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Daily Dream – Blue Waters Hotel

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Blue Waters Hotel

Antigua, Caribbean

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Daily Dream – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper, Canada

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Daily Dream – Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai

Chennai, India

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Daily Dream – Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Lake Garda, Italy

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Top 10 Best Lakeside Luxury Hotels

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 Best Lakeside luxury hotels. (Updated 20 January 2012)

Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels that we feature. Contact any of these lakeside hotels for their best prices and special offers.

In addition to the lakeside hotels that we’ve featured below, you can also see a complete list of all the lakeside hotels we feature at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/hotelresults.php?criteria=lake&Submit=

1

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Lake Garda, Italy

Villa Feltrinelli is a historic country property on the western shore of Lake Garda. Offering the highest possible hotel service for the discerning traveller in search of beauty, graciousness and peace. Villa Feltrinelli offers 21 distinctive guestrooms and suites. Each room and suite is individually decorated.

Scores 4.90 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Gilpin Lodge Hotel

Lake Windermere, Lake District, England

Guests are often wonderfully surprised when they first enter Gilpin Lodge. The original Georgian  country house, built in 1901 but extensively refurbished in 2009, has retained it’s historic charm, heavily influenced by the Arts and crafts movement,  but with modern touches of interior design. Gilpin is a small, family owned and run hotel that strives to be the best; the do a good job being voted Best Small Hotel 2010.

Scores 4.77 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


3

Correntoso Lake & River Hotel

Villa la Angostura, Argentina

This traditional Hotel, situated on the mouth of the Correntoso River where it enters Nahuel Huapi Lake at the foot of the Andes, is a great point from which to explore the charm and serenity of Patagonia. Providing all the facilities and hospitality, a warm and friendly team will guarantee you unforgettable moments. Every detail has been carefully selected by the owners whose main interest is to make you feel at home.

Scores 4.68 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


4

Lake Placid Lodge

Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid is the jewel of the Adirondacks, clear, cold and strewn with leafy islands; Lake Placid Lodge stands upon its emerald shore. A majestic hotel, built by hand in the Arts and Crafts tradition, is perfectly at home in its lakeside setting. There are thirteen sumptuous rooms and seventeen luxurious cabins at the water’s edge.

Scores 4.63 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


5

Hotel Antumalal

Pucon, Chile

Nestled in 5 hectares of private gardens on the Villarrica lake edge, Hotel Antumalal delivers a quality, relaxing and luxurious experience. The unique setting merges natural beauty with style and personalized service. It is the attention to detail, charming design and tranquility that makes the Antumalal “Simply an Experience”.

Scores 4.53 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


6

Villa d’Este

Lake Como, Italy

Experience the splendor, the grandeur, the intrigue and the magic of Villa d’Este- an opulent hotel overlooking glorious Lake Como. Hailed as one of the best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes Traveler, this famous resort destination has been widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, gala celebrations, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality.

Scores 4.44 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


7

Lakeside Hotel

Lake Windermere, Lake District, England

From the moment you arrive at our luxurious hideaway in the heart of the English Lake District it feels like home. With restful bedrooms, delicious fine dining inspired by fresh local produce and indulgent treatments in our luxury spa and pool, Lakeside is the perfect place to escape. Our seamless blend of country-house character and contemporary luxury will make you feel completely at home – whether taking tea in the conservatory, relaxing in the pool or enjoying a glass of Champagne on the lake terrace.

Scores 4.41 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


8

Le Mirador Kempinski, Lake Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

The view from Le Mirador Kempinski is one of nature’s masterpieces. From this perfect point of view on Mont-Pèlerin, the awe-inspiring panorama of the Swiss Riviera unfolds. To the left is the city of Montreux, the famed Castle of Chillon and the Rhône Valley. Below is the lakeside town of Vevey. And spread out in front of you, nestled by the Alps and bordered by France, is beautiful Lake Geneva.

Scores 4.20 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


9

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

Located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort hotel is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism, values at the heart of this historic resort.

Scores 4.84 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


10

Lake Pleasant Living

Garden Route, South Africa

The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Holiday Suites in the Knysna district. This charming property, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve.

