Vana Wellness Retreat, Dehradun

Vana Wellness Retreat Pool
Vana is luxury destination wellness retreat located in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills. The state-of-the-art facilities include an outdoor pool, an indoor water-therapy pool, a fully equipped gym, various studios and pavilions, and scores of treatment and consultation rooms. Doctors plan your therapies from leading Ayurveda, Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicine practitioners over a minimum seven-day period. A retreat that is focussed on all four aspects of your well being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – Vana is an essential stop for the holistic healing seeker. Its location in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by a dense forest, is the perfect ambience for reflection and rejuvenation.  Here, one automatically tunes into the nurturing and nourishing qualities of nature. The 21-acre retreat is dotted with luxury rooms as well as a massive expanse allotted only for spa treatments and therapies, under the supervision of experts. Read More...

Linthwaite House, Lake District

Linthwaite House Hotel View
Linthwaite House, a luxurious, contemporary country house hotel in the heart of England’s UNESCO Lake District, is set in 14 acres of established gardens and private woodland grounds on a hilltop overlooking Windermere, making it the perfect base from which to explore the scenic surroundings. Linthwaite House offers luxurious accommodation, with stylish, individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms, many overlooking the lake and manicured gardens as well as the surrounding hills and mountains. Each of the 36 rooms is unique in size and décor, but all exhibit an understated country-luxe style with fine fabrics, palette of muted creams, sumptuous and sophisticated furnishings and sleek en-suite bathrooms. Read More...

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek

Le Quartier Francais Exteriors Outside Area
Situated in the heart of Franschhoek, Le Quartier Francais is a peaceful country retreat renowned for its excellent cuisine and hospitality. 15 rooms and six suites offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in the centre of Franschhoek. Le Quartier Francais is a beautiful country inn in the heart of the French Huguenot village of Franschhoek. The Auberge combines the atmosphere of a European retreat with warmth and familiarity. There are 15 en-suite rooms and two suites overlooking a charming garden and the four ‘Four Quarters’ private suites face their own private courtyard and pool. The rooms are spacious with a comfortable sitting area and are cosily furnished in a contemporary South African style. The Four Quarters suites are larger with an emphasis on design in vibrant colours and modern art. Guests may request breakfast in their rooms, at the pool or tucked away in a secluded corner of the garden. The restaurant, La Petite Colombe, is renowned for its contemporary cuisine (including excellent tasting menus), country hospitality and fine regional wines. Golf courses and other sporting facilities, such as mountain biking are close by, and the area has an abundance of vineyards, wine cellars, galleries and country shops, not to mention exquisite forests and valleys. Le Quartier Francais will gladly pack a superb picnic basket should you wish to make the most of exploring the area. Read More...

Leeu House, Franschhoek

Leeu House Franschhoek Pool
Leeu House is stylish luxury boutique hotel in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, with just twelve guest rooms. Located in the heart of the charming town of Franschhoek, the emphasis is on fine food and superb service. A traditional Cape Dutch farm building is the focal point of the hotel, with pretty gardens and artwork including two striking bronzes featuring Gandhi and Mandela on the front lawn. The individually styled bedrooms feature superbly comfortable beds with high quality linen, and are fitted with sisal carpets, and curtains and upholstery in natural linens, contributing to the relaxed yet sophisticated feel. The luxury en-suite bathrooms have marble floors, free-standing baths and/or generous showers, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Read More...

Leeu Estates, Franschhoek

Leeu Estates Franschhoek
Leeu Estates, an exclusive five-star boutique hotel, wine resort & spa with 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, takes central position on 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos in the Franschhoek valley. Located between the mountainside and river, just minutes away from the village of Franschhoek, it is the ideal setting for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. Leeu Estates, is the only hotel in the Cape Winelands to have achieved the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)’s new 5-Star Premium status, which recognizes exceptional 5-star properties that have reached the pinnacle of quality where facilities, amenities and service co-exist to reach perfection. The spacious rooms and suites, which are individually styled and luxuriously appointed, feature bespoke furniture, heated flooring & generous marble-clad en-suite bathrooms. Read More...