Bugle Hotel Titchfield

We'd got an early start, due to check-in for the Brittany Ferries morning crossing to Cherbourg at around 06:30 so looked around for a dog-friendly hotel in or near Portsmouth to stay the night before. All of the city centre was fully booked for that night and jolly lucky for us it was too! After... Continue Reading →

NH Hotel Grand Place Arenberg

This small hotel is situated in the heart of Brussels on a fairly quiet street only a few minutes’ walk from the Grand Place. Reception and lounge areas are light and airy, modern and comfortably furnished; there is also a large attractive breakfast room, however we didn't use on this occasion as we were on... Continue Reading →

Swan Hotel Thaxted

The Swan sits at the top of the hill leading down to the town square and has magnificent views over the beautiful English countryside. On our visit in August the front of the building was adorned with hanging baskets brimming with summer flowers and to the rear a small patio beer garden and a small... Continue Reading →

Hotel Escale Oceania, Quimper

A last minute change in plans meant we found ourselves in the beautiful medieval city of Quimper for last New Year’s Eve celebrations. We usually stay in the budget Hotel Dupleix however on this occasion it was unavailable so we tried the Oceania and couldn’t be any more pleased that we did. This little three... Continue Reading →

Dominican Brussels

An oasis in the heart of the city The hotel which is situated in the heart of Brussels is built on the site of a 15th century Dominican Abbey and was once home to the celebrated French painter Jacques-Louis David. Just a stone’s throw from the Grand Place and the enchantingly colourful Rue des Bouchers,... Continue Reading →

Red Lion, Whittlesford

This super little hotel is located just outside Whittlesford village (about 20 minutes brisk walk), very handy for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and a great alternative to staying in bustling Cambridge. It's right next to the sleepy railway station (the train takes a little under an hour from London)  but there wasn't any... Continue Reading →

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