Luxury Hotels

Six Luxury South African Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

With the rand weak, South Africa - apart from being sun filled for most of the year, having superb locally grown food, excellent wine and high standards of hospitality - is a good value place to visit. Even the relatively well off appreciate a good deal.

In Search Of The Real Trancoso, Brazil

Blake Whitman | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Blake Whitman

Trancoso. Known to Europeans as the St. Tropez of Brazil and Americans as that place Diane Von Furstenberg sojourns, this historic, deep tropical Bahian village has become an aristocratic hotspot with a graceful balance of old tradition and new wave culture.

Cruising Through Croatia

Noelle Reno | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I found a secluded spot for this rather epic sunset.. .I'm sure it is rammed during the summer! The only downfall to visiting off season is the public boats do not taxi to the surrounding islands. Only reason to visit again - ideally on a yacht!

How to Choose the Right Hotel Wedding Venue

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When it comes to planning the big day, there's nothing so hard as choosing the wedding venue. get it right and the day runs smoothly - get it wrong and you can land yourself with an expensive bill for mediocre service.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Get on Course for an Ace Golfing Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you've been toying a round for a while with the idea of a golf break, then don't putt it off any longer! You'll go a fairway to match a golf weekend - as it's likely to be tee-rific. Even if you're a bit green at the game, this won't handicap the enjoyment you'll get if you pitch in and have a go.

Five Reasons Your Next Holiday Should be to Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Let's face it, in the UK Mexico hasn't got the best reputation. The news paints a picture of a country overrun with drugs cartels, violence, hurricanes and more. It's hardly surprising the average traveller in the UK still sticks to comfortable holidays in European or American resorts.

Planet Appetite: Chaaya Blu Resort, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The East coast of Sri Lanka is still relatively unspoilt and Chaaya Blu, on Uppuveli beach, just outside Trincomalee is an idyllic seaside resort.

Planet Appetite: Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Habarana is close to many of Sri Lanka's ancient sites, including Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla, so the Cinnamon Lodge makes the perfect base to explore the country's historic past.

Six Luxurious Scottish Golf Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Last week the acclaimed Ryder Cup golf competition came home to Gleneagles Hotel, host of the first ever international golf match between Great Britain and the USA in 1921. In honour of the occasion, we have selected six of the most luxurious golf hotels in Scotland.

Eight Places to Stay In Malta

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The island of Malta was under the spotlight this week, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence and welcomed Prince William to mark the occasion. Although Kate was originally intended for the Royal Visit, her husband stepped in due to acute morning sickness.

Three Amazing Hotels - A Railway Station, a Lighthouse and a Bank

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

We've picked three amazing hotels which have been transformed into luxury accommodation from a former purpose. You might find it hard to believe but you can actually sleep in a railway carriage, have tea at the top of a lighthouse - and spend the night in a bank! These unusual, quirky hotels make for an unusual, quirky stay!

Top 5 English Stately Homes

Ceri Tinley | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

There are numerous reasons for visiting England's Stately Homes, one being that you learn history right where it happened. However, another is that they offer a wonderful reference point for interior design, often being the ambassadors for style of a particular era.

Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo

The Spa Spy | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Dubbed 'The Millionaire's Playground', it's a playground where you need quite a few of those millions before the government will even let you live here. So it comes as no surprise then that as I walked past the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys parked along the hotel's cypress lined avenue, I assumed I would get kicked out for wearing a pair of Havaianas and a bank balance that cowered in shame...

Stay at Five Magic Harry Potter Movie Locations

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

You loved the books as a child, the films wooed you as a teenager - and now as an adult you can make some real-life magical memories by visiting the UK locations where the iconic movies were filmed.

Five British Castles You Can Stay In

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Sometimes a trip away needs to have that extra magical touch to make you feel like a prince or princess in a fairytale. So why not stay in a castle? ...

Eight Infinity Pools to Take You Far Away

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The concept of the infinity pool was said to have originated in France in the 1600s, but has become increasingly popular in recent years to be a hallmark of luxury, often found in exclusive hotels and resorts.

Reasons To Head Far, Far East For Your Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now if you've seen the news in past years, you'll know that China's no picnic to travel around. Particularly on any national holiday. You can expe...

Top Five Luxury Family Resorts

Faye Jacobs | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Following on from a previous review of the Sensatori Holiday Resort in Crete, I wanted to put together a brief summary of some of the other places we have visited that I would recommend to families with young children.

Five Irish Hotels Worthy of a Honeymoon

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's decision to spend a portion of their honeymoon in Ireland was met with some surprise. However, if their enthusiasm has tempted you to visit the Emerald Isle, you will most likely not be disappointed.

Travel Eye: Treat Yourself in Thailand

Karen Edwards | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Heading to the sunshine for a special occasion? Or perhaps you're just tired of the backpacker digs? Whether it's a cosy boutique hotel in the jungle, a shack by the sea or a pampering palace you're after - you can find exactly what you need in Thailand.

Five Star Sexism - Hotels and Restaurants That Treat Women Like Second Class Citizens

Madame Allsorts | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

In balance to my oestrogen-fuelled argument, there are the crusaders to dinning equality which should be celebrated. The Belmond group seem to have tackled the problem with one simple question, "Who would like to try the wine?" ...Oh how simple the key to dining equality needs to be!

The Grand Hotels of Budapest

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The film imagines a former grand hotel typical of Budapest. It bears many resemblances to some of Budapest's most impressive hotels, which are renowned for their value for money - some of these five-star luxuries can be booked from just £66 a night! From majestic indoor swimming pools to luxurious suites, look no further for Budapest's best accommodation options.

The Coolest Hotels Around the World Right Now

Andrea Magrath | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Is the offer of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet just not impressing you anymore? These unique properties offer something extraordinary, from infinity pools suspended above the jungle, to a floating suite in the ocean, and a bed 155m deep in a silver mine.

A Weekend in South Beach, Miami

Vogue.fr | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

By Isabelle Granger South Beach is the place to be in Miami right now, with on-trend hotels, restaurants with unforgettable views and edgy art galler...