Category Archives: Hotel

Bucharest and Southern Romania

#ExperienceBucharest It is hard to imagine what the people of Romania endured under the Communist regime. Whole areas of the city were destroyed, and people moved out of their homes, on the orders of their former dictator Nicholae Ceausescu to … Continue reading

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Stylish 3* Hotel in Champagne

Le Marius Hotel I enjoy hotels that have character and the stylish family run hotel Le Marius at Ricey Bas in the Champagne region fits the bill. On the Burgundy border, in a small village the 16th century Le Marius … Continue reading

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Luxury Hotel in Umbria

Park Hotel Al Cappuccini Italy’s hotel star rating is very confusing. This, I was reliably informed, is largely due to the Italian tax system where-by the benefits of being five star carries with it a hefty tax. The Hotel Park … Continue reading

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Great value stay at stylish boutique hotel in the Northern Cape

The African Vineyard guesthouse just outside Upington is the ideal spot for discovering the Northern Cape of South Africa. Surrounded by vineyards on an island in the middle of the Orange River the ten, soon to be twelve-bedroom stylish boutique … Continue reading

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Liege’s Historic Five Star Hotel

Belgium’s Crowne Plaza, Liège The 126-bedroom dog-friendly Crowne Plaza Liege is the city’s only five star hotel. The hotel incorporates two former town houses from the 16th century the Selys Longchamps, and the Comtes de Mean on the Mont Saint-Martin. … Continue reading

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Stately, dog-friendly, splendour in Truro

Hidden away, but only minutes from the town’s centre, the 34 bedroom Alverton Hotel in Truro is impressive to say the least. The east wing was built as Alverton Manor in 1830, and later became a nunnery. A chapel, now … Continue reading

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A View to Die For

The main reason for staying at the 60 bedroom, Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth has to be its location overlooking the harbour and of course for me the fact that they have dog-friendly bedrooms. Ours, with picture windows looked over to … Continue reading

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