Travel Reviews

19 November 2013

Hilton Manchester Deansgate

The Hilton Manchester Deansgate is easy to locate with a sat nav and has adequate parking in a multi-story opposite, with CCTV. However be warned it is £15.00 per night- ...
14 November 2013

Carden Park Spa Resort, Chester

Firstly if you are travelling to Carden Park via a sat nav, then get out your map as this is much more reliable! Due to unforeseen reasons, sat navs do ...
6 November 2013

A weekend break in Glasgow

There’s plenty to see and do in Glasgow and after a trip to Edinburgh this year, it was of course next on my places to visit in Scotland. Scotland’s largest city ...
23 October 2013

Extraordinary Golf at Alton Towers

The Extraordinary Golf at Alton Towers is cheap (£6.00 each maximum) way to entertain the kids and adults alike if you are seeking some respite from the bustle of the ...
23 October 2013

The Zombie Scare Zone at Alton Towers Scarefest

The Zombie Scare Zone at Alton Towers is like walking on the set of a recent film like 28 days later or World War Z. Manned by army men with ...
21 October 2013

The Carnival of Screams at Alton Towers Scarefest

The Carnival of Screams certainly intrigued us during our stay at Alton Towers as the entrance was partitioned off until the Saturday with no way of seeing into the grounds. As ...
21 October 2013

The Sanctuary at Alton Towers Scarefest

The Sanctuary experience begins in a light and airy conservatory queue, with televisions propped on tables that tell you, rather unconvincingly, why you should check into the establishment.   You are ...
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 ...