Stylish Cotswolds manor-house retreat: Calcot & Spa, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire: enjoy one of our Members’ favourite hotels with excellent CountryClubuk rates

One of our Members’ favourite country-house hotels, the luxurious 14th-century Calcot & Spa stands in its own private 220-acre estate only 10 minutes’ drive from HRH The Prince of Wales’s Highgrove Estate, making this an ideal manor-house hotel in which to stay when visiting the Royal Gardens, and the Cotswolds at large. Warm hospitality and […]

The Savoy London, ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World’: Unbeatable Members’ rates with complimentary room upgrade and, naturally for our Members, a bottle of wine on the house

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation. The Savoy would surely figure in anybody’s list of ‘Great Hotels of the World’, not only because of the attention to detail for which it has always been famous (it makes its own beds, for instance), or for its […]

The Goring: Impeccably English, family-owned five-star hotel in London’s Belgravia with Michelin Star dining room: Beloved by the Royal Family since George VI: Exclusive Members’ rates including breakfast and free room upgrade

The Goring has been named ‘the oldest privately-owned hotel in central London’ and it is one of our favourite London places to stay. It has been owned by the Goring family for four generations. Mr O R Goring, who opened The Goring Hotel on March 2, 1910, was an innovator of style and vision—this, after […]

Langham London, a Royal opening for ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’: exclusive advantageous CountryClubuk rates, higher categories with complientary Club Lounge

In the year 1865, the future King George V was born, the American Civil War was won, and the Langham Hotel was built as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe. The opening ceremony was performed by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, who entertained actresses Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt among […]

Coworth Park, Windsor Great Park, ‘to live out one’s dreams’: Exclusive advantageous rates for CountryClubuk Members at ‘The Dorchester in the Country’

­­Everybody has heard of the Dorchester Hotel. Most also know that it is to the world of hotels what Manchester United is to football or the Brigade of Guards to the military. What fewer people know is that it has an outstation hotel on the edge of Windsor Great Park near Ascot, named Coworth Park. […]

The Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Members enjoy special rates, a complimentary bottle of Champagne to welcome you—and a complimentary room upgrade!

Asked to name a great hotel—not only in London but the world—and most people think of The Ritz. For style, gracious living, impeccable service and social cachet, it has no equal. It is one of our Members’ all-time favourite hotels—the perfect location for a luxurious stay and a celebration of any kind. And as our […]

Stay at the five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa overlooking the 17th fairway on the world’s most famous golf course: surely the best place to be in St Andrews: and our Members enjoy exclusive Club rates

The legendary Old Course at St Andrews is where every golfer wants to be, and this is how to stay there, in five-star luxury overlooking the 17th fairway—in a room with a view at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, another golfing legend! From here you have the most historic vistas in world […]

Magical Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica: a leading resort in the Caribbean: two miles of soft sand beach combined with colonial elegance and supreme luxury: join us there, in the footsteps of HM The Queen and JFK, with exclusive CountryClubuk rates and special treats

Two stunning powder white sand private beaches, relaxed colonial charm, historic grandeur and elegance combined with modern luxury, championship golf and true Jamaican hospitality, all make beautiful Half Moon the ultimate Caribbean resort today as it has been for generations—counting HM The Queen and JFK among its former guests. And now it has reopened its […]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian: an Edinburgh icon with fabulous views of the Castle, luxurious guest rooms and fine dining—and current holder of Scotland’s Leading Hotel Title in the World Travel Awards

To stay in the heart of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s loveliest capitals, beside its showcase landmark, Edinburgh Castle, is magical. To see the golden sun set on the castle walls from the windows of your own private room or suite makes it even more amazing—what a view this is! And as a Member of CountryClubuk […]

The Biltmore Mayfair opens at one of London’s most prized addresses, 44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair: site of the famous announcement of the Duke of Wellington’s victory over the French in the Battle of Waterloo

Prestigious 44 Grosvenor Square Mayfair has long been one of our Members’ favourite London addresses. It was here that news of the Duke of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s army at the Battle of Waterloo was announced to the then Prime Minister, the Earl of Liverpool, who was dining there with the Cabinet. And in […]

Fitzrovia Hotel, a traditional hidden gem in a quiet oasis in London’s West End | Rooms from £102 for two with free English breakfast and room upgrade

