A New World Travel Event: Take the world’s most glamorous, historic rail journey: the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice: Five-day exclusive holiday and stay at Ca’ Sagredo private palazzo on the Grand Canal

Join us for five wonderful, exciting days, sleep the night aboard the ‘King of Trains, and the Train of Kings’ as it travels to Venice, be pampered by your personal steward, revel in its history of spies and intrigue, and enjoy gourmet dining, fine wines and spellbinding views of the Alps. Then reach Venice and […]

Join us on board the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer, on this 12-night Baltic ‘White Nights’ Cruise to St Petersburg in June 2020: As a CountryClubuk Member you save £4,473pp or more

Sail aboard Seven Seas Explorer, the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, on a spectacular six-star 12-night Baltic cruise in 2020, including two days in St Petersburg, starting at the exclusive, unbeatable all-inclusive Club price of from £5,536, saving you from £4,473 per person: this is a truly remarkable and exclusive saving for CountryClubuk Members of up […]

Welcome to your new CountryClubuk eNews: Inside this issue: Top Six UK Hotels: Rugby at Twickenham: Jewellery from Hatton Garden: Gourmet Food and Wine: Sporting Kit: Hunter Boots: Limited Edition Bronzes: All at exclusive Club prices!

Dear Member, Welcome to your new Club eNews: An exceptional 7 carat star sapphire and diamond ring has arrived from Hatton Garden—and you save £6,400! Don’t miss the England v Ireland rugby international at Twickenham: See the Top Six UK hotel destinations this week, and the Top Three overseas: Limited editions have also arrived: Delicious […]

Join us for a quintessentially English Summer sporting and social occasion at Guards Polo Club, Royal Windsor: The Final of the Duke of Wellington’s Trophy, including a delicious Three-Course Champagne Sunday Lunch by Mosimann’s in Guards Clubhouse: Sunday, August 18

Guards Polo Club is inviting our Members to attend The Duke of Wellington’s Trophy Final on Sunday, August 18, and enjoy a Champagne Sunday Lunch in Guards Club. The late Duke of Wellington was a founder of Guards Polo Club, as well as being one of our CountryClubuk Members. This, his Grace’s personal tournament, is […]

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 […]

The Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Club rates save you up to £600 for two with free bottle of Champagne and free 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 celebration of any kind. Now, as this grande dame of an hotel reflects […]

The Savoy London, ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World’ | Rooms from £299 for two with complimentary upgrade—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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Castell Son Claret, Majorca: Members’ favourite luxury castle in the foothills of the Majorcan mountains: heavenly hotel in its own country estate: exclusive Club rates

Castell Son Claret, Majorca

To stay in a castle is always special, and to find a genuine castle in the Spanish island of Mallorca, set peacefully in the beautiful foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a delight. Here you can indulge yourself with all the pleasures of staying within these thick stone walls and sauntering around your 325-acre […]

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, the finest in St Petersburg, Russia: Perfect for nights at the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet or Opera: Club rates from £160 for two

A ballet or opera performance at the 19th-century Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg is one of life’s great experiences. Dress to the nines, drink Champagne, and blend in with others elated to relive a bygone era of passion, music and style. Continue in the same spirit by staying, not at a mere hotel but in […]

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, […]

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 […]

Legendary hotel in Monaco: The fabulously glamorous, luxurious 5-star Monte-Carlo Beach: Exclusive CountryClubuk Members’ rates from £166 per night, 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 […]

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 […]

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, Jose 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]