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Hotel Review: Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, Bagshot in Surrey

If it’s good enough for the England Rugby Club – then it’s good enough for me. Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, in Bagshot, is a beautiful escape in the rolling Surrey countryside just an hour south...

Recently I enjoyed a delightfully pleasant stay in a luxury hotel called The Den Bengaluru located in the Whitefield area. Situated in the IT hub of Bangalore, The Den is a state of the art luxury hotel...

Last week I visited a fabulous village pub with rooms, The Crown at Church Enstone, near Chipping Norton – the epicentre of David Cameron’s smart West Oxfordshire set. Surrounded by glorious Cotswolds...

Palm Springs vibes in the Algarve? Yes you read correctly, and it is all thanks to the addition of the Algarve’s on trend, most instagrammable hotel, the Magnolia. The Magnolia Hotel could easily...

A visit to Boringdon Hall in South Devon always promises superb food, a grand setting and, as I’ve now discovered, a pretty incredible spa experience too. My last visit came just before the opening...

With over a dozen 5-star hotels opening in Shanghai just in the last 12 months, you are more than likely to find the latest innovative, super lux hotel within the Pearl of the Orient. One upmarket hotel...

With a recent title as the UK’s fastest growing digital economy, a Football Premier League team, good university and miles of golden beaches, you can understand why Hilton Hotels chose to invest in Bournemouth. Only...

When we hear Ibiza, the first thing that probably comes to mind is fit, tanned 20 and 30 somethings descending for a carefree summer of hard core partying. For many that is a reality and it’s definitely...

Travel writer Katrina Kufer discovers this iconic New York hotel pays homage to its history and location all while seamlessly adhering to the demands of the modern guest. When asked, “Which hotel?”,...

The New Forest is a stunning corner of the country, where ponies and livestock roam free and ancient forest stands proud beside quaint historic villages. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing break away...

Last weekend I was invited by Sandeep Singh, Director of Operations, Hyatt Regency, Pune for a weekend stay. Located in the urbane locality of Viman Nagar, Hyatt Regency Pune is perfect for both business...

For years, Canary Wharf was known solely as London’s bustling financial district. However, with developments such as the street food market Giant Robot, Mudchute Park and Farm on the Isle of Dogs, and...

Words by Amira Arasteh Barcelona is quite literally the city that never sleeps. But seriously, the Spaniards and their tourist community have adapted to dinner at midnight, pre-drinking at the bar next...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers a stay at Conrad Bengaluru is sure to elevate a visit to the garden city of Bengaluru with a luxury twist. Located in the heart of the city’s iconic central business...

Stunning sunsets, vast white sand beaches, dramatic coastlines and a far more relaxed vibe than you’ll get anywhere else awaits you in Cornwall, and St Ives Bay is no exception. A recent stay in...

Words by Georgina Rodgers When you have small children, finding somewhere luxurious to stay almost inevitably leads to a compromise – happy adults or happy kids. Factor in a desire for the simplicity...

Kate Morfoot, leading travel writer and founder of LoveToEatToTravel.com checks into The PIG at Bridge Place, Kent and gets thoroughly spoilt. For years my dear friend Charlotte has been raving about The...

When you mention Salcombe to people their faces often light up, you can see them conjuring up images of family holidays in days gone by, trips to the waterside town that stands out in an area of outstanding...

Words by Irene Caswell I recently stayed overnight in London as I had an early meeting the next day. On this occasion, therefore, there would be no time to enjoy all the facilities offered by a top London...

As one of the newest luxury hotels in Canada, the St. Regis Toronto has become a force to be reckoned with. Located on Bay Street within the city’s financial district, the 65-storey property has 134...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers that a stay at Grand Mercure Mysore is the best way to experience the royal city in an environment that marries luxury with a local touch. A close to three hour...

There are few better places to be than Devon on a sunny day, especially a coastal town and one like Topsham in the south east of the county is a glorious place to escape to when the weather is at its finest. I...

A magnificent base from which to explore the dramatic Ring of Kerry, The Europe Hotel & Resort matches traditional Irish hospitality with modern luxury. The Europe Hotel & Resort is a five-star...

Words by Amelia Bell Think of Ibiza and two things usually spring to mind – the hedonistic south and holistic north. Bless Hotel Ibiza, a new hotel situated on the eastern fringe of the Balearic Islands,...

From Rome to Paris, Florence to Barcelona, each year, thousands of tourists flock to some of Europe’s best-known cities for a sun-soaked luxury citybreak that promises culture, history and great food...

Situated in the heart of the Valle di Lanaitho, on the outskirts of Oliena, is Sardinia’s best-kept secret: Experience Hotel Su Gologone. This unique hotel doesn’t just offer its guests authentic Italian...

Driving away from London on a gloriously sunny day, towards the Essex countryside, I felt nothing but excitement. My reviewing partner, Darren, and I were headed to The Sun Inn at Dedham and were very...

One of Europe’s finest old school hotels, the Park Hotel Kenmare retains a touch of magic. The Park Hotel Kenmare dates back to the final years of the 19th century. A true original this lauded hotel...

Stretching 150km along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve proudly boasts more than 100 beaches; from long stretches of white sand to hidden coves that are reached by steep steps carved in to the...

Just over 200 miles off the coast of western Italy lies the ‘Endless island’, Sardinia – or Sardegna to the locals. The beautiful island offers tourists some of the best beaches and clearest waters...

Yes, you read that right. As hard as it is to believe, you can actually hire the entire wing of a 600-year-old palace, for a whole weekend, up in Scotland. While many luxury accommodation providers make...

Perched on the edge of an idyllic natural lagoon, filled with dramatic views at every turn, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius is exactly what I’d imagined paradise to be, writes Codelia Mantsebo. Mark Twain...

In my household there are a lot of requirements when it comes to holidays. We all have our own box to tick (including my toddler) and the reality is someone has to compromise. All those lazy, indulgent...

Words by Richard Jones Even on the Las Vegas Strip, where over-the-top comes as standard, the word ‘Bellagio’ conjures up images of outrageous indulgence. Indeed, if you let slip that you are...

I recently visited the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre on invite by General Manager Sudeep Sharma. Overlooking the famous Hussain Sagar Lake and centrally located, cultural attractions,...

Words by Selina Julien Palma is definitely having a moment. Considered one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, there’s now a resurgence of tourists flocking to explore Mallorca’s charming, cultural...

Words by Sally Meeson When you fantasise about escaping for a luxury long weekend you picture plush private suites, infinity pools and plenty of pampering. And as I sit on the private deck of my deluxe...

Deep in London’s Fitzrovia, down a quiet street not far from Regent’s Park is The Grafton Arms. It is a quintessential British pub with a modern twist. Upon entering your eyes can be  drawn to the...

Words by Codelia Mantsebo Brand new hotel, Château de Fonscolombe may be in its early years, but this castle hotel is a historical monument in its own right. And even after being rebirthed as a five-star...

Nestled in the West Sussex countryside just a few miles south of Horsham, South Lodge Hotel & Spa sits on the doorstep of the South Downs National Park. The stunning 89-bedroom hotel is the quintessential...

Words by Amira Arasteh Growing up, my association with Portugal was that all my classmates who didn’t drive down to Cornwall with Nanny and Grandad for the summer holidayed there. More specifically,...