May 26, 2024

Ockenden Manor, Sussex

The modern spa building and guestrooms could hardly be more different to those of the main building but the contrast doesn’t jar one bit. The dining was good and the youthful staff did a grand job.

Leicester Marriott

This is a great business and conference centre that suited me equally well for leisure needs. I was thoroughly impressed at every turn. The only minor fly in the ointment is the parking.

Point A, London Liverpool Street

The hotel is in a good location for business in the City and connections elsewhere in the capital. Tucked away on a quiet street, it is a good budget refuge with fairly basic but attractive guestrooms – and some great rates for advance bookings.

Residence Inn London Kensington

This is a well-run, smart and attractive aparthotel with a good range of suites – and the roof terrace was a nice bonus. My suite was certainly well suited to longer stays although my patience with the small number of elevators might be tested at busy times!

Native Glasgow

Native’s first Scottish property provided an ultra-comfortable stay in a spacious apartment. Impressive is the way the building's conversion incorporates original features such as terrazzo flooring, fireplaces and several windows restored by the same family firm that first fitted them in 1906.

Staybridge Suites London – Stratford City

Its location within Westfield Stratford City means it welcomes plenty of shoppers, but its strategic position between Stratford and Stratford International stations and proximity to Canary Wharf and London City Airport appears to ensure there's a steady stream of business guests too.

Cheval Three Quays, London

While it's easy to dwell on the views that Three Quays' River View apartments command – which make this a top choice for those looking to wow executives visiting from overseas – it should be noted that this property comfortably fulfils its 'luxury residence' billing with well-equipped and tastefully decorated apartments and good service too.

Staycity Aparthotels, Birmingham

Perfect for a short stay in Birmingham for those that want to be self-sufficient. Staff were friendly and helpful and made you feel very welcome upon arrival. The location is within easy access of some of Birmingham’s main attractions.

Hyatt House, Washington DC, USA

Just three blocks south of the National Mall and a few minutes’ walk from L’Enfant Plaza and other downtown business areas, this is an excellent alternative to the many hotels in the Penn Quarter and Du Pont Circle areas.

The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury, Dorset

The Grosvenor Arms is a delightful historic hotel in a lovely market town setting. It exudes a homely atmosphere with rustic but stylish decor and its facilities belie its small size.