England

What did your hotel do for Christmas?

What did your hotel do for Christmas?

The Connaught, London Room type: Prince’s Lodge Duration: 24th > 27th December, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel Rather than boasting about my Christmas and how I avoid all family arguments by avoiding my family, I thought it would be interesting to see what a luxury hotel does over the festive period. […]

Short review: Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park

Short review: Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park

Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park Room type: Mandarin Room Duration: 29th > 30th October, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel I’m 30. I should have learnt by now to listen not only to others, but also myself. Maybe next year is my lucky year of self-improvement. For those after the quick summary, […]

Four Seasons Ten Trinity follow-up

Four Seasons Ten Trinity follow-up

Four Seasons Ten Trinity, London Room type: Trinity Heritage Suite Duration: 11th > 13th August, 2017 Booked with: Dorsia Travel As part of my once-in-a-life-time, around-the-world tour of forgiveness, I wanted to give Four Seasons Ten Trinity another go after their somewhat interesting approach to opening night. Long story short, they […]

Review: Cliveden House, Cliveden

Review: Cliveden House, Cliveden

Cliveden House, Cliveden Room type: Maison House Deluxe Room Duration: 23rd > 25th July, 2017 Booked with: A thoroughly pleasant chap Losing my last trace of self-respect, I managed to blackmail my girlfriend into blackmailing an ex-work colleague into getting us a friends-and-family rate at Cliveden House.  It has been on […]

The Lanesborough follow-up

The Lanesborough follow-up

The Lanesborough, London Room type: Junior Suite Duration: 28th > 29th July, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel Being a glutton for punishment, I decided to return to The Lanesborough, even after my rather disastarous stay back in April. To save you the hassle of reading it all, here’s where it ended 3 […]

Update on the update: Whatley Manor revisited

Update on the update: Whatley Manor revisited

Whatley Manor, Chippenham Room type: Master Suite Duration: 15th > 16th June, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel After my disastrous stay back in February, I was offered a comped stay of dinner and free night in the best available suite.  Not being one to turn down anything for free, I was sold […]

Review: Lympstone Manor

Review: Lympstone Manor

Lympstone Manor, Lympstone Room type: Junior Suite Duration: 14th > 15th June, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel   This is chef Michael Caines restaurant; this is his hotel; this is his child of love. That’s not an issue if you’re either a truly hospitable person, which as TV has taught us […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]