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Luxury Collection

Luxury Collection

All the hotels featured in our “Luxury Collection” have been carefully selected due to their high levels of service, quality, and superb facilities on offer. Being a 5* hotel is not enough to qualify to be part of this collection; the hotel must also offer a superior service and attention to detail than its competition.

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Venice

A Luxury Break to Venice

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A luxury break to Venice – what a place and a must visit destination. The romantic Canals and Gondolas, the history and the vast array of cultures that Venice has to offer. Take a stroll to St. Mark's Square to unveil the mysteries of this wonderful City at Palazzo Ducale, explore the basilica and its Byzantine mosaics, climb the bell-tower for amazing views and see the renowned Bridge of Sighs.A stand out hotel in Venice is The Luna Hotel Baglioni. This stunning 5* hotel is a proud member of the 'Leading hotels of the World' and is ideally situated just a short walk away from Piazza San Marco. It is right in the heart of the city. The hotel is housed in a magnificent, aristocratic Venetian palace and offers guests an intimate and welcoming atmosphere along with impeccable service.At the Luna Hotel, guests can experience the magic of Venice from the inside, this hotel has something to offer everyone. Those looking for a romantic luxury break or a luxury holiday for the whole family. Families are well catered for in the Giorgione Suite, this room accommodates 2 adults and 2 children and features the Altana, a typical Venetian raised wooden terrace overlooking the city’s rooftops - offering unique views of the city and a memorable experience. The Suite also features two Italian Marble bathrooms with a Jacuzzi – pure luxury.Guests can dine at the award winning restaurant which provides an intimate and cosy atmosphere, serving traditional Venetian cuisine and a choice of local wines.A must see when in Venice is the elegant café called ‘Caffe Baglioni’. This faces a small canal close to the Luna Baglioni and offers breathtaking views of the famous Giardini Reali of Piazza San Marco.

14/11/2016

A Luxury Holiday to Santorini

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One of the main things to consider when taking a holiday on Santorini is where on the Island to stay?  There are properties in the towns along the cliff with the stunning views looking down into the caldera, where Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani are situated, or on the opposite east side where the island slopes down to the beaches there are 2 main towns to stay at which are Kamari and Perissa.  Kamari has the most hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. Perissa is a little quieter but no less charming. There’s also a boat you can take between Kamari and Perissa so you can visit both in one day.A great choice for a luxury stay in Kamari is the La Mer Deluxe Hotel & Spa, the location is great - it’s just a short walk from the beach, which is mostly pebbles so beach shoes are definitely recommended.  The hotel's architecture including the patio is outstanding, the rooms are very modern in style and equipped with all possible luxuries, some feature Jacuzzis. There are also Spa facilities at the hotel available to guests.  The La Mer Deluxe Hotel is not overly large so always feels cosy & friendly, this is also due to the hotel staff, as they are so friendly and always go the extra mile to be helpful. You can also take a trip to Fira from here, it is just a 20 minute bus ride. Here is where you can enjoy some of the islands stunning views and scenery, particularly at sunset.If you stay along the Caldera.  The main towns are Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia.  Fira is the biggest town on the island so if you are looking to find the majority of the islands nightlife scene it will mostly be here. Definitely consider staying at the Cosmopolitan Suites a small boutique property with a traditional feel and only around 10 rooms in total.  It has an excellent location in Fira, close to the cable car & the shops and bars in town.  One of the main reasons for staying here is it’s infinity pool with jaw dropping views of the Caldera and Volcano.  Rooms are simple and very clean and staff so helpful and friendly.A luxury holiday to Santorini is a wonderful island with a vast array of hotels available. Whether travelling alone, as a couple on a romantic luxury break or the annual family holiday – the Greek island of Santorini is a delightful choice.

18/11/2016

A Luxury Holiday to the Algarve

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There’s so many reasons why the Algarve makes for a perfect holiday destination from its rugged coastline, delicious Portuguese cuisine, fantastic year-round Mediterranean climate and not forgetting the array of 4 & 5* luxury hotels here. Well known for its family-friendly, soft sanded beaches and quiet coves where you can sit back, relax and watch the sunset, the Algarve really does have it all suiting all types of visitors from families to couples.The short flight time from London to Faro is just 3 hours meaning it’s ideal for young families and older travellers. With a flight time as short as that, you can get to your hotel by midday and get straight to explore the Algarve – there’s plenty to do and see! The kayak and snorkel trip in Lagos is a must but being one of the most popular excursions in the Algarve it does get booked up quickly. The alluring sea caves, grottoes and unparalleled views are just outstanding – great for a real thrill seeker. The private tour to Portimao by Motorcycle for wine tasting and tapas is perfect for those looking to enjoy a more cultured view of the Algarve and gives you a chance to see some of the best-loved spots of Portimao & Alvor. Home to the world-famous peri-peri chicken, it’s essential you take a pit stop and taste the traditional food in one of their local ‘shacks’. Marinated in a strong red coloured sauce, the slightly sweet tasting chicken is deliciously mouth-watering and accompanied perfectly with a pita and salad. It is just another reason to visit the ever popular Algarve.The amazing choice of 5* hotels in the Algarve is another reason to make it your choice of destination in 2017. The family-friendly Conrad Algarve Hotel, Quinta Do Lago in our Elite Collection and one of our ‘Recommended’ hotels, offers some of the highest standards of luxury in Portugal with unspoilt views, understated glamour and unparalleled facilities for both families and couples. Voted the World's Best Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards in 2014 and 2015, Portugal is no stranger to a golf lover. It makes for a great destination for golfers with its range of courses, stunning settings, a mild climate all year-round and a friendly environment. The 5* Vidamar Algarve is set in an idyllic location right on the Salgados beach dunes, one of the Algarve’s longest stretches of beach and alongside the 18-hole Salgados golf course. Sophisticated surroundings and fantastic views across the Algarve coastline, golf course and nature reserve, it’s hard to beat.

