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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Europe/UK Sep'17: Hotel Du Vin Wimbledon, London

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Welcome to the first of my Europe/UK travelogues!!!

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As I'm sitting in a cafe along Keong Sai Road in little Singapore and typing this post, there is so much that I am missing about Europe and London!

Thanks to Frasers Hospitality, I was whisked away to Europe and the United Kingdom for the time of my life - Did you know that Frasers Hospitality (a home-grown brand) has managed to grow from just two properties in Singapore in 1998 to now over 140 properties in more than 80 key cities around the world?

Apart from well-known brands like Fraser Suites, Fraser Place, Modena by Fraser and more, Frasers Hospitality's portfolio also includes beautiful boutique luxury hotel brands like Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, in the United Kingdom.

During my time in Europe and the United Kingdom, I was very privileged to experience some of Frasers Hospitality's best properties, starting with Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon!

Hotel du Vin Wimbledon

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If you're looking for a laid-back yet accessible countryside stay that makes the best of British heritage and tradition, you are so gonna love Hotel Du Vin, Wimbledon!

Wimbledon may be world-famous for its tennis, but what I truly appreciated about beautiful Wimbledon was its tranquil, quiet surroundings with the huge expanse of parkland and Wimbledon Village, home to a blend of chic shops, cafes and bars set amongst charming period buildings just a stone's throw away from Hotel Du Vin.

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Hotel Du Vin, Wimbledon at Cannizaro House is a 19th Century house bursting with so much character and historic charm.

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As with all Hotel Du Vin properties, Hotel Du Vin, Wimbledon was lovingly converted from a 19th Century house with all of its individual character and historic charm. Its rich heritage shone through the moment I stepped into the property, with its luxurious yet cozy furnishings throughout.

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The Rooms

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There are 48 luxury hotel rooms and suites in Hotel Du Vin, Wimbledon, each individually and uniquely decorated. I love the distinctively British look with its muted colors, leather furnishings and wallpaper!

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Every single room is different, but this particular suite that overlooks the parks with its stand-alone bathtub had me in love.

The Orangerie

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My favourite part of Hotel Du Vin, Wimbledon has GOT to be the Orangerie, with its full-length glass windows and cool airy space where you can sit and chill all day, from morning coffee to afternoon tea to post-dinner drinks! The real reason for my love though, is the amazing breakfast spread and great menu!

From little breakfast jars of yogurt, fresh fruit juices, warm baked goods and cereal to a delicious menu of cooked-upon-request dishes, the breakfast was scrumptious and just so delicious!

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Perhaps I was just famished after a long flight, but everything at The Orangerie tasted amazing, from the perfectly-done eggs benedict with smoked salmon to the overnight oats that came served prettily in little glass jars!

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Cannizaro Park

The Orangerie also overlooks Cannizaro Park and it was a delight to see huge dogs running freely through the grassy plains as they engaged in a robust game of fetch with their owners!

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Beautifully-landscaped gardens right outside the Orangerie!

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It was such a pleasant morning strolling about Cannizaro Park, and look at these little visitors I spotted among the flowerbeds ;)

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Public aviaries are now a rare sight, so I absolutely adored this gorgeous Italian-styled bird house at the park with these inquisitive cockatiels!

Wimbledon Village

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Don't forget to pay nearby Wimbledon Village a visit! The beautiful streets here house quaint little boutiques, traditional British bars and cafes and more :)

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You might even spot horses from Wimbledon Village Stables, where one can attend horse riding lessons!

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Love the tranquil countryside feel and laid-back living at Wimbledon!

If I have the opportunity to in future, I would definitely definitely want to return to Hotel Du Vin at Wimbledon and spend at least a weekend out at Wimbledon just to enjoy the slower pace of living and holidaying! :)

About Hotel Du Vin Wimbledon

Cannizaro House, West Side Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UE, UK
Phone: +44 330 024 0706
Website here

Hotel Du Vin at Wimbledon is just one of many gorgeous properties managed by Frasers Hospitality. Thank you, Frasers Hospitality for putting me up! I'll be sharing on more properties across UK/Europe, so stay tuned :)

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