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Paul and Carole’s Travel and Cruise Review 2022
2022 did not start out the way we had planned. With the numbers of Omnicron Covid rising rapidly and restrictions on visiting ports and additional testing we decided to postpone...
The Verandah Resort and Spa Antigua Review
We spent a week at the Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua. In our review of this resort we cover it all – the pools, the three beaches, all the food,...
Hotels near Bristol Airport – Reviews and Tours
Bristol Airport is situated in North Somerset about 7 miles from the centre of Bristol. It is also only approx 40 miles from our home city of Gloucester so one...
Hotel Presidente Benidorm Review and Tour
When my sister said ‘I really want to go to Benidorm’ we thought why not. It was cold and wet in England so a week in the sunshine in November...
Where to stay in Portsmouth Pre Cruise – Portsmouth Cruise Port Hotels
More ships are now cruising out of Portsmouth International Cruise Port than the usual cruise port of Southampton which is only just down the road. Portsmouth is full of history,...
Gatwick Airport Hotel Reviews
Gatwick Airport is situated in the south east corner of England in Surrey. It is a huge airport that for us is a pain to get to as you have...
Heathrow Airport Hotel Reviews
Heathrow Airport is the London airport that we use most frequently, it is found just off the M4 and for us the most accessible. If you are flying out of...
Travel Agent – Why we have decided to start using one!
Historically we have always used a variety of ways to book our hotels, holidays and cruises. Carole would fit all the parts like a jigsaw and build it until we...
Cuba Hotel Reviews
We travelled to Cuba to join the MSC Opera cruise ship for a Caribbean cruise. We wanted to experience as much of Cuba and arranged stays stays in Havana and...
Village Hotel Basingstoke Review
We stayed at the Village Hotel in Basingstoke whilst we visited friends for a weekend. Village Hotels Club are a lifestyle hotel brand that currently have 31 hotels in the...
Southampton Hotels Close to the Cruise Port
Southampton is the cruise capital of England and a city that we love to visit. We always recommend that if you travelling from afar then arriving the day before is...
Where is the best place to stay in London? – London Hotel Reviews
We love visiting London, it is such a vibrant and interesting city. We often get asked ‘Where is the best place to stay in London’ so we have put this...
Manchester Airport Hotel Reviews
Manchester Airport is situated in the north west of England. Not the most convenient airport to us as we live in Gloucester and it is a 3 1/2 hour drive...
Imagine Cruising Special Event
An Evening with Katherine Jenkins Review Do you love cruising but sometimes wish it had that extra element, that certain something that takes it from a great holiday to something...
Koh Samui Hotels – Our Recommendations
Picking the right hotel for your holidays can be challenging, and often a gamble. Here we have put together a comprehensive guide on our top picks for Koh Samui Hotels....
Enjoy Beach Hotel Review, Fisherman’s Village, Koh Samui, Thailand
Our first stop after a long flight via Singapore was at the Enjoy Beach Hotel in Fisherman's Village in Bophut. We chose this hotel because of it's location and the...
Baan Sukreep Resort Review, Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui
We stayed at the Baan Sukreep Resort for the last 4 nights of our trip to Koh Samui, Thailand. Getting from Chaweng to Chaweng Noi was very easy by taxi and...
Sofitel Hotel London Gatwick Airport Review
We had an early morning flight from Gatwick Airport before we embarked on our Caribbean Cruise on the MSC Opera, so decided to stay near the airport the night before....
Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone Hotel Review
We booked the Premier Inn Sandling to visit relatives who live in Larkfield, Kent. They had recommended this particular Premier Inn due to its location right next to the River...
Fuengirola Centro Apartment Review, Spain
My friends and I travelled to Spain for a girls weekend of fun in the sun. Spain is only a 2 hour flight from the UK and ideal for a...
Our stay at Clearwell Castle – by Paul and Carole
Ever wanted to stay in a castle? Well we did and have now managed to fulfill that dream. We had the opportunity to do this when our niece Samii married...
Arbor City Hotel Review London
We spent 5 nights in London, the purpose of our trip was to watch Bruno Mars and the London Marathon. Our first stay was at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel as...
Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London – Paul and Carole’s Review
We stayed at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel for 2 nights on a trip to London. If you have visited our blog before you will know that we love cruising, so...
Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok
We stayed at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights. The hotel is situated beside the Chao Phraya River and only 36 km from...
Day out at Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Our hosts at Baan Sijan Hotel, Simon and Janya recommended we visit Nikki Beach, and we are so glad they did, and have now visited 3 times. Called the “Sexiest...
Barrusclet Farmhouse, Gondrin, France – Review of our stay.
We had been looking for somewhere to stay in France where we could have a week away to relax with our family. We found Barrusclet Farmhouse searching the internet and...
Hotel Review – Riu Costa Lago Hotel, Torremolinos, Spain
We visited Torremolinos, on the Costa Del Sol, Spain for 5 nights to celebrate my 50th Birthday and my good friend Kate's Hen Party and we stayed at the 4...
Hotel Review – Baan Sijan Villa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
Baan Sijan Villa Resort is one of our favourite places to stay when we visit Koh Samui, an island off the east coast of Thailand. We had our 5th visit in...
Our stay at the Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bangrak, Koh Samui, Thailand
We spent 3 weeks travelling around Koh Samui and our stay at the Secret Garden Beach Resort was one of our favourites. The Secret Garden has always had a good reputation...
Marina Bay Sands Hotel Review – is it worth the expense?
We had been dreaming about staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore for many years but never could justify the expense. However, for a special big 50th birthday,...