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Hotels, Spas & Villas

Budget Travel: Hotel Reviews

  • BlueBay Villas Doradas
    An adults-only, oceanfront resort with lots of places to play: an 18-hole golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, and several pools.This adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata opted for modern furniture, tasteful tile floors, and large…
    - 16 Jun 13, 1:48pm -
  • Rifugio Nino Pernici
    A gloriously isolated Alpine retreat that offers dorm-style beds and communal hearty meals.You don't have to hike two days into the wild to find a mountain retreat that feels gloriously isolated. The Rifugio Nino Pernici is just a few hours from Lak…
    - 2 Jun 13, 12:44pm -
  • Le Bellevue
    These basic accommodations offer views a luxury hotel would kill for.Overlooking umpteen miles of rolling hills and the tiny town of Montignac, these basic accommodations offer a view that your average luxury hotel would kill for.Not only that, but…
    - 1 May 13, 11:13am -
  • El Patio 77

    El Patio 77

    (Courtesy El Patio 77)Alan Vargas Favero and Diego Le Provost have opened what they believe is Mexico City's first fully green B&B: the eight-room El Patio 77.Vibrant, hectic, overcrowded Mexico City has been called many things, but “eco-friendly…
    - 12 Oct 12, 5:32pm -
  • Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

    Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

    (Courtesy Devonshire Arms)The 300-year-old Devonshire Arms at Pilsley has stayed true to its roots even as the world around it has changed.The 300-year-old Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, a traditional pub with a few guest rooms upstairs, has stayed tr…
    - 12 Oct 12, 4:55pm -
  • Hotel Rocamar

    Hotel Rocamar

    (Courtesy auldhippo/Flickr)Hotel Rocamar sits mere feet from the Caribbean, and every day dawns with a gorgeous sunrise over the sea.Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll want to set your alarm at the Hotel Rocamar. The 32-room property s…
    - 12 Oct 12, 4:44pm -
  • Sir F.K. Savigny Hotel Berlin

    Sir F.K. Savigny Hotel Berlin

    (Courtesy Sir F.K. Savigny)Newcomer Sir F.K. Savigny has all the same trappings as Berlin's swankiest spots, but at a bargain price.Design hotels are a dime a dozen in Berlin, but most still charge a premium for that polish. Newcomer Sir F.K. Savig…
    - 12 Oct 12, 4:29pm -
  • Cocomama


    (Courtesy Cocomama)Cocomama’s first-time hoteliers Anika Jacobs and Lotje Horvers have decked out their hotel-hostel hybrid with ample bits of Dutch kitsch.A city like Amsterdam gets saddled with its share of clichés, so why not just embrace the…
    - 12 Oct 12, 4:09pm -
  • Hotel da Vila

    Hotel da Vila

    (Christian Kerber)Set on a beach overlooking the Atlantic in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol, the Hotel da Vila always seems bathed in sunlight.Set on a beach overlooking the Atlantic in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol, the Hotel da Vila al…
    - 12 Oct 12, 3:48pm -
  • Wanderlust Hotel

    Wanderlust Hotel

    (Courtesy Wanderlust Hotel)The Wanderlust Hotel served as a schoolhouse in the 1920s, and it can still teach you a thing or two about the cutting edge of interior design.The 29-room Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore’s Little India served as a schoolh…
    - 12 Oct 12, 3:12pm -

