Food and drink

The Best of Greek Cuisine, Mezes

March 5, 2011 Jack 0

One of the simple pleasures in life is indulging in a long, leisurely lunch of mezes in the delicious shade of a Greek taverna’s vine covered courtyard. […]

Hotels

Hotel Fiona

February 20, 2011 Jack 0

Hotel Fiona is exactly what I expect from a family run small Greek hotel; charming old town house with clean rooms that are typically Greek minimalist (regular visitors to Greece will know that’s code for quite basic), courtyards filled with potted flowers… […]

Asturias

Bal Hotel Spa

February 17, 2011 Jack 0

From the outside Bal Hotel Spa looks like a typical top of the range out of town hotel with a slight Alpine appearance. Inside the brand spanking new décor is sleekly chic […]

Asturias

NH Palacio de Ferrera

February 17, 2011 Jack 0

Beautifully decorated, lots of interesting nooks and crannies, super location in a fascinating city and with a semi-secret garden in which to stretch the legs the Palacio de Ferrera has a lot going for it… […]

Asturias

Melía Hotel de la Reconquista

February 17, 2011 Jack 0

In a city with a lovely old quarter featuring historic architecture, the Melía Hotel de la Reconquista feels like an appropriate base from which to go exploring… […]

Barcelona

Hotel Eurostars Laietana Palace

February 10, 2011 Jack 0

Situated right on the edge of the Barri Gòtic quarter you can pretty much fall out the Hotel Eurostars Laietana Palace and into a cool bar, stylish restaurant or stunning landmark. […]

Hotels

Hotel Chaaya Citadel, Kandy

February 10, 2011 Jack 0

I don’t expect hotels in Sri Lanka to offer the same as a four or five star beach front hotel in a purpose built populist tourist resort but I do hope for a ‘Buzz’ factor. Stepping out onto my balcony at the Hotel Citadel I got exactly what I wanted… […]