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Hotel review: Ohtel Auckland, a mid-century design dream

To travel Jan 10, 2022 5:00 PM4 minutes to read The O’Sullivan suite at Ohtel Auckland on Market Place. Photo / Stephen A’Court, provided Juliette Wright enjoys a stay in style at Ohtel, in central Auckland. Site: Marketplace in Auckland CBD; a jump, a jump and hardly a jump from the viaduct. Style: Mid-century design […]

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Fisher and Donaldson in Dundee

There are scenes in Thomas Mann’s wonderful short story Death in Venice where the inhabitants of this beautiful city are starting to see discreet indications that a plague is on its way, even though authorities deny the contagion is serious and continue to allow tourists to walk around the city. It is an image that […]

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Hotel review: Inspector checks in at Horwood House hotel in Buckinghamshire

Inspector visits Buckinghamshire hotel with ‘impressive gardens’, but he doesn’t really like his ‘charmless’ room or the ‘soulless’ restaurant The inspector stops at the Horwood House hotel, which has more than 150 rooms His dinner, bed and breakfast package at the newly refurbished hotel costs £ 139 Remember … the inspector pays his way – […]

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Tawny hotel review – YOU Magazine

Is The Tawny hotel concept the future of the Covid-proof hotel industry? This writer thinks so and highly recommends that you come here to relax, detox and unwind, as The Tawny Hotel in Staffordshire is a hotel that genuinely offers luxury. and evasion. In the heart of rural Staffordshire, far from theme parks and cityscapes, […]

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Restaurant review: El Tapas Grá… cuisine made with love and full of flavor

Derry City has Galway vibes. That was the verdict of our youngest after a family day trip to Maiden City during Twixmas. We went to the Tower Museum, walked around the walled circumference of the Old Town, paid homage to the Free Derry corner, and tried unsuccessfully to enter Peadar O’Donnell’s (there was no room […]

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Restaurant review: El Tapas Grá… cuisine made with love and full of flavor

Derry City has Galway vibes. This was the verdict of our youngest after a family day trip to Maiden City during Twixmas. We went to the Tower Museum, walked around the walled circumference of the Old Town, paid homage to the Free Derry corner, and tried unsuccessfully to enter Peadar O’Donnell’s (there was no room […]

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Relais Henley boutique hotel reviews

The mini break hotel that ticks all the boxes. If you’re looking for a mini-hotel for a break, the newly refurbished Relais Henley ticks just about all of the boxes. Interesting local shops a short walk away, a river (the Thames) to walk along, a chic bar for drinking cocktails, spacious beds for lounging. It’s […]

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Hampton Manor Hotel review, Solihull: one of the UK’s most gourmet hotels

The rooms A master class in exquisite, old-fashioned English interiors that don’t feel stuffy or run down. William Morris wallpaper, earthy tones (burnished red headboards, seashell-pink velvet sofas) and chunky curtains abound, but there are also mid-century touches – 1950s-style armchairs, geometric bar carts – to prevent the interiors from leaning too strongly towards the […]

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Bibo, London EC2: “Louder than a nightclub at midnight” – restaurant review | Food

Bibo in Shoreditch, a sophisticated Spanish restaurant by chef Dani García, was definitely an evening of premieres. A turning point in my career as a restaurant reviewer came when, right after eating my porcini mushroom cakes, I downloaded a decibel monitoring app to my phone. There was something cheekily cranky about doing it, it’s true, […]