Luxury Travel Magazine

The Guardian: Hotels

  • 10 of the best hotels in Britain and Ireland
    To celebrate four decades of the Good Hotel Guide, editor Adam Raphael chooses his favourite places to stay – mixing affordable character and a spot of ‘pamper yourself’ luxuryForty years ago, an article in the Observer by literary agent Hilary…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Airbnb select to offer loans and advice to hosts under new scheme
    The trial, dubbed Airbnb Select, will see rental firm provide home improvement loans as it seeks to standardise offeringsAirbnb is looking to take an increasingly active role in ensuring the homes it offers for rent on its site are pleasant to stay i…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 2:00am -
  • The White Lion Inn, Cray, Yorkshire dales: hotel review
    This revamped old drovers’ pub above Wharfedale offers a roaring fire, real ales and a menu designed for those who’ve been out walking on the fellsWhen Yorkshire hosted the grand départ of the Tour de France in 2014, the first taste of the wild…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:43am -
  • Banjas and Banksy oust the gentlemen as millennials reinvent the private club
    Once the sanctuary of the establishment, the latest generation of member hangouts cater for a new eliteIt’s midweek in east London and in a subterranean space a few clusters of thirtysomethings are tapping away on Apple laptops under the gaze of an…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Oct 17, 7:05pm -
  • Titanic Hotel Belfast: review
    The former Harland & Wolff headquarters has been turned into a light, bright hotel that does full justice to this architectural and historic gemBelfast people can be a little queasy about things Titanic. Even before the 2012 centenary of its sinking,…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:30am -
  • Costa Rica hotel hits wrong note as it charges us for pre-paid rooms
    The travel agent took our choir group’s money for the booking but did not pay the hotelWe have just returned from an enjoyable choir tour to Costa Rica. When our party of 54 arrived at the hotel in San José that had been booked by our Costa Rican…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Oct 17, 2:00am -
  • Bilbao city guide: what to see plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels
    In the 20 years since the Guggenheim opened, the Basque port city has not looked back – the museum acting as a magnet for great art and architecture as well as buzzing nightlife and restaurantsThis year sees Bilbao celebrating the 20th anniversary…
    - 18 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 2:00am -
  • The Cors Country House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire: hotel review
    In a town rich with Dylan Thomas heritage, chef Nick Priestland is scaling back his highly-regarded restaurant to focus on B&B accommodation. Well, that was the planLovely Laugharne, on the Taf estuary, with its grand but dilapidated 12th-century cas…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 1:30am -
  • 10 of the best new budget hotels and hostels in Europe
    Stylish but affordable hostels and hotels aimed at the Instagram generation continue to open apace across Europe, offering excellent value and a party atmosphere Jo&Joe is a new youth brand from hotel giant Accor which is hoping to muscle in on the A…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:37am -
  • Top 10 autumn breaks in small UK towns and cities
    We asked nature writers to choose their favourite market town or small city for a late-season break. Plus 10 more autumn breaks in the UK countryside Continue reading...
    - 25 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:00am -

Travel + Leisure: Hotel & Resorts

  • 2008 Guide to the Best of Cape Cod
    From Falmouth to Provincetown, an up-to-the-minute address book helps plot the course to an iconic American vacation on Cape Cod.
    - 31 Jul 08, 8:00pm -
  • 21st Century Berlin
    Berlin has become an electrifying international cultural scene, with a 21st-century brand of unpolished, after-hours glamour thriving under the weight of 20th-century history.
    - 31 Jul 08, 8:00pm -
  • A Politico's Denver
    Following Denver's Democratic Convention, here are some highlights of where the action took place that are still worth a visit.
    - 31 Jul 08, 8:00pm -
  • A Family Holiday in Rome
    After all, what could be more Christmasy than a crusade to the Pope’s home turf?Your kids will absolutely never be at a loss for something desirable to eat. After they’ve had their fill of pizza, p...
    - 30 Nov 07, 7:00pm -
  • A Chef's Tour of Provence
    With so many options in southern France, creating an authentic Provençal experience isn't easy. Wout Bru, an accomplished chef with a golden pedigree, shares his picks of the area's best.
    - 30 Sep 06, 8:00pm -
  • A Bike Tour of Versailles
    Versailles has the unknown bounty of a magical, carefully tended 17th-century park, whose dimensions and details exceed the reach of any map or any guidebook. You can ride for hours without seeing ...
    - 31 Aug 06, 8:00pm -
  • 13 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka
    This exotic island nation may have been forever altered by political unrest and natural disaster. It is often said of Sri Lanka that it is the size of Ireland and almost as often that its history i...
    - 31 Aug 06, 8:00pm -
  • A Family Roadtrip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
    Pennsylvania's big C's—chocolate, carousels, and choo-choos—provide the kid-friendly landmarks along the route.
    - 31 Jul 06, 8:00pm -
  • A Family Visit to Atlanta
    It may be a landlocked city, but with the recent opening of the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta is now awash in more than 100,000 fish swimming in 8 million gallons of water.
    - 30 Apr 06, 8:00pm -
  • A Chef's Wedding Feast
    To create her perfect matrimonial meal, Miami chef Michelle Bernstein looked to people, places, and flavors from all over the world.
    - 31 Mar 04, 7:00pm -

