precinct of Mala Strana, we were impressed. When we further discovered that the hotel itself was … Continue reading Mandarin Oriental Prague
What is it? Large hotel Will set you back: From 198 euros p/n It’s nearly impossible to go to any major city on the planet and not find a hotel from the world-renowned Hyatt group. The Grand Hyatt is the second most prestigious tier after the Park Hyatt, catering to both the business and leisure clientele, … Continue reading GRAND HYATT BERLIN