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Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote

Jessica Baldwin is 'spoilt for choice' at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel, replete as it and neighbouring Lanzarote towns are with restaurants and activities

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The credentials:

Situated on Lanzarote’s picturesque south coast, just a stone’s throw from Dorada beach’s sandy shores, Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort is arguably the swankiest hotel in popular Playa Blanca. Its impressive kids’ clubs and eight swimming pools make it number one for… Read more →

Barnsley House

'If I believed in heaven, this might be it' - Lucy Lord's bed at Barnsley House comes in at the top of a long list of pleasures on offer, from superb restaurant to stunning gardens

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A late 17th century Grade II listed manor house set in extensive landscaped gardens, Barnsley House resembles the (luxurious and well equipped) Cotswolds country retreat belonging to old friends you wish you’d had the good sense to cultivate. When we visited a couple of weeks before… Read more →

Henrietta Hotel

A Michelin-starred chef, playful Gallic interiors and serious cocktail credentials are just a few secrets up the sleeve of London’s new Henrietta Hotel, discovers Joanna Reeves

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With only a discreet flag marking its prime Covent Garden address, this 18-room boutique beauty is the first London hotel from the ultra-hip Experimental group—the innovative French team behind Paris-based Grand Pigalle Hôtel and Hotel des Grands Boulevards. Minibars… Read more →

Villa Estebana, Puerto Calero

Villa Estebana's private gate onto the Puerto Calero promenade 'oozes exclusivity' and makes Jessica Baldwin feel 'like a local VIP'

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So you didn’t know that Lanzarote had a posh bit? Well listen up, my friend, for I have discovered a swanky yachty enclave with fine dining on tap and endless views of the Atlantic at every turn. Yes, Puerto Calero’s palm-lined promenade and pristine marina have all of the ingredients… Read more →

La Sultana

La Sultana Marrakech is perfectly located for the city's sights, but Callum McCall's favourite feature is the 'sprawling roof terrace', ideal for lounging and sundowners

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The credentials:

La Sultana Marrakech is an extraordinary hotel, tucked away down a quiet alley that feels a thousand miles away from the mopeds, rickety bikes, and street hawkers that make the city’s medina so famously vibrant. It’s essentially five riads compiled into one hotel, with a maze… Read more →

Tongabezi Lodge

Olivia Allwood-Mollon thought she knew luxury, but is 'rendered inarticulate by the standard of service' at Zambia's Tongabezi Lodge

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The credentials:

Tongabezi just made it onto Conde Nast Traveller’s 2018 20 Best Hotels in the World and, given the gravitas of this accolade, I thought I’d let them paint a picture in place of our usual blurb: ‘The roots of this lodge run deep beneath the banks of the great Zambezi River, 15km upstream… Read more →