Media

Our clients gain extensive media coverage and appear in newspapers, magazines, on television and online. The online coverage secured, is all first person journalist reviews following visits by these journalists to experience a hotel. These reviews appear on newspaper websites, magazine websites and travel blogs, where they remain for years, allowing people from around the world to read.

Here is a selection of some of our online coverage achieved for our clients:

Harpers Media

Jardin des Douars - Harper's Bazaar

Hotels are often described as hidden gems, but Le Jardin des Douars, nestled away in the hills of Essaouria, Morocco, must truly be the most special and secluded of them all. In fact, so prized is it as a secret oasis, that one Harper's Bazaar member actually pleaded with us not to write about it. But, here we go...

Tatler Media

Llangoed Hall - Tatler

First thing to learn: two 'll's together in Welsh means you make a 'cl' sound. So it's actually 'Clangoed' Hall. Got that? Marvellous. This place used to belong to Laura Ashley's husband, Bernard, who bought it two years after the designer died and decorated it in her trademark style before it opened as a hotel in 1990. Very much a country-house hotel, it's perfect for a spoiling weekend on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and magnificently comfortable, with Laura Ashley traces still in evidence - pretty floral bedspreads in enormous, thick-carpeted bedrooms and Whistler sketches on the walls.

The i Newspaper Media

Middlethorpe Hall - The i Newspaper

I arise from the four-poster bed slip into my rich, cotton dressing gown and while I wait for my dresser, take in the rolling turf, stately trees and luxuriant richness of the view from one of the bedroom’s tall sash windows. Actually, it turns out to be a rather long wait as I’m not, sadly, living in the 18th century or appearing in an episode of Downton Abbey. I am however staying in the stately surroundings of Middlethorpe Hall a William and Mary house owned by the National Trust but run as country house hotel. Our room on the first floor up a magnificent wooden staircase features all the adornments of a classy pad in the 18th century with the added of bonus of a en-suite bathroom, and flat-screen television.

Ultratravel Media

Jardin des Douars - Ultratravel: Daily Telegraph

Villa Basmah, Le Jardin des Douars; Morocco In Essaouira, Villa Basmah is a capacious terracotta-coloured retreat with a vast living area and numerous inviting alcoves. It comfortably accommodates the needs of multigenerational groups but in warm weathers guests inevitably gather on the terrace for refreshing dips in the pool and traditional snacks made by the villa's chef.

National Geographic Traveller Media

Middlethorpe Hall - National Geographic Traveller

Tucked away in a green-soaked lane, close to the racecourse, the redbrick building has National Trust written all over it. The 18th century country house, situated one-and-a-half miles from York, is crammed with charming quirks. The stone-clad entrance hallway mixes lavish manor house with a touch of grandma’s living room, and the stairway leading to the bedrooms is grand without being pretentious. As I arrive, I’m escorted to my room, ready for a weekend away from the bustle and razzmatazz of London.

Telegraph Vineyard Media

The Vineyard Hotel - Daily Telegraph Telegraph.co.uk

The Vineyard, which Sir Peter first opened in the late 1990s, puts its wine offering centre stage. The entrance hall packs a punch, with glass fronted wine vaults, bathed in lighting that can change from blue to purple to green, flanking the entrance to the California Bar, which is dominated by a 2012 specially commissioned painting by Gary Myatt which covers the whole wall. The painting, After the Fall, depicts a real life event that took place in Paris in 1976 when Stephen Spurrier organized a blind wine tasting for a group of experts, in which Californian wines were deemed, for the first time, better than French. The shock that followed rocked the wine world and the event is known as The Judgement of Paris.

The Lux Pad by Amara Media

Hampton Manor - The Lux Pad by AMARA

Originally built by Sir Frederick Peel, son of the 19th century Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Hampton Manor was modelled on Drayton Manor where his father resided nearby. A staunch industrialist, the home reflected these beliefs with ‘industria’ engraved across the staircase and a lion crest in numerous spots around the property. The hotel’s decorative details create a stark juxtaposition between the celebration of industry and a focus on local craftsmanship advocated by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement. The new interior continues the trend for the modern age with Fjona acting as the interior designer and drawing on her photographic background and sharp visual eye to carve out an interior scheme which draws on current trends but also celebrates local industrial and artisanal heritage.

