Hotel reviews

Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel: an impressive country house
Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel in Gloucestershire
In Review

Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel: an impressive country house

Set in 12 acres of its own parkland, the hotel’s location is hard to beat
18 May 2022
23 magnificent hotels to discover in 2022
TheHotel Terrestre swimming pool, which is outside in the sun
In Focus

23 magnificent hotels to discover in 2022

From a stylish retreat in Mexico to a sprawling Edwardian mansion in Cumbria
16 May 2022
Northcote: the original Lancashire gastro powerhouse
Northcote luxury hotel and Michelin star restaurant in Lancashire
In Review

Northcote: the original Lancashire gastro powerhouse

This luxury hotel and restaurant is still going strong 15 years since winning its Michelin star
11 May 2022
University Arms, Cambridge: modern luxury with academic undertones
Exterior shot of the University Arms
In Review

University Arms, Cambridge: modern luxury with academic undertones

Enjoy the city’s scholastic atmosphere from this scenic perch
10 May 2022
Moxy South Beach: forget Miami Vice, this is more Miami very, very, nice
Aerial view of pool
The big trip

Moxy South Beach: forget Miami Vice, this is more Miami very, very, nice

This resort is a stylish and playful celebration of Miami’s cosmopolitan culture
26 Apr 2022
Reykjavik Edition: the hottest hotel in Iceland
A room at the Reykjavik Edition
The big trip

Reykjavik Edition: the hottest hotel in Iceland

A brand new place to stay in the heart of the Icelandic capital marries high style with a great location
21 Apr 2022
URSO Hotel & Spa: a real sense of retreat in Spain’s stylish capital
URSO Hotel & Spa Madrid
The big trip

URSO Hotel & Spa: a real sense of retreat in Spain’s stylish capital

This upmarket property is calm, modern and dripping with grandeur
20 Apr 2022

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The best afternoon teas in London
Afternoon tea at Palm Court at The Langham in London
In Review

The best afternoon teas in London

London’s afternoon tea scene is hard to beat – here’s the cream of the crop
8 Apr 2022
Cheval Gloucester Park: a home-from-home for TikTokers and Mad Men
The lounge in a two-bedroom superior apartment at Cheval Gloucester Park
In Review

Cheval Gloucester Park: a home-from-home for TikTokers and Mad Men

This luxury all-apartment residence is an ideal base for families to explore London 
8 Apr 2022
The Angel Hotel Abergavenny: at the top of its game for comfort and cuisine
The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny
In Review

The Angel Hotel Abergavenny: at the top of its game for comfort and cuisine

A fine base to explore the Welsh market town and the nearby Brecon Beacons 
6 Apr 2022
Mango House: exploring the artistic side of the Seychelles
The main building at Mango House Seychelles
The big trip

Mango House: exploring the artistic side of the Seychelles

This new hotel on the main island of Mahé is a bohemian beauty
30 Mar 2022
Cora Cora Maldives: laid-back luxury is the name of the game
There are just 100 guest rooms at Cora Cora Maldives
The big trip

Cora Cora Maldives: laid-back luxury is the name of the game

Eat, drink and be merry at this new all-inclusive property
29 Mar 2022
Marina Bay Sands: 48 hours at Singapore’s most iconic hotel
Marina Bay Sands is a triple-towered icon of the Singapore skyline
The big trip

Marina Bay Sands: 48 hours at Singapore’s most iconic hotel

The setting of two key scenes in Crazy Rich Asians lives up to its glitzy reputation
15 Mar 2022
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa: the ultimate escape to the country
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
In Review

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa: the ultimate escape to the country

The indoors are as great as the outdoors at this stunning estate in Wiltshire 
4 Mar 2022
The St Mawes Hotel: Mediterranean vibes in Cornwall’s midwinter 
The St Mawes Hotel is located right on the harbourside in the Cornish village
In Review

The St Mawes Hotel: Mediterranean vibes in Cornwall’s midwinter 

This pretty hotel has character and charm in abundance
3 Mar 2022
Château Voltaire: a very chic stay with an arty edge
A double room at Château Voltaire
The big trip

Château Voltaire: a very chic stay with an arty edge

This is a five-star hotel that has inveigled Paris’ beau monde
2 Mar 2022
Chena Huts: rustic by name, luxurious by nature
Chena Huts, Sri Lanka
The big trip

