Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam

Hotel Review Location: The Park Plaza hotel is located on a tree lined quiet street in the upscale Oud-Zuid district of Amsterdam, just steps away from the beautiful Vondelpark.  Tram 2 serves the hotel making it easy to get around as it takes just 20 minutes to Central Station passing many of the city's attractions …

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Leonardo Royal Hotel, Nuremberg

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Nuremberg

Hotel Review Location: Nuremberg is situated in Bavaria, southern Germany and is a delightful place to enjoy a city break with its impressive old town, Imperial castle and wealth of museums.  The Leonardo Royal Hotel is a newly opened hotel (2021) located in the city centre just a few steps from the railway station.  As …

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Vesting Hotel, Naarden

Vesting Hotel, Naarden, The Netherlands

Hotel Review Location: Naarden is a UNESCO World Heritage star shaped fortress which was built to protect the city from attack and is one of the best preserved medieval fortified towns in Europe.  This unique town is approximately 30 minutes from Amsterdam by car and by train 25 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station to Naarden-Bussum.  From …

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Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden

Hotel Review Overview Cotswold House Hotel is a luxury hotel and spa in a charming Grade II listed regency townhouse in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire featuring 28 individually styled bedrooms and suites. Location: The hotel is situated in the centre of the charming market town just 16 miles from Cheltenham and within two miles of the …

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The Cow, Dalbury Lees

The Cow at Dalbury Lees, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Hotel Review Location: The Cow at Dalbury Lees is a luxury boutique inn nestled along a leafy lane in the rural and tranquil Derbyshire countryside.  Although tucked away, it's only six miles from Derby and the M1 motorway making it easily accessible from most parts of the country. Arrival and check-in: The country inn has …

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Percy Arms, Guildford

The Percy Arms, Chilworth near Guildford, Surrey

Hotel Review Location: The Surrey Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with its hills stretching across a quarter of the county from the chalk North Downs running from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east.  We'd arranged accommodation at The Percy Arms in Chilworth, a village three miles south of …

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Outside The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow

The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

Hotel Review Location: The Cavendish Hotel is located on the scenic Chatsworth Estate owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, in the picturesque village of Baslow, Derbyshire.  The hotel is easily accessible by car being just 16 miles from the M1 motorway and a 40 minute drive from Sheffield.  The nearest rail station is …

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Day 5. Shopping in Manila

We enjoyed a long, leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the Sofitel's attractive Spiral's restaurant enjoying glasses of Prosecco alongside our usual cups of coffee. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus service to the nearby Mall of Asia so we took the opportunity to have a look around and boarded the bus at 10.30 a.m. …

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