Avenida Palace Portugal

Avenida Palace

Avenida Palace Hotel is the grandest old-fashioned hotel in Lisbon, an antiques-filled link to the past. The fact that it has been built by the same architect who projected Rossio's Train Terminal shows us that a railway architect can do marvellous t...

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Palacio Portugal

Palacio

George, the driver, picks me up at Lisbon airport. Having arrived from Madeira, the Portuguese island in the Atlantic ocean, I prefer the airy atmosphere of the posh seaside resort of Estoril to the city of Lisbon. The Palacio at Estroil is the right...

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Reid’s Palace Portugal

Reid’s Palace

Query: warm, paintable, batheable, comfortable, flowery STOP Winston and Clementine Churchill - that was the short but memorable telegramme WC sent to his friend in Madeira in 1949. The answer came like a shot. REID'S HOTEL! Here head concierge J...

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Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

The hotel opened in 1891. One of the first advertisements we found dates from 1899. The hotel was the former residence of Sir Edward Barns,...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

  In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936),...Read More

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Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The...Read More