The First Roma hotel
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Heading to Rome and wondering where to stay? There are thousands of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in Rome that you can choose from, making it fairly difficult to make a decision as to where to stay – particularly if it’s your first visit. We’ve been to Rome many times

Grays Court Hotel and York Minster
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My husband had organised a weekend in York as part of my birthday present, with a stay at the historic Grays Court. We were meant to go the first weekend in March but unfortunately the ‘beast from the east’ scuppered those plans when our train was cancelled! In a way it

Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives
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If the idea of an intimate, remote and luxurious island appeals to you then you absolutely must visit the Maldives. Trouble is… the Maldives is much bigger than you think as there are 26 atolls which span around 300 square kilometres. It’s one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries

A luxury stay at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
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Our travel style is definitely 5 star, or 4 star if there are no 5 star hotels! For me, the hotel I’m staying in absolutely influences my overall holiday experience. There is nothing better than staying in a hotel where your room is spacious, clean and inviting and the hotel

A luxury weekend at The Crown Inn
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For my birthday last month my husband surprised me with dinner at one of my favourite restaurants – The Artichoke in Amersham – and a night at The Crown Inn. It’s the second time we’ve stayed at the Crown Inn (we did the same dinner and hotel stay for our wedding anniversary