So I wanted to start blogging about my travels more as it seems not only are people interested by where I go, but also where I stay. It’s interesting to get a review before you visit yourself as well as just seeing into my daily life I guess.
Below are a few of my favourite hotels which I have visited so far.
The W Paris
I recently visited the W in Paris courtesy of Adidas and Footlocker for a product launch and press trip. The hotel reception were helpful, the entrance was big enough without being daunting and the hotel is beautiful.
The rooms were perfect for one person or a couple. A big double bed, very nicely displayed bathroom sink/ mirror separating the bathroom and bedroom. Good clothing storage space and TV. The decor was modern and clean and finished to a very high spec.
The breakfast buffet in the morning ticks all of the boxes with both hot and cold food, plenty of options and lovely staff who were very helpful. Breakfast is always important when I travel! I would recommend the breakfast at the W to everyone.
I didn’t want to leave!
Mon Hotel Paris
I was sent there last year on a press trip to Solidays Festival. My room had a wonderful balcony, the staff were very polite and the size was perfect. The location was also very convenient meaning I could walk to L’Arc and into the central city very quickly and easily. The only thing I found odd was the dark red lighting in the corridors which made me feel slightly uncomfortable when leaving my room but I understand that’s more of a fashionable / decor choice. I’m a just scared of the dark! The breakfast room service was however amazing and I really loved my room.
Kempinski, Bansko, Bulgaria
I went on a ski press trip to Bulgaria this year and stayed in possibly the most amazing hotel so far. The Kempinski is a 5 star hotel located right by the slopes in Bankso. Inside is literally everything you could imagine needing. Not just 1 but several restaurants and bars. A clothing shop, gym pool, spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The rooms were very large with great balcony spaces and bathrooms with both a shower and bath. It was all incredibly designed and finished to a very high standard. I could have stayed within the hotel the whole time!
The Ritz, London
As I live in London I haven’t stayed over at The Ritz but I recently visited it for a fashion week event. It’s one of the most beautiful buildings in London and one of the most exquisite hotels I have had the pleasure to visit. The dining rooms are vast and the decor allows them to be both relaxing and extravagant.
I’m going back as soon as I can for dinner or lunch, and hope to stay there in the future too.
The Big Sleep Hotel, Cardiff
A few years ago I was taken here as a Birthday surprise. The hotel is clean and modern with great views of the city depending on how high you are staying in the hotel which is a tower block. The staff were very friendly and the room was very nicely decorated and perfect in size. The Hotel chain is owned by John Malcovich and houses quite a lot of framed imagery of him, from his movies. I thought this was cool but also pretty quirky at the same time. The hotel chain boast affordability with more sex appeal; it’s not as boring as most chains but not as exciting as a lot of other places I have been. Somewhere in the middle which is great if you don’t want to splash out.
I’m looking forward to visiting a lot more hotels soon – in fact I’m off to Stockholm next week! But for now I wanted to share these with you in-case it was of interest to anyone looking to travel.
Wow – lovely looking hotels!!!