Review: Four Seasons Hampshire

Four Seasons Hampshire  Room type: Manor Room Duration: 23rd > 25th February, 2020 This is like the LGBTQ of the luxury world, as everyone is welcome – including coronavirus, assuming I read it properly If ever there was a hotel that symbolises how inclusive the world is, it’s Four Seasons Hampshire.  Everyone is welcome: your […]

Review: The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath Room type: Deluxe Room Duration: 13th > 15th October, 2018 It’s rare to find a property like The Royal Crescent in Bath.  I have never stayed somewhere with such low expectations, but found them lowered so much that I was eating dirt on my way out. Needing to be near […]

Update on the update: Whatley Manor revisited

Whatley Manor, Chippenham Room type: Master Suite Duration: 15th > 16th June, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel After my disastrous stay back in February, I was offered a comped stay of dinner and free night in the best available suite.  Not being one to turn down anything for free, I was sold on the idea.  So I […]

Update: Whatley Manor change of chef

Whatley Manor, Chippenham Room type: Suite Duration: 25th > 27th February, 2017 Booked with: Direct with hotel It is with the deepest, saddest, regret that has been experienced since this years Oscars, that I must announce I had a very poor stay at Whatley Manor.  For avid readers who do not know, Whatley Manor, for all its faults, […]

Review: Ballyfin, Ireland

Ballyfin, Ireland Room type: Junior Suite – The Lady Caroline Coote Duration: 15th > 16th November It’s rare that I’m caught off guard with a hotel.  Having been to so many luxury hotels, I know what I like, so will do a lot of research before booking anything to make sure it matches that criteria.  Yet […]

Review: Lucknam Park, Chippenham

Lucknam Park, Chippenham Room type: Cottage Suite Duration: 30th May > 3rd June, 2016  Booked with: Andrew Harper Offers: 74% off last-minute deal Pre-sales I emailed before arriving and I’m still waiting for a response to it.  But I will not be too harsh, as perhaps I missed the email due to how discombobulated I was.  It still […]