Tag: luxury hotels

The Royal Rose Hotel – French Splendour in Abu Dhabi

I love staying in hotels but there are times when one gets bored of the same vanilla styling. That’s where the five-star Royal Rose Hotel comes in. Boasting 19 floors and 355 rooms, this opulent hotel is designed in European Baroque style. The meticulously sculpted regal outer façade is coupled with lavish interiors that will […]

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Chasing waterfalls at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Nature is powerful, awe-striking…and humbling. Coming face-to-face with the Iguassu Falls is certain to make one realise the extent of nature’s prowess. Unlike any other waterfall on earth, the Iguassu Falls are one of the most magnificent natural sights that I’ve ever seen. The breath-taking series of 275 cascading waterfalls span almost 3 kilometres along the […]

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Luxury living at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island. Also known as the “Pearl of the Andaman”, it is shaped like an irregular pearl and has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most popular tropical beach resort destinations. The Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is one of the leading hotels in Phuket and was opened just three years ago. […]

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Review: Valley Lodge and Spa

The preceding few weeks had been hectic and my stress levels were at an all-time high. A weekend away sounded enticing but a long drive to get there didn’t. I had been wanting to visit Valley Lodge and Spa for a while and its proximity to Johannesburg was a plus.  Then the cold front attacked […]

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Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

I walked into the huge open-plan lobby of the Radisson Blu Gautrain and was immediately struck by its size – extending all the way from the Central One Restaurant on the one end to the bar at the other, with the reception area in–between. The public areas seemed to flow together harmoniously, welcoming me to […]

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The Orient Hotel - Escape to The Orient

A short drive away from Pretoria, ensconced in a 280 hectare nature reserve, stands a Moorish-inspired marvel rising like a mirage above the trees. As you enter the gateway leading to the palace-like structure, you leave the real world behind and enter a world of fantasy and make-believe, a world of Aladdin’s carpets, Maharajahs’ beds, […]

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Radisson Blu Sandton - Five-star Luxury In The City

I have a soft spot for luxury hotels - especially those that come with luxurious gowns, Nespresso machines, free high-speed Wi-fi and great views. And the five-star Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel provided all of these. The hotel is fairly new and this is quite evident in the modern, trendy furniture, fixtures and fittings throughout it. […]

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