Hotels

Revisited Review: North Island, Seychelles

Revisited Review: North Island, Seychelles

North Island, Seychelles Room type: Presidential Villa Duration: 5th > 8th February, 2018 Booked with: Dorsia Travel In case you never read it, first of all: lucky you; secondly, my 2016 review can be found over here. So, alas, after being undecided last time regarding whether to return to North Island, I […]

Review: The Dolder Grand, Zurich

Review: The Dolder Grand, Zurich

The Dolder Grand, Zurich Room type: Suite Superior Duration: 14th > 17th May, 2017 Booked with: Ourisman Travel I had such high hopes for The Dolder Grand.  A 4 year renovation and enlargement project ending in 2008 with a state-of-the-art spa that became known as a Norman Foster masterpiece; a name I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]