Hotel Reviews

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Relais Sant’Uffizio, Piedmont, Italy

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Relais Sant’Uffizio, Piedmont, Italy

Why hadn’t I returned to Piemonte? After my first year of university, I lived with an Italian Professor of Philology who was eager to perfect her English. It was a great trade-off. She received daily lessons and I lived with her in this magnificent part…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: The Hotel Klosterbräu, Austria

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: The Hotel Klosterbräu, Austria

As we flew into Innsbruck, I knew in my heart that this weekend was going to live up to my extremely high expectations. I had not been to Austria for years and the last time was only to Salzburg. Now I was going to staying at…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

I was crossing my fingers the entire flight from Mahé to Praslin – not because I was afraid of the 15-minute turbo prop flight ahead of me, but that it wouldn’t be raining when I got there. Twenty-four hours is not a long time to…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Banyan Tree, Seychelles

It’s rare that one of my Bits of Paradise is located in a destination that could actually be “paradise.” As we drove further and further away from Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, my heart beat a little faster with anticipation. The time I already…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: La Bouitte, St. Martin de Belleville, France

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: La Bouitte, St. Martin de Belleville, France

Between mouthfuls of our mingardises (petit fours), we agreed that our hosts’ last name should be Le Meilleur (best) not simply Meilleur (better), because eating at La Bouitte just couldn’t be more fabulous. Eaters from far and wide travel via every mode of transportation to…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

Every time I mentioned where I was staying in Belfast, the response was always the same: “Aye, that would be the best hotel in Northern Ireland.” Those utterances made for pretty high expectations. Approaching The Culloden Estate & Spa from Belfast City Airport, our GPS…