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Short stay: Aloft Birmingham Eastside, Birmingham, UK

Short stay: Aloft Birmingham Eastside, Birmingham, UK

Opened just 12 months ago in the Eastside area of the diverse city of Birmingham, the 195-bedroom Aloft Birmingham Eastside is one of just four Aloft hotels in the UK (the others being in London, Liverpool and Aberdeen) – a music-inspired, stylish hotel brand from Marriott. The welcome We were warmly welcomed by cheerful, smiling
Short stay: Beachcroft Hotel & Beach Hut Suites, Felpham, West Sussex, UK

Short stay: Beachcroft Hotel & Beach Hut Suites, Felpham, West Sussex, UK

Four designer Beach Hut Suites sit just yards from Felpham’s beach. It’s a bucket and spade shoreline where seagulls call and sea breezes rustle the palm tree planting. Ivon Blumer architects have created a gentle-blue-clapperboard homage to beach life. Four huts named Beach, Sand, Pebble and Shell – each spread over three levels,- elevate beach
Short stay: The Fellows House, Cambridge, UK

Short stay: The Fellows House, Cambridge, UK

“Feel at home, feel inspired, feel like a fellow,” invites the hotel’s mantra. Strategically positioned, a mere eight minute stroll from Jesus Green, The Fellows House is the very essence of Cambridge. Symbolically, Crick and Watson’s DNA double helix is imprinted into The Folio Bar’s walls. Whilst the heritage of Cambridge’s esteemed academic fellows flows
A luxurious new eco-sanctuary: Gran Meliá Lombok

A luxurious new eco-sanctuary: Gran Meliá Lombok

As the world reawakens and travellers start to rediscover the wonders beyond their own borders, one enchanting Indonesian island is gearing up to welcome guests back to paradise with a wide smile and a wealth of world-class, eco-sensitive activities. Lombok is a tropical wonderland that exudes exotic charm and serenity. Just across a sparkling sea
Win a 7-night cultural break to Scotland's Outer Hebrides!

Win a 7-night cultural break to Scotland's Outer Hebrides!

This is your chance to win the ultimate cultural break to the Outer Hebrides courtesy of Outer Hebrides Tourism. Stay for seven nights and enjoy a week-long celebration of Gaelic music, song and dance at Ceòlas Summer School in South Uist. The prize for two adults includes: Ferry travel with CalMac Return ferry travel for
Short stay: Barrow Hill Barns, near Petersfield, The South Downs, UK

Short stay: Barrow Hill Barns, near Petersfield, The South Downs, UK

It is easy to see why these eight ultra-luxurious detached cottages are given five stars by Visit England. These brick and flint barn-style cottages quietly nestle in 10 peaceful acres at the heart of the South Downs National Park. Barrow Hill Barns are part of the Premier Cottages collection, where a selection of property owners
Top 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

Top 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

Can’t decide what to buy your partner for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate love’s infinite power and treat that special travel enthusiast in your life with one (or more!) of our 20 Valentine’s gift. Our selection consists of gifts for him that he’ll actually want to receive, regardless of where he travels to next. Click here for
Top 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

Top 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s an opportunity to show your loved one just how much you care. And if she shappens to have a love of travel, this might just be the list for you as we have some great items that are perfect for use on the road, or for simply
Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

We’re drinking our morning coffee, still rubbing the sleep from our eyes, when we spot two male lions, lying high up on the bank, on the other side of the Luangwa River. It’s hard to tell who is watching who. Are we the watchers or the watched? Rapidly finishing our coffee, we drive the one
Short stay: Bay Tree Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent, UK

Short stay: Bay Tree Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent, UK

High on Broadstairs’ Eastern Esplanade, looking down on Stone Bay’s white cliffs and golden beach, The Bay Tree Hotel has stunning views. The name comes from a bay tree flourishing in the back garden that is probably Kent’s oldest and largest specimen. After a lengthy £1 million renovation this 10 room boutique red brick hotel,
Are these the most luxurious treehouses in the UK?

Are these the most luxurious treehouses in the UK?

Whilst COVID has, without doubt, been a huge detriment to the travel industry, there are some businesses that have worked tirelessly during successive lockdowns to improve the quality of their existing offering. One such business is Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat, a luxurious adults-only resort with a difference. Mallinson’s in fact already lends itself extremely well to
Luxury volunteer vacation Bali

Doing good in 2022

Happy New Year! If 2021 was the year when travel got back on its feet, here’s to 2022 being the year that travel runs again. My encouragement to you is to remember the ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID – those communities dependent on tourism who have lost their livelihoods and become unable to provide for their
Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Are these the 22 best holiday destinations for 2022?

Some of you have already seen the clock strike midnight and welcomed in the New Year, but most of us aren’t quite there at the time of writing. But wherever you happen to be in the world, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers of A Luxury Travel Blog a very
22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

2021 has been another long and difficult year for the travel industry. If you turn the clock back to the start of the year, I don’t think it would be unreasonable to assume that travel would have made a significant recovery by the Summer, what with the roll-out of vaccines, and so on. However, all
20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – US & Canada edition

20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – US & Canada edition

Buying a special gift for someone at Christmas can be quite challenging sometimes, especially if you’re treating someone who already seems to have everything they want. But don’t despair – we have some great gifts for the lady in your life with this round-up of festive gift ideas. Spoil her this Christmas with one of
20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – US & Canada edition

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – US & Canada edition

Christmas is upon us once again! Whether you’re a regular visitor to our Christmas gift guides, or in need of a little inspiration and some ideas for what to buy him this year, we’re hope you’ll find this post useful. There’s are some really useful and practical items in this round-up – everything from a