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Grecotel Amirandes Pool

Hotel Review: Caramel Boutique Resort, Crete, Greece

Location: On the longest beach in Crete, and a short distance away from Rethymno's Venetian harbour. Rooms: 69 villas and suites with accommodations options for singles, couples and up to 10 people. Amenities: A large centerpiece seawater pool, two restaurants, the option to dine at any of the other three Grecotel hotels on the island and at the hotel's Agreco organic farm, a poolside brasserie, a very chic piano bar and supervised children and teen entertainment options to name a … [Read More...]

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Grecotel Amirandes Pool

Hotel Review: Caramel Boutique Resort, Crete, Greece

Location: On the longest beach in Crete, and a short distance away from Rethymno's Venetian harbour. Rooms: 69 villas and suites with accommodations options for singles, couples and up to 10 … [Read More...]

The Hoxton Holborn

Hotel Review: The Hoxton Holborn

Location: Very centrally on High Holborn, within coughing distance of London's bustling West End, King's Cross, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, The British Museum, Covent Garden you name it! This is really as … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: Ristorante Aroma, Rome

The last restaurant review (Full disclosure: I use the term loosely, as it was more of a glowing, completely biased recommendation of my favourite restaurant in the city) I wrote of a restaurant in Rome told you of … [Read More...]

Z Hotels Shoreditch

Hotel Review: Z Hotel Shoreditch

Location: Right smack in the middle of one of London's trendiest area - Shoreditch - and a stone's throw away from Old Street underground station. Rooms: 111 - divided into 5 categories, six of which are adapted … [Read More...]

Breakfast at Angelus

Culinary Digest: Breakfast at Angelus

What happens when you combine French gastronomic sensibilities with the eponymous English breakfast? This: Angelus restaurant first came on to the London scene in 2007 when Thierry Thomasin - having served … [Read More...]

Amirandes Olympic-sized Seawater Pool

Hotel Review: Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Location: In Gouves - along a pristine stretch of Cretan coastline. Rooms: 212 bungalows, rooms, suites and villas (divided into 29 room types) offering spacious, quality accommodation with chic interior design … [Read More...]

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The spring fitness edit: Part 1 – footwear

My favourite season of the year is finally here! With the warmer temperatures come not only the freedom to take your workouts outside but also countless marathons and races the world over. Here in London, there are … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: The Wellesley, London

Location:  Very idealy situated on London's Hyde Park Corner and in close proximity to Knightsbridge and its plethora of high end stores, the eponymous Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace - which is a mere ten minutes … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: All’Oro Restaurant, Rome, Italy

Italy is world-renown for its contributions to the culinary world. So much so that the country's main touristic destinations pride themselves in offering pizza, pasta, gelato in various reincarnations. Rome is not … [Read More...]

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Cityscape: Rome, Italy

When it comes to Rome, I have both good and bad news to report. I'll start with the bad: Rome is in crisis. The city whose culture was shaped by Catholicism is in as much flux as the religion itself. Its famous … [Read More...]

Tripping With

When in Rome: Nicky Pellegrino

Tripping with: Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky, welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping with segment. What are you up to at the moment? I've been busy travelling round New Zealand talking to readers about my new book When In Rome. It's … [Read More...]

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Tripping With: Saska Graville

This week's tripper is Saska Graville, the deputy editor of Red magazine and author of London Style Guide. A true travel junkie and hotel addict, she has never knowingly said no to a weekend away. She … [Read More...]

The Puppini Sisters

Tripping with: The Puppini Sisters

Luxury Travel Beat: Ladies, welcome to Luxury Travel Beat’s tripping with segment. Where are you at the moment? Stephanie: I'm in my apartment in West London, about to start putting together my new … [Read More...]

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Travel Diary: The South Africa Edition – Day 6

On day 6 of my epic South African adventure, I found myself in heaven: Babylonstoren in Stellenbosch, which is not only a mere 50 km north-east of CapeTown but also prime wine country. Words cannot do … [Read More...]

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Musical Sundays: I’ve Got The World On A String, Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli

Today's Musical Sunday is actually a love song (happy Valentine's day),which like many songs, can be applied to travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPwguSpE10 "I've got the world on a … [Read More...]

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Musical Sunday: Come fly with me, Frank Sinatra

Today's Musical Sunday comes to you courtesy of Ol' Blue Eyes himself. Come Fly With Me is one of those musical trips around the world that is truly a tribute to those of use afflicted with the itchy … [Read More...]

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