The Arb Media

Jardin des Douars - The Arbuturian

On paper Le Jardin sounds huge, dwarfing your average guesthouse in the area – choose between the family-friendly pool and the adults-only infinity pool, between two dining rooms and dinner served on the terrace, between hammam and spa. Throw in the golf course – Golf de Mogador, five minutes’ drive away, with two 18-hole courses – and the location, set apart a bit from the city itself, and you’re ticking a lot of the boxes of a big resort franchise.

Stylenest Media

Hampton Manor - STYLENEST

A little way outside of Solihull In the prosperous village of Hampton-in-Arden sits boutique hotel Hampton Manor. With a remarkably good Michelin starred restaurant, and a team of tweed-clad staff who run the operation with enormous enthusiasm, Hampton Manor could well be the best place to stay in the West Midlands.

Zoomer Media

Palais Amani Fez - Zoomer

The secret to a seamless stay in Fez, Morocco, according to Joanne Shurvell, is to stay at a luxury riad. Scroll through below as she gives a glimpse of the hotel and the city. From the rooftop terrace of Palais Amani, we were mesmerized by the panoramic views of the Middle Atlas mountains that dramatically frame the ancient city of Fez, with its verdant hills and valleys nearby supplying olives, almonds, beans and peas to the medina.

The Cheshire Magazine Media

Middlethorpe Hall - The Cheshire Magazine

Owned by the National Trust, Middlethorpe Hall is a William and Mary country house straight from the pages of 19th century romance novel. It occupies 20-acres of landscaped gardens on the outskirts of historic York and was our weekend getaway destination. Just over an hour and a half away (with easy motorway access) from Cheshire there's lots to do nearby but there's plenty to attract you simply to escape here. Sympathetically restored the hotel offers suites in the main house and courtyard. Our home for the next two nights was in the Sir Henry Thompson Suite in the courtyard, a light ground floor apartment almost with living room, kitchenette, large bedroom and bathroom.

LUX LIFE Media

Llangoed Hall - Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Culinary heavyweight Nick Brodie has built his name with a career that has spanned Hong Kong to London before making the UK his home and working his way up the kitchen system in many of the world’s best restaurants and alongside many award winning chefs. Nick now heads up the kitchen at the 3 AA Rosette Llangoed Hall in Wales where he has built up a growing reputation for his innovative style of cooking and for using the best seasonal ingredients. This year for the second year in a row, Llangoed Hall appears in The Good Food Guide and more notably in the guide’s Top 50 Restaurants in the UK.

SPA KITCHEN Media

Jardin des Douars - SPA.KITCHEN

Upon entering into Jardin des Douars, one suddenly bids farewell to the arid dust and dirt of the Essaouira highway and discovers a secret place where pink, white and orange bougainvillea petals float gently on the breeze, large desert succulents populate giant earthen pots, and gentle terracotta domes perch regally above the wind swept trees.

Homes Gardens Media

Hampton Manor - Homes & Gardens

Original features and contemporary classics are a happy match at this restored Neo-Gothic mansion. Once in the estate of Sir Robert Peel, this West Midlands country house was close to dereliction when James and Fjona Hill came to its rescue. The pair have brought Hampton Manor into the 21st century with a hefty dose of contemporary chic, while gently restoring many of the period details, such as the oak panelling and stained-glass windows.

Vineyard Standard Media

The Vineyard Hotel - Evening Standard

The spa offers grape-themed treatments, rooms are named after wines and guests can arrange their own blind tasting, mirroring the Judgement of Paris, whose 40th anniversary is next May. Sir Peter has added himself into history in a vast mural commissioned to mark the event.

Country Town Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Country & Townhouse

Tucked away in the heart of St James’s, The Stafford has history, hidden delights and bags of personality, not least thanks to Master Sommelier Gino Nardella, head barman Ben Provost and head concierge Frank Laino – all characters, all long serving.

