Infotel Magazine | Edition 36 | January 2019


If your New Year resolution is to read more, we can help with a novel place to stay! If you're after tee and therapy, we have the remedy! If you're looking for a saving on UK nights away, we have the solution inside January's edition of The Infotel Magazine!


2019 Edition 36

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The Bedford Hotel

Tavistock, Devon PL19 8BB




Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

On the edge of Dartmoor National Park, in

the award-winning market town of Tavistock,

stands the stunning Bedford Hotel.

The historic landmark hotel offers 31

individually styled guest rooms with a TV,

free WiFi and hospitality trays. Single, double,

family and four-poster rooms are available

and all offer picturesque views over the town

square and parish church.

Award-winning dining, a welcoming bar and

lounge serving light meals, Devon cream teas

and Dartmoor craft ales will keep guests more

than satisfied. In the summer, enjoy al fresco

dining in the well kept gardens.

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“The Bedford Hotel has become

a welcome return on many times

over the years, simply for its

consistency of hospitality and

of course its food that is second

to none.”

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Approved Serviced Apartments - Skyline

Manchester, Gtr Manchester M4 5EN




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Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

For an apartment stay in Manchester, this property

is in a superb location for Manchester Arena, Canal

Street and Deansgate.

The accommodation includes a separate living area

with a flat-screen TV and a well-equipped kitchen,

complete with microwave, dishwasher, fridge and

toaster. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Apartment sizes range from a one-bed sleeping two

people, up to a two-bed sleeping six. There is also

a lovely two-bed apartment with a private balcony,

which sleeps up to four people.

Available until the end of May 2019, guests can

benefit from discounted rates for stays from two

to five nights.

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A Novel Place!

This New Year, make it a mission to get lost in a page turner!

From the opening paragraph to the final chapter, get hooked on

a new genre and it could be all the inspiration you need to find a

novel place to stay!


A Novel Place!

Edinburgh holds the title for being the first

designated UNESCO City of Literature in the

world. It’s also the birthplace and home to

some of the world’s most loved writers. JK

Rowling wrote all the Harry Potter books here,

Kate Atkinson calls Edinburgh home, Rebus

and Ian Rankin are synonymous with the city

and it’s where The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was

brought to life. Literary events, unique book

shops and cafes, and the largest International

Book Festival makes Edinburgh a chapter not

to skip!

Try a special edition stay in Edinburgh >>

Photo © Andrew Hurley (cc by-sa 2.0)

The medieval streets of Norwich, UNESCO City

of Literature, have plenty of tales to tell and

some of the biggest crime writers and their fans

will be in the city for a four day celebration

of the genre in September. Readings, Q&As,

workshops and book signings will take place in

the Norwich Crime Writing Festival which is one

of the UK’s fastest growing literary festivals.

To further cement the literary heritage

of Norwich, award-winning author Philip

Pullman who wrote the fantasy trilogy His Dark

Materials was born in the city, as was Black

Beauty author Anna Sewell. The Noble

Prize winning novelist Sir Kazuo Ishiguro,

Ian McEwan, Rose Tremain and Emma Healey

all studied here.

Fancy following in their footsteps? Bookmark a Norwich stay>>

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An instant hit when it was published over 90

years ago, the much-loved story of Tarka the

Otter by Henry Williamson has never been out

of print. When you visit North Devon you can’t

fail to notice the influence the slippery mammal

has had on the county! There’s Tarka Pottery,

the Tarka Inn and of course, the Tarka Trail.

The impressive 163 mile, figure of eight

trail brings the book to life by following the

route of the otter. From Sticklepath to

Barnstaple, Bideford and Ilfracombe through

parts of the South West Coast Path, Dartmoor

Way and the Two Moors Way, you may just spot

an otter on the way!

Photo © Jolly Janner (Public domain)

For your own adventure, organise a

paperback bestseller in North Devon >>

Photo © John Allan (cc-by-sa/2.0)

From Devon take a trip to Cornwall and walk

through Poldark country. From Botallack to

Higher Bal walk, the spectacular South West

Coast Path creates all the drama of Winston

Graham’s popular novels. Following in the

footsteps of old smugglers, the path takes in

Cornwall’s rich industrial heritage of mining,

quarrying, fishing and boat building.

Discover the perfect cliff-hanger in Cornwall >>


A Novel Place!

Turn the pages of a classic love story and

discover the windswept heathers and wild

moors of country in West Yorkshire. At

43 miles, The Way can be broken

down into four manageable chapters and there

are some great pubs and country houses to

keep walkers fuelled en-route.

