Centrally located and tucked in lush gardens, 28 Kothi is a 5-room oasis within the bustling city of Jaipur. A menu that is replete with farm-fresh vegetables, their signature Kothi Spa and the quant library offer an escape from the rush of daily life.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge is a unique luxury eco-lodge located in Cambodia. They offer 18 tents and the highest standard of service, care and accommodation on the bank of the Tatai River, surrounded by the magnificent Cardamom Mountains. Guests can spend their days relaxing on their private sundeck, jumping into the refreshing water, kayaking, venturing into the rainforest for tours and activities, and enjoying local and Western-style cuisine.
One of Goa's best-kept secrets Elsewhere is located on a relatively private spit of land overlooking the ocean, separated from the rest of the world by a saltwater creek. Four simple, yet charming houses located on a beach where the footprints, fishermen and turtles are still to be seen. Owned by Goan local, Denzil Sequeira, access to 'Elsewhere' is via a private, bamboo footbridge across the creek that separates the beach from the rest of the world.
"The Albergo dell'Agenzia hotel in Pollenzo is the brainchild of Slow Food. Endowed with a charm all of its own, it’s the ideal place for anyone keen to indulge in the pleasures of the palate. Housed in the same complex as the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank, it’s the fruit of painstaking restoration of the neo-Gothic buildings of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy’s royal estate. Situated a few kilometres from Alba and Bra, between the Langhe and Roero hills, a UNESCO world heritage site, the hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a summer swimming pool, a private garage and meeting rooms that can seat from 30 to 200 people. Its range of prestigious facilities is rounded off by two hectares of parkland, while the Cherasco Golf Club is just a few minutes away."
Vintage-chic suites and apartments for 2-4, overlooking Vrijdagmarkt and its Friday flea market in central Antwerp. There are 2 apartments for 2-4 -- in all of them, you can expect quirky, retro decor details: a small wooden sledge used as a clothes hanger; a shining Alessi lemon squeezer on a shelf; annotated wallpaper guides where the owner has deleted old institutions and added her own personal favourites; a large cowskin hide; wild, pink-haired trolls under bell jars. The apartments have full kitchens with a hob, oven, sink, kettle, coffee machine and stylish retro-chic cups and saucers. They are well-equipped if you’re planning on staying for a week or even longer, and basic ingredients are provided in a welcome hamper.
"APOKRYFO is a unique hideaway located at the edge of the picturesque village of Lofou, in the foothills of Mount Olympus, Cyprus. The wide range of accommodation includes suites, one-bedroom studios and two and three-bedroom houses, all are equipped with satellite TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi internet, king-size beds, central heating and airconditioning, several rooms have fireplaces and others have private courtyards. Apokryfo can accommodate up to 36 guests making it a perfect location for individual bookings, family groups and small private functions."
In the midst of the savannah bush on the edge of the Mary River floodplains, Australia’s answer to the Okavango delta, Bamurru Plains’ is the setting for a wilderness experience like no other. With just nine safari suites, each blending seamlessly with the surrounding bush and with a focus on the key luxury comforts, a supremely comfortable bed, innovative Australian cuisine and premium wines (no TVs, minibars or telephones to distract from the wildlife outside), Bamurru deliberately tries not to be a typical luxury hotel room in the bush. The floodplains and savannah woodland offer one of Australia’s richest wildlife experiences: tens of thousands of Magpie Geese mingle with Whistling Kites, egrets, herons and buffalo on the floodplain, while Blue-winged Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and Agile Wallabies inhabit the fringing woodlands. Bamurru’s team of passionate field guides offer a variety of activities, including exhilarating airboat trips on the floodplains, cruises on the Sampan River to spot crocodiles, four-wheel drive safaris, scenic flights over the floodplains and coastline.
"Nestled in a little valley overlooking the Mediterranean near the town of Thoum, Beit al Batroun Bed & Breakfast is a haven of peace, a countryside retreat on the Lebanese sea coast—and only a 40-minute drive from Beirut. Beit al Batroun is a labour of love for owner Colette Kahil, who brought to life a dream 10 years in the making. Working alongside architect friend Wadih Chehaybar, Kahil drew up a house influenced by traditional Lebanese rural constructions, with rooms and sitting spaces articulated around a spacious central liwan. Built using upcycled materials collected for years from around the world, including doors, beams, tiles, and a myriad of furniture, Kahil’s interior design relies on an intuitive marriage of restored vintage pieces, innovative design ideas, and handcrafts – Kahil is herself a mosaicist. Alongside Kloe, her pet French Bulldog, Kahil hosts up to 5 double bedrooms every year between April and November, with a freshly-prepared breakfast buffet every morning using local produce, and dinners and cocktails served on the terrace in the evenings."
"Perched 1,000 meters above the sea in the area of Batroun, Beit Douma enjoys a commanding view over the mountain and its splendid olive groves. The restored 19th-century Lebanese villa first impresses by its imposing stone façade, tall arched windows and vaulted ceilings. Guests will find in Beit Douma not only a room to sleep in but a home to live in. The walls of the house appear to be the reverential guardians of a luscious past. But rest assured, the surrounding garden and burgeoning apple orchards quickly make one feel part of the story and integrated into the fabric of local life, where each new breakfast under the trees etches unique memories to the timeless story of the place."
