Category: Belgium

Which hotels in Europe would make your top 10?

Tripadvisor have contacted me with their list of the top 10 hotels in Europe. And it’s perhaps not the most obvious names that make the list. Here’s their top 10: 1. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic 2. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece 3. Al Ponte Antico Hotel, Venice, Italy 4. La Villa Marbella […]

Top 10 charming European towns and cities

Looking for somewhere in Europe with distinctive charm?  Then take a look at this recently-published Tripadvisor list of the top 10 charming European towns and cities. Unlike many previous TA lists that we’ve published, this one isn’t overly-dominated by any one country but instead offers a good mix of options. Let us know what you […]

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet earlier this year produced a list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011. It wasn’t just ‘yet another top 10 list’ – well, it was, but it at least gave some good reasons for why each place was worthy of visiting this year. Here’s their top 10 and, if you want […]

19 of the world's sexiest hotels

19 of the world’s sexiest hotels

Just two weeks after The Luxury Travel Bible issued a press release with its top 10 sexiest hotels in the world for Valentine’s, I’ve been sent an email by Tripadvisor with their own top 10 sexy hotels.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t many that are common to both lists.   Here are the two lists: […]

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Looking to go somewhere special this Valentines?  Then take a look at this list of the top 15 romantic Valentines hotels, as decreed by Tripadvisor. Bar a token entry for Bodrum in Turkey, they’re all in Europe, which seems a little odd, but perhaps subscribers from other parts of the world, are given a different […]

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European […]

Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Europe’s top 10 luxury hotels?

Tripadvisor sent me an email yesterday, outlining their top 10 European luxury hotels.   In numerical order, they are as follows: The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Germany   Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece Hotel Le Palais, Czech Republic   The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, England   Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium   Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Hungary   Rudding […]

The best bed in the world?

The best bed in the world?

How important is a really good quality bed to you?   It’s an issue that I’ve paid attention to more and more in recent times (my wife had a slipped disc that required surgery, just over 12 months ago) and so I was interested to hear that the Vi Spring is the bed of choice […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Europe, according to Tripadvisor

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin – Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Mykonos, Greece Hotel Le Palais – Prague, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel – London, England Hotel Prinsenhof – Brugge, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary Rudding Park Hotel – Harrogate, England Swissotel Berlin – Berlin, Germany Four Seasons Hotel George […]

Champagne fountain... a new world record?

Champagne fountain… a new world record?

I read recently about a curious  attempt to break the world record for the largest ever Champagne fountain. It was being held at a shopping centre near Antwerp.   Whilst there seems to be a lot of blog posts about the attempt, I can’t seem to find anything that tells us whether they were successful. […]

St. Pancras station enters the 21st Century

St. Pancras station enters the 21st Century

Eurostar began its 186 mph service from London’s St. Pancras station to France yesterday. St. Pancras station has been through an amazing $1.6 billion refurbishment over a 7 year period  and is now a station that can rival the likes of New York’s Grand Central Terminal; it  can  even lay claim to the title of […]

First year celebrations of the Etihad Guest loyalty programme

First year celebrations of the Etihad Guest loyalty programme

To celebrate the first birthday of its Etihad Guest loyalty programme, Etihad Airways is running a series of promotions throughout mid-September 2007. Register for various online drawings and you could win a trip to the Italian Grand Prix, to Formula 1 races in Belgium, to Thailand, or various other prizes from travel to diamonds. Membership […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite of the House of Ambassadors at Stanhope Hotel, Brussels

Suite of the week: Royal Suite of the House of Ambassadors at Stanhope Hotel, Brussels

Suite name: Royal Suite of the House of Ambassadors Hotel:  Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium Size of accommodation: 80-100 sq m Cost per night: 500 Euros (weekends), 1,625 Euros (weekdays) What makes it special? It’s the Royal Suite of the first 5-star hotel in Belgium!                     With […]

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

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. Ten years on, the luxury collection consists of ten hotels in ten key cities across Europe, with two new hotels due to open this summer (The Charles Hotel in Munich and Le Richemond in Geneva). Here are some quirky facts about the group’s ten hotels: The […]

Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

If you’re in Brussels and looking for somewhere a little different to stay, try the Monty Small Design Hotel is a hip, boutique hotel with just 18 rooms.   Don’t expect the same level of facilities, attention and service of the bigger hotels in Brussels, but do expect something that’s contemporary and different to where […]