Fall in love with West Yorkshire and enjoy a textbook stay >>

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It’s been described as the Woodstock for the

mind! The Hay Festival of Literature and Arts

runs for ten days in May and June in the Welsh

town of Hay-on-Wye. It attracts some of the

biggest names, from Martin Amis and Stephen

Fry to Salman Rushdie, Sandi Toksvig and

Julia Donaldson of Gruffalo fame! Visitors can

hear star-studded talks and Q&A sessions,

tuck into festival food and participate in family

friendly Hay Days where young readers can

enjoy storytelling and book signings with

favourite authors such as David Walliams and

Nadia Shireen.

Photo © Barry Caruth (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Snuggle-up with a soft cover in Wales >>

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A Novel Place!

Wonder lonely as a cloud with a visit to

Wordsworth’s Lake District! Follow The Tales

of Peter Rabbit with a visit to Beatrix Potter’s

farmhouse. Take to the lakes with a Swallows

and Amazons adventure and follow in the

footsteps of fell walker Alfred Wainwright.

A stay in the Lake District never fails to deliver a

happy ever after so it’s no wonder the area has

inspired many writers and artists.

Photo © Gary Campbell-Hall (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Enjoy a picture book break in the Lake District >>

Nowhere quite beats the brooding atmosphere

that lingers around the ruins of Whitby Abbey

at this time of year! Perfect then for a spine

tingling five mile walk along the streets of

Whitby and past the many iconic landmarks

which fed the creative mind of Bram Stoker and

fuelled the birth of Dracula!

Skip the prologue and a pick a night away in

North Yorkshire >>


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To recapture the magic of a childhood classic, a visit to Ashdown Forest in East Sussex delivers

chapters of joy with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin leading the way to Pooh

Bridge and the 100 Acre Wood!

Don’t forget the epilogue in East Sussex >>


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Best Western The Grange at Oborne

Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA




Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Formerly a manor house, this country house

hotel offers 18 en-suite guest rooms and a

delightful restaurant overlooking floodlit

gardens. Guest rooms include good quality

toiletries, a TV and hospitality tray and free

WiFi is available throughout.

The restaurant serves a contemporary British

menu using locally sourced ingredients. We

recommend booking a table at the weekend

as it’s a popular choice with non-residents


The Grange at Oborne is in a pretty village

location and is convenient for Stonehenge,

Longleat Estate and Safari Park, Sherborne

and Bath.

“Have visited on a number of occasions, it

almost feels like home. Staff are welcoming

and friendly and the rooms have real character.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are always

very enjoyable.”

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Celebrating the New Year in Scotland has

always been a big affair. For hundreds of years,

Christmas was banned and it wasn’t until 1958

that the day was a made a public holiday, with

Boxing Day getting the same status in 1974.

While most of the world celebrated Christmas,

in Scotland it was just another working day with

everyone looking forward to getting together

with family and friends for the New Year, or

Hogmanay celebrations.

Starting on New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay goes

on till 2 January and if you want to join in the

party, Edinburgh is one of the places to be!

Thousands of revellers party in the streets with

a torch lit parade and fireworks over the famous

castle. Bands, DJs and street performers keep

the party atmosphere alive, which culminates

in a massive group rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Dating back to the 1700s, the poem was written

by Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, and

is now a global New Year’s Eve anthem.


Happy Hogmanay!

Other Hogmanay traditions include Redding

the House. Like a spring clean, the house is

cleaned for the New Year and evil spirits and

disease chased away! First Footing happens

after midnight when neighbours visit with

shortbread or black bun in return for a wee

dram! The first person to enter the house, the

first foot, could bring good luck for the year

ahead, especially if it’s a tall, dark, handsome

stranger as opposed to a fair headed person

who may have Viking roots!

You cannot be in Scotland on New Year’s Eve

and not attend a ceilidh! Gaelic music and

traditional dancing kick-start the celebrations

a few hours before midnight with the party

continuing long into the next morning!

Taking place on New Year’s Day, Loony Dook

was started in 1987 as a possible hangover cure!

With bagpipes playing from the river bank,

thousands of people hurtle into the icy waters

of the Firth of Forth at Queensferry for a dip!


If you decide the street party atmosphere of

Edinburgh is for you, the Village Hotel Edinburgh

is a great base for joining in all the celebrations.

Situated close to the Royal Botanic Garden and not

far from Edinburgh Zoo and Murrayfield Stadium,

the modern hotel offers great accommodation

and superb leisure facilities with a pub and

restaurant, gym and spa available to guests.

With an indoor swimming pool too, a post-party

hangover cure doesn’t have to include the

waters of the Firth of Forth either!


Happy Hogmanay!

