Premier Inn – Weymouth Seafront

One thing I like about Premier Inn is their predictability. When I book a hotel room I want to know what I can expect in terms of service, facilities and, most importantly, quality of accommodation; I don’t want any nasty surprises. There is always an exception but, by and large, you know that award-winning Premier [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Premier Inn – Weymouth Seafront

Royal Oak Hotel

When looking for a base from which to explore Snowdonia, the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed, regarded as the gateway to the national park, takes some beating. It’s reputedly the “home of Britain’s first artists’ colony” and you can understand why such artistic individuals were smitten with the place. Surrounded by dense woodland, the village – [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:16+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Royal Oak Hotel

Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Golf & Spa

There are many superlatives I could use to describe the 4-star Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Golf & Spa but “delightful” seems sufficient to sum up our weekend experience at the hotel. It might not be the most attractive in terms of its external appearance, but it’s what happens inside that counts – and in that [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:16+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Hilton Garden Inn – Krakow

If you’re visiting Krakow on business or pleasure, you won’t find a better hotel than the Hilton Garden Inn – it’s a delightful place where service with a smile is evident throughout. I visited for three nights in September 2014 and couldn’t have felt more welcome. From the staff at reception to the waiters and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:17+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Sandbanks Hotel – Poole

The sun beats down from a cloudless sky, the aquamarine water breaks gently over the white sandy beach stretching into the distance. I could have been whiling away the hours on an exclusive Mediterranean beach but, no, my family and I were relaxing at the exquisite Sandbanks Hotel, just around the bay in Poole, Dorset. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:20+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Upper House – Gothia Towers

If you’re booking a hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden’s attractive second city, and searching for a "room with a view", then look no further than the swish Upper House. It might sound rather bizarre, but this exclusive hotel is built atop another: the middle tower of Gothia Towers, which boasts over 700 rooms, five popular bars/restaurants [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:21+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

St David’s Hotel and Spa

Talk about a room with a view! Ours at the contemporary, waterside St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff was unbeatable, boasting not only floor-to-ceiling windows but a large wrap-round balcony, too. So, whatever the weather, you’re in for a treat. (c) Richard Webber My family and I spent a weekend in a [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:21+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Braydeston House – Norfolk

One of the pluses of visiting Norfolk is that you won’t struggle when it comes to sourcing fine accommodation – there are plenty of excellent places to stay throughout the county. But if you’re after some Georgian charm, try Braydeston House in the pleasant village of Brundall – you won’t be disappointed. This fine Georgian country [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:25+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|0 Comments

The Maids Head Hotel – Norwich

Norwich, the county town of Norfolk and its only city, is steeped in history. If you’re looking to continue that theme when choosing a hotel for the duration of your visit, look no further than The Maids Head – oh, and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten the apostrophe in the name, it’s never had one! [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:25+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club

If you fancy doing Stratford-upon-Avon in style, then your place to stay must be the four-star Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club. Situated on the outskirts of the town, you won’t find a grander hotel. Set amidst 157 acres of lush Warwickshire countryside, the hotel was formerly part of Menzies Hotels but is now owned by [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:26+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

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