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My Top Quality Hotels


My 2022 “Little Book of Escorted Holidays” features many new hotels selected for their quality, service and often romantic countryside locations.  Hotels where you’re treated as individuals and not a ‘coach party’.  Many hotels are 4* or more, yet many are my personal favourites, I feel my selection of quality hotels offers you a greater choice of holiday across the United Kingdom.


Below are just a few choices I recommend for their outstanding features.


Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness 4*

On the banks of the River Ness, opposite Inverness Castle. The Palace Hotel has period architecture in both buildings with a contemporary interior style. A new elegant lounge and a superb Leisure Club & Spa.  Lift in main building.  Excellent quality of bedrooms, lounges, hospitality and cuisine.  A wonderful holiday and exceptional 4* value – Deirdre July 2021.


Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth 3*

A real favourite with our passengers, this hotel is situated on the Esplanade, overlooking the beach and minutes from the town.  The hotel is owned by the Hook family and is renowned for its excellent 4-course dinners and service.  Lift.  We have used this hotel successfully for years.


The Belgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay 4*

A few minutes’ level walk to the seafront. After a 3 million pound refurbishment the ‘Sands’ opened in November 2016. Luxurious bedrooms and public rooms will delight you. Excellent cuisine in the ‘Seasons’ restaurant.  Entertainment includes light music during meals, and keep your seats for the nightly cabaret. Spa, large pool, open plan bar/reception area. Lift.  One of Deirdre’s favourite hotels.


Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick 4*

This family run hotel is set in the heart of the picturesque market town of Keswick. Offers good food and accommodation and a large conservatory lounge overlooking the market square.  Highly praised for excellent food and service in 2021.








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