Category: Hotels

Feb 20

All aboard the Costa NeoRiviera

All aboard the Costa NeoRiviera Last year for the first time in my life I very anxiously boarded a cruise ship.  It was a strange feeling as I actually love all those little boat trips that are available to us here in Dubai. This was a whole different ball game, this was huge and it …

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Jul 27

Vivanta by Taj Bentota Sri Lanka

Vivanta by Taj Bentota For many years I have wanted to visit this particular hotel, sometimes you get something in your head and you just can’t get it out again.  Recent holidays have either been to the UK or the Maldives but this year I decided it was time I visited Sri Lanka, and at …

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Jul 16

Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Fancy a staycation at the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa? Staycations in the UAE have become big business for local hotels in recent years.  The days of people hopping on a plane for an entire month to visit their home countries seems to be a thing of the past.  Instead these days are …

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Feb 19

All aboard the Costa Fortuna

All aboard the Costa Fortuna If someone had told me that I would be going on a cruise 6 months ago, I would have laughed at them. I have never had any desire whatsoever to sail the high seas.  Being married to an ex-seaman; one who had a desire to cruise, resulted in us heading …

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Aug 06

Fairmont The Palm

Some Palm Island luxury ….. Fairmont The Palm One of the best things about the summer months in Dubai is that some great deals can be found at many of the 5 star resorts around town.  When I first came to Dubai none of these hotels existed, I have had the luxury of being able …

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Jul 19

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a little staycation …. It isn’t the first time that we have decided to check into Jumeirah Beach Hotel for a little staycation, I have in fact lost count how many times we have stayed at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in the years that we have lived here.  We arrived before the hotel, …

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Jun 10

Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Al Bustan Palace Hotel, a Ritz Carlton Hotel Thirty years ago the residents of a small village called Al Bustan in Oman were relocated and the foundations were laid for the Al Bustan Palace Hotel.   For those of you who haven’t heard of this hotel before, Al Bustan Palace is located just outside of …

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Nov 02

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Maldives

Was it a slice of heaven on earth? For the first time in a very long time we all boarded a flight to Male to celebrate half-term.  We rarely holiday outside of the UAE, the main reason being the five cats and the difficulty in explaining all their whims to a pet minder.  We are …

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Jul 20

Anantara The Palm

Heaven on earth …. We had another birthday this week at Casa Armani, it was the turn of Mr Armani this time so I booked an overnight stay as a surprise at Anantara The Palm.   One of his favourite places in the world is Thailand, so I decided to bring him a slice of …

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Mar 05

Ajman Saray

Something new from The Luxury Collection … I heard about Ajman Saray many months ago when it was still under construction and had been eagerly awaiting its opening.  Not only was I intrigued about the location I hadn’t visited Ajman in about 10 years. The Emirates Road opening put paid to any days out winding …

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