Introducing… Sofitel London St James

  Located on Waterloo Place on the corner of Pall Mall, close to the internationally recognised landmarks of Trafalgar Square and Regent Street, the 125,000 sq ft. Grade II listed building, owned by the Crown Estate represents one of the most prestigious hotel addresses in London. Formerly the banking hall of Cox’s and King’s, the…

Cool Summer Gift Ideas

Ahhh…Summer! Any of the lovely hotels on What I Really Wanted would make a great retreat for either a stay-cation, a day trip or even an afternoon or evening time out during the Summer. What is especially fitting for this time of year is the selection that have access to the great outdoors, outdoor pools, golf courses, tennis…

The sweet taste of the vineyard…

If you think this hotel’s name is nothing more than a quirky link to a hint of some vague association to wines, then think again. Whilst the vines may not be visible on site here, The Vineyard’s extensive cellar holds over 30,000 bottles, a fair few of which are Californian award winners, including a unique…

A slice of luxury living…

Discover Luton Hoo, a stunningly beautiful historic hotel, golf and spa nestled in over 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens and parkland on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border. A slice of luxury living in the countryside. Luton Hoo offers its guests the epitome of high class accommodation mixed with outstanding leisure facilities and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Accommodation takes the form…

One small step from the city…

Set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside and only 18 miles from central London, this former home of the Earls of Clarendon is now a luxury hotel with 215 bedrooms and suites, a championship golf course (home to the 2016 British Masters), an award-winning spa, three restaurants, as well providing a stunning backdrop for weddings and…

Between a Rock and a Spa place…

You’ll quickly discover why Rockliffe Hall has been named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Ultimate British Hotels and in the Top 25 Top UK’s Luxury Hotel, Travellers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. As the only hotel in the North East to hold 5 AA red stars (the highest possible accolade) as well as three AA Rosettes for The Orangery, a…

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…