Babington House – Everything a country house should be

Great country house hotel, and unique in its concept. Better value than many similar county hotels, with just 33 rooms giving a very personal touch which is rare. A casual, hip young and fun style, reflected in its guests and staff. Unique and worth a trip for sure.

Alexander House Hotel – Still a hidden gem.. but still 4*

Alexander House is one of my favourites outside London, and that’s high praise. But the upgrade to 5* and the additional extension comes with higher expectations. That to the test within 2 minutes of arriving the doorman had already asked me to park my own car, and no one offered

Amankora Paro – Best Hotel in Bhutan

A wonderful hotel with amazing service, the guides that are with you for the whole trip are great, and the country is wonderful. Aman is a little lacking in facilities with no pool, gym etc, but this really is a back to basics trip with quality and luxury at the

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

A great hotel, and uniquely within the Bath landmark of the crescent. A 5 star hotel, but being boutique it’s impressive to the standards. No minibar, and no hot breakfast served in the room (although with a little encouragement it was managed). Suprisingly hidden entrance in the grand venue means


London has a new ‘Edition’ to its hotel collection, this week has seen the launch of a the first ‘Edition’ Hotel in London by Marriott, part of the Marriott group, but this place has style and character to rival Cafe Royal or Bulgarvi Hotel, with the Berners Taver restaurant by