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O kay come with me, we’re going to explore every inch of this hotel built inside the deserted grottos of an Italian mountain village from the Middle Ages.
Staying in a hostel in Europe is a rite of passage for budget-conscious travelers making their way around the continent. This is particularly the case for budget-conscious younger travelers. Here are ten hostels across Europe that either receive particularly high user-review grades or are notorious enough in one or another way to be noteworthy. St.
Everyone is looking for something different in their hotel experience—some crave numerous amenities; some look for a spot with interesting architecture or an otherwise unforgettable space; and some just want a cheap bed to crash on. The funky hotel Huettenpalast in Berlin delivers on all three of those, which makes it a must visit in my book. You can stay in their hotel rooms or book one of the three indoor caravans and huts featured here for a more unconventional sleep experience. Equal parts campgound, art installation, and childhood fort, this cluster of “rooms” seems too cool to pass up—luckily they cost only 60 euros ($85) a night.
Our search for much-needed calm, relaxation and revitalization ended earlier this month in Bali, Indonesia, where we spent two blissful weeks. If you, too, want to give your weary body and mind a complete vacation, head to Southeast Asia where they really know how to do luxury relaxation well. They understand design; they set the trends. Some of the most luxurious resorts we have experienced have been in this region. We’d seen the huge amount of media coverage of two Alila Villas properties — Alila Villas Soori and Alila Villas Uluwatu — and we wanted to experience them first-hand.
Number Sixteen forms part of a mid-Victorian white stucco terrace and is situated in the heart of bustling South Kensington, just steps away from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums and a short walk to Harrods, Knightsbridge and Brompton Cross shopping. Kensington Gardens is close by and the area is filled with some of London's most interesting bars, cafes and restaurants. It has its own tree-filled private garden and provides all the facilities expected of a luxury hotel including 24 hour room service, valet, concierge and high speed wireless internet access. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exclusive, private and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives. The resort is a Member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island's blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services.
I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter. Vidago Palace Hotel below may look very antique, but I bet it has fine pieces of furniture and stylish accessories in the bathrooms. They wanted to avoid a luxurious impact and to be more discrete yet with a modern touch for the interior design.
Abu Dhabi – an archipelago of nearly 200 separate islands where luxury and style are infused with traditional values of hospitality and respect. Sunny weather, tranquil beaches, lush oases, vibrant city life, and a mixture of culture and traditions come together to create a holiday experience like no other. Explore the emirate’s old souks, sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, ride the dunes on an exhilarating desert safari, or dive into a dazzling marine life - there is something for everyone in Abu Dhabi. A number of the Islands merit special attention: Yas Island is the emirate’s sports and leisure centre.
The hotel is place on a site with a very rich history and central location. For an economic mind, the tourism can be an important engine of the local economy. The old building was converted into a hotel with conference facilities. The new project isn’t only a hotel building; it consists of two parts: the renovation of the three historic buildings on the Hoogstraat and a new development on the Groene Rei. The new addition to the cityscape of Bruges is very welcomed, like a treasure chest set with gems.
At MAMA SHELTER you'll find sensual and elegant rooms equipped with iMacs and 5 Star bedding to offer you a serene retreat after a long day in the city. On the ground floor, a restaurant with simple family style dishes conceived by Alain Senderens, an enormous bar that also serves the purpose of being trendy, a brasserie, and a terrace where you might run into American rappers, Japanese painters, or Latin American writers. This space is not a prisoner to design.
Posts that feature stunning hotels are really our absolute favorite. The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona, Italy certainly fits our requirements. With all the grandeur of the 18th century villa from which it was converted, in beautiful Valpolicella, Italy, the enchanting Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà is a truly luxurious escape. Just northeast of Verona, this elegant hotel seamlessly blends contemporary and classic for an atmosphere that is as stylish as it is comfortable. Plush rooms with vibrant colors are bright with abundant natural light, and warmly inviting with a pleasant countryside feel. Marble bathrooms are stunning and soothing, and all the modern technological amenities will keep you connected to the world.
In keeping with our Middle East theme, we thought we’d share a unique (perhaps magical?) lodging in Turkey . The Sacred House is a 250 Greek mansion that evokes stories told about once upon a time. Modeled from caves where history, art and modern comforts meet, the certainly provide a certain old-world charm not found in your average hotel . Take a look around the medievally appointed ambiance.
WhitePod Alpine Ski Resort A Swiss ski resort has taken a modern prefab approach to providing private chalet rooms for their guests. The WhitePod Alpine Ski Resort comprises 15 geodesic igloo-style structures that overlook a Swiss valley from the snowy mountain above.
CastaDiva Resort, Lake Como Italy Lake Como has long been a luxury retreat for personalities like George Clooney, Madonna, Richard Branson and others. This deep, old European lake is one of unparalleled beauty, bordered by both the countryside of Italy and the mountains of Switzerland. Around Lake Como, hills rise out of the water, dotted by the lazy lights of old-world homes, restaurants– and the CastaDiva Resort. CastaDiva is a young, design-minded hotel in an old Italian mansion that once played host to Italy’s fashionable elite.