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Greece on a budget: locals’ tips on where to stay and eat

April 3, 2017

Still in the midst of its debt crisis, the notion of UK travellers on a budget in Greece might induce some black humour from locals, but tourists can help the economy – and save a few euros themselves Nungwi Village Greece’s debt crisis rumbles on, making it harder for locals to go on holiday. But […]

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Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire: hotel review

April 3, 2017

This pub with rooms is surrounded by Michellin-starred restaurants, but the food here is good enough to rival the famous names – and at a fraction of the price I went to the Mash Inn with high hopes for dinner. The recently reopened pub makes much of its prime position in foodie country, name-checking illustrious […]

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Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit ‘will take 10 years’

April 3, 2017

British Hospitality Association says hotels and restaurants could go bust unless ministers allow staff from EU countries to remain in jobs The shortage of British workers in UK hotels and restaurants is so severe that chains such as Pret a Manger will need 10 years to replace EU staff after Brexit, the British Hospitality Association […]

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The Vicarage, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire: hotel review

April 3, 2017

This new pub with rooms is a welcome addition to conservative Cheshire’s food and accommodation scene – even though it’s not quite as offbeat and designery as it tries to make out You might imagine that rural Cheshire is home to many bucolic inns and tasty gastropubs. Not so. It may be well-heeled, green and […]

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Barbados holiday guide: the best beaches, restaurants, bars and places to stay

April 3, 2017

You don’t need a pop star’s budget to enjoy the palm trees and ‘sunny Caribbean sea’ of this popular island. Genie Austin reveals her homeland’s best beaches, cheap eats, rum shops and typically tropical activities When I tell people I’m from Barbados, I usually get some variation of the same response. “Ooh, paradise,” they say, […]

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Artist Residence, Brighton: hotel review

April 3, 2017

For an ‘accidental hotelier’ the owner of this Regency townhouse hotel is doing a pretty impressive job, offering a sophisticated seaside stay in artist-designed rooms plus high-end dining Saturday evening in Brighton is hen party central. L-plated brides-to-be totter from the station, ready for a big, brash night out. But there’s no hint of the […]

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Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby review … Giles Coren does his dirty laundry – badly

April 3, 2017

Welcome to the hotel with 9,500 staff – plus Coren messing about on a trolley Giles Coren is working in the laundry of a hotel in Singapore. (I know, how the mighty have fallen!). His job is to press the pool towels – actually harder than it sounds, and he gets it wrong a few […]

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Budget hotels in Europe: readers’ tips

April 3, 2017

Our readers’ selection offers great locations – from the heart of Venice to a Pyrenean valley – for beguiling prices• Enter next week’s competition Rovereto is a town in the valley of Trentino, which has historically been the path between Italy and northern Europe. Casa del Pittore is on a cobbled lane above the old […]

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Spain on a budget: expert tips on holidaying like the Spanish

April 3, 2017

Rural stays, funky hostels, out of season deals and smart sharing apps – do as the locals do and seek out affordable experiences in priceless locations The advantage of Spain, for anyone looking for an affordable break, is that with the country’s own economic crisis making it difficult for locals to holiday abroad, there has […]

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Italy on a budget: live la dolce vita at affordable restaurants, hotels and spas

April 3, 2017

Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spas Italians really know how to stretch their euros on holiday. They may have a reputation for living the dolce vita, but they really, really don’t like […]

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