Farol Hotel

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I am a big fan of lighthouses. They set an idyllic seaside scene, while offering unconditional light in the darkness to guide those navigating rocky waters to safety. Setting a good example to us all! So, may I guide you to a 5 star refuge for the most discerning of sailors on the waters of life:... Read more »

The Lygon Arms

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Situated in the picturesque village of Broadway, the Lygon Arms has roots dating as far back as the 1300s. As we pulled up to the coaching inn, very little gave us a clue to the contemporary luxury that was behind the doors. The standard hotel reception set up is replaced by free standing antique desks... Read more »

Urban Villa

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Manhattan style with a London edge is how the Urban Villa website describes the suites in its West London hotel. The hotel aims to be super modern and well connected - with 1TB WiFi speeds its internet is faster than any other London hotel - but the rooms are adorned with furniture, soft furnishings and... Read more »

Chewton Glen

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We made our way through the New Forest, passing through quaint little villages, ancient woodlands and stopping to admire some of the 3,000 wild New Forest Ponies that have inhabited the forests for about 2,000 years. About the only good thing that William the Conqueror did for England was to protect this forest and as... Read more »

The Jockey Club Rooms

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Enjoying weekends away is a passion of mine but when I discover a hidden gem that offers a unique experience it really excites me. I first heard about The Jockey Club Rooms through a friend of mine who explained that whilst the venue first and foremost operates as a private members Club, they also offer... Read more »

Pikes Hotel

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The dictionary definition of Kitsch is - ‘a style of design using popular or cultural icons with aesthetics that favour exaggerated sentimentality. Kitsch is also related to the concept of camp, because of its humorous and ironic nature.’ This could also be the definition of Pikes Hotel, an ochre-coloured finca that has been an Ibizan... Read more »

The Edgewater Hotel

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West Coast cities like Seattle are famed for their curious and contemporary history, from the remains of the 70s free love revolution of San Francisco, bygone era of Hollywood in California, to Seattle’s own debauched stories of Rock and Roll music. The Edgewater Hotel, in Seattle, is well versed in these, having hosted famously the... Read more »

Tewkesbury Park Hotel

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Rolling cascading hills, adorable dampened dogs sleeping by a log fire and winter wellies. That’s what one expects from an idyllic English countryside retreat. Tewkesbury Park is a newly refurbished 163-acre hotel and 18-hole 73 parkland golf course in the upper edges of Gloucestershire. With a £9 million investment in Autumn 2017 made by the... Read more »