Author: Tom C

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 […]

The Pig at Combe

My stand-out hotels of 2017

I was asked to put this together by a fellow reader months ago, yet life managed to find a way to force me into watching endless TV series on Netflix instead.  Sometimes life is a cruel mistress with no mercy.  But here it is!  Better late than never, yet still […]

Short review: Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park

Short review: Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park

Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park Room type: Mandarin Room Duration: 29th > 30th October, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel I’m 30. I should have learnt by now to listen not only to others, but also myself. Maybe next year is my lucky year of self-improvement. For those after the quick summary, […]

Four Seasons Ten Trinity follow-up

Four Seasons Ten Trinity follow-up

Four Seasons Ten Trinity, London Room type: Trinity Heritage Suite Duration: 11th > 13th August, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel As part of my once-in-a-life-time, around-the-world tour of forgiveness, I wanted to give Four Seasons Ten Trinity another go after their somewhat interesting approach to opening night. Long story short, they […]

Review: Ellerman House, Cape Town

Review: Ellerman House, Cape Town

Ellerman House, Cape Town Room type: Ellerman House Suites Duration: 3rd > 7th September, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel There is little point you reading this review.  Just know that wherever you are right now, Ellerman House is definitely as good, and almost certainly better.  Yes, even if you’re reading this […]

Review: Flying a Hawker Hunter

Review: Flying a Hawker Hunter

Where: St. Stephan When: 24th August, 2017 Booked with: MigFlug Switzerland: the home of money laundering, beautiful scenery and Yves Rossy – the Jetman.  As James Bond once said: a Mig is not enough.  Almost immediately after my Russian trip, the need for speed took hold and started to strangle me […]