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: 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…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Capri Palace Hotel, Capri, Italy

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Capri Palace Hotel, Capri, Italy

On an island resort like Capri,  you spend most of your time in the hotel doing three things: sleeping, eating and lounging. Other activities, such as shopping and sightseeing, fall by the wayside as you grow lazier and lazier. If you are lucky enough to…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy

If you haven’t read my last post on Florence, you might not know that I was a student there many moons ago. I never turn down a reason to revisit a city that was a home to me so long ago and try the fabulous Villa La…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

I never understand those who proclaim that it doesn’t matter what a hotel room is like when you’re traveling as you hardly spend any time there. All I wanted to do while staying at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens was stay longer! I might…