The Ultimate Hotel Guide to Cooking in Your Hotel Room

Plug in the iron and break out the complimentary shower cap


We teamed up with chef Nicola Whistle, of the Secret Restaurant, to hack hotel room food and cook up some delicious dishes in our room. Simply stock up on supplies at the market and take advantage of unconventional cooking tools found in your hotel room.

Check out our recipe hacks for down home hotel room cooking!

Be sure to tweet your hotel room cooking tips using the #ultimatehotelguide hashtag from @hotelinfo_EN on Twitter or leave us a comment below.

Breakfast in your hotel room


Make sure the shower cap is fresh when preparing this delicious and healthy smart-start breakfast. Poaching the eggs in the kettle for about 3-5 minutes results in perfectly poached egg. Add a bit of olive oil into the shower cap or cling film before breaking the egg in for an easy transfer to your plate.

Hats off to Suzanne of The Travel Bunny who poached the most perfect egg of the day.

Lunch in your hotel room

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Who doesn’t love a cheese toasty? This one is a real crowd-pleaser and it’s so simple to make. Let your cheese toasty imagination take over and include anything and everything left over from the breakfast buffet. Have fun!

Dinner in your hotel room

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Turn up the romantic charm factor by cooking dinner in the room and dining by candlelight. Your hotels’ TV can provide romantic background music, which is sure to melt hearts just as this steak dinner will melt in your mouth.

Take your steak to the next level and adding a ginger soy mixture to the irons’ steamer to infuse your steak with flavor.
Many thanks to Ashley of Amsterdam Blog for stepping in and cooking some tasty steaks!

Dessert in your hotel room

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This dish is so easy you’ll want to take it home after check-out. Spoil your sweet tooth by adding in any one of the liqueurs offered in the mini-bar and topping with lots of pillow chocolates.

**Please note; we advise checking with any hotel safety regulations before using appliances to cook in the room**

David Tennant Chosen as Top Bed-Buddy by Doctor Who Fans


You blinked, we deliver!

Easter Saturday will see the return of the Doctor and his brand-new companion, soufflé-loving and former Dalek , Clara, to British tellies. To celebrate this, we went on to find out which of the doctor’s incarnations (and their companions) our customers would most like to wake up next to.
Here the results:


Hotel Staff Friendliness and Service in the UK

What were you expecting to see in a Torquay Hotel?

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A friendly and professional service team can greatly influence a guests’ opinion of their stay and ultimately their review. Guests are usually willing to overlook minor shortcomings if the service staff are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.

An analysis of user guest ratings provides an insight into the level of satisfaction our guests experience when visiting hotels in the United Kingdom, as well as showcasing the destinations in which the highest service standards can be found throughout the nation.

• Sheffield tops the list for UK hotel service

• Torquay makes top 5 list for the first time


Let’s do the Harlem Shake! – Win Hotel Stays in Rome, Paris, Barcelona and more!

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We’ve all been looking for an excuse to do a Harlem Shake video. How about a trip to Rome, Rio de Janeiro or Barcelona as motivation? is giving away hotel stays in these amazing cities and more. All you have to do is “do the Harlem Shake” in your hotel room or bedroom and share it with the community.

We are offering three spectacular prizes to the best three videos:


Win Tickets to the Dr Who Experience, a 2-night Stay at the Max Serviced Apartments in Cardiff and More!


Don’t Blink!

… or else you’ll miss the amazing surprise has prepared for you Whovians! (more “normal” folk are also invited)

What if you woke up while on vacation and as soon as you opened your eyes you saw the doctor staring at you? Or one of his companions? Or what if someone knocked on your door to bring room service and it was a weeping angel?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed British Science Fiction series we are offering a wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey Doctor Who Package. All you have to do is answer the questions below.

Take the survey and participate to win a Doctor Who Package consisting of:

  • Family ticket to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff
  • Family Ticket to the Cardiff Doctor Who Walking Tour
  • A two-night stay at the Cardiff Max Serviced Apartments for two adults and a child
  • The competition has come to an end. Click here to see the the results of our Doctor Who survey!

    image credits: Rodney Perez

    Top Hotels From the Movies Goes to Hollywood with these Hotel Stars

    Film Hotels

    Hollywood is buzzing with Oscar fever and hotel suites are filling up with celebrities eager for their turn in the spotlight. If you want  a taste of the silver screen during your next hotel stay, we have compiled a list of hotels all playing starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters. See if you can recognise some of these hotels from the ‘silver screen’ and book a night to sleep where Matt Damon, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Craig, Scarlett Johansson or Al Pacino filmed their famous scenes.


    Hotel De Paris- Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Iron Man 2

    You may recognise the Hotel de Paris from scenes in “Iron Man 2″ starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow and Mickey Rourke. The hotel played a prominent role in the opening of the film as race cars sped along the famous route of the Monaco Grand Prix.  Located on the legendary Place du Casino, directly across the famous Casino de Monte Carlo The Hotel de Paris is the epitome of Luxury and elegance. With its two Michelin starred restaurants, the world famous Louis XV Alain Ducasse and the Grill set on the eighth floor of the hotel with magical views of the stars at night, this hotel is definitely for the connoisseurs of the finest things in life.

    Book the Hotel de Paris with




    Romantic Downton Abbey Hotels

    How to live a weekend like the Crawleys of Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey Hotels

    Walking down a high street shortly before Valentines day jewelry shops are filled with husbands, and boyfriends seeking that perfect last minute gift. Save the stress of last minute shopping and disappointed hearts by booking a romantic weekend getaway.

    Downton Abbey, the period piece drama which follows the lives of the upstairs aristocratic Crawley family and their downstairs servants, has been one of the highest rated programmes on television, particularly with women. In the US and UK Downton Abbey mania is in full swing. Searches for the fictional manor house have increased over 100% when a new series premieres in the respective countries. Particularly in the US has seen a spike in January of 2012 and 2013 for castle hotels and English manor house hotels to coincide with the PBS premieres of the series.

    Here’s a hint gift givers; this Valentine’s Day put down that bouquet of flowers from the neighborhood petrol station and book a romantic getaway weekend to the countryside and live it up like Downton Abbey, its what your partner wants.

    Whether canopy beds showered in rose petals or a luxury hot tub complete with champagne cooling bedside, certain country manor homes have the romance “know how” when it comes pleasing their guests.


    Welcome, 2013! Share your Dreams and Win the Trip of a Lifetime with idream itravel!

    In 2013 our new year resolution is to help you make your dreams come true. We teamed up with the idream itravel team to find out what countries and places people dreamed of visiting and what it meant to them to make those dreams come true. The result? A 3-minute roller coaster of emotions which makes it clear that travel means being alive. Visit idream itravel and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the trip of a lifetime.

    What you can win:

    • €2013 to help you kick-start your round the world trip in 2013 and 10 nights in 5 hotels in 5 of the most exciting European cities.And if you run a blog or a website, you will also have the chance to win 12 additional nights in 6 other cities. Bloggers click here to take part.

    Just head over to the idream itravel to learn more.

    Visiting Manchester for Football Season

    With the start of the football season what better place to catch some Premier League action then Manchester. In Manchester, football is so popular that it is a way of life. The city boasts over 900 teams and 74 leagues, ensuring a high percentage of football fanatics.


    London Insider Tips


    London is of course known for its culture, nightlife and shopping. With the city playing host to this years’ Olympic Games visitors are flocking to famous attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Hyde Park. Here at the blog, we have put together some London insider tips for London connoisseurs, explorers and travelers who wish to experience London off the beaten path.