About Megha Patel

Megha Patel is a travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes hotel reviews and travel guides.

La Maison Moliere: luxurious retreat in Arles, France

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La Maison Moliere is an 18th century manor house which has been restored and converted into an intimate luxurious guesthouse with one suite and four large bedrooms ranging in price from 200 Euros to 280 Euros, breakfast included. All rooms have Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The Suite: 35 Sqm (376 Sq ft) bedroom with a living […]

Borgo San Felice: luxury retreat in the hills of Tuscany near Siena

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Borgo San Felice is a Relais & Chateaux 5-star hotel created out of an 8th century hamlet (restored in 1991) which is 350 metres above sea level and just 15 kilometres from Siena, ten kilometres from Castelnuovo Berardenga and an hour drive from Florence. If you are looking for a luxurious retreat in the hills of […]

Hotel Art: four star artistic hotel near Spanish Steps

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  If you are looking for a hotel near Spanish Steps in Rome, check out the Hotel Art, whose artistic theme runs throughout the property. Hotel Art is creatively designed and decorated with flair. This four story hotel has 46 rooms and suites which are distinguished by four different colors:  blue, orange, yellow and green. These become more intense […]

Hotel Droog: sleep, dine, shop, eat at this cool boutique hotel in Amsterdam

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Located in the oldest historic district of Amsterdam, Hotel Droog is a hip new boutique hotel that promises to overturn the concept of a hotel. The goal is to provide guests with a place to shop, eat, stroll (in a garden), attend a lecture series, drink and finally sleep. It features the Droog Store, Gallery, Dining Room, […]

The Five Hotel: sensual quirky design hotel in Paris

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The Five Hotel is a quirky modern design hotel located on a quiet street in the 5th arrondissement in Paris, away from the hideous tourist traps and noisy mobs of the Boulevard St. Michel. The hotel is within walking distance from the delightful rue Mouffetard with its cafes, restaurants and bars and from the lovely […]

Hidden Hotel: contemporary boutique hotel near Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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Hidden Hotel is a new four-star boutique hotel close to the Arc de Triomphe but on the 17th arrondissement side, away from the ultra-touristy tacky joints along the Champs Elysees. Moreover, it is within walking distance from the delightful Parc Monceau, a favorite among Parisians of all ages during weekends. The hotel prides itself on its […]

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam: luxury hotel near Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum

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Conservatorium Hotel is the newest in luxury accommodations in Amsterdam. It is located close to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and to the high-end shopping street, P.C. Hooftstraat. Opened in 2012, the hotel occupies the famous site of Amsterdam’s former Sweelinck music conservatorium which was built at the end of the 19th century. The Concertgebouw […]

Borgo Santo Pietro: luxurious atmospheric villa hotel in Tuscany

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Borgo Santo Pietro is a historic mansion acquired by a Danish couple, Jeanette and Claus Throttrup, who restored it and created a luxurious hotel, one of the most atmospheric places to stay in Tuscany. The Renaissance villa, set in 13 acres with formal gardens near Siena, is all about indulgence: the exquisite yet verging-on-baroque décor […]

Il Salviatino: 15th century palazzo luxury hotel outside Florence, Italy

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If you are going to Florence and want truly sumptuous and memorable place to stay, consider Il Salviatino, a luxury hotel located in a restored 15th century villa on the hillside of Fiesole, with views of Florence and the rolling Tuscan landscape. Staying in Fiesole offers calm and tranquility as Florence can be noisy and […]

Castel Monastero: enchanting 11th century luxury hotel retreat in Tuscany

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Monastero is part of Eleganzia Hotels & Spas, a new exclusive Italian brand of luxury hotels, which transformed the fortified 11th century medieval hamlet of Monastero d’Ombrone in Tuscany, into an enchanting retreat. It encompasses rooms, suites and villas, gourmet restaurants, swimming pools and a spa. Located just 23 km from Siena and 90 km from Florence, this well preserved […]

Torre di Moravola: peaceful boutique hotel retreat in Umbria, Italy

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If you looking to get away from it all, check out the Torre di Moravola, located in Umbria on a forested ridge between Montone and Gubbio. This seven-suite boutique hotel was converted from a 12th-century medieval watchtower by architect Christopher Chong (who has worked for James Stirling and Norman Foster) and his wife, Seonaid Mackenzie […]

Le Prieuré: five star hotel in medieval Avignon

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If you want to stay in a historic luxury hotel in Avignon, Le Prieuré, which underwent extensive renovation in 2007, may be the perfect place for you. The hotel, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a former convent located in the heart of the medieval town of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, outside the walls of Avignon. The […]