Windsor, Berkshire

The Macdonald Windsor Hotel & Caleys Scottish Steakhouse

I have wanted to visit Windsor for such a long time and after a few days in Brighton and London, we had the perfect opportunity. My Mum and I boarded a train from Paddington and within 40 minutes we arrived in Windsor. During our trip, we were invited to stay at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel which is conveniently located right across from Windsor Castle. If you want to see all about my trip to Windsor Castle, you can read all about it here. Although Windsor is quite a small town, you literally couldn’t be more central than this hotel. This…

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Staying at the Hotel Kong Arthur & Spa, Copenhagen

Sitting along Copenhagen’s inner lakes is the Hotel Kong Arthur which was my temporary home whilst in the city. The boutique hotel is around a 20-minute walk from the centre of Copenhagen and only a short walk from Nørreport Metro Station which has connections across the city and to the airport. Also nearby to the hotel is Torvehallerne Food Market, The Botanical Gardens and Rosenborg Castle. This meant we could get up and out early and head to these sights before they got too busy. We arrived into Copenhagen mid-afternoon and headed straight to the hotel to check-in. The lobby was…

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Manchester, UK

A Weekend In Manchester with Mercure

The weekend before Christmas, I was invited along to Manchester by the lovely people at Talented Talkers and Mercure to take part in their #ExperienceMercure Campaign. Of course, I said yes and invited Hayley along for the ride. A little warning that this post is pretty festive for mid-January! First stop after arriving at Manchester Piccadilly was obviously for food. We had a few recommendations about checking out The Northern Quarter and decided on one of my favourite places; Almost Famous (my Leeds AF review). I knew Hayley would love it here, especially with the crazy maple candy and bacon…

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Birmingham, West Midlands

AC Hotel by Marriott, Birmingham

Last month, I headed down to Birmingham for a couple of days to see Hayley, visit the Christmas Market and also go to the Clothes Show. If you are a new reader, I actually used to live in Birmingham whilst I was at University so it was quite lovely to visit. The city has changed so much in the past 18 months, it seems that the moment I left everything changed.One of the new additions is the AC Hotel by Marriott which is located canalside in The Mailbox (pictured below). I arrived into the city around lunchtime. I was a little…

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travel

The Grosvenor Hotel, London

It’s becoming a tradition that I MUST visit London before Christmas. Who can resist all of the beautifully decorated department stores, lights and of course, Winter Wonderland? London at Christmas is my favourite. My Grandma and I took a festive trip a couple of weeks ago to the capital and stayed at The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria. The hotel was conveniently located right by Victoria train with a discreet entrance directly onto the station concourse. This was so handy when we were coming and going via the Underground Station. I believe the Gatwick Express departs from Victoria Station so the…

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