Mourby of Rome — Eden Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Rome — Eden

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In October 1889 Francesco Nistelweck achieved his dream of converting a three-storey palazzo on the top of the Pincian Hill into a new 63-bedroom hotel of his own that he called The Eden.

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Londra Palace: Tchaikovsky’s Lions Adrian Mourby

Londra Palace: Tchaikovsky’s Lions

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Hotel Londra Palace in Venice offers one of those hotel puzzles that can be found all over Europe. Our contributing editor and roving correspondent, ADRIAN MOURBY makes friends with two hotel lions and unearths the history of Venice's Londra Palace Hotel.

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Mourby of Rome Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Rome

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Adrian Mourby travelled to Rome and landed in history. In search for a decent 'albergo', two books of The Most Famous Hotels library came to aid.

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Mourby of Balmoral Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Balmoral

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The Balmoral Hotel looks like a Gothic Castle perched above Norloch, the swampy ground beneath Edinburgh castle that once acted as its moat - and eventually became Waverley Station.

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Mourby of Landmarks Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Landmarks

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Adrian Mourby is falling in love with the opportunity to sleep at the station. At some point we have to get him out of the gutter.

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MOURBY OF STAIRS Adrian Mourby

MOURBY OF STAIRS

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You can tell a lot about a hotel from its staircase. Some dominate the foyer as if attempting to emulate a palazzo or perhaps the Opera Garnier in Paris, ...

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MOURBY OF MARTINI? Adrian Mourby

MOURBY OF MARTINI?

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We have little choice, but sometimes our roving correspondent visits not-select members of our esteemed organisation, and before we can say a thing, he has done it.

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Mourby of Milan Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Milan

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Adrian Mourby visited the city of the World Expo 2015, only to spend all his time at the Grand Hotel sipping Martinis. Can we continue to support such a man? We can.

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Mourby of Harwich Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Harwich

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He travels the world, visits the hospitality palaces of our globe, lives at luxurious hotels, surrounded by famous names of legendary travelers. And then, Adrian Mourby came to stay at THE PIER HOTEL, HARWICH.

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PARIS Le Royal Monceau Raffles Adrian Mourby

PARIS Le Royal Monceau Raffles

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A pianist will come and play in your suite, just for you. It sounds good in practice but does it work in theory? Our contributing editor investigates ...

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MOURBY AU LAC* Adrian Mourby

MOURBY AU LAC*

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To say that the Baur au Lac is an institution is a bit like saying Elizabeth II is a queen, finds A. Mourby.

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PARIS: Mourby of Meurice Adrian Mourby

PARIS: Mourby of Meurice

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There is no hotel in Paris with a history as long as that of Le Meurice — finds A. Mourby

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