Killeen House Hotel
Killeen House Hotel

Welcome to Delightful Hotels.

This website showcases interesting hotels reviewed by Hilary Finlay, Travel Writer & Blogger.  The hotels are chosen because of their authenticity and lack of blandness.  They range from chic boutique hotels to historic country houses.  More lately hotels which suit families have been included.  Have a pleasant read and if you want a true story of a real visit to a hotel this website is tailor made for you.

Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards (ROTYA) 2016 – judging day.

Hotel Stories with a Twist: covers personal reviews and recommendations of a selection of the many hotels and guesthouses that I have had the pleasure to visit over the years. The properties featured are situated in various locations around the globe.

My selection process is simple. I list those hotels that I like and have found to be memorable. Diversity is important.  Hotels are featured if they are unique and have a distinctive character.  In other words, they stand out from the crowd as being special places to stay.  Hotels regularly proclaim themselves as unique and far too often they disappoint.  My listing covers a broad spectrum from traditional heritage properties to chic, trendy modern hotels. More recently I have included hotels suitable for families since I am now periodically ‘Grandma on Tour’.  The chosen properties showcase different styles and grades so that there is something to suit everyone’s taste as well as budget. The common denominator is that they are all delightful places to stay, and you, the guest, will hopefully have a memorable experience to look back on with fondness.

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In addition to these Reviews you might find some interesting information on my regular Travel Blog, which includes special offers and mention of various things to do whilst taking a break. Also included are some restaurant reviews of superb meals that I have enjoyed.  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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