Hotels & Reviews
Hacienda La Rekompensa in Gran Canaria
Taking a trip to Gran Canaria? I can recommend a visit to the Hacienda La Rekompensa a banana plantation with a nineteenth century Canarian house at its heart. Surrounded by a lush green landscape and close to the town of Arucas it incorporates the Plátano Canario museum and a shop bursting with produce based on the banana.
Arehucas a Rum Distillery in Gran Canaria
While on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria take a stroll through the history of Canarian rum at Destilerias Arehucas (Arehucas Distillery) and learn about the production process of this distinctive rum - fresh and aged - before enjoying a tasting of the rums and liqueurs produced here. The distillery is housed in the original, renovated buildings of an old sugar factory surrounded by fields of sugar cane plants.
Thalassa in Falmouth – Self-Catering Property above Falmouth Harbour
Ideally situated in the centre of Falmouth with a large balcony overlooking Falmouth Harbour at the rear Thalassa is a delightful place for a holiday in Cornwall. The light, spacious rooms in this four-bedroomed apartment offer excellent accommodation for families or groups of friends. Thalassa is booked through Apects Holidays.
Hotel Halvard: Outstanding Hotel on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a fascinating and unusual destination. Hotel Halvard in the capital, Douglas, is not only a good location from which to explore the island but also a very special hotel incorporating excellent customer service and the Hotel Halvard Restaurant which offers excellent, freshly cooked cuisine using local Manx products. Situated on the Loch Promenade, a section of Douglas Promenade it is within walking distance of all transport hubs including trams and steam trains and spectacular sea views.
The Stafford London is Simply the Best
The Stafford London. an elegant yet cosy luxury hotel occupies an interesting assortment of historic buildings. These include three private residences that go back to the seventeenth century. Classical bedrooms and luxurious suites occupy the Carriage House and old stables and the ancient Wine Cellars feature a small museum. Great personalities, past and present, are linked with the Stafford whose rooms have many a tale to tell. A stay here is a unique experience.
The Excellent Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Sherborne, Dorset
The Eastbury Hotel & Spa is ideally situated close to the centre of Sherborne in Dorset which features two castles and an Abbey. Its lovely walled garden will make you feel you have travelled to another world not just a train journey from London. Thanks to the friendly and efficient staff, it is a real home from home – enhanced by the super food by chef Matt Street in the two rosette Seasons restaurant.
An Illuminated Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset
This December Kingston Lacey, a National Trust Property near Wimborne in Dorset has excelled with its Illuminated Walk featuring amazing feats of lights and lasers including a Neon Tree, a Heart Arch Walk, and the Christmas Cathedral linked by Snowflake Walks.
Pop Up Somerset Puts the Glam into Glamping
Glamping or luxury camping is a great way to enjoy the countryside while enjoying the comforts associated with a hotel room. My Safari Suite at the Pop Up Somerset campsite exceeded all my expectations and it was an amazing experience. It was wonderful being so close to nature, enjoying a barbecue meal in good company and visiting Feltham’s Farm to taste its award winning cheeses.
Norma – A Unique Sicilian Restaurant in London
Norma, a Sicilian restaurant in the London district of Fitzrovia is a cut above the many Italian restaurants in the capital city. Created by Ben Tish, Culinary Director at The Stafford London, it puts an unusual Moorish twist on its food and interior design. For lovers of good food and wine it is the place to dine.
Five Top Places for a Day Out in England
Beyond the formal gardens the River Path winds its way down to the banks of the privately owned Beaulieu River. This area is a very natural contrast to the formality of the gardens around the house. Other attractions include a bog garden and a huge rock garden. The latter, spread over an area of two acres is probably the largest of its kind in Europe. A miniature train trundles around the grounds at regular intervals ...