Hotel

The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This beautifully restored south London pub has fabulous rooms, a great vibe and some top ales. What a shame the generic food doesn’t hit the same heights Dylan Thomas drank here and may have stumbled upon the title for Under Milk Wood while standing in the pub doorway and looking across the street to the […]

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The best secret beaches, pubs and places to stay in the UK

July 3, 2017

For those who like to keep things low-key, our writers recommend lovely, quiet coastal spots, cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views Nungwi Village Continue reading…

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Fears for residents as cladding on 14 tower blocks fails fire tests

July 3, 2017

Camden, Manchester and Plymouth among nine local authorities where buildings failed safety tests after Grenfell Tower blaze Cladding panels from 14 tower blocks in nine local authorities have failed urgent fire safety tests being carried out after the Grenfell Tower blaze, raising concerns for the safety of thousands of residents. Councils announced plans to rip […]

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Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel?

July 3, 2017

Like Ryanair and easyJet before them, low-cost hotel chains are eyeing the lucrative business travel market – and it’s sweet dreams all round For the battle-hardened business traveller, budget hotel chains are synonymous with dreary decor, thin walls and the hum of the motorway beyond the window. But in the same way that Ryanair and […]

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Brits’ bogus food poisoning claims leave hoteliers crying: ‘¡Basta!’

July 3, 2017

Britons are warned they could be banned from all-inclusive package deals For two decades, Miguel has run one of the biggest hotels in Mallorca for holidaymakers on all-inclusive packages. But never has he been so angry and disappointed with his British guests. During a typical year, Miguel welcomes 9,000 British visitors, and many more from […]

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City breaks with kids: Bristol

July 3, 2017

Our series of city guides for families heads to creative, community-minded Bristol, with its fab, and often free, attractions and acres of parkland nearby More in this series: London | Brighton | Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome | Amsterdam Bristol isn’t the most beautiful city in the world (the blitz and brutalist post-war […]

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Public, New York: the five-star hotel for half the price | Eva Wiseman

July 3, 2017

Veteran hotelier Ian Schrager’s new venture in Manhattan takes luxury down a notch. Eva Wiseman checks in He calls it “accessible luxury”, and this is Ian Schrager’s latest big idea. The first was Studio 54, where elitist hedonism was born behind a velvet rope. The second, which he came up with in prison, doing time […]

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Portland city guide: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

July 3, 2017

It’s famous, derided even, for hipster coffee and craft beer, but there’s so much more to one of America’s coolest cities – and there are new direct flights from London, too All hail Portland! The Pacific Northwest trail-blazer is a vibrant hub that celebrates the four cool “Cs” of coffee, cycling, craft breweries and (food) […]

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Eagle + Child, Ramsbottom, Lancashire: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This nattily revamped pub has a new look and an excellent new chef – a welcome addition to this handsome town’s already thriving food scene A historic Pennine mill town of stone cottages, cobbled alleys and imposing Victorian architecture, Ramsbottom can feel pretty remote from 21st-century life. At weekends, you can arrive from nearby Bury […]

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The Queen’s Head, Troutbeck, Lake District: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This 17th-century Grade II-listed coaching inn has had a major and sensitive refurbishment following a fire. A shame its food isn’t as good as the setting The Queen’s Head does not seem to have much luck. In June 2014, the 17th-century coaching inn was gutted by fire. It reopened in March, after a £2m refit […]

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