Category: United Kingdom

One for the oldies reading

One for the oldies reading

I’ve seen a similar promotion from Malmaison before: book for a stay between 19th and 28th October 2007, and you’ll get your age as a percentage taken from your room rate. For example, if you’re 65, you’ll receive 65% off your room only price. Not such a great offer if you’re in your […]

Free Champagne from the AA Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8

Free Champagne from the AA Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8

Red Carnation Hotels are proud to have been awarded the AA “Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8″, and they’re sharing their good fortune with their guests! Simply book a two night weekend stay at any of their 6 central London properties and celebrate with them, with a chilled bottle of Champagne on arrival, […]

Some people just don't 'get' the internet!

Some people just don’t ‘get’ the internet!

I recently read a newspaper article about The New White Lion at Llandovery in Wales and thought I would check them out with a view to a short stay with my family later this month. The first thing that strikes me is that there’s an air of quality about the site, a nice choice […]

London Hilton Park Lane and Galvin at Windows

London Hilton Park Lane and Galvin at Windows

At the London Hilton Park Lane, you can enjoy majestic views of Hyde Park and the London skyline whilst being in easy reach of the shopping havens that are Bond Street and Knightsbridge. Unwind and pamper yourself by taking advantage of the excellent onsite health club, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. At […]

Bugatti Veyron of the sea

Bugatti Veyron of the sea

Described as a ‘supercar on water’ and the ‘Bugatti Veyron of the sea’, the XSR48 is a 48-foot luxury powerboat with two bi-turbo diesel engines which output 1,600 horsepower. Its carbon-fibre hull/deck structure is based on an F1 style monocoque right through to the cockpit and dashboard. The designers behind the vessel include Fabio Buzzi, […]

Venue Autumn Escapes from De Vere

Whether it’s an overdue reunion with friends, a special family occasion, or simply about time you visited that certain town or city, De Vere‘s new autumn offers mean that now there’s no excuse. Promo code: VAE (Venue Autumn Escapes).

A knock-out wedding?

A knock-out wedding?

One of the most luxurious hotels in my neck of the woods – the Sharrow Bay Hotel overlooking Ullswater – has been in the news today because of a dispute at a wedding held there last July. It was certainly a memorable day, but not for the right reasons – the bride was left with […]

Oh no, not again...

Oh no, not again…

Oh dear… it’s that time of year again. Excuse me if I take a rest from blogging today. Shortly I shall be heading into Newcastle-upon-Tyne to take my place on the start line of the Great North Run, billed as the largest half marathon in the world. This has become a bit […]

The most technologically-advanced bar in the world?

The most technologically-advanced bar in the world?

twentyfour london (argh… it’s a bit of a pet hate of mine when people use all lower case like that) is a bar and nightclub that opened near Oxford Circus in central London earlier this month. But this is a bar with a dramatic difference where the walls take varying forms according to your […]

Recipe of the week: Fillet of Scottish Beef, cep mushrooms, potato fondant, salsify and Madeira truffle sauce

Recipe of the week: Fillet of Scottish Beef, cep mushrooms, potato fondant, salsify and Madeira truffle sauce

Ingredients: • 4x Fillet Steaks • 4x Sticks Salsify • 12x Baby Onions • 6x Cep Mushrooms • 4x Potato Fondants • 4x Jerusalem Artichokes • 300ml Madeira Sauce Madeira Sauce: • 500gm Beef Trimmings (sautéed) Add • 1x Clove Garlic • 1x Bay Leaf • Carrot • 1x Celery Stick • x […]

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com. For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined as ones that have less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi […]

Car hire for  10,000 a day

Car hire for 10,000 a day

Holiday Autos has begun a luxury arm to its car hire business. Prestige Cars offers upmarket vehicles such as Bentleys and Ferraris for prices of up to 10,000 a day. Yes, you really did read that right; that sum is commanded by the Bentley GTC Convertible. At the other end of the price spectrum, […]

Get lost in Wales

A 40-second ad courtesy of the Welsh Tourist Board…

Scotland's first castle of the 21st Century

Scotland’s first castle of the 21st Century

The first castle to have been built in Scotland in the 21st Century is a luxury hotel. Glenskirlie House & Castle is set in lush gardens in the village of Banknock, Stirlingshire. Owned by the Macaloney family, it caters well for wedding parties and has two sumptuous turreted honeymoon suites with four poster beds, separate […]

 105,805.28 bar bill

105,805.28 bar bill

Media reports claim that a businessman’s bar bill at a London West End club totalled no less than 105,805.28. The man and his circle of friends polished off some 80 bottles of Champagne, including a six-litre methuselah of Cristal worth 30,000 and a 9,600, three-litre jeroboam. The celebration took place at Crystal in Marylebone, a […]

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

‘Get Stoned in London’ is how Silverjet is rather cheesily billing this one. Our friends on the other side of the pond may be interested to learn about this promotion which includes a business class round trip, admission to a pre-show cocktail party and tickets to a Rolling Stones gig at the The O2 Arena […]

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