Celebrating a decade at the top!

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa and Golf has been voted in the top three “Best UK Hotels” for a tenth year running in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016. Now, the cynics amongst you may take TripAdvisor reviews with a pinch of salt from time to time, however, ten years of consistent performance at the top of the…

Have a break. Have a staycation.

Make the most of your precious holiday time and discover what’s on your doorstep! There are a few reasons why you might be looking to go abroad for a short break… sunshine, sand and duty free… but there are plenty more reasons as to why a break within the UK offers you the chance to get…

Long live the King!

The Kings Head in the heart of the Cotswolds sits opposite the famous Cirencester church, overlooking the Market Place, with a commanding position in the centre of the town. The exact age of the Kings Head is not known. Historians site the existence of a coaching inn in the fourteenth century. Records show that in 1550, it was…

Team WIRW: Gillian

We are like a little family here so wanted to let you know who everyone is and what they do at What I Really Wanted. So we asked everyone to answer a few questions. Some answers are quite interesting… Introducing Gillian, Head of Product Development and Management: What did you want to be growing up?…

Perfection lies in imperfection!

Introducing the charming Oddfellows in the heart of Chester. Self-described as “idiosyncratic, whimsical and charming” there isn’t too much to add here. It is, as they say, just that. On the exterior, a beautiful Georgian town house sits proudly in the heart of Chester, a skipping stone from the river… but step inside and you’ll…

Team WIRW: Catharine

We are like a little family here so wanted to let you know who everyone is and what they do at What I Really Wanted. So we asked everyone to answer a few questions. Some answers are quite interesting… First up, our Head of Finance, Risk and Compliance and HR. Introducing Catharine: What did you…

It’s National Experience Week!

National Experience Week runs from 11th to 17th April this year. It is still a fairly new awareness week so don’t worry if you’ve not heard of it before. We think this is great as is supports and recognises the fact that giving someone a completely unique experience is something which will be remembered and cherished…

Hartwell House in the heart of Buckinghamshire

Our first post in a new series taking a closer look at the hotels you can discover on WhatIReallyWanted.com. Hartwell House, set amongst 90 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland (designed by none other than Capability Brown who celebrates his 300th anniversary this year), is one of Buckinghamshire’s top attractions.  A beautifully restored 17th Century stately home…