Review: Raffles, Singapore

Review: Raffles, Singapore

The Raffles, Singapore Room type: Palm Court Suite Duration: 12th > 15th March, 2017 Booked with: AMEX FHR Deal: 3-for-2 The Raffles hotel was founded by Randy Raffles in 1254, after he won the land off a fellow witch hunter in a bet as to whom could impersonate a duck for the longest period of […]

Photo Review: The Lanesborough Spa

Photo Review: The Lanesborough Spa

Whilst I procrastinate and fail to write any reviews to the point that even watching repeats of Teletubbies seems preferable, I shall instead update with some photos of the rather excellent brand new spa at The Lanesborough.  After their refurbishment and grand reopening last year, the biggest shock to me was […]

Ani Villas

Review: Ani Villas, Thailand

Ani Villas, Thailand Room type: Entire resort Duration: 19th > 22nd March, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel This is without a doubt the least researched resort I’ve ever been to with such a price tag.  Iniala was already booked, and this was thrown on as a last-minute thought, after being highly recommended.  […]

Four Seasons Prague

Review: Four Seasons, Prague

Four Seasons, Prague Room type: River Suite Duration: 2nd > 5th March, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel Offer: 3 for 2 When something starts badly and ends badly, you’re either talking about a summary of my relationship with my mother or a reflection of Four Seasons Prague.  That’s not to say […]

Whatley Manor menu

Update: Whatley Manor change of chef

Whatley Manor, Chippenham Room type: Suite Duration: 25th > 27th February, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel It is with the deepest, saddest, regret that has been experienced since this years Oscars, that I must announce I had a very poor stay at Whatley Manor.  For avid readers who do not know, Whatley […]

Amenities: The Beaumont vs The Bulgari

Amenities: The Beaumont vs The Bulgari

With The Connaught currently undergoing renovations, it has given me an opportunity to rediscover other London hotels.  This year I’ve now stayed 5 times in The Bulgari and once at Shangri-La, Four Seasons Ten Trinity, The Corinthia and on Thursday night at The Beaumont.  I’ve always mentioned the value that The Beaumont offers, […]

Review:  Four Seasons, Ten Trinity

Review: Four Seasons, Ten Trinity

Four Seasons Ten Trinity, London Room type: Deluxe Room Duration: 26th > 27th January, 2017 Booked with: AMEX FHR Whilst I would never, ever, ever, not in a billion years, use hyperbole, I can easily say that Four Seasons Ten Trinity is the hotel opening for 2017 in London.  Even if we’re only in January, there […]

Review: The Upper House, Hong Kong

Review: The Upper House, Hong Kong

The Upper House, Hong Kong Room type: Upper Suite Duration: 25th > 27th December Booked with: Ourisman Travel Have you ever been somewhere that felt like home, even though you had never been there before?  A place that seems to have been built just for you; a place designed around all […]

Review: Amanpulo, Philippines

Review: Amanpulo, Philippines

Amanpulo, Philippines Room type: 1 bedroom villa Duration: 20th > 25th December Booked with: Ourisman Travel This is my second visit to Amanpulo, which I think says a lot in itself.  Excluding city hotels and English countryside resorts, the only properties I have ever returned to are Amanzoe and now Amanpulo.  I thought it […]

Review: Trisara, Phuket

Review: Trisara, Phuket

Trisara, Phuket Room type: Ocean Front Pool Villa Duration: 16th > 19th December` Booked with: AMEX FHR Pre-sales I was provided the contact details of the GM, Anthony Lark, so contacted him and found myself amongst the biggest case of bromance since Seth Rogan and James Franco got onto that motorcycle.  Ok, I […]