Archive for February, 2015

Jago: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2015

Jago proves just how far the East End has come since Jews first arrived from the old country. But Ashkenazi it ain’t 68-80 Hanbury Street, London E1 (020 3818 3241). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 Nungwi Village A decade or two back a friend of a friend who, like me, is Jewish, […]

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John Doe: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2015

With its flavourful dishes cooked over wood and charcoal, John Doe does a great line in the big smoke 46 Golborne Road, London W10 (020 8969 3280). Meal for two, including wine and service: £90 Nungwi Village Meet Bertha. I like her, even though she made me smell. Or to be more exact, even though […]

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Luang Prabang, Laos

February 3, 2015

The Unesco-listed city where the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers meet has charming accommodation options – downtown and around – that showcase its rich local heritage, as well as its French colonial past The four rooms of the gorgeous Mekong Villa sit in the grounds of the Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center. Just two […]

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Abel Heywood, Manchester: hotel review

February 3, 2015

This new hotel in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a crowd-pleaser despite a curious mishmash of stylings. And don’t expect its location to make it a beacon of the counterculture The Abel Heywood is not an independent, but a new venue from the Manchester brewery and pub operator Hydes. This reveals a lot about the contemporary […]

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Top 10 budget beach B&Bs in the Seychelles

February 3, 2015

The Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue may be known for their luxury resorts but there is also a great selection of family-run, more affordable guesthouses just as close to the archipelago’s famous, world-class beaches For a room with a five-star view, Colibri is hard to beat. Nine rustic rooms – all wood […]

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Top 20 family holidays in Europe this summer

February 3, 2015

If your perfect summer holiday has the kids playing happily with new friends while you relax, our pick of child-friendly hotels and apartments across Europe could be just the ticket In 20 acres of Umbrian countryside, Pian di Cascina is a 17th-century farmhouse converted into seven flats, five of them big enough for families. Each […]

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Millgate Bed and Breakfast, Masham, North Yorkshire: B&B review

February 3, 2015

TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards have named this North Yorkshire B&B the best in the world and with its owners’ attention to detail – as well as a faultless bed and superb breakfast – Kevin Rushby finds no reason at all to disagree We are going to spend a night in what TripAdvisor users have rated […]

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A digital detox in Umbria, Italy

February 3, 2015

Sarah Phillips breaks her Wi-Fi habit at the Eremito, an Italian eco-hotel that mixes an aesthetic design with an ascetic lifestyle It is my birthday and I am in a candlelit, monastic-feeling dining room with 11 strangers, eating in silence. For 45 minutes, over a four-course meal and, thankfully, plenty of red wine, we wordlessly […]

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The Hoxton, Holborn, London: hotel review

February 3, 2015

The Hoxton hotel brand has made a move west from Shoreditch into central London – and has done it with knowing, urban style while keeping prices keen When we arrive in the early evening, the lobby of the new Holborn edition of the Hoxton hotel is even busier than the throbbing thoroughfare outside. We have […]

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Top 20 new hotel, hostel and campsites in mainland Europe and the UK for 2015

February 3, 2015

Whether you’re after boutique glamour, a smart hostel or family glamping, we round up the most exciting new and upcoming places to stay in 2015 Abruzzo, half way down the boot of Italy, on the other side of the peninsula from Rome, is one of the least visited parts of Italy. Famed for its dramatic […]

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