Which room to stay in at The Connaught?

Which room to stay in at The Connaught?

Having stayed in every different room type of The Connaught, over a period of 110 stays, I can speak with a certain authority on this hotel.  So let’s see what room works best for you. I am on a budget and enjoy rooms that are slightly smaller than wardrobes  You are […]

Review: Ashford Castle, Ireland

Review: Ashford Castle, Ireland

Ashford Castle, Ireland Room type: Junior Suite Duration: 13th > 15th November Booked with: Amex FHR This review has been difficult to write (haven’t they all!).  Normally I would write this either at the hotel or very soon after, but due to the overdose of 5 star hotels in a 2 […]

Review: Flying a MiG-29UB

Review: Flying a MiG-29UB

When I grew up I wanted so badly to be an RAF pilot, but apparently, for reasons I cannot yet work out, spending my entire childhood on a computer did not count as a qualification. Neither did continuing to spend my entire adulthood on one.  Turning 30, the RAF were […]

My 30th Birthday in a 3 star Russian hotel

My 30th Birthday in a 3 star Russian hotel

Turning 30 felt like a milestone. Whilst I can see remember my 18th (awful) and 21st (rather amazing) birthdays, the rest all blur together into a haze.  As a non-drinker, it did not bode well for my future that I could not remember the last 8 birthdays, but luckily medicine is […]

Review: Ballyfin, Ireland

Review: Ballyfin, Ireland

Ballyfin, Ireland Room type: Junior Suite – The Lady Caroline Coote Duration: 15th > 16th November Booked with: Amex FHR It’s rare that I’m caught off guard with a hotel.  Having been to so many luxury hotels, I know what I like, so will do a lot of research before booking anything to make […]

Review: The Halkin, London

Review: The Halkin, London

The Halkin, London Room type: COMO Suite Duration: 9th > 12th November Booked with: Andrew Harper Needing somewhere after a late business meeting, I last stayed in The Halkin 4 years ago for a 1 night stay.  My partner joined me and both her and I walked away impressed by the decor, size […]

Review: La Reserve, Paris

Review: La Reserve, Paris

Confession time: I have no reason to stay here, other than to review it.  Andrew Harper auctions have made me act like a compulsive gambler at a roulette table, self-assured that my next fix is the last one I will ever need. Not only do they draw me in with […]

Review: The Berkeley, London

Review: The Berkeley, London

The Berkeley, London Room type: Deluxe King Duration: 7th > 8th October Booked with: Direct with hotel I know The Berkeley very, very well. Between 2012 and 2013, I was here 2-3 times a week. I’m so familiar with the place that I was able to recognise staff on their televised […]

Photo Review: The Beaumont, ROOM by Antony Gormley

Photo Review: The Beaumont, ROOM by Antony Gormley

The Beaumont, London Room type: Room by Antony Gormley Duration: 12th > 13th October Booked with: Directly with hotel Before reading this, it is worth taking a quick look at the Beaumont website to understand what is so unique about this room.  As it is unique; without any doubt the most unique […]

Review: The Gainsborough, Bath

Review: The Gainsborough, Bath

The Gainsborough, Bath Room type: Junior Suite Duration: 30th September > 1st October Booked with: AMEX FHR Pre-sales I have eyed up The Gainsborough for a while. Not in some weird, perverted way, I swear.  Having reached the top of my hotel hit list (yes, I really do have one) and […]