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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Milaidhoo Island, Maldives: Blissful days and nights in an award-winning five-star tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean: Overwater or beach villas: exclusive savings

You know you are in a tropical paradise the moment your plane begins the descent to the Maldives’ capital island of Malé: the islands lie below you like emerald gems set in white gold. The runway is surrounded on all sides by the ocean and it is by seaplane that you fly on to Milaidhoo, […]

Enchanting nights in Venice, in the fabulous beachside hotel the Venetians themselves adore: Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort: Members save up to 62% off rack rates

Ah, Venice. Enchanting city-on-water. Its sounds are of footsteps on the well-worn streets, and the cries of boatmen from the canals. The glories of the past at every turn. Who among us does not want to be there, soaking up the beauty, the atmosphere, the sheer Venetian pleasure of this romantic city? How about staying […]

Villa Mangiacane, designed by Michelangelo for the Machiavellis: Glorious Renaissance splendour in Tuscany, near Florence: Exclusive Club rates

This romantic, glorious villa provides a grand Tuscan country sojourn with easy access to one of the world’s great cultural capitals 15 minutes’ drive gets you to Florence, and even better, 15 minutes’ drive takes you back to Villa Mangiacane at the end of the day. Villa Mangiacane is an amazing 15th-century building, bearing in […]

Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, contemporary hotel in the heart of Rome, offering 360-degree views from its rooftop terrace: One of the Telegraph’s ‘Top Ten Hotels in Rome’: Club Members’ rates from £259 for two

For a stylish break amid the artistic, historical, religious and architectural riches of Rome, look to the five-star Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, a centro storico boutique in the Telegraph ‘Top Ten Hotels in Rome’, with elegant rooms, exceptional dining and a roof terrace close to the Vatican, Piazza Navona and Trastevere. And as […]

Villa & Palazzo Aminta, Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Villa & Palazzo Aminta

The Villa & Palazzo Aminta is the elegant former family palazzo of the Admiral of the Italian Navy, Francesco Capece, and is now one of the Leading Hotels of the World as well as our hand-picked five-star hotel in Stresa, the small, sleepy Italian town on lovely Lake Maggiore. Villa & Palazzo Aminta stands in […]

Magna Pars Suites, Milan: Contemporary Italian art, design, fashion, culture—and perfume | Rooms from £169 for two sharing

Art, fashion, design and culture are the cornerstones of life in Milan—and if you seek a different take on this great Italian city, one which gets you to the heart of it all, the coolest place to stay is a perfumer’s fragrant luxury five-star hotel, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World nestled amid the […]

Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa, Vila Viçosa

Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa

Known as the ‘bread basket’ of Europe, the Alentejo region is the agricultural heartland of Portugal, her undulating plains and fertile soil fed by the mighty Tejo River, from where the region received its name: Alentejo—beyond the Tejo—as important to Portugal as the Po is to Italy. While the Po helps create the world-class Parmigiano […]

Château Saint-Martin & Spa, Cote d’Azur, France

Château Saint-Martin & Spa

Set in the Maritime Alps among the coastal hills of the Cote d’Azur, the mediaeval walled town of Vance has long been a magnet for artists such as Chagall and Matisse, drawn here by the natural beauty of the surroundings, its position between the mountains and the Mediterranean, and the pure mineral spring water that […]

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

We think it’s time to have a holiday on top of the world, literally. Perhaps skiing, or walking, a little light golfing or Nature watching, drinking in the fresh clear mountain air and gazing on views that are seldom seen on the usual holiday island. So we travelled to the High Himalaya in Kashmir, literally […]