South Lodge Spa – Review

If you are looking for a luxury spa hotel, an hour from London, this is the place for you. The venue, a five-star Jacobethan mansion, is delightful, but the newly built spa will take your breath away. South Lodge has ample grounds covering many acres with walking paths that you can also cycle around. They have a huge rhododendron, outside the front of the hotel, that is truly magnificent. Location 9 / 10 The hotel is close to the South Downs and the...

Abu Dhabi Edition – Review

The EDITION range of hotels always offer uber-luxury venues and the very best in service and style, and this hotel is no different. This hotel is the first of the brand to set up in the Middle East. It’s waterfront location and design are a sight to behold. It has 198 rooms which is small for the Emirates, but large for most UK hotels. It oozes class and character. Location 8 / 10 The airport is about half an hour away and...

Hotel review: Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

I’m a middle-aged, probably lower-middle class man, who, like a lot of this type, has spent most of his adult life with his ass sat in an uncomfortable chair, eyes blinking at a screen set at the wrong angle and fingers tippy-tapping away at a gunky keyboard. Like they are right now. As a result I have chronic lower back pain, shoulder tendons tighter than the strings on a tennis racquet, and a neck that makes unsettling cracking noises every...

Hotel review: Ockenden Manor & Spa

The drive into Ockenden Manor & Spa sets the tone for a stay in this tranquil corner of Sussex. Nestled within the quiet hamlet of Cuckfield with the southern slopes of the Weald in the background the winding roads are perfumed with a luscious bouquet of country smells. There is a notable peacefulness away from the humdrum of London, even though it is only just over an hour away. Built in the 16th century the old manor house-turned hotel features...

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