Hotel

France on a budget: an expert guide to holidaying like the French

April 3, 2017

A few weeks’ vacances in countryside, coast or mountains are regarded as a universal right in France, and the French are expert at it. Here are some tips on copying them Nungwi Village They’re our closest neighbours, and experts at holidaying in their own country, but the French themselves can’t always afford haute cuisine and […]

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The best new budget hotels in London under £100

March 3, 2017

With smart tech and sharp design, a new wave of budget hotels is sweeping away grisly memories of dull functionality. We review a selection of the latest openings across London London’s budget hotel sector is booming. The global financial crisis prompted a development spree among the big low-cost brands and, according to a Visit London […]

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Aarhus, Denmark: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

March 3, 2017

The 2017 European Capital of Culture has cool museums and galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre When Aarhus was named joint European Capital of Culture for 2017, even seasoned travellers had to reach for an atlas. Denmark’s second city has long lived in […]

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Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire: hotel review

March 3, 2017

It’s hard to believe that this thriving restaurant and bar with stylish rooms, in a historic riverfront building, almost became an office block It has buildings of creamy limestone, ancient bridges over the Avon and coffee shops galore, but Bradford on Avon is probably best-known as a day trip destination from Bath, with which it […]

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Staying in style in Barcelona

March 3, 2017

With an art gallery, coffee bar, yoga and south-east Asian food, you might find it hard to leave Barcelona’s Casa Bonay hotel – unless you get a craving for tapas Barcelona: city of Gaudí, beaches and tapas. Charming but perhaps a little predictable. So Casa Bonay – a hotel, opened in Dreta de l’Eixample last […]

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Redmayne House B&B, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria: hotel review

March 3, 2017

A stylish, supremely comfortable B&B with big breakfasts – Eden Valley walkers couldn’t ask for a better place to relax It’s late on a winter’s afternoon in the Eden Valley, and the light is fading. We’ve done a nine-mile hike to Nine Standards Rigg, high on the Pennine watershed, and, as B&B owners Liz and […]

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Pop on the piste: Chamonix’s fun new ski hotel

March 3, 2017

Neither cute chalet nor bland concrete block, Chamonix’s Rocky Pop hotel claims to be a chilled new take on winter holidays – and makes a fine base for our beginner snowboarder I spent the run-up to my first ever proper winter holiday – and by that I mean going somewhere where there’s snow everywhere – […]

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The Plough at Scalby, North Yorkshire: hotel review

March 3, 2017

The one thing missing from this stretch of Yorkshire coast has been a good place to stay. This refurbished pub has rectified that, and is a boon for walkers The stretch of coast between Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay must be one of England’s finest. And yet, despite those two places seeing plenty of visitors, […]

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Hundreds of UK hotels fail food hygiene inspections

March 3, 2017

Inspectors discovered seafood past its expiry date and food stored without temperature controls, says Which? survey Hundreds of hotels in Britain have failed their food hygiene inspections, including establishments with five- and four-star ratings and one with two AA rosettes. In total, 652 hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs failed their latest food safety inspections for reasons […]

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The Corner House, Canterbury, Kent: hotel review

March 3, 2017

Any doubts about the roadside location of this restaurant with rooms are soon overcome by its comfort, sumptuous food, Tudor charm – and secondary glazing The house-made ketchup is the clincher. Two diminutive jars in tomato and mushroom varieties by the side of a classy full English breakfast: slow-roasted tomatoes, tasty bacon and sausage and […]

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