The rooms at [[Name]] in Kingston, South West London, are so cheap that you should book now. Stay at this two star London budget hotel and you'll be...... more
The rooms at [[Name]] in Kingston, South West London, are so cheap that you should book now. Stay at this two star London budget hotel and you'll be ideally placed for exploring Hampton Court Palace and trying out Chessington World of Adventures; central London is only a 30 minute train ride away too!
Hotel du Lac is an impeccably produced BBC television adaptation of Anita Brookner's Booker Prize-winning novel. Middle-aged writer Edith Hope has fled...... more
Hotel du Lac is an impeccably produced BBC television adaptation of Anita Brookner's Booker Prize-winning novel. Middle-aged writer Edith Hope has fled London and romantic disappointment to find sanctuary at a luxury hotel on a Swiss Lake, but finding no escape from her loneliness must eventually face her past. Edith is played with compassion by Anna Massey, her intellect and wit acting as a defence against her own failings, and support comes from a superb cast including Denholm Elliott, Googie Withers, Julia McKenzie, Patricia Hodge, Irene Handl and Barry Foster. Brookner's apparently slight but multi-layered tale is skilfully crafted by writer Christopher Hampton, who has with such films as Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Quiet American (2002) become a master of literary adaptation. Giles Foster's direction focuses on bringing the best from his cast, rather than attempting any sort of cinematic sweep, and Carl Davis' eloquent theme music makes the introspection all the more touching. Ultimately, though, it is Anna Massey's insightful central performance which makes Hotel du Lac such a memorable slice of television. On the DVD:Hotel du Lac is presented in the original TV broadcast 4:3 ratio with a very poor, extremely grainy and soft picture. The sound is reasonable mono, clear and free from distortion though lacking in dynamic range. The only extra, though one well worth having, is a serious and highly informative commentary from Giles, Hampton and producer Sue Birtwistle. --Gary S Dalkin
Advantages: clean great location Disadvantages: night club opposite
...I decided I wanted to go away for the school half term. I had found a holiday park with a really good offer but ummed and arred and lost out on the deal.
So we decided to go for York. I searched the internet for a B & B and got a sale for Hampton By Hilton. We paid £299 for 4 nights for 2 adults and two children, which I thought was quite good. It advertised being two minutes away from the train...
Advantages: Very welcoming, clean, lovely view Disadvantages: no bath in our room.
...When it was beautiful weather last summer a friend of mine asked if I would like a night away with her as a treat. This really was a lovely one off and we decided it would be lovely to go to the seaside. We opted for Llandudno as we have both travelled here a few times and have happy memories. We also thought that there would be plenty of sights for us to see. We chose this hotel after reading...
Advantages: Clean, basic, reasonably priced, well-situated Disadvantages: Could be better decor in rooms, buffet a bit hit and miss
...When our coach pulled up outside the back of Hotel Ternopil, I saw a large impersonal hotel, which looked like it had no charm or individuality, a throwback from the Soviet era. My first impressions were not entirely inaccurate, but the hotel is well situated, by Lake Ternopil, and has had a good re-vamp.
Whilst the outside of the hotel, which is in good condition, does look unappealing...
11.02.2014 09:16 ·Read review
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