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Hotel shampoo, other people’s internet and office stationery have all been named as items it’s socially acceptable to steal in a new survey.
Results in full:
Hotel shampoo and other items – 93%
Unsecured internet – 88%
Restaurant condiments – 55%
Pub beer glasses - 37%
Office stationary - 27%
Colleague’s tea / coffee - 22%
Pick and mix sweets - 17%
Supermarket fruit - 11%
Pens from IKEA / Argos / Ladbrokes - 8%
Park flowers - 3%
The survey of 1000 adults by Paintballing.co.uk asked which items they felt it was acceptable to steal without feeling guilty.
Perhaps unsurprisingly items from hotels topped the list with more than …
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From the moment we booked I knew we were going to have a wonderful stay at The Swan. I chose the hotel as it’s an incredible building with 15th century architecture in one of the most beautiful medieval villages in England.
Of course, that will bring the interest but the continual return bookings are because of the excellent staff who made me and my daughter feel at home as soon as we arrived. Always professional yet wonderfully friendly, the team at The Swan have service just right. We got to know …
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Let’s get this out in the open: I am not a golfer. So how did I find myself at Close House Hotel, near Newcastle, which has two golf courses, plus a Golf Academy and Driving Range? And why am I so keen to encourage other non-golfers to stay there?
Close House Hotel can be many things to many people. I’m sure the golfers who sign up for membership to use the Filly and The Colt courses enjoy the hand-mown greens and the floodlit driving range for evening practice. Plus the ‘thinking …
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As part of our series of guest bloggers, Jools Stone of Trains on the Brain stops in The Highlands to investigate Kilcamb Lodge.
Sometimes you need reminding that ‘getting away from it all’ can be closer than you think. I’ve a tendency to ignore what’s on my doorstep, relatively speaking, and fetishise a travel break overseas in favour of something closer to home. Which is criminal when you consider that being in Edinburgh I have access to some of Europe’s most pristine and unspoilt scenery, courtesy of the Scottish Highlands.
Location – …
As part of our series of guest bloggers, Janice Waugh of Solo Traveler stops in Edinburgh to investigate Hotel Missoni.
Last November at The World Travel Market in London I had the chance to meet in the acclaimed travel blogger and social-media advocate, Janice Waugh. Up to then Janice and I had what could be called a casual electronic acquaintanceship on Twitter.
Yes, @bestlovedhotels and Janice, affectionately known as @solotraveller, had exchanged tweets from time to time admiring each other’s work. Since 2009, Janice has carved out an interesting niche writing …
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Guest blogger Laura Porter finds historical inspiration from her stay at Doxford Hall, Northumberland.
At a recent stay at Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa near Alnwick, Northumberland, my room was named ‘Grace Darling’ and I discovered a Victorian heroine from the area.
Grace was born in nearby Bamburgh in 1815, the seventh of nine children and the fourth daughter. Her father, William Darling, was a lighthouse keeper and the family lived at the lighthouse with him. In 1826, when Grace was ten years old, her family moved to the Longstone Lighthouse …
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Amie O’Shaughnessy is the Founder and Managing Editor of Ciao Bambino, an award-winning global family travel resource featuring trusted hotel recommendations, extensive destination-related insight, and tips for traveling with kids all ages from babies to teens.
I asked Jeffrey Epstein for his advice on a family-friendly weekend getaway from the Best Loved Hotels portfolio that would be appropriate and fun for a multi-generational group including our 8-year-old son. Given our limited time for this holiday — just 72 hours — we also needed something that was no more than a 2–hour …
Winner of the Isle of Skye’s first and only Michelin star for outstanding food and the Scotland Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, Chef Marcello Tully is rightly proud of his achievements. Working previously with the Roux brothers, Marcello’s menu uses only the finest ingredients available. Specialities include Isle of Skye crab mousse, hake, and pigeon breast, all with a unique twist. Each dish is accompanied by a wine recommendation which can be purchased by the glass or bottle enabling dinners to enjoy a variety of fine wines with fine …