Author Archive for Kirstie Pelling

5 places not to miss on a family break in Germany’s Rhineland

5 places not to miss on a family break in Germany’s Rhineland

If you’re a family who likes a city break, then why not try a whirlwind tour of the Rhineland? Starting in Mainz and finishing up in Düsseldorf, with a day out in the countryside thrown into the mix, here are five good reasons for a family to visit this part of Germany… 1. Mainz This Rhineland city [...]

A right Royal stay: Rubens at the Palace, London

A right Royal stay: Rubens at the Palace, London

The Rubens at the Palace is what it says on the tin; four star luxury accommodation, closer to Buckingham Palace than any other London hotel. The Goring might have the Middleton stamp of approval, but what this hotel has is location, location, location. The family and Twitter friendly hotel On the way down to London [...]

Ducks on my pillow – a luxury converted water tower in Hamburg

Ducks on my pillow – a luxury converted water tower in Hamburg

The Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg has water running through its veins. Even your entry into the hotel, through a spotlit tunnel, takes its inspiration from the sea. Projections on the wall simulate the movement of light on water, and sound effects drip-drip into your consciousness as you are transported to reception on a travelator. These quirky additions to the [...]