Category: Hotels

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. This was our second visit to this 62-bedroom Macdonald Hotels & Resorts hotel, having stayed a few years previously (click here for that review). The welcome We were warmly welcomed […]

Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

With some of the most picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world, Latin America offers up a plethora of options for romantic coastal retreats. Luxurious resorts, exclusive seaside boutiques and rustic-chic tropical hideaways are all available, meaning there is a hotel to suit all tastes and requirements for your indulgent luxury trip. Here are five […]

Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK

Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK

A mere decade ago, the Benedictine nuns of Stanbrook Abbey were wearing grooves into the floor of their chapel as they knelt to pray, as they had since the 19th century. Then, seeking further peace and seclusion, the nuns relocated to Waas in North Yorkshire. Once the Pope had agreed to deconsecrate Stanbrook Abbey it […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Short stay: Hilton at St. George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK

Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK

If you ever feel a touch of nostalgia for England’s 1966 World Cup win, sense the drama when you see that picture of Gazza with a tear in his eye and know that Harry Kane does more than just advertise razors, then a visit to the Hilton at St George’s Park is a must. It […]

5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

As the world becomes smaller, travellers are getting ever more adventurous and are not content with merely treading the well-worn holiday paths. They are seeking out unique hotels, in exceptional destinations, which also offer memorable experiences while they are there. Here are some of our favourite places to stay, from a pod on the side […]

Best city hotels in India

Best city hotels in India

India is a vast country with endless accommodation possibilities. While a lot of the 5 star hotels offer the standard luxury you would expect, there is a handful of them that offer much more, making sure every stay will be something special. Here are my top 5 city hotels in India which give you that […]

Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

In the heart of a small, pretty village in Provence’s department of Var, just under an hour’s drive from Marseille, is a new luxury hotel called Mas du Brulat. Built in 1594, some 200 years before the French Revolution, this historic building, which now houses not only a hotel but also a restaurant and bar, […]

8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan

8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan

Whether confined to school or work holidays or simply set on getting as many ski trips into the season as possible, a spring ski holiday definitely has it`s quirks. While warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and perhaps less crowds are definite pluses to skiing later in the season, slushier snow and fewer open slopes are some […]

A guide for a luxury weekend in Rome

A guide for a luxury weekend in Rome

Millenary, historical, elegant, heritage and, eternal; There are not enough adjectives to describe Rome, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Whether you’re looking for history, churches, luxury, nature or art, Rome has something that will attract every luxury traveler. I recently spent a long weekend (3 days) rediscovering the eternal city, and […]

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for Burma’s British colonial holidaymakers dating […]

Oman and the Emirates: your luxury guide to the best of the UAE

Oman and the Emirates: your luxury guide to the best of the UAE

When you hear of the UAE or the United Arab Emirates, a few things probably come to mind. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Burj Khalifa, ultra-modern architecture, enormous shopping centers, extravagant entertainment attractions, and a whole lot more. But aside from the well-known tourist attractions and modern-day features, the UAE is known for one […]

Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles

Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles

Both whiskey (or whisky, if you’re in Scotland) and golf got their starts in the British Isles, and it ends up, they pair well together. The long histories of the spirit and the sport mean any local place will have its own version of the story to tell, and you can get a lot of […]

Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Malawi is a hidden gem in Africa that is fast emerging as a complete tourist destination, offering safaris, scenery, beaches and rich cultural experiences. But the jewel in the crown of Malawi’s tourist attractions is Lake Malawi – the Rift Valley’s ‘Lake of Stars’. Home to the world’s first freshwater National Park and covering a […]

6 luxury adventure camps in South America

6 luxury adventure camps in South America

The idea of luxury adventure camping is to get closer to the sheer beauty of nature in places with very little infrastructure, while at the same time enjoying world-class service in the most comfortable digs. The posh term “glamping” (short for glamorous camping) has turned off some adventurers who might otherwise appreciate the experience itself. Despite […]

7 unique places to stay in South Africa

7 unique places to stay in South Africa

South Africa is a heaven for visitors who like to find all types of holiday in one country. Doesn’t matter if you are looking for a great city trip, a safari, a desert retreat or whatever it is, South Africa can provide you with just that. Here’s a list of some unique places which you […]