Reviewed Hotels, Restaurants and Tours - Page 11

The Cary Arms offers a chic, beachside retreat for discerning guests who want an English seaside hotel with 5-star comfort and lashings of style. Natasha Blair finds out more

It's not often that you wake up to the magical sounds of church bells and prayers after sleeping in a hotel sharing walls with an ancient Roman palace.

As Cape Town falls under the spotlight for England’s clash with Algeria in the 2010 World Cup, Roberta Sotonoff turns her attention off the pitch when she scores a room in one of the city’s best hotels.

The Village Inn & Spa offers an idyllic retreat close to St Lucia’s main tourism honeypot, Rodney Bay. Tina Banerjee samples its delights.

Just two hours away from the hustle and bustle of central London is the magnificently revamped Crown at Woodbridge: a chic riverside bolthole perfect for a relaxing weekend escape, as Coralie Modschiedler discovers.

Located on a tiny drop of paradise just below renowned South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton on the island of Key Biscayne is within touching distance of the shimmering mirage of high-octane Miami, yet provides a tranquil haven in which to revive the senses.

Train station hotels generally get a bad reputation for cramped rooms and shady patrons, but anyone who says so clearly hasn’t stepped inside the sleek and chic Andaz Hotel in London.

Within easy reach of Bridgetown, Tina Banerjee discovers that the Coconut Court Beach Hotel is in a prime location to soak up the best of Barbados.

Ruth-Ellen Davis winds down from a heady break in stylish Barcelona with a rejuvenating stay at the Hesperia Tower Hotel: a last luxurious dose of time out.

Overlooking a cobblestone square in the heart of Dubrovnik's old town, this luxury boutique hotel could be the perfect base to explore Croatia's stunning historic city. Coralie Modschiedler finds out.

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