Living London style, Bali's newest digs and sweet Manila: travel deals September 22, 2013



It's time to up sticks, quick-sticks, to London, and surely one of the loveliest rooms is the reception at The Levin, my favourite photo of the week.

Otherwise, go tropical with a getaway in mad Manila - home of the shoe - check out a new resort in Bali or disappear just over the hills to the Blue Mountains and one of Australia's most luxurious addresses, Wolgan Valley.


Go later: London
Stay in the heart of Knightsbridge, near Harrods and Harvey Nicks, and get airport transfers and afternoon tea, worth $350, at the boutique Levin Hotel. Its three-night Dollar Package costs from $1590 until end May 2014. +44 20 7589 6286, thelevinhotel.co.uk


Go now: Bali
The new U Paasha resort in Seminyak is offering two free nights, breakfast, transfers and either wellness or watersports activities when you stay eight nights in a suite, until December 20. From $590 a person. 1800 883 887,travelonline.com.

Go sooner: NSW

Save $500 a couple on a Spring Indulgence at the five-star Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains. Includes a regional picnic hamper and all meals and drinks, and midweek stays also get $100 spa credit. Until December 19. From $1450 a person, two nights. (02) 9290 9733, wolganvalley.com.

Kids: sweet deal in Manila
Divert the kids with a Filipino cooking school at the Peninsula Manila while you soak up the city’s fabulous shopping. Kids can whip up the classic dessert halo-halo or tackle a taka, a papier-mâché masterpiece. Small guests also eat free and stay half-price in an adjoining room until December 31, from $393 for two connecting rooms. 1800 116 888, peninsula.com


Source: Belinda Jackson, Sun-Herald newspaper

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