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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the United Kingdom, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Dalhousie Castle Hotel. Edinburgh, Scotland

12/02/2014 by .
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Well this was a first. Getting from London to Edinburgh in only four and a half hours by train with Virgin Trains, and when we worked it out it actually took less time than flying and a fraction of the cost too. And Waverley is one of those grand old stations that plonk you slap in the middle of town in-between Edinburgh’s wonderful medieval old town and the Georgian new town. It really is a wonderful city, but I wanted some country air too and the four star luxurious Dalhousie Castle Hotel is only eight miles or a 15 minute bus ride away.

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Apartments by the Sloane Club

17/12/2013 by .
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Anyone who’s ever wandered past those millionaires’ mansions in Belgravia and wondered what it would be like to live the life can now try it out for a few days courtesy of the Apartments by the Sloane Club

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Crowne Plaza in fitness makeover for business travellers

30/10/2013 by .
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The business travel market is a fiercely competitive sector in hospitality and to succeed, a hotel needs to be in really great shape to meet the demands of business guests. It is one thing to call yourself a “business hotel” but the reality is many just fail to live up to the billing.

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Corinthia Hotel. London.

07/10/2013 by .
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There is a very particular feel to the new hotels and restaurants forging a revival in the once-dead area between Trafalgar Square and the Thames embankment, until recently the exclusive province of government mandarins.

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The Nadler Soho

01/10/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .
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Can a hotel really be considered no-frills if it comes with a Nespresso machine?  Robert Nadler, the man behind the Nadler Soho, says it’s not life’s little luxuries but costly extras like restaurants which bump up overheads, making most West End hotels eye-wateringly expensive.

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The Francis Hotel, Bath

22/09/2013This entry was posted in Bath, England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, United Kingdom and tagged on by .
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A visit to Bath inspires a desire to step into the pages of this living Regency town’s colourful history, and The Francis is one of the few hotels which allows you to live the dream.

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Dorchester Collection launches convivial new afternoon tea menus

12/09/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, Travel News, United Kingdom and tagged on by .
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Dorchester Collection hotels have introduced a variety of fun new tea menus, adding unique touches to the classic five-star afternoon tea experience.

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Bee Keeping Workshops at St Ermin’s Hotel

31/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, London, Travel News, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .
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Harvest time at the St Ermin’s Hotel and the hard work of their 300,000 rooftop Buckfast bees is rewarded with honey-themed menus and cocktails throughout September.

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Mercure Cheltenham Queens Hotel. Cheltenham

30/08/2013This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, The Cotswolds, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .
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As the first purpose-built hotel in Europe, it seems fitting that the Mercure Cheltenham Queens Hotel still dominates the loveliest neighbourhood of what must be the most beautiful Regency town in England, Cheltenham Spa.

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Best golf courses with spas

29/08/2013This entry was posted in California, Dubai, England, Europe and Middle East, Fife, Hotel Reviews, Lisbon, London, Phuket, Portugal, Scotland, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and tagged on by .
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The world’s best golf courses offer an unrivaled  playing experience; lush rolling fairways, glass quick sculpted greens and total respect.

Does it get any better? It does if you can enjoy a relaxing luxury spa after your round.

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