Europe and Middle East

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Europe and Middle East. independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

The Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath, London

03/08/2020 by .

Welcome wine poured, complimentary chocolates opened, there’s a dilemma looking out of the windows of your spacious room at the Clarendon Hotel over the Royal Hundred Hides of Blackheath.

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Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire

27/07/2020 by .

History can be beautiful, compelling and fascinating but you wouldn’t necessarily want to time-travel and put down roots in a bygone era.

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 Going eco on Lanzarote at Finca de Arrietta

01/06/2020 by .

Eco retreats in an unspoilt part of Lanzarote make the North of this popular tourist island a haven of peace and sustainability. And when the Canaries open up again to UK visitors, this is a perfect post-lockdown treat.

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InterContinental London Park Lane

19/03/2020 by .

The view from the window from my new Mayfair Collection room, high up at the InterContinental Hotel Park Lane, was impressive. No question, a memorable London vignette.

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Grand Palace, Hurghada, Egypt

11/03/2020 by .

With its year-round sunshine and stunning scenery, above and below the water, the former fishing town of Hurghada has 20 kilometres of golden sand and luxurious beachside hotels.

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Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel, Bath

09/03/2020 by .

If you feel that you are staying in a magazine photo-shoot, it’s probably because you are. You’ve read the Country Living magazine, now live the life.

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Jardin Des Douars Essaouira Hotel

05/03/2020 by .

If there’s anything more enticing than a Moroccan resort hotel untouched by package tourists, it’s one which punches up the vibrancy and colour typical of its native land with an added touch of Senegal.

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Tulfarris Hotel, County Wicklow

02/03/2020 by .

Overgrown hedgerows, dodgy signposting and narrow twisting roads that could lead nowhere or anywhere……Ireland’s past is ever-present here just 40 minutes away from the bustle and traffic gridlock of Dublin.

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Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London Docklands

27/02/2020 by .

It’s not often you can honestly say you have stayed the night in a city hotel that’s quite literally different from anywhere else you may have experienced. Sunborn London is just that. A superyacht permanently moored at the Royal Victoria Dock, no more than a yardarm from the O2 and Excel Centre.

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Highbullen Hotel, North Devon

25/02/2020 by .

Maybe Agatha Christie missed a trick. Sat gloriously high on a ridge between Dartmoor and Exmoor, bordered by the Rivers Mole and Taw, sits Highbullen, a Victorian Gothic house made for a murder mystery.

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