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Why didn't you tell me?!?

Why didn't you tell me?!?

The world is full to the brim of things I don’t know about, but every now and then I come across something and think: “Why did no one tell me about this!”

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 18th March 2019

Coming Soon - A New Hotel Opening in the Cotswolds

Coming Soon -An elegant sister hotel to the Calcot Manor, Barnsley House and the Lord Crewe Arms.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

Spring Sunshine?

Spring Sunshine?

Yay it’s Spring! But if that milestone has just left you even more desperate for a bit of pre-Summer sunshine then here are some of the destinations where it’s sunny today. Right now.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

My Hotel Bugbears - Waiters.

My Hotel Bugbears - Waiters.

Fiona Duncan, Hotel Guru founder and Telegraph Travel's hotel expert, on what annoys her about waiters serving food in hotel restaurants.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Thursday, 17th January 2019

Where the Winds have Names

Where the Winds have Names

It’s been exceptionally windy in the UK this week and it’s sparked a couple of conversations about the naming of storms. One of these conversations ended with me mentioning the ‘Fremantle Doctor’. Not Fremantle’s local G.P., this doctor is a particular breeze which comes in off the Indian Ocean and relieves Perth (via Fremantle) during the hottest summer months.

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 21st January 2019

Lemon Heaven

Lemon Heaven

Salvatore Aceto's delightful tour of his 1,000 old lemon grove in Amalfi.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Monday, 15th February 2016

Ten Reasons Why I Love…. Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy.

Ten Reasons Why I Love…. Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy.

Top reasons to love the Hotel Santa Caterina by Fiona Duncan.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Thursday, 6th April 2017

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 Saturday, 4th February 2017

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 Friday, 22nd 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 Sunday, 31st January 2016

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