5* Kuala Lumpur & Borneo holiday, Two Shangri-Lahotels, Malaysia - save 20%
What better way to experience the eclectic culture and diverse landscape of Malaysia than to travel from its capital city to its beautiful coast? Staying in two...... more
What better way to experience the eclectic culture and diverse landscape of Malaysia than to travel from its capital city to its beautiful coast? Staying in two exceptional locations, you'll travel from Malaysia's hip and bustling Kuala Lumpur to the stunning coast of Borneo, a destination bursting with phenomenal natural beauty. Kuala Lumpur has grown from its humble beginnings into a powerful metropolis of skyscrapers, ancient temples, boutiques, market stalls and warungs (street cafes). In the middle of it all, just a short stroll from Central Market, is the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. A tranquil retreat with lush tropical water gardens, a labyrinthine maze, four restaurants, three bars, a spacious decked swimming pool and a brand new health club, it was the winner of the Best Luxury Hotel in Malaysia at the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2012.From Malaysia's remarkable capital you'll fly to the northwest coast of Borneo, where you'll be staying in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah State, where soft white beaches are washed with the South China Sea and dense tropical jungle brims with exotic wildlife. At the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, you're just a running jump from the beautiful water and you can see the peak of Mount Kinabalu from your own window. The hotel's Chi Spa was voted the "best spa in Malaysia" by SpaFinder, the dining is refined and varied and the sports facilities are top notch, with a health club and a huge outdoor pool.Our fantastic offer includes three nights at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur in a Deluxe room with breakfast and seven nights at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, in a Kinabalu Mountain View room, on a room-only basis. We've also included a full-day elephant sanctuary tour in Kuala Lumpur as well as return flights from London Heathrow, internal flights and private transfers.Days 1-4: Kuala Lumpur Days 4-11: Borneo
Hotel La Tour, Birmingham, West Midlands - save 44%
Only unwrapped last year, the four-star HotelLa Tour is a sleek, shard-like residence in Birmingham city centre. Championing ultra-modern...... more
Only unwrapped last year, the four-star HotelLa Tour is a sleek, shard-like residence in Birmingham city centre. Championing ultra-modern architecture and a high-spec interior; this fresh-faced newcomer puts an urban spin on luxury hospitality.Designed for both business and pleasure - HotelLa Tour boasts clean lines, bold design and a just-out-of-the-box gleam. Rooms ooze personality; the clean white cafe is enlivened with pops of colour and a leafy secret-garden wall, while the restaurant blends solid oak flooring with demure muted greys. Inside the bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and luxe bathrooms with walk-in rain showers make rest-time very appealing indeed.Our offer includes a stay in an Executive room with breakfast, plus a complimentary bottle of house wine if you book dinner in the restaurant.Good to knowBirmingham's renowned Christmas market is on from now until 22nd December.
Advantages: Beautiful, close to lots of places of interest Disadvantages: Packed in summer
...I love travelling and seeing different parts of the world, but my recent trip to the Lake District over Easter reminded me of the beautiful countryside and scenery much closer to home that I often take for granted. After a lot of research into which areas of the Lakes provided the most opportunities to visit places we?ve always wanted to see (and which had the most links to William Wordsworth...
Advantages: Cheap Disadvantages: No iron in the room
...Some Family friends were on holiday in the Lake District for a couple of weeks, they were staying in the Caravan park in one of the small towns nearby.
The invited us over for a couple of days, however we couldn't get booked in at the caravan park as it was fully booked for mid week breaks!
So we had to have a look at an alternative place to stay, somewhere cheap with basic facilities...
Advantages: Location and scenery and activities Disadvantages: Having to take your own towels
...HARTSOP HALL COTTAGES
I have now been to the Lake District for my annual family holiday twice, the first time in mid winter with snow on the ground, and the most recent one in August.
The summer holiday was excellent, in excellent surroundings, having spent a week at Dovedale Cottage, which is one of two cottages at Hartsop Hall Cottages. The cottage itself is excellent and highly...