Hotel of the week

Grand Hotel

By Sharron Livingston, June 16, 2011

This autumn, the Grand will be revered as the third structure in Brighton and Hove to be recognised by the Walk of Fame committee. A ceremonial plaque will be unveiled in Brighton Marina in its honour.

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Crazy Bear

By Simon Maurice, June 10, 2011

If you want to stay somewhere truly spectacular, Beaconsfield would probably not be the first place you would look.

Yet, situated five minutes from the M40/M25 junction is the little Buckinghamshire town in whose heart nestles one of the UK's most extraordinary and ultra-discreet hotels – the Crazy Bear.

A glance through the hotel's statistics reveals nothing unusual: ten bedrooms, three m

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Spice Island Beach Resort

By Marcus Dysch, May 26, 2011

This sprawling mix of beach-side suites and individual cottages a short hop from Grenada's capital, St George's, is the ideal base from which to experience the Grenada's sensational views.

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Coworth Park

By Jan Shure, May 19, 2011

If Coworth Park in Royal Berkshire, is familiar, it is because Fox Linton, the creators of its spectacular interiors, were also responsible for The Grove, near Watford. The latest UK hotel from the Dorchester Collection, it sprawls in endless acres of lush countryside, perfectly located for Ascot or polo at Smith's Lawn.

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The Grand

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2011

It's dance night at The Grand in Eastbourne, and some silver-haired couples are still getting their kicks on Route 66. Jiving to a live band, they roll back the years at this vintage five-star hotel, which has entertained visitors to the well-kept seaside town since 1878.

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Bedruthan Steps

By Richard Burton, May 5, 2011

A stone's throw from arguably the most spectacular beach in Britain sits a hotel that shares its name. But while Bedruthan Steps the beach is a spectacular feat of nature, its namesake is an altogether more low-key and unfussy family retreat.

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The Connaught

By Laura Ivill, April 28, 2011

If you check into a room on the top floor of the Connaught forget the lift; descending, instead, all five floors of this 1897 hotel by its sweeping, central staircase. Why? Because beneath the cupola, the varnished mahogany balustrade winds its way past one of the finest hotel art collections in the world – a staggering 3,000 pieces in all, covering every decade since its opening.

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Imperial Tramontano Hotel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 21, 2011

"Go on," said the waiter . "Have a little gelato, just to clean the palate." Of course, I did, and of course, it was delicious, the perfect end to a relaxed meal looking across the water to Capri and the bay of Naples.

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The Halkin

By Andrew Morris, April 11, 2011

The Halkin, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is considered the capital's first truly boutique hotel; a meld of classic and understated Italian design with an unobtrusive flavour of the East.

Everything is relaxed here, even the bedroom doors take time to close and refuse to make a noise doing so.

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The Bell Hotel

By Jenni Frazer, April 1, 2011

The taxi driver, dropping me late at night at Tel Aviv's Bell Inn, on the corner of Allenby and Hayarkon Streets, was a bit dubious.

"Do you want me to come in with you?" he said.

But his anxieties (the hotel is located at the quieter end of this otherwise vibrant area) were misplaced.

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