Just a pleasant summer stroll away from the Charlottetown harbour front is the Shipwright Inn, a lovingly restored home originally built by shipbuilder James Phillips Douse in 1865. The quiet, treed neighbourhood and utterly charming architecture of the Inn creates a feeling of being tucked away despite staying in the city. Read the Small Barrels Review here!
The Inn at St Peters is an intimate hotel on the St Peters Bay waterfront. A short drive from Charlottetown, the town of St Peters is a lovely, quiet and inviting place. The approach to the town is dominated by the bay itself, and a great, white church across the water, on the same side as the Inn. Read the Small Barrels magazine review here!
It seems to me that you could spend a lifetime exploring Canada. “From Sea to Sea”, there are so many breathtaking sights, pristine landscapes, and fascinating cities to experience. And no matter where you go, you’re sure to find that comfortable and friendly Canadian character. Charlottetown, the lovely, waterfront capital of Canada’s Prince Edward Island, [...]
There is no more breathtaking setting than the dazzling, turquoise mountain lake, Lake Louise. Nestled between a glacier and towering Rocky Mountain peaks, the lake is a pool of serenity that sends any onlooker into deep contemplation about nature and its creation. Even the constant bustle of people milling around at the lake side, having [...]
The MGM Grand has the distinction of being the most sprawling of the hotels that have transformed the infamous Las Vegas “strip” in recent years. What doesn’t it have – there are luxurious rooms, food court style eateries and fine restaurants, shopping, live lions, a custom built Cirque de Soleil amphitheatre, and of course, a [...]
The Four Seasons George V, lauded in books and films for decades, meets and surpasses the imagination. From its stunning lobby, richly and elegantly appointed rooms, and unparalled service, George V ensures that the romance of Paris is rendered indelible. Located in Paris’ prestigious 8th arrondissement amid some of the world’s finest shops and restaurants, George V lives up to its reputation of luxury and elegance from the moment you step through the revolving doors.
The Hostellerie de Plaisance is located at the top of St. Emilion, which is also its heart. It is adjacent to a grand, carved stone cathedral that inspires awe in its visitors. The inn, once a monastery, is owned and operated (since 2001) by Madame and Monsieur Perse, also the owners of the renowned Chateau Pavie (Premier Grand Cru Classe), and of Chateau Monbousquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. The interior is beautifully refurbished, offering elegance and modern amenities.
Halekulani, the “House Befitting Heaven,” is aptly named. Located in Waikiki, the hotel overlooks majestic palms, a private strip of sandy beach, and then beyond into the endless stretch of the blue Pacific. Serenity washes over you at every turn at the recurring sight of native Hawaiin flowers and plants, and in the the welcoming rooms decorated in soothing, muted cream tones. The swaying sound of traditional Hawaiin music floats through the evening air from the lanai of House Without A Key, the hotel’s popular outdoor lounge. Comfort and serenity truly await in this corner of Hawaiin paradise.
Disney is renowned for creating magic, from its stunning animated features to the fantasy realms of its theme parks. The magic touch is felt once again at Walt Disney World’s premiere hotel and resort, the Grand Floridian. We had the pleasure of staying here at the beginning of the Christmas season, a time that certainly [...]
It’s no longer your grandfather’s Las Vegas, and the Bellagio Hotel is proof. From the moment you step into the grand lobby, a canopy of glass flowers by Dale Chiluly soaring over your head, you’ve entered into elegance epitomized. Read the Small Barrels Magazine review of the Bellagio Hotel here…