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02/04/2013

Rediscovering Hilton and giveaway

Last Monday John and I finally had our first night away from little Mr A as we ventured across the boarder into England and the beautiful city of Bath. We had been kindly asked if we would review the Hilton in Bath and were very excited by the prospect as it's a city we love but don't get much time to visit. After leaving Mr A with lots of toys and big smiles at the prospect of staying with the grandparents we made our way over the Severn Bridge.

Black and white photography


After parking the car just under the hotel (very convenient), we checked in, I have to say the during our stay the staff were very friendly, professional and informative. Our room was on the 4th floor and had a great view of the city and canal below. What we loved most was the little touches, there was a big chocolate chip cookie with strawberries and olives waiting for us, as well as a thank-you note and bottles of still and sparkling water. Our room was spotless and well designed with everything you need, we loved the chic bathroom and basin, as well as the super soft towels and toiletries left out for us.

Sparkling water
We loved the little touches, made us feel spoilt
Olives and strawberries
Very yummy treats on our arrival.

Hotel room


After getting settled in, we decided to see what Bath had to offer on a Monday night, we were not looking to party but simply to have some good food, drinks and possibly a cocktail or two. John wore his Carharrt jumper and Vera shoes while I went for a more rock inspired look of a leather jacket and Nine West striped tee with skinnies. We first had a drink in the hotel bar and then just across the road was a great little pub - The Pig and Fiddle which had a great atmosphere and interior and was relaxed and busy with students, young and older people and the food looked really good so John had a Kangaroo burger and I of course went for the veggie option of a delicious Goats cheese and veggie lasagne accompanied by some local cider.

Rock and roll

Vera shoes

Bath nightlife

After the meal we went for walk further down into town and tried out the very laid back Belushi's, we sat in a cave like booth filled with old film and movie posters. It was really nice to not have to worry about rushing back and we made our way to a lively pub called the Huntsman were they had open mic and it was great to hear some live music. However we where still on the hunt for some cocktails and took a taxi back up the hill to Sub13, a very cool and chic basement cocktail bar, with little nooks and crannies to sit in, lit by candles and just want we needed. We both tried an amazing gin, mint and elderflower cocktail.

Sub 13

I can't really remember the time we got back to the Hotel but it didn't really matter as we were going to have a rare lie-in and really enjoy it. We had a little bit of room service, watched some TV on the huge plasma screen in the room and feel asleep on the very comfortable bed. In the morning couldn't wait to sample the massive breakfast selection in their beautiful dinning room.

Orange juice
Breakfast fun
We wanted to make the most of the day and check out the local shops - they have some amazing boutiques, designer, eco and charity shops in Bath. Although it was absolutely freezing, literally freezing (zero degrees) so after a two or three hours and a spot of peppermint tea we decided to head back to see the little man. It was a really refreshing and fun night away and all the little extras that the Hilton provide made us feel really spoilt.


We are also running an amazing competition to win a £100 Hilton voucher and it's super easy to enter using the rafflecopter below.

Rules
The competition is only open to UK residents
The voucher is worth £100
The voucher is valid for one year


a Rafflecopter giveaway

45 comments:

  1. The Hilton London Kensington Hotel! :o) x

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  2. Hilton on the Park Melbourne (AUS) would be my dream Hilton to stay in, but if we won we'd probably go somewhere a bit closer to home!!

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  3. Dream Hilton ... Hawaii maybe!

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  4. Hilton in Times Square would be fabulous!

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  5. I'd love to stay in the Hilton Maldives resort and spa!
    But I would probably use this voucher towards a stay at the Park Lane Hilton in London (don't think I could afford the rest of the Maldives costs ha ha!)
    Emma x (@beachpebble)

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  6. oooh a super fancy one in London when I go to the Bowie exhibition soon!

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  7. Sticking to the UK, I'd love to stay in a London Hilton - probably The Trafalgar because of its very central location.

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  8. Right now I could do with some sun, so maybe the Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu!

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  9. Hilton in Times Square would be amazing especially at new year

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  10. I stayed in the Hilton Dubai on the beach and it was fabulous. However I would love to use it when I go to London Or New York in the future so the Hilton Times Square woud be fab

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  11. I would love to stay at the Hilton in Bath.

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  12. I would love to go to http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-southampton-hotel-SOUHNHN/index.html I know it sounds kind of boring but it looks really nice and we would pop along to bournemouth during the day.

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  13. The only Hilton I've ever stayed in is the one at Stansted airport, so I've got plenty to choose from. I think I'd probably go for the Waldorf Hilton, London and soak up the sights of the big city.

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  14. The Hilton London Kensington Hotel would be amazing! Would love to go there for my partners birthday! x

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  15. New York would be amazing.

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  16. the waldorf hilton london and take in a show and have a romantic posh meal with my boyfriend

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  17. Lynsey Buchanan3 April 2013 at 02:14

    The Trafalgar Hilton ive never been to London yet

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. fab giveaway m staying in the hilton cardiff in a few weeks time :-)

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  19. the Seychelles Hilton, actually anywhere with a hint of sun would be good!

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  20. the Seychelles Hilton, or anywhere with a bit of sun!

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  21. I would love to stay in hilton in dubai, we've stayed in a few times, in LA, NY times square, hilton appartments in cairo which was massive and lovely! unfortunately all this has been a few years ago we've not been anywhere since having kids but would love to have a break. hilton is defo our fave hotel, atleast you know you can rely on them being of a decent quality

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  22. It's a difficult choice but I'd go with Vietnam and just in case it was fully booked then Singapore :)

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  23. I've always fancied staying at the Hilton on Park Lane Londond

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  24. So glad the Hilton in Bath have upped their game. I stayed there last year and it was really not great. The location of the Bath hotel is great though, so convenient.

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  25. I'd love to stay in one of the London Hiltons as I've promised the boys a trip to the museums this summer.

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  26. I'd love to stay at the Hilton on Park Lane!

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  27. the waterfront at huntington beach california. looks amazingand all my favourite things to do nearby - hayley pemberton

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  28. New York or LA. Love the Nottingham one tho!! (I heart Nottingham!)

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  29. ive only stayed in Kensington Hilton. But that was a dream from shoppers point of view being just minutes from Westfields was paradise

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  30. I would pick the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, or if staying in the UK id pick Cardiff :)

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  31. I would pick Hilton in Hawaii would be amazing. It looks great there though very nice getting to blog about a hotel! Love this
    http://cutepandaa.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  32. i would pick hilton in Texas and the hilton in edinburgh thanks for the chance x

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  33. I'd love to stay at any of the main London hiltons it's been a long time since I've stayed in London

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  34. I do not do foreign holidays,but like to stay in Scotland, I will pick the one in Dunkeld as I lived there for 3 months as a child and have horrendous memories of the place, but keep being told it is a beautiful place so would like to go back and see.

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  35. Hollywood! Think of all the secrets the walls hold!

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  36. I would love to stay in the John Lennon room at the hilton in Amsterdam. Being a massive Beatles fan, I just couldn't think of a better place to stay :)

    amydaniel@rocketmail.com

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