5* Turkey holiday, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum - save 24%
Overlooking a private beach of soft, golden sand and clear turquoise water, the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a serene and stylish establishment of...... more
Overlooking a private beach of soft, golden sand and clear turquoise water, the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a serene and stylish establishment of elegant and pristine modern architecture and offers a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday, thirty minutes' drive from the bustling resort town of Bodrum. It's an ideal destination for a romantic holiday of delicious Aegean cuisine, sunset cruises and soothing spa treatments.The hotel's expansive infinity pool looks out over Barbaros Bay, a small inlet where guests can try their hand at a number of watersports - including fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and windsurfing. There's also a diving school here for divers of all levels of experience to explore the fantastic marine life. Among the hotel's highlights are the fantastic sailing facilities - guests can choose from hands-on excursions with qualified instructors or romantic champagne dinners out at sea.
Death in the Lucky HolidayHotel The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family--the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood;...... more
Death in the Lucky HolidayHotel The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family--the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo's secret lovers, who may have included Chinese film stars; the blackmailing by Bo's supporters; and the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo's wife--is only the start. Full description
5* Jersey holiday, Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa, St Helier - save 50%
When it comes to choosing a hotel for a special occasion, or an indulgent pampering weekend; the five-star Grand Jersey hotel and Spa in Jersey...... more
When it comes to choosing a hotel for a special occasion, or an indulgent pampering weekend; the five-star Grand Jersey hotel and Spa in Jersey is a perfect choice for a real treat. This sophisticated, stylish hotel won a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award for 2012 and is set on the seafront in St Helier, with beautiful views over St Aubin's Bay.You might want to pack your Sunday best, as the hotel has its own Michelin star restaurant and a glamorous champagne bar - so it's a good excuse to don your party dress and quaff a champagne cocktail before embarking on a dinner that Michel Roux Jr would approve of (we haven't asked him, but we're sure he would). Not content with boasting a Michelin star restaurant, the hotel also has a superb award-winning spa, a second restaurant and luxury bedrooms with designer furniture, plenty of technology and those little extra goodies such as luxury toiletries.Choose between a two, three or four-night stay in a Deluxe Park-View room on bed and breakfast basis. The price also includes flights (from London City, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton) to get you there and back and car hire during your stay. For three and four-night stays, guests also receive a Jersey cream tea for two per stay.Good to knowCar hire is included but please note that a collision damage waiver is payable locally at Ł9.50 per day as is the local Jersey car hire tax of Ł2.00 per day.
5* Portugal holiday, Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa, Estoril - save 23%
The Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa retains the elegant air of its 1930s origins. This sophisticated hotel has welcomed royalty, European...... more
The Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa retains the elegant air of its 1930s origