October 11, 2021
Lufthansa First Class Terminal - bar

REVIEW – Lufthansa First Class Terminal – Frankfurt (FRA)

The best airport lounge in the world? What Lufthansa offers in Frankfurt is all the convenience of a private jet terminal with markedly superior facilities.
September 17, 2021
Aman Sveti Stefan

REVIEW – Aman Sveti Stefan (Montenegro)

There's nowhere on earth quite like Aman Sveti Stefan: a spectacular private island resort, sitting majestically in the sparkling waters of the Adriatic riviera.
August 22, 2021
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REVIEW – Matetsi Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Superb room hardware and the game viewing was as private and wild as you could possibly hope for. For the majority of our time on the game drives, it felt like we were at one with nature, totally disconnected from other human beings and the outside world.
August 18, 2021
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FANTASTIC DEAL: Mandarin Oriental 3rd Night Free offer

A very rare deal! Book 11 different Mandarin Oriental hotels with the 3rd night free and additional Virtuoso amenities
July 31, 2021
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REVIEW – InterContinental Maldives

The resort with the lighthouse: Bookable for only $600 a night using IHG points, is the InterContinental Maldives truly a luxury property? In some ways yes...
June 29, 2021
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REVIEW – Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town

My first encounter with a Belmond property was a fantastic experience on the whole. 'Old school' elegance, paired with friendly service and a great location.
June 4, 2021
Park Hyatt Maldives - Sunset Overwater Pool Villa

REVIEW – Park Hyatt Maldives

A lot of Maldivian resorts are like fast food: convenient, nicely packaged, initially satisfying but ultimately devoid of substance. The Park Hyatt is the antithesis to this.
May 12, 2021
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REVIEW – Silvan Safari (Sabi Sands, SA)

My expectations were very high going into this and Silvan quite honestly smashed them. In terms of hard product, Silvan is in the very top tier of anything I've ever seen.
September 1, 2016
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REVIEW – British Airways Concorde Room (First Class) – London Heathrow T5

At the entrance our boarding passes were checked and we were directed towards a reception desk where we were greeted and asked if it was our first time here. We said it was and were told where we could find the bar, terrace area, spa, cloakroom and restaurant.
October 15, 2016
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REVIEW – British Airways Concorde Room First Class Lounge – London Heathrow T5 (August 2015)

This lounge is definitely nicer than BA's Business Class offerings but as you can see, it hardly exudes class...
December 19, 2016
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Viking One – The £350 return business class trip to New York

These weren't fares that were 25% or even 50% off. These were fares that looked like they were missing a final zero. Given the amount of miles earned when flying them, you were even looking at making half the paid fare price back, with your haul of AA miles or BA Avios.
December 19, 2016
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REVIEW – British Airways : Concorde Room First Class Lounge, LHR T5

I enjoyed this quite a lot more than my previous visits to the CCR. It was really nice to meet another FlyerTalker in person but more than anything this visit highlighted to me how much difference timing makes to a lounge visit.