Travel Reviews

21 October 2013

Terror at the Towers: What Lies Within at Alton Towers

The Terror of the Towers begins with a back story of two explorers that broke into the Alton Towers ruins. Their bodies were never found after entering and talk around ...
21 October 2013

The Smiler by night at Alton Towers

Having been on The Smiler by day, I thought it would be a similar experience by night- but how wrong I was! The park has a very different atmosphere by night. ...
9 October 2013

The Feversham Arms Hotel and Spa, Helmsley,Yorkshire

The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa is situated in the heart of the traditional market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Upon arrival we were greeted by Ian who offered to ...
3 October 2013

Hilton London Canary Wharf

In London Hilton Canary Wharf we were able to leave our bags in storage until our room was ready, as in the other Hiltons we stayed in. When are returned ...
2 October 2013

Urban Meadow Restaurant Review

The Urban Meadow Restaurant was located on the ground floor of the Double Tree by Hilton. It was light and airy, decorated in greens, browns and light woods which complimented ...
2 October 2013

Double Tree by Hilton, London Hyde Park

Be wary as there are two Hilton hotels in the area and this is the second one on your right! We made the mistake of going to the wrong one, ...
1 October 2013

Hilton London Tower Bridge

In the Hilton London Tower Bridge we were greeted by Katalin at reception who kindly let us check in early despite arriving before the designated check in time. She looked ...
24 September 2013

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa has a lift that is specifically for the Spa to give you privacy from the other guests if you are going back to your ...

23 September 2013

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa is easy to find with great access for both motorists and people travelling on the train. Piccadilly is the closest station to the hotel ...

17 September 2013

Lakeside Hotel Spa

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa were suffering from a power cut when we arrived, however we were greeted calmly and promptly at reception and taken through to the spa area ...

16 September 2013

Forge Cottage, Graythwaite Cottages

Graythwaite Cottages are a little piece of heaven tucked away in the heart of the western shores of Windermere in the Lake District. The cottages are divided between a Victorian Farmstead, ...

6 September 2013

Alton Towers

Having been to Alton Towers a few times, it never loses its appeal. It is great to go back every year and do all of the rides again and see ...
5 September 2013

Alton Towers Hotel

The Alton Towers Hotel, on first impression was like walking into a hotel in Florida. The sculpted fountain at the front of a vintage car filled with characters and nick-nacks, ...
4 September 2013

Alton Towers Water Park

The Alton Towers Water Park, located inside the Splash Landings Hotel is most definitely for children and families. As two adults approaching 30, we were attracted to the water slides, ...
3 September 2013

Jurys Inn, Derby

The Jurys Inn in Derby is very easy to find, as its 10 story building sticks out from the centre of the city.  When we arrived, we were disappointed to ...
3 September 2013

Alton Towers Spa

Unfortunately, I was unaware that Alton Towers had a spa on site and I’m sure I am not alone given the other reasons that you might visit the park. It ...
2 September 2013

The Smiler at Alton Towers Review

The only way to describe The Smiler at Alton Towers is the modern successor of Nemesis, mixed with a bit of Oblivion.   The 14 loop rollercoaster boats all of the twists ...
28 August 2013

The Ascott Hotel, Manchester

If you are looking for a homely and personal touch in a hotel, then The Ascott Hotel in Manchester is the place to go. Despite the hotel manager not expecting my ...

19 August 2013

The Copthorne Hotel, Manchester

The hotel is fairly easy to find and looks a very appealing place to stay from the road at the front, with a large domed entrance and private parking, staying ...

1 August 2013

The Motel One, Edinburgh

If you’re heading to the lovely city that is Edinburgh, staying somewhere luxury may be an option for some, but if you’re looking for convenient and comfortable, then we have ...
31 July 2013

The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington

I did not know a lot about this hotel other than what was on the website, which looked impressive in itself. We arrived at about 7pm; the hotel is situated ...
30 July 2013

Travelodge Manchester Arena Hotel

Following my disappointing visit to one of the Travelodges elsewhere, I was hoping that this newly refurbished accommodation would not disappoint, and I didn’t.   The hotel was easy to find via ...

29 July 2013

The Queen's Head Hotel, Troutbeck

I was particularly looking forward to staying at the The Queens Head hotel, given that I am fond of quirky old buildings with heaps of character and it did not ...

22 July 2013

Top English Holiday Destinations

With the weather being unexpectedly hot at the moment, the English tourist industry is booming. If you’re looking to book a last minute holiday, why not consider these holiday destinations ...
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