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Daily Dream – The Crane

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The Crane

Barbados, Caribbean

Luxury Hotels Barbados

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Top 10 Best Luxury Chateau Hotels in France

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 Luxury Chateau Hotels in France. (Updated 31 January 2012)

Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the Luxury Chateau Hotels in France that we feature. Contact any of these luxury chateaux for their best prices and special offers.

In addition to the luxury chateaux featured below, you can also see a complete list of French chateaux at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/resorts/french_chateaux/

1

Chateau De La Barre

Le Mans, France

A Private view to the Loire Valley and France. Château de La Barre, less than 2 hours from Paris. Hidden amidst a private park with romantic gardens and XVIth century fortifications. All the rooms, replete with magnificent antiques, luxurious furniture, family portraits and designer fabrics, ornate chandeliers, grand fireplaces and Versailles parquet floors, combine elegance, authenticity, understated refinement with all the important modern comforts.

Scores 4.89 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Chateau de L’Isle-Marie

Bayeux, France

Within three hours drive from Paris lies the Chateau de L’Isle-Marie, set in the heart of rural Normandy. A majestic, tree-lined avenue leads to a romantic castle. Surrounded by a one hundred acre estate with rivers, meadows and woodland. Guests can choose between Bed and Breakfast accommodation in five individually personalized luxurious guest rooms in the Château or three luxury self catered apartments in the Manoir de Bellefonds.

Scores 4.84 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


3

Chateau De Mirambeau

Bordeaux, France

Located between land and sea, at the crossroads of the vineyards of Bordeaux and Cognac, Château de Mirambeau is the ideal residence to discover and share the flavours of this famous region. Entirely refurnished with sumptuous fabrics, antique furniture and crystal chandeliers, this grand residence with its 22 rooms and suites expresses an “art de vivre à la française”, between dream and reality.

Scores 4.79 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


4

Chateau De Germigney

Port Lesney, France

Cedar wood parquet floors, period furniture, silky wall hangings… renowned interior designers Roland and Véréna Schön have turned this home of a Marquis lost amongst wild lakes into a delicate and astonishing hotel. Here, each room is like an art gallery. The armchairs invite you to sink into them to read a book or sample the best wines of the Jura before sitting down to savour generous, subtle cuisine.

Scores 4.77 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


5

Chateau d’Adomenil

Luneville, France

“It didn’t feel like you’d changed settings when you went from Versailles to Lunéville”, wrote Voltaire. A stone’s throw from the “Little Versailles” of the Dukes of Lorraine, the Baccarat crystal works and the famous Stanislas square in Nancy, the Château d’Adoménil boasts the same elegance and invites you to discover the charm of an 18th century residence, enhanced by subtle touches of modernity.

Scores 4.64 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


6

Chateau De Castel-Novel

Varetz, France

Ideally located 10 minutes from BRIVE la GAILLARDE in Corrèze, on the borders of the Limousin, Perigord, and Quercy, the Château de CASTEL NOVEL overlooks a vast estate including an arboretum of 25 acres. The Château’s rooms and suites are of a very high standard of comfort and decorated in varied and original ways.

Scores 4.63 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


7

Chateau De La Treyne

Lacave, France

Overhanging the Dordogne, the castle combines the authenticity of past, with the stamp of comfort and quality of a luxury hotel. The French formal garden is surrounded by 120 hectares of forest. Your hosts, Philippe and Stéphanie Gombert handle the art of living to perfection: rich and refined bedrooms, breakfast in the shade of ancient cedars, then dine in the Louis XIII lounge or on the terrace overlooking the river.

Scores 4.54 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


8

Chateau Les Crayeres

Reims, France

The Domaine Les Crayères was built in 1904 in Reims, the mythical champagne capital. Today, as a member of the Relais & Châteaux chain, Les Crayères is the world’s unique illustration of French-style art de vivre dedicated to the celebration of champagne. An exceptional location that combines charm and elegance, relaxation and wellbeing, pleasure and generosity.

Scores 4.51 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


9

Chateau De Locguenole

Hennebont, France

The Château offers the charm of a historic house with its wood panelling and authentic furniture. All suites and some of the rooms have a spa bath. The Château is located in the heart of 120 hectares of woodland overlooking a unique and ever-changing landscape,  reflecting the ebb and flow of the tide.

Scores 4.47 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


10

Chateau De Bagnols

Lyon, France

Dating from the 13th century, the chateau features impressive towers, the original dry moat, honey-coloured stone known as pierres dorées and a dramatic entrance across a drawbridge. The Château de Bagnols is one of France’s major historic monuments as well as a unique luxury hotel with 21 of the most superb rooms and suites in France.

Scores 4.40 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


Daily Dream – Four Seasons Langkawi

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Four Seasons Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

Luxury Hotels Langkawi

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide

Daily Dream – Illa D’Or Hotel

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Illa D’Or Hotel

Majorca / Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Luxury Hotels Mallorca

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide

Daily Dream – Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia

Luxury Hotels Tuamotu Islands

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide

Daily Dream – The Home Ranch

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The Home Ranch

Colorado, USA

Luxury Hotels Colorado

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide

Five reasons to visit Barbados

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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I know what you’re thinking – how many reasons could you possibly need to visit the stunning Caribbean island of Barbados? But just in case you do need a little persuading here are five of the best reasons to go.

Nightlife
Barbados is the place to be if you’re looking for fantastic nightlife. The South Coast offers a variety of clubs and bars where you can party into the early hours. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more subdued night, head to the West Coast where you’ll find a fabulous choice of gourmet restaurants.

