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  • Where to Stay in the Italian resort of Pescasseroli in Abruzzo

    Where to Stay in the Italian resort of Pescasseroli in Abruzzo

    In the heart of the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and close to the Apennine Mountains Pescasseroli in the Italian region of Abruzzo is ideally situated for both summer and winter holidays. The accommodation available is as varied as the activities visitors will find in the surrounding area Walking and horse-riding are very popular in the summer and, of course, skiing is top of the list in the winter. Of the fifty-three hotels in and around Pescasseroli sixteen of them are currently part of the Associazione Albergatori e Operatori turistici del PNALM …

  • Novotel in York, England

    Novotel in York, England

    The Novotel in York is nicely appointed on the bank of the River Foss and a short walk from the city centre. When I arrived I was warmly welcomed and settled in the lounge as my room was not ready. I had a light lunch from the bar while I waited. It was really good comprising fresh artisan bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a small salad ...

  • Sport Hotel Daniel in Pescasseroli, Abruzzo in Italy

    Sport Hotel Daniel in Pescasseroli, Abruzzo in Italy

    Sometimes it is not the splendour of the place or the attractions around it but one small act of kindness that is the dominant memory of a visit. And so it was regarding my stay at Hotel Sport Daniel. The breakfast buffet here featured a good variety of fresh fruit including my favourite, cherries. On my last morning there were no cherries and when I asked the waiter he explained that as the previous day had been Sunday and no deliveries there were none left. It was not a problem as there was plenty of other fruit to choose from. I forgot all about and went out for the morning. When I returned for a light lunch prior to leaving for the airport I was presented with a plate piled high with cherries. They had remembered my request that morning. I was so impressed ...

  • Hotel Villa Elena in Tortoreto, Abruzzo, italy

    Hotel Villa Elena in Tortoreto, Abruzzo, italy

    The Adriatic coastline of province of Termano in the Italian region of Abruzzo is one long sandy beach stretching for forty-five kilometres. A ribbon development of seven traditional Italian seaside resorts, known as the seven sisters, offer accommodation of all varieties and standards for sun and sand seekers …

  • Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory are two exceptional accommodations in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Both are housed in historic buildings that have been lovingly renovated by the renowned Welsh architect Keith Griffiths to retain the character of a unique property ...

  • Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire – A Restaurant with Rooms and a Yurt

    Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire – A Restaurant with Rooms and a Yurt

    When I arrived at my accommodation, Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire in Wales I was warmly welcomed by Cecilia, mother of the owner Ed and his wife Lou. After I had checked in and taken my luggage to my room I joined Cecilia in the lounge for a cup of tea. During our conversation Cecilia told me about the restaurant and the local area and suggested a walk I could do before dinner that evening. She also said I should have a look at their garden ...

  • Vytautas Mineral Spa – My Favourite Hotel in the Spa Town of Birštonas in Lithuania

    Vytautas Mineral Spa – My Favourite Hotel in the Spa Town of Birštonas in Lithuania

    From the outside the Vytautas Mineral Spa resembles a long-armed space ship that has carefully set itself down on earth beside a lake surrounded by luscious green parkland. It was hard to believe that I was within five minutes' walk of the centre of Birštonas a pretty spa town in Lithuania ...

  • Hotel Føroyar – A Special Hotel in Tórshavn, Capital of the Faroe Islands

    Hotel Føroyar – A Special Hotel in Tórshavn, Capital of the Faroe Islands

    When I arrived at the Hotel Føroyar I was delighted to see that it had a traditional turf roof. But I could not help wondering if this was genuine. The turf roof comprises a covering of birch bark topped by tiles of turf has been popular since prehistoric times. Today they continue to triumph over other possible materials as the advantages include the absorption of rainwater and the provision of insulation in winter yet they are cool in summer. My doubts were soon removed by the sight of new turf being laid in one section of the roof. The presence of a lone black sheep had me wondering if he was waiting to graze the new grass ...

  • Heywood Spa Hotel in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Heywood Spa Hotel in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    The Heywood Spa Hotel is located in a quiet, residential area above the town centre of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales as befits its origins as an elegant country house. The present owners, Claire and Peter Nutty, have fulfilled their aim to create cosy yet upmarket accommodation for tourists visiting Tenby. This hotel offers comfortable, tastefully furnished rooms in the house itself.

  • Panoramas and Portraits at the Excellent Twr y Felin Hotel in St David's Pembrokeshire

    Panoramas and Portraits at the Excellent Twr y Felin Hotel in St David's Pembrokeshire

    It was with great and justified pride that Emma showed me to my suite when I checked into the Twr y Felin Hotel in St David’s, Pembrokeshire in Wales. The Tyddewi (Windmill Tower) Suite occupies the three floors of the original windmill that was built here in 1806. This windmill had a chequered history being damaged several times in terrible storms and on two occasions its wings and paddles were blown off. Despite these misadventures the windmill ground corn intermittently for nearly a century until it ceased operations in 1904. New buildings were added and the windmill was first converted into a hotel ...

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