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Highland Hotel Strathpeffer Review: Great Stay With Our Dog

Looking to stay in Strathpeffer? Well check out this review of the Highland Hotel Strathpeffer, which includes a video tour of the room. What is the Highland Hotel Strathpeffer Like? The Highland Hotel is a large hotel in a historic building. The hotel has a wood panelled lounge and dining area and some stained glass windows. The hotel is set at the top of the hill overlooking Strathpeffer village. There are trees and greenery around the hotel and it is a very easy walk into the village itself. The Highland Hotel has been used extensively as a hotel for tour… Read More »Highland Hotel Strathpeffer Review: Great Stay With Our Dog

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Southerness Self Catering Review: Video Tour of Dog Friendly Chalet

Are you planning a Southerness self catering holiday? Well check out this review based on a 1 week stay in Southerness in November 2021. 1. Southerness Self Catering – Getting To Southerness Southerness is a coastal village located south of Dumfries. It is about 25 minutes from Dumfries centre. 2. Southerness Self Catering – Southerness Village – What’s There? The village of Southerness is dominated by the caravan park. It stretches around the bay and has it’s own entertainment centre, restaurant, takeaway, swimming pool and leisure facilities. There are some residences and along the shore there are a number of… Read More »Southerness Self Catering Review: Video Tour of Dog Friendly Chalet

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The Bank House Uttoxeter Review: Quirky Hotel In City Centre with Friendly Pigeons

Are you looking for a hotel in Uttoxeter? Check out this review including a video tour of the Bank House Uttoxeter. It’s definitely a bit quirky! 1. The Bank House Uttoxeter: Address and Telephone Number The Bank House Uttoxeter Address; Church St, Uttoxeter ST14 8AG The Bank House Uttoxeter Telephone Number; 01889 566922 2. The Bank House Uttoxeter: Directions If you approach the hotel from the Dove roundabout take a right turn in Silver Street and you will come to a car park. Enter the car park and then to the left you will see the car park for The… Read More »The Bank House Uttoxeter Review: Quirky Hotel In City Centre with Friendly Pigeons

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Holiday Inn Luton Airport Review: Great Value, Easy To Access – Ideal Overnight

Are you looking for a great hotel that is minutes from Luton Airport? With comfy rooms and good prices? Then check out my review of a 1 night stay at the Holiday Inn Luton Airport including a video room tour. 1. Holiday Inn Luton Airport Location The address of the Holiday Inn Luton Airport is; London Luton Airport, Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LF The telephone number of the Holiday Inn Luton Airport is; 01582 218111 2. Holiday Inn Luton Airport to Terminal There is a shuttle service that runs between the Holiday Inn Luton Airport and the airport terminal building. Shuttle… Read More »Holiday Inn Luton Airport Review: Great Value, Easy To Access – Ideal Overnight

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Sleeperz Dundee Review: Fab City Break Hotel Opp. V&A

Is Sleeperz Dundee Good for a City Break? Sleeperz Dundee is a great option for a city break. It’s opposite the V&A Museum, opposite HMS Dundee and it’s right over the train station. It is easy to walk to the city centre attractions, restaurants and cafes too. It’s got modern rooms and a nice bar and restaurant area too. Check out this review of Sleeperz Dundee, including a video tour of a room, to see if it’s your perfect stay. You can also find great hotel prices for the whole of the Dundee area quickly! 1. Sleeperz Dundee Address and… Read More »Sleeperz Dundee Review: Fab City Break Hotel Opp. V&A

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Brodie Castle Review: A Quirky Castle & A Fabulous Play Area

Thinking of visiting Brodie Castle? You should because it really is a lovely spot. With lovely grounds to walk in, a quirky castle, cute cafe and a fabulous play area what’s not to like? Check out this guide for all you need to know 1. Brodie Castle: Address and Telephone Number Brodie Castle address is; Brodie, Forres IV36 2TE Brodie Castle telephone number is; 01309 641700 2. Brodie Castle: Location Brodie Castle is located just off the A96. The castle is accessed by following the signs off the A96 for Brodie Castle which is not the same place as Brodie… Read More »Brodie Castle Review: A Quirky Castle & A Fabulous Play Area

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Hilton Aberdeen TECA Review: Great For the Airport & Events

Looking for a real guest review of the Hilton Aberdeen Teca? Check out this review, including a video tour of a bedroom, from a 1 night stay in July 2021 Included in the review are details of the car parking, facilities and getting to the Hilton Aberdeen Teca. 1. Hilton Aberdeen Teca: Address The Hilton Aberdeen TECA address is; East Burn Road Aberdeen AB21 9FX The Hilton Aberdeen TECA phone number is; 01224 984111 2. Hilton Aberdeen: Location The Hilton Aberdeen is located just off the A96, right beside the P&J events arena. It is also very close to Aberdeen… Read More »Hilton Aberdeen TECA Review: Great For the Airport & Events

