Locanda in Tuscany: luxury country retreat

Locanda in Tuscany is a luxury country retreat in Val d’Orcia (Tuscany), a UNESCO protected area, filled with tiny hamlets and medieval villages, atmospheric churches and castles. Guests at Locanda in Tuscany are guaranteed a quiet, exclusive stay in a Tuscan country house with stunning views over the landscape. There are only nine rooms and […]

Le Couvent des Minimes Hotel and Spa in Provence

Le Couvent des Minimes Hotel and Spa L’Occitane is located in an ancient renovated convent founded in 1613 in Mane, a small village, close to Forcalquier, in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This Relais & Chateaux hotel opened in 2008 and has 46 rooms and suites, all of which are decorated in a modern, elegant style: walls are painted in […]

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 […]