Archive for March, 2014

Three days in Christchurch, New Zealand – travel guide

March 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a trip to Christchurch: a long weekend spent touring the extraordinary renewal of the city that survived an earthquake Van Badham

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Top 10 budget beach hotels and guesthouses in Sri Lanka

March 3, 2014
Top 10 budget beach hotels and guesthouses in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has some of Asia’s loveliest, most surf-able beaches – and plenty of affordable places to stay. Here are 10 of the best hotels and guesthouses, starting at just £5 a night Nungwi Village Beach Hut, Arugam Bay This simple collection of rooms has been around for almost 25 years, and the atmosphere is […]

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Budget hotels and B&Bs in New York: readers’ tips

March 3, 2014
Budget hotels and B&Bs in New York: readers’ tips

It’s notoriously expensive to stay in New York City but there are a few hotels and B&Bs to suit shallower pockets, as these Guardian readers’ tips show Find more places to stay in our New York City guide Winning tip: The Jane Hotel, West Village The Jane is probably the best hotel experience I have […]

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A day in Colaba, Mumbai: city guide

March 3, 2014
A day in Colaba, Mumbai: city guide

The old British quarter is rising from the ashes of its Raj heritage and reinventing itself as a happening part of the city, packed with bars, restaurants, shops and loads of stuff to see and do Mumbai is a city of dreams and shocking realities – the home of Bollywood bling and bumper-to-bumper traffic. Given […]

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Mauritius: the hotel that tells guests to get out (and enjoy the island)

March 3, 2014
Mauritius: the hotel that tells guests to get out (and enjoy the island)

Zilwa Attitude is a luxury all-inclusive hotel with a difference: it encourages guests to leave the premises, meet islanders and try local food “You can pretend you’re a peasant here. But at our time of life, we don’t want to live like peasants.” The concept behind Mauritius’s newest hotel, the four-star Zilwa Attitude in Kalodyne […]

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Glossop: in a league of its own

March 3, 2014
Glossop: in a league of its own

It was famous as Royston Vasey in TV series The League of Gentlemen and as a gateway to the Peaks, but mill town Glossop has gone all fancy with an influx of arts projects, media types, restaurants and snazzy shops A town whose environs provided a backdrop for the macabre incest-fest that was The League […]

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Pass the dutchie: farm-to-table dining in Jamaica

March 3, 2014
Pass the dutchie: farm-to-table dining in Jamaica

At full moon on a Saturday night, head to Pedro Plains, the “breadbasket of Jamaica”, to feast al fresco on top-notch organic fare produced by local farmers I am sipping a mango bellini at sunset, under a full moon, beneath the very tree the fruit was picked, about to have dinner on Dool’s organic farm, […]

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The Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire: hotel review

March 3, 2014
The Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire: hotel review

The bedrooms need a little tweaking but this Herefordshire B&B and country pub is unfussily comfortable and good value for money This area of Herefordshire, hard against the Welsh border, is known as the Golden Valley but, on the evening I visit, its skies are the colour of lead. Flood waters have been lapping at […]

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India’s Mihir Garh named world’s most extraordinary hotel by Lonely Planet

March 3, 2014
India’s Mihir Garh named world’s most extraordinary hotel by Lonely Planet

Rajasthan fort named by Lonely Planet as the world’s most extraordinary hotel as publisher unveils three new top 10s, including best-value hotels and outstanding eco-hotels Which hotels would you add to these top 10s? Tell us in the comments below Gallery: world’s most extraordinary hotels There are dozens of converted historic forts and palaces offering […]

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The world’s most extraordinary hotels – in pictures

March 3, 2014

A fort in Rajasthan tops Lonely Planet’s inaugural list of the world’s most extraordinary places to stay, which also includes spherical treehouses in Vancouver Island’s forest, and a cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey

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