A new and rather different destination website – deuxmessieurs.com – has launched, aiming to inform and inspire discerning gay travellers holidaying in the UK. Les Deux Messieurs is a compact gem of knowledge and sagacity that places wit and style at its heart as it reviews and rates places to stay, hunts out local stories, offers a booking concierge, and passes on recommendations for the best gay holidays UK.
It is the ultimate UK destination guide for gay travellers looking for the best gay holidays. And each review is written from a gay perspective.
REVIEWS + EVENTS + STYLE + MORE
Les Deux Messieurs offers candid but playful diary-style reviews of properties around the UK and (soon) Ireland. All properties are carefully researched before being visited. Reviews are photo-led with a mix of professional and reviewer-captured shots, star-rated between one and five, and tagged according to wants that might tickle a traveller’s fancy. A weekend of decadence with your bit on the side perhaps, or a stay somewhere that’s good for food, or for fashion, or for bars and clubs.
And that’s not all…
You’ll find an events and occasions calendar (after all, there’s always a reason to get away), style tips (season-led packing suggestions), special offers when you book by concierge, and the usual social sharing options.
STORIES FROM COUNTRY CLOSETS
Every village, every town, every city has a story to tell – forgotten tales and hidden secrets that are unexpected; fun; fascinating. Like Birmingham – England’s second city – which once boasted more canal miles than Venice; Tutankhamun’s connection with sleepy Swaffham in Norfolk; and why actress Prunella Scales had such a ‘thrilling’ time in Rye. Collecting these tales as they travel, Les Deux Messieurs show that there’s more to the UK than meets the eye. Find their collection of tales so far on their blog, The Travelling Mulberry.
Les Deux Messieurs are reviews you can trust, and as the travelling twosome continue their travels, you can expect ever greater stories and discover more of the best luxury hotels in the UK and insights into cities including gay London, gay Brighton, gay Edinburgh and gay Manchester. And, if you’re still not sure where to go – ask them. They’re on Twitter (@deuxmessieurs), they’re very friendly.
Have a look. Explore. Enjoy. A cocktail of contemporary style, bohemian splendour, ancestral intrigue and new experiences await the curious and the pleasure seeking gay travellers. Start your journey – find a gay friendly hotel now >>
Says Hugh Wright, Editor at Large,
“Today’s discerning gay travellers have the same expectations of comfort, service and cuisine as any other high-spending guest, but additionally want to be sure that they and their partners will be treated with respect. Travellers don’t always want to stay in specifically ‘gay’ properties, and shouldn’t have to, just to be sure of a comfortable stay.
Les Deux Messieurs is the hallmark of quality for boutique, luxury accommodation – if a property appears on the site, readers can be sure that we have stayed there, eaten there, used the facilities, and – unless otherwise stated – believe it to be a welcoming place that values gay, as well as straight, guests, and their custom. And, our star-rating serves to further guide travellers expectations.”