United Kingdom

Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa

11/12/2017 by .

Newmarket. The ancestral home of British horseracing is a perfect backdrop to the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa. As if on cue, expertly-groomed thoroughbred racehorses canter past my bedroom window exercising around the adjacent paddocks and training stables.

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De Vere Tortworth Court

28/11/2017 by .

As English as the afternoon tea the hotel serves, Tortworth Court in South Gloucestershire, with white beehives dotted along the lengthy drive, Union Jack fluttering above, epitomises the quintessential country retreat. 

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Cedar Manor

01/11/2017 by .

With ever-fancier new hotels springing up in the Lake District, times are tough for the many small establishments with no spa or Michelin star as a draw.   Yet Cedar Manor, within an easy walk of Lake Windermere, has managed to buck the trend, keeping rooms full and winning a constant slew of awards since Caroline and Jonathan Kaye picked up the keys 10 years ago.

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The Vineyard Hotel

10/09/2017 by .

The Vineyard Hotel’s motto Eat. Sleep. And drink wine leaves you in no doubt as to what is front and centre here. And I fully intended to embrace that sentiment wholeheartedly. Well, it would be churlish not to.

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The Welcombe Hotel

24/08/2017 by .

The atmosphere was just right; sitting in a large but graceful dining room and looking out over an Italian garden – and beyond to  30 miles of rolling countryside.   This was the romantic setting for our first dinner at the Welcombe Hotel, an elegant manor house, situated just outside Stratford on Avon.

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Corinthia Hotel London

16/08/2017 by .

The splendid Corinthia Hotel on London’s Whitehall may have once been the hallowed domain of the Ministry of Defence, but these days the only high level meetings are likely to be in one of the seven stunning penthouses adorning the rooftop.

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