25/11/2016
Tenerife Beach

A Luxury Holiday to Tenerife

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The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has always been a popular island for holidaymakers from all over the world, and it all starts with its glorious golden sandy beaches. With a year round sunny and warm climate and cloudless blue skies, it’s hard not to see what has made Tenerife the holiday destination of choice for thousands of holiday makers.Resorts like Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje have always been the most visited resorts on the islands, and all because there is something going on. During the day, you can lie around on the delightful beaches, or for those of you that are a little more active why not try jet skiing? During the evening, you will have an abundance of wonderful restaurants and bars to explore.One side of Tenerife that is often forgotten about, is that away from the hectic family resorts, you can find some incredibly peaceful and luxurious hotels and resorts.Below we have listed just three of some of the best Luxury Hotels in Tenerife. Opened in late October 2016, the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife is a hotel which stands out from most. With its iconic name, the Hard Rock Hotel is a short walk from Playa Paraiso resort and offers some of the best sea views that can be found on the island. You can either enjoy a spa treatment and the incredible Rock Spa, or enjoy a show at Tenerife’s first open-air stage. The Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife really has everything, ‘Rock or Relax – the choice is yours’.Hailed as one of the best luxury hotels on the island, the Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf is a wonderful choice. It is ideal for those who are looking to enjoy a round of golf in an outstanding setting, or who just want to admire the island’s natural beauty. With no fewer than eight swimming pools, the hotel is set on the seafront and forms a wonderful part of an environmental reserve close to the Los Abrigos fishing village in San Miguel De Bona.The Ritz-Carlton Abama in Guia De Isora. With an unbelievable cliff top setting, boasting views of the Atlantic Ocean and the neighbouring La Gomera Island are hard to beat. But this hotel does not just rely on its views to please its guests. The hotel also offers an array of other outstanding facilities, from its 18 hole golf course, to a tennis academy, activities such as cooking classes or fitness programs, the hotel has really pushed the boundaries when it comes to spoiling its guests. For those looking to relax, you will not have a problem finding a tranquil spot at one of the hotels many pools. Inspired Luxury Escapes has a vast array of other luxurious 4 and 5 star Tenerife hotels to choose from. Speak to one of our experts today who will be delighted to arrange your perfect holiday, tailored to your specific needs.

03/12/2016

A Luxury Holiday to Madeira

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Any holiday in Madeira, regardless of it being a luxury one is a fantastic experience, with around a 4-hour flight, the adventure begins on your approach to the island, spectacular scenery greets you from the moment you set eyes on it. Here at Inspired Luxury Escapes we are delighted to partner a vast array of wonderful 5 Star hotels all of which are highly rated on Trip Advisor. Boasting exclusive offers at most of these properties, a holiday to Madeira is a fantastic choice throughout the year.There is a vast amount of luxury hotels on the island that have gained a worldwide reputation for quality and service, having recently toured around them I can safely say you won’t be disappointed with where you decide to stay but would safely recommend the Vidamar Resort due to its fantastic position and stunning ocean views. Also, why not try the Pestana CR7, the hotel dedicated to local boy Cristiano Ronaldo, if you stay here you will gain free entry to the museum dedicated to the world-class player.Average temperatures in Madeira do not go below 16C even in winter and I can confirm this as when I was there in October the temperature was a comfortable climate to sit by the pool or take one of the many adventure trips around the island. One highlight is the tour of the islands highest peak – a breath-taking experience with incredible views of delightful Madeira.You are not short of quality food to eat here, a specialty on the island is its fish dishes but you can still find traditional meat dishes including beef, pork and chicken. An absolute must when in Madeira is a drink of the world-famous Madeira wine produced from the many vineyards all over the island.To sum up, Madeira is definitely the place to go at the minute and would recommend this to anyone who seeks adventure coupled together with a luxurious hotel stay.

12/12/2016

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