The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: hotel review

It’s Thursday night at the Mount Edgcumbe – a restaurant and bar, now with rooms – in Tunbridge Wells, and the place is abuzz. This affluent commuter town may have a rather staid reputation but here a sense of character and eccentricity strikes as soon as you walk in the door. For starters, there’s a […]

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The Masons Arms, Louth, Lincolnshire: hotel review

There is a lot to like about the Masons Arms in historic Louth. The handsome, 1775 coaching inn had dwindled into a rather shabby pub – with outdated, rarely used guest rooms – when local businessman and farmer Charles Nickerson bought it at the beginning of this year. It closed for six months of refurbishment […]

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Treasure Beach, Jamaica: life beyond Jakes

Treasure Beach first appeared on the Jamaican tourist map almost 25 years ago, with the opening of a hotel called Jakes. The then obscure fishing village on the island’s south-east coast quickly acquired a following among travellers drawn to adjectives like “barefoot”, “boho”, and “off-the-beaten-track”, and the rare blend of boutique chic and authentic Jamaica […]

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The Hafod Hotel, Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: review

Reached by heritage steam train and sitting above a waterfall, this historic former hunting lodge inland from Aberystwyth is being smartened up by its new owners There can be few more satisfying ways of arriving at a hotel than on a tiny steam train, huffing and puffing up the side of a sumptuous Welsh valley. […]

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