Qbic Hotel, London

As a former East London resident I was very much looking forward to my stay at the Qbic hotel. Nestled in the corner of Whitechapel High Street and Commercial Road this hotel is in the perfect place to house East London trendies and city workers looking for something a little different. Walking into the hotel, one word immediately sprang to mind ‘quirky’.

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Knight Residence, Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities, but I am often more there for work than play. In September this year, it was one of those rare occasions where I had the chance to enjoy the city with friends for a special celebration. It was also a perfect opportunity to scope out suitable locations for future stays.

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Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

We arrived at The Gleneagles Hotel during its year long 90th birthday celebrations at the tail end of an exceptionally warm and sunny Scottish autumn.  The fine weather made September and October that bit busier at one of Scotland’s three Leading Hotels of the World.

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Eccleston Square Hotel, London

Less then two minutes walk from Victoria station you can find one of the most tranquil places in London. This will probably amaze most occasional travellers to one of London’s busiest stations but Eccleston Square and its superb five star Eccleston Square Hotel really does offer quiet amongst the madness.

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Tom Tom Suites, Istanbul

Despite this hotel being off of the main Taksim shopping street we found it very hard to find. It was down a very steep hill which involved lots of steps (the taxi driver refused to take us to the door due to building works taking place a few doors down from  the hotel!).

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Editions, Istanbul

Unsurprisingly for a hotel in Istanbul’s financial district the facade of the hotel is uninspiring on a busy main road. However, the foyer / reception area is considerably more impressive, spacious and airy with an inviting bar.

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The Ritz, London

They say you should never meet your heroes. To meet them is to make them mortal, to remove the glean, to open yourself up for a cold shower and a dose of reality. The Ritz. A giant in the world of hotels. A legend in the business of service. A statement in design.

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