Hotel Review: Innside by Melia, Manchester

Manchester is a great city that has lots to see and do and is constantly evolving and changing, with lots of new up and coming housing developments, hotels and restaurants such as the Ancoats area which is undergoing a huge transformation and then Salford Quays which has recently been redevelopment with continuing works happening.

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Food & Restaurant Guide: Madeira

Like any country, Madeira has many food and drink traditions. and food and drink plays an important role in Madeiran culture. Most of the foods are fresh and readily available – being an island they are very much self sufficient.  From fish to meat, tropical fruits, sweets and bread there is something for everyone to try.

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A Guide to…Madeira

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Hotel Review: Hotel V Fizeaustraat, Amsterdam

Tourism in Amsterdam is at a high with tourist numbers up by 9% – the biggest increase in 12 years. And now the tourist numbers are likely to increase even more with the recent introduction this week of the direct Eurostar service from London, St Pancreas to the Dutch city, with a travel time of 3 hours, 41 minutes.

To deal with the increase of tourists there has been many new hotels and bed & breakfast’s opened up in recent years. Many of them are contemporary and boutique styled with unique interiors or design to set them apart from the competition.

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Hotel Review: Novotel London Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf – part of London Docklands, on the eastern edge of the city is best known for being the financial capital of London. Since 1987 it has been redeveloped into the thriving, high-class and opulent area it is today. It also contains many of Europe’s tallest buildings including the second-tallest in the UK, One Canada Square. Formerly a once thriving port, Canary Wharf has now become home to many top hotels and restaurants. Being just a one stop tube ride away from The O2 Arena makes it the perfect area to stay when going to an concert or event.

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Hotel Review: Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa

Bristol has been on my bucket list of places to visit for a while. During my time at Solent University I lived in a house for two of the three years with two girls from Bristol so had already heard lots about the place.

As my birthday was upcoming (the big 30!) I wanted to go away for a few days to celebrate. Now February isn’t the greatest time for a birthday and unless I was going to spend a lot of money going to the Caribbean or Australia there was not much chance of some sunshine.

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