Reviewed Hotels, Restaurants and Tours

He may still be up there. Darren Loucaides slogs his way to the Lost City of the Incas via the Salkantay trek.

Twenty years on from South Africa’s first democratic elections, Meera Dattani heads into the Gugulethu township for a tour that offers hope above everything else.

When the world's highest capital city, La Paz, opened its first boutique bolthole some 12 floors up, we sent Darren Loucaides to discover if the Bolivian hotel scene had reached dizzyingly new heights too.

Originally a decadent seafront retreat built in the 1920s, this former belle époque mansion in Peru’s capital is nothing short of good looking. But how does it stack up as a boutique hotel? Darren Loucaides checks in.

Stylish eco-hotel Mahamaya is one of the newest properties on the relaxed, relatively unspoiled Indonesian island of Gilo Meno, a 90-minute boat ride from bustling Bali. Anna Smith checks in.

After a long journey on the Trans-Siberian, Anna Smith checks into five-star bliss at Mongolia’s Blue Sky Hotel & Tower. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the Blue Sky stands proud as one of Ulaanbaatar's tallest buildings, cutting curvaceously into the sky overlooking central...

An offshoot of the luxury Shangri-La chain, the Kerry Hotel in Beijing had a multimillion-dollar facelift in 2011, in the hope of luring youthful business and leisure travellers keen on wellness, sports and style. Anna Smith tries it out for size.

Forget Bali’s beaches. Scale its hills in the pre-dawn darkness and you’ll find the island offers some of the most beautiful sunrise views on the planet. Joe Minihane pulls on his walking boots for a night walk with an incredible ending.

Reminiscent of the majestic British Malaysian colonial era, the Danna is the only five-star luxury resort on Langkawi Island to embrace old world splendour. If majestic spaces with colonial charm appeal to you, then look no further than the Danna Langkawi, says Jasleen Kandhari.

Set in the heart of Quito’s Old Town, Casa Gangotena has quickly established itself as one of South America’s finest boutique hotels. Gavin Haines certainly found it a calming influence.

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