If you fancy escaping for a few days after the hurly

burly of a city in celebration, head to the Orkney

Islands where there is much to discover. Ancient

monuments dating back to the Stone Age, Viking

graffiti, museums and traditional crafts plus flora,

fauna and wildlife beckon.

Getting to Orkney is a 45 minute ferry trip or flight

and once there, it’s hard to not fall for the charm of

this unique landscape and the stunning skyscapes,

where you may also witness the Northern Lights.

Overlooking the Loch of Stenness, the Standing

Stones Hotel is a superb start to an Orkney stay,

where winter horizons and summer sunsets paint

the perfect picture postcard scene.

Well-appointed en-suite accommodation with all

the facilities today’s traveller needs, plus a choice

of dining options are available. Enjoy breakfast with

views leading to the World Heritage sites, Standing

Stones and the Ring of Brodgar. For evening dining,

a menu of locally sourced produce from the land and

sea is served. The hotel also has a take-away menu

so guests can arrange a pack-up picnic to take on a

day out.


Dolphin spotting and challenging links golf could

be part of a New Year break at the Golf View Hotel

and Spa in Nairn, near Inverness. Located on the

banks of the Moray Firth, the historic building is

surrounded by idyllic gardens which lead down to

the shore. Nairn Golf Course is close-by and will test

the talented golfer as well as the amateur. Several

championships have taken place here, including the

2012 Curtis Cup and 1999 Walker Cup, and the course

scores close to the top ten in the 100 best Scottish

golf courses.

While at the Golf View Hotel make some time for

the spa and a seaweed treatment. Made from local

ingredients including seaweed from the Hebrides,

the vitamin and mineral rich treatment will leave

you nourished and hydrated.


Happy Hogmanay!

When only two golf courses will do, Murrayshall

Country House Hotel and Golf Club near Perth

will conveniently divide your time with their

18-hole courses. Set in 350 acres of stunning

park and woodland, you’re likely to see deer,

hare and wild birds as well as spectacular

views of the Perthshire mountains.

Clay pigeon shooting and fishing can be

arranged but if you just want some quality

time around a roaring fire place, you’re in the

right place! Award-winning dining will whet your

appetite and Stutts Bar, named after the golf course

designer, is the perfect place for a post-dinner tipple.


Charles Rennie Macintosh has long been recognised

as one of Scotland’s most creative figures.

To appreciate the iconic architect’s work a visit to

The Hill House in Helensburgh is recommended.

Considered to be one of his masterpieces, the house

showcases the geometric lines and simple elegance

synonymous with the designer and his wife, Margaret


Between Helensburgh and the village of Rhu, on

the banks of the Gareloch, is the Ardencaple Hotel.

The former 19th century coaching inn is perfectly

located for visiting The Hill House as well as Three

Lochs Way. Incorporating Loch Lomond, Gareloch

and Loch Long, the scenic 34 mile walk can be

completed in three to four days. The trail takes

visitors through the many communities dotted

along the Clyde Sea lochs, past sites of Special

Scientific Interest and clan battle fields. The area is

home to red squirrels and the West Highland railway

line is never too far away if you decide walking is too

much! You should also visit the peaceful village

of Rhu and its pretty marina.


Happy Hogmanay!

Glen Mhor Hotel

Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 4SG

AmarAgua Guest House

Edinburgh, Lothian EH16 5DR

Covenanters Inn

Nairn, Inverness-shire IV12 5TG

Days Inn Hamilton

Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 6JW

Georgian Hotel

Coatbridge, Lanarkshire ML5 1LZ

The Titan

Clydebank, Dunbartonshire G81 2XT

Huntly Arms Hotel

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HS

Kinkell House Hotel

Dingwall, Ross-shire IV7 8HY

Columba Hotel

Inverness, Inverness-shire IV3 5NE



Best Western Gleddo

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Nr Glasgow Airport, Glasgow, Renfrewshire PA14 6YE


A stay at Best Western Gleddoch House Hotel

Golf and Spa is time well spent! Set in 360

acres of beautiful Scottish countryside yet only

20 minutes from the centre of Glasgow and 15

minutes from the airport, guests benefit from all

the peace and tranquillity of a country escape

with the convenience of city attractions all

close by.

Spectacular views across the River Clyde, Ben

Lomond and the rolling hills of Renfrewshire

welcome guests to the former home of

Clydeside shipping baron, Sir William Lithgow.

Contemporary classic en-suite accommodation

is available and for those who crave a little

more, The Residence at Gleddoch consists of

ten individually styled rooms and suites

designed by Lesley Wallace. Guests of The

Residence also benefit from additional facilities

such as a Nespresso coffee machine, sleep aroma

menu, daily newspaper and a complimentary

drink in the Dram Bar.