Chena Huts: rustic by name, luxurious by nature

There’s nothing basic about the ‘huts’ at this smart beach resort in south-east Sri Lanka
23 Feb 2022
Andaz Singapore: a hotel that’s more than worth the vertigo
Bedroom with bay view
The big trip

Andaz Singapore: a hotel that’s more than worth the vertigo

Soak up unparalleled views as you cool off in the skyscraper’s infinity swimming pool
17 Feb 2022
Palacio Solecio: regal renovation breathes new life into palace
Palacio Solecio is also home to the aptly-named Restaurant Balausta
The big trip

Palacio Solecio: regal renovation breathes new life into palace

An elegant hotel tucked in the side streets of Malaga’s old town
15 Feb 2022
The Negroni Experience: get on the case, cocktail lovers
Amaranto Bar’s negroni trolley at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
In Review

The Negroni Experience: get on the case, cocktail lovers

Classic cocktails and tasty treats are being served up at the Four Seasons in London
11 Feb 2022
Airelles Courchevel: glitz and glam both on and off-piste
Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles
The big trip

Airelles Courchevel: glitz and glam both on and off-piste

Skiing may be the only reason to leave this chic French five-star hotel
10 Feb 2022
Coworth Park: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike
An exterior view of Coworth Park from the croquet lawn
In Review

Coworth Park: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike

Doing as little as possible is the order of the day at this swanky country house in Ascot
8 Feb 2022
InterContinental Singapore
The swimming pool at the InterContinental Singapore
In Review

InterContinental Singapore

This five-star hotel is in a prime location for exploring – if you can bring yourself to leave it
27 Jan 2022
Native Manchester: an aparthotel with entertainment on its doorstep
The lounge at Ducie Street Warehouse
In Review

Native Manchester: an aparthotel with entertainment on its doorstep

Ducie Street Warehouse has an unbeatable location and stylish interiors
13 Jan 2022
The Idle Rocks: lazy days in Cornwall 
The Idle Rocks hotel in St Mawes, Cornwall
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The Idle Rocks: lazy days in Cornwall 

This hotel in St Mawes offers a haven of peace and tranquility
14 Dec 2021
Naturhotel Forsthofgut: a chic retreat in the Austrian Alps
Naturhotel Forsthofgut offers ski, spa and scenery
The big trip

Naturhotel Forsthofgut: a chic retreat in the Austrian Alps

Tradition takes a back seat to style at this five-star spa hotel
13 Dec 2021
Saudis ban botoxed camels from beauty contests
Pouting camels
Tall Tales

Saudis ban botoxed camels from beauty contests

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Dec 2021
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions: the world in one city
Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul
The big trip

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions: the world in one city

A grand oasis of calm in the historic trading centre of Istanbul is the ideal post-pandemic destination
24 Nov 2021
Sopwell House: pampering without pretension in St Albans
Sopwell House: a Georgian manor house in the Hertfordshire countryside
In Review

Sopwell House: pampering without pretension in St Albans

This spa hotel is a one-stop shop for ultimate relaxation
8 Nov 2021
Sandon Hall: a very refined rural retreat
The Agency, Sandon Hall, Staffordshire © Sandon Hall
In Review

Sandon Hall: a very refined rural retreat

Fancy having a country estate all to yourself? Sandon Hall is just the place
3 Nov 2021
The lost world of the Ardèche
Pont d'Arc, Ardèche © iStockphotos
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The lost world of the Ardèche

Most travellers from Britain pass this corner of the south of France by – that’s a mistake
3 Nov 2021
The Bradley Hare: Wiltshire’s instant classic
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire
In Review

The Bradley Hare: Wiltshire’s instant classic

Fine food and stylish rooms in a welcoming country pub
29 Oct 2021
Four of the best autumnal breaks in Britain
The Pierhouse Hotel © The Pierhouse Hotel
In Focus

Four of the best autumnal breaks in Britain

As the nights draw in, it’s time to enjoy countryside walks and evenings in by the fire
27 Oct 2021
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa: embrace Crete’s cool corner
The pool and main building at Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
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Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa: embrace Crete’s cool corner

Go off the beaten track with a stay at this minimalist and slick hotel
26 Oct 2021
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