Sydney is one of the world’s most beautiful cities with a spectacular harbour, iconic Opera House and majestic bridge. So as part of your Australian holiday in Sydney, stay in style in one of the many five-star hotels in the heart of the city. Here’s a collection of five of the most luxurious hotels in Sydney. By Lyndon Barnett. Photographs by Walter Schaerer.
Built on a former Masseria that housed an abbey dating back to the first century, this retreat offers 46 stunning rooms and suites around a few courtyards and a spa with its two pools. The showers are the most generous around ;-)
We got lucky when proprietor Alessandro Pagano invited us to try a five course luncheon at his country house Masseria Bagnara. Chef Angela Pagano and her staff offered the finest of the locally inspired cuisine.
The Hotel “La Sommità” is a historic 16th century residence. The hotel sits at the top of the old town of Ostuni, also known as the “white city” in Puglia. The tasty food is served in an astounding decor and the hotel bed is easily the most comfortable one in the world! Check out this travelogue for some impressions…
Built next to the famed San Domenico Golf Course and a few steps away from the Adriatic sea, the Borgo Egnazia Resort’s inviting rural village style stands out. The stone architecture, the stylish decoration and the special atmosphere created by the surrounding scenery — olive and lemon trees, fragrant flower and prickly pears — all contribute to create an extraordinary experience.
Beginning of October 2011 we went on a two week roundtrip in Puglia, the region which forms “the heel of Italy’s boot”. The focus during our trip was on bucolic landscapes, golf courses, typical italian food and stellar accomodation. Thanks to all those who gave us some good recommendations on what to see and where to go.
A private view to France: Live the life of an aristocrat in an elegant and authentic Loire valley chateau hotel! Have Comte & Comtesse de Vanssay show you around their historic paradise near Paris.
The hotel’s website is okay and its photo gallery was one of the reasons why we booked the hotel. But when we arrived we were completely blown away! The hotel lobby, restaurants and the hotel room are much more stylish than we expected. The stylistically confident selection of items, materials, colours and lighting effects is awe-inspiring.
The luxury hotel ‘La Mamounia’ is located at a short walk from Marrakech’s city centre. It is said to offer one of Africa’s most atmospheric spa & wellness setups. Next time around I should free up some more time in order to check with my own eyes ;-)
The ‘Djemaa el Fna’ in Marrakech is one of the UNESCO’s ‘masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritages of humanity’. Street performers, fortune-tellers and charlatans offer their arts between food and beverage stalls.
The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz offers a unique combination of luxury hotel accommodations and gastronomy, wellness facilities with own thermal water source, medical health center, business and events center and golf course.