United Kingdom Journals

Nights in UK Hotels

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A travel journal to United Kingdom by Cat19

Quote: This journal contains reviews of various hotels around the UK. The majority of my stays were for one night, although I have visited one or two more than once.

The Dorchester

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Hotel | "Stylish Stopover"

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I have been fortunate enough to stay at the Dorchester Hotel in London on two occasions. I made both bookings directly with the hotel as none of the usual intermediaries were able to offer better rates.I arrived at the hotel by taxi and doormen in green morning coats and top hats immediately rushed to open the door, welcome me and after I got out of the taxi they unloaded my luggage and brought it inside. Although there was not a queue at reception on either occasion, the check-in process is quite slow. I am not sure why, but they seem to spend a great deal of time working out what room should be allocated. Despite being attended to straight away, check in easily takes 20 minutes. On o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

The Dorchester
53 Park Ln
London, England W1K
0871 223 5000

Sofitel London Gatwick

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Hotel | "Flying Visit"

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I have made several flights from Gatwick in recent years. On my most recent trip, I decided that rather than run the gauntlet of the M25 first thing on a Monday morning, I would book an airport hotel the night before and start the day at a more leisurely pace.The main reason I chose the Sofitel was its highly convenient location, we were not planning to get to the airport until the evening, had to return our hire car and the last thing I felt I would want to do would be faff around with airport hotel buses. No need to do this with the Sofitel as it is connected to the North Terminal by a covered walkway.We arrived at Gatwick at about 8pm, dropped off the hire car and crossed t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

Sofitel London Gatwick
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport
London, England
0870 400 8494

Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel

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Hotel | "Dart to the Shops!"

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The Hilton Hotel Dartford is in a particularly insalubrious part of Kent, literally a few moments from the Dartford crossing toll booths. However it is ideally situated for the Bluewater shopping centre and as my husband and I were having a late evening at the Bluewater cinema, we decided to book the hotel rather than face a tiring drive home to north Hertfordshire.As we approached the hotel over the Dartford Bridge we were quite concerned about the proximity to the main roads but in fact as we got closer we decided it was probably set back far enough for traffic noise to be a non issue. The hotel has a reasonable appearance close up as you can see from the dooyoo picture, but it really...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 26, 2009

Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel
Masthead Close
Dartford, United Kingdom DA2
+44 1322 284444

Premier Inn

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Hotel | "Purple Place"

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My family recently had a get together in our northern hometown, but a shortage of beds in the family home meant that some local accommodation was required. As I had left it until the last minute and knew one sister had booked the Premier Inn in Milnrow (Rochdale), I skipped the research and booked myself in as well.I booked through the hotel chain's own website and found the process to be very straight forward, I had a confirmed reservation within minutes. I did double check I had the right hotel before I confirmed as this inn is officially called the Rochdale Premier Inn but I personally tend to think of Milnrow and Rochdale separately and thought there could be two hotels (there isn't)....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

Premier Inn
Newhey Road
Rochdale, United Kingdom OL16 4JF
+44 8701 977 219

Clough Manor

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Hotel | "Lancashire Nights"

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Another weekend and another family gathering in the north. A hotel for a couple of nights was required and I decided to try Clough Manor in Denshaw, which despite the grand name is a small boutique hotel with, I believe, about 25 bedrooms. Denshaw is one of a few extremely pretty villages surrounded by the Saddleworth Moors. It is a few minutes drive from junction 22 of the M62 and only about twenty-five minutes drive from Manchester city centre. I had made my booking through laterooms.com and was pleased with the rate of £55 per night inclusive of breakfast for two.We arrived around midday, parked up and took a few moments to admire the stunning views from this high vantage...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

Clough Manor
Rochdale Road - Denshaw - Saddleworth
Lancashire, United Kingdom OL3 5UE
+44 1457 87 1040

Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel

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Hotel | "Conferencing in the Cotswolds"

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Earlier this year I decided that it would be a good idea to take some training courses in order to demonstrate that I was keeping up with recent developments in my choosen occupation. A few hours later I was booked on a two and a half day residential course which was to be held in the Cotswold Water Park Hotel, part of the Four Pillars Hotel chain.My hotel accommodation was booked by the course organisers and included in the course fee paid. However I decided to arrive the day before in order to avoid a very early start on the first morning of the course. The hotel website was offering rooms for £80 a night but before booking I called to see if there was a better delegate rate available...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel
Spine Road East - South Cerney
Gloucester, England GL7 5FP
(44) 01285 864000

Quebecs The Leeds Town House

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Hotel | "Jelly Beans and Honesty Bar"

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The days of kipping down on friend’s available floors, sofas or bathtubs are long behind me now that I am (well) into my 30’s. So when I knew we were going to Leeds to meet up with some friends for I set about finding some more suitable accommodation in the city centre.I have never attempted to use expedia to find a UK hotel before but it came up with several options same as it does for any other city in the world. The attractive photographs of the interior of the boutique hotel Quebec caught my eye amongst the bunch of Leeds hotels, many of which were part of large chains and were ugly 1960’s style, grey brick and glass buildings. Quebecs had five different categories of room available ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

Quebecs The Leeds Town House
9 QUEBEC STREET
Leeds, United Kingdom LS1 2HA
44 113 2448989