A Life Enriching Experience at the Corinthia Hotel London

Unquestionably one of London’s finest, Corinthia Hotel London combines grandeur and heritage with modern freshness. Featuring seven penthouses, two world-class restaurants, the award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa and much more, the hotel is a destination in itself, minutes from the West End and the River Thames. Perfectly positioned in the heart of London, the…

Top 5 Spring Gift Ideas

Spring is here – we can see it and, after a long Winter, we can feel it too! Now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. With that in mind, we have a wonderful selection of gift experiences from venues located in the country that would make lovely gifts, to…

Put a spring in your step…

We’re heading to Wales… Tre-Ysgawen Hall in North Wales and it seems only right with the arrival of March, St David’s Day; the daffodils are on their way up and out of the wintery ground and Spring is most definitely in the air. Set in eleven acres of beautiful grounds and gardens with views of…

Raithwaite Estate, a grand coastal retreat

Whitby, North Yorkshire, is home to Raithwaite Estate, a grand coastal retreat comprised of two hotels, a collection of quaint private stone cottages, an ultra-exclusive Lake House and a tranquil spa. Two minutes from the beach and covering around 100 acres, there are a range of buildings on the Estate including: The Hall; which is home…

Another chance to get together…

It is safe to come out; Christmas is over and as the credit card bills start to land to reveal the full blow of the festive finances, it is often a time when we reflect upon the last couple of weeks of the year. Did I need to get that… spend that… did they appreciate…

Grandeur on the sea

The Grand Brighton, sitting proudly along one of the UK’s most iconic seafronts.

Afternoon Tea experience guide…

A few friendly tips on afternoon tea and how to make the most of your next afternoon tea experience. Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially British institution and it’s popularity continues to grow with the experience becoming more individual and stylised by an assortment of venues. Call it what you may… Cream Tea, High Tea, Elevenses (for…

I (poodle) do!

Treats and retreats… Gift ideas for dog lovers. So we are a nation of pet lovers and now new research from PetsPyjamas reveals that 60% of dog owners would take their pet on honeymoon, if they could… and a waggingly-staggering 90% admit to buying their furry chum a birthday or Christmas gift. Gracia Amico, CEO of PetsPyjamas, said:…

Here comes the science bit…

In case you had forgotten, we have always said that experiences make the best presents and now more research has been conducted to prove it! Are you the type of person who likes to have a gift list of ideas for your loved ones, but each year it seems harder and harder to get 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…

Vroom with a view…

Introducing a Surrey gem that will leave you in a spin! The unique, design-led Brooklands Hotel first opened its doors in 2010 on the site of the iconic Brooklands race track and offers the ultimate combination of contemporary design with a vibrant history. The racing heritage can be seen throughout the hotel’s artwork and more…