Hotel Reviews

The Northgate, Bury St. Edmunds

21/05/2019 by .

There was a wedding reception in full swing at the Northgate and all the bases were loaded. We had just checked in flush from an epic tour of the Greene King brewery where, as a fitting finale, free beer was literally on tap; cue desperate need for food to soak up our excess.

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Hilton London Gatwick Airport.

There is one thing I know for sure. It is a lot more civilized to catch a very early flight when you’ve just spent the night at an airport hotel. It’s even more civilized when said hotel is connected to the terminal and you can casually stroll across to the check in.

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Blakes Hotel

Blakes exists in a glorious 70s timewarp which seems delightfully exotic and eccentric rather than dated in an era of austerity. It may no longer be in the ownership of designer Anouska Hempel, who created the South Kensington bolthole as London’s first luxury boutique hotel in 1978, but she still oversees the design, and has […]

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The Headland Hotel and Cottages, Fistral Beach, Newquay.

The Headland Hotel, overlooking Newquay’s Fistral Beach, is a surprise on many levels.   The heart sinks slightly driving up to the impressive but distinctly Victorian pile, much like those which sit atop cliffs all round the British coast.  But inside, while resolutely Gothic in character, recalling the great age of the railway, the hotel is […]

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Hotel Belles Rives. Juan-les-Pins

It’s 90 years since Cole Porter and F. Scott Fitzgerald took homes on the Cap d’Antibes, raised hell with their Hollywood friends and persuaded the glitterati the Côte d’Azur was the place to party in the summer.

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski

It was the electric shaver and toothbrush that finally did it for me. I had left them, as you do, lying by the sink in the bathroom and came back to find them both tenderly lying on velvety cotton cloths. A small but elegant gesture from housekeeping that finally convinced me that actually, The Hotel […]

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Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Hotels Orlando

“Which knife would you like sir?” A simple question perhaps, but faced with a box full when I was least expecting it, I was rather lost for words. It’s late morning in the Waldorf Astoria’s Bull and Bear restaurant and I’m experiencing their legendary Steak and Eggs breakfast.

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