Scores 4.11 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


Daily Dream – Le Mirador Kempinski, Lake Geneva

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Le Mirador Kempinski, Lake Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

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Daily Dream – Aquapura Douro Valley Hotel

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Aquapura Douro Valley Hotel Lamego

Lamego, Portugal

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Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Majorca / Mallorca

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 luxury hotels in Majorca. (Updated 17 January 2012)

We first published our top 10 Mallorca hotels back in March 2011 and since then there have been few changes to the list:  Hotel Salvia – non mover, Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa  – up 1, Palacio Ca Sa Galesa – up 5, Aimia Hotel – down 2, Valldemossa Hotel Restaurant – up 5, Cases De Son Barbassa – new entry, Castillo Hotel Son Vida – down 3, The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort – down 3, Son Julia Country House Hotel – new entry, Reads Hotel & Vespasian Spa – down 4

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

In addition to the top 10 best hotels in Mallorca that we’ve featured below, you can also see a complete list of the luxury hotels in Majorca at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/europe/spain-espana/balearic-islands/majorca-mallorca/

1

Hotel Salvia

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

Step into a world of timeless elegance and experience this luxurious and perfectly formed small hotel. Beautifully restored Hotel Salvia is one of the grand nineteenth century mansion houses of Sóller, a historic town nestling at the foot of the majestic Tramuntana mountain range on Mallorca’s western coast.

Scores 4.77 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

The 5-star Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa is a splendid hotel in Sa Coma. It is next to the Punta de n’Amer natural park and only 300 metres from Sa Coma beach, Majorca. The hotel is aimed at the perfect couples’ holiday.

Scores 4.62 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

3

Palacio Ca Sa Galesa

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

This time the first impression is most definitely not deceptive. If you have the feeling that the Palacio Ca Sa Galesa is more than just a hotel then that’s because that’s exactly what it is. Here you won’t feel as if you’re at home, you’ll feel much better than you do at home. Infinitely better thansks to your excellent standards of service, hospitality and desire to to provide a truly unique experience.

Scores 4.57 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

4

Aimia Hotel

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

Most of our 43 rooms overlook the sea. The hotel features a restaurant, a spa including sauna and jacuzzi, a gym, a conference hall, a large swimming pool and solarium area, as well as a coffee bar and a reading area. Their motto, “A quiet day”, sums up the philosophy of the hotel.

Scores 4.53 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

5

Valldemossa Hotel

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

Two 19 th century stone houses on a hill overlooking the valley are the origin of our small, luxury hotel. Carefully restored respecting the original, it was finished in 2004 and has the finest panoramic views of the valley and a view over the famous Palma Bay from its rooms, terraces, lounges and dining room.

Scores 4.51 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

6

Cases De Son Barbassa

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

Cases de Son Barbassa has 12 high comfort rooms available. Each of them has its own personality. As the hotel is located at the foot of Puig de Son Barbassa, the country estate enjoys wonderful views overlooking the bay of Cala Mesquida

Scores 4.50 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

7

Castillo Hotel Son Vida

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

Located between four destination golf courses, our lush grounds offer tennis courts and four swimming pools, including a kids’ pool and indoor pool. Additionally, our premier Arabella Spa and top dining establishments invite guests to indulge.

Scores 4.49 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

8

The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

From distinguished golf courses and a most sophisticated spa to exhilarating gourmet dining and the foremost collection of modern Mallorcan art, this is true dedication to the pursuit of idyllic relaxation at one of the world’s most bespoke resorts.

Scores 4.49 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

9

Son Julia Country House Hotel

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

The Son Julia boutique hotel is the perfect hideaway to escape from your daily routine. This 15th century mansion, located in the idyllic countryside of Mallorca, has an atmosphere of elegance and tranquillity.

Scores 4.44 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

10

Reads Hotel & Vespasian Spa

Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca – Mallorca

A totally unique and exclusive 5 star hotel with just 23 rooms. Situated at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains in the heart of the most beautiful countryside it is surrounded by 20,000m2 of landscaped gardens and its own vineyard. The perfect place in which to unwind, relax and chill out with no noise except that provided by nature.

Scores 4.41 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

Daily Dream – Quinta Das Vistas Hotel

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Quinta Das Vistas Hotel

Madeira, Portugal

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Daily Dream – Fancourt Hotel And Country Club Estate

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Fancourt Hotel And Country Club Estate

Garden Route, South Africa

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