Hotel Reviews

Best Bits of The Hotel Klosterbräu, Austria

Best Bits of 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 of the Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Best Bits of the 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 of the Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Best Bits of the 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 of La Bouitte, St. Martin de Belleville, France

Best Bits of 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 of The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast, Ireland

Best Bits of The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast, Ireland

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 of Jing Tea at Brown’s Hotel, London

Best Bits of 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…