Archive for January, 2014

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, the Cotswolds: hotel review

January 3, 2014
The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, the Cotswolds: hotel review

Imagine a stylish Asian beach resort in the chocolate-boxy Cotwolds, with a splendidly over-the-top restaurant. And a mattress that puts our reviewer’s inner princess to the test I’m loose as a goose when I arrive at the Wild Rabbit, a former pub reimagined into a restaurant with rooms by the Daylesford team, the organic empire […]

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Rio’s love motels, and other alternative accommodation for the World Cup

January 3, 2014
Rio’s love motels, and other alternative accommodation for the World Cup

The cost of hotels in Brazil’s World Cup host cities has soared, but football fans can still find a bed for the night in Rio, if they look beyond hotels at alternative accommodation options It might be noisy, and even a bit awkward, but football fans heading to Rio for the World Cup might have […]

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Colorado ski cabins with a touch of the old wild west

January 3, 2014
Colorado ski cabins with a touch of the old wild west

Skiing in Colorado doesn’t have to mean putting up with soulless hotels. These stylish wooden cabins invoke the pioneer spirit of the state’s historic first ski resorts With seven of America’s 10 most-visited resorts, Colorado is the powerhouse of US skiing. Destinations such as Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone each draw more than a million skiers […]

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Manorhaus, Llangollen: hotel review

January 3, 2014
Manorhaus, Llangollen: hotel review

This Victorian villa remodelled with taste into a restaurant-with-rooms makes the (almost) perfect bolthole Llangollen, amid the Clwydian hills and close to Offa’s Dyke, has been attracting walkers and day-trippers since Victorian times. The pace is sedate and the town, with its tea rooms, independent butchers, bakers and, probably, candlestick-makers, feels a bit 1958. But […]

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Three days in Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW – travel guide

January 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a visit to Leura – take a long weekend and head for Australia’s Blue Mountains. Find more images from this and other trips on Guardian Australia’s instagram page Vicky Frost

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Cool nights: Sweden’s Icehotel reveals new art suites – in pictures

January 3, 2014

The Icehotel opened for its 24th season this week, in the village of Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland. It features eight new suites carved by artists from 1,600 tonnes of ice

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Top 10 boutique budget hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

January 3, 2014
Top 10 boutique budget hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi’s buzzing streets and chaotic traffic are part of its charm, but it’s good to have a calm, stylish bolthole to escape to. Here’s our pick of affordable boutique hotels, hostels and homestays Y Lan Guesthouse Hanoi is the world’s copycat capital when it comes to hotels, restaurants and tour operators, but there’s nowhere else […]

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Charlie Chaplin slept here: hotels in Los Angeles and Palm Springs

January 3, 2014
Charlie Chaplin slept here: hotels in Los Angeles and Palm Springs

Chaplin’s fame is such that his name has been used to sell hotel beds across California, some with only tenuous claims. Here is a selection of the most credible, well-established optionsCharlie Chaplin’s LA: a black and white odyssey Los Angeles Athletic Club Chaplin lived in this downtown Los Angeles club for long periods during his […]

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Bob Hardy photographs in hotel rooms – in pictures

January 3, 2014

In every hotel he’s stayed in since 2005, Franz Ferdinand’s bassist has photographed himself reading. He recalls the books in the photos Corinne Jones

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The Woolpack, Tenterden, Kent: hotel review

January 3, 2014
The Woolpack, Tenterden, Kent: hotel review

A centuries-old Kent pub that hit hard times is cutting the mustard again, thanks to a shabby-chic makeover and food from a Gordon Ramsay-trained chef I can’t really claim any credit for discovering “the Woolly”. We were invited to a wedding and it’s run by the same family that own the wedding venue. From Ashford […]

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