Hotels & Reviews
Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK
The Balmer Lawn Hotel has taken advantage of a long closure to effect changes to ensure the safety of their guests. Three lounges, a bar, a restaurant and a conference room on the ground floor have been laid out so that guests are able to separate themselves and stay in their own groups. Outside terraces have been extended and new areas added so there is enough room for guests to find a space where they feel comfortable.
Websites to Check Border Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Borders are starting to open again. But there is no standard procedure. Discussions rage about the best way to deal with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Some favour quarantine and some prefer testing at the point of entry. The continually changing scenario makes it very difficult for holidaymakers to plan their trip. But two resources have recently been created to ease the way through complicated regulations. The Re-Open EU website and the Timatic Database
Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July
In July Blenheim Palace will be hosting the Luna Open-Air Cinema and presenting a programme in the grounds of the palace. Tickets are on sale now. The grounds and gardens of the palace are also now open to the public. But pre-booking is necessary.
Italy Is Open to Visitors Including Those from Britain
Italy opened its borders to British travellers on 3 June. Visitors arriving in the country will not have to quarantine for two weeks but it is mandatory to wear face masks in places where it is not possible to practice social distancing.
Review: Maier Sports – Summer Outdoor Clothing
I am in love – with the Maier Sports Tind functional jacket. This jacket is one of a range of weatherproof, well-fitting and attractive outdoor clothing. This clothing is ideal for walking, trekking, and hiking in all weathers.
The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London
At the Fox and Anchor near the famous Smithfield Market in London guests can enjoy the combination of a good old-fashioned public house and a stay in a luxurious bedroom featuring modern amenities on the three floors above it. This enchanting little pub has retained its original façade decorated with Art Nouveau tiling and grotesques. Inside, the wood panelled bar is reminiscent from a scene in a Dickens novel.
Tyn Y Llwyn – an Idyllic Country Retreat Near Abergavenny in Wales
Staying at Tyn Y Llwyn is a great experience that starts with the opening of a genuine five-bar gate and driving up a track to a sixteenth century farmyard. The two storey converted stable is cosy, comfortable and enchanting. All I could see for miles around was the agricultural landscape of the Brecon Beacons – the perfect country retreat.
Luxurous Countryside Retreat at Paschoe House in Devon
Deep in the Devonshire countryside Paschoe House offers a very relaxing yet sophisticated experience whether you choose to stay there, dine there or hold a special event there. This fabulous five-star hotel in a beautifully restored country house offers the ultimate country retreat.
Eleven out of Ten for Service at The Pig in the Wall in Southampton
The Pig in the Wall in Southampton prides itself on good service and I was not disappointed. I arrived very early in the morning in order to maximise my time in Southampton and was immediately invited inside to have some breakfast. The room fairies worked their magic and my room was ready after I had eaten so I could freshen up before going out. The best way to start my day.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel - The Pleasure Was All Mine
Tewkesbury Park Hotel is ideally situated on the crest of a hill amidst a rolling golf course in the surrounding parkland. Its elevated position affords fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and Tewkesbury Abbey. Guests can dine in style at the fabulous Mint Restaurant and relax in the lovely Leisure Centre. Tewkesbury town centre is close by, at the end of a pleasant stroll through the hotel grounds.