Travel + Leisure: Spa Getaways

  • Budapest's New Style
    Hungary’s capital is slowly swapping its Soviet grit for some European brio.
    - 30 Oct 09, 7:58am -
  • Affordable Swiss Alps
    In the glamorous Swiss Alps, a novice skier can brush up on his moves and live the high life—all without breaking the bank (well, almost). Peak time is Christmas through January 6. After that, rate...
    - 31 Jan 08, 7:00pm -
  • An Atacama Desert Adventure in Chile
    Though stark from a distance, the world's driest desert is an expansive, exotic landscape studded with oases, majestic dunes, and thermal pools. This is an ideal destination for those who enjoy hik...
    - 31 Jan 08, 7:00pm -
  • A Stress-free Trip to Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula
    Have you ever felt that the endless planning, maneuvering, and (not least) paying required for a relaxing vacation tends to cancel out the "relaxing" part?Problem solved: journey to Costa Rica’s Ni...
    - 30 Nov 07, 7:00pm -
  • Driving Trip: Phoenix to Tubac, Arizona
    Heading south from Phoenix brings you from barrel-cactus-dotted desert through the Oregon-like woods of Madera Canyon—and down to the Mexican border town of Tubac.
    - 31 Dec 06, 7:00pm -
  • Architectural Spain
    In Spain’s Basque country, a venerable Rioja wine estate is banking on a superstar architect to raise its profile with a fresh take on the luxury hotel. Whatever your sympathies, or antipathies, th...
    - 30 Nov 06, 7:00pm -
  • Diving in the Cayman Islands
    The paradoxical reality of life in the world’s fifth- largest financial center is still something of a secret—at least to the majority of the one million passengers who disembark every year from th...
    - 31 Oct 06, 7:00pm -
  • An Eating and Shopping Escape to Parma, Italy
    Famed for its gastronomy, with local specialties like its namesake Parmesan cheese and prosciutto, Parma and nearby Fidenza also appeal to bargain-hungry fashionistas. At Fidenza Village Outlet Sho...
    - 30 Jun 06, 8:00pm -
  • Discovering Byron Bay, Australia
    The boho beach town of Byron Bay, Australia—long known for its pristine sands, stunning headlands, and laid-back roots—is trading hippie for hip with a clutch of stylish new hotels and restaurants....
    - 31 May 06, 8:00pm -
  • Design Your Own Adventure in Costa Rica
    Planning a trip to Costa Rica—where your choices are virtually endless—can be overwhelming. Here, some options for Central America's jungle-and-beach paradise, whatever your interest.
    - 31 Mar 06, 7:00pm -

USA Today: Hotels



  • We're Checking Out for The Very Last Time

    We're Checking Out for The Very Last Time

    "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”—Seneca, a Roman philosopher but we know this line best from Semisonic’s song, "Closing Time." On Friday, July 31, HotelChatter, Jaunted and VegasChatter will check out…
    - 31 Jul 15, 3:22pm -
  • Say It With Us One More Time: Privacy, Please

    Say It With Us One More Time: Privacy, Please

    It’s fitting that in saying our goodbyes, the subject of peekaboo bathrooms and our collective dismay at most versions we’ve come across was right up there among all things hotels we have shared with you over the years. We couldn’t…
    - 31 Jul 15, 3:22pm -
  • Paris: Une Nuit au Ritz Paris Will Set You Back...

    Paris: Une Nuit au Ritz Paris Will Set You Back...

    … about €1,000 ($1,100) a night. That’s right, whether in dollars or in euros, chances are you will be leaving behind at least four figures for the chance to wake up on Place Vendôme. Promised as they were for June 17, it’s al…
    - 31 Jul 15, 2:46pm -
  • Brussels: 'Indulge and Be Comfortable': The Best Kind of Hotel Manifesto

    Brussels: 'Indulge and Be Comfortable': The Best Kind of Hotel Manifesto

    “No one would be in hospitality unless they really care about people.” We spied this sign in Brussels yesterday, in the doorway of The Dominican, an abbey-themed (yes) hotel in the city center, and couldn’t think of a better snapshot f…
    - 31 Jul 15, 12:35pm -
  • La Romana: Polo? Skeet Shooting? Luxe Amenities for the Rich (and Not-So-Rich) at Casa de Campo in the DR

    La Romana: Polo? Skeet Shooting? Luxe Amenities for the Rich (and Not-So-Rich) at Casa de Campo in the DR

    One of the things that makes Casa de Campo appealing is that it has everything from nicely-designed rooms that start at $187, villas that start at around $850 and go up from there, and truly extravagant owned properties. This makes it not just a hot…
    - 31 Jul 15, 11:35am -
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