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The Mandarin Oriental is San Francisco's five-star solution for weary travellers. From the moment the liveried doorman bids you welcome, you're home (ok, it's far more luxurious than my home). This is a special place - if you're honeymooning or ticking off the bucket list, this is the place for you. You can't get more central. The views of SF bridges are to die for - and your heart will jump everytime you walk the skybridge looking out on the TransAmerica Pyramid (SF's tallest building). Oh, and it has such amazing bathrobes you may not ever get out of your PJs.

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The Mandarin Oriental is San Francisco's five-star solution for weary travellers. From the moment the liveried doorman bids you welcome, you're home (ok, it's far more luxurious than my home). This is a special place - if you're honeymooning or ticking off the bucket list, this is the place for you. You can't get more central. The views of SF bridges are to die for - and your heart will jump everytime you walk the skybridge looking out on the TransAmerica Pyramid (SF's tallest building). Oh, and it has such amazing bathrobes you may not ever get out of your PJs.

Sunday Independent