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Lonsdale House Bowness – A Quirky, Fun & Great Stay

Are you looking for somewhere to stay in Bowness on Windemere? If so check out this review of Lonsdale House Bowness, a great hotel located just at the top of the main street in Bowness, within easy reach of all the attractions. Londsdale House Bowness – A Great Stay A very memorable stay with lots of laughs and a gorgeous four poster attic room Due to attending a training course in Bowness on Windemere I needed to stay at a hotel for 3 nights, ideally close to where the training course was taking place. I chose Lonsdale House Bowness because… Read More »Lonsdale House Bowness – A Quirky, Fun & Great Stay

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Fabulous Forres Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Looking for a Forres self catering holiday cottage? Dog friendly? Rural countryside location? Easy access to Forres? Surrounded by wildlife with walks on the doorstep? Great! Then check out my review of a Wee Gem, a fabulous Forres self catering holiday cottage just 3.5 miles from Forres itself. Here is everything you need to know including a video tour of the inside of the cottage. Forres Self Catering Cottage – Booking Wee Gem I booked A Wee Gem through Cottages.com because I had previously booked a holiday cottage stay but had been unable to go due to travel restrictions in… Read More »Fabulous Forres Self Catering Holiday Cottage

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Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab Algarve Hotel With Amazing Location

Are you looking for a great hotel in Albufeira? Right on the beach? With great facilities? Well fab. You are in the right place. Check out my review of a the 4 Star Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira. 1. Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Location The Sol E Mar is located in Albufeira. This is one of the main resorts in the Algarve. The hotel itself is located beside the sea in a great location for exploring the old town and beach areas alike. 2. Getting to the Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira Fo our stay we booked a… Read More »Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab Algarve Hotel With Amazing Location

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Vidamar Resort Algarve Review – Fantastic Resort Hotel in Fab Location

Are you looking for a great resort styled hotel with everything in one place? Then check out my review of a 3 night stay at the Vidamar Resort Algarve. It’s a lovely hotel, with great rooms, plus spa facilities, beach access and a choice of restaurants. 1. Vidamar Resort Algarve – Address The address of the Vidamar Resort Algarve is: R. da Boca da Alagoa Lote 1, 8200-424 Guia, Portugal The telephone number of the Vidamar Resort Algarve is: +351 289 038 000 2. Vidamar Resort Algarve – Location The Vidamar Resort is set close to the gorgeous Algarve coast.… Read More »Vidamar Resort Algarve Review – Fantastic Resort Hotel in Fab Location

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Vilamoura Holiday Review: Top Tips and Info To Help You Plan

Are you considering a Vilamoura holiday? Well that’s great to hear – it’s a lovely destination and I enjoyed a lovely holiday there. Read on for everything I learned during my holiday in Vilamoura including things to do, a fabulous circular drive and two great hotels that I stayed in. First off let’s deal with a common question visitors ask; Is Vilamoura Nicer Than Albufeira? For a holiday experience that is a bit quieter and calmer then Vilamoura is a better choice than Albufeira. There are great facilities, a lovely marina and lots of green spaces. Vilamoura is still within… Read More »Vilamoura Holiday Review: Top Tips and Info To Help You Plan

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Village Hotel Solihull – Great Resort Style Hotel Nr Airport

Looking to stay at the Village Hotel Solihull? It’s in a great location for Birmingham airport and has a restaurant, coffee shop, gym and spa as well. Check out this review of a 3 night stay. I chose to stay at the Village Hotel Solihull for 3 nights because I was on a leisure trip and I wanted to stay somewhere where I could easily get to and from Birmingham Airport. My flights to the Scottish Highlands were to and from Birmingham Airport with Flybe (these flights are now operated by Loganair). Getting to the Village Hotel Solihull I had… Read More »Village Hotel Solihull – Great Resort Style Hotel Nr Airport

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Ibis Birmingham New Street – Great Location in the City Centre

Are you looking for a hotel within easy access of Birmingham New Street station? Are you looking for a city centre hotel with parking nearby? Want to be close to the Birmingham Hippodrome, the Chinese Quarter, the Bullring market? Well the Ibis Birmingham New Street is in a great location for you. Check out my review of a one night stay in March 2019. 1. Getting to the Ibis Birmingham New Street Station It’s around a 10 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station to the Ibis Birmingham New Street hotel. The map shows the route I took which seemed… Read More »Ibis Birmingham New Street – Great Location in the City Centre

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Ibis Birmingham Airport – Budget Hotel Review

