Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is truly a palace, and widely considered to be the leading hotel in South America. Nearly 82 years after its polished brass doors first swung open, this 197-room neo-classical palace retains all the glamour and luxury of an older era. It is imposing and established: the foyer […]

Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf & Spa, Patagonia, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf and Spa

Here is the perfect destination for all who wish to discover a glorious mountain, lakeside and forest retreat amid some of the world’s finest, most inspirational scenery. The resort is the Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf and Spa, and the setting is Argentine’s Patagonian Lake District. It is wild and majestically beautiful. But this is […]

Remota Patagonia Lodge, Chile

Remota Patagonia Lodge, Chile

Less than three hours’ drive from where the Cape Horn cruise embarks lies Remota Patagonia Lodge—and chance for sporting flyfishers to fish the clear mountain streams, rivers and lakes for the renowned wild brown trout of Patagonia. These fat, muscular, hard-fighting trout offer superlative fishing in pristine waters—but, even beyond fishing, the magic of the […]

The Singular Hotel, Patagonia, Chile, South America

The Singular Hotel, Patagonia, Chile

The insides of an old sheep processing plant make an unconventional foyer for a Leading Hotel of the World—but this is merely the opening scene in an almost art-gallery installation of industrial art married to five-star luxury in the rugged beauties of Chilean Patagnoia. This, the Singular Hotel, is an extraordinary five-star establishment created by […]

The Kunja Villas & Spa, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

The Kunja Bali Villas & Spa

The private villas of The Kunja lie in fashionable Seminyak, minutes from one of Bali’s most famous golden sand beaches, and near enough to the smart restaurants and boutiques to make this a holiday for sybarites. Combining luxury and practicality, the spacious, beautifully designed villas are all about personal service tailored to the individual. Days […]

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai, UAE

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Dubai is a fascinating desert oasis, transformed into a city of unfathomable luxury. The most progressive and dynamic of the United Arab Emirates’ seven sheikdoms, this came about through the endeavours of the al-Maktoum family, who settled at the mouth of the Dubai creek in 1833—and whose current ruler, the familiar figure to English racegoers […]

The Pearl, Marrakech, Morocco

The Pearl, Marrakech

Right in the middle of the Hivernage, the exclusive residential neighbourhood built in the Thirties for French diplomats, the five-star Pearl Marrakech is an opulent affair, atmospheric, lush and contemporary—with the most marvellous rooftop bar, the Sky Lounge, with spectacular views over the medina and the Atlas Mountains beyond. It has a choice of three […]

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas, Kenya, Africa

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas, Kenya

The Kenyan coast south of Mombasa holds beautiful surprises, with immaculate white-sand beaches and turquoise waters stretching all the way to Tanzania, interrupted only by gorgeous coves, coral islands, and fabulous mangrove waterways. This is a genuine Swahili paradise offering memorable Nature reserves, spectacular diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and birdwatching, and an exclusive relaxing hideaway […]

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina

The scent of nutmeg, coconut, limes, seething foliage, and warm tropical largesse surges from the Caribbean island of St Lucia like a primeval memory. This is one of the Windward Islands, between Martinique and St Vincent. The climate is peach-perfect. Clouds one moment purply-dark and rain-bearing are followed by white sky-fluff, then pure blue. When […]

Tobago Plantations Beach & Golf Resort: Private Villa, Caribbean

Tobago Plantations Beach & Golf Resort

Columbus named it ‘Bellaforma’ in 1498. Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels there in the 1950s, a bottle of Bollinger on ice nearby. Close your eyes and imagine what they saw, and felt: a near-perfect tropical isle, warm starlit nights and sun-bleached days, a glistening white curve of sand, intense blues of sea and […]

Los Altos Residences, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Los Altos Residences

More than just a palm-fringed idyll, the Dominican Republic is a holiday of sublime contrasts. In this natural, stunningly beautiful Caribbean island lies a sporting paradise—and a superb deal for our Members at an exclusive Club overlooking the 18th hole . . . The first Spanish colony in the New World (where some believe Christopher […]

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

The Dominican Republic, on Christopher Columbus’s famous island of Hispaniola, enjoys a year-round summer, with sugar-white beaches shaded by palm trees, crystalline waters teeming with rainbow-coloured fish, and Spanish colonial history stretching back five centuries. It offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Columbus spotted Hispaniola’s coral-edged Caribbean coastline on his first voyage […]

Royalton Hotel, New York

The Royalton Hotel, New York

Manhattan’s midtown has long been labelled the engine-room of New York. After all, this is where the heart of the business district meets Broadway, clearly a marriage made in heaven. In midtown you are never far from an iconic skyscraper such as the Empire State or the Chrysler Building and a great show off Times […]

Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York, USA

Plaza Athenee Hotel, Manhattan, New York

Manhattan’s Upper East Side used to be called ‘the Silk Stocking District’ because of its well-heeled residents, and today it remains one of the most affluent and discreet neighbourhoods in New York as well as being perhaps the most expensive real estate in the entire United States. With 5th Avenue and Central Park on the […]

