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Mid-week relaxation in Copenhagens Absalon Hotel

After a highly successful yet demanding working weekend, I was blessed to be whisked off for some mid-week relaxation and exploration in Copenhagen, staying at the Absalon Hotel.

The hotel is very stylish and modern yet still holds the charm of yesteryear; we had a warm welcome that helped us to easily find our way to the hidden elevator which is cleverly disguised as bookshelves! We found ourselves on the top floor in the most gorgeous, colourful, spacious and comfortable room, with fabulous views of the surrounding city.

Absalon Hotel is perfectly located for taking a short walk to the fabulous Tivoli Gardens which is a hub of activity including an amusement park, entertainment, beautiful gardens and more, in the heart of the city. In fact we could even see the heart-stopping “Golden Tower” ride of Tivoli from our hotel window! For areas a bit further afield there are plenty of bicycles available for hire from the hotel as cycling is a popular and fun way to experience this intriguing city.

After a busy day of sight-seeing there was nothing better than returning to our room at the Absalon Hotel, sinking into the comfort of that wonderful bed with such perfect pillows is still fresh in my memory. Breakfast was another pleasure to enjoy – an extensive Continental Breakfast buffet with great coffee, juices and plenty of choices of breads, pastries, cheeses, meats and more.

The staff were all friendly and engaging and truly made our stay all the more memorable, thank you, especially to those who took some time to chat during our visit and really went out of their way make us feel at home.

To book or view more of this fantastic hotel click the link below

Welcome to Absalon Hotel

Reviewed By Linda Cooper- World Luxury Hotel Awards Representative

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A once in a lifetime experience in the bustling city of Bangkok…

The InterContinental Bangkok hotel is in the centre of Bangkok and public transport makes everything easily accessible. There are several shopping malls within walking distance of the striking hotel.

The lobby was beautiful, there was a huge crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling and the staff were all professionally dressed and friendly. Check in was smooth and we were offered a complimentary welcome drink in their lounge area.

We stayed in a double Grande Deluxe room which had a great view of Bangkok. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower was wonderfully spacious.

View from our room

The swimming pool was on the 37th floor overlooking all the tall buildings of Bangkok. This was a great experience! There was also a pool bar with a wide selection of fresh juices and smoothies that can be enjoyed in the pool.

Breakfast was delicious, there was a huge selection of food, from Indian to Asian. The staff were attentive and knew me by name which made my stay more personal.

The hotel was gracious enough to send a delicious dessert up to my room on the night of my birthday which I really appreciated. Throughout my stay the staff also addressed me by name which made me feel so special.

InterContinental Bangkok is situated perfectly in the middle of the city and they provide excellent service, within a beautiful luxury hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Bangkok.

To book this exquisite hotel follow the link to their website –bangkok.intercontinental.com

Reviewed by Kayla Lourens- World Luxury Hotel Awards representative

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Power Relax at Powerscourt Hotel…

Warm smiles, a friendly welcome, seamless check-in and a jaw dropping lobby; these are the first impressions you will have of Powerscourt Hotel when you arrive.
Located a mere 30 minutes outside of Dublin in the beautiful countryside village of Enniskerry, this hotel not only boasts and incredibly impressive exterior – quite like something out of a fairytale wedding – but the interior itself is stunning. You can’t help but be drawn to the large front-facing windows past The Sugar Loaf Lounge that look over the extensive garden and fountain just ahead of you as you enter the reception area. Beautiful lighting compliments the elegant design of this open and magnificent space.

We were treated to a suite on the 5th floor, overlooking the wide spread forest and gardens with Sugar Loaf Mountain peaking in the distance. The rooms are spacious, well laid out and provide more than enough space for two people to comfortably move around and get on with their own business. I especially loved the bathroom, the TV in the mirror was a surprising find and lazing around in the large tub for an hour watching a movie was just what the doctor ordered after a 4 hour drive and a morning of hard work.

There are three dining options in the hotel, apart from in-room service, a favourite for us which was McGill’s, a charming Irish pub located below the reception level of the hotel. Guinness on tap, professional and service driven staff, delicious pub-style food and a friendly and cheery environment all add to the charm and warmly lit ambiance of the restaurant. Breakfast is served in Sika Restaurant, and we would strongly suggest, weather permitting, that you make use of the outside terrace area to dine. It is a peaceful experience to say the least.

Apart from the above, there is always my favourite part of any hotel to experience…. the spa… oh and what a spa it is. ESPA and Powerscourt have outdone themselves with this space. A highlight of my entire trip was being treated to the 2 hour Powerscourt Signature Ritual, starting with a purifying salt and oil scrub followed by an indulgent massage using a combination of essential oils that you select yourself to your preference. And lastly, a therapeutic scalp massage using Rose Quartz Crystals finishes the experience. After this bliss I was left in the serenity room overlooking the gardens and fountain and given a soothing mango sorbet. Time for a powernap!

The wet area is sublime. A large indoor lap pool with an adjoining hot tub, a sauna, steam room, plunge pools and conveniently placed showers will keep you relaxing for hours if you are not there for a treatment.

The lunch at the spa is also a delight. Different courses decadently styled in a Bento box in a chic and elegant café style dining area, and as always, served with a smile. It is the perfect way to end a treatment or even time in the wet area.

Overall, our stay at this hotel was a pleasure. From the door lady to the housekeeping, start to finish, we knew we were in an establishment that was proud to deliver service excellence from its every corner, and we can only hope to once again experience its beauty.

Reviewed By Joanna Evans -World Luxury Awards Representative

To view more of this beautiful hotel follow the link below

www.powerscourthotel.com 

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Honeymoon paradise at The Cerf Island Resort, Seychelles…

From the moment we stepped into the small motor boat transfer on the Eden Island Jetty we experienced the wonderful Cerf Island Hospitality. This almost private Island and the staff (Marc, Sam, Prakash, Shubam, Deborah, Simon, James & Suri) working there immediately made the next 3 days of Honeymoon feel like 3 weeks of relaxation.

The Tranquility of the resort allowed for maximum Relaxation. The accessibility to snorkeling gear and kayaks really allowed for two very active people to explore the beauty of the St Anne Marine Park. Our Villa “Kanmaron” exceeded our expectation, and the bathroom deserves a 5 Star mention. We truly enjoyed when the resort arranged our visit to Moyenne Island followed by a Wine Tasting Experience.

We were Hosted By Marc, Sam & Prakash who made us feel extremely welcome during our stay, so much so it was sad saying goodbye to our new friends at departure.

Wifi is restricted to reception only, however we soon found the benefits in this as it allowed us to be more in the moment and to enjoy the surrounds.

Lastly, we will never forget the first time we had Octopus Curry was on Cerf Island Resort which was specially made on our request in a truly Seychellion Style!

Cerf Island Resort definitely deserves a World Luxury Hotel Stamp of approval.

Reviewed by World Luxury Hotel Awards Representatives.
About the Island

Measuring just a mile long and less than a mile wide, Cerf is a lush island with a number of perfect sandy beaches and just a few inhabitants.There are no roads, only a few pathways which allow leisurely exploration of the island.Nestled into the lush hillside overlooking the sea, Cerf Island Resort is a cluster of 24 lovely spacious villas, each of which have been built to high standards and designed to blend into the naturally elegant surroundings.The resort is designed to deliver a true Creole experience facilitated by incorporating the Seychellois architecture and design while preserving the natural surroundings.

To book your next holiday at Cerf Island Click Here