Villa Campestri

Image - Villa Campestri Set high in the Mugello hills, this magnificent Renaissance Villa offers picturesque rural views over the upper Sieve valley to the foothills of the Apennines. Campestri is the ideal place for those wishing to avoid the hordes of tourists in Florence, yet located only half an hour from where the Renaissance began. The oldest part of the Villa dates back to the 13th century,...

Albergo Quattro Fontane

Image - Albergo Quattro Fontane The magical Albergo Quattro Fontane is a hotel dripping in history, built on the site where, between 1573 and 1575 the building was the first and only casino on the Lido dedicated to the country delights and learned conversations of the Venetian aristocracy. The Albergo Quattro Fontane is an elegant country house, just a few minutes from the 'stones' of Venice. This hotel is...

Villa Las Tronas

Image - Villa Las Tronas Privacy, elegance, charm. All the enchantment of a bay that has been described as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, a few steps away from the lively town of Alghero. Once the residence of Italian Royalty during their holidays in Sardinia, Las Tronas conserves the historic atmosphere of the aristocratic buen retiro, renewing the tradition and charm of the ancient...

Monnaber Nou

Image - Monnaber Nou At the beginning of the 13th century Majorca was conquered by King Jaime I, overthrowing its Arab rulers. The king divided the lands among the nobles who had supported him. One of these territories was the estate of Monnaber, the Arab word for "Hill of Flowers". The Monnaber Nou hotel is a restored Majorcan Manor farmhouse of 556 acres, and blends its original character and...

Hotel Bon Sol

Image - Hotel Bon Sol The BON SOL, one of the finest of Mallorca’s hotels, was the brain-child of Antonio Xamena, (1910-1996) a Mallorcan who loved the island and wanted to give others opportunities to experience and enjoy its charms as much as he did himself. In Illetas, only 8 km (5 miles) from central Palma, the clifftop Bon Sol nestles be amid pine trees, its moorish tower lofting from luxurian...

Hotel Es Moli

Image - Hotel Es Moli The Hotel Es Moli is a 17th Century rural mansion, a typical example of the period’s architecture. It was converted into a magnificent four star hotel in 1965. Although frequently renovated, it is still the epitome of traditional Mallorcan hospitality. A true haven of peace and tranquillity, the hotel offers guests a combination of activity and fun with fantastic gastronomic,...

Sooke Harbour House

Image - Sooke Harbour House After the hustle and bustle of large cities if you desire to stay at a small off the beaten track place, Sooke is definitely one of the unique spots in the world where life is so placid, calm and beautiful. This elegant waterside lodge, located only 45 minutes from Victoria on the southwest of Vancouver Island, is one of Canada's premier resorts. It sits on a rise overlooking...

Emerson Inn by the Sea

Image - Emerson Inn by the Sea The Emerson Inn by the Sea a Rockport Massachusetts hotel, is Cape Ann’s only historic grand hotel. Referred to by many as a "baby grand," this lovely Rockport inn is an historic gem. Thirty-six beautifully appointed rooms have been restored to reflect the quality of yesteryear, and with amenities that discerning travelers seek today, including private baths, spa tubs, private...

Jamul Haven

Image - Jamul Haven Jamul Haven was built by Charles Gifford, "The Olive King," and completed in 1890. The original Victorian farmhouse was completely renovated in 2004-2007. Jamul Haven is a private, exclusive bed and breakfast (B&B) resort offering five-star hotel amenities and service without the crowds, all within 20 minutes of downtown San Diego, California. This gated six acre facility...

Wine Country Inn

Image - Wine Country Inn First Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast, the Wine Country Inn has been owned and managed by three generations of the Smith family since it was built in 1975. Transformed, refurbished and embellished over the years it has become now a truly charming Boutique Hotel with the look of a back-country New England inn - A luxury "gem of a hotel". Surrounded by manicured vineyards and...

Hotel Chateau de Fere

Image - Hotel Chateau de Fere Set in the romantic village of Fère-en-Tardenois in the province of Champagne, the castle welcomes guests from around the world with its elegant gardens and fine accommodation. There are actually two castles on the grounds. One, the Château de Fère was built in 1206 by Robert de Dreux, grandson of Louis VI. Now in ruins, it serves as a backdrop to the newer 16th century castle...

Chateau de Canisy

Image - Chateau de Canisy Chateau de Canisy offers three suites and fifteen rooms for the accommodation of small groups up to 30 persons. This number can be slightly increased by adding supplementary rooms located in the outbuildings on the grounds of the château (8 rooms). Thus Château de Canisy can be exclusively rented by private persons willing to gather their close friends and relatives for a very...

The Victoria Palace Hotel

Image - The Victoria Palace Hotel Since 1913, the elegant limestone façade of the Victoria Palace Hotel has been a landmark at the heart of Paris's Left Bank. On a quiet street just off the bustling rue de Rennes, it embodies the enduring qualities of a neighbourhood renowned throughout the world for its mix of luxury, artistic vitality and sheer enjoyment of life. Today more than ever, the Victoria Palace...

Terrass Hotel

Image - Terrass Hotel Artists, celebrities and inspired expression have made Montmartre the legend that it is. Captivated by this mischievous side of Paris, they added a lively touch to the warmth. This is the world of the Terrass Hôtel. With the sparkle of 4 stars, the Montmartre spirit, passed down through 4 generations of professional hotel keepers, shines through like a welcome smile. A...

Chateau de Villersexel

Image - Château de Villersexel Built in only a few years, this castle constitutes one of the most beautiful copies of Louis XIII architecture. It is said that Eiffel and Garnier were the architects. Registered as an Historic Building, the elegant Château de Villersexel is entirely furnished in the style of that period. This is a private Château whose actual owners' family dates back from the time of...