Author: Tom C

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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 […]

Review: The Peninsula, Paris

Review: The Peninsula, Paris

The Peninsula, Paris Room type: Deluxe suite Duration: 16th > 19th November Booked with: Amex FHR Out of the blue, Paris has become my second city.  In the same way that your step-son will always be a no good, creature of questionable worth, Paris is no match for London.  But after years of disliking […]

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 […]