Browsing: The Explorer

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Grayshott Spa, a gorgeous historic country house in Surrey. 59 bedrooms, 36 treatment rooms, a truly tranquil setting with 47 acres of gardens, woods and sweeping lawns, adjoining 700 acres of National Trust land. And, relax…

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The frantic knocks rattle on the door of our hotel room at precisely 5.45am. I stumble out of bed nakedly and reach for a gown. A voice comes through the door, urgent and shrill, with a thick, nicotine-stained sexiness.

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Belinda Carlisle once sang, “Heaven is a place on earth…” Well I think she may have been singing about the Es Saadi Resort and Gardens, a five-star luxury hotel and palace, just outside the rose-pink walls of Marrakech.

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I could feel myself hunched up and I made a conscious effort to stand and walk taller as I strode along Park Lane, on my way to the Four Seasons spa. As stressed as I was, I was also incredibly excited…

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As I passed down Charles Street, The Chesterfield Mayfair seemed to cough gently to grab my attention; if it could, I’m sure it would have taken me by the elbow and led me into its cool interior with a reassuring, “This way, Sir.”

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From the old safe of lit-up images to the old vending machine sporting vintage logos for Fry’s Turkish delight and Mulford Violets on the lower ground floor, there are plenty of quirky artefacts to feed a greedy visual appetite…

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Mina thought spending four days in one hotel would be a dull holiday, too much like organised fun. That was until she stepped into the rosemary-scented oasis of The Almyra in Cyprus, and found it very hard to leave…

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Lawrence and Mrs L spend a few gorgeous days in the warm embrace of The Scarlet, Cornwall’s cliffside luxury eco hotel, gazing at the sea views, soaking up the feel-at-home vibe and indulging in Ayurvedic spa treatments.

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In an exploration of terroir, texture and taste, Lucy Shaw and a couple of thirsty tag-alongs tour the villages and landscapes of Champagne, where layers of chalk lend the bubbles a steely mineral core.

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Noah May journeys in ordered chaos through Sri Lanka on planes, trains and tuk-tuks before arriving, wobbly and emotional, at the Jetwing Vil Uyana Hotel and Spa to experience the culture of kings at the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya.

Hotels Four Seasons Park Lane
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Falling into the arms of a tall, dark and handsome doorman, Monica Harris is whisked away into a world of luxury, glamour and elegance and struts the red carpet at the Four Seasons Park Lane.

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What did Napoleon and the Queen Mother have in common? Besides an affinity for Cologne and Corgis, they both also stayed at the Royal Champagne in France. Gabrielle follows in their footsteps…

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