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FatFacedDog Sun 21-May-17 20:39:23

I love hotels. The best I've ever stayed in is probably a toss up between the Shard in London (Shangri-La) or Phu Petra in Krabi, Thailand.

Do you have any memorable (for the right reasons) hotel stays? Currently trying to organise this years holiday and can't decide on hotels.

On the contrary, the worst was a hotel (so called) in koh Pangan which was an absolute hell hole. Concrete shack with a concrete block topped with a mucky old mattress for a bed! I cried!

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 21-May-17 20:42:20

I loved Hotel Endsleigh in Devon. Felt like we were hidden away in a little bubble of indulgence, beautiful gardens and a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 21-May-17 20:43:15

Worst was a hotel in Rome where I could barely sleep it was so grotty!

ghostyslovesheets Sun 21-May-17 20:44:25

I love The Mondrian in London

also rather partial to La Tour and Hotel Indigo in Brum

ThomasRichard Sun 21-May-17 20:44:38

Hever Castle B&B. It was gorgeous, the breakfast was delicious and we could go into the lovely castle grounds whenever we fancied it.

ChildishGambino Sun 21-May-17 20:44:42

The Merrion in Dublin - fantastic

YolandiFuckinVisser Sun 21-May-17 20:45:31

The Parador in Ronda, absolutely stunning location, very pricy though!

Also a fort in Rajasthan, beautiful suite with dinner and a dance display included, we pushed the boat out and paid £50 for the night, can't remember the name of it though.

Llanali Sun 21-May-17 20:46:25

The Shangri La Rasa Sayang in Penang, or the Shangri La Tanjung Aru in Borneo if a hot holiday.

The W in NYC for a city hotel.

The Luton Hoo for a comfy U.K. Weekend break.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 21-May-17 20:46:29

The May Fair and Rubens at the Palace in London. Stayed at both for work and loved them.

For pleasure, the Pullman in Cologne.

moutonfou Sun 21-May-17 20:46:37

Can't remember the best hotel I've stayed in overall, but I distinctly remember the best bed I've stayed in, which weirdly was at Slough Travelodge grin

They were trialling some fancy new mattress or something - you could even buy them if you wanted! It was heaven halo

fedupski Sun 21-May-17 20:47:31

La Tour in Brum is lovely, especially their deluxe rooms with the tv in the bathroom. My favourite in the UK so far was the Savoy in London, although I recommend you stay away from the mini bar!

switswoo81 Sun 21-May-17 20:47:46

Shangri la Kuala Lumpur. Best breakfast hands down!

Euphemia Sun 21-May-17 20:47:56

Best was the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia. Bijou and gorgeous, with free wine and nibbles between 6pm and 7pm!

Worst was a dive in Manchester with stained bedding. Vom. 🤢

bevelino Sun 21-May-17 20:48:08

Gritty Palace in Venice is heavenly.

jollyjester Sun 21-May-17 20:48:13

Mandarin oriental in Kuala lumpar. We got upgraded to a suite and had an amazing view of the Petronas towers.

The breakfast was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble.

tissuesosoft Sun 21-May-17 20:48:50

Seaside Resort and Spa in Crete. Beautiful views, great staff, lovely rooms- we want to return!

Justanothernameonthepage Sun 21-May-17 20:48:50

I loved Spitbank Fort solentforts.com
And www.kakslauttanen.fi

CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Sun 21-May-17 20:48:58

The best: toss-up between The Oriental in Bangkok and Hayman Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I'd sell a minor body part for a week in either of them.

Worst: a hotel I have actually blanked the name of in Ilfracombe that a friend from uni and I got a groupon deal for a three night stay in. Everything about it was utterly grim, from the undead Elvis impersonator that did the evening entertainment, to the shoe leather served as 'steak' the one evening we had the misfortune to eat there, to the pubes in the bath...

JaneEyre70 Sun 21-May-17 20:49:10

Absolutely loved The Conrad in New York - such a quiet haven with the most wonderful service I've ever come across and the best bed I've ever slept in. Here in the UK we've stayed at Bovey Castle on Dartmoor a few times - again, the service is beyond exemplorary. It's never the actual hotel for me, it's the way you are treated when you stay there.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 21-May-17 20:49:13

Forgot about La Tour in Brum. Great breakfast.

theclick Sun 21-May-17 20:49:30

Siam kempinski in Bangkok

Dumbo412 Sun 21-May-17 20:50:11

I've stayed in a lot of lacklustre places, however I did find a little gem a few miles from Newmarket, called the olde bull inn. It is quite homely, but funky, high customer service and the food is really, really good.
They advertise there's a lot to do in the area, which I didn't really agree with, we do however tend to go for a night or two when we really need to unwind. The kind of weekends where you lay and read a book, grab a meal. Go up to the room, share a bath and a bottle of wine.
There are a lot of really hot and Miss reviews, it's a bit like marmite, you love it or hate it.

We love it.

Autumnchill Sun 21-May-17 20:50:43

The Witchery in Edinburgh. Our own butler, secret bathroom, breakfast in the bedroom in fluffy white dressing gowns, champagne and glowers on arrival, it was fantastic.

WonderLime Sun 21-May-17 20:50:48

Actually the best places I've ever stayed have been private lets on Airbnb. Most of the actual hotels have been nice, but nothing unique (which I like).

I did stay in a beautiful heritage b&b in Key West called the Conch House.

FatFacedDog Sun 21-May-17 20:51:07

Especially interested in Bangkok as that's where we're going - leaning towards Shangri-La ...

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