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My Favourite Hotel Stays

As an avid traveller, natural vagabond and former travel writer, I've stayed in a lot of hotels. These are my absolutely favourites. Full list:
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Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn #BigSur - One of the most memorable stays ever in a treehouse room with an ocean view. It was literally magical. Food was incredible (both breakfast in bed & in restaurant), the soaking tub & fireplace were dreamy. Staff beyond fantastic & infinity pool in the rain? Love. (Stayed Feb 2011)

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Four Seasons Hotel George V

Four Seasons Hotel George V #Paris. I spent 3 nights in a Junior Suite for my 30th birthday. I had one of the most incredible evenings here & the spa was beyond restful. I'd stay just for the flowers.

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Hayfield Manor

Hayfield Manor #Cork #Ireland - I was living temporarily in Cork & stayed here. Normally long stays where me out but I didn't want to leave! Walked into town easily, had incredible tea service in my room & the best bath ever. Wonderful service and fantastic breakfasts.

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Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs #PalmSprings - This is my yearly go-to place now & I stay in the Villa which I love for its living room & private patio. Ive napped in the hammocks & eaten too much good French food. The pool area can get overcrowded & feel like a bad LA nightclub on weekends. Otherwise, it's a great getaway.

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The Spa at Willows Lodge

The Willows Lodge #Seattle - So it's outside of Seattle by 30min - it feels a lot further away but in a good way. Cosy rooms with a fireplace in a country setting. Very restful and peaceful here.

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Loden Hotel

The Loden Hotel #Vancouver This is one of the few hotels I've stayed more than once in. Love the floor to ceiling windows - it actually makes Vancouver charming when it's raining! Excellent location, attentive staff, comfortable bed.

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San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch #SantaBarbara. I celebrated a birthday here in 2011; highly recommend a higher end detached cottage with a private hot tub and ocean view. Eating here at night under the lights was incredible. Very special stay. (Stayed Feb 2012)

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Chateau Du Sureau

Chateau du Sureau #Yosemite - One of the most unique & magical stays I've ever had. Loved the secret reading nook, the attentive service, tea in the room whilst dressing & a bookmark slipped into a book Id bought earlier in the day. Grounds are incredible.

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Four Seasons Seattle

Four Seasons Hotel #Seattle. Those who know me know I'm not a Seattle fan but I'd return just to stay here again. One of THE best staff around - friendly, helpful and VERY attentive. The spa was perfection & dining was incredible from the lounge to breakfast to dinner. Get the room with a view of the ocean!

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The Levin Hotel

The Levin Hotel #London - This small 12-room boutique hotel is large on comforts, luxury & amenities. Love the location, love my room with this pink round nook & separate bath. Rooms were quiet & service was excellent. (Stayed 2009)

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