Graz for under £100 a night: The joys of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthplace in Austria on a budget

Explore Graz, Austria’s second biggest city and the capital of the province of Styria If someone asks you to name Austria’s three largest cities, Graz may not make the list.  Which is a shame because it’s the country’s second biggest, as well as being the capital of the province of Styria and birthplace of Arnold Schwarzenegger.  … Read more

UK hotel review: The Inspector stays in a room with a runway view at Heathrow’s Hilton Garden Inn

The Inspector calls at the Hilton Garden Inn at Heathrow and loves the slinky cocktail bar and his sound-proofed room with runway view (but laments the shower’s ‘1980s trickle’) The Hilton Garden Inn at terminals two and three offers rooms with a choice of outlooks, the Inspector reveals He says the hotel’s Runway Bar is … Read more

A week in the Maldives for under £1,000: Discover amazing deals on holidays to these paradise isles

This year marks half a century since mass tourism began in the Maldives — which regularly tops polls of ‘dream destinations’, especially with honeymooners and those celebrating anniversaries. In 1972, the Indian Ocean nation’s first hotel opened on the island of Kurumba. Now there are almost 200 resorts on the archipelago’s 1,192 islands, with a … Read more

Hotel in Italy builds 10 extra suites that are perched on three-metre-high stilts

It’s an idea with legs. An amazing extension to a hotel in Italy has been built on three-metre-high (9.8ft) stilts. The treehouse-style add-on contains an additional 10 suites for the Parc Hotel Florian in the Alpine village of Siusi allo Sciliar (also known, Germanically, as Seis am Schlern), with each suite boasting a hot tub, … Read more

Scotland hotel review: Inside the Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh

The Inspector calls at the ‘perfectly placed’ Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh… and vows to return The hotel is located close to Rose Street, the Scottish capital’s famous pedestrianised road lined with pubs The Inspector is impressed with his ‘classic double’ room, which is ‘spacious and generous’  A big selling point is the large spa … Read more