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The Met

The Met is a beautiful four-star hotel located in the centre of Leeds, close to many of the city’s major attractions. Just three minutes’ walk from the train station, the hotel is so easy to reach. Full of charm and character, this hotel cannot be beaten on unique style or on its excellent location.

The Met offers a selection of 120 stylish en-suite bedrooms behind an ornate facade. Each room has a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms also have work areas and internet connections so are perfect for business travellers.

The hotel has its own gym and a bar and restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining and a selection of quality wines, or simply relax with a couple of drinks. The Met also has conference facilities so it is perfect for all kinds of business events as well as luxurious holidays and weekend breaks.

When staying here you will be mere minutes away from the city centre. Here you will find top class shops and boutiques at locations such as the Victoria Quarter and the Light, where you can splash out on high street and designer treats. There are also plenty of bars, pubs and music venues so if you feel like a night on the town, Leeds will certainly deliver.

The hotel is also conveniently close to the West Yorkshire Playhouse where you can take in some outstanding theatrical productions, and the uniquely fascinating Royal Armouries museum. Sports lovers will want to pay a visit to the nearby Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

If you like the sound of the Met, you can book a room right now through our secure booking facility. Treat yourself to a stay in this gorgeous hotel and you will be in the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the excitement and glamour of Leeds.

Where To Book? You can book a stay at The Met hotel here.

Location: Leeds

Adelphi

If you are visiting Liverpool for leisure, business, or simply feel like having a peaceful getaway, the historic Adelphi Hotel is a wonderful place to spend a little time. Nestled in the heart of the city centre, this renowned hotel boasts buckets of Edwardian charm and fantastic facilities. The imposing building is a familiar landmark in the city centre and is close to Lime Street Station so you will have no trouble locating it.

When staying here you’ll in mere walking distance of some of the best known attractions of the city, including the Albert Dock area, the Beatles Experience, and numerous theatres, restaurants, bars and museums. You’ll be in the ideal position for a spot of shopping too as you are in easy reach of the city centre with its fantastic range of stores catering for all tastes.

This is the largest hotel in Liverpool, containing 402 bedrooms, each with its own quirky historic character, yet fitted with all the modern comforts you need. Each room has its own bathroom so you can enjoy total privacy during your stay. In addition, they have all the features you would expect for your convenience, such as tea and coffee facilities and satellite TV.

Besides the beautifully appointed rooms, you will discover two restaurants and two bars within the hotel, perfect for enjoying a relaxed evening meal, a leisurely lunch or a few drinks before you head off for a night on the town. If you fancy a bit of a workout, you can enjoy the use of a contemporary gym, swimming pool, sauna and solarium too.

Perhaps you are looking for a place to hold a meeting or business conference. The Adelphi can certainly deliver on that front too. It contains fourteen spacious conference rooms including a large one that can accommodate 850 people, so however big or small the occasion, your guests will be well taken care of.

Where To Book? You can book a stay at the Adelphi hotel here.

Location: Liverpool

The Old Success Inn

Cornwall is a gorgeous part of the country with some of the UK’s most dramatically sweeping landscapes and best beaches. Penzance is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region due to its intense natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere and close proximity to Land’s End, the most westerly point of England.

Sennen Cove, just 10 miles from Penzance, is a particularly stunning part of the Cornish bay. It boasts a clear blue sea and golden sands. In this idyllic setting you will find the Old Success Inn. This lovely 17th century inn makes a great place to spend a relaxed few days, strolling on the beach, sunbathing and swimming, enjoying freshly caught seafood, and taking in the majestic views across the bay.

The inn has been refurbished to include modern conveniences, but still retains its sense of history and personality. You can choose from bed and breakfast, full board or self catering accommodation, as they offer a choice of comfortable bedrooms and apartments with stunning sea views. This is also a popular pub so you will never be far away from good food and drinks when staying here. You can pop into the bar in the morning for a full English breakfast to set you up for a day at the seaside, or refresh yourself with a few drinks after a long day.

Whether you’re away with the family and plan to spend some time playing on the beach and exploring Cornwall, if you’re after a quiet and tranquil break, the Old Success will accommodate you comfortably during your holiday. Make a booking here to experience some of the real character of Cornwall, without having to give up your home comforts.

Where To Book? You can book a stay at The Old Success Inn here.

Location: Penzance

Secret Location Kenilworth

Located in beautiful Warwickshire, Kenilworth is a unique and historic destination for a short break or visit. Although not an obvious tourist spot, this hidden gem has much to offer to adventurous visitors. Just a few miles from Warwick and Coventry, it is very easy to reach and makes for a wonderful scenic break.

The most well-known local attraction is the ruin of Kenilworth Castle. This impressive structure dates from Norman and Tudor times and is famous for its beauty, scale, and its important historic role. It was used as a base by the Lancastrians during the War of the Roses and was the scene of a reception for Queen Elizabeth I.

