Category: Bed & Breakfasts

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh,
The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

We’ve scoured the Web to bring you some of the most unusual hotels out there. They not all that luxurious but curious nonetheless and so I think worthy of a mention on any travel blog due to their quirky nature. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada Seemingly floating among the treetops, you could be forgiven for thinking

Country B&Bs in the UK: the top 10

The Guardian published its top 10 country B&Bs in the UK. Somewhat diplomatically, perhaps, they’ve managed to cover B&Bs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Want to know where they recommend?  Here’s the list: Jerichos at The Waverley, Windermere, Cumbria 3 Norfolk Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Carlton Riverside, Powys, Wales Dungiven Castle, Co Derry,
Hit the heights of fine dining, Hawaiian style

Hit the heights of fine dining, Hawaiian style

Chef Robert McCormick of the Hotel Hāna Maui takes pride in his ability to source just about all he needs to create his acclaimed cuisine right from Maui itself — and often from within just a mile or two of the isolated, idyllic resort. To host an ideal evening featuring a five-course dinner paired with
Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Jeni Matthews created Red Balloon Travel and Consulting with the goal in mind to provide spectacularly unique French holidays.     After graduating from Northwestern University in Communications and International Studies, she headed straight to France, and has been living in the little known Rhone-Alpes region ever since.   She uses her first-hand knowledge and
How low will you go in San Diego?

How low will you go in San Diego?

In what is no doubt more of a PR exercise than anything, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego has come up with an interesting concept to lure guests in difficult economic times. Their deluxe accommodation for two people usually costs $219 per night, with breakfast.   If you’re willing to forego breakfast, it’s just
The House of Sleep opens in Andalucia

The House of Sleep opens in Andalucia

Casa La Siesta is a new luxury country retreat near Spain’s Costa de La Luz, and its English translation of the House of Sleep (if you don’t speak Spanish) could have you lulled into dreamland in a second. Located just minutes from historic Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain, Casa La Siesta is housed in
Win a luxury short break in North Wales

Win a luxury short break in North Wales

Allow me to don my UKhotel.com hat for a brief moment (for those that don’t know, UKhotel is a site run by the company where I am a Director).   As of 2009, we have started running monthly competitions on the site giving our visitors the chance to win a two-night stay in a luxury
Special feature: The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales

Special feature: The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales

This was our second stay at The Wensleydale Heifer in the peaceful village of West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales.   Last time we made the mistake of having both lunch and dinner here (and ended up being uncomfortably full!) so this time we opted for just dinner, after a brief stop for a light

AA B&B Awards

The winners of the AA B&B Awards 2008-2009 will be revelealed at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in London this evening. Shortlisted for the award of London  B&B of the Year are The New Linden in Notting Hill, San Domenico House in Chelsea and The St. George in Langham Place. There is also a category
Enjoy England for Excellence 2008

Enjoy England for Excellence 2008

In case it passed you by, yesterday was St. George’s Day. And I’m sure it was no co-incidence that the presentation of the Enjoy England for Excellence 2008 awards was celebrated on the same day. For the first time, the event was held outside London, with the organisers preferring to opt for the European Capital
What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

Have you ever stayed somewhere, experienced something (however big or small), and thought to yourself “I must have one!”?   Whether it be a mattress or some bedding, a bathrobe or some soap, or something else, we want to hear your recommendations! Recently I purchased a room fragrance from  Linari, which I first became aware
Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

I’ve mentioned underwater hotels on A Luxury Travel Blog before, but I think – until now – Jules Undersea Lodge has escaped the radar. It’s an underwater research base which has opened itself to the public. Featured in ‘Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous’, a stay here will set you back $475 per person per
Some people just don't 'get' the internet!

Some people just don't 'get' the internet!

I recently read a newspaper article about The New White Lion at Llandovery in Wales and thought I would check them out with a view to a short stay with my family later this month.   The first thing that strikes me is that there’s an air of quality about the site, a nice choice
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Helicopter rides in the Canaries from Blue Canarias Cosy Kenyan homestay courtesy of Ngong House Dine at Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve  in Belgium Where one great experience leads to another: Dubai
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Get your hands on some Luxe City Guides Chill out  in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, at Amuleto Find seclusion at Missouri River Breaks Lodge, ND Check out the latest yachts from Hakvoort