Hotels & Stays

Hotel reviews and accommodation inspiration from London, the UK and far-flung destinations by The Travel Journo, A UK Travel Blog.

Hotel Review: Eccleston Square Hotel, London

Hotel Review: Eccleston Square Hotel, London

If you have a penchant for personalised, boutique hotels, you might like to check out the Eccleston Square Hotel. This family-run hotel located in …
A stylish stay at EAST Miami

A stylish stay at EAST Miami

EAST Miami, have you heard of it? If you’re a first-time visitor to Miami, I’d hazard a guess and say this high-end …
Have you been to London’s floating hotel?

Have you been to London’s floating hotel?

Have you heard of the Good Hotel? I was exploring the Royal Victoria Dock recently and I was so intrigued by this place, I …
Bloc Hotel Gatwick: Is it any good?

Bloc Hotel Gatwick: Is it any good?

Have you heard of Bloc Hotels? If you happen to spend a lot of time in Gatwick airport (or in fact, Birmingham’s Jewellery …
A Stylish Stay at The Hoxton, Shoreditch

A Stylish Stay at The Hoxton, Shoreditch

The Hoxton Hotel is up there in one of my favourite places to work. Both of its hotels in Shoreditch and Holborn have totally …
A Colourful Seaside Escape in Whitstable

A Colourful Seaside Escape in Whitstable

I hadn’t planned to write about our trip to Whitstable last weekend. But when I arrived at the apartment on the Kent coast …
A Stay at The Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, Turkey

A Stay at The Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, Turkey

I don’t often write on big hotel resorts. But after a trip to Turkey last week, I thought I’d tell you a …
Leeu Estates: Is this the chicest hotel in Franschhoek?

Leeu Estates: Is this the chicest hotel in Franschhoek?

Mountain peaks soared up to the sky either side of us and big white letters spelling out the word ‘Franschhoek’ came into view on …
A Great British Stay at The (recently refurbished) Hyatt Regency London The Churchill

A Great British Stay at The (recently refurbished) Hyatt Regency London The Churchill

You may or may not have known, the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill hotel was closed for most of 2015. That’s because they were …
Babylonstoren: A Farm Hotel in the Cape Winelands

Babylonstoren: A Farm Hotel in the Cape Winelands

Our little hire car trundled up the red earth driveway of Babylonstoren and we turned into the carpark. That’s when we saw it – …
A Paradise Stay at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

A Paradise Stay at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

I’ll be frank. When we first landed in Zanzibar, I wasn’t feeling totally enamoured with the place. This is a story for …
Hotel Dining at Msambweni Beach House, Kenya

Hotel Dining at Msambweni Beach House, Kenya

Everything about Msambweni Beach House – the style, the location, the guest rooms – is just gorgeous. But what about the hotel dining? Let me fill …
Let me introduce you to Msambweni Beach House

Let me introduce you to Msambweni Beach House

‘Come this way’, said Terri, smiling, handing us a fresh, cool fruit juice. We had arrived at Msambweni Beach House – and that’s when …
A Gorgeous Stay at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

A Gorgeous Stay at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

‘Karibu!’ say Langare and Lesikar as we arrive at Gibb’s Farm. These cheery chaps dressed in traditional shukas, rubber tyre sandals and Maasai …
A Chic Safari Stay at Anabezi, Zambia

A Chic Safari Stay at Anabezi, Zambia

After a relaxing canoe ride down the Zambezi river, we hopped out, said farewell to our lovely guide Alex and then jumped onto our …
Reasons to Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

Reasons to Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

If you’ve read this piece, you’ll have hopefully got a taste of what it was like to stay at Sausage Tree Camp …
An Ultra-Exclusive Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

An Ultra-Exclusive Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

The moment we touched down onto the Jeki airstrip in Zambia, we knew our experience of Sausage Tree Camp would be one to remember. …
Latitude 15 – Is this Zambia’s most stylish hotel?

Latitude 15 – Is this Zambia’s most stylish hotel?

If you’re looking for the most stylish hotel in Lusaka, Zambia, let me recommend Latitude 15. After a seven hour coach drive from Livingstone …
Wedding Venue Inspiration: Burley Manor, The New Forest

Wedding Venue Inspiration: Burley Manor, The New Forest

If you’re searching for a picturesque countryside hotel to host your English wedding, you might like to check out Burley Manor. Burley Manor …
Hotel Review: The Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Hotel Review: The Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Before I visited Thailand and Cambodia, I had this idea of Bangkok being a mad, chaotic place with an oversaturation of high-rise buildings and …