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Hotel Stories with a Twist:

My website and blog are personal reviews and recommendations of a chosen few of the many hotels and 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 my website.  The main theme is diversity.  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. They range from traditional heritage properties to chic and trendy modern hotels.   The reviews are intended to showcase a range of different styles from historic to the more edgy; the common denominator being their appeal to the discerning traveller.

Naturally some of the properties are members of the Blue Book and the Historic Hotels of Europe but there are many others that I have reviewed  – just because I like them and they have the ability to create a memorable experience.

I hope you will enjoy reading about these authentic and interesting places.

In addition to these Reviews you might find some interesting information on my regular Travel Blog, which periodically features 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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