A handsome traditional wood-panelled four-star hotel, the Fitzrovia Hotel is a hidden gem and a longtime Members’ favourite. Recently refurbished, it is a comfortable oasis with some 90 rooms in easy walking distance of Oxford Circus, Regent Street and Bond Street. Not far from the BBC in Portland Place, and Harley Street for the medical […]

Lindeth Howe, Beatrix Potter’s family home on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District: CountryClubuk Members enjoy free two-night breaks at this favourite hotel

An all-time favourite with our Members, this charming small Edwardian country house hotel was once home to Beatrix Potter. It stands above the banks of Lake Windermere, a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque steamboat jetty which ferries passengers around the Lake. A comfortable, airy four-star hotel, it offers the most delicious and plentiful food, […]

The Pelham, fabulous 5-star design hotel in South Kensington: Exclusive Club rates for two including breakfast and complimentary room upgrade

The Pelham is the perfect five-star South Kensington pad. A smart townhouse hotel in the salubrious end of town, it is ideal for Members who are culture vultures and/or ardent shoppers. Fabulously feminine, distinctly English, elegant and original, The Pelham is a home from home—three townhouses in one—close enough to the Knightsbridge shops for our […]

Bermuda was deemed Paradise in the 17th century: little has changed: enjoy a fabulous stay in one of the most romantic resorts in the Caribbean, historic Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

The tiny, sun-blessed island of Bermuda balances beautifully on two circles of extinct volcanoes, fringed by world-famous rose-pink, soft-sand beaches. Though but two miles wide and 20 miles long, it is in fact about 180 small, picturesque islands linked by bridges. The town of St George is the oldest English speaking colonial town in existence. […]

Hotel Brunelleschi: luxurious, historic, and looking out over the Duomo in the very heart of Florence

‘They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi’ So wrote Dan Brown in his novel The Da Vinci Code. The novelist returned to the hotel twice in his new novel, Inferno—and now it is our handpicked four-star hotel in Florence, undoubtedly among the finest in this art capital of Europe. The Hotel Brunelleschi is the […]

Sopwell House, a striking whitewashed Georgian manor house spa hotel set in gardens in the peaceful Hertfordshire countryside just 40 minutes from London: exclusive CountryClubuk Members’ rates

Set in peaceful Hertfordshire countryside outside St Albans, yet only 40 minutes’ drive from London, Sopwell House is a striking whitewashed Georgian country manor house dating back to 1603. Once the family home of tthe Mountbattens—HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s family—clues to the history still abound within this popular country-house spa hotel. It is an […]

Luxurious, multi-award-winning tropical Indian Ocean paradise with sporting action, beauty and spa: Fabulous five-star Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa in the Maldives: Club rates up to 60% off

Of all the exotic islands under the sun, the Maldives are the paradise isles of our dreams. More than a thousand perfect ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atolls are scattered across 35,000 square miles of warm, crystal-clear blue waters in the Indian Ocean, and guests are invited to live as close to the water and the natural world […]

Grinkle Park, a fine sporting baronial mansion in its own parkland estate in North Yorkshire

Grinkle Park in North Yorkshire—a superb baronial mansion-house hotel and a welcome addition to our Free Breaks Portfolio—has also won the national award for Good Shoot Hotel. The accolades cover everything from ‘brilliant hospitality’ to ‘excellent rooms’ to ‘fantastic accomodation, wine cellar, bar and food’—plus excellent, well-run shooting on the Grinkle Park Estate, one of […]

Bauer Palazzo, a palace in one of the best locations in Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal near San Marco Piazza: Members enjoy exclusive rates at this historic and palatial five-star hotel

Always when day-dreaming of Venice, the luminous, liquid paintings by Canaletto drift into mind. Not only water sets this cityscape apart, but architecture—rising from those translucent blues and greys are the domes of Byzantine churches, the marble of the High Renaissance, and the Baroque, and the pale pink palaces which look out on to the […]

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square: stylish, contemporary new five-star hotel with a Nobu restaurant taking over from the famous Nobu Berkeley Street: good news for gourmets!

