Home' Spice Magazine : SPICE NOV 2015 Contents The Thredbo Alpine Hotel offers a range of
comfortable, stylish accommodation with single,
twin, double, triple and quad share rooms available.
Close by are the Thredbo Apartments offering fully
self-contained studio rooms, and one, two and three
A STAY AT PRETTY BEACH HOUSE,
PRETTY BEACH NSW
Arguably the most luxurious villas in NSW, Pretty
Beach House is made up of four villas, each with
its own pool. The fee of $2K per night, per couple
includes an indigenous smoking ceremony welcome,
singing, storytelling and didgeridoo playing, Cham-
pagne on arrival, meals served at the whim of guests
with their own chef in-house, free-flowing cocktails,
beers and wines and each room has its own record
player and vinyl collection, as well as iPod docks for
the complete auditory experience. There is also an
in-house couples spa and a range of bushwalks to
nearby beaches that are usually deserted. Getting a
beach to yourself? Priceless.
CRUISE THE KIMBERLEY ON SILVERSEAS,
KIMBERLEY COAST WA
Heading to remote areas doesn't mean roughing it.
With Silverseas, your guests will fly into Broome and
head off on an expedition journey that takes in the
full grandeur of the Kimberley coastline. With shore
excursions to look at ancient aboriginal rock art,
learn about plants and wildlife, explore gorges and
go swimming in waterfalls. This trip is guaranteed to
immerse your guests in a landscape unlike any other
(with the aid of lots of Champagne, fine dining and
on-board experts to explain everything).
Tripadvisor's top 10 castle hotels
1. Fonab Castle Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
Located on the banks of Loch Faskally, Pitlochry, in the heart of Perthshire,
this hotel has been transformed by the Clark family into a new 5 Star hotel,
boasting 26 guest rooms.
2. Castle Hotel Auf Schoenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
This castle hotel is located above the medieval town of Oberwesel in the
middle Rhine valley in Rheinland-Pfalz. Dating back to 911, the castle was
burnt down by French soldiers and laid in ruins until its restoration in 1914. It has
3. Hotel Castello di Sinio, Piedmont, Italy
Marchesi Del Carretto built this medieval castle in 1142. Located at the ep-
icentre of the foremost wine and gastronomic area in Piedmont, it is one of
the oldest castles in the Barolo wine region.
4. Castello di Petroia, Umbria, Italy
With origins dating back to between the 9th and 10th Century, this castle
is fit for any aspiring Duke or Duchess. The Castle of Petroia is composed of
medieval buildings enclosed within the Castle's walls.
5. Castello di Monterone, Umbria, Italy
The castle was originally military headquarters, situated along the road that
connects Perugia and Rome. Designed to preserve the atmosphere of the
Castle by blending new and old, it offers 18 guest rooms.
6. Rowton Castle, Shropshire, England
A 17th century castle located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, its origins date back
to 1234. The castle has stood in the grounds for nearly 800 years.
7. Castle in Clarens, Clarens, South Africa
Referred to by many as 'Rapunzel's Tower,' South Africa's The Castle in
Clarens is a medieval manor with a fairytale atmosphere. The castle is ideal
for private retreats, originally built to accommodate only four people at a
time. Rooms are decorated with scenes from the story of Rapunzel. On the
top floor, guests will find the Princess bedroom, boasting a four-post bed and
8. Chateau Heralec - Boutique Hotel and Spa by L'Occitane, Moravia,
A beautiful and romantic castle located in the breathtaking Vysocina
region, known for having the highest amount of UNESCO World Heritage
sites in Czech Republic. With 19 guest rooms, this hotel caters to couples and
9. Ashford Castle, Western Ireland, Ireland
Founded in 1228, by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family, this Irish gem
welcomes guests with 82 opulent rooms, featuring antique rosewood
furniture, custom carpets, and bespoke beds complete with Egyptian
10. Castle Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
This castle is located in the heart of the village of Durrow. Built by Captain
William Flower in 1716, the castle hotel has 46 luxurious rooms.
Pretty Beach House
Ashford Castle, Ireland
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