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The Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia

June 12, 2015
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The Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia!

The Great British Summer is finally HERE! It’s time for some fun in the sun 🙂 yesterday I enjoyed a lovely ‘long’ lunch and a game of Croquet oooo I do say. Where else can Croquet be played in London you might ask?… Try the Goring!!

I had the Smoked Salmon & Devilled Eggs to start followed by an amazing Lobster Omelette – a MUST try! It was not too heavy, quite creamy but very moorish. OH and the Chef was definitely not stingy with the Lobster.

“The Goring Hotel is an historic luxury hotel in London’s Belgravia district, famed for its independent style and modern British cuisine”.

The Goring stands out from the crowd as London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, with over a hundred years of passion for hospitality and commitment to service. Staff are trained to the highest standards of hospitality – always retaining a timely touch of fun. At The Goring, guests and made to feel at home, and after 105 years, they still continue to surprise and delight even the most frequent of guests…which I seem to have become!!

The Goring enjoys an enviable location in Belgravia. With Buckingham Palace, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and the Royal Parks all located nearby, it’s perfectly placed for shopping or theatre, work or play.

See more at: http://www.thegoring.com

Chloé xXx

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Sahara Star, Mumbai India

September 4, 2014
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Sahara Star – Mumbai India

I lived at the Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai, India from September-December 2012. During this time I was working as Model/Hostess in India for Sahara. I throughly enjoyed my stay there and have always wished to return in the near future. The people are warm, friendly and incredibly hospitable. I highly recommend checking it out if you are planning on visiting Mumbai. It has serene ambience for both business and leisure travellers. The location is ideal as it only 10/15 minutes away from the airport and the hotel offers taxi services which is perfect so you do not have to flag one down in the street.

The hotel has a luxurious vibe with many attractions for example; a picturesque tropical lagoon that looks up to the world’s largest pillar less clear-to-sky dome. There are also three compound-curved, custom-designed glass elevators with panoramic views. It has 223 attractive rooms including 13 luxurious suites which are complimented by “7 specialty” restaurants which makes choosing places to eat each day/night a challenge!

The Ocean Restaurant is simply breath taking, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is beautiful.  There is a private dinning room which holds India’s largest marine aquarium providing home to many wonders of marine life. The dining room is perfect for private soirees as well as special celebrations. It is exclusive in every manner and features customized menus, elegant table settings and special service.

During my stay, I was lucky enough to live in several of the Earth Rooms, each one overlooking the tropical lagoon. The guest rooms are furnished with either a king-size bed or twin beds. All of the Earth room open to a balcony where the guest can enjoy a relaxing evening & a spectacular view. Room service is good and there is a boutique gym and spa on the ground floor. There are several gift shops in the hotel and a bakery… YUM!

I loved eating at the Earth Plate! There is a huge selection of food to choose from and even the fussiest of eaters would manage to fill up a plate or two! I always found myself loading up a second plate at the buffet. The desert table is extremely tempting and I would often have to trial several cakes and different ice cream flavours after my main meal(s)… Thank heavens they have a gym! What I found impressive was the fact that there was always something different on offer every day.  I liked the fact every now and then they would introduce foods from one particularly country i.e. One week in the month they may have a Thai week. And there would be an extra table of special dishes from Thailand to try out. The Earth Plate was by far my favourite place to dine at the Sahara Star!

I would love to go back in the near future 🙂

http://www.saharastar.com 

Chloé xXx
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Knowsley Suite Hotel Review

August 11, 2014

My friends got married over the second weekend in August 2014 (Saturday 9th August). I stayed at the Knowsley Suite Hotel with my partner. The drive from London was long and due to weather conditions took us over 4.5 hours to arrive (without any stops). All you look forward to at this time is a warm welcome, a nice room and a cup of tea!

We booked two nights at the Knowsley Suites Hotel in an ‘Executive Suite’ which proved to be spacious, clean and close to the reception area. The suite was perfect for my partner and I as we were able to get ready in separate rooms if we wished to. There area few mirrors dotted around the suite so you can do your hair/makeup in either the bedroom, living room or bathroom.

