42 Rue Victor Hugo: luxury apartments in Carcassonne

42 rue victor hugo carcassonne

42 Rue Victor Hugo is an upscale apartment-style bed and breakfast in the modern part of Carcassonne, outside the walls of the fortified citadel in southern France. There are three apartments of varying size that are ideal for long weekends or week stays. The Apartment suite is a luxurious hideaway. The large main room boasts […]

Hotel du Chateau Carcassonne: charming boutique hotel just outside the walled city

hotel du chateau carcassonne

Hotel du Chateau Carcassonne is a lovely family-run boutique hotel located just outside the walls of the fortified town of Carcassonne in the south of France on the Aude River. This walled city was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997 and looks very much like the impregnable medieval citadel that […]

Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez: luxury design hotel on the Cote d’Azur

hotel de paris saint tropez

The Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez, a historic 1930s hotel and one of the first in Saint Tropez, has been given a much needed facelift by French designer Sybille de Margerie, with light design by Alain Guilhot. The Hotel de Paris Saint-Tropez  was a popular hangout among French and foreign celebrities frequented  in the 1960s and […]

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 Edward 1er: splendid chateau-hotel in the Dordogne, France

Hotel Edward 1er Monpazier Dordogne

Hotel Edward 1er is a beautifully restored 17-room château that has been converted into a hotel and gastronomic restaurant by Arjan and Marije Capelle, a Dutch couple who moved from the Netherlands to France. Hotel Edward 1er is located in Monpazier, voted one of the most beautiful villages of France (“les plus beaux villages de […]

Hotel Napoleon Paris: classic French style near the Arc de Triomphe

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Hotel Napoleon Paris is a sumptuously decorated hotel only a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe, a central location for those who want to be close to the main attractions of Paris. The hotel is located in a building constructed in the 1920s and given by a rich Russian businessman to his French wife […]

La Minervetta: luxury boutique hotel in Sorrento, Italy

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La Minervetta is a chic boutique hotel with only 12 rooms in Sorrento, Italy. The hotel overlooks the Marina Grande of Sorrento and the Bay of Naples. What makes La Minervetta stand out from other luxury hotels in the area is that it has been recently renovated and is decorated in a contemporary style with […]

Castell Son Claret: peaceful hideaway at Mallorca luxury hotel

castell son claret

Castell Son Claret is the latest Mallorca luxury hotel to open, promising guests a secluded, peaceful hideaway in nature. The 18th century castle has been renovated to provide the ultimate escape on an estate surrounded by mountains. Their philosophy is “The Luxury of Silence” and the idea is that guests can wander around the gardens […]

B2 Boutique Hotel Zurich: design hotel in a former brewery

B2 Boutique Hotel library

B2 Boutique Hotel Zurich is a 52-room design hotel housed in an old brewery which has been renovated to contemporary standards. B2 Boutique Hotel Zurich is centrally located, with good transport connections and parking. History of B2 Boutique Hotel The hotel is housed in the old Hürlimann brewery, which was founded in Zurich in 1836 and […]

Five great French castles that serve as boutique hotels

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If you are visiting France, why not stay in one of the French castles? You will be spoilt for choice, whichever part of the country you decide to visit. There are plenty of castles, or châteaux, across France that have now been converted into stylish hotels, and here are five of the best. 1. Château […]

Hotel Torralbenc: stylish luxury boutique hotel in Menorca

luxury boutique hotel in menorca

Hotel Torralbenc is a new stylish 15-room luxury boutique hotel in Menorca. The owners converted a series of traditional white-washed Menorcan farm buildings into a chic contemporary hotel with a swimming pool and a restaurant. Hotel Torralbenc is the first truly modern luxury boutique hotel in Menorca, an island that, unlike Ibiza and Mallorca, has […]

Hotel Le Cloitre Arles: stylish address amidst historic monuments

hotel le cloitre arles

Hotel Le Cloitre Arles is a new boutique hotel in the centre of Arles, France surrounded by historic monuments such as the ancient Church of St. Trophime (on the same street). With only 15 rooms starting in price from 75 Euros and going up to 270 Euros depending on the type of room and the […]