Reviewed Hotels, Restaurants and Tours - Page 2

The world’s attention may currently be on Sochi ahead of next year’s Winter Olympic Games, but Russia’s capital Moscow is never far from the limelight. Anna Smith checks in and checks out the opulent Lotte Hotel, which has hosted everyone from presidents to princesses.

The culinary heart of The Halkin Hotel in London’s well-heeled Belgravia, Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction showcases inventive New Basque fare amid clinical décor, says Jonny Payne.

Starting tomorrow (13 September), the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel hosts over 70 events to coincide with the annual Jane Austen Festival, including talks, concerts, readings, dance workshops and even a masked ball. Eva Gizowska books into the stunning 5-star property for a closer look.

After opening at the start of 2013, Banyan Tree’s Lang Co resort, on Vietnam's beach-trimmed east coast and close to heritage sites in Hue and Hoi An, is already causing a stir.

The Thamesjet boat is the only jet-powered boat on the Thames, promising tourists the tightest twists and turns on the river. Jane Duru takes a ride on the wild side.

London’s restaurant scene is on fire with the pace of new openings, but what of the stalwarts that have survived long beyond being the ‘Next Big Thing?’ Jane Duru sizes up whether Le Caprice, beloved hangout of ageing rock stars and Mayfair businessmen, has still got it after 32 years in the...

With Galway’s affluent Irish history and the soaring coastal Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s west coast boasts stunning views and vibrant culture, says Marcela Guimaraes.

Tucked away in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, Mashpi Lodge might look like a Bond villain’s lair but the hotel’s owners have purely ethical intentions, says Gavin Haines who checks into this lavish jungle retreat.

Opened in 1963 by John F. Kennedy, Loews Madison Hotel boasts class and culture. Having undergone a multi-million pound renovation in 2012, it reopened its doors in January 2013. Lynn Houghton stays at the hotel after its major facelift to see if the Madison lives up to its 5-star billing.

Jinshanling is the best preserved part of China's Great Wall, with many of its original features dating back to 1570. Joe Minihane treks through steep icy paths along this section of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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