Imlil is a small village, high up in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Sitting 5,710ft above sea level, the village was created due to the demand of tourists flooding the area to visit Toubkal – the highest mountain in North Africa. Of course with an increase in tourists, local residents set up shop here – restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops all soon followed.
If you can remember our first visit to St Mary’s Inn back at the end of 2014, you’ll remember us saying how much we wanted to stay over. Given the creepy nature of the property and fact the rooms look beautiful, we booked up to stay in February as a very much needed relaxing weekend.
Our room, Sweethope Loughs, was £90 for bed and breakfast for us both. When booking, I specifically asked for a view of the now derelict hospital. Pretty odd, yes, but we do love Urbex sites like 28dayslater.co.uk.
If you follow me on Twitter then you will remember me trying to hunt high and low for the perfect 4 wheel ‘spinner’ cabin case. Something with a little bit of fun but looks presentable for business.
I have a beauty of a case from Joules to show you. It’s quite possibly my favourite thing ever.
If you are not familiar with the Joules brand, you may have spotted them at a country show or in one of the predominantly southern standalone stores. A family business for over 25 years, Joules has become synonymous with high quality. Almost being ruined by the 2001 Foot & Mouth epidemic due to most of the country shows being cancelled, the brand branched out in to stores.
Hampton by Hilton is, as you’d guess, an offshoot of the Hilton hotel chain. A global monster, Hampton aims itself at the mid priced market of travel which is another great addition to the tourism sector of Newcastle. I do think we are missing more luxe hotels but there’s clearly a call for budget style hotels.