"Part of Berlin’s special appeal is its energetic, anything-goes vibe. And there is no better place to experience this than in the Prenzlauer Berg district, with its bohemian atmosphere and thriving café culture. With no signage outside, the apartments are discreetly located in a renovated late-19th-century tenement block on Oderberger Straße - one of the area’s prettiest and most vibrant streets, choc-a-block with cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques. For Anglophile owner Simon, who lives in the same block with his family, renovating the apartments has been a labour of love: today, bold colour schemes, plush fabrics and decorative wallpapers combine with vintage and bespoke furniture to give the apartments a retro-meets-luxury vibe. Communal areas are also being improved, with the addition of lifts, a landscaped courtyard and freshly decorated hallways. Dispersed throughout the building - some of the apartments face the road, others the inner courtyard - your direct neighbour is likely to be a local. A mix of studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments, there's something for everyone (couples, friends, families). All of the apartments are fully self-catering, but if you don’t feel like cooking, there are eateries in abundance in the immediate vicinity, including Café Krone, which is in the same building and extremely popular with locals."
An oasis of tranquillity and hospitality. Just as soon as you cross the threshold of this carefully restored, stately townhouse, you become conscious of the calm surroundings. The classic yet modern decoration, soft music, and personalized attention, all provide you with a warm welcome. Maison Emile offers you a stay full of peacefulness and comfort. Everyone feels at home here. The active businessman comes to relax after a stressful day, while the tired tourist comes to rest after a day of fascinating sightseeing in the old quarters of Antwerp. And in the morning, after a refreshing, undisturbed night's sleep in one of the thirteen attractively furnished rooms, you will enjoy a sun-drenched table laid with a lavish and healthy buffet breakfast. Sit back with your local paper or your favourite financial daily as the coffee is served.
Owned by William Clothier and Peter Grundberg, Brody House is situated in central Pest, 200 m away from Budapest's Hungarian National Museum. It offers access to bar and salon, optional cultural events, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage. Breakfast is served every morning and other meals are available upon request. The 4 rooms are unique and individually designed, all comprising a private bathroom with shower or bathtub. They come with air conditioning and are very high with plenty of natural light. The building of the property dates from the 1850s. There are popular cafes, restaurants and bars in the vicinity of the property. Brody House is 1.5 km away from Gellert Bath and the Vaci Shopping Street. Parking is available in front at a surcharge. Liszt Ferenc Airport is a 30-minute car drive away. 08. Jozsefvaros is a great choice for travellers interested in monuments, architecture and sightseeing. This is our guests' favourite part of Budapest, according to independent reviews.
"Brücke 49 offers two kinds of extraordinary high mountain stays. Brücke 49 Pension is a re-invention of the original and cosy B&B. A carefully curated interior provides the perfect setting for memorable experiences. Owned by Ruth Kramer and Thomas Schacht, Brücke 49 Herberge is the extension of the Pension with semi-serviced apartments intended for longer stays for the whole family. Both properties are sanctuaries for design-lovers seeking a few days of solitude and rest from the urban buzz. Basecamps for nature lovers who enjoy the great mountain outdoors. Destinations in themselves for kindred spirits seeking meaningful memories and truthful friendships. Curated locations for kinfolk gatherings, creative workshops or maybe just a stay with your loved one."
"There is nowhere else quite like this in Copenhagen – and you won’t find anything closer to the water. A floating 12-bedroom hotel converted from an old German barge, it’s permanently moored in the city centre and makes an unusual, relaxing place to stay. Just being a boat earns plenty of points on the character front, and the Danish eye for design is also much in evidence, with simple, contemporary styling, natural woods and splashes of colour from original paintings and red accessories. There are Arne Jacobsen desk chairs and Le Klint lamps in the bedrooms, and the double-height reception/communal area features an eye-catching light fitting made from a cluster of big bare bulbs on long red wires. The rooms, spread over two decks, are compact but clean-lined and uncluttered, with hardwood floors and a nifty streamlined storage unit that also houses the TV. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms simple but functional, and windows all along one wall look over the water, with reflective glass that prevents passing kayakers from seeing in.
A restored 1920s townhouse in the heart of Kolkata. Tastefully and lovingly decorated by celebrated local designer, Swarup Dutta, Calcutta Bungalow boasts the highest standard of sustainable and responsible tourism. Situated in an excellent neighbourhood, this heritage B&B is the embodiment of the old world charm and leisurely pace of the city. This Bungalow is everything you’d expect to see of 1920s Calcutta — a golden era in regards to its architecture. In the heart of what the British formerly referred to as Black Town, Calcutta Bungalow is equipped with six rooms, all charmingly and aptly named after things that are dear to Kolkata.
Enjoy the life of an aristocratic Goan family of yore at Casa Britona, where the quiet village neighbourhood brings tranquillity and the wash of the river alongside eases you into a state of relaxation. It’s the real ‘sussegado’ life here – laid back and enjoyable just as the Goans live it. Casa Britona is a 300-year-old Portuguese Goan home located in a typical fishing village that continues to hold fast to the charm of traditional Goa. Kissing the river close by is the church of Nossa Senhora de Penha de França, built in 1626, offering an absolutely splendid view of the twinkling lights of Panjim and a hope that your vacation could be frozen in time.