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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER

 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Get to Know Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo


By: Five Star Alliance

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo
The unique setting of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, facing the bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, inspire a return to the elegance of the early 1900's. Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo is devoted to its guests' relaxation, offering a Beach Club with terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to an exclusive wellness centre, gym, and an indoor pool with a sea view.

This aura of relaxation extends to the guest rooms. Warm sun and sea colours tinge the furnishings of the comfortable, spacious rooms, places of quiet, pleasant relaxation. Attractive and comfortable, the Classic Double Rooms are ideal for those who desire comfort and luxury, but no great additional space. Superior Rooms may offer a view of the open sea or a partial view of the Tigullio's Gulf. Some also offer a balcony. The Exclusive Rooms all feature balconies and a view of the sea of Portofino or Rapallo view and some can be connected with Superior Rooms.  A stay in a suite offers a unique chance to experience a special vacation. Starting from the Junior Suites and on up to the top-floor Presidential Suite, they are furnished with antique furniture and offer an open bar and a terrace.

Excelsior Place Hotel RapalloThe Excelsior Palace Hotel has two restaurants, able to satisfy the most demanding palates. The Lord Byron restaurant, open year round, is a blend of refinement, tradition, and creative culinary skill. The Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant, the hotel's summer restaurant, offers light, refined dishes and aperitifs.

The Yachting Bar is an elegant setting for the pleasure of a cocktail and the cheerful cordiality of an after-dinner drink. In summer guests can enjoy the sea air and the glow of a romantic sunset from the terrace. Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

Open year round, the Beauty Spa Health & Fitness Club offers a range of services. In addition to the treatment rooms, there is an indoor heated pool and a gym with Technogym machines. During the summer massages and spinning classes are available on the terraces of the Beach Club.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

The Beach Club features two outdoor infinity pools, equipped with 6 whirlpool loungers. There are also two Jacuzzi's and a gazebo for massages. Guests can also use of the roomy cabanas.  The Sporting Bar offers snacks pool-side. On request and with for an additional fee, small size pets accepted at the Beach Club in reserved and equipped area.

The hotel also has a jetty so that guests can travel by boat to Portofino, S. Fruttuoso, and the Cinque Terre. 
 

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Special Holiday Offer from CastaDiva Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Castadiva
You've got until November 30 to take advantage of CastaDiva Resort's Best Available Rate promotion.

Nightly room rates are from:

Deluxe Double Room Lake View: 390 EUR

Suite Partial Lake View: 510 EUR

Penthouse Suite Lake View: 510 EUR

Suite Roccabruna Front Lake View: 630 EURCastaDiva Resort

The rates include:

- Buffet gourmet breakfast at L’Orangerie Restaurant

- Daily entrance to the wellness area of the SPA featuring: Swedish Sauna, Steam Bath, Mediterranean Bath, Relaxation Pool with side jets,

Vitality Pool with hydromassage and chromotherapy, Kneipp Circuit, Balancing Himalayan Rose Salt Room, Refreshing Ice Cascade,

Emotional Showers with peppermint and exotic fragrances, Darsena Relax Area - an original XIX century dock gently suspended on the lake

- Fitness Center with Kinesis and Technogym equipment

- Wifi

- Service and VAT

Rates could be subject to daily city tax, applied per person (from 12 years old). Offer is not applicable on existing bookings. Offer is applicable to a limited number of rooms. Additional rates and restrictions may apply. Book early and read the terms and conditions carefully to avoid disappointment. 

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Dining al Fresco: Angleterre Hotel St. Petersburg


By: Five Star Alliance

Borsalino Restaurant  at Angleterre Hotel St Petersburg features an original Italian menu
that attracts discerning locals as well as hotel guests.

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Cool Pools: Palais Coburg Residenz


By: Five Star Alliance

The third floor at Palais Coburg Residenz offers an oasis of calm for the weary traveler. It offers a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, training area, conservatory, sun terrace, and a range of massage and cosmetic treatments.

Palais Coburg Residenz

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Did You Know? Lodge and Cottages at Primland


By: Five Star Alliance

Lodge and Cottages at Primrose

The Lodge and Cottages at Primland offers guests a unique way to enjoy the resort. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. This fun game of hide-and-go-seek involves using the GPS device to locate hidden canisters, or geocaches. The geocaches may contain little treasures or interesting information.

Geocaching offers a terrific opportunity for guests to explore the trails of Primland while learning fascinating facts about the local environment and culture. The caches also include puzzles for those who want an added challenge.

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Primland's geocache courses and guidebooks were designed in partnership with the Conservation Management Institute of the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Dining al Fresco: Le Chatelain Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

 

During the warmer days, Le Chatelain Hotel's beautiful garden terrace, inspired by the Florentine inner courtyards, invites relaxation whilst enjoying tea with pastry, an afternoon drink, and even a full meal from the La Maison du Chatelain Restaurant. 

Le Chatelain Hotel

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New to Five Star Alliance: Dorsett Shepherds Bush


By: Five Star Alliance

Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers stylish and comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to enjoy, relax, party, and refresh. Under the landmark glass roof, the eight-story hotel offers 317 Chinese-inspired bedrooms including 24 suites, two restaurants, a destination bar, and business facilities. 

Dorsett Shepards Bush

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Best Bathrooms: Villa Gallici


By: Five Star Alliance

The 16 rooms at Villa Gallici in Aix-en-Provence offers a unique interior design, including
a bathroom with bath and separate shower, and products reflecting the fragrances of Provence.

Villa Gallici

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Image of the day: AC Palacio de Santa Paula


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula is a 75 room property located in the old part of Granada,
the result of a careful and meticulous renovation of the old Santa Paula Convent. The
El Claustro restaurant, housed in the old Convent Library in the Cloister area, serves lunch, dinner,
and a buffet breakfast.

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel De Tuilerieen


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel De Tuilerieen has a calm and quiet patio, where you can enjoy the sun and a drink.

Hotel de Tuilerieen

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