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Welcome to the inner workings of my brain.  Please keep in line and stay to the left – everything to your right is nightmare-inducing.  Here is a list of properties I want to return to or visit for the first time.  They’re not in Upcoming Stays, as they’re clearly unimportant.

You can use this as a safe space to yell at me for what I’m missing or mock me for what I’ve included.

Top priority

These are the properties that currently occupy my hopes, dreams and aspirations.  You may have grown up wanting to be an astronaut; I just want to sit in a hotel room.

White Desert

Leobo

Octola

Singita Pamushana

Passalacqua

Singita Castleton

Reid Creek Lodge

La Cigale, Seychelles

Grootbos

Perivoli Lagoon House

Villa D Marrakech

Iniala Malta

Revisit

Places I have been, but want to return for round two.

Miavana

Fregate

Amangiri (Camp Sarika)

Aman Venice

Amanoi

Everything else

At some point, I’ve looked at these and thought it warranted noting it.  The note might have been preceded by “never stay here”, but we’ll never know.

Argentina

Cavas Wine Lodge

Australia

Lord Howe

Southern Ocean Lodge

Lizard Island

Orpheus

Botswana

Zarafa

Selinda

Canada

Nimmo Bay

Churchill Wild

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Fogo Island Inn

Caribbean

Amanera

England

Heckfield Place

The Newt

Babington House

Foxhill Manor

Dormy House

Soho Farmhouse

Calcot Manor

Barnsley House

Gidleigh Park

The Giplin

The Idle Rocks

Hartless House

Scarlet Hotel

Gravetye Manor

France

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hotel de Paris, Monaco

Hungary

Four Seasons Budapest

India

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Italy

Forestis

Borgo Santandrea

Palazzo Avino

Villa TreVille

Borgo Santo Pietro

Borgo Egnazia

Capri Palace

Hotel de la Ville

Hotel La Palma

Il San Pietro

Le Sirenuse

Santa Caterina

Monastero Santa Rosa

Indonesia

Bawah

Nihi Sumba

Mexico

Four Seasons Naviva

Hacienda de San Antonio

Casa que Canta

Montenegro

One&Only Portonovi

Aman Sveti Stefan

Mamula Island

New Zealand

Huka Lodge

Panama

Islas Secas

Philippines

Nay Palad

Banwa

Portugal

The Yeatman, Porto

Vila Joya

Vila Vita Parc

Six Senses Douro Valley

Scotland

Gleneagles Townhouse

Spain

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Four Seasons Madrid

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Sweden

Ett Hem

Artic Bath

United States

Amangani

Post Ranch Inn

Twin Farms

The Point

Blackberry Farm

Four Seasons Orlando

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Written by Tom Cahalan on 30th Nov '23

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