The Times Hartwell Media

Hartwell House - The Times

Imagine one of the most stunning stately homes in England, a glorious hotchpotch of Jacobean and Georgian set in Capability Brown-inspired grounds. That’s the surprisingly little-known Hartwell House, a National Trust property that is one of a trio of establishments run for paying guests by Historic House Hotels. That you can actually stay here at all is enough to make you pinch yourself.

Eventus Palais Amani Media

Palais Amani Fez - Eventus Magazine

Akin to an ancient playground, the old Medina of Fez – or Fes – unravels like a rabbit warren that hides just over a million people. Sometimes dubbed the “Athens of Africa”, this ancient city is listed as a World Heritage Site and houses the first ever university - still operating today since 859, founded by Fatima al-Fihri. Along with Alex Dellow from HADENOUGH Media, we had the pleasure of being guests of Palais Amani who introduced us to a world far removed from what we’ve ever known.

Express Hampton Media

Hampton Manor - Daily Express

This majestic Gothic-style Tudor house is the former home of Sir Frederick Peel, son of Victorian Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. Its 15 suites are themed on people associated with the place. James and Fjona Hill have painstakingly restored Grade II listed Hampton Manor (01675 446 080/hamptonmanor.com) putting a unique and modern take on it.

Harpers Hartwell Media

Hartwell House - Harper's Bazaar

Choose from enormous suites in the Main Hall, Hartwell Court (the former stables, close to the spa) or the Old Rectory – this recently restored outhouse has various bedrooms, a private chef and its own swimming pool. The menus vary according to the season, with as much local produce as possible being employed. Expect to eat dishes such as citrus-cured mackerel with cucumber salsa and apple gel; sea-bream with leeks and crab sauce; chicken with fondant potato, creamed cabbage, chorizo and roasted shallots; or wild-mushroom risotto with a soft-poached hen's egg and tarragon butter.

ABTA Stafford Media

The Stafford London - ABTA Magazine's Country by Country

In a city where virtually every international hotel brand is represented, particularly at the luxury end of the market, it’s refreshing to find a London property sticking to its roots with gusto. Tucked away on a quaint and quiet lane off St James’s Street, the Stafford London is steeped in centuries of history, offering elegance, intrigue and bags of quintessential British style.

Get Surrey Almaha Media

Almaha Marrakech - Get Surrey

Located less than a 10 minute taxi ride from Marrakech Menara Airport, Almaha Marrakech in Kasbah was our home for the next three nights. When we alighted from our transfer in the city’s oldest neighbourhood, we followed our host down a dusty cobbled side street to a large disconcerting wooden door. Us holidaymakers always bring a mixed bag of feelings when we first approach our booked hotel; excitement, nervousness, anticipation, and above all hope that the website photos lived up to reality. Thankfully when the hinges opened, our welcome exceeded our expectations.

Olive Llangoed Media

Llangoed Hall - Olive Magazine

A ‘white palace’ allegedly home to the first Welsh parliament. A Jacobean mansion won in a card game. A family home restored to its former glory by designer Laura Ashley’s family. The site that Llangoed Hall sits on certainly vaunts a colourful history. Now it’s home to a country house hotel with acclaimed restaurant, extensive gardens (walled, rose and fruit among them) and stunning bedrooms.

Ladies What Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Ladies What Travel Blog

Our balcony looked out over the superbly kept and wonderfully secluded courtyard, including a spiral staircase to the wine cellar, which was beautifully lit up at night by hundreds of fairy lights. The generously sized bedroom and ensuite were also very impressive. The bathroom was big enough for two sinks, a large bath, and a shower room and offered an array of Floris toiletries that smelled fabulous. The attention to detail in our suite was wonderful, the bed sheets, pillows and bath robes all had the Stafford London logo beautifully stitched onto them, which gave the room a luxurious feel, and not a thing was out of place or anything less than spotless.

easyjet Almaha Media

Almaha Marrakech - easyJet Traveller

Belgian Architect Charles Kaisin is the darling of the design press and his first boutique hotel, in Marrakech's bustling Kasbah, is proof why. A secret door leads to an interior courtyard with pillars, stunning metalwork and planting, overlooked by 12 individually styled bedrooms with huge beds, flowing drapes and quirky local art and craftwork (many rooms also have a private roof terrace). It's just 10 minutes from the spice markets of the medina, the El Badi Palace and the famous Jemaa el Fna market square, yet you'd never realise once inside.

