Hotels

Review: Lucknam Park, Chippenham

Review: Lucknam Park, Chippenham

Lucknam Park, Chippenham Room type: Cottage Suite Duration: 30th May > 3rd June, 2016  Booked with: Andrew Harper Offers: 74% off last-minute deal Pre-sales I emailed before arriving and I’m still waiting for a response to it.  But I will not be too harsh, as perhaps I missed the email due to […]

Review: Whatley Manor, Chippenham

Review: Whatley Manor, Chippenham

Whatley Manor, Chippenham  Room type: Suite Duration: 27th > 30th May, 2016 Booked with: Directly with hotel Offers: Stay 3 nights, Pay 2 Pre-sales Whatley Manor’s automated email service did not care one little bit that this was my 9th stay, so it went with the standard grand plan of its masters: to send […]

Review: Amangiri, Utah

Review: Amangiri, Utah

Amangiri, Utah Room type: Mesa Pool Suite and Dessert View Suite Duration: 1st > 6th September, 2014 Booked with: AMEX FHR Pre-sales I begged.  Boy did I beg.  Please, Amangiri, give me an upgrade.  I promise that I’ll be a good boy this year.  No more writing horrible anonymous things online, I swear.  But […]

North Island vs Fregate

North Island vs Fregate

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles Room type: Private Pool Residence Duration: 27th > 30th April, 2016 Booked with: Charity Buzz auction win Good vs Evil.  St. George vs the Dragon.  Batman vs Superman. Abraham Lincoln vs vampires.  Kayne West vs deep thinking.  Mosquitos vs me.  North Island vs Fregate.  The age old, historically […]

Review: North Island, Seychelles

Review: North Island, Seychelles

I can remember the moment vividly.  “Look at this hotel”, she said, pointing at some glossy magazine handed out by one of the air hostesses.  There I was, cruising at 35,000ft, witnessing a metaphorical explosion; there, in all its glory, was North Island.  Once again Kate Middleton was ruining my […]

Review: Aman-i-khas, India

Review: Aman-i-khas, India

Aman-i-khas, Ranthambore, India Room type: Luxury Tent Duration:  3rd April -> 6th April, 2015 Booked with: AMEX FHR Pre-sales Similar to waking up on Christmas day, to find waiting for you at the end of your bed is not a sock filled with presents, but instead someone else’s used condom, I was leaving […]

Review: Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Review: Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives Room type: Deluxe Beach Bungalow and Ocean Bungalow Duration: 12th > 19th March, 2014 Booked with: AMEX FHR Pre-sales I only sent them one email and they responded.  Huzzah.  Although they did take 3 days to respond.  Wah wah.  No records set, but no tears shed. A lot of […]

Review: The Connaught, London

Review: The Connaught, London

London, England Room type: Terrace Suite Duration: 26th March Booked with: Directly with hotel If I die poor then I will have no one to blame but myself.  There will be no need for a committee to work out where it all went wrong.  Sting’s accountant will not need to be interviewed. […]

Amanruya vs Amanzoe

Amanruya vs Amanzoe

After 3 nights at Amanzoe and 4 at Amanruya last May, I know what it feels like to eare stuck between a rock and a hard place. I’m telling ya, you’re lucky that it was me doing this and not you, as it pushed me to my limits. Getting there: […]

Review:  Aman Venice, Venice

Review: Aman Venice, Venice

Venice, Italy Room type: Upgraded to Palazzo Chamber Luminoso and Palazzo Stanza Duration: 26th > 28th February Booked with: Virtuoso Getting there Ah, Venice.  Second only to Paris as the city of love.  A beautiful, magistical, almost surreal place that you wouldn’t believe if someone attempted to build now.  Even amongst the […]