Are you looking for a good budget priced hotel? This Ibis Birmingham Airport is located just across from the terminal. It’s just a short walk away and has great prices available. Check out my review of a one night stay. Ibis Birmingham Airport I stayed at the Ibis Budget Birmingham for one night, a Sunday, in February 2020. This was the 3rd hotel I stayed in during my trip and I stayed at the airport so I didn’t have to worry about travelling to the airport for my flight the next day. Birmingham Airport has flight connections to the Scottish… Read More »Ibis Birmingham Airport – Budget Hotel Review

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Sofitel London Gatwick – Great Hotel for Layovers & Overnights

Are you looking for a handily located Gatwick hotel? The Sofitel London Gatwick is linked by a walkway to the North Terminal. It’s super convenient and great for an overnight stay. It’s also great for layovers or even to relax in the lounge area. Sofitel London Gatwick I have stayed at the Sofitel London Gatwick number of times. It is one of my favourite Gatwick hotels. I have stayed overnight and also used it for day use inbetween flights. The hotel has 4.5 out of 5 from over 41,000 reviews, so it sounds like plenty of other guests like it… Read More »Sofitel London Gatwick – Great Hotel for Layovers & Overnights

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Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – 3 Night Stay Review Solo Female Stay

Looking to stay in Istanbul? Check out my review of the Suitel Bosphorus Taksim. I booked a stay at the Suitel Bosphorus Taksim for 4 nights in late October 2019/early November 2019. It was my first visit to Istanbul, a city I had wanted to visit for a long time. The pictures on the internet looked nice and the location looked handy for the things I wanted to visit, as well as for public transport connections from Taksim Square. Arriving Suitel Bosphorus Taksim I arrived later in the evening due to my flight time and getting from the airport in… Read More »Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – 3 Night Stay Review Solo Female Stay

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Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Fab Airport Hotel With Restaurant

Are you looking to stay beside Sabiha Gokcen airport? Check out my review of the ISG Sabiha Gokcen Airport hotel – it’s a lovely hotel, with great rooms and just a short shuttle (free) ride to the airport. The Sabiha Gokcen Airport hotel is actually an onsite hotel called the  ISG Airport Hotel. I stayed for one night in early November 2019 as I was flying out the next day from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku. Getting to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel I arrived on one of the transfer buses from Taksim Square which drops passengers at the upper level… Read More »Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Fab Airport Hotel With Restaurant

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Inverness Airport Hotel Review: Right Next to the Terminal!

Looking to stay at the Inverness airport hotel? Then check out this review of a 1 night stay. It includes a video tour of the room and views from the room which were of the runway! Read on for everything you need to know and to find the best prices available online for this great hotel. This hotel is the nearest to Inverness airport. There is no need for a shuttle because the airport is a 2 minute walk from the hotel front door. In December 2020 I stayed for one night at the new Inverness airport hotel. This is… Read More »Inverness Airport Hotel Review: Right Next to the Terminal!

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Village Hotel Aberdeen – Resort Hotel in Aberdeen Outskirts

Are you looking for a nice hotel located out of Aberdeen city centre? Somewhere with plenty of free parking and easy access? The Village Hotel Aberdeen is ideal for you if this is the case. Check out this one night review. (Please note that our stay was in the very early days of Covid19 restrictions being lifted, just enough to allow domestic travel. As such most of the hotel services were reduced.) Village Hotel Aberdeen – Pre Arrival After having a booking cancelled by another Aberdeen hotel on the day of arrival I was able to find a reasonable rate… Read More »Village Hotel Aberdeen – Resort Hotel in Aberdeen Outskirts

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Cheap Hotels Near Gatwick – Real Reviews of 5 Gatwick Hotels

Looking for cheap hotels near Gatwick? Great then this post is for you. Below you will find details of 5 cheap hotels near Gatwick, 4 on site and 1 off site all of which I have stayed in while travelling as a Tour Manager for holiday companies. At the bottom of the page you will find some FAQs regarding Gatwick Airport. Cheap Hotels Near Gatwick 1. Directly Connected Via Walkway to North Terminal The Super Sofitel I have stayed at the Sofitel Gatwick Airport a number of times. It’s my favourite hotel on this list of cheap hotels near Gatwick. I’ve used… Read More »Cheap Hotels Near Gatwick – Real Reviews of 5 Gatwick Hotels

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Inverness Airport Lounge Review: Super Friendly and Fab To Use

Looking to use Inverness airport lounge? It’s a regular stop for me and a great way to start a flight. Check out this guide to the facilities available at Inverness Airport lounge. 1. Inverness Airport Lounge Location Inverness airport lounge, operated by Aspire, is located through security. It is closest to Gate Number 3 and opposite the Stag and Thistle bar. You access the lounge through a set of double doors. There is a small desk in the entrance where you sign into the lounge. If no one is at the desk they will not be very far away at… Read More »Inverness Airport Lounge Review: Super Friendly and Fab To Use