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels, Belgium

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels

For business in Brussels, the modern Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie on Avenue Louise in central Brussels is a good option. It is a clean, comfortable four-star hotel which gives excellent service just 2 km from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the European Parliament and the Sablon Antique District. The Grand Place Square, framed by […]

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Belgium

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Despite some misconceptions, Brussels is not wall-to-wall Eurocrats. It is actually an old and charming Belgian city, the people are warm and friendly, and it is ideal for a short city break from the UK. It has plenty of history: the Spanish Habsburg emperor, Charles V, who ruled a quarter of the globe in the […]

Romantikhotel Im Weißen Rössl – The White Horse Inn, Lake Wolfgang, Austria

Romantikhotel Im Weißen Rössl: The White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn is a legendary and historic spa hotel beside the crystal clear Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria’s most beautiful locations. It celebrated its 100th anniversary last year—and its marvellous peace and serenity takes guests back into another era. For much of the rest of Europe, Lake Wolfgang itself is an undiscovered gem […]

To Ravenna, home of the most celebrated mosaics in Western Art: Stay in classical Italian style at Villa Roncuzzi, where the owner Patrizia Poggi will welcome you

Of the hundreds of Italian cities that never reach most travel itineraries,
 none is more worthy of recognition and close inspection than the historic city of Ravenna, home of the most celebrated mosaics in Western art. It is easy to fall in love with the Italian city of Ravenna. Its welcoming people, delicious cuisine, sublime […]

The Dorchester in London’s Park Lane, one of the world’s most desirable 5-star hotels, where HM the Queen announced her engagement: Rates from £404 for two with free room upgrades

The Dorchester needs no introduction for our Members. One of the most desirable places in the world to stay, it has stood, resplendent on its famous site on Park Lane, overlooking Hyde Park, since 1931, entertaining Royalty, premiers and presidents, heroes and film stars with its perfect combination of style and substance. Spacious and elegant, […]

Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg: Art Nouveau landmark at the heart of Russian culture, perfect for the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet: Members receive exclusive rates

We open our historical itinerary by staying in the very heart of all Russian culture, at one of St Petersburg’s treasured historic monuments, the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, following in the footsteps of Debussy, Gorky and Strauss. This miracle of an hotel is a restored reincarnation of the former Europeiskaya, opened in 1875, and thus […]

Solberge Hall, Grade II Georgian manor house hotel in Yorkshire’s Herriot Country: Free Break for Two, you pay only for breakfast and dinner

Tucked between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, Solberge Hall is in the perfect position for exploring a lovely part of Yorkshire. This Grade II Georgian manor in what is now called ‘Yorkshire’s Herriot Country’ feels like a wealthy uncle’s residence more than an hotel. It has character aplenty, understated charm and an […]

Langham London, a Royal opening for ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’ | Rooms from £305, higher categories with free Club Lounge and Boardroom

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 […]

Grange Tower Bridge: Smart 5-star London City hotel with swimming pool, gym and great views: Club rates from £99 for two with free English breakfast and free upgrade

The contemporary Grange Tower Bridge Hotel is a new five-star hotel with spacious rooms in a good City location—a few minutes’ walk from Tower Hill Underground Station (passing its sister Hotel Grange City on the way), and 10 minutes’ walk from the Tower of London, Fenchurch Street Station, Tower Bridge and London Bridge. Each guest […]

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 […]

The Goring: Fabulous family-owned 5-star hotel in Belgravia I Rooms from £270

The Goring has been called ‘is the oldest privately-owned hotel in central London’. Indeed The Goring 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 […]

Delightful Hunday Manor Country Hotel overlooking the Solway Firth, on the edge of the Lake District

This lovely AA4-star 18th-century manor-house hotel is a favourite, with its warm ambience, pretty gardens with views over the Solway Firth, and easy access to the stunning western Lake District. Owned and run by Joe and Denise Wilson, this independent country-house hotel is a comfortable home from home with friendly and efficient service, and makes […]

Kingsway Hall Hotel

This hotel has temporarily closed for refurbishment. New details and Club rates will be updated as soon as the hotel reopens in 2019. Meanwhile, here are the general details: A large, contemporary hotel with a smart classical façade and open-plan interiors, Kingsway Hall is well located for theatre-goers, and for sightseeing in Covent Garden. It […]

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 […]

Grange Beauchamp, Bloomsbury, London WC1: from £115 for two including English breakfast and free upgrade

A charming four-star-plus boutique hotel in Bedford Place, in the heart of Bloomsbury, a five-minute walk from the British Museum, the Beauchamp is well liked by our Members, who have a super and exclusive Club rate including English breakfast, complimentary room upgrade, free wifi, and 10% off food and beverage. The hotel offers comfortable, well-equipped […]

The Old Swan, historic hotel in North Yorkshire’s Harrogate, centre for music and dance

The delightful Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate is an excellent member of the CountryClubuk Free Breaks portfolio—and our Members love it. The fashionable spa town of Harrogate needs no introduction. It is one of the most elegant destinations in England, home to a famous tearoom, historic spa and newly restored Turkish baths, a long list […]