There is a decent sized living room which has a desk, office chair, sofa, separate television, mini table and a small area with a kettle, coffees, teas etc. The bedroom was again roomy with a well-dressed bed, cushions and neat sheets. The bathroom was an average size had a shower curtain as opposed to a screen which I personally prefer. All in all the room was perfectly clean and much better than other hotel bedrooms we have stayed at before.

In the morning we made our way to the breakfast buffet. The full English breakfast was tasty and I even managed to get some vegetarian sausages on the sunday morning. You can help yourselves to cereals, cooked English food and many varieties of eggs and continentals pastries. Again very good for the unconventional breakfast feaster like myself as I like to have a random assortment of foods!

The only disappoint we had with staying in the hotel was that the rooms were quite hot (no air con) and there was a loud noise that sounded like a broken machine/fan that lasted about half an hour on Sunday morning around 8:00am; to our annoyance this woke us up. I did notify the staff when I checked out. Late night (early morning) room service took around 20-30minutes to arrive which consisted of tuna and cheese, and egg and cress sandwiches. The ironing board was also broken which was slightly annoying as my partner needed to iron his shirt desperately on the morning of the wedding. The staff said they would get another ironing board but it never came. After a few phone calls later they confirmed they did not have one they could lend us. When we returned after the wedding reception around 1:00am there was an iron board propped up against the wall in our room. Our room was not made on the Saturday morning which was a shame. Other than a few issues I would stay at this hotel again and did enjoy my stay. The breakfast was good and there was another choices to choose from. I wish I had time to check out the spa and gym facilities but unfortunately I had to leave early Sunday as it was a 6hour drive home. Overall I would recommend the hotel 🙂

http://www.suiteshotelgroup.com

Chloé xXx

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Early Mothers Day Treat

March 21, 2014

I had been secretly planning a surprise night out (and hotel stay) for Mum for a couple of weeks. As we are both always busy on the weekends… the only date we were both available was 14th- 15th March. So It was an early Mother’s Day gift 🙂 First, I surprised her with a FAMILY sized suite at the Mayfair Hotel, complete with two QUEEN beds (ahhhhmazingggg) It was our first time staying in the Mayfair. The Hotel was just breath taking…. ahhh I wish I could live there! http://www.themayfairhotel.co.uk Next we had some lunch and had a bottle of white before letting on to her I had booked double makeovers at Benefit in Carnaby Street!  Our makeup session lasted an hour and half (partly due to my purple smokey eyes taking foreverrrr). After I bought a few products for us both and luckily we had just enough time to dash into Zara so I could grab an outfit for tonights dinner. We strolled back looking ‘oh so glam’ to the Mayfair Hotel where I presented her with prosecco, macaroons, a card and present (a cute LBD) 🙂 We put on our glam rags, I straightened Mum’s hair and I had already curled my the night before (which was a god send and saved me so much time having to do it). We were picked up in a Rolls Royce at 8:45pm outside the Mayfair Hotel… (NICE) and dropped off at 5 Hertford St. – Lou Lou’s * a private members club * We met my friends in the Martini Bar, had a cheeky cocktail then popped downstairs for dinner, champagne and unlimited amounts of wine. The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered around 10 starters to share which included Tuna Tartar, Lobster, Prosciutto, various Salads, Breads, pasta, Zucchini, pasta and various other fish and meat dishes. I had the black cod which has got to be my FAVOURITE dish at the moment… it tasted like a slice of heaven! Mum had Sea bass and for desert we had a creme brûlée tart 😀 After dinner we headed to the night club in Lou Lou’s were we danced the night away with champagne and a few Baileys. http://5hertfordstreet.co.uk We were dropped off at the Mayfair Hotel in the early hours of the morning in the Rolls Royce…. The day/night could not have been any more perfect. It was exactly what I imagined 🙂 YAY I had the best time and from what I could see Mum had an absolute ball! We woke up early; thankfully Breakfast was included… We needed something to cure us! After breakfast we checked our and headed into Bond St for a spot of shopping in the sun 🙂 PERFECT. http://www.selfridges.com Chloé xXx