Photo review: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Photo review: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Room type: Garden Terrace Suite Duration: 16th > 18th December, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel I never thought I would write about a Ritz-Carlton property.  I always assumed were I to do so, it would not be by choice.  It would be because I was down to my […]

Short review: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo

Short review: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo

Aman Tokyo, Tokyo Room type: Aman Suite Duration: 13th > 16th December, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel There are too many cities where there is not an abundance of choice and I end up back at the usual gigs, even if I did not have a great or even mildly adequate […]

Our 2018 travels

Our 2018 travels

2017 was more like a schizophrenic version of holiday planning, often based around running to see everyone that has ever worked in The Connaught hotel, followed by jumping to any place that looked vaguely interesting nearby. I figured we would try something novel in 2018.  Something unique.  Something far more structured, […]

What did your hotel do for Christmas?

What did your hotel do for Christmas?

The Connaught, London Room type: Prince’s Lodge Duration: 24th > 27th December, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel Rather than boasting about my Christmas and how I avoid all family arguments by avoiding my family, I thought it would be interesting to see what a luxury hotel does over the festive period. […]

Review: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, Mallorca

Review: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, Mallorca

Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, Palma Room type: Sant Francesc Suite Duration: 28th June > 30th June, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel I’m gonna be honest: this review was a real struggle to write much about this.  You see, good is boring.  It’s the luxury equivalent of “nice”.  It does not […]

Iniala penthouse

Review: Iniala, Phuket 2017 Edition

Iniala, Phuket (still not really), Thailand Room type: Penthouse Duration: 15th > 19th March, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel The greatest times in life are often those one off extraordinary moments; those moments that bring a smile to your face and last a lifetime.  A first kiss, your most recent pub […]

Amanjena

Review: Amanjena, Marrakech

Amanjena, Marrakech Room type: Pavilion Piscine Duration: 18th > 20th November, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel Pre-sales This was my birthday treat, so all communication was of the highest level of top secret and on a need to know basis.  Apparently I still don’t need to know, even though I’m reviewing it. […]

Short Review: Singita Sweni, Kruger National Park

Short Review: Singita Sweni, Kruger National Park

Singita Sweni, Kruger National Park Room type: Pool Suite Duration: 10th > 11th September, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel If you just happen to land here and didn’t bother reading my review Singita Lebombo, you may wonder several things: why is it so short; why did you decide to go to an African […]

Every luxury hotel I stayed in 2017

Every luxury hotel I stayed in 2017

Here’s a boring list for you.  It has no merits at all, other than to allow me to remember where the hell all my income went this year, and gives me a chance to tidy-up Upcoming stays.  By combining all my fingers and toes, I calculated that I spent around […]

Singita Lebombo

Review: Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park

Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park Room type: Suite Duration: 7th > 10th September, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel Pre-sales Such in awe at the wildlife, the Singita reservations team were entranced and completely unable to respond to our enquiries.  After further chasing, one of the directors got involved to apologise and takeover the […]