5 amazing hotels that will have you planning your next holiday
It’s Monday morning. You drag your sorry self into work after visiting the coffee cart on the corner and ordering THE largest double shot latte known to man. Your boss has just landed you with a mountain of paperwork. You’re staring at your email inbox – 30+ unread emails. Your screen saver reminds you of that luxury holiday you have craved for so long, and for a minute there, you forget where you are. Sound familiar?
Here at BoxBetty we have our Bon Voyage gift box to keep us sane from our hectic lives, complete with Rifle Paper and Co Notebooks and a Carry On Champagne Cocktail Kit. However, we all need a little break sometimes – the chance to relax, to enjoy a little leisure, time to simply feel like yourself again.
Even in the winter we can dream of endless summers. We have put together a list of incredible resorts that will have even the most contented Betty’s daydreaming…
- Mandarin Oriental, Prague
(Photo Credit: George Apostolidis, Hotel Exterior View of Castle, mandarinoriental.com)
It’s hard to know where to start describing this astonishing place. Built on a former 14th century monastery, the Mandarin Oriental, Prague is a unique experience of old world and new world charm. The exquisite view of ‘gleaming spires’, elegantly refined bedroom suits, and beauty and wellness spas is a 5 star dream come true for any gal in need of a bit of TLC.
Check them out: mandarinoriental.com/prague/
2. The WhiteFace Lodge, NY
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Described as an “unreal setting”, The Whiteface Lodge evokes memories of long winters, open fires and mountain escapes. Located at the famously beautiful Lake Placid, you are free to explore the historical town and all its wonders. Whether that’s walking in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, or visiting Santa’s workshop at North Pole (a village of alpine flavour on the side of Whiteface Mountain), this resort is perfect for both a romantic escape of a lifetime or a fun-filled family adventure.
Check them out: thewhitefacelodge.com/
3. Il Salviatino, Florence
(Photo Credit: Il Salviatino: salviatino.com)
Craving a bit of Italiano? Hotel Il Salviatino may be just the place for you. Located in the everlasting Tuscan hills of Italy, the hotel is the product of a revamped villa from the 15th century. The outstanding décor oozes with a spectacular antique atmosphere. You can enjoy the sparkling pool waters, magical night time views, and service like you have never experienced before. As for the food, it’s Italy…need we say more?
Check them out: salviatino.com/
4. Explora, Patagonia
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If your idea of the perfect getaway is glistening ice fields, immense mountain views and snuggling in a blanket by a warm fire, you should definitely check out Explora. Hiking up glaciers and horseback riding, alongside exploration experts, are just some of the incredible experiences you can enjoy at this luxury resort in Patagonia. At the, “southernmost tip of the world”, Explora is sure to be a memory you will never forget.
Check them out: explora.com/
5. Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
(Photo Credit: Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa: hilton.com/en/hotels/french-polynesia/hilton-bora-bora-nui-resort-and-spa-PPTBNHI/index.html)
Last of all, but definitely not least, let’s take a wishful trip to the Hilton resort of Bora Bora. Although we have all heard of Hilton Hotels, it’s not every day you come across a resort in the middle of a luxury turquoise lagoon. The villas, which include your very own waterside balcony, are surrounded by kilometres of calming marine heaven. Visit the private hotel island Motu Tapu, enjoy exhilarating water sports, and if all that activity has got you needing some relaxation time, treat yourself to a massage by the tropical water. Need to stopover in the lobby? No problem, take a quick boat trip there.