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Hotel Review: Gaj Kesri, Bikaner in India

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...

Words by Sara Darling Sometimes you require more from a mini break; You deserve to indulge your senses and take some time out to pamper your cravings. The BLESS Collection has just launched its first hotel...

Travel writer Codelia Mantsebo checks in to Courchevel’s newest luxury hotel. Now in its third season, the newly-opened Barrière Les Neiges is the latest luxury addition that Courchevel never knew...

With views of the southern Cornish shores, Falmouth’s newly renovated St. Michael’s Resort sits in a lovely spot, miles from worry, ready and waiting to comfort its guests. Resort really is the only...

If you’re looking for a stylish hotel in a building full of history and charm, in the middle of an attractive town on the doorstep of some of the South East’s most beautiful countryside; then The White...

I can’t remember the last time I felt truly relaxed; it was probably on our honeymoon to Cape Town in 2015. Now nearly four years married and with a two-year old in tow, my husband and I were in desperate...

Marrakesh is a bustling, colourful storm of a city. Its central Djemaa-El-Fna square is filled with snake-charmers, story tellers, and bubbling cauldrons of food; the souk markets brim with intricate glassware,...

Bali has become a beloved holiday destination and with very good reason. It is an exotic island with perfect weather, beaches, majestic temples and friendly people. Bali is really several destinations...

Located in the heart of Bloomsbury in the heart of London, an area loaded with literary history, the Academy is a local institution. A beautiful boutique hotel set in five Grade II-listed Georgian townhouses...

Norfolk is all about picturesque countryside, on which you can always spot a Saxon or Norman church tower. Whether it’s taking a trip to the coast; walking through the Broads National Park; or enjoying...

One of the more positive hospitality trends of late has been the resurgence of the traditional British rural pub, perhaps fuelled by nostalgia for cosy country locals of years gone by. The Greyhound in...

Travel writer Sally Meeson checks out the impressive results of a multi-million dollar makeover for one of the Maldives’ oldest resorts. It’s lunchtime in the Maldives… and I’ve...

Words by Bindu Gopal Rao If city life and urban chaos have got to you and you are looking for a getaway that will help you detox under expert supervision, head to Mercure Goa Devaaya Retreat. Simple vegetarian...

As a mother to a young son I often find myself walking down memory lane. Last week we were given a box set of the enchanting Beatrix Potter stories. I recalled how my father used to read these very same...

Leading travel writer Nick Constance stays at The Grand Brighton, Brighton in East Sussex. The Cat In The Hat It’s a bit of a shock, when you rock up to a hotel and the doorman is a more dapper dresser...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt concludes her Italian adventures, which have taken her to Lake Garda, Tuscany and Rome, with a stay on the stunning Amalfi coast. After a 90-minute drive from Naples station along...

Centrally located, the Apex Grassmarket Hotel is equally ideal for business travel or a perfect bolthole for a long weekend in the Scottish capital. The hotel is situated in the heart of the Old Town in...

Words by Bindu Gopal Rao A stay at JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh is to experience hospitality at its best while combing the best of the sights and sounds of India’s first planned city. A city break to...

Bath is a spectacular city and every time I visit it never ceases to amaze me. The thriving city has an ancient heritage. It has everything to offer from wonderful sight-seeing, a true cultural vibrancy,...

You don’t have to be a brainiac or super sleuth to hang out in Oxford, as far as initial observations went, a lust for shopping, eating pretty much any type of food going and a definite appreciation...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt continues her Italian adventures, and after visiting Lake Garda and Tuscany, it is time to take in the wonders of Rome. I have always loved the expression “when in Rome” and...

In the month of October I was invited to stay and experience the sixth ‘Aloft’ Hotel in India which is located in Aerocity, one of New Delhi’s busiest and most cosmopolitan business destinations....

There aren’t many hotels that take my breath away; or that I can honestly say are flawless, or that I just want to return to again and again. That was until I stayed at the insanely good, Beaverbrook. Set...

One of the finest hotels in the Scottish capital, the Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh is a new addition to the city’s impressive roll call of luxury hotels. Formerly the Hotel Missoni, Radisson...

I was invited to stay at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park which is located at the best locality in Pune and I had a super time while I was there! My terrace suite was spacious and stylishly designed; the...

Stepping inside Langshott Manor is like stepping back in time. There’s a fire crackling in the bar, rugged exposed beams jut in all directions, and small, leaded windows offer glimpses into the manicured...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt continues her 4 part Italian adventure, and after starting at Lake Garda she journeys down to the scenic Tuscan countryside. Tuscany is known for its undulating hills, vineyards...

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Bath has been drawing visitors since Roman and Celtic times. The city’s three hot springs were sacred to the Celtic goddess Sulis. With the arrival of the Roman...

Leading spa and beauty writer Lorelle Williams flew to Ibiza to attend Our Retreat for a week; a retreat that offers fitness, nutrition and wellness breaks in Ibiza, Sardinia, UK and Chaminox. The villa Located...

Cheltenham – the ideal place to indulge in some top quality dining, shopping and highly rated hotels, and certainly a town centred around its most famous attraction – the races. A trip in Autumn saw...

I was absolutely delighted when I received an invite from Saurabh Bharara- Director of Sales & Marketing-The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore to visit The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore for a two night stay on the occasion...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt takes us on a 4 part Italian adventure, starting with a trip to Lefay Resort & Spa overlooking scenic Lake Garda. When I think of Italy, I conjure up thoughts of sparkling...

I visited the iconic Goa Marriott Resort and Spa in the month of October on invite by the affable General manager Gaurav Apte. It was really delightful to note that the hotel car which came to pick me...