Frangipani El Nido | Philippines

Beach in El Nido at Frangipani Hotel in the Philippines
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mins from El Nido Airport
guest rooms & suites
bars & restaurants
miles from El Nido town

Frangipani El Nido

Frangipani El Nido is the perfect place to experience everything that a dream getaway to the Philippines should be, and much more. The Philippines is known for having a warm and friendly culture, picture perfect beaches, and sunsets that melt into the horizon. Frangipani El Nido allows you to enjoy all of these things in extreme comfort. At Frangipani, everything you could ask for is at your fingertips. Stunning views, private balconies, plus home comforts like strong WiFi and television. This is the kind of place where you choose your own adventure, or simply let life slow down to a crawl by the pool. 

Frangipani El Nido Suite Balcony View
Frangipani El Nido Suite
Frangipani El Nido Bedroom

A Dreamy Tropical Gateway

The setting around Frangipani El Nido is idyllic to say the least. Ocean water laps upon the shore creating a rhythmic, soothing sound to accompany the pure bliss in your suite above. The design of the hotel is in keeping with the natural surroundings. Frangipani is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in El Nido, perhaps even the Philippines as a whole.

Floor to ceiling windows span the length of the suite, allowing an abundance of sunlight to flood the rooms while taking in the unbeatable views of the bay below. Inside the suite, beautiful plants add a touch of the tropics whilst locally sourced materials create a simple, contemporary design that allows the natural beauty of El Nido to speak for itself.

On Tropical Time

Awakening from a perfect sleep, you’ll feel energized and ready to play. The sea beckons you to wade into it’s warm waters. Prefer fresh water? A deeply relaxing plunge pool is the perfect place to catch some sun or relax under the shade of the many palm trees above. The deck and leafy surroundings are well cared for, and beach towels and chairs are always available for guest use.

A fantastic restaurant is on site and a great place for breakfast and dinner. Throughout the day, refreshing drinks and snacks are also available.

The sunsets at Frangipani El Nido are simply incredible. The cocktail bar offers an extensive menu of tropical favourites. So kick back and relax while the sun drops in the distance.

Frangipani El Nido Lounge Suite
Frangipani El Nido Beach Sunset
Frangipani El Nido Beach Swimming pool

Services & Amenities

• Large Suites
• Balcony and Outdoor Space
• Swimming Pool
• Beach
• Restaurant
• Cocktail Bar
• Private Island Beach Club
• Walking distance to town centre
• Free Airport Shuttle
• Mini Bar
• Room Service
• Concierge
• WiFi / High Speed Internet

Cocktail Bar drink menu at Frangipani El Nido

Hip Happy Hour Spot

Stylish Decor

Cocktail Bar at Frangipani El Nido
Cocktail Bar at Frangipani El Nido

Panorama Sunset View

Yoshida Sanso Ryokan | Japan

Traditional wooden shoes at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
The ryokan was built
km
to Kiyomizu-dera
km
to ginkaku-ji
minutes from city center
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serenity
Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Gardens at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Gate at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan

Ryokan Inn Yoshida-Sanso

A Japanese ryokan inn is a unique style of accommodation that encapsulates some of Japan’s oldest cultural traditions. Although there are many ryokan across the country, few have maintained such detail and adherence to tradition as Yoshida-Sanso in Kyoto, which offers so much more than simply a place to rest your head.

Located in cultural heart of Japan, ryokan inn Yoshida-Sanso sits below the Yoshida Shrine at the foot of Mt. Yoshida. It is a truly remarkable building that has been recognised as a Tangible Cultural Property for it’s historical and artistic value.

An Imperial History

What makes Ryokan Yoshida-Sanso even more special is that it is one of only six in Japan to have formerly been an Imperial Residence. Originally built as a home for Prince Higashi-Fushimi (Emperor Showa’s brother-in-law, and Uncle to Emperor Akihito) the property was built by master craftsmen in 1932. The design of the building incorporates traditional techniques and materials, with western elements to create a unique and timeless masterpiece.

