Hotels

LLG Travels: Hotel Santa Teresa, Rio de Janiero

September 3, 2013 Hotels

Anyone who spends time in hotels knows that there are lots of different types: There’s the time warp country house hotel, the boutique, the budget, the modern luxe, the corporate conference, the mid price box with a bed, the roadside chain…I think I’ve stayed in an exemplar of each, but my least favourite is the [...]

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Stays: Travelodge Great Yarmouth Acle

July 15, 2013 Hotels

A bed with clean linen and a bathroom with hot water, I think we can all agree, is a guest’s basic requirement of a hotel. How impressive then of the Travelodge Great Yarmouth Acle to ensure that they provide this – and pretty much nothing else. And how bourgeois of me to think that a [...]

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LLG Stays: Hidden Hotel, Paris

July 5, 2013 Hotels

I travel to Paris a lot. At least once a month, usually for work in some way, whether for the shows, (couture and pret a porter) or to visit clients, or attend press events. That means I am slowly working my way through a list of Parisian hotels, and am trying to stay in a [...]

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LLG Hotel Reviews: The Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

March 27, 2013 Hotels

I am generally well-disposed towards  Hotel du Vins. They’re usually in interesting buildings, located in Britain’s more interesting towns, with comfortable and considered rooms, and really good bistros with, as you may have worked out from the name, serious wine lists. When they first launched in the UK, they were pretty much the first proper [...]

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LLG Travel Review: Clift Hotel, San Francisco

February 18, 2013 Hotels

There’s a soft spot in my heart for the Morgans Hotel Group: I started my magazine career at Conde Nast Traveller back in the day, and its hotels were always at the top of our  review lists, as properties that always changed the way people thought about hotels. So I’ve reviewed them for work, and stayed [...]

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LLG Travels: Posetta Baddog Visits The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.

January 1, 2013 Cornwall

( Mawgan Porth Beach, seen from the terrace of The Scarlet.) I’m sure I don’t have to explain just how far my nose was put out of joint when Mummy LLG & Mummy Lil’sis buggered off to The Scarlet Hotel in  Cornwall in the summer of 2010 without me.  I couldn’t believe it: beaches for me [...]

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LLG Travels: Hotel Review. Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex

December 5, 2012 Hotels

Of all the hotels I have stayed in, Bailiffscourt is the one that has felt most like a home; granted if by that we mean the home of fabulously bonkers, gloriously eccentric and extremely wealthy (in that shrugged off English upper middle class manner) people.

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Hotel Review: Hotel Pavillon de La Reine, Place des Vosges, Paris

November 26, 2012 Hotels

I’ve always adored staying away from home: the escape from quotidian reality, the Room of One’s Own…really the appeal is endless. I can get joy from a humble room above a pub, or a seaside B&B, a tent in a field, or a shiny five star: to me they are all equally enjoyable. So, whilst [...]

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LLG Hotel Reviews: The Legend Hotel, Saint Germain, Paris

October 17, 2012 Hotels

You may remember that during the AW12 pret a porter shows, I stayed in a hotel room in Paris that had a rabbit exploding out of the wall, mushrooms growing on the counterpane, and a Cheshire Cat draped upon the sofa. That was the Hotel Seven, and the glory of its Alice in Wonderland suite.  [...]

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LLG Hotels: Video of my room at Hotel de la Tremoille, Paris

September 20, 2012 Hotels

You may remember that I stayed in the divine Hotel de la Tremoille in Paris last month. Here’s the little video that I shot in my room. (If you are viewing this in the Daily LLG Email, then you will need to clock through to the blog to watch it.)   LLG was a guest of Hotel [...]

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