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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...

We take a sneak peak at some of the top luxury hotel and resort openings around the world in 2019. Each one offers something a little different, so whether you fancy taking part in a gorilla trek, trying...

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...

Looking for a more private luxury getaway this summer? Then it may be time to swap that opulent five-star hotel for a lavish villa instead. Whether you’re planning a dreamy beach getaway to one of the...

Recent years have seen social media rise to stardom. With this has come the rise of mediocre ‘photographers’ who have the freedom to post whatever, wherever and whenever – usually of their dinner...

Travelling abroad to escape from the stresses of everyday life is something that we all desire. However, there is no need to travel far when there are plenty of exquisite treasures to enjoy right here...

Is it time you took your four-legged friend on a little city break? When it comes to finding the very best dog-friendly hotels in London, we’ve done the hard work for you… St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel   Whether...

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como will open its doors to the public on April 15, following the renovation of the historic lakefront property. The hotel is surrounded by natural beauty, enjoying a private,...

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...

After a modernising reinvention, the legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo opened its doors once more in December, allowing guests to experience the true definition of luxury. Founded in 1864, the internationally...

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...

For those looking for a new Arctic experience, luxury adventure travel experts at Off the Map Travel have launched the chance to stay in cantilevered cabins hanging over the seas of Northern Norway. The...

Thinking of taking a staycation this year? With its breath-taking countryside, beautiful coastline and intriguing history, there is a lot to love about the UK as a holiday destination, and with some of...

Have you ever experienced true luxury? Finding the right place can be somewhat of a challenge for many, considering that it is rare to find somewhere that has a perfect balance of comfort, elegance and...

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...

Inviting guests to discover the magnificent marine life of the Andaman sea, Pimalai Resort and Spa have launched a new scuba diving programme where guests of the resort are able to get closer to nature...

It was always my childhood fantasy to camp out in a treehouse, but with the lack of trees in my garden at home, and no friends with treehouses, sadly it was never meant to be. So when Luxury Lodges invited...

It’s pretty common nowadays for people to scour the internet before committing to a purchase of any kind. Whether it’s a new car, somewhere to eat, or a hotel booking, people want to know that they...

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...

Valentine’s Day is a time for love, a time for passion and a time for planning that ideal honeymoon. Crystal blue waters, powder white sandy beaches and paradise-like resorts – the perfect package...

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...

If you’ve got a milestone birthday, anniversary, or engagement party to plan, and you’re planning to pull out all the stops, you’ll want to find a party venue that will really wow your guests and...

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...

Once a slightly forgotten isle at the toe-end of Italy, Sicily has now become one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations for European holidays. With picturesque beaches, rugged coastline, an enviable...

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...

With so much to see and so many places to go, sometimes it’s best to turn to the experts for travel advice. The experienced team at Velocity Black, the 21st century digital concierge service, shares...

A six-bedroom B&B in the Devon town of Torquay has been crowned the best bed and breakfast in the world based on visitor ratings. The 25 Boutique B&B (read our review here) came out top and was...

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...