The Pointer, Brill, Buckinghamshire: hotel review

This pub has long had a reputation for its excellent food – much of it grown on its own farm. Four lovely new rooms...

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Jean-Georges at the Connaught, London restaurant review

Jean-Georges Vongerichten marries classic French and Asian flavours like no one else – but hits you hard in the wallet Jean-Georges at the Connaught,...

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Costa Rica hotel hits wrong note as it charges us for pre-paid rooms

The travel agent took our choir group’s money for the booking but did not pay the hotel We have just returned from an enjoyable...

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

In the 20 years since the Guggenheim opened, the Basque port city has not looked back – the museum acting as a magnet for...

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The Cors Country House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire: hotel review

In a town rich with Dylan Thomas heritage, chef Nick Priestland is scaling back his highly-regarded restaurant to focus on B&B accommodation. Well, that...

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10 of the best new budget hotels and hostels in Europe

Stylish but affordable hostels and hotels aimed at the Instagram generation continue to open apace across Europe, offering excellent value and a party atmosphere...

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Top 10 autumn breaks in small UK towns and cities

We asked nature writers to choose their favourite market town or small city for a late-season break. Plus 10 more autumn breaks in the...

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The Five Bells Inn, Brabourne (near Ashford), Kent: hotel review

Cosy and slightly bonkers rooms (in a good way), a welcoming bar and scrumptious food make this pub with rooms an ideal base for...

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

The Mile High City gets a little closer with new direct UK flights giving visitors the chance to soak up a wild west boom...

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