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The Grand Hotel – Bristol

If you’re ever visiting Bristol, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to stay than The Grand. Steeped in history, it’s played a key role in the city’s social life for over 150 years. Its guest list boasts such famous names as opera star Maria Callas, actresses Sybil Thorndike and Ava Gardner, singers [...]

By | July 4th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Inn On The Lake

The phrase “location, location, location” must have been coined with the Inn on the Lake in mind because you couldn’t ask for a better positioned hotel. Situated in the village of Glenridding, at the southern end of Ullswater, the hotel sits within 15 acres of lawns stretching down to the shores of the lake. For [...]

By | July 4th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Bovey Castle Hotel

Set in acres of lush, rolling countryside on the slopes of Dartmoor, Bovey Castle Hotel has something to offer everyone. Built in 1907 by the Smith family – of WHSmith fame – as a lavish neo-Elizabethan styled manor house, it’s now an impressive hotel offering over 60 comfortable and spacious bedrooms – many with sweeping [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Golden Residence Hotel

So many of Madeira’s hotels enjoy stunning sea views and the Golden Residence, perched atop the rocky coastline and just two miles from downtown Funchal, is no exception. Whether you’re strolling around the landscaped lawns, relaxing on a sun-bed on the terrace or taking a dip in the pool, you can only be impressed by [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel

Legoland’s website enthuses – and quite rightly – about the Windsor resort’s hotel, which celebrated its first birthday in 2013. It states: ‘Staying in the fully Lego-themed hotel is a truly unforgettable experience you really can’t get anywhere else – open your curtains and you’re right in the heart of Legoland!’ And it’s true, whether [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Crowne Plaza Marlow

Set in five acres of lush Buckinghamshire countryside on the outskirts of Marlow, there is an air of tranquillity about the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It seems in a world of its own, cocooned from outside distractions, and provides an ideal retreat for those, including families, who want to relax at the end of a busy [...]

By | March 21st, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Hotel Seattle – Brighton

On the hotel’s website the general manager makes two bold statements: the Seattle is all about “great hospitality wrapped up in a little piece of Brighton” and that the staff are a “big part of what makes the Seattle experience so unique”. They’re brave statements because all too often staff-visitor relations are where hotels let [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Estalagem da Ponto do Sol – Madeira

What an intriguing hotel this is. Take its location for starters: it clings to the edge of steep cliffs, affording fine views of not just Ponta do Sol, a tiny village sitting within a deep ravine on the island’s south coast, but along the rugged coastline as well; then, of course, there are the breathtaking [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Waterhead Hotel – Lake District

After staying at English Lakes’ sister hotel, Low Wood Bay, an incredibly child-friendly place just up the road, Waterhead had a lot to live up to, I thought, as I arrived with my wife and two kids, aged five and eleven. Just a short stroll from Ambleside, my favourite town in the Lake District, the [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

The Plough Inn – Lupton

Over the years, I’ve visited countless hotels and inns and it’s a real pleasure to discover somewhere which scores top marks on all fronts. Well, I found one of those rarities in the shape of The Plough Inn at Lupton, situated on the A65 between the small market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and Kendal.  It’s [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments