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The Ritz London
The Ritz London, London
The Ritz London
5 Star Rating

The Ritz has set a standard of excellence matched by few other hotels since opening its doors by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz back in 1906, marking its 110th anniversary 2016. The Ritz has held its position as one...


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Five Star Afternoon Tea at TING reviews
Afternoon Tea at TING, London
Afternoon Tea at TING

Ting is located in the Shangri-La Hotel on the 35th floor of the Shard. Being on the 35th floor the views over London are stunning, and with impeccable service we had a delightful afternoon tea experience. We selected the English afternoon tea with a glass of the Duval-Leroy champagne, an elegant champagne with a personality to match our wonderful surroundings....

Five Star Chutney Mary reviews
Chutney Mary, London
Chutney Mary

After visiting their Chelsea location, we were very excited to visit the newly opened Chutney Mary located in St Jamesís. Situated in the heart of Londonís West End this is the perfect location to start your evening. We had an impeccable evening of fine Indian cuisine, the staff really understand the art of hospitality and the chefís clearly understand the art...

Five Star Roux at The Landau reviews
Roux at The Landau, London
Roux at The Landau

Roux at the Landau is overseen by Michel Roux Jr and his father Albert, its located inside The Langham a few steps from Oxford Circus. We had a secluded table area tucked away within an alcove, which provided an almost completely private dining experience. Roux at the Landau is one of my...

Five Star Ett Hem reviews
Ett Hem, Stockholm
Ett Hem

Ett Hem can be found located in Stockholm. This is actually a tough review to write - as there are so many special elements to share. This is a hotel with character, style and luxury in abundance. Once a former office block, the building itself has a wealth of character; and that's even before you enter the building - it has the presence of, perhaps, an old Victorian...

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Four Star West Park Hotel reviews
West Park Hotel, West Park Hotel

The West Park Hotel is located in Harrogate. Itís in a great location if youíre interested in doing a spot of shopping as it sits on a promenade of shops and is just a short walk from the town centre. The hotel also overlooks...

Five Star The Pig reviews
The Pig, The Pig

The original Pig Hotel located in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest provided the template for the brands later additions. One of which is Bertís Box, which opened its doors less than a year ago. The box was designed...

Five Star The Ox reviews
The Ox, The Ox

Located in Bristolís city centre The Ox Bristol offers a mysterious experience. With just a small logo featured above the door itís not until you walk downstairs and enter the intimate, seductively lit restaurant that you...

Five Star Blenheim Palace reviews
Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace

Located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Blenheim Palace is definitely worth a visit if youíre visiting this wonderfully historic city. With extensive grounds and a quintessentially British facade, this stunning 18th-century building...

Five Star The Big Feastival reviews
The Big Feastival, The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival is an annual event located in the Cotswolds on Alex Jamesí farm. For those who are not familiar with the name Alex James, they may remember him as the bassist in Blur, and heís now a cheese-maker. This feastival...

Four Star The Ragged Cot reviews
The Ragged Cot, The Ragged Cot

The Ragged Cot is a country pub set in the heart of Gloucestershire. Itís just a stoneís throw from Stroud and Minchinhampton Common, one of the largest commons in the Cotswolds and a place where cattle roam freely and you...

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