Back in December (I know, it feels like a while ago now) I spent a few weeks travelling around Australia; meeting friends and family, attending some work stuff and generally doing some sightseeing. We travelled a lot! In three short weeks we visited Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide again. It was a whistle stop tour and we crammed a lot in! It was tough going at times, especially with two kids in tow, but we were very lucky to stay at some wonderful hotels and today I thought I would let you know a little bit more about our stay in Sydney. Specifically, our time in the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour.
I love working in London, and the hustle and bustle that comes with it, but equally it’s great to escape to the country and have some much needed down time every once in a while. This is something to consider when organising an overnight stay for your executive too.
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’.
The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society are Golf’s great wanderers. The fourth oldest Golf Society in the world their Society dates back to 1761. The society originally played in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle before moving twice along the Edinburgh coast during the 1800s before settling (and I would imagine for good this time) on the very edge of Edinburgh looking over the Forth river to the rolling hills in Fife.
The Langham Hotel, London was Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ opening its doors in 1865. The hotel is an exquisite five star luxury property and one of the best known hotels in London. It is also one of London’s eight Leading Hotels of the World.
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.
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.
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.
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!).