Category: Hotels

  • Villa Anitori, Le Marche, Italy

    Villa Anitori, Le Marche, Italy

    Blink and you might miss it: for Villa Anitori is certainly off the beaten track. For the cognoscenti however, this domain is a special secret that plays host to a dreamy landscape, an outstanding restaurant and one of Le Marche’s best spas. The domain resembles a large country estate, with […]

     
  • La Pietra B&B, Le Marche, Italy

    La Pietra B&B, Le Marche, Italy

    If you think coming to the countryside would be too, well, ‘country’ for you, then visiting La Pietra B&B in Le Marche will change your perspective – and how you travel forevermore. More self-contained apartments than a B&B, La Pietra B&B is undoubtedly one of the most chic getaways in […]

     
  • Agriturismo La Curtis, Le Marche, Italy

    Agriturismo La Curtis, Le Marche, Italy

    Agriturismo La Curtis – where beauty reigns supreme If you could transport a scent into words, perhaps it would do more justice to describe Agriturismo La Curtis than our review ever could. Jasmine, lavender, cherries – these are some of the plants on offer, some of the smells permeating the […]

     
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  • Morgana Sotto Le Torri, a luxury apartment in Bologna

    Morgana Sotto Le Torri, a luxury apartment in Bologna

    Bologna: the gateway to Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and the lesser known Le Marche. You could be forgiven for thinking that Bologna’s main attraction is its cuisine (although it is certainly a huge draw). Home to ragu (or bolognaise), Bologna has no shortage of gourmet shops and markets selling its famous […]

     
  • Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, Venice, Italy

    Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, Venice, Italy

    ‘Room with a view’ is an apt phrase that many a traveller has undoubtedly used when reviewing Hotel Locanda Vivaldi. The reason being that the hotel boasts one of the most prominent positions on the waterfront near San Marco in Venice. San Marco, as many of our readers may know, […]

     
  • Speronari Suites, Milan, Italy

    Speronari Suites, Milan, Italy

    Location, location, location. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. For the ultimate location in Milan, Speronari Suites is your answer. A due pocchi da Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II, Speronari Suites has the best of both worlds: an enviable position in Milan and the luxury […]

     
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  • A whistle stop tour of Thailand and Myanmar: Part Two

    A whistle stop tour of Thailand and Myanmar: Part Two

    Magical Myanmar (or Burma to most of us) 2019 Burma (or Myanmar as it has been renamed to remove all colonial connotations) is not an obvious tourist destination in spite of all the exoticism it conjures up. It has had its share of political upheavals and more recently, the media […]

     
  • A whistle stop tour of Thailand and Myanmar: Part One

    A whistle stop tour of Thailand and Myanmar: Part One

    BBeyond visited Thailand and Myanmar on a two week whistle stop tour of these two South East Asian countries. Below we bring you the best and worst aspects from both countries as we try, as ever, to explore the road less travelled. Thailand has a well established and well-trodden tourist […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
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  • 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 […]