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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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The Principal Edinburgh

13/07/2017 by .

Things have changed since I last stayed at 19-21 George Street. The former George Hotel is now The Principal Edinburgh and its facelift is looking good.

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Highcliffe Contemporary B&B

11/07/2017 by .

The door opened wide onto a large hallway bathed in the afternoon Cornish light. But, all I could see was two beaming faces “We’ve been expecting you, coffee?” says Vanessa Clark as husband Simon directed us to a large welcoming lounge with an open fireplace, a 19th century apothecary’s cabinet to die for and spellbinding wallpaper denoting a designer eye for unusual and eclectic décor. We had arrived at Highcliffe Contemporary B&B.

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Congham Hall Hotel

07/07/2017 by .

An inquisitive muntjac deer was tiptoeing like a child playing hopscotch across the newly-mown lawn, as we sipped Earl Grey on the breakfast terrace at Congham Hall Hotel..

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Grant Arms Hotel

20/05/2017 by .

One ‘word’ admirably sums up the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey – WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get. There are no pretensions here − even though Queen Victoria and Prince Albert once stayed − just the welcoming and quiet efficiency of a mainstream 50-room, 3-star Gold hotel and restaurant.

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