Juvet Hotel Norway: setting of Ex Machina movie

Juvet Landscape Hotel in Northwestern Norway is a synthesis of raw Norwegian nature, cultural history and modern architecture. The first landscape hotel in Europe, Juvet Hotel is situated in the farmstead of Burtigarden farm at Alstad in Valldal, on a steep, natural levee amongst birch, aspen, pine and age-old boulders. In this little village in rural Norway, […]

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel in Hokkaido Japan

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Toya, which is a volcanic caldera lake, an hour’s drive from Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo. One of the highlights of the hotel is the onsen on the top two floors: the infinity pool on the roof […]

7 Top Hotels Around the World

From time to time, we come across outstanding hotels and locations that are difficult to beat. Here are our current 7 top hotels around the world: Nakamanda Resort, Krabi Thailand – Contemporary Thai interiors and perfect service make this our favorite Thai beach resort. Quiet, intimate and relaxing. Son Brull Mallorca – Modern design in a restored […]

Market House Hotel Tel Aviv near Jaffa flea market

The Jaffa Flea Market (Shuk HaPishpushim) has transformed itself in the last few years from a treasure trove of antiques, hand-made and second-hand items into a trendy area of shops, galleries and restaurants. Many of the old Arabic houses that were standing in ruins for many years have been renovated, and late last year on Beit […]

The Nadler Soho: still my London favorite

The Nadler Soho remains my favorite hotel in London. I wrote about The Nadler in 2013 and on a visit to London two weeks ago, I had a chance to reevaluate my earlier review. The good news is The Nadler Soho is even better this time around. I found the staff more attentive and helpful. The […]

Casa Leto Boutique Hotel St Petersburg

Centrally located, next to the State Hermitage and St Isaac’s Cathedral, Casa Leto in St Petersburg is a small, exclusive, family-owned boutique hotel providing excellent accommodation and friendly service. The rooms have a classical style and evoke the atmosphere and grandeur of old St Petersburg. With high ceilings, plasterwork and original antiques, it often serves a location for […]

The Norman Tel Aviv

Yes another luxury boutique hotel has opened in Israel.  The Norman Tel Aviv is a fusion of 1920s elegance and unparalleled service, housed in two historic buildings, superbly restored to their unique architectural heritage. Facilities include a rooftop pool, state-of-the-art fitness room, Wellness Center, and a selection of world-class fine dining restaurants. There are 50 unique […]