Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre #Review

Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre Review: February 2020 #Gifted

Novotel York Centre is the perfect place for family and friends to celebrate Christmas in style.  Also, with Valentines Day fast approaching, Novotel York Centre would make a perfect Valentines retreat for yourself and a loved one.

Recently, the hotel has carried out extensive quality refurbishment to the property providing guests with an even more fabulous experience.

Their reception area even has super sweetie shop style displays which is a very cool addition.

The newly renovated Junior Suite really is something else, a spacious open plan contemporary family hub to kick back and relax in as you plan all your amazing York adventures.

With a queen bed, desk, tea tray, iron, minibar with complimentary bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, safe and hairdryer, you really do have all the modern conveniences.

There are two huge flat-screen televisions for viewing both in the bedroom and lounge.  Along with complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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My Top UK Spa Breaks #Review

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review: January 2020

Escape the January Blues and Make the new year all about you, begin with a little you time with some rest and relaxation to refocus your mind, body and soul.

Make 2020 about you and indulge and luxuriate in a super spa stay.  In no particular order, here you have my Top UK Spa Stays…

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa Bolton

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, located on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors, whose origins date back to farm buildings from the 17thcentury, is now a four-star hotel, Spa & experience.

The contemporary rooms feature a modern bathroom with heated towel rail, complimentary toiletries with bath and/or stand up power shower, so you have all you need to pamper yourself while onsite.

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review 3bFrom day to late evening, the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa has all the facilities you need including an 18 meters long swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool pictured with the fabulous waterfall feature is the ideal way to relax, revitalise and reinvigorate the mind and body.

The range of therapeutic rooms on offer was extensive including a rock Sauna, Bio Sauna, Steam Room, Aroma Grotto and halotherapy room with dry salt aerosol believed to have a whole range of health benefits.

Treatments are fabulous and includes access to a relaxation suite with complimentary refreshments.

Hotel Indigo and The Club & Spa Birmingham 

Hotel Indigo Birmingham, located on the banks of the cities industrial and historical canal network, located within the cosmopolitan cube complex is a hip and happening hub.

Birmingham’s best kept secret is now out, a lovely luxurious spa in the city where you can indulge and be pampered, while you kick back and relax.

The range of facilities onsite is amazing including uplifting dry and wet thermal rooms, sauna, steam rooms, an incredible vitality pool complete with massage jets and a wonderful waterfall feature.

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Guy Fawkes Inn York #Review

Guy Fawkes Inn York Review: January 2020

We all remember the 1605 attempt to blow up parliament and the ‘Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot’.

Now it is your chance to relive history in the shoes of Guy Fawkes and enjoy a unique experience by staying in the alleged birthplace of the notorious Guido Fawkes conspiracy plotter aka Guy Fawkes.

Warmly welcomed and looked after throughout by the lovely team including Delightful Dan and super Stacey.

Our fabulous four poster room had bags of character including the most amazing four poster bed and 3 large windows with the most wonderful views of the majestic York Minster cathedral.

The Guy Fawkes medieval Inn is located within a prime spot adjacent to the York Mister Cathedral in York city centre and the views from our room – just breath-taking and the ideal photo opportunity.

Our room had all the modern conveniences including a flat screen television and tea tray with biscuits.

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The Judge’s Lodging Inn York #Review

The Judge’s Lodging Inn York Review: February 2020

Think relaxed luxury, charm and elegance, the Judge’s Lodging located in an enviable postcode in the centre of York, in north-east England, perfectly situated in the main hub for easy access to all the city’s main attractions.

A gorgeous Grade I listed building, a Georgian townhouse steeped in charm and history, whereby the building’s origins date back to 1710 when it was built as a private residence.

Eventually, after the passing of the owner, the building became the residence of judges attending the Assize court sessions and remained so until around 1976.

The Judges adorn the walls and at Christmas things are rather grand with the addition of a gorgeously decorated Christmas tree.

This stunning residence has a restaurant, two bars, along with some quirky fixtures and fittings providing some super special character rooms.

Feature rooms at the Judge’s Lodging always have that extra character and detail.

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My Best Manchester Hotels #Review

My Best Manchester Hotels – Review: December 2019

The 2019 Christmas Festive season is now in full flow, so why not treat yourself, head to Manchester for a well deserved break and enjoy an exciting range of Christmassy activities and entertainment options.

To enjoy Manchester to the maximum and in comfort, book into one of Manchester’s marvellous hotels.

