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…

Grandeur on the sea

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

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…

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…

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…

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…