NI Travel News Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Northern Ireland Travel News

WHEN it comes to location in London, the SW1A postcode has the best claim to culture, heritage, history and everything that truly sums up the British establishment. It’s the postcode of Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, Horse Guards Parade and The Mall. It’s also home to one of the best hotels in London, the historic Stafford, founded in 1912 and one of the UK’s finest 5-star hotels, rightly famed for its chic luxury and first-rate reputation. If you’re thinking of a shopping trip, or a London break at any time of the year, this is the place to stay.

Manchester Confidential Ynyshir Media

Ynyshir Hall - Manchester Confidential

HAIL Gareth, Wizard of Wales. No, not the Bale boyo, pretty nifty though he is. This Gareth, a Geordie built more like a rugby prop, is producing, exquisite world class food among the bird-thronged saltmarshes of the Dyfi Estuary, just south of unpronounceable Machynlleth.

Hero Almaha Media

Almaha Marrakech - Hero & Leander

Where better to unveil a boutique design hotel than in Marrakech, a city full of hidden artistic treasures, romantic riads and unrivalled craftsmanship? Having only launched in February of this year, the highly original decor of Almaha Marrakech was conceived by Belgian architect and designer Charles Kaisin, drawing inspiration from the famous Charles Baudelaire poem ‘L’invitation au voyage’. To fully experience the magic of this city is to combine the excitement of the medina and then retreat to Almaha Marrakech, a new riad that embraces tranquillity in this great red city.

Lancashire Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Lancashire Living

A five star hotel with an intriguing 104 year history. It is located near some of London’s most historic landmarks and is one of the oldest hotels near Buckingham Palace. It is also a stone’s throw from St James’s Palace, Hyde Park and close to Trafalgar Square.

High 50 Llangoed Media

Llangoed Hall - High 50

Now a luxury country retreat, deep in the Wye Valley, it is known for its beautiful Brecon Beacons setting, Laura Ashley upholstery (husband Bernard once owned the hotel) and first-class food.

Retiremove Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Retire Move

London is full of wonderful hotels in great locations, but the five-star Stafford Hotel in the heart of St James's brims with the kind of history and character that makes it a great destination for a weekend visit.

Telegraph Almaha Media

Almaha Marrakech - Daily Telegraph

Inspired by Baudelaire’s poem ‘L’invitation au Voyage’, Almaha Marrakech is a rather grand, 12-room boutique hotel in the Kasbah with a luxurious subterranean spa.

Country and Town Ynyshir Media

Ynyshir Hall - Country & Townhouse

Ynyshir Hall is a special place, once owned by Queen Victoria, who loved spending time in the gracious white-painted house and undulating grounds, filled with rare varieties of trees and shrubs. And it just happens to harbour Wales’s most exciting restaurant, spearheaded by young Gareth Ward, who achieved a Michelin star in under a year of his arrival, three years ago.

MEN Almaha Media

Almaha Marrakech - Manchester Evening News

I’m lying in a bed easily seven feet wide. White voile curtains stir in the breeze, and the call to prayer echoes soothingly around the walls of the riad. A small bird lands on the windowsill to survey the scene. Am I in a Disney film? No, this is just a typical morning in the newly opened Almaha Marrakech.

Foodaholic Stafford Media

The Stafford London - The Foodaholic

Oh The Stafford, what a hotel you are. I’m not sure what it is but there’s something about “old London” which the new and modern hotels can never seem to replicate. These old timers evoke sophistication, have so much history and so effortlessly impress – you won’t find anything in London like The Stafford and more importantly, The American Bar. A hidden gem nestled deep within the luxurious area of St James’s with its own terrace, charm and some of the best classic cocktails in London.

The Lux Pad Almaha Media

Almaha Marrakech - The Lux Pad

‘We should have a room, never out of bloom’ these eternal words taken from Charles Baudelaire’s poem L’invitation au Voyage (Invitation to Voyage) are the founding concept of Almaha, the newly opened riad hotel in Marrakech’s oldest neighbourhood, the Kasbah. A boutique hotel in a city full of hidden artistic treasures.

