Hotels & Reviews
La Matelote Hotel - Magnifique
La Matelote on the sea front of Boulogne sur Mer in Pas de Calais, Northern France is a family-run hotel and restaurant combined. It offers excellent food in its Michelin Star restaurant and a warm welcome in its cosy hotel. The unusual furnishings feature some beautiful modern interpretations of La Matelote, the fisherman’s wife who, traditionally, wore a distinctive head dress. This acknowledgement of a local tradition is a source of pride to the hotel owners, father and son, Tony and Stellio Lestienne.
The Excellent Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna id Campiglio
Hotel Lorenzetti, an Italian family-run four-star hotel in Madonna di Campiglio a mountain resort in the region of Trentino can only be described as excellent. It has maintained a reputation for great hospitality and superb cuisine for nearly thirty years ...
Where to Stay in the Italian resort of Pescasseroli in Abruzzo
In the heart of the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and close to the Apennine Mountains Pescasseroli in the Italian region of Abruzzo is ideally situated for both summer and winter holidays. The accommodation available is as varied as the activities visitors will find in the surrounding area Walking and horse-riding are very popular in the summer and, of course, skiing is top of the list in the winter. Of the fifty-three hotels in and around Pescasseroli sixteen of them are currently part of the Associazione Albergatori e Operatori turistici del PNALM …
Novotel in York, England
The Novotel in York is nicely appointed on the bank of the River Foss and a short walk from the city centre. When I arrived I was warmly welcomed and settled in the lounge as my room was not ready. I had a light lunch from the bar while I waited. It was really good comprising fresh artisan bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a small salad ...
Sport Hotel Daniel in Pescasseroli, Abruzzo in Italy
Sometimes it is not the splendour of the place or the attractions around it but one small act of kindness that is the dominant memory of a visit. And so it was regarding my stay at Hotel Sport Daniel. The breakfast buffet here featured a good variety of fresh fruit including my favourite, cherries. On my last morning there were no cherries and when I asked the waiter he explained that as the previous day had been Sunday and no deliveries there were none left. It was not a problem as there was plenty of other fruit to choose from. I forgot all about and went out for the morning. When I returned for a light lunch prior to leaving for the airport I was presented with a plate piled high with cherries. They had remembered my request that morning. I was so impressed ...
Hotel Villa Elena in Tortoreto, Abruzzo, italy
The Adriatic coastline of province of Termano in the Italian region of Abruzzo is one long sandy beach stretching for forty-five kilometres. A ribbon development of seven traditional Italian seaside resorts, known as the seven sisters, offer accommodation of all varieties and standards for sun and sand seekers …
Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory are two exceptional accommodations in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Both are housed in historic buildings that have been lovingly renovated by the renowned Welsh architect Keith Griffiths to retain the character of a unique property ...
Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire – A Restaurant with Rooms and a Yurt
When I arrived at my accommodation, Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire in Wales I was warmly welcomed by Cecilia, mother of the owner Ed and his wife Lou. After I had checked in and taken my luggage to my room I joined Cecilia in the lounge for a cup of tea. During our conversation Cecilia told me about the restaurant and the local area and suggested a walk I could do before dinner that evening. She also said I should have a look at their garden ...
Vytautas Mineral Spa – My Favourite Hotel in the Spa Town of Birštonas in Lithuania
From the outside the Vytautas Mineral Spa resembles a long-armed space ship that has carefully set itself down on earth beside a lake surrounded by luscious green parkland. It was hard to believe that I was within five minutes' walk of the centre of Birštonas a pretty spa town in Lithuania ...
Hotel Føroyar – A Special Hotel in Tórshavn, Capital of the Faroe Islands
When I arrived at the Hotel Føroyar I was delighted to see that it had a traditional turf roof. But I could not help wondering if this was genuine. The turf roof comprises a covering of birch bark topped by tiles of turf has been popular since prehistoric times. Today they continue to triumph over other possible materials as the advantages include the absorption of rainwater and the provision of insulation in winter yet they are cool in summer. My doubts were soon removed by the sight of new turf being laid in one section of the roof. The presence of a lone black sheep had me wondering if he was waiting to graze the new grass ...