Simon Gemmell
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 Discover Bali and its Surrounding Islands – Hotels & Cruise Under Sail
COMO Uma Ubud; Star Clipper; Belmond Limbaran Puri
Great Ultra Luxury Caribbean Cruise & Barbados Offer
Sebourn Cruises; Tamarind Barbados; Hilton Barbados: Ultra Luxury Cruises
Kanuhura – a 5 Star private island resort in the Maldives
Photo: Kanuhura Resort (ws) 39
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel – Amalfi Coast
This is by far one of the most spectacular boutique hotels in this part of Italy.
Secrets Silversands – Riviera Maya
Secrets Silversands is a beautiful 5 star all-inclusive, ultra luxury, upmarket resort offering all suite accommodation situated on one of the most stunning locations in the Caribbean, the Mexican...
Medhufushi in The Maldives
Medhufushi is a superb 4-star resort in the Maldives and is particularly popular with Couples and Honeymooners, and is also great for Divers with full PADI diving and certification.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel – New York
Soaring high above the city, this ultra-luxurious hotel with sumptuously designed rooms, suites and public rooms enjoys enviable views of New York and the River Hudson
Three Different Safari Experiences and Cape Town – South Africa
34. Three Different Safari Experiences and Cape Town – South Africa Report from past clients who travelled there in January 2014. Queen Mary 2 Sailing from Southampton to Cape Town -...
Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort, Dubai
The Atlantis experience combines sumptuous elegance and style with thrilling fun and adventure that you would struggle to find anywhere else in the world.
Hotels with Fine Dining
If good food is an important ingredient of your holiday Designer Travel can help you find the ideal area or property to cater for your needs.
A Selection of Very Special Family Hotels in Greece
Facilities for entertaining toddlers and teens alike, integrated with sports and educational opportunities which Greece’s rich history has to offer.
Luxury Family Faraway Favourites to Sunny Destinations
A small selection of popular luxurious long haul family resorts
Melati Beach Resort and Spa in Koh Samui – Thailand
Melati Beach Resort & Spa is located on a white sand cove on the north east tip of Koh Samui
Bangsak Village – Khao Lak – Thailand
After such a long journey it was nice to be greeted with ice cold ginger tea along with Ham and Cheese sandwiches at Bangsak Village
Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp – Khlong Soak – Thailand
Interact with the elephants at Elephant Hills
Thala Beach Lodge Resort – Near Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia
Located on a private beach surrounded by forest, family-owned Thala Beach lodge is a eco and nature resort near Port Douglas convenient for touring the Daintree Rainforest and Great...
Le Touessrok – Trou d’Eau Douce, West Mauritius
Le Touessrok lies on a beautiful stretch of sandy coast overlooking the stunning Trou d’Eau Douce Bay
La Pirogue – Flic en Flac, West Coast Mauritius
Modelled on a fishing village. La Pirogue is a relaxed retreat set on an excellent beach.
Sugar Beach – Flic en Flac, West Coast Mauritius
The Sugar Beach Resort features beautiful landscaped gardens with contemporary plantation-style architecture.
Long Beach – Belle Mare, East Coast Mauritius
Long Beach - a Long way from ordinary…this wonderful property took 5 years to plan and 2 years to build,
The Ambre – Belle Mare, East Coast Mauritius
Ambre at Belle Mare A tropical, casual style of resort with a good selection of bars and eateries.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Toronto, Canada
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel – an icon of elegance and sophistication, suitable for clients who like a traditional luxury hotel
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel – Montreal, Canada
Fairmont Royal Queen Elizabeth Hotel. A much modernised 1960’s built luxury hotel. Adjoins and partly sits on the attractive Montreal station (Gare Centrale) in an excellent central position for...
Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel – Quebec City, Canada
Standing high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the heart of Old Quebec.
Fairmont Jasper Lodge Resort – Jasper, Canadian Rockies
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort – a true mountain experience - situated in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Unique accommodation offering an array of outdoor activities...
Fairmont Empress Hotel – Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada
Fairmont Empress Hotel - Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada. The Empress is located in the centre of Victoria with wonderful views over the inner harbour.
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – Vancouver Waterfront, Canada
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Vancouver Waterfront, Canada. This stunning modern deluxe hotel is in an ideal position situated beside The Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and Vancouver’s attractive...
Botanico Hotel and Oriental Spa – near Puerto De La Cruz – North Tenerife
This leading hotel of the World is set in beautiful tropical gardens with its own quite outstanding Oriental Spa building adjoining the hotel with its own separate...
Jardines De Nivaria Hotel – Costa Adeje, South Tenerife
A very attractive 5 star deluxe hotel set in beautiful lush gardens with excellent beachfront location.
Jardin Tecina Hotel – Playa de Santiago, La Gomera (a smaller island off South Tenerife)
Quiet 4 star retreat on the beautiful island of La Gomera. A hotel with a stunning location, gardens and many activities.
Jardin Tropical Hotel – South Tenerife
This fresh 4 star white Moorish style hotel covers a huge area set in tropical gardens with over 300 species of trees and over 16, 000 plants.
The San Roque Hotel – Garachico, North Tenerife
Small 4 star Boutique Hotel in The Canaries offering high standards and friendly service
Colombina Hotel – Venice, Italy
Lovely small boutique hotel is located on a side canal set back from the main lagoon and is only 5 minutes’ walk to St Mark’s Square in Venice.
Hotel Konig Von Ungarn – Vienna, Austria
This beautiful small 4 star boutique type hotel is only 200 yards from St Stephen’s Cathedral right in the centre of medieval Vienna
Hotel Information
I have included a selection of hotels on the website which I have visited or have been using recently. However this only a small selection and as time permits...
The Caravelle Hotel – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
One of the premier hotels in Saigon close to many of the attractions
The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor – Siem Reap – Cambodia
The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Shamwari Luxury Game Reserve – Eastern Cape, South Africa
Shamwari was the first game reserve to be established in the area offering 'Big Five' game viewing in a malarial free environment close to Port Elizabeth. The reserve is...
Leisure Isle Lodge – near Knysna, The Garden Route, South Africa
Small island retreat in the heart of the Garden Route overlooking a lagoon and perfectly positioned on Bollard Bay
Thorntree Country House – Oudtshoorn – The Garden Route – South Africa
Beautifully appointed, the Thorntree Country House is situated in a stunning location offering unspoilt views of the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley
The V & A Hotel – The Waterfront at Cape Town
Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the ‘new’ Victoria and Albert Waterfront overshadowed by the magnificent Table Mountain

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