Hotels worth a visit !

A listing of hotels visited and recommended, with a brief description of facilities.

Palace Hotel, Manchester

4 star elegance, excellence, accommodation, food and service. Set in a beautiful converted building, still maintaining the original grand design of the building's former use.

Stay Inn, Manchester

Inexpensive basic but clean accommodation. Useful for MEN and Manchester City. Car Parking. Stayed several times.

Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, Glossop

Absolutely charming, food superb, nothing too much trouble at the family owned and run hotel. Cannot recommend it enough, rooms a bit small, but who cares with such lovely countryside all nearby, just outside Glossop, Derbyshire.

The Old Golf House Hotel, Huddersfield

Basic but excellent location and restaurant. When I stayed one night the staff were friendly, efficient and welcoming.

Old Pier House B&B / Loch Ness Log Cabinsmore info

Old Pier House

Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire PH32 4BX, United Kingdom

01320 366418

Stayed once and always want to go back. One day I will. Run by Jenny MacKenzie, the most friendly welcome, good hearty breakfasts and accommodation beside Loch Ness. A short walk from Fort Augustus. The perfect location for exploring the Highlands, Isle of Sky, Inverness, St. Andrews, north to Thurso and all in between.

The Anchorage Hotel, Babbacombe

Stayed one night. Great location, excellent restaurant, good rates. Want to stay again and I will one day.

The Pines Hotel, Swanage

I stayed for a few days and it was the loveliest place, food excellent, service and location unbeatable. Secluded spot away from the busy parts of Swanage. I recommend the family room, with balcony and sea view.

The Lobster Pot, Jersey

Cannot locate the hotel so maybe it has changed hands or has been renamed. There are plenty of good hotels on the Island.

I spent several days on the Island in December one year, the weather was warm, accommodation good and food excellent. Would go again if ever I re-visit Jersey. Hire a car at the port, St. Helier, if arriving by sea.