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Holiday Romance: Our Best Valentines Mini-Breaks Recommendations

Holiday Romance: Our Best Valentines Mini-Breaks Recommendations

Take note, knights in open-topped sports cars, these are your best Valentines mini-breaks crib notes from the Hotel Guru.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Friday, 29th January 2016

Best Places to 'do' Burns Night

As some of the Hotel Guru team are based in Stirling it would be unpopular to include cod Scots och-aye-ing here. But Burns Night does seem to have become a national holiday - after starting as a tribute by family and friends. And certainly worthy of experiencing in Scotland. So here are the Hotel Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay over for Burns Night.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Not Just for Christmas

Not Just for Christmas

Today’s weekend lunch guests don’t have any kids, but for Christmas, Mr Guest gave Mrs Guest a puppy. A Schnitzel Von Krumm, as far as my son is concerned. So they showed up with a dog, To our house. Without letting us know in advance. Their dog is a lovely, happy, friendly little guy, but so far they’ve had to take almost two weeks off work between them to look after the puppy, and it’s proving to be a big lifestyle adjustment. Which prompted me to check out our Guru’s recommendations for dog friendly hotels in the UK.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 18th January 2016

Take that "Blue Monday"!

Take that "Blue Monday"!

If you find yourself feeling a bit down today here's the antidote...

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 18th January 2016

The Late, Late Snow

The Late, Late Snow

If it takes you a few ski trips to really get into your ski stride, or you’ve been disappointed by this season’s warmer weather, then never fear, there’s still plenty of skiing time left, and now is a great time to book a late season ski break.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Saturday, 9th January 2016

Top Travel Destinations for 2016 from the Hotel Guru

So where should we be going in 2016? In no particular order of preference we checked what other travel experts are saying.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 4th January 2016

The Best Marrakech Hotels

The Best Marrakech Hotels

Marrakesh's current building boom is great news for those in search of somewhere special to stay. Fiona Duncan reviews eight of her favourite new or renovated hotels.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Tuesday, 1st January 2013

What We Hate about Luxury Hotels

What We Hate about Luxury Hotels

Fiona Duncan, Hotel Guru founder and Telegraph Travel's hotel expert, on what makes her furious about modern rooms.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Saturday, 1st December 2012

Spare a Moment for Pisa

Spare a Moment for Pisa

I've been to Pisa hundreds of times – well, maybe dozens, in my former guise as a tour director for various travel companies – and it was always the same procedure.

 

Written by James Dunford Wood

posted Friday, 23rd November 2012

“Excuse me!” barked the Colonel.

“Excuse me!” barked the Colonel.

“Excuse me!” barked the Colonel. “You need to move. I’ve been sitting at this table for thirty years!” How we discovered some really eccentric places in our quest to find the most interesting places to stay in the UK and Europe.

 

Written by James Dunford Wood

posted Monday, 1st October 2012