Posted on January 18, 2011
I was reading Baby Girl’s blog – www.purecomplex.com and she was talking about a new fabulous hotel in the grounds of the Palace de Versailles in Paris will be created from a disused mansion – the Hôtel du Grand Contrôle.
It looks amazing – and will probably cost an arm and a leg too I suspect.
Then I got to thinking, what hotels have I stayed in over the years – here’s some of my favourites.
1. Savoy – London. Yes, it was everything they say and then some. The room itself was not huge or excessively opulent (but it was pretty bloody good), but then it was only a standard room, but the facilities, bars and restaurant were amazing. Roof level swimming pool anyone?
2. CompleatAngler, Marlow – UK. My best friend got married there and it was something else. We bumped into Piers Morgan at the reception and also had a chat with Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton (who were very lovely). It did cost something disgusting like 360 pounds a night, but it was awesome and situated on the Thames, it was a lovely place to stay
3. L’Imperial Palace, Annecy, France. I stayed there for two nights on business and it was an amazing place with views across the lake to old Annecy town. If I remember rightly, the room was lovely and the restaurant was pretty special too.
4. Sofitel, La Defense, Paris. It’s not the most obvious choice, but it was a reaaaally good hotel, and the bed was the softest I’ve ever slept on.
5. Erm. I honstly don’t know where to go from here – the rest fall into the decidedly average category. I guess 2 weeks on an old school cruise ship (P&O Victoria) could be counted – that was a very cool experience – but the room was hardly palatial. The food was amazing though.
So there you go. These are the best places I’ve ever stayed.