Daily Echo Llangoed Media

Llangoed Hall - The Daily Echo

All the food is grown or bought locally where possible, and after we enjoyed our duck eggs, we went to see the pond they came from, next to the hen coop and the beds where vegetables and herbs are grown. If it really is too wonderful to leave there's even a maze you can go and get lost in. They really have thought of everything.

Daily Mail Media

The Vineyard Hotel - Daily Mail

Staying at The Vineyard in Newbury near Berkshire was a truly enjoyable stay. This is a very polished hotel with lovely spacious rooms which are well equipped for the discerning clientèle.

Retiremove Media

Bodysgallen Hall - Retire Move

Sweeping through the stone pillars of Bodysgallen Hall, I would not have been surprised to see a Dutch master at his easel capturing the pastoral scene of 220 acres of perfect parkland, dotted with grazing sheep, beautiful trees, and perhaps a courting couple taking an afternoon stroll.

LLM Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

The Stafford Hotel in St James’s Place, London is a hub of luxury in the heart of the capital with an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar to boot.

The Times Hampton Media

Hampton Manor - The Times

This boutique baronial sanctuary built in 1855 has fast become the go-to hotel for those visiting Britain’s second city.

Wedding Ideas Hampton Media

Hampton Manor - Wedding Ideas

If you’re looking for a wedding venue with the perfect balance of a historic charm and modern magic, we think this place might be for you. Located in 45 acres of gardens and parkland, family-run Hampton Manor offers a modern twist to the country house experience with a focus on relaxed charm.

Telegraph Hampton Media

Hampton Manor - Daily Telegraph

Hampton Manor: Solihull's hotel with soul. Fiona Duncan is pleasantly surprised by a hotel with brilliant service, fantastic food and plenty of soul, in Solihull

Arbut Ynyshir Media

Ynyshir Hall - The Arbuturian

Well-being’s not all about detoxing and rigorous exercise, you know. It can just as easily be massages and Michelin stars, as Anna Selby discovers in an artistic retreat deep in Wales…

MEN Stafford Media

The Stafford London - Manchester Evening News

While those who worry about being seen to be hip are tumbling out of limousines into popping flashbulbs outside less classy establishments elsewhere in the capital, the people who are really in the know are slipping unseen, quietly, into the subtle and understated calm of the The Stafford’s lobby. It’s a real home from home.

South Wales Llangoed Media

Llangoed Hall - South Wales Evening Post

Talk about a labour of love. Llangoed Hall, 90-minutes or so away from Swansea near Hay-on-Wye, exudes warmth and enthusiasm at every turn and is the antithesis of corporate blandness and of the badge-wearing, wilting-rose-in-lapel culture.

Palais Arbuturian Media

Palais Amani Fez - The Arbuturian

This weekend we venture to the ‘Athens of Africa’, the mystical, alluring city of Fes, home of brightly-coloured buildings, a music festival with a difference and the eponymous hat. In this first part, Lydia discovers a delectable hideaway…

National Geographic Traveller Hartwell Media

Hartwell House - National Geographic Traveller

It’s easy to image this 17th century country manor as a setting for a period costume drama and, as I wander round its wood-panelled rooms with soaring ceilings and carved Jacobean fireplaces, staff eagerly tell of its former inhabitants.

ABTA Vineyard Media

The Vineyard Hotel - ABTA Magazine

Billed as a place to ‘eat, sleep and drink wine’, The Vineyard is a luxurious countryside retreat where food and wine take centre stage. But it’s far more than just a restaurant with rooms.

Civilian Vineyard Media

The Vineyard Hotel - Civilian Global

The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire is made for wine-lovers. Giselle Whiteaker eats, sleeps, drinks and soaks in a grape-scented sanctuary.

The Hinckley Times Media

Middlethorpe Hall - The Hinckley Times

Middlethorpe was built in 1699 and was once home to diarist Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. It’s opulently decorated with period antiques and paintings throughout, including the guest rooms. And there’s no need to lift a finger, as the staff even bring tea and coffee to your bedroom each morning.

