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Lynne Coates enjoys lunch in The Orchard | Grantley Hall’s newest dining venue

Lynne Coates enjoys lunch in The Orchard | Grantley Hall’s newest dining venue

With a motto ‘the difference is in the detail’ – Grantley Hall has that rare combination of traditional elegance, state-of-the-art facilities and a picturesque location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. This super-luxury hotel and wellness retreat is located ten miles from Harrogate, in the heart of beautiful Yorkshire countryside. A sweeping driveway through the immaculate gardens leads to the entrance of the hotel where, Bentleys, Ferraris and other exotic cars are parked. Lesser motors can use the car…

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Sri Lanka Travel Review

Sri Lanka Travel Review

Is Sri Lanka really worth visiting, what it’s like and which are the best places to visit. We spent 3 and a half weeks there searching around the island. Relatively small island of Sri Lanka in southern tip of India is really diverse for its size. I think one could describe it as mini India without all the filth and hussle. It’s easy to switch between pretty southern beaches and lush beautiful hillsides just in few hours with a bus…

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Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa | Travel Girl

Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa | Travel Girl

The Canary Islands are a group of volcanic islands grouped together north west of Africa, known for their molten landscapes and black and white sand beaches. These include Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierra, La Gomera, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura! I’m sure you’ve heard of a few of them, a few years ago I got to visit the amazing Fuerteventura and had so many unforgettable experiences, all of which I will tell you about today! When looking to book our…

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Lynne Coates heads up north for an indulgent weekend in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels Blythswood Square

Lynne Coates heads up north for an indulgent weekend in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels Blythswood Square

You know when you’re given an iPad to operate settings for lights, TV’s, and various gizmos, that you are in a high-tech, high-spec, hotel room.  I prefer a simple wall switch myself, but my other-half was in tech heaven as we settled into the sensational penthouse suite in Blythswood Square Hotel. A prestigious address since the early 19th century Bythswood Square’s Georgian townhouses were originally owned by Glasgow’s wealthy merchants.  They were later turned into the headquarters of The Royal…

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Asimina Suites | Short Haul Tranquility For Food Lovers

Asimina Suites | Short Haul Tranquility For Food Lovers

Cyprus has such a lot to offer when it comes to a summer break, including amazing temperatures, fantastic cuisine and a wide selection of luxury hotels. Having lived in Cyprus for almost a year, I have been lucky enough to enjoy a stay at a few beautiful places however my trip to Asimina Suites was actually some years before living there and I still highly recommend it. I stayed for 4 nights and it was absolute bliss. A flight from…

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Luxury At Armathwaite Hall | Floraison Magazine

Luxury At Armathwaite Hall | Floraison Magazine

I am always on the hunt to find luxury hotels that tick every box and I can honestly say hands down, that the Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa has surpassed this entirely! This stunning hotel on Bassenthwaite Lake has taken the number one spot as my favourite hotel in the Lake District, which is not an easy title to fill, but I’m going to tell you why…. Luxury stays..   (Armathwaite Exterior) The hospitality at this hotel is incredible. Five…

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easyJet Luxury Holidays

easyJet Luxury Holidays

Easyjet luxury hotels come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re dotted across many beach holidays hotspots. Keep an eye out for the best deals by visiting this page when you’re looking for your next VIP-ready escape. Plus, if you’ve already got dates or a type of hotel in mind for your luxury holiday, you can use the search filters to narrow down the results. Find your perfect break today… Wondering where in the world you can jet off to…

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The York Grand Hotel | Floraison

The York Grand Hotel | Floraison

York is the epitome of elegance; from its stunning architecture, to the historical shambles, quaint windy streets, beautiful shops filled with treasures, and so many spots to sit and soak up traditional English culture. If you’re looking for a UK weekend break, with fun, culture, and a good glass of vino. We were fortunate enough to spend a night at The Grand Hotel & Spa York, which, from start to finish of my stay, I felt like royalty. It is Yorkshire’s…

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Martinhal | Sagres – Family Holidays With Younger Children

Martinhal | Sagres – Family Holidays With Younger Children

Having Babies and younger children to consider when holidaying can often feel overwhelming, especially if it’s a first child or first experience of travelling abroad with them. What if they scream on the plane? How many extra pieces of luggage will we need? What if they get unwell? Will we get to relax?! A couple of initial tips spring to mind for when you begin researching your trip. Firstly, the travel time – We are so lucky to be on…

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Post Covid Travel Plans That Are Worth The Wait

Post Covid Travel Plans That Are Worth The Wait

Whilst most of us have been locked up for nearly a year, the worlds luxury hotels have been doing exactly what you’d expect. Getting themselves ready for the return of desperate travelers. Be it tending to the beautiful gardens or upgrading the faculties, the best hotels aren’t content to wait it out and welcome guests back to what they’ve always looked like. Who wouldn’t want to be walking around beautiful grounds or sipping on luxury cocktails. All this before sitting…

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