Category: Hotels

  • The Strand Cruise, Mandalay, Myanmar

    The Strand Cruise, Mandalay, Myanmar

    In the morning, immediately after breakfast, we were met by the uniformed Strand Cruise staff: Cruise Manager Neville Joseph, Front Office Manager, Moe Sithu Aung and F&B manager whose name sadly escapes me. They whisked us off to our first port of call, the Lacquerware factory in Bagan.  As we […]

     
  • Heritage Hotel, Bagan, Myanmar

    Heritage Hotel, Bagan, Myanmar

    Built in the midst of lush tropical gardens, in the traditional style of old Bagan’s temples, this is a distinctive and elegant hotel that offers airy suites in a perfect location, some 3 minutes drive from the airport and a 10 minute bike ride from the historical site. Its impressive […]

     
  • The Strand, Yangon

    The Strand, Yangon

    Originally built in 1901 and acquired by the legendary Sarkies brothers, the hotel has had a chequered history, with spectacular ups and downs, with its famous bar housing at one time the stables of the Japanese army.  Today, it is considered one of the most iconic hotels in South-East Asia […]

     
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  • Samujana Villas, Koh Samui, Thailand

    Samujana Villas, Koh Samui, Thailand

    Samujana Villas was conceived as a joint project between a small number of investors who are all friends and whose idea was to create a club-like resort in fabulous and famous Koh Samui. They acquired the land and built the resort of 27 villas for private use and holiday rentals […]

     
  • Castell Son Claret, Palma de Mallorca

    Castell Son Claret, Palma de Mallorca

    Palma de Mallorca is a year-round destination for holiday makers and yachtsmen alike.  If, however, you are feeling somewhat jaded by beach culture at the height of summer, head away from the coast and towards the mountains. Just outside the village of Es Capdellá is a restored 19th century castle […]

     
  • Résidence Pierre et Vacances Mallorca Cecilia, Mallorca

    Résidence Pierre et Vacances Mallorca Cecilia, Mallorca

    If you’re looking for a holiday that provides total relaxation, then Résidence Pierre et Vacances Mallorca Cecilia has you covered. Pierre et Vacances have successfully capitalised on the ‘ApartHotel’ concept, and their Cecilia Residence in Mallorca is one of their finest examples. On the East coast of Mallorca, in the […]

     
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  • Perianth Hotel, Athens, Greece

    Perianth Hotel, Athens, Greece

    Part of our week-long journey in Greece took us to the Perianth Hotel, a wonderful boutique art hotel in the heart of Athens. Situated in Agia Irini, the hotel is surrounded by myriad eateries, impressive classical architecture, quirky local boutiques and some of the best nightlife in Athens. At Perianth […]

     
  • Electra Metropolis Hotel, Athens

    Electra Metropolis Hotel, Athens

    Just behind Syntagma Square and overlooking the picturesque streets leading to one of Athens’ prettiest and most affluent old town areas, Plaka, Electra Metropolis is part of a group of thoroughly modern urban hotels. A 10 storey building, formerly the Ministry of Education, this has been turned into an oasis […]

     
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, Syntagma, Athens

    Hotel Grande Bretagne, Syntagma, Athens

    The Grande Old Dame of Athenian hotels has recently had a facelift after being acquired by the Marriott Group. The 19th century building sits impressively just opposite the Greek house of Parliament, overlooking Syntagma Square,  and with ranging views of the Parthenon from most rooms, as well as from its […]

     
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  • Hideaway luxury in the Bahamas: Big Bamboo

    Hideaway luxury in the Bahamas: Big Bamboo

    Ask 10 different people why they go to, and what they like about the Bahamas and they will give you 10 different answers. As a matter of fact, there are as many answers as there are cays in the Bahamas. For some, the big draw is Nassau, with its plush […]

     
 
 
 
 

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