As specialists in boutique and luxury hotels, Mr and Mrs Smith is a well-established brand in the travel industry. This new book – Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Collection, France – focuses on the finer accommodation establishments to be found all over the country, from Paris to Provence, Alsace to Aquitaine.
In line with the high-end brand, the book is delightfully designed and laid out, full of eye-catching images of hotel rooms, restaurants and splendid views. Printed on thick, coloured paper – even the pages feel luxurious.
The reviews are written in the first person by a small team who have personally visited each location, but have done so anonymously (so have received no special treatment that is often dolled out to reviewers). The result is a collection of well written, genuine accounts of each hotel which also include details on prices, favourite rooms and tips on local eating and drinking hotspots.
The book also comes with a ‘BlackSmith’ Card which entitles you to six months’ free membership to the Mr and Mrs Smith website where you’ll be able to view last minute offers, and even get money back on bookings. You’ll also get extra goodies such as free champagne and spa treats as to be expected from The Smiths.
An excellent resource if you’re looking to take someone away on that special break, this book would also make a great gift for anyone who is fond of France and the finer things in life. Having poured over the pages, I now know where I’m going on my next romantic weekend.
Review by Sam Baldwin, Skyscanner Travel Editor