With superb views to the Clyde Estuary, the

championship golf course is considered one

of the most picturesque in West Scotland.

It features a combination of park and heathland,

with undulating fairways and a variety of holes

to challenge golfers of all abilities. Golfers also

have access to great practice facilities, including

a driving range and putting studio.


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Guests using the Imperia Spa are equally

rewarded with fantastic views of the estuary

and rolling hills. With a team of professional

therapists using Elemis and ishga products,

enjoy a treatment in this sanctuary for the body

and mind at your leisure and feel relaxed and


Along with relaxation rooms, a conservatory,

heated loungers and an outdoor terrace, guests

have access to a 17 metre indoor pool, Sauna,

steam room, a relaxing, tropical experience

shower and indoor and outdoor hot tubs. There’s

also a Rhassoul Mud Room for mineral rich skin


The Spa Café is a private space to enjoy a light

lunch, afternoon tea and champagne.

When the sun goes down on the day, head to the

Dram Bar. It’s the perfect place to be with over

80 whiskies and 50 gins, mostly sourced from

Scotland, and then finish off the day with an a la

carte meal in the Vista Restaurant.





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Leonardo Inn Hotel

Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeenshire AB21 0AF

Comfortable guest rooms with free WiFi and

an on-site restaurant and bar, in a convenient

location for Aberdeen Dyce International Airport,

the centre of Aberdeen and the Scottish


Leonardo Inn Glasgow

West End Strathclyde G12 0XP

Located in the trendy quarter of West End, only

ten minutes from Glasgow University and the

bustling Byres Road, this hotel offers en-suite

rooms, complimentary toiletries, a flat screen

TV, free WiFi, air-conditioning and room service.

The Brasserie Restaurant serves a tasty menu

of locally sourced produce.

Leonardo Royal Hotel

Edinburgh Midlothian EH3 8DN

A superb city centre location with the numerous

landmark buildings of Edinburgh all within easy

access. Contemporary guest rooms provide a

comfortable stay and the restaurant serves

traditional and modern dishes.


Featured Group

Leonardo Boutique

Hotel Huntingtower

Perth, Perthshire PH1 3JT

A quiet country house hotel in six acres of

landscaped gardens and within close proximity

of the centre of Perth, with a choice of modern or

traditionally styled guest rooms. The restaurant

serves a menu of regional dishes and the cosy

lounge and a bar are perfect for a post-dinner

single malt.

Leonardo Hotel

Edinburgh Murrayfield

Midlothian EH12 6UG

Modern and comfortable rooms equipped with

free WiFi, facing magnificent views over the city.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner

or unwind with a drink at the bar. An indoor pool,

sauna and fitness centre are also available.

Leonardo Boutique

Hotel Simpson Edinburgh

Midlothian EH3 9HZ

This beautiful historic building in the heart of

Edinburgh is perfectly placed for Edinburgh

Castle, Usher Hall and Princess Street. Modern

guest rooms include free WiFi, a flat screen TV

and a hospitality tray. Informal and friendly

dining with a great value menu can be enjoyed.

01775 843413 Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Featured Hotel

Cumberland Inn

Alston, Cumbria CA9 3HX



01775 843413

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding

Natural Beauty, the family-run Cumberland Inn

overlooks the River South Tyne in the market town

of Alston. It’s ideally placed for discovering the

Pennine Way and the Lake District. It’s also a good

stop-off point for the Coast to Coast cycle route.

Cumberland Inn is a traditional pub with five

en-suite guest rooms which include a TV, hospitality

tray, toiletries and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy

traditional ciders and cask ales from award-winning

local breweries, along with home cooked bar meals

and the choice of a cooked or cold breakfast.

Pack-up lunches can also be organised. In the

summer enjoy al fresco dining and great views

from the patio.

“I’d recommend that if you think of passing through

Alston, change your mind and stay a day or two,

especially at this inn.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Hotel

Lincolnshire Poacher Inn

Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 3DZ



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Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

The Lincolnshire Poacher Inn is just 15

minutes from the centre of Lincoln, in the

quaint village of Metheringham. The local

train station is a ten minute walk and the

A15 is eight minutes away.

Accommodation is one and two-bedroom

cottages. Each one has a lounge with a TV,

tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and

en-suite bathroom with a shower. The cosy

cottages have complimentary WiFi.

A full English breakfast can be enjoyed in

the cottages with further dining available in

the Inn. A menu of traditional pub classics

and speciality steaks is popular with guests

and visitors.

“The cottage was lovely. We had a

really pleasant stay that was excellent

value for money & will definitely stay

here again.”

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