Alykes Garden Village – Zante

I spent a week with my family at Alykes Garden Village, just outside the village of Alykes on the attractive Greek island of Zante. We stayed in a four-person studio (number 101). Equipment and facilities were basic, but that was what we expected. On arrival, we had to ask Jimmy, the owner, for extra cutlery. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Alykes Garden Village – Zante

Hassness Country House – Lake District

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the Lake District’s most beautiful corner – well, that’s my opinion – then look no further than Hassness Country House, run by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. This grand, white-walled manor-styled property is the jewel in the operator’s wide-ranging portfolio. It’s easy to see why because it has much [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on Hassness Country House – Lake District

The Atlantic Hotel – Jersey

It’s extremely rare that I settle down to write a review with nothing but positives to report. However much I’ve enjoyed a visit to an attraction, hotel or restaurant, there is usually something, however small, where I can offer some constructive criticism in the hope that the proprietor can improve their customers’ experience. But I’ve [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on The Atlantic Hotel – Jersey

HF Holidays – Derwent Bank

En route to our hotel in the Lake District, my eight-year-old son, Peter, asked what the “HF” stood for in HF Holidays. My explanation that it was an acronym for “Holiday Fellowship” didn’t register – not surprisingly. But after enjoying a three-night break with the UK’s largest walking and leisure activity holiday provider with over [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:13+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on HF Holidays – Derwent Bank

Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol

Many hotels claim they have a decent view but the location of Bristol’s Avon Gorge Hotel takes some beating. It’s situated on the edge, quite literally, of a deep gorge in the heart of Clifton Village, overlooking Brunel’s fabulous Clifton Suspension Bridge. This hotel will always remain close to my heart, being the place where I [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

I’ve stayed in a few of these large hotel/leisure complexes and sometimes they promise more than they can deliver. But that’s not the case at Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa.  Whilst the self-contained resort has two beautifully-designed championship courses, it offers much more than just a round of golf. As you turn off [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

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

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