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Newsletter, March 2020

ClovellyInevitably, this month is dominated by Coronavirus; and our Newsletter was overtaken by events even as it was going out. In the time it took to work through our mailing list, Government advice changed twice and the whole situation became much more serious. So for now, all we can do is look forward with optimism (or at least, hope) to the time when life becom....READ MORE

British Landmarks You Really Mustn't Miss

StonehengeI feel like I've set myself an impossible task here as there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of British landmarks that shouldn't be missed. Here are a selected few: Hadrian's Wall, Land's End, St Michael's Mount, Mount Snowdon, the white cliffs of Dover, the Jurassic coast, Stonehenge and Avebury.....READ MORE

Newsletter - New Year 2020

Admiral's Inn, Antigua New Year to all our Little Hotels subscribers! (And to anyone who has had this forwarded by a friend.) We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and now perhaps your mind is turning to holidays in 2020. As we always do at this time of year, we offer you here a few thoughts to help you plan.....READ MORE

Newsletter, November 2019

SardiniaIt's getting towards the quietest time of the year now, or at least it should be. Not many people going on holiday, and not many people booking either (even though now is a good time for getting the best choices and the possibility of Early Booking discounts). There's still plenty to keep us occupied though....READ MORE

Discovering Venice

Venice, Rialto, gondoliersI have a confession to make: until I visited Venice I had no idea it was so special! That probably makes me incredibly naive, a philistine even. But once I saw it, I was completely bowled over. From the tiny "Don't Look Now" alleyways to the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge, Venice is utterly amazing.....READ MORE

Riviera - Such an Evocative Word

Italian Riviera"Riviera" seems to convey so much more sophistication and glamour than just "the seaside". But where does the word come from? Surprisingly perhaps, it's not French.....READ MORE

Newsletter, August 2019

altFor years, Little Hotels specialised solely in Spain and the Spanish islands so inevitably we are still best known for carefully chosen small hotels in Spain. Now that we are covering hotels in a few other countries too, we offer a much wider choice for your next holiday. Let's look at a few of the places that we recommend.....READ MORE

Resisting the Hard Sell at the Car Hire Desk

car rentalMany years ago we took a family holiday to Florida. Our hire car was all pre-booked and paid for. Yet when I reached the pickup desk I was told that I should take out their extra (super-expensive) insurance because the CDW wasn’t enough. I was tired after an 8 hour flight, the family were restless and wanted to get going, so I reluctantly paid up....READ MORE