England, Good, Maybourne

Review: Claridge’s, London

When a hotel makes an appearance in the Financial Times, it’s normally because an owner has their paintings confisciated for tax evasion, some guy with nukes wants to meet another guy with nukes in Singapore, or one’s going on the cheap for a few hundred million dollars and How to […]

England, Hotels, Maybourne

Review: The Connaught, London

If you ever need to define first world problems, it’s laying in bed on a Saturday morning in The Mews, The Connaught’s townhouse-in-a-hotel suite, debating with your wife whether this £15,000/n room is better than The Apartment, The Connaught’s even more expensive, penthouse.  This stuff can end marriages. Subjectivity Every […]

England, Hotels, Maybourne

Review: The Berkeley, London

Finished.  The finished article; nice guys finish last; I’ve finished, he’s finished, they’re Finnish.  What a word.  My background is in software development (sadly, staring at my screen all day and hoping words fall out of me and onto this blog is not how I pay the hotels), where nothing […]


Review: The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath Room type: Deluxe Room Duration: 13th > 15th October, 2018 It’s rare to find a property like The Royal Crescent in Bath.  I have never stayed somewhere with such low expectations, but found them lowered so much that I was eating dirt on my way […]

Baglioni, England

Short review: Baglioni, London

The Baglioni Hotel, London Room type: De Vere Suite Duration: 12th > 13th January, 2018 Booked with: Dorsia Travel As part of my escapades into staying in all 22 AMEX FHR properties in London, I am now down to scraping the barrel. And it has shown, with numero 3 left on my […]