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The Island Hotel – Newport Beach

Posted on 24 June 2010

Review & Photos by The Cobrasnake
The island hotel is a great hotel. A very classy establishment. The check in process was easy, valet’ed the car and had a warm greeting with a very friendly staff. The hotel feels fresh and relaxing. Wide open spaces and green plants everywhere you look [...]

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The Betsy Hotel – South Beach

Posted on 07 May 2010

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake
The Betsy hotel is a perfect hotel. Located across the street from the beach right in the heart of South Beach, Miami. Super relaxing safari hotel with some of the best looking friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Everything about the hotel is classy. From the top rated steak house to [...]

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The Shore Club – Miami

Posted on 05 April 2010

Photos & Review by Le Cobrasnake The Shore club is classic Miami. That’s not always a good thing but in this case it was. The rooms in this hotel are a study in clean, white lines and minimal simplicity.  That kind of design can be boring, but not in this case. You can find everything […]

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Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais – Paris

Posted on 11 February 2010

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake L’Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais is very well decorated. From the lobby with old paintings and books everywhere to the rooms with amazing wallpaper and vintage furniture. You feel at home in this old fashioned hotel.   The hotel is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Paris making […]

Hidden Hotel – Paris

Posted on 27 December 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

The Hidden Hotel. What can I say. It’s hidden on a quiet street in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris. Its only been open for a few months but it has some character. The concept is that you should feel like you are in a cabin or something. I didn’t really feel [...]

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Hempel Hotel – London

Posted on 09 November 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

The Hempel is a really quiet hotel located in Paddington. It’s far away from everything. When you are inside it feels really relaxing. The reception is very quiet and clean -as is the rest of the hotel. The room was completely white. The bed was so big you could comfortably sleep 4 [...]

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Rough Luxe Hotel – London

Posted on 17 October 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

Rough Luxe is a very small boutique hotel only with only a handful of very unique and different rooms. The hotel is located just next to the Kings Cross station with is quite a funny neighborhood great if you are looking for hard drugs. The hotel has some amazing [...]

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Savoy Hotel – Berlin

Posted on 13 July 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

Hotel Savoy in Berlin makes you feel like you have gone back in time, everything about the hotel feels old. When you check in there are free apples and cookies at reception. The staff was very friendly and spoke English well. I got to my suite on the top floor [...]

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Jumeirah Essex House – New York City

Posted on 05 July 2009

Photos & Review by The Cobrasnake

When I arrived at the fancy Essex House next to Central Park, I was greeted with a wet towel at check-in. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Once in the room I had fun with the phone/ touch pad control for everything. You could set the mood of the [...]

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Hotel Santa Teresa – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Posted on 16 June 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

Driving to the the Santa Teresa hotel was quite an adventure. Located towards the top of a hill in the center of Rio I felt like I was staying at someone’s house. The property is amazing very green, very natural very peaceful. The front desk is very relaxing, everyone is [...]

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Hotel Marina All Suites / Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Posted on 31 May 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

The Marina All-Suites hotel is located directly across from the beach, in the heart of Leblon. I stayed there last week on my trip to Brazil. When I checked in I was offered champagne and was escorted to my room on the 6th floor. The room had an amazing view [...]

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Hotel Emiliano – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Posted on 18 May 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

My stay at the Emiliano hotel in Sao Paulo was out of this world. The energy of the hotel is fantastic. When I checked in I was greeted by an amazing staff that spoke great English, they offered me a drink as I filled out the paper work for my stay. The hotel [...]

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Tea & Jumping Jacks at Montagu Place Hotel – London

Posted on 21 April 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

The Montagu Place townhouse hotel is really great. It’s very intimate and will make you feel like you’re right in your own home. My room was perfect for London. There isn’t an elevator but that’s okay. After I walked up 4 flights of stairs I was ready to relax in [...]

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Bryant Park Hotel & NY Fashion Week

Posted on 13 April 2009

By The Cobrasnake

The Bryant Park Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay at during NYC fashion week. It’s located directly across from the tents so you are never late to a show. The staff is extra helpful and friendly. The rooms are great. My room had an amazing view and was full of great natural [...]

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60 Thompson Hotel – NYC

Posted on 18 March 2009

Review and Photographs by the Cobrasnake

The 60 Thompson is very cozy. When I stayed there I felt like I was in my own home. There were copies of all the latest New York centric magazines, a mini-bar full of classic junk food and exotic treats and a bed that was very relaxing. The bathroom was small but ample with a jar of Q-Tips (you can never have enough Q-Tips), [...]

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