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Adler Spa Resort Thermae, Italy

Katherine Brook enjoys a blend of relaxation and activity at Adler Spa Resort Thermae

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A spa hotel isn’t always my first choice when I go on holiday, mostly because I just love being outdoors too much and never spend enough time actually making the most of the facilities. However, the ADLER Spa Resort in Tuscany, Italy, had the perfect mix of both. With nothing but green… Read more →

Hotel Excelsior, Venice Lido, Italy

Katherine Brook escapes the crowds at Hotel Excelsior, Venice Lido, Italy

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If you haven’t been to Venice, I’d forgive you for thinking it’s a gloriously romantic city, where the water sparkles against a picture-perfect backdrop. The truth is it’s expensive, busy and the water isn’t sparkling blue. In fact, it’s rather murky and a little smelly. So,… Read more →

Villa Capanne, Umbria, Italy

Katherine Brook lives the Italian dream during her stay at Villa Capanne

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Sitting on the top of the Antognolla Valley, in Northern Umbria, Villa Capanne is a 600-year-old farmhouse, which has been carefully restored to retain its original charm. The property is nestled on the edge of the Antognolla Estate, with beautiful views over the golf course and rolling… Read more →

The Capaldi, Morocco

Lisa Kjellsson loved the homely atmosphere and superb service at The Capaldi, a boutique hotel in the Atlas mountains

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The credentials

The Capaldi is a stylish adults-only retreat half an hour’s drive southwest of Marrakech, in a secluded spot at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Surrounded by olive trees, the 23 suites and two four-bedroom private pool villas are enveloped in privacy – and with two swimming pools,… Read more →

Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy

Lucy Land savours the romance, beauty and exclusivity of Portofino's Hotel Splendido

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If Portofino is the jewel of north-west Italy’s beautifully embellished coastline, then Belmond Hotel Splendido is its crown. One of the must-stops on the world luxury circuit, it has been the magnet for Europe’s beau monde for decades – it’s where Richard Burton first proposed to… Read more →
Le Bristol

Le Bristol, Paris

Le Bristol bowls Jess Baldwin over with its Parisian grandeur and faultless service

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It is well known that the French take luxury seriously. So seriously that in 2010 the French Government created a new breed of luxury hotel: the ‘Palace’. Surpassing the style, service and outright decadence of a standard five-star hotel, each year the government awards just a handful… Read more →