Category Archives: Boutique Hotels

How I got my first press trip with only 6k Insta followers!

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Think only a big ‘influencer’ can get a collaboration or an all-expenses paid press trip? No this is NOT the case! I scored my first collaboration (and a pretty awesome one at that – a 9 day press trip round Iran!) when I only had 6,000 followers on Instagram! And I didn’t even reach out […]

40 Winks Boutique Hotel – East London

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In trendy East London lies the elusive and eccentric boutique hotel 40 Winks. It is actually the home of one of the world’s most celebrated Interior Designers – Mr David Carter. With only 2 guest bedrooms (and Mr Carter occupying the third), 40 Winks became the first micro-boutique hotel in the world and has gained […]

The World’s Best Desert Resort – Bab al Shams Dubai

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As my 3.5 years living in the UAE came to a close, I thought it only right to spend my last few days there doing something fabulous! I always loved going to the desert and experiencing it’s beauty and tranquility – it was one of my favourite places to visit in the UAE. So what […]

Muscat Hills: luxurious beach hut accommodation!

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Ever fancied staying in a luxury beach hut? Where in just a few steps you can go from your bed to the crystal clear warm sea water? Well in Oman you totally can! Introducing Muscat Hills Resort – Oman’s most elegant beach hut experience! A stay at Muscat Hills Resort gives you the unforgettable opportunity […]

Yas Hotel: the best luxury hotel to stay in Abu Dhabi!

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Thinking of heading to Abu Dhabi and wondering which one of the many luxury hotels to stay at? After having lived in Abu Dhabi for 3.5 years I’ve been to pretty much all of the luxury hotels here. Therefore I can give you an honest, realistic and reliable opinion, unlike bloggers just visiting the city […]

Why You Need To Stay At New Road Hotel, East London!

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I recently went back to East London for a few days and had a staycation in one of my favourite boutique hotels here: New Road Hotel in Whitechapel, E1. I love the story behind this hotel: in 2011 three local brothers (The Malik brothers) bought the building of a former textiles factory and spent millions […]

Boutique hotels in Iran: Iranian Traditional Houses

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One country that has a fabulous variety of boutique hotels is Iran. During both of my trips to Iran I stayed in several very nice boutique hotels. They were all Traditional Iranian Houses that had been recently converted into boutique hotels. If you plan to come to Iran, I definitely recommend to stay in one! […]

The House Hotel Karaköy – Where To Stay In Istanbul!

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*This post was written in exchange for a complimentary stay at The House Hotel, Karaköy Istanbul. All opinions however are my own.*   So you’re heading to Istanbul and wondering where to stay? It’s certainly a large city and so where you base yourself is going to be important: you don’t want to spend half your […]

Why you should stay in independent boutique hotels!

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If you read my article on Why you should always support local independent businesses (CLICK HERE to read), you’ll know I am not a massive fan of big chain companies and global brands, and given the choice I always pick the smaller independent businesses over the larger global ones every time. Whether out shopping, looking for […]