Retire Middlethorpe Media

Middlethorpe Hall - Retire Move

We were greeted with a warm Yorkshire welcome and shown to our spacious room where hand-made chocolates, fresh fruit and home-made shortbread biscuits lay waiting. Heaven for a sweet-toothed girl like me!

Headland Standard Media

The Headland Hotel Cornwall - Evening Standard

The 96-room hotel overlooks one of Europe’s greatest surfing beaches, where waves lazily roll in at the end of their long journey across the Atlantic.

HotelFB Llangoed Media

Llangoed Hall - Hotel F&B Magazine

The hotel’s kitchen garden is so much more than a patch of soil where they can grow a few lettuces and attract positive PR for caring about the environment.

Express Headland Media

The Headland Hotel Cornwall - Daily Express

The cream of Cornish hotels: The Headland is a clear winner. Sitting high above one of Britain’s best surfing beaches like some benevolent headmaster keeping watch over his charges, The Headland Hotel dominates both skyline and seascape in a breathtaking way.

Ynyshir Telegraph Media

Ynyshir Hall - Daily Telegraph

Ynyshir Hall hotel is a Wales hotel offering vibrant interiors, undulating grounds, fabulous Garden Suites, artistic decoration and Michelin-star dining, near the RSPB Ynys Hir Nature Reserve.

Int Exc Llangoed Media

Llangoed Hall - International Excellence

The definite luxury British country house hotel in the Wye River valley amongst the Black Mountains in the mid-Wales countryside near Brecon, has hosted the Clintons and the Clooneys, And less important people like Prince Charles. There is a thank you letter from him hanging in the Grand Hall.

Die Welt Headland Media

The Headland Hotel Cornwall - DIE WELT (Germany)

Die Grafschaft Cornwall in England ist vor allem wegen der Autorin Rosamunde Pilcher und ihrer Herzschmerz-Bücher bekannt – zu bekannt für die, die auf der Suche nach der romantischen Einöde sind.

Fez Rough Guides Media

Palais Amani Fez - Rough Guides

Morocco‘s third-largest city tends to go overlooked, and it certainly isn’t shouted about as a culinary hotspot. Even getting here – with limited flight connections and rail services – requires some effort. And once you’re inside the largest medina in Africa, a colossal walled labyrinth of around ten thousand lanes, things get even trickier.

NativeSociety Ynyshir Media

Ynyshir Hall - THENATIVESOCIETY®

Being small, we can offer a very personal service. Guests feel very much as they are staying with friends. In a World which is so fast paced, people love to just escape to our tranquil haven.

Ynyshir Britain Media

Ynyshir Hall - BRITAIN Magazine (Visit Britain)

The secluded and luxurious Ynyshir Hall, once a retreat of Queen Victoria, proves its AA Hotel of the Year in Wales award is utterly deserved.

Hartwell Mirror Media

Hartwell House - Daily Mirror Newspaper

A weekend break at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire will make you feel like royalty.

Stafford Handbook Media

The Stafford London - The Handbook

Everyone loves snuggling up with a book and getting lost in a fantasy world. From 50 Shades to Great Expectations, there is nothing better than being engrossed in a book (preferably on a sunny beach, but we’ll settle for the living room sofa). The Stafford London is taking things a step further for literature lovers with their monthly literary tea events, ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’.

Business Travel Stafford Media

The Stafford London - The Business Travel Magazine

The Stafford is a hidden gem tucked away in the historical district of St James, just off Piccadilly and a short stroll from Green Park underground station.

Mirror Palais Amani Media

Palais Amani Fez - Daily Mirror Newspaper

Don’t be sidetracked by Morocco’s big sister Marrakech - Fez has all the vibrant, heady romance of the souks, and many travellers say it is the real, authentic deal.

Elle Palais Amani Media

Palais Amani Fez - ELLE Magazine

Marrakech may still be the fashion crowd’s favourite Moorish city, but the ancient imperial city of Fez, 250 miles to the north, is every bit the Red City’s equal: older and more historic, cultural, authentic, and, winningly, more laid-back.

