Category: Western Europe

Where to stay in London: the top hotels by guest satisfaction

Where to stay in London: the top hotels by guest satisfaction

With the spotlight on London for the big wedding, this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the hotels whom guests consider to be the city’s hotel royalty: Egerton House, The Levin, Haymarket Hotel, The SoHo Hotel and The Milestone Hotel. The list come from ReviewPro’s City Rankings Project that is working to identify the most […]

Top 10 cosy beachside hotels

Looking for something cosy and with a beach on your doorstep? Then you’re in luck as Tripadvisor have just shared their top 10 cosy beachside hotels. Making the list are hotels from all over the world so, without further ado, here you go: 1. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2. Utopia […]

5 of the best hotels in Spain

5 of the best hotels in Spain

Spain is one of the best tourist attractions in the world and one which has so much to offer to people of all ages whether you like the bustling cities or the relaxed beaches. Madrid alone offers the remains of the Moorish wall, small gothic churches, it also boasts the royal palace alongside some truly […]

The world’s most expensive apartments

The world’s most expensive apartments have gone on the market in one of London’s most desirable areas.  There are 86 luxury apartments at One Hyde Park, ranging in price from $10m for a one bedroom apartment to a whopping $223m for a penthouse.

Top tips for surviving the Cannes Film Festival

1. Get organised, the earlier the better It’s never too early to book your flights and your accommodation and most of the smart money book private apartments and villas within walking distance of the action. Luxury villa rentals also mean that you have a private screening room on hand and can escape the madness of […]

Social media gone crazy? See your profile pic on a real 777-200...

Social media gone crazy? See your profile pic on a real 777-200…

Think of the Netherlands, and you’ll most likely think of clogs or windmills. Some may even think of Delftware, a blue and white tin-glazed pottery that dates back to the 16th Century, a heritage that the Dutch airline KLM has recognised for some time as for many years it has been giving out little blue […]

Special offer at London’s 47 Park Street

Between now and the end of May, visitors to London Mayfair’s boutique 47 Park Street hotel and private Members’ club get two nights’ stay at a reduced rate plus a free bottle of Champagne and specially designed cupcakes. The five-star 47 Park Street, Grand Residences by Marriott is offering visitors to London the special opportunity […]

Monaco: motorcars and manicures!

Monaco: motorcars and manicures!

Monaco is the perfect destination for jet-setting this Spring.  With the most exciting Formula One racing in years, this year’s Monaco Grand Prix is a ‘must’ for any racing fanatic.  The exclusive and stylish event takes place May 27th – 30th Ladies – if you’re heading out to the Monaco Grand Prix with a true F1 […]

An Icelandic music festival at the edge of the world... and you're invited!

An Icelandic music festival at the edge of the world… and you’re invited!

The celebrated Icelandic music festival Aldrei fór ég suður will take place on 22nd and 23rd April 2011 in Ísafjörður, on Iceland’s West Fjords, and you are invited to attend via a live stream at www.inspiredbyiceland.com. Aldrei fór ég suður is a music festival unlike any other: located practically at the end of the world, in […]

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa […]

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Will Bolsover has worked in travel and Africa for the past 15 years. Starting out as a teacher in the remotewestern region of Kenya, he went on to study French and African and Asian Studies at Sussex University then worked as a safari guide in numerous African destinations. Six years ago, he set up the […]

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

If you are a true golf aficionado, a golfing holiday at one of Europe’s luxury golf resorts would be a dream come true. There you can golf the same fairways that have challenged some of the world’s golf legends, fine tune your game, sample some of the best cuisine the region has to offer and […]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most […]

Europe’s top 10 hidden gem hotels

I’m not sure what makes a hotel a ‘hidden gem’ as a considerable number in the list that follows are to be found in major European cities. That aside, here’s the top 10 hidden gem hotels according to Tripadvisor. (They don’t actually say ‘Europe’s top 10′ but since all of them are in Europe (in […]

Special feature: The Music Mill, Hathersage, Peak District, UK

Special feature: The Music Mill, Hathersage, Peak District, UK

Self-catering is often overlooked as a luxury option, in favour of hotels and resorts, but really it shouldn’t be.  Over the last decade, the bar has risen once again when it comes to the self-catering (aka vacation rental) sector, and we are just back from a very relaxing break in the Peak District, staying at […]

Inexpensive luxury Tuscan villas: is it even possible?

Inexpensive luxury Tuscan villas: is it even possible?

Renting upscale Tuscan villas is usually associated with high rental fees. As a rule of thumb, it is usually true, as most luxury properties in Tuscany go many extra miles to make your experience unforgettable. Nonetheless, I found a fantastic exception to this rule. It is a special villa located in the Lucca area, specifically in […]

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