When Prince Higashi-Fushimi left the home to become a monk and take care of a local temple, Yoshida-Sanso became a family owned ryokan which has since been managed by Kyoko Nakamura and her daughter Tomoko. In a traditional ryokan the Okami is responsible for the management and running of the inn, from choosing decorations and menus, to greeting and serving guests throughout their stay. The role of an Okami is traditionally passed down matriarchally through the family, and it is obvious that the ladies here have fully embraced the tradition with pride.

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Japanese Hospitality

Upon arrival at Ryokan Yoshida Sanso, guests are welcomed with a warm tea and traditional sweet, and are gifted a unique calligraphy poem that has been hand-written by Kyoko herself. This incredible attention to detail extends to every aspect of the building and grounds. Hand woven tatami mats provide the base for this simple yet intricate home, whilst original art is chosen by Kyoko to create the perfect feel for each season.

It is encouraged that guests experience as much of the Japanese culture and traditions as possible during their stay, so as to make the most out of this unique experience. Shoes are removed at the entrance to the ryokan, and in place guests are offered socks and traditional slippers to wear during their stay. Kimonos in beautifully patterned fabrics are offered to all guests, and it is custom to wear them at all times when at the house including to meals and in the garden. Though it may feel strange at first, you’ll soon come to realise how comfortable and liberating the kimonos are, both for the mind and body.

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Traditional Baths

Another way to indulge in the ryokan lifestyle is to bathe in the traditional Japanese way, with a communal shower room and a large hot stone bath. You wont have to worry about sharing with strangers here however, as you and your party can enjoy the experience in the comfort of a private space. It’s the ideal way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing, or simply to relax your mind and body.

Baths at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Baths at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Night time in guest rooms at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Tea cups at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan

Ryokan Yoshida Sanso Guestrooms

The guestrooms at Ryokay Yoshida Sanso are simple yet beautifully decorated, and offer a very comfortable sleep. As is traditional in Japanese culture, guests sleep on futons laid out on the tatami mats. All of the rooms are unique in shape, size and views, with 3 rooms in the main house and one as a standalone in the garden. The Kotobuki room offers a balcony with inspiring views over the ryokan gardens and Kyoto rooftops, whilst the Fuku room is exceptionally bright and airy, with astonishing views over the Higashiyama mountains. The Nan-ten room offers a tranquil garden view and is very popular with the local Zen monks due to it’s tranquil meditation space. The Hanare suite is surrounded by an abundance of greenery, creating the perfect space to reconnect with nature and revitalise your mind, body and soul.

Tranquil Gardens

Ryokan Yoshida Sanso’s gardens are a place of peace and tranquillity, an oasis of meticulously kept trees and flowers around a lawn studded with beautiful, glistening black stepping stones. As seen at the entrance to shrines and temples across Japan, a bamboo water fountain continuously flows, symbolising purity. Prince Higashi-Fushimi designed the garden originally to be filled with pines. Although no pines remain today as a result of insects, the style and balance of the garden has been maintained, and cherry blossoms and other trees now thrive there.

Spectacular Cuisine

Another of the outstanding aspects of staying at ryokan Yoshida Sanso is the incredible meals that are served at breakfast and dinner. Highly skilled chefs prepare incredible dishes using the best quality ingredients and ancient preparation and cooking techniques. The full course Kaiseki is a spectacular feast for the senses. Course after course of indescribable food is served in the most artistic and delicate way, with every bite offering a unique and unforgettable flavour. Be sure to sample the Yoshida-Sanso sake, made onsite – it’s the perfect compliment to an unforgettable culinary experience.

A Perfect Start to the Day

Start your day with an incredible spread of traditional Japanese cuisine, including miso soup, Japanese omelette, and phenomenal seasonal specials. Hot tea and fresh citrus fruits cleanse the palate between dishes, allowing you to fully enjoy the flavours and textures of each individual dish. Following breakfast, head over to the beautiful onsite tearoom for a complimentary mid-morning coffee before setting off to explore the many temples and shrines in the area.

Breakfast at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Breakfast at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan
Breakfast at Yoshida Sanso Ryokan in Kyoto, Japan

Maison Breguet | France

Bedroom at Hotel Maison Breguet in Paris
unique suites
restaurant/bar
exclusive cocktails
% privacy
minutes to Musee du Louvre
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Balcony Maison Breguet Hotel Paris

Maison Breguet

When planning a weekend city break, the location of your accommodation is everything. Maison Breguet offers a prime location with easy access to attractions and the Paris Metro. Located on the right bank in the east of Paris, Maison Breguet is on the edge of the fashionable Marais district. A popular area with boutique clothing stores, art galleries, and hip bars, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular part of the city for a young, trendy vibe. The hotel is also just a short picturesque walk to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, along Saint Martin’s canal and the Seine River.

