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: Park Hotel Vitznau

Review: Park Hotel Vitznau

Park Hotel Vitznau, Vitznau Room type: Suite Lake Duration: 17th > 19th May, 2017 Booked with: Ourisman Travel Remember that one time I went to Ballyfin, completely unaware of its magnificence, and then wrote about how amazing it was, only for everyone who ever read this blog to book it immediately?  Say “aye” if […]

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.  […]