posh Hotels

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by got-to-get-fit, 22 Mar 2008.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    Following Noodleys post about his wifes lucky stay in the Balmoral hotel in Auld Reekie i was wondering what were the poshest hotels the cycle chat members had stayed in ......?

    Top of my posh list are the aforementioned Balmoral and The UN Millenium Plaza in New York (5 star suite overlooking the empire state) we pushed the boat out for our honeymoon ........it felt very Bling.

  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Not that posh but a four star in northern Spain was pretty damn nice - spacious and luxurious. We ate in the hotel restaurant and I had my steak fried and mounted in front of me to my own spec whilst quaffing some old vino. It was all rather good.
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    I dont stay in posh hotels unless some-one else is paying :sad:

    Prolly the best (such as it is) is the Sheraton in Montevideo.

    Stayed there on the first and last nights of a two week trip. On the last night i could have eaten anything on from the very good menu. Tragedy was, two weeks eating in Uruguay had completely ruined my appetite :evil:.

    From the best to the worst....once we got 'up country' in Uruguay..we were in a casino / hotel in Carmelo. It was a dive :biggrin::ohmy::biggrin:...but friendly .

    Usually stay in nice hotels when i'm working, but i find the menus and dress code a bit much for an normal guy like me ;).
  4. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    My poshest hotel was the Royal Crescent in Bath which was bliss from start to finish. However my favourite is the Goldene Ente in Salzburg which is simple, atmospheric and on the most beautiful little street in the most beautiful city on Earth.
  5. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    My best was the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. I travel a lot on business and usually get 3-4 star hotels. This place starts at £200 a night, which is not that much compared with the usual £100 for an average place. They gave me three nights for the price of two, and upgraded me to a better room on arrival. Most amazing was the room service breakfast, which at £11 was cheaper than most Travelodge type places.

    Apparently G W Bush stayed there the previous year when on some jaunt, and the week before the President of Korea had popped in
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nah not me..my wife stayed in the Peninsula in Hong Kong when I had the kids to look after.......


    Was quite nice according to the photo's... nothing that nice for me...... usual 3 star company stuff on occasions here.... not exciting.
  7. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I've never stayed anywhere posh although I have been to many expensive restaurants (paid by others).

    I tend to prefer sleeping in my car if I go anywhere, then I can "justify" spending money on bike kit :evil: So far this month I have "justified" Assos bibshorts and jersey...;) Makes sense to me.
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I've never actually stayed there, but agree with fossyant, that the Peninsula in Hong Kong is one of the nices ones I've visited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    India was a great country to visit a few years ago. Staying in the very best hotels there cost peanuts due to the exchange rate.
  10. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Can't think of any posh hotels I've stayed in, tend to avoid them. Best I can do is the Luxor in Las Vegas (pyramid shaped one), after that I'm struggling.
  11. simonali

    simonali Guru

    My wedding night hotel room cost £200 for the night. That was at the Oakley Court in Windsor, which used to be the place where all the Hammer Horror films were made. Another nice one was Cameron House near Loch Lomond on a mates stag weekend. Worst one was a big gaff in Malvern that I can't remember the name of, but it were rubbish!
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Did the bed have nice big Cushing's on it?
  13. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Not any more. My missus just stayed 2 nights in the Delhi Sheraton and it cost $500!
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    I have been rather spoilt as Mrs KH was in the travel trade. Royal Cliff Beach Resort (Royal Wing) in Pattaya, Thailand and The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok when I got married. Both ranked in top ten in the world at that time. Otherwise a number of places in Vegas on the strip and a number of top business hotels in Washington DC with work.
  15. Evilcat

    Evilcat Senior Member

    Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India. Very special.

    Having said that, I'm rarely disappointed with the W chain: the San Francisco and San Diego ones particularly. Stayed in the Taj Blue in Sydney recently (it used to be a W) and was excellent. For pomp and ceremony (if you like that sort of stuff) then getting upgraded to a big suite in the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong was great, even if the porters were bemused by our backpacks!

    Despite this, we do try and stay away from the big chains when we can. For example, The Boatshed on Waiheke Island in New Zealand had it all: stunning location, incredible food and only 6 rooms.

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