Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons: best rates at Raymond Blanc’s renowned hotel: a French coup de Foudre and an iconic venue for celebrations in the English countryside

Can any lover of good food resist the chance to savour Raymond Blanc’s cuisine at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, and to stay the night? We think not; so we have arranged for our members to do just that. If you have an anniversary or special occasion in mind, this is an excellent place […]

The ultimate place to stay in Portofino, jewel in the crown of the Italian Riviera: Belmond Hotel Splendido, home of La Dolce Vita as it used to be: and as Groucho Marx said of this idyllic retreat, ‘Wonderful place, wonderful people.’

Belmond Hotel Splendido is the only place to stay in Portofino, jewel of the Italian Riviera. Life here revolves around it. During its vibrant history the graceful building transformed from a monastery to an aristocratic home to a grand hotel above cedar-lined slopes with the finest views of the coast and sea. The Duke of […]

Luxurious Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, a slice of heaven between sea and sky: Perfect peace, tranquility, stupendous views, world-class cuisine and service, together with a rich and romantic history dating from the 11th century

Ravello is for those who love peace and quiet and stupendous views. Perched high above the tiny Italian coastal town of Amalfi, it has been described as closer to heaven than to the sea. And Belmond Hotel Caruso, almost suspended between sea and sky at the highest, quietest point of Ravello, is a tiny slice […]

A Renaissance monastery with a façade by Michelangelo, transformed into a stylish boutique hotel: this is the Belmond Villa San Michele, a prestigious hotel nestled in terraced gardens with views over Brunelleschi’s Duomo in the heart of Florence below

From its façade attributed to Michelangelo to the fresco of the Last Supper on the wall, surrounding woodlands where Leonardo Da Vinci first attempted to fly, and fine dining Tuscan style within a 15th century monastery, Belmond Villa San Michele is a uniquely beautiful place to stay. As the sun casts golden light on Brunelleschi’s […]

Why Belmond Hotel Cipriani, set on an island in the Venetian Lagoon, is one of the Great Hotels of the World: Timeless glamour, history, romance and an air of sophistication combine with superlative service to create a world all its own within the stunning mirage that is Venice

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice would rank at the top of any list of Great Hotels of the World. Not only because of its famous position, with Venice a shimmering vision across the water, giving 270-degree views of the Venice Lagoon and the Doge’s Palace. Not only because, set amid flower gardens on a […]

Cliveden House & Spa on the banks of the River Thames: 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 […]

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 […]

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: best rates saving hundreds of pounds, with free room upgrade and a bottle of wine on the house at ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World: unbeatable Members-only rates

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 London: Best rates at this 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 a complimentary 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: best rates at ‘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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome, the fabulous palazzo home of a Roman Count and Countess: live as the Romans would like to live

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 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 […]

Roseate House (The Royal Park), elegant Grade II townhouse in ‘quite the finest street’, overlooking Hyde Park: Rates from £159 for two with breakfast and free room upgrade

Set on the edge of Hyde Park, in Westbourne Terrace, W2—once described as ‘quite the finest street in London’—Roseate House is an elegant boutique hotel created from three Grade II listed townhouses. Dating from 1842, the buildings have been totally restored and now have stunning interiors combining luxurious furnishings with the latest technology. The beds […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Gore, Kensington: best rates for Club Members in country-house style in the most photographed, romantic hotel in London, with the glamour of Judy Garland

Step into the boutique 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 […]

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, […]

One Aldwych: best rates at this superb five-star hotel in London’s Covent Garden: beautifully newly refurbished, it’s a delight to stay in this stunning independent hotel

A stylish, tranquil retreat from the hubbub of Covent Garden—and only a few minutes’ walk from the delights of the Royal Opera House—One Aldwych occupies the grand Edwardian building that was once home to the Morning Post newspaper and, more recently, Lloyds Bank. Now totally refurbished, the sleek, contemporary furnishings work well with the classical […]

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 […]