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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian: an Edinburgh icon with fabulous views of the Castle, luxurious guest rooms and fine dining

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 Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Club rates save you up to £600 for two with complimentary bottle of Champagne and 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’ favourite hotels—the perfect location for a luxurious stay and a celebration of any kind. And as our Member, […]

The Savoy London, ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World’: Unbeatable Members’ rates with complimentary room upgrade and free bottle of wine—and free Champagne in Kaspar’s restaurant

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation and dining. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in the New Forest: from beach to barbered lawns: exclusive rates for Members with complimentary room upgrades and bottles of Champagne 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 are thrilled with our arrangement with what is rightly considered England’s loveliest country-house hotel. Chewton Glen sits serenely on the South Coast of England, surrounded by immaculate gardens […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 starting at £300 including English breakfast, free room upgrade—and a bottle of Champagne to toast the occasion!

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 […]

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 […]

To Hostal de La Gavina, for the five-star grace and flavour of a Catalonian mansion: Blissful days beside the beach and sea, in the footsteps of Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, José Carreras and King Juan Carlos: Elegance, luxury, and exclusive Club rates

Hostal de La Gavina, S'Agaro

Our gracious new hotel on the Mediterranean coast is a privately owned Catalan mansion standing on a rocky promontory on one of the finest beaches in Spain. This, the beautiful Hostal de La Gavina (it means The Seagull), is Catalunya’s only five-star Grand Luxe resort hotel, and it is welcoming our Members with warm Catalan […]

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, Santorini, Greek Islands

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites

For an island of unbridled romance, it is extraordinary to think that Santorini is responsible for the largest single volcanic eruption known to man. An eruption so enormous it created what is now The Caldera, the horseshoe-shaped lagoon around the island, ended the Minoan civilisation on Crete and quite possibly created the legend of Atlantis. […]

Legendary hotel in Monaco: The fabulously glamorous, luxurious 5-star Monte-Carlo Beach: Exclusive CountryClubuk Members’ rates from £169 per person, with free access to the Casino de Monte Carlo

Our favourite Monte Carlo beach hotel has to be the five-star Monte-Carlo Beach, with the best waterfront location of any hotel in Monaco. This ultra-luxurious La Belle Epoque hotel has been on Monaco’s society scene since it opened in the 1920s, and for good reason. As its director, Danièle Garcelon, now says, ‘Our location is […]

The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, Mayfair, for suites with a view of Green Park | Rooms from £220 for two

Refreshed and reconfigured, with apartments to one side and a Chelsea Flower Show-style vertical wall garden to the other—you cannot miss it, just walk along Piccadilly and look up!—the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments is a quiet revelation overlooking Green Park and, from the higher rooms, suites and lounges, Buckingham Palace. It has long been […]

Langham London, a Royal opening for ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’: Rooms from £305, higher categories with free 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 […]

Cliveden House & Spa: the world’s most sensational country-house hotel: exclusive rates for Members with complimentary room upgrades and bottles of Champagne

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 […]

Stylish Cotswolds retreat: Calcot Manor and Spa, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

One of our Members’ favourite Cotswolds country-house hotels, the luxurious 14th-century Calcot Manor and 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 hotel in which to stay when visiting the Royal Gardens. Warm hospitality and old-world charm make this […]

The Grove, former home of the Earls of Clarendon, now a smart 5-star hotel only 18 miles from London with exclusive CountryClubuk Members’ rates

The Grove has earned a great reputation for giving its guests a luxurious country-house hotel stay within striking distance of London. Once the stately home of the Earls of Clarendon, The Grove has achieved new life without losing its former grandeur. From its stylish, airy rooms to its large spa and pools, restaurants serving delicious […]

The Saint James, Château Club in the Heart of Paris

The Saint James Club in Paris extends to our Members the benefits of private membership at its historically important château in the heart of Paris. For business meetings in Paris, the venue and ambience could hardly be more impressive. For pleasure, this superb chateau behind an almost regal gated entrance, surrounding its guests in French […]

Edwardian country-house hotel: Grovefield, an oasis for visits to Burnham, Windsor, Ascot, the Chiltern Hills and more

An Edwardian country house set in private, secluded grounds near Burnham in the Buckinghamshire countryside, and not far from Taplow, Maidenhead and Windsor, Grovefield House hotel is the former home of the London’s famous brewing family, the Fullers. We are delighted to welcome this country-house oasis to our Free Breaks Portfolio. Grovefield makes an ideal […]

Coworth Park, Windsor Great Park, ‘to live out one’s dreams’: Exclusive advantageous rates for CountryClubuk Members

­­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. […]

Ski and sun: Blissful days and nights in a Palace in Courchevel for the finest ski-in, ski-out sport on Les Trois Vallées: Hotel De Charme Les Airelles

It doesn’t get more glamorous than Courchevel 1850—pristine snowscapes, a finely-crafted Alpine charm and some of the planet’s finest dining combine to make this ski area one of Europe’s most exclusive. And when luxury ski cognoscenti think of the best place to stay in Courchevel, it has to be Palace Les Airelles. One of the […]

Nobu Miami Beach Hotel: Exclusive Blue Ribbon deal for CountryClubuk Members

Nobu has opened a five-star hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. It’s already one of the Leading Hotels of The World, it’s as elegant and glamorous as one would expect, a landmark Art Deco hotel which offers world-class cuisine and service. For those who love Nobu’s fine food and style, it’s a dream destination—and our Members […]

Ca’ Sagredo, a Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal: part of Venetian history: blissful nights and days in a palace of fine art, beauty and delight

A Palazzo in Venice: luxury down to a fine art Venice is Europe’s most romantic city; Ca’ Sagredo is a Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal, its walls lined with ancient frescoes. Together, the experience is out of this world . . . Drifting like a mirage within its watery realm, Venice is certainly the […]

Award-winning Blackaddie House, by England’s first Michelin Star chef, on the banks of a Dumfriesshire salmon river

The award-winning Blackaddie House Hotel stands in mature gardens running down to the banks of the River Nith, one of our finest salmon and sea trout rivers, at Sanquhar, in the rolling hills of southwest Scotland.

 It is a real find, and we are delighted to have it as a premier hotel in our Free […]

Room with a view from The Shard: Such a sight, enjoyed amid the five-star luxury of Shangri-La Hotel, will make a celebration totally unforgettable: and Members enjoy exclusive rates

Stay in Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard and this will be your view of London. Our capital city, seen at leisure from 1,000 feet, has breathtaking beauty. Such a sight, enjoyed amid five-star luxury, will make any celebration totally unforgettable. And as you are a Member of CountryClubuk, your exclusive Club rates and treats will […]

The Gore, Kensington: country-house style and the glamour of Judy Garland | Rooms from £179

Step into the five-star Gore Hotel, a two-minute walk from the Royal Albert Hall, and you will think you are in the private country home of an aristocratic family, eccentricities and all. This is no ‘corporate’ hotel—far from it. It breathes warmth and character from every wood panel, every doorknob and every slightly risqué picture […]