Hotel of the week

The Milestone Hotel

By Andy Mossack, February 19, 2015

It's a cold December day, but the welcome sign in the lobby of the Milestone Hotel - "please help yourself to our complimentary hot chocolate, marshmallows and chocolates" - warms our hearts.

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Old Swan and Minster Mill

By Anthea Gerrie, January 29, 2015

Expectations are always going to be high of a de Savary hotel, given the entrepreneur's reputation for making over old properties and infusing them with a touch of quirky class. This is as true of the Old Swan and Minster Mill as any of his previous hostelries, but this one comes with a few problems.

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Corinthia Hotel

By Barry Toberman, January 22, 2015

The most basic expectations of a five-star hotel are luxurious accommodation and public areas, prompt and attentive service and decent drinking and dining options.

These boxes are all ticked impressively by this Lisbon property, which also scores on location, being close to a Metro station and a short commute from the airport.

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Riad Star

By Andy Mossack, January 15, 2015

It had been a day of tough haggling deep in the souk; even the shopkeepers were emotionally spent, such was the drama that had unfolded.

But all this haggling had taken its toll and as I wearily walked back through the twisty lanes of Marrakech's Medina, all I wanted was to kick back and sip a refreshing mint tea.

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myhotel Bloomsbury

By Anthea Gerrie, January 8, 2015

It's easy to walk past myhotel Bloomsbury and not realise it's a newish, stylish but extremely reasonably-priced place to lay your head in the middle of the West End.

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Hotel of the week: The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

By Sharron Livingston, December 4, 2014

By my estimation, if I stood in a certain position and stretched out my arms diagonally, I could simultaneously touch the dark wood concierge’s desk that sits to the left of the doorway of this Georgian town house and the white, dark wood-topped curvy reception desk a little way in on the right side of the small lobby.

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The Capital Hotel

By Sharron Livingston, December 4, 2014

By my estimation, if I stood in a certain position and stretched out my arms diagonally, I could simultaneously touch the dark wood concierge's desk that sits to the left of the doorway of this Georgian town house and the white, dark wood-topped curvy reception desk a little way in on the right side of the small lobby.

Doing so, of course, would have seemed unseemly in a place as formal and ele

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Riad Star

By Andy Mossack, November 13, 2014

Here is a luxury riad (a traditional Moroccan house which opens inward to a garden courtyard) in the heart of Marrakech's Medina.

Until ten years ago, owners Mike and Lucie Wood had no hospitality experience but plenty of love for Marrakech and a reason to return.

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Raffles

By Barry Toberman, November 6, 2014

When the latest addition to the Raffles luxury chain opened its doors in September, it received a publicity boost that money cannot buy.

In town for a concert was Lady Gaga who checked into the presidential suite and shared the good time she was evidently having with her squillions of followers on social media.

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Coco Reef Resort Paget

By Judith Baker, October 7, 2014

Coco Reef is located 30 minutes from Hamilton international airport on South Shore, on the island's prettiest stretch of beach featuring Bermuda's famous pink sand. With a casual but elegant ambience, it has 64 rooms which all have ocean views and are all furnished in a colonial style with pastel florals.

Modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, coffee machine and cable television are also included.

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