Here are my best Manchester hotels in no particular order…

DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly

The DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly, is just a few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, so ideal to go from train to room in record time.

An exciting, electric and eclectic part of the city where you can even watch Manchester’s iconic yellow trams pass by.

Rooms provide a cosy base and hotel facilities include a gym, business facilities and the onsite Store Street Craft Bar and Store Street Exchange restaurant, whose tag line is ‘Exchange the ordinary for something Extraordinary’ and they are not wrong.

INNSiDE by Melia Manchester

Just a short walk away from Deansgate and Manchester Central, INNSIDE by Melia, is located in the vibrant and fabulous First Street development in the heart of Manchester city centre.

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Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury #Review

Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review: December 2019

The Christmas season is now in full flow, so now is the time to treat yourself to a Christmas stay away.

The Village Hotel Bury in greater Manchester is the perfect place for fabulous festive times and the welcome at reception is warm and wonderful.

They have gone all out on the festive décor including this cute Christmas scene.

Make your stay even more super by opting for one of the classy Club rooms.

Our contemporary club room bed was super snug and cosy with these funky cushions.

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Christmas Gifting; An Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two with Red Letter Days #Review

Christmas Gifting; An Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two with Red Letter Days – Review: November 2019

The Christmas season is nearing, finding unique and personal quality gifts can be a strain, so take the stress out of gifting and letter Red Letter Days do the hard work for you.

The Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two package is perfectly presented in this Robin Red envelope with gift card, making this a gorgeous gift.

Gift your family, friends and loved ones a lovely Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two package where they can choose from a whole range of countryside hotel locations.

We decided to escape the hustle and bustle at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

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Rowton Hall Country House Hotel & Spa Chester #Review

Rowton Hall Country House Hotel & Spa Chester Review: November 2019 

A hidden Chester gem, Rowton Hall Country House Hotel & spa is located 10/15 minutes away from Chester city centre.

Away from the hustle and bustle, Rowton Hall, provides guests with a cosy Country house spa stay, the ideal place to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Warmly welcomed at check in right from the word go you are treated as a valued and honoured guest.

The hallway and sophisticated staircase up to our room set the tone for our stay; elegant, indulgent and simply gorgeous.

Our beautiful bedroom split over two levels was a cosy snug hub with fluffy monogrammed robes, slippers and flipflops all provided to use for the duration of our stay.

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Gift a Thrilling Trick or a Luxury Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift – #Review

Gift a Thrilling Trick or a Luxury Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift – Review: October 2019

BuyAGift offer a whole range of Spooktacular packages perfect for your Halloween celebrations.

Family Frights

Family Frights include a marvellous mysterious magical Harry Potter Walking Tour of London for Two, so make sure the Witches and Wizards of the family have their wands at the ready just in case he who shall not be named makes an appearance.

Make Halloween a family night out and enjoy a tour for two adults and two children and choose from one of the following ghoulish tours; The Haunted Lantern Tour (Warwick); The Eerie Shadow Tour (Coventry); The Witches Tour (Leamington Spa); Warwick Paranormal Adventure
or Coventry Paranormal Adventure.

London’s murky past hides some dark times, learn all about London’s historical spookiness with a pass for 1 adult and 1 child to the London Bridge Experience.

Adult Scare Nights

Crank up the scare factor and enjoy a frightfully fabulous adult Halloween night.

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Enjoy a whole range of terrifying activities such as the London Sweeney Todd Tour for two, Jack the Ripper Walking Tour for Two and the Haunted Pub Tour for two.

Halloween Treats 

Fright night too much, well take the scare out of Halloween this season and enjoy a Luxury Treat for two.

Indulge in some much needed you time and treat yourself and a plus one to a super spa package with BuyAGift.

The package includes a full indulgent spa day at the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester city centre.

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Hotel Indigo York #Review

Hotel Indigo York Review: October 2019

Located on one of the oldest streets in York, the Hotel Indigo York, in the Walmgate neighbourhood is a cosy, cute and quaint hub.

Décor takes inspiration from York’s historic rich chocolatey past and heritage.  Leanne and the reception team warmly welcomed us and whisked us straight up to our room.

The most superior rooms are finished to a high specification with quality fixtures and fittings creating a lovely place to stay while you enjoy your York adventures.

Immediately to the right, a deep sunken standalone bath, situated in a clean and contemporary open plan living space with vanity area, complimentary toiletries and a wonderful walk in double person shower with side spray jets and rainfall showers.

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