Luxury, Quality & Comfort

The guest rooms and suites at Maison Breguet have been designed and crafted with exquisite attention to detail. Every fabric, pattern and colour has been carefully selected to create an elegant and chic experience. Luxurious and welcoming, it won’t be long before you feel right at home. 

With careful consideration for the guests needs, Masion Breguet stylishly addresses your every whim. Looking to relax? Head to the wellness centre and spa. Catching up with a friend? Order a couple of cocktails at the bar. Feeling a little peckish? Browse the restaurant menu.

Services & Amenities

• 53 rooms & suites
• Restaurant
• Bar
• Spa
• Indoor Pool
• Fitness Center
• Room Service
• Free WiFi
• Full Service Laundry
• 24 Hour Front Desk

Bar & Restaurant

Stop by for cocktails, brunch and dinner 

The restaurant at Maison Breguet draws crowds, serving mouth watering dishes throughout the day, as well as an extremely popular brunch on Sundays. The restaurant has an industrial, chic décor with high glass ceilings, a brass bar, and a tasteful colour palate of turquoise, terracotta, and neutrals. Just off the main room, there’s a cute outdoor patio with plenty of sunlight, and an elegant indoor wine room perfect for hosting private parties.

Restaurant Sky light Maison-Breguet Hotel Paris
Maison Breguet Restaurant Hotel Paris
Spa at Maison Breguet Hotel in Paris

Palácio Belmonte | Portugal

Palacio Belmonte Lisbon amadeo de souza cardoso suite
unique suites
year history
bar / restaurants
mins to Sao Jorge Castle
minutes from city center
Palacio Belmonte Lisbon Bartolomeu de Gusmao Suite
Palacio Belmonte Lisbon Bartolomeu de Gusmao Suite
Palacio Belmonte Lisbon Bartolomeu de Gusmao Suite

Palacio Belmonte

High in the hills above the shores of the river Tagus, Palacio Belmonte is an iconic piece of Lisbon. It’s an incredible location that has played centre stage to many of history’s pivotal moments of discovery. The old town of Alfama extends downhill to the riverbanks in a beautiful and unpredictable pattern. Buildings angled and built within tight spaces make for a perfect labyrinth, with few if any dead ends. The entire moving art piece is best appreciated from the magnificent Palacio Belmonte. Terraces great and small on various levels, and on all sides of the sprawling structure, are a photographer’s dream. It’s a living, breathing masterpiece. Formerly a noble family home dating back to the 15th century, Palacio Belmonte today is a labour of love, a fairy tale destination steeped in Portuguese history and culture.

Spend a day in the Garden

Make your way to the rear of Palacio Belmonte, where you’ll discover a tranquil Mediterranean contemporary garden. Orange trees bear fruit over head while birds tip toe along the pool side. The steep slopes and ancient walls stand as barriers to the dynamic city below. You would never suspect such a place could exist, yet there it is. An elegant oasis designed to take advantage of all the sunshine that Europe’s sunniest capital has to offer.

On a summer day, the pool is the ideal place to bring your friends and family together. Read quietly on the deck chairs, drift slowly through the water, there is no better way to cut through the heat of summer in Lisbon.

Services & Amenities

• Located in Alfama (Lisbon’s old town)
• Fascinating history
• 20,000 original Azulejo tiles
• 10 unique suites
• 2 family suites
• Grand ballroom
• Large sitting rooms
• Large east terrace perfect for groups
• Organic garden
• Black marble swimming pool
• Grenache restaurant
• Breakfast included
• 2 minutes walk to Sao Jorge Castle
• Available to book individual suites
• Available for private events

Grenache Restaurant

Nestled in the palace courtyard in the shadow of Lisbon’s iconic Castelo São Jorge, Grenache is the perfect array of local dishes with a French spin. Every plate is crafted keeping in mind that tradition and modernity are to be paired rather than opposed.