All posts tagged: paris

Hotel La Tremoille, Paris

If it’s good enough for Gaga, it’s good enough for me. La TREMOILLE was just what we needed after a busy few days of wandering the city of Paris, dancing our feet off at Pitchfork festival and eating a glut of rich food. It’s everything you would expect from a boutique five star hotel in one of the most luxurious and romantic cities in the world. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, a bed fit for five kings, all the amenities you could possibly need, no less than a choice of six Moulton Brown shower gels, the softest bath robes and padded slippers, high ceilings and a balcony looking out onto the cobbled streets below. As I entered the room, the child in me was unleashed and I took a running leap and crashed down onto the bed, enveloping myself in expensive silky smooth bedding. I could have easily crawled under the duvet and not moved until I had to check out, but I sensibly dragged myself up and took one last wander into the city, a …

Hotel Pont Royal, Paris

I felt very lucky on my birthday last year – lucky to have a friend so lovely that she bought me a return ticket to Paris on the Eurostar. We decided to go in late January for a couple of nights, which gave us a lot to look forward to following the December Christmas celebrations. We stayed at Hotel Pont Royal for the first night and moved up north closer to the station for the second. We caught the early Eurostar train from King’s Cross and three hours later arrived at the hotel where we checked in and dropped our bags off before heading straight out to wander around the streets of Paris. While we were waiting to check in, we glanced up and saw pictures on the wall of famous American intellectuals, who back in their heyday made Hotel Pont Royal their Paris home. The cocktail bar was a thing of beauty – dark and lavish and we learned it was one of the leading cocktail bars in Paris from the 1920s and frequented …

Why risk another UK summer washout?

This is a guest post by jet2.com At the end of last week I was so miserable about the weather. Rain, cloud and cold temperatures haven’t exactly worked wonders for my mood. We were lucky with a couple of sunny days over the bank holiday weekend but the rain has returned this week and I think it’s time to start thinking about a quick getaway. See below for the top five holiday destinations for summer 2013 from jet2.com. Amsterdam Whether for a long weekend or a ‘proper’ holiday, Amsterdam is sure to keep you busy, day and night. A wander down the canals, overtaken by cyclists and watched by those aboard the boats that sail next to you, it’s hard to think of anywhere you would rather be. 2013 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the city’s canals and the reopening of the Rijksmuseum, it having been closed for redevelopment for ten years. You will be spoilt for choice as to where to stay, with some of the best and most unusual – even eccentric – …