Hotel Reviews

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review – Jing Tea at Brown’s Hotel, London

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review – Jing Tea at Brown’s Hotel, London

How apropos that I should be learning about one of the oldest beverages in the world at the oldest hotel in London? Opened in 1837, Brown’s Hotel has been welcoming guests since that time with a warm cup of tea and a scone. I was…

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: Mala Mala, South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Mala Mala, South Africa

October 25, 1981 was the exact date I was introduced to Mala Mala, the premier South African safari. A small article in the New York Times travel section about safaris in South Africa by esteemed author Joseph Lelyveld entitled Mala Mala: Posh in the Wild would come…

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: La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek, South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek, South Africa

Can you really get to know someone in just one date? A little light conversation over lunch, a run ‘round town and a sip or two of sparkling wine as the afternoon sun begins to set? Why not! If the stars are aligned, all these…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Majeka House, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Majeka House, Stellenbosch, South Africa

After recovering from the dizzying heights of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, I was ready for some luxurious TLC and the night ahead offered me nothing but! I didn’t have to wait long as our first stop was Majeka House, the intimate hotel snuggled cosily in the vineyards of…