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Hotel Review: The Lodges at Bovey Castle, Dartmoor in Devon

Dartmoor is the definition of serenity – a place where time seems to slow down, affording you more of those precious minutes to reflect and gaze out among the miles of stunning landscape at your feet....

Spring has finally sprung and with it comes the urge to re-feather our nests with some fresh attire. As an Oxfordshire girl, Bicester Village with its designer outposts, is my natural port of call –...

Michael Edwards checks out the Cascades Championship Golf Course at The Cascades Golf Resort Spa and Thalasso in Somabay, Egypt. “Dilemma … Dilemma” is the 12th hole on the Cascades Championship...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers Heritage Resort Hampi, a luxury resort close to the famed ruins of Hampi that makes it the perfect place to explore the surroundings. A close to six hour drive from...

Much like Chester, Oddfellows hotel is charming and stylish. The historic Georgian, Grade II-listed building has the perfect spot in the city; it’s just a short stroll from the cobbled shopping lanes...

There are times when you just need to get away from it all – to leave the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to wooded hills, river-wrapped valleys and historic country hotels. If that sounds...

Nestled in the outskirts of Northamptonshire is the Grade I-listed country house hotel, Rushton Hall. It was the setting for a girls’ weekend with my best friend Chabeli and we left King’s Cross St....

Travel writer Adam Jacot de Boinod experiences the tranquility and beauty of the Lake Garda area, including a visit to historic Verona. I loved Verona and Lake Garda as the perfect week away. Especially...

Travel writer Codelia Mantsebo experiences the luxurious tranquility of the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa on the stunning island of Mauritius. The beauty of Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa can be found...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao finds a stay at Novotel Guwahati located in GS Road is the perfect way to see the awesome state of Assam with the right dose of luxury whether you are travelling on business...

In 2017 Cumbria and the Lake District received over 47 million visitors and, out of these, 6.6 million people stayed overnight. With a footfall this high, it’s no surprise the area is brimming with hotels,...

Recently I was invited to a press trip to the Hilton Mumbai International Airport, A 19th century palace themed luxury boutique hotel. Hilton Mumbai International Airport is an upscale, 171-room luxury...

All I can say is ‘wow’. Sometimes you take those trips away and it really fits – the mood is right, the company is good, the weather can do whatever (it’s the U.K – I’m beyond hoping for sunshine...

First established in 1989 by the Morris family, holidaycottages.co.uk boasts a collection of almost 5,000 properties spanning England, Scotland & Wales. Renowned for its personal service and exquisite...

During my recent visit to Jaipur, I was invited to stay at the beautiful and luxurious Fairmont Jaipur. On arrival I was impressed by the traditional Rajasthani welcome accorded at the entrance. The sound...

While some hotels sprawl ostentatiously across busy, touristy strips, others are far more unassuming. In the heart of Marrakech’s busy souks, concealed down a winding, narrow lane – tucked away like...

Iceland’s popularity with tourists has soared in recent years – more than six times the island’s population visited in 2017 – as more holidaymakers, explorers and adventurers flock to the faraway...

It is a crisp spring day in the Bavarian mountains and we are driving up through thick pine forests, accompanied by the chatter of birdsong from the pretty Alpine town of Berchtesgaden high up into Obersalzberg,...

When we decided to book a trip to the Isle of Wight, we enlisted the help of Sue from Visit Isle of Wight to help us look for a luxury hotel that fit our needs. We were yearning for a place that was easy...

Travel writer Sally Meeson discovers the natural wonders and relaxing pleasures of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa. It’s another bright morning in South Africa as I’m woken by the...

Google ‘Gleneagles’ and the resort’s advert descriptor defines it as ‘a world class resort offering the ultimate in luxury.’ Quite a claim, but perhaps not so immodest for...

In the quiet south-west of Tenerife, beside the upmarket town of Costa Adeje, you’ll find the stylish new property from Barceló Hotel Group – Royal Hideaway Corales Beach. Tucked away from the bustle...

Deep inside lush green coffee plantations in Southern India, Kishore and Smita Iyengar luxuriate in the tranquil environs of the global award winning five star Evolve Back Luxury Resort in Coorg. MISTY...

Driving down the winding roads of Tetbury, a quiet corner of the Cotswolds; my best friend Jenna and I were giddy with excitement about our weekend country escape to the infamous Calcot Hotel & Spa. I’ve...

Words by Amira Arasteh Be introduced to the real Middle East in this breathtaking mountain retreat. Two hours drive from the capital city of Muscat, this mountain escape offers you a retreat of decadent...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom is everything you want in a holiday and this one comes with a twist of wellness. A two hour drive from Kochi...

South Africa’s, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa is an idyllic centre of healing in the Cape Winelands, designed to serve not only its local clientele but many overseas visitors looking to ‘discover...

London is a wonderful place for visitors like myself who cannot wait to immerse themselves in culture, fine dining restaurants and sumptuous hotels. Brimming with bars, rammed with restaurants, with a...

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 30 years, you know Nobu as the exceptional Japanese restaurant chain led by the power team of Robert DeNiro and Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa. What...

On the fringes of the famed Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, Kishore and Smita Iyengar still their pace at the multi-award winning five star Evolve Back Luxury Resort –Kabini. EXOTIC...

Every girl wants to be whisked off to a beautiful hotel in the countryside for the weekend. And, thanks to Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, in West Sussex, that’s exactly what we did one cold but sunny...

This charming boutique hotel in central Lucknow is a 41-room heritage home that got converted into a hotel a couple of years ago. The warm and efficient team behind this lovely property showcases the beautiful...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers that Gaj Kesri, an upscale royal themed resort on the outskirts of Bikaner in Rajasthan, is the perfect place to get away for a holiday filled with luxury. Flying...

Ahmedabad, a city in Gujarat boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2014. Now maintained by the...

If you’re planning a weekend in London, looking for a hotel can be a little daunting. So, if you want somewhere central to stay without compromising on luxury or chic design, then Dorsett City could...

With the stresses and strains of life, sometimes you just need a weekend away to hit the reset button. I needed just that. Just a stones throw away from the stunning North Norfolk coast, The Hoste has...

Set in 320 acres of lush, hilly terrain Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa is the ideal setting for a rejuvenating break from busy city life and to get started on a healthy, transformative journey. This...

Words by Irene Caswell The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in the historic city of Bath is the perfect excuse to take a winter short break. The buildings in Bath have a luminescence that positively glows...

So, you fancy a trip to the Cornish coast, you love the sound of a small town sitting on the water’s edge, brimming with boats, boutique art shops and the best seafood around. If you’ve heard of Fowey...

Every year, tourists from all corners of the globe flock to Lavenham, a pretty and picturesque village in Suffolk, widely regarded as one of the best examples of a surviving medieval town. At the heart...

Chester is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Travel writer Nilufer Atik got a taste of this ancient city… It was voted one of Europe’s prettiest tourist spots, dates back...