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UK & Ireland – Hotels and Travel – Comte Des Cierges

The Horseshoe Inn

The Horseshoe – restaurant with rooms

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For our first evening at The Horseshoe Inn, we kicked off with some champagne in the bar area, which was laden with leather chesterfields and plump sofas near the fireplace. Dinner was at 8, with an appetiser of pigs trotter mousse, sprinkled with crackling. We feasted on grouse, teal and red deer, all caught locally

The K West Hotel and Spa

K West Hotel & Spa | Luxury SOL Manicure

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Ironically, finding time for a manicure can be stressful. More often that not, self-conjured guilt prevails along with the belief that I couldn’t possibly dare to be so self indulgent. Ultimately, I’m left with Eliza Doolittle nails (before she becomes a ‘lady’) and a feeling that I’ve been robbed of some well-deserved R&R. Either way, I can’t win. However, (and this is one of those good types of conjunctive) when I was invited to try out the K West Hotel and Spa’s latest manicure offering, the SOL Luxury Manicure, I felt simply obliged to go along. For work purposes, obviously.

Entrance, The Arch London.  This photograph must be credited to The Arch London

Fine dining in London | HUNter 486 Brasserie

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HUNter 486 is the ultra sleek brasserie residing within The Arch Hotel, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Oxford Street. Furnished with a mix of contemporary cushioned booths and industrial fixtures, HUNter 486 is every inch the modern, London brasserie.

Marriott London County Hall Hotel

A 5-star view at Marriott London County Hall

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Situated across the river from Westminster where onlookers would more likely remember it as the resplendent backdrop to London Eye; when it comes to 5-star views the Marriott London County Hall certainly deserves all five of them, but is there more to star ratings than views and historic prestige?

The Bristol Hotel - deluxe room

The Bristol Hotel

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Right on the harbour and just a block over from picturesque Queen Square, The Bristol is an ideally situated hotel whatever might bring you to the vibrant and compact city of Bristol. I certainly didn’t have any problems getting around the city centre on foot while keeping this comfortable hotel as my base during a recent visit.

InterContinental London Park Lane - Exterior

Club Columbia arrives at Park Lane | Harry Sasson at The InterContinental

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When your taste buds are in need of inspiration and a flavoursome awakening, it can be hard to find the right location and cuisine type to sate them. However, for a limited time (17th – 25th May) those dining at the InterContinental, Park Lane, can look forward to a taste sensation of South American descent with Club Columbia taking up temporary residence at the Cookbook Cafe…

Nip/Tuck package at Away Spa

Nip/Tuck Package at W London’s Away Spa and Spice Market Restaurant

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Seemingly a world away from the bustle of Chinatown and the throngs of folk passing through Leicester Square, the Away Spa is a lofty and calming retreat situated at the W London hotel a mere six storeys above all the urban action. Down on the ground floor, the W’s Spice Market restaurant exudes its own tranquil feel while allowing guests to dine and people-watch in comfort and style. Combining a visit to both spa and restaurant at the W yields a luxuriant ‘escape from it all’ in a conveniently central setting.

Moreno at Baglioni tortellini filled with liquid Parmesan

Moreno at the Baglioni London Hotel Review

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The newly launched Moreno restaurant situated inside Kensington’s lush Baglioni London Hotel sees two Michelin star Italian chef, Moreno Cedroni, share his avant garde approach to Italian cuisine with a new audience at his first venture outside Italy.