Category: Western Europe

194 Michelin stars in the latest Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland

194 Michelin stars in the latest Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland

With a total of 1,285 restaurants, including 194 Michelin stars and 122 Bib Gourmands, the 2022 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland is made even more momentous by the impressive number of new stars in this year’s selection. With 1 new Three Star, 5 new Two Stars and 19 new One Stars joining the
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
Win an all-inclusive cruise for two to the Norwegian fjords on board MSC Virtuosa!

Win an all-inclusive cruise for two to the Norwegian fjords on board MSC Virtuosa!

MSC Cruises is giving away a seven-night holiday for two adults on MSC Virtuosa, departing from Southampton on June 11, 2022, and sailing to the Norwegian fjords. With an easy embarkation at Southampton, you’ll spend a day at sea exploring what the ship has to offer: from the MSC Starship Club that features a bar
5 more historic English hotels

5 more historic English hotels

England’s rich history is remarkably preserved, both in town and country, throughout the land. A plethora of historic houses have been given new life through sensitive and thoughtful restoration. Below is a selection of charming properties throughout England, ideal for a short break or for a longer stay to explore local attractions. Burleigh Court, Minchinhampton,
11 hidden gems in Copenhagen

11 hidden gems in Copenhagen

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone else about these secret places in Copenhagen! You’ve seen The Little Mermaid, spent an unforgettable night in Tivoli and had your picture taken with the royal guards at Amalienborg Palace. Now it’s time to explore the hidden gems of the city. Here are 11 hidden gems for your next visit, as
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
The hidden Swedish gems behind those weird IKEA product names

The hidden Swedish gems behind those weird IKEA product names

Bolmen, Järvfjället, Skärhamn, Kallax and Toftan. For years now the world has marvelled at and struggled to pronounce, IKEA product names*. What most don’t realise is that the global furniture giant often names their wares for real places in Sweden. Now Sweden wants to invite the world to visit these fantastic locations. What does a
Spring in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District

We all have to put up with January and February – the cold, the long dark evenings. No wonder they’re generally considered to be the two least appealing months of the year in the UK. But March to May breathes new life into the landscape, a time when the Lake District National Park truly comes
Win a 3-night stay in Malta!

Win a 3-night stay in Malta!

It may be small, but the island nation of Malta packs a mighty punch; with ancient fortresses, endless hidden coves, and a thriving modern art scene, it makes for an unforgettable getaway. Condé Nast Traveller has teamed up with the Hilton Malta to give one lucky winner, plus a guest, the chance to spend three
Luxury travel news for the week ending 13th February 2022

Luxury travel news for the week ending 13th February 2022

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. With several new luxe hotels, Madrid is now also Spain’s capital of 5-star travel For decades, Barcelona has been Spain’s
the best spas in barcelona

The best spas in Barcelona

Looking to indulge in a day of luxury, self-care and relaxation? Lucky for you, Barcelona is home to loads of great spas where you will be introduced into some heavenly sensations. Whether you’re on holiday, a work trip, or even just live locally and need some self care, there is plenty to choose from. Here are
Britain’s most Instagrammable luxury hotels outside of London

Britain’s most Instagrammable luxury hotels outside of London

London is famous for its 5-star hotels, but the quality of luxury hotels outside of the Capital is also unrivalled, with Britain boasting some of the most idyllic and Instagram-worthy resorts in the world. But with so many exceptional 5-star hotels around Britain to choose from, how do you decide? To help, Interior Designer Anne
Lionel Messi buys luxury hotel in Sotogrande, then promptly fires all the staff

Lionel Messi buys luxury hotel in Sotogrande, then promptly fires all the staff

It’s being reported that Paris St. Germain footballer Lionel Messi has bought a luxury hotel and then promptly fired the staff working there. Messi’s MIM Hotels Group has bought the Hotel Marítimo de Sotogrande on the marina in San Roque – the sixth propery acquired by the group. Sotogrande is a high-end holiday destination and,
New plant-based menus in British Airways lounges

New plant-based menus in British Airways lounges

As part of its commitment to create a more premium experience for its customers, British Airways is set to offer a range of improvements, both on the ground and in the air. The airline has worked with its expert catering providers to introduce new plant-based menus, including a burger. The new menus will initially roll
Finnair’s new Business Class cabin

Finnair’s new Business Class cabin

Business class travel takes a leap forward with Finnair’s new Business Class cabin and the spacious new Collins Aerospace AirLounge™ seat. Finnair is the launch customer for this new and innovative seating concept that is to be rolled out across Finnair’s entire long-haul fleet of A330s and A350s. The AirLounge is not a traditional aircraft
Costa Navarino will be home to Greece’s first Mandarin Oriental

Costa Navarino will be home to Greece’s first Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new luxury hotel in Costa Navarino, scheduled to open in spring 2023. The group’s first property in Greece, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino will be located on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese, and 45 minutes’ drive from Kalamata International Airport. The beachfront resort will