Europe, Travel

Review: Art Boutique Hotel Monopol, St. Moritz

19th March, 2018

When choosing our accommodation in St Moritz we had a firm idea of what we were looking for. We wanted to be within short walking distance of the ski lifts, somewhere with excellent amenities but not prohibitively expensive. Art Boutique Hotel Monopol ticked all those boxes for us. Check in Upon arrival at St Moritz […]

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Review: Château Hôtel Grand Barrail, France

26th December, 2017

While looking at accommodation options in Bordeaux I came across Château Hôtel Grand Barrail. This 19th-century Château is just 3km outside Saint-Émilion and after seeing the photos we decided we had to spend a couple of nights here during our trip. Château Hôtel Grand Barrail is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World […]

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Review: Hotel Dukes’ Palace, Bruges

4th February, 2017

Once I saw photos of Hotel Dukes’ Palace, I knew there were was nowhere else I’d want to stay during our trip to Bruges. I could never pass up the opportunity to live in a fifteenth-century castle for a couple of nights! Formerly the residence of the Dukes of Burgundy, this hotel is ideally located […]

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A spa weekend at Luton Hoo

21st January, 2017

On a Thursday evening, my boyfriend and I were feeling spontaneous and wanted to escape London for the weekend on a spa break. After researching a few options we decided on the “Luxury Spa Escape” package at Luton Hoo which included accommodation for one night, a 55 minute spa treatment for both of us, a […]

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My first Airbnb experience

10th October, 2016

I guess I’m a little late to the game with Airbnb. I’ve known about it for years and have heard great things but I never got around to trying it until my trip to Cornwall a few months ago. In case you aren’t familiar with Airbnb, it is an online marketplace which lets people rent […]


Hotel Review: Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta

25th September, 2015

When planning our trip to Malta I wanted to make sure that a visit to Gozo was included in our itinerary. We wanted to have enough time to explore some of the island and fit in a few SCUBA dives so we planned to spend 3 nights there before returning to mainland Malta for the […]

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A staycation at the Hilton Syon Park

17th August, 2015

With a few big expenses of late (a new camera, a new scooter, etc.) I haven’t had the opportunity to do much travelling abroad. With work getting quite busy as well I was desperate for a mini break without wanting to fork out money for flights. In the end I decided to settle for a […]

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Review: LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale

18th May, 2015

During my recent trip to Milan I stayed with LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale, a newly opened MGallery Accor property. Located just a short walk away from Milan’s central train station, this hotel is ideally placed for exploring the city and surrounding areas. Check In We arrived slightly earlier than the standard check in time but […]

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Hotel Review: Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

2nd February, 2015

During our weekend trip to Munich in January we stayed at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost. The hotel is located just outside the main train station so it was a convenient base for our day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and for exploring the city of Munich. Check In The first thing I noticed when I walked […]