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Sunny Beach – Black Sea resort

July 9, 2009 // 2 Comments

Sunny beach – Bulgaria Sunny Beach (Bulgarian: Слънчев бряг, Sluntchev bryag; Dutch: Zonnestrand; German: Sonnenstrand; Russian: Солнечный берег, Solnechniy bereg) is a major seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located approximately 35 km north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality, Burgas Province. It …

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Portugal: Hotels list

May 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Portugal’s Best Hotel Bets Pestana Carlton Palace (Lisbon; tel. 21/361-56-00; One of the grandest hotels to open in Portugal in years, this hotel lies in an upscale residential section 5km (3 miles) from the historic center. It was carved out of a villa built …

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Amsterdam: Hotels

March 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

# Amstel InterContinental Amsterdam, Professor Tulpplein 1 (tel. 020/622-6060): The last word in opulence offers much more, including one of the city’s best restaurants and a superb location beside the Amstel River. This is the first choice of visiting celebrities, so don’t be surprised if …

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Brazil: Hotels

March 13, 2009 // 1 Comment

# Hotel Sofitel (Rio de Janeiro; tel. 0800/241-232 or 021/2525-1232): Considered Rio’s best hotel, the Sofitel combines old-world elegance and style with one of the city’s best locations, across from the Copacabana Fort and steps from Ipanema. # Fasano (Rio de Janeiro; tel. 021/3202-4000; …

A short list of the hotels in Ibiza: Atzaro Hotel Spa Ctra, Sant Joan KM 15 Tel: 971 33 88 38 The luxury agro-tourism to end them all… Atzaro is one of the most beautiful and exclusive resorts on the island. Mega-brands like Vogue …

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India: Hotels

February 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Unique Places to Stay Not surprisingly, most of these are in Rajasthan, which has almost 80 heritage properties — castles, palaces, forts, and ornate havelis (traditional mansions), now hotels offering varying degrees of comfort. # Taj Mahal Hotel (Mumbai): George Bernard Shaw famously claimed that …

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Japan: Hotels

February 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Best Traditional Ryokan * Hiiragiya Ryokan (Kyoto; tel. 075/221-1136): If ever there was an example of the quintessential ryokan, Hiiragiya is it. Located in the heart of old Kyoto, it’s the ultimate in tatami luxury: a dignified enclave of polished woods and rooms with …

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Thailand: Hotels

January 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ibrik Resort (Bangkok; tel. 02254-8500): Tucked away in the arty quarter of Thonburi district near the historic Wat Rakhang, Ibrik’s three airy rooms are decorated in a charming and vivid Thai palette. The vibe is intimate and homely, and the river-life views evoke peaceful contemplation. …