Author: Tom C

Review: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

Review: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne Room type: Junior Suite iuration: 12th > 14th May, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel Once upon a time there was a hotel called The Connaught.  In its illustrious history, it has had less GMs than I’ve had Valentine’s cards from Beyonce, but who’s counting?  So it should come as […]

Review: The Lanesborough, London

Review: The Lanesborough, London

The Lanesborough, London Room type: Grovesnor Suite.  Kinda.   Duration: 15th > 17th March, 2017 Booked with: Ourisman Travel 2017 is the year of the rooster.  I have absolutely no idea what that means, but I’m using it as my excuse for staying in all 21 AMEX Fine Hotels and Resorts that […]

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 […]