It’s the question I dread more than any other: I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to recommend the perfect country house hotel – that last great, very British bastion of tranquil, timeless, cosseted good living – by people whose preferences, habits, tastes and affiliations are unknown to me. I also dread to think how often I got it wrong. Have I sent an Instagrammer in search of the perfect floor tile to a hotel with wall-to-wall swirly patterned carpet? We all like to think we’re uniquely authentic but really, when it comes to country house hotels, we mostly fall into one of seven tribes. I’ve encountered them all at country house hotels across our green and pleasant land, from farmhouses, castles, rectories, manor houses, shooting lodges and gentlemen’s residences. Each tribe, in its own way, adds to the joy of a country house hotel stay. The truth is, it’s not in the end the buildings themselves that I … [Read more...] about Country House Tribes: Which country house hotel is right for you?
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By J.M. Scott, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 8:05 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Click through for some interesting (and chilling) facts about the "haunted" Menger Hotel. Click through for some interesting (and chilling) facts about the "haunted" Menger Hotel. Photo: San Antonio Express News Photo: San Antonio Express News Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Click through for some interesting (and chilling) facts about the "haunted" Menger Hotel. Click through for some interesting (and chilling) facts about the "haunted" Menger Hotel. Photo: San Antonio Express News How the Menger Hotel came to be San Antonio's most 'haunted' hotel 1 / 37 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about How the Menger Hotel came to be San Antonio’s most ‘haunted’ hotel
EXCITING new destinations, great-value flights and some inspiring places to stay – there is plenty to keep everyone happy in 2019. Even Brexit fears are failing to stop us doing what we love most – travelling to our favourite hotspots across the Med and far beyond. LISA MINOT and JACOB LEWIS pick the best of what’s new in hotels, flights, destinations, cruises and attractions in 2019. Get a room! THREE exciting new hotels will be arriving in London next year. Expect hipster luxury at a former council office in Kings Cross when The Standard opens. Hard Rock will bring its musical brand to a hotel where Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross and Bob Dylan once stayed, at the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane opposite Hyde Park. And Hyatt’s conversion of the Metropolitan Police’s former home, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, is due to open towards the end of the year. Guests will be able to stay in the building where police pursued some of Britain’s most notorious … [Read more...] about The best hotels, flights, destinations, cruises and attractions of 2019
A neighbourhood guide to the best areas to stay in Berlin, as chosen by our resident expert, including the hippest hotels in Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Charlottenburg/West Berlin. Mitte (City Centre) Berlin’s central area – conveniently called Mitte, or ‘middle’ – encompasses many of the city’s tourist hubs, including Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, the Nikolaiviertel and Unter den Linden. Here you will find a heady mix of sights (Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag, TV Tower) alongside a buzzy blend of shops, cafés, restaurants and clubs that are more or less equally split between the touristy and the trendy. Soho House Berlin Berlin, Germany 9 Telegraph expert rating Soho House Berlin is a stylish world unto itself, offering decadent interiors, excellent drinking and dining and a rooftop pool. Close to Alexanderplatz and Mitte, it’s conveniently central, and an ideal destination accommodation … [Read more...] about Where to stay in Berlin: hotels by district
By Norma Meyer | | PUBLISHED: December 7, 2018 at 10:59 pm | UPDATED: December 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm I’ll stand poker-faced over Wild Bill Hickok’s grave, have a behemoth buffalo lick my jeep, and peer up at four 60-foot-tall presidential noggins. But first, my hotel-provided hand-held K2 ghost detector is flickering in our haunted Room 812. This is where a bride now known as the “Lady in White” committed suicide in 1937, and my (paranormal-scoffing) husband and I are spending four nights. We’re in the storied 90-year-old Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, our base to explore South Dakota’s wonders including astounding Mount Rushmore and the ruggedly spectacular Badlands. Harsh wind and water sculpted the stunning Badlands, home to Oglala Sioux Indians for generations. (Photo by Norma Meyer) The giant “Jackalope” and a nickel cup of coffee are just two reasons for visiting kitschy Wall Drug Store on the edge of the Badlands. (Photo by … [Read more...] about Travel: South Dakota sights include Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, bison, Badlands and a ‘haunted’ hotel