A guide to Central London hotels for around £50

London is not somewhere you can find accommodation cheaply… or is it? Working, but not living in London, has meant that over the past six months, I’ve had to search high and low for the budget accommodation which won’t get me killed or — worse? — give me bedbugs. It’s no easy task; the average … Read more

Review: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split

The exterior and entrance of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split

For such a popular travel destination, it’s surprising that there are so few 5-star hotels in Split, particularly those from recognisable brands. In fact, there’s only two from international brands, one of which — AC Hotel Split by Marriott — has only just opened in recent weeks. Wanting more of a beachfront location than the … Read more

Review: Valamar Dubrovnik President

Typically a city traveller, I was excited to have the rare opportunity to experience a beachfront hotel on a recent trip to Dubrovnik as the first stop in a family vacation to Croatia. Specifically, I was to experience the Valamar President hotel, a 5-star hotel, rated among the very best in Dubrovnik — perhaps even … Read more

Review: NOX – Edgware Road, London

A large NOX, Maida Vale logo on the left, with the reception desk of the hotel lobby to the right

As someone who stays in London on a weekly basis, I’m always looking for new and interesting places to stay that don’t break the bank. Usually this leads to nothing better than a newly-opened Travelodge, or maybe a micro room in a monochrome hotel. Sometimes however, something new pops up for a good price — … Read more

Review: Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

The hotel sign at the front entrance of the Kimpton Charlotte Square

I recently had the chance to stay at the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh for a family staycation over the Christmas period. As a local resident, I don’t often have the opportunity to try out the city’s hotels, and this is something I was keen to put right. Edinburgh has a few high-end options … Read more

Review: Kip Hotel, London

Ever since capsule hotels began to become popular outside of Asia, I’ve been keeping a keen eye on their spread into Europe. To my disappointment, the UK still doesn’t seem to have embraced them to the same extent as other countries, and that surprises me. As much as I enjoy luxury hotels and resorts, I’m … Read more