Category: Europe

Top 10 luxury five star hotels in Berlin

Top 10 luxury five star hotels in Berlin

Berlin’s tourism has been expanding rapidly and when it comes to luxury there are a plethora of options available to the discerning traveller. The hotels listed below are certainly not an exhaustive list, but are designed to give a range of options, from old and trusted establishments to the newest hotels on the Berlin scene […]

The £5,000 a night hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth

The £5,000 a night hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth

On A Luxury Travel Blog we cover all kinds of accommodation, from exquisite hotels and resorts to luxury camps in the middle of the African wilderness. Today, we are breaking with tradition to focus on the £5,000+ a night Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. It might not look so fancy but […]

Summer luxury in the Alps

Summer luxury in the Alps

Are you still yet to decide where to go this Summer? For a luxury family Summer holiday with a difference, head to the Alps. With everything from sporting activities and spas to Michelin star restaurants and sumptuous chalets, there’s plenty of great reasons to visit this amazing region outside of the peak winter season. Head […]

4 of the world's best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

Travel is a sensation for all of the senses and combines our greatest passions that leave us with memories to last a lifetime. We rarely remember the soggy sandwich we raced to eat before the 2pm meeting but the fresh taste of the reef fish we caught and barbecued on the beach is a flavour […]

Explore the Russian Far East in style

Explore the Russian Far East in style

When you think about Russia, you naturally think of grandiose domed churches, soviet-era architecture and vast siberian landscapes. What you don’t tend to think of is hot springs, volcanoes and bear-watching. Amazingly, if you go far enough east to the Kamchatka peninsula, the tourist industry is burgeoning and the affluent tourist can enjoy a huge […]

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

The British weather can be so unpredictable, just as we thought summer would never arrive, this month’s glorious sunshine has got us all in the holiday mood.  However, as we know only too well, this can be quickly dampened by howling winds and sharp showers leaving many of us wishing we had booked that luxury […]

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

The English countryside is where royalty goes to quell the noise of their public lives; it’s where stately homes the size of city blocks stand sentinel amidst rolling hills; and it’s where you and I can go to feel like queens and kings, even if just for a sliver of time. Here I cover one of […]

Suite of the week: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome, Italy

Suite of the week: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome, Italy

Suite name: The Roman Penthouse, Regina Hotel Baglioni Location: Rome, Italy Size of accommodation: 6,000 sq ft Cost per night: $18,000 What makes it special: Perched atop the 8th floor of the Regina Hotel Baglioni, the undoubted highlight of the Roman Penthouse is the vast outdoor terrace, giving guests unrivalled 360-degree views of the Eternal City. Sprawling across more than […]

Your own private island, just a short hop from Ibiza

Your own private island, just a short hop from Ibiza

Just a short boat or helicopter ride from Ibiza, Tagomago Island is described as “one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean”. On the island, you’ll find a single dwelling that can accommodate up to 10 people, a lighthouse, bird reserve, beach and various “toys”, including two jetskis, two rib boats, a Magusta 108 […]

Top 5 culture events in London this Summer

Top 5 culture events in London this Summer

“Go down to Kew in lilac-time”, wrote the poet Alfred Noyes, “and you shall wander hand in hand with love in a summer’s wonderland.” He wasn’t kidding. London in the warmer months is intoxicating; it blooms with urban beaches, open-air theatre, outdoor concerts and pop-up beer gardens. It’s a fantastic time to sample what London […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway?  Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure […]

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

Take a little time to discover some of Spain’s Michelin starred restaurants, whilst truly absorbing the Spanish culture. Get involved in incredible Michelin starred culinary classes, meet the bulls up close and personal, and enjoy wine tasting rarities. Here are a few different ideas to get you started. Authentic Michelin star tours in Andalucia Take […]

UK and Ireland short breaks - 6 very different ideas

UK and Ireland short breaks – 6 very different ideas

Much as my writing seems to indicate a fondness for overseas travel, it wasn’t until I was 22 and sailing as part of a crew on a large racing yacht that my desire to leave the UK regularly began – even if it was on an easyJet plane with my 22 crew-mates suggesting that every […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe?  Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life. […]

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

A variation on the classic lemon drizzle cake, this orange drizzle cake is perfect to have with a cup of tea – it’s quite simple, not overly rich and has an amazing orange flavour. The cake itself is beautifully light, airy and yet still moist, and so makes for the most delicious Summer time treat. […]

This year's cutest travel ad?

This year’s cutest travel ad?

Step aside cats, it’s time for bunnies to get some internet love. Named by Adweek as the cutest ad of the year, Ibis Hotel’s Snuggling Bunnies features over 30 of the fluffiest and snuggliest bunnies you will see. The video was filmed over two days in the Ibis London Blackfriars hotel, where the bunnies were allowed […]

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