Hotel of the week

Lime Wood Hotel

By Simone Cave, July 14, 2011

Just a couple of hour's drive from London, the Lime Wood hotel nestles in the New Forest where ponies roam freely and where the national park is perfect for rambling walks and cycling.

Originally a 13th century hunting lodge, Lime Wood has undergone £30 million renovation.


Walig Hut

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2011

Luxury hotels do not usually pride themselves on a lack of modern conveniences. But the absence of satellite television, a fabulous bathroom and a speedy wi-fi connection are some of the things that make a visit to the Walig Hut such a memorable experience.

Located at a height of some 1,700 metres, the hut genuinely is a barn built in the 1780s that has been split into two.


Ice Hotel

By Daniel Cobbs, June 30, 2011

They told me it was cold, but how cold could it possible be? Looking out of the aeroplane's window as we approached Kiruna, Sweden's northernmost airport, the frozen wasteland below appeared to be a degree or two cooler than the freezer aisles in Tesco. So this, I thought, couldn't be much worse.


Chewton Glen

By Stephen Pollard, June 23, 2011

Think of Chewton Glen and you think of quiet, serenity and, perhaps, middle age.


Grand Hotel

By Sharron Livingston, June 16, 2011

This autumn, the Grand will be revered as the third structure in Brighton and Hove to be recognised by the Walk of Fame committee. A ceremonial plaque will be unveiled in Brighton Marina in its honour.


Crazy Bear

By Simon Maurice, June 10, 2011

If you want to stay somewhere truly spectacular, Beaconsfield would probably not be the first place you would look.

Yet, situated five minutes from the M40/M25 junction is the little Buckinghamshire town in whose heart nestles one of the UK's most extraordinary and ultra-discreet hotels – the Crazy Bear.

A glance through the hotel's statistics reveals nothing unusual: ten bedrooms, three m


Spice Island Beach Resort

By Marcus Dysch, May 26, 2011

This sprawling mix of beach-side suites and individual cottages a short hop from Grenada's capital, St George's, is the ideal base from which to experience the Grenada's sensational views.


Coworth Park

By Jan Shure, May 19, 2011

If Coworth Park in Royal Berkshire, is familiar, it is because Fox Linton, the creators of its spectacular interiors, were also responsible for The Grove, near Watford. The latest UK hotel from the Dorchester Collection, it sprawls in endless acres of lush countryside, perfectly located for Ascot or polo at Smith's Lawn.


The Grand

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2011

It's dance night at The Grand in Eastbourne, and some silver-haired couples are still getting their kicks on Route 66. Jiving to a live band, they roll back the years at this vintage five-star hotel, which has entertained visitors to the well-kept seaside town since 1878.


Bedruthan Steps

By Richard Burton, May 5, 2011

A stone's throw from arguably the most spectacular beach in Britain sits a hotel that shares its name. But while Bedruthan Steps the beach is a spectacular feat of nature, its namesake is an altogether more low-key and unfussy family retreat.