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The Best Small Hotels in the World

Hastings House, Salt Spring Island, BC On a remarkably sunny Gulf Island west of Vancouver, this estate from the 1940s consists of 22 acres of well-tended harbor front gardens, a reproduction 11th-century Tudor-style Manor House (perfect for daily afternoon tea), and several renovated historic buildings. All rooms have fireplaces and deep tubs. The dining room turns out delicious regional dinners like locally farmed lamb and duck.


Want go stay away from denim colors and textures but solid blue is pretty base color if it works with prints. Not of fan of these prints, btw.


Luton Hoo -Bedfordshire. The de Hoo family lived on the site for 400 years, until 1455. The present house was built for the 3rd Earl of Bute in 1767.It is encircled by over 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland. The home was redesigned to its present form in 1830.

from Travel + Leisure

Nine Can't-Miss New Hotels in Portugal

Nine Can't-Miss New Hotels in Portugal | Travel + Leisure | january 2015 " recent years, several Lisboans and European expats have quietly opened small, design-centric properties that are drawing in-the-know visitors and establishing the country as the next great stylish getaway. Along the cliff-studded coast of the Algarve and on the sun-drenched plains of the Alentejo, these architecturally dazzling hotels stand out boldly from the wild, rural landscape, yet feel entirely rooted in…

from FHRNews

Ballyfin Demense

5 Star luxury country house hotel in the heart of Ireland. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty.