Views of football at Doubletree Hilton Milton Keynes

breakfast at hilton doubletree milton keynes

I always think there’s not much reason just to stay one night in a hotel, so I suggested we add a second night to our recent Chicheley Hall break, and look for another hotel nearby to stay in.  I’d suggested Milton Keynes – not the best place for a city break – with the idea that we were near enough to Whipsnade and other Bedfordshire attractions as well as having plenty of choice for eating out near the hotel.  It… Continue Reading “Views of football at Doubletree Hilton Milton Keynes”

Enjoy a country house hotel break at Chicheley Hall

chicheley hall hotel stay - bubbablue and me

I always laughed when people went away and stayed in hotels near home. Why stay an hour away when you can just visit for the day quite easily? But now I’ve had that experience, I’m rethinking. Actually if you need a break to get away from home, and give you the excuse to explore around that area, it’s a great idea. Plus saving 3-4 hours driving is a bonus – it means more time while you’re there.  We were asked… Continue Reading “Enjoy a country house hotel break at Chicheley Hall”

Queens Hotel in Southsea – a great location

Edwardian charm at Queens hotel in southsea - Bubbablue and me

I hate the pressure of booking a good hotel.  Generally because I’ve had 2 experiences in the past where we’ve arrived to find the hotel hasn’t received our booking or has ignored it. But also because when you go away you want it to be hassle free and however much you plan you can’t always get everything right.  I also mostly book last minute when it’s just N and myself going away.  Our latest break was to Portsmouth where we… Continue Reading “Queens Hotel in Southsea – a great location”