Hotel

Trump’s name to be scrubbed from high-rise building in Toronto

July 3, 2017

New owner of a high-rise hotel and condo development reportedly paid millions of dollars to Donald Trump’s company to break off a branding contract The Trump name is to be scrubbed from the Toronto skyline after the new owner of a high-rise hotel and condo development reportedly paid millions of dollars to Donald Trump’s company […]

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The Fritton Arms, Norfolk: hotel review

July 3, 2017

Plenty of hotels have a pool, but this one comes with its own swimming lake. And exploring the extensive grounds provides the perfect excuse for tucking into the estate’s excellent fare My weekends away usually involve a lie-in and a fry-up, not shivering at the edge of a lake at 8am, trying to find the […]

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Should you make your bed when staying at a hotel, like Margaret Thatcher?

July 3, 2017

Lord Patten says the former prime minister always made her bed when travelling – but not many of us bother to tidy at all, according to hotel staff She may not have been a friend to miners, but it seems Margaret Thatcher was quite the champion of chambermaids. Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong […]

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What’s Trump’s great American Idea? A new chain of budget hotels

July 3, 2017

The US president is going into business with Chawla Hotels to offer three-star American-themed hostelries. But is his name too toxic to put on them? Name: American Idea. Age: Prenatal. Continue reading…

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The City Gate, Exeter: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This newly-refurbished pub with smart rooms and locally produced food is a great reason to break a journey to or from the West Country Exeter is so close to lovely beaches, Dartmoor, Exmoor, and pretty towns like Totnes and Chagford it’s a wonder many travellers know it mainly for the M5 services. Being a “gateway” […]

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Havener’s Bar & Grill, Fowey, Cornwall: B&B review

July 3, 2017

Teething problems over, this south Cornwall restaurant with rooms now offers cosy stays and refined pub grub that rival its riverside setting for the feelgood factor Things didn’t get off to a very good start at Havener’s Bar and Grill in Fowey when it opened last summer. It was the height of the season, the […]

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

July 3, 2017

In France’s sunny ‘pink city’, ancient palaces show world-class art and crowds sip pastis and eat cassoulet and top-notch tapas at lively food markets Ask French people where they would prefer to live and one answer that keeps coming up is Toulouse. Some 10,000 people settle here each year, drawn to the romantic ville rose, […]

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Great hotels, gites and auberges in France: readers’ travel tips

July 3, 2017

Our tipsters have travelled from Picardy to Provence to recommend accommodation in chateaux, converted stables and cottages to suit all budgets Josselin, in Morbihan, 80km west of Rennes, is among my favourite places on Earth. It is a beautiful medieval town with a fairytale castle perched high over the Nantes Brest canal. We discovered Le […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder: ‘Don’t let yourself get comfortable’

July 3, 2017

Tamara Heber-Percy, the Mrs behind the bookings website, talks rejection, working with your spouse and what makes the perfect hotel We kept having disastrous breaks. A weekend in the Lakes sold to us as a boutique spa hotel resulted in being unexpectedly weighed upon check-in and put on on a calorie-controlled diet – needless to […]

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Higher Buck, Waddington, Lancashire: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This pub, in one of Lancashire’s prettiest villages, is up there with the finest dining in the lauded Ribble valley. The modish makeover is no match for the food, but the classy guest rooms are A stream runs alongside the main street in Waddington. Traffic is so light you can hear it gurgling as you […]

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