Hotel of the week

Alma de Sedona Inn, Arizona, USA

By Andy Mossack, October 30, 2012

Tucked away in a secluded neighbourhood of Sedona, this exquisite privately-owned bed and breakfast inn offers up quite a few unexpected surprises.

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Hotel of the Week: Park Inn, Heathrow

By Sharron Livingston, September 21, 2012

Try as I might to dodge those yawningly early morning flights, I occasionally have to concede defeat. Just last week I was forced to catch an 8am plane from Heathrow to Zurich.

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Hotel of the Week: Hotel Beauchamps, Paris

By Sharron Livingston, August 28, 2012

Ten Euros - that’s how much the rickshaw fare was from the Arc de Triomphe to our hotel. It was a little expensive for a four-minute ride but we went for it anyway.

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Heather Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

By Cathy Forman, August 3, 2012

Homemade carrot cake and a welcome cuppa by the Aga went a long way to reviving our flagging spirits after a drive up the A1 from London to the Yorkshire Dales through torrential rain to the two-bedroomed Heather Cottage guest house in Aysgarth Village.

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2012

Hotel suites at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort have much in common with an average flat in Britain; namely, square footage.

Along with a four-poster bed, there’s a walk-in wardrobe, lounge, spacious balcony and bathroom with separate shower room.

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Santa Monica: Shore Hotel

By Sharron Livingston, June 19, 2012

It was only a short stay in Santa Monica and so for me, the beach beckoned. This resort hotel is located on Ocean Avenue where the beach is just 59 feet away and hit the spot.

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Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, West Sussex

By Simon Rocker, June 12, 2012

For a moment you might wonder if you had taken a detour into Chaucer’s England, setting eyes on a medieval manor surrounded by a clutch of thatched cottages. But no Canterbury pilgrim ever spent the night.

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Tiara Yaksta Cannes, France

By Sharron Livingston, May 10, 2012

From Nice airport it was a pleasant tootle along the twisty N8 coastal road. I was heading for the tiny town of Théoule-sur-Mer where they say, the water quality around its cliffs is the best in Europe.

I had chosen the Tiara Yaksta boutique hotel for its discreet location and found it was so hidden that I passed it at least three times.

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Villa San Michele Florence, Italy

By Anthea Gerrie, May 3, 2012

It's not every hotel that can boast a facade designed, it's rumoured, by Michelangelo. But then not every city is packed with the work of Michelango and other Renaissance greats who have attracted visitors to Florence for hundreds of years.

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Teatro hotel, Porto, Portugal

By Barry Toberman, April 6, 2012

A poem from one of history's great romantics - Portuguese poet, playwright and novelist Almeida Garrett - is printed all over the entrance of the Teatro Hotel.

Given that my Portuguese is not remotely up to translation, I solicit the help of a staff member, who explains simply that it is about "love", a perfect motif for this distinctive establishment located at the heart of Porto's shopping

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