Cuisine
On the subject of restaurants, Barbados has some of the finest in the West Indies. Highlights include Cobblers Cove Restaurant, which is situated at the edge of the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and The Sunbury Plantation House, which serves traditional Barbadian lunches.

Beaches
Barbados is well known for its beautiful beaches and it will not disappoint. With its white sandy beaches and clear turquoise Caribbean waters, Barbados’ beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.

Water Sports
The beaches may be beautiful but if you’re the more active type, sunbathing all day may seem a little dull. But worry not, Barbados provides a fantastic array of water sports and activities. Try a snorkelling tour of the coral reefs, take a submarine ride or try your hand at surfing.

Sun
Of course, the best thing about Barbados is the weather. Leave the wind and rain behind and enjoy sunny days with an average temperature of 30C. With hot days and warm evenings, you can enjoy the perfect holiday without the threat of grey skies!

For a complete list of the various luxury hotels we feature, please check out this link:
http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/caribbean_and_bermuda/barbados

* Image supplied by ‘The House‘ hotel in Barbados

Daily Dream – Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa

Krabi, Thailand

Luxury Hotels Krabi

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the Cote d’Azur

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 luxury hotels in the Cote d’Azur. (Updated 24 January 2012)

Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels in the Cote d’Azur that we feature. Contact any of the luxury hotels for their best prices and special offers.

In addition to the top 10 best hotels in the Cote d’Azur that we’ve featured below, you can also see a complete list of  Cote d’Azur hotels at this link:  http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/europe/france-fr/cote-d-azur/

1

Tiara Yaktsa Cannes

Theoule-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur, France

Inspired by the wealth and diversity of Mediterranean culture, the Tiara Yaktsa Cannes is a boutique hotel endowed with a unique style of comfort and intimacy. Its fine views of the deep-blue sea, intoxicating fragrances and well-manicured gardens, provide truly personal experiences.

Scores 4.7.2 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Chateau Hotel de la Messardiere

Saint Tropez, Cote d’Azur, France

The exclusive Château de la Messardière is Saint-Tropez’s largest hotel, featuring a Spa, gourmet restaurant and poolside restaurant, bars, an art gallery and magnificent 25-acre grounds (an official French Bird Protection League / Birdlife International ornithological reserve).

Scores 4.53 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


3

Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez

Saint Tropez, Cote d’Azur, France

The Sezz Saint-Tropez, like an island nestling within a tiny peninsula, is an inventive combination of charm and design which creates that special feeling of escape. The 35 rooms are more akin to bungalows and open onto outdoor showers, terraces and private gardens.

Scores 4.35 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


4

Grand Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat

Cap Ferrat, Cote d’Azur, France

The Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is located between Nice and Monaco, at the tip of the Cap-Ferrat peninsula, facing the Mediterranean, in a private 17-acre estate with pine trees and flowers of a thousand colors. The hotel has been entirely renovated and redecorated by the famous designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, and now boasts an 8500-square-foot spa with indoor swimming pool.

Scores 4.31 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


5

Le Mas De Pierre

Saint Paul de Vence, Cote d’Azur, France

Nestled at the foot of the Saint-Paul-de-Vence fortress, Le Mas de Pierre and its 7 country houses in the colours of the Provence, has a splendid Mediterranean garden with hundred-year-old olive trees. Le Mas de Pierre offers the luxury and comfort of a 5-star hotel with 48 rooms, including 6 suites, air conditioned, terrace, loggia or private garden with view of the domain and the swimming pool.

Scores 4.26 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


6

Le Mas Candille

Mougins, Cote d’Azur, France

Le Mas Candille’s air of relaxed informality, ultimate comfort and scrupulous attention to detail, where nothing lacks or is too much trouble, provide the ideal environment for leisure, pleasure and business. Le Mas Candille has 46 rooms, including 39 double rooms and 7 suites. Each guest room is an individual, classically styled creation, using flair and imagination to produce an interior design of sublime luxury, sympathetic to the history of the Le Mas Candille and its Provençal heritage, yet with a clever tilt towards the contemporary.

Scores 4.25 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


7

Chateau De La Chevre D’or

Eze, Cote d’Azur, France

Le Château de la Chèvre d’Or in the mediaeval city of Eze sits between the sky and the Mediterranean Sea and offers a rare, warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Thirty rooms and seven suites scattered along the heart of the mediaeval village, most with a sea view and each with a different architecture, size and decoration.

Scores 4.21 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


8

Majestic Barriere

Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France

Experience life in a palace at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière! The legendary hotel on the French Riviera overflows with luxury, elegance, charm and the high life and has recently added a new wing to the existing 7 floors of its white facade. Ideally located on La Croisette facing the Mediterranean and the Palais des Festivals, the Majestic Barrière boasts 265 rooms, including  84 suites, two of which are penthouses.

Scores 4.05 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


9

Chateau Eza Hotel

Eze, Cote d’Azur, France

Of all the hotels on the Cote d’Azur, Château Eza is one of the most stunning, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, tucked away in one of the most enchanting locations on the Côte d’ Azur. Exquisite and intimate, the 11 room and suite château clings to the side of the ancient rock walls of Eze, a thousand-year-old medieval village more than 400 metres above the Mediterranean Sea.

Scores 3.97 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


10

Martinez Hotel

Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France

The Hotel Martinez is known for stylish living, where comfort and technology have aesthetic overtones, and from its eminent position on the sea front, on the famous boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes, the Hotel Martinez has established itself over the decades as the flagship hotel on the Riviera.

Scores 3.90 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


Daily Dream – Tiara Yaktsa Cannes

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Tiara Yaktsa Cannes

Theoule-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur, France

Luxury Hotels Cote d’Azur

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide