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Northern Hemisphere Rules!

For those of you who follow rugby you’ll know it’s been a difficult time for those of us from the Northern Hemisphere.

I’ve never been much of a patriot and see myself more as a global citizen for want of a better phrase. People are after all people.

But last week I suddenly found myself becoming very hemisriotic. No that’s not a real word but I don’t know what the hemisphere equivalent of patriotic is!

The rugby world cup is drawing to a close and my hemisphere has not done well. England went out early after losing to Australia. I’m afraid the USA went out early too. But I know you Americans aren’t as into your rugby as we are!

The quarter finals were all Northern Hemisphere versus Southern and I had switched my support from England to Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France.

It didn’t go well. I am clearly not a lucky supporter. Ireland lost to Argentina, France lost to New Zealand, Scotland lost to Australia and Wales lost to South Africa.

So after a little totting up you’ll see that means Southern Hemisphere 4, Northern Hemisphere 0. I am sad.

I am trying to look on the bright side. So while I am forced to admit that my hemisphere is not as good at rugby as the Southern hemisphere, I think we have a lot more incredible places to stay!

I’ve picked four of my favourite hotels in the Northern Hemisphere that I think are as good as anything the Southern Hemisphere has!

Marrol's Hotel

Hotel Marrol’s in Bratislava, Slovakia.
This classic little townhouse is tucked away in a peaceful spot in the city’s historic quarter. It has a Roman-style spa, a Finnish sauna and a stunning summer terrace.

hotel la suite kobe harborland

Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland in Kobe, Japan.
There isn’t a better spot in this part of Japan. On the waterfront with views of a beautiful harbour is where you want your hotel to be. The rooms are seriously smart, there’s a women-only spa with mist sauna and water therapies (hooray for me) and of course a great Japanese restaurant.

Castle Hill Resort and Spa 3

Castle Hill Resort and Spa in Cavendish, Vermont, USA
This is a seriously smart mansion set in the seriously stunning mountains of Ludlow. The French-American (two wonderful Northern Hemisphere countries) food by Alphonsus Harris is delicious. And as a spa lover staying here is a must as it has the only full service spa in the whole of the Okema and Ludlow region.

Château de Bagnols - France

Chateau de Bagnols, Bagnols, France

This is a castle. Which we in this hemisphere do particularly well I think.
This is a medieval one with a 13th century drawbridge, a moat and the prettiest gardens I’ve seen in a long time.

Now I am well aware that there are some wonderful hotels in that other hemisphere and I’d love to hear from anyone whose favourites are there!

See you next week!

Melissa. x

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great post and these pictures are so beautiful. I love Hotel Marrol’s I always stayed there when I was in Slovakia. The decoration of this hotel is amazing.

  2. The pics in the post are wonderful and thanks for sharing the post.

  3. Reblogged this on VIDA DE HOTEL.


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