Nobu has opened a five-star hotel and restaurant in Portman Square, London. It’s as elegant and glamorous as one would expect, a landmark hotel in a fabulous central location, offering world-class cuisine and service. For those who love Nobu’s amazingly good food and style, it’s a dream destination—this is, after all, successor to Nobu’s famous […]

Edwardian splendour, contemporary comfort and style in the heart of the City of York: The Grand, Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel

If you could choose a perfect place to stay in the beautiful and historic city of York, The Grand would be it. Standing resplendent by the mediaeval Bar walls, within walking distance of the Minster and the railway station, The Grand is well named—an historic work of art in its own right, Grade II Listed […]

To the ‘Golden Bee’ of Sardinia: Abi d’Oru, the first five-star hotel on the Costa Esmerelda, and still a gracious, upscale resort overlooking the white sand beach and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Marinella

An ancient crossroads between East and West, Sardinia emerged from mystery and obscurity in the 1960s with the creation of the Costa Smeralda by the Aga Khan—and historic Abi d’Oru was the first hotel to be built here on the northern coast. This high-class resort has been welcoming guests for five-star relaxation and pleasures, combined […]

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius: Multi-award-winner and the only 5-star villa beach resort on the stunning west coast: Members save up to 70%

If you haven’t yet booked your sun and sea escape, this might be the time to make a move to the sun—and the place. The multi-award-winning Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is the only five-star luxury all-villa resort on the west coast of Mauritius, a local area famous for its amazing sunset and its dry […]

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in the New Forest: from beach to barbered lawns: super rates in ‘the finest hotel in England’

We at CountryClubuk exist to enable Members to take advantage of many things, including those which such well-run mini-kingdoms as Chewton Glen have to offer, and we invite you to stay in what is considered England’s loveliest country-house hotel. Chewton Glen sits serenely on the South Coast of England, surrounded by immaculate gardens and barbered […]

Cliveden House & Spa: perhaps the world’s most sensational country-house hotel

There are many grand hotels of historic importance in the world, but Cliveden House, Grade One Listed and standing in its own rolling parkland estate overlooking the River Thames in Buckinghamshire, must rank among the most sensational of them all. Most people have heard how the society hostess Nancy Astor entertained Royalty and the political […]

Mediterranean sun, sea, sport, spa and space: Enjoy the Award-Winning Rocco Forte Verdura Resort in Sicily: Exclusive CountryClubuk Rates, with Golf on Three Kyle Phillips Golf Courses

For a peaceful and expansive five-star spa, golf, sun and sea destination in Sicily, award-winning Verdura Resort is a dream location. Set on more than 500 acres of beach-side, mountain-ringed Sicilian countryside, amid orange and olive groves and gardens, award-winning championship golf courses, and more than a mile of private Mediterranean coastline, Verdura is an […]

Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome, the fabulous palazzo home of a Roman Count and Countess: live as the Romans would like to live: exclusive Club savings of 15% to 35%

There can be no finer place in Rome to stay than the Villa Spalletti Trivelli. It is the elegant family palazzo of a Roman Count and Countess. Neighbours include the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, whose 17th-century Palace is just across the leafy park. The Trevi Fountain is a stroll away. At the Villa Spalletti Trivelli, […]

The Lygon Arms, Broadway: Return to front-runner, England’s historic coaching inn: special Members’ rates

That historic and much loved country hotel the Lygon Arms, known by generations of racing people as the smart place to stay for Cheltenham Festival, is back on form. This grand old Cotswolds coaching inn in Broadway—named the ‘loveliest town in England’—has hosted everybody, from Charles I, Edward VII, Edward VIII and Prince Philip, to […]

Garonga Safari Camp, on the Limpopo, on the edge of Kruger Park: Your luxurious and exclusive five-star club on the wild side, with exclusive Club rates and extra treats

You are relaxing, gin-and-tonic in hand, on the veranda of a tree-house, high above the South African bush. Above you is the velvety night sky, the glittering stars seemingly close enough to touch. Below lies a watering hole where the animals will, sooner or later, come to drink: a lion, perhaps, or a cheetah, and […]

Luxurious, elegant, historic: Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira, sun-soaked garden island ‘in perpetual June’: Members enjoy exclusive rates and VIP privileges at this world famous hotel

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, subtropical Madeira is Portugal’s own sun-soaked floating garden isle—and the distinguished luxury hotel Belmond Reid’s Palace is the undisputed queen of the island. Created by an Englishman to accommodate every visiting aristocrat’s needs since opening in 1891, Reid’s Palace stands high on a promontory which commands a sweeping panorama of […]