A press trip to review the six-star hotels of the Seychelles for Harpers & Queen spoiled Lisa early in her career. When she isn’t being a good Guardian journalist, washing out old milk bottles and discussing the state of the NHS, she still loves jetting off to review Mr & Mrs Smith hotels. For her day job as editor of the Guardian Review, the only time she leaves her desk in King’s Cross is to make the annual pilgrimage to a wet field in Wales for the Hay Festival. She does also get out sometimes to interview the odd writer, such as Martin Amis and Margaret Atwood.
Lisa Allardice anonymously reviewed the following hotels and travel destinations: