View from the Sha Wellness Clinic | pic Sha Wellness Clinic

Can a wellness clinic make me a new man?

July 6th, 2010 in European travel by Terry Lee 2

Hands up if you’ve been to my home town – the Midlands’ gem of Nuneaton? If you had you’d know you’re unlikely to find many men open to alternative therapies. When I was invited to the Sha Wellness Clinic, in Valencia, I felt I was a long way from home! The term wellness clinic suggested hallways thick with the smell of disinfectant, medical types in white coats and dormitory beds where lights out was by 9.30pm.

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Turkish hammams are like temples to relaxation | istockphoto

A Turkish treat for two – a luxury hammam indulgence

April 22nd, 2010 in European travel by Terry Lee 1

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a metrosexual man, but I’ve grown to enjoy a certain amount of pampering. I’d never had a Turkish bath and had certainly never been massaged with honey so wasn’t sure what to expect – except perhaps to get sticky!

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The Langham's pink and bronze patterned hints were found on centuries old wallpaper uncovered there

Pretty in pink: The Langham’s new look

April 15th, 2010 in Hotels by Sarah Lee 0

When a hotel has an £80m refurbishment you expect it to be something special (god only knows what the £200m Savoy will be like), but The Langham is the first of London’s hotel refurbs to the party. Last night I attended a bloggers’ event held by hotel recommendation site Gekko at The Langham.

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Get switched on at a five star hotel

Five five-star riddles

January 29th, 2010 in Hotels by Sarah Lee 2

So here I am staying in a lovely five star hotel in Tenerife for the BGTW’s AGM. Take a look at La Plantacion del Sur – its very nice. Now before you sit in awe at a slightly spoilt travel journalist spouting about the hardships of staying at a five star hotel, let me say now – this is not a moan. These things are by no means restricted to this hotel, they’re merely five observations of strange features of five star hotels found the world over

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