MEN Bodysgallen Media

Bodysgallen Hall - Manchester Evening News

Swept away by the romance of a stay at historic Bodysgallen Hall - while enjoying the modern amenities of the hotel's spa

SAS Bodysgallen Media

Bodysgallen Hall - SAS Scandinavian Traveler

Luksusspa, stilige romantiske værelser, en vidunderlige slothave og en af Storbritanniens bedste afternoon teas, der enten kan nydes indenfor eller på plænen, hvis vejret er til det. Kåret som bedste hotel i Wales i 2013.

Untitled5 Media

Palais Amani Fez - The Australian

This exquisitely refurbished Art Deco riad (traditional house) is the perfect setting for faded Hollywood glamour. A large central garden leads on to 14 bedrooms and suites over two floors, with a restaurant, salon, library and a spa, as well as a traditional hammam.

Untitled4 Media

Hartwell House - YAHOO! Travel

While for many, London is the go-to destination for slick hotels, and a hefty dose of the historic sites for which England is so famed, veering away from the British capital can provide serious dividends. Case in point: Hartwell House.

Untitled3 Media

The Headland Hotel Cornwall - Queen of Retreats

This traditional, family-friendly spa hotel in Cornwall has sat in gothic splendour on the headland overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay since 1900 – Edward VIII, no less, convalesced here after getting the mumps. There wasn’t a spa then, of course – but now there’s a rather sassy one for pampering treatments.

Untitled2 Media

The Vineyard Hotel - Gaystarnews.com

Gorgeous lodgings, exquisite dining and a compellingly huge wine selection – The Vineyard is an oenophile's paradise

Untitled1 Media

Ynyshir Hall - Evening Standard

The five-star country-house hotel Ynyshir Hall in west Wales is the perfect sanctuary, says Liz Hoggard

Telegraph Media

Palais Amani Fez - Daily Telegraph

Up on Palais Amani’s capacious roof terrace, guests sip mint tea and examine their hard-won purchases. Aromatic honeys, gilded tea glasses, agave silk scarves, painted pottery bowls… Come sunset, there is a sense of lofty peace that spans the centuries.

Untitled2 Media

Llangoed Hall - Times of Malta

The luxurious British country house hotel in the Wye River valley among the Black Mountains in Wales has hosted the Clintons and the Clooneys, as well as less-important people such as Prince Charles.

Untitled1 Media

Hartwell House - OK! Magazine

Take a leaf out of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Minogue and Catherine Zeta-Jones' book and check out Hartwell House.

Untitled Media

The Vineyard Hotel - Hotel F&B Magazine

Food and wine matching is not a new concept; in fact it is very, very old. But rarely does a hotel’s entire ethos revolve around the bottles it carries in its cellar and the foods they complement in its restaurant.

DIRECTOR FEZ  Media

Palais Amani Fez - Director Magazine

The bustling souks of the ancient Moroccan city guard a hidden treasure in the form of luxury riad Palais Amani – an oasis of tranquillity amid the magic and mayhem of the medina

INDIE CAPE VERDE Media

Sail Cape Verde - The Independent

Sitting 350 miles west of Senegal, this group of islands only sporadically gives in to 21st century concerns, as Chris Leadbeater finds out

MARIECLAIRE FEZ Media

Palais Amani Fez - Marie Claire

Move over Marrakesh: if you want a Moroccan break with bags of atmosphere, this is the place to go

CDN HARTWELL Media

Hartwell House - Communities Digital News USA

Hartwell House is a jaw dropping, magnificent stately manor home about an hour north of London set on 94 acres amidst fields, ponds and towering trees

RT HEADLAND Media

The Headland Hotel Cornwall - Radio Times

Unpretentious luxury, dog-friendly retreat in the centre of Newquay, overlooking the UK’s most famous surfing beach

VINEYARD BRITAIN Media

The Vineyard Hotel - BRITAIN Magazine (Visit Britain)

Located within easy reach of one of our nation’s biggest attractions, Highclere Castle, aptly named hotel The Vineyard offers an unrivalled wine selection amid contemporary comfort