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Hotel Stories with a Twist:

My Website and Blog comprises personal reviews and recommendations of a fraction of the many hostelries –  ranging from traditional heritage hotels; chic and trendy modern hotels to stunning small Guesthouses that I have  had the pleasure to visit over the years.  The properties featured are located in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.

Much thought has been given to choosing the properties that are included on the website. They are featured because they all have a unique and distinctive character and stand out from the crowd as being very special places to stay.  You won’t find any boring beige hotels in the listing. The reviews are intended to showcase  different styles of properties from historic to more edgy and cutting edge; all of which will appeal to the more discerning traveller.

Some of the properties featured are members of prestigious marketing associations such as Irelands Blue Book; Historic Hotels of Europe; Discover Ireland and other regional marketing organisations.

Each story/review is written from a personal viewpoint and hopefully you will enjoy reading  about these authentic and interesting places.   I am sure you will find them as enjoyable as I did on my visit.

In addition to these stories you might find some interesting information on my regular Travel Blog, which may feature special offers or some other little unknown facts about the hotels or their locality.   Feel free to comment as I am always open to new ideas.

Happy reading and remember these are proper stories and not just sound bites!!


Hilary Finlay, Travel Writer & Blogger

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