SOME LESS OBVIOUS TRAVEL ESSENTIALS...
"Details of some of the kit I lug around the country are listed here". From HDMI cables to Screwdrivers, the weird and the wonderful. I might not need everything on every trip, but I find I almost need something on every trip! ... Read More »
FOUR STARS YES - FOUR POSTERS NO!
"Not only was the four-poster bed from the 16th century, but I'm guessing the mattress was the original one fitted back then too, as it had clearly seen many centuries of action and no longer offered a comfortable resting place for a slightly overweight business traveller." ... Read More »
NO WIFI? I'LL EITHER NOT STAY OR NOT PAY
"Cheated on a scale similar only to the Blue Peter dog (and cat) naming scandals, realising that you've booked a 3 night stay in a hotel without functioning WiFi, is akin to spending 3 nights at Her Majesty's pleasure! So, you might not get "more than you bargained for in the shower", but to get less than you bargained for in the bedroom makes my blood boil." ... Read More »
LACKING IN A NUMBER OF KEY AREAS
"After 4 nights in the bed in apartment 3, I felt like I'd had back surgery, performed by a sadistic witch doctor. Not only was the double bed actually 2 singles pushed together, but the mattress (on both sides), was well past its best and no longer fit for purpose." ... Read More »
NOT BAD, SHAME ABOUT THE SETTING
"Access to the restaurant is via a staircase, from a door immediately off the street. It doesn't have the best curb appeal, and once upstairs, it's a little like eating in a small function room - a spacious restaurant, with views of the city it is not." ... Read More »