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Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Belmond El Encanto
5 Star Rating

Set in the hills of Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto provides guests with both seclusion and tranquility. Itís just a stoneís throw from central Santa Barbara and a few miles from the beautiful beach too so the...


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Ett Hem, Stockholm
Ett Hem

Ett Hem can be found located in Stockholm. This is actually a tough review to write - as there are so many special elements to share. This is a hotel with character, style and luxury in abundance. Once a former office block, the building itself has a wealth of character; and that's even before you enter the building - it has the presence of, perhaps, an old Victorian...

Five Star The Dining Room reviews
The Dining Room, Sydney
The Dining Room

The Dining Room can be found inside the Park Hyatt in Sydney Harbour, The Dining Room has some of the best views over Sydney Harbour. The staff really understand the art of hospitality, making you feel welcome and being prompt with faultless service. We opted to enjoy a six course tasting menu. Our first course was Smoked Salmon, with Watercress and a Wasabi...

Five Star Malt reviews
Malt, Cheltenham

Malt Restaurant can be found inside the charming Cowley Manor. It offers a sumptuous dining experience in beautiful surroundings, the service is attentive and comes with a smile, and the menu is interesting and well-executed. We started the evening with two glasses of Taittinger...

Five Star Chateau Marmont reviews
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont is something special, built in the 1920ís and styled on a French Castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau Marmont offers a unique experience. The hotel has a decorated history that matches the character of the property. A host of the worlds rich and famous have stepped foot inside, including; James Dean, Helmut Newton, Jim Morrison, John Belushi...


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Roka Akor, Roka Akor
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Rako Akor is a large, open-plan Japanese restaurant, it has a light, airy decor, offering a fairly casual dining experience. There is a bustling environment, and guests have the privilege of overlooking the charcoal grill...

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Clift Hotel, Clift Hotel
San Francisco

Located in San Franciscoís financial district, Clift is part of the Morgans Hotel Group and with its stylish-features and contemporary elegance it really stands out from the crowd and appeals to a young and creative audience. ...

Four Star Redwood Room reviews
Redwood Room, Redwood Room
San Francisco

The Redwood Room is located inside the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. Itís the hotels signature bar, and as the name suggests the room is red...

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Hakkasan, San Francisco, Hakkasan, San Francisco
San Francisco

Hakkasan is an upscale, well designed restaurant in the heart of San Francisco. The restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine, the service is attentive, and the dining experience is best described as ambient with tons of atmosphere....

Five Star Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square reviews
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San Francisco

Located in the converted Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, The Fairmont Heritage Place can be found in Ghirardelli Square in the beautiful Bay Area of San Francisco. The hotel offers apartment style accommodation for those seeking...

Five Star Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore reviews
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The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is situated in an area known as the American Riviera. The climate in the American Riviera is often described as Mediterranean, and I can appreciate why. The weather was stunning...

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