Today it is open to the public and makes for a truly fascinating day out. Be sure to pay it a visit if you’re staying in the area. Close to the castle you will find Little Virginia, a small hamlet. Sir Walter Raleigh is said to have planted the first potatoes brought to England here.

Another must visit location for history enthusiasts is the attractive red sandstone form of St Nicholas’ Church, which has been visited by many monarchs throughout the ages. In the grounds of the church you will find the ruins of medieval St Mary’s Abbey.

There are four nature reserves in Kenilworth including the tranquil Parliament Piece, the ancient Crackley Wood, the open heathland of Kenilworth Common and the pretty Knowle Hill, an important butterfly habitat. All of these areas are great for long, peaceful and scenic strolls.

Take a walk up High Street and Bridge Street to see a selection of lovely listed buildings and to relax in one of the many charming pubs and cafes that line the streets. There are also many quirky specialist shops and galleries where you can pick up a souvenir or two of your time in Kenilworth.

The Marina Guest House

Where To Book? You can book a stay at The Marina Guest House here.

Location: Great Yarmouth

If you fancy a quiet and relaxed break, or a cosy getaway with your other half, consider booking yourself a room at the Marina Guest House in Great Yarmouth. This four-star rated guest house caters for adults only so you can look forward to a peaceful time here. The luxurious rooms make the perfect setting for some rest and relaxation.

When making a booking here you can choose from five bedrooms, either single, double or twin, so all kinds of guests are well catered for. At the Marina they pride themselves on their great customer service and make sure all those little home comforts are available – fresh towels, toiletries, tea and coffee in the rooms, hairdryers, and Freeview TV make your stay that much more pleasant and convenient.

You can also enjoy total freedom during your stay at this guest house. There are no time restrictions, so if you fancy a late evening you’ll have no concerns about being locked out. To top it all off, in the morning you will be offered a choice of tasty breakfasts to refresh you and start your day off properly.

As well as enjoying top notch accommodation, you’ll be in easy reach of the delights of Great Yarmouth when staying here. The convenient location puts you in easy reach of some of the main attractions this popular tourist destination has to offer.

Have an exciting day out at the Pleasure Beach, visit the racecourse or simply take some long walks along the seaside and soak up the atmosphere. Norfolk is full of picturesque scenery, charming towns and villages and lovely pubs and restaurants. Whether you want a little action and excitement or feel like getting away from it all, Great Yarmouth won’t disappoint.

Secret Location Nairn

Absorb the majesty of the Scottish Highlands with a stay at a bed and breakfast in Nairn. This picturesque seaside town on the Moray Firth makes an ideal base for discovering the Highlands while making a wonderful destination in its own right. Take a look at the available local bed and breakfasts and treat yourself to a lovely time in this up-and-coming destination.

Nairn is a seaside town that basks in one of the driest and sunniest spots in Scotland. It has long, award-winning clean beaches, ideal for family holidays and long, lazy summer days. If you are lucky, you may have the thrilling experience of spotting a dolphin in the Moray Firth along the Nairn coastline.

The town is the home of Scotland’s only free Highland Games. This is a huge event which takes place every August and involves an abundance of top class athletics and dancing, with drummers and pipers marching throughout the town. Time your visit to coincide with the games to get a true taste of Scottish tradition.

Nairn is also known for its golfing – it is visited by golf lovers from all over the globe and contains one of the most highly regarded courses in the world, the Nairn Golf Club, which has played host to many major tournaments through the years.

Nairn has gained a reputation in recent years as an intriguing cultural spot. It has earned the name of Festival Capital of the Highlands, with several exciting yearly events including an International Jazz Festival, Book & Arts Festival and the Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams, an acclaimed new film festival created by local resident movie star Tilda Swinton.

There is plenty to enjoy around the town too. Surrounded by the glorious Highlands, a stay in Nairn affords you the opportunity for cycling and walking in the beautiful countryside, or visiting the local nature reserves such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands.

As you can see, Nairn is a fantastic destination that has much to offer its visitors. See for yourself why this promising spot has gained a worldwide name for itself and book a room in one of the many charming local bed and breakfasts.

The Westbury Hotel

Where To Book? You can book a stay at The Westbury Hotel here.

Location: London

London is a fascinating city of many contrasts, and is the place to be if you want to indulge and pamper yourself on a city break. If you want to treat yourself to a splash of luxury during your stay there, try making a booking at the Westbury Hotel. No detail has been neglected at this opulent hotel and you can anticipate a truly special stay here.

This fantastic contemporary five-star hotel is situated in Mayfair’s Bond Street, a magnet for fashion lovers who flock here for the many high-end stores and boutiques. This area also makes a great base to visit some of London’s top clubs and restaurants.

After a day of enjoying London’s delights, you can retire to your luxurious room and enjoy a truly indulgent evening. The bedrooms and suites come with many extra special touches, including fully stocked minibars, the latest fashion magazines and flat screen TVs. Many of them feature stunning panoramic views over the capital’s skyline. We haven’t even mentioned the bathrooms yet – these marble havens boast invigorating rain forest showers and you will be provided with a selection of Molton Brown toiletries.

Besides the rooms, the hotel also features Alyn Williams at the Westbury, a fine-dining restaurant; the Tsukiji sushi restaurant, which offers fresh and delicious Japanese dishes; a relaxing lounge area; and the ultra-stylish Art Deco-style Polo Bar where you can enjoy sophisticated cocktails and champagnes.

For a hotel that has plenty of charm combined with an unrivalled level of quality and a fantastic location, the Westbury can’t be beaten. A refines romantic weekend, a leisurely London visit or a business trip become something truly out of the ordinary when you are staying here. Book yourself a suite or bedroom now and start planning an unforgettable trip to the capital.

Secret Location Foyers

Scotland has many stunningly beautiful areas which are a little further off the beaten track, but still well worth a visit. One such place is Foyers, a picturesque village in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Nestled on the east shore of Loch Ness, this is a wonderful destination for people who want to soak up the wild beauty of the Highlands, experience beautiful scenery and absorb some amazing views.

Most people visit the western side of Loch Ness, but Foyers can be found on the quieter side of the lock which makes it an excellent choice for those who are in search of a calm, peaceful break away from the usual tourist destinations. The Scottish Highlands are perfect for relaxing weekends or longer breaks and make the ideal getaway from busy city life.

This area is rich in natural beauty so if you enjoy going for long walks and taking in the scenery, you will not be disappointed. One of the main interesting sights you will see here is the Falls of Foyers, a pair of waterfalls which flow from the River Foyers and into a gorge leading to the Loch. One of the falls is almost 90 feet high and is a truly spectacular sight.

As another point of interest, Foyers is also the location of Boleskine House, just a couple of miles away from the main town. This was once the home of famous occultist Aleister Crowley; it was also owned by guitarist Jimmy Page and featured in the Led Zeppelin film The Song Remains The Same. It is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK and is now a private residence, though still a place of interest for those who are interested in the occult.

Belfast City Centre Apartment

Where To Book? You can book a stay at Belfast City Centre Apartment here.

Location: Belfast

Near Belfast’s well known Golden Mile is a stylish, welcoming and affordable apartment where you can base yourself as you explore all this exciting city has to offer. Belfast City Centre Apartment offers three-star accommodation in the heart of the city, within walking distance of many great attractions and places to visit.

If you want to enjoy freedom and independence, and get a real taste of Belfast living rather than staying in a conventional hotel, this self catering apartment is a great choice. It is finished to a high standard, featuring free Wifi, bright and airy rooms, and contemporary furnishings. The little touches give the apartment a real sense of charm and character. It can accommodate up to four people so is perfect for families, couples, or friends who want to stay together rather than booking separate hotel rooms.

The location of this apartment can’t be beaten. You can enjoy peace and quiet during the nights as it is nestled in a peaceful, tree lined cul de sac, yet you are in easy reach of Dublin Road, location of lots of top bars, restaurants and pubs. Try indulging in a few pints at the famous Crown Liquor Saloon, or the Empire Bar for great live music. The Cathedral Quarter is also within easy reach, where you will find many stylish bars and restaurants.

If you fancy venturing a little further afield, the beautiful Mourne Mountains are a mere hour’s drive away, and the world famous natural wonder of the Giant’s Causeway is also within driving distance.

All of this is at your doorstep, while you enjoy total comfort and privacy in your very own apartment. What could be better? Whether you are a tourist or business traveller, book yourself into this great apartment and find out why Belfast is becoming such a popular destination.

Secret Location Wallsend

Newcastle is famous for its culture and nightlife, but if you’ve already done it to death and are looking for a North East break somewhere a little different, why not consider spending a weekend in Wallsend? Found in North Tyneside, this area is just three and a half miles away from the centre of Newcastle which makes it easy to reach from the city.

Wallsend has much to offer to history enthusiasts. its name derives from the fact that it is the location of the end of Hadrian’s Wall, a famous Roman wall which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Many people come to this area to follow the long-distance Hadrian’s Wall Path, which stretches from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway – a route of 84 miles. For walking enthusiasts, this is one of the most interesting and historic walking routes England has to offer. Although long the route is relatively easy and well signposted, and as it’s a popular route you’ll never be short of other walkers to meet. In Roman times, Wallsend was called Sedgedunum, and evidence of its historic past can be seen scattered throughout the town.

The town has really expanded in the years since World War 2 and has a busy centre filled with shops. The historic Holy Cross area of the town contains the ruins of a medieval church – an interesting diversion – while the picturesque Wallsend Green is a great place to take a relaxing stroll.

If you’re interested in Roman history or simply want to treat yourself to a relaxing stay somewhere a little out of the ordinary, consider booking yourself a bed and breakfast in Wallsend. You can find comfortable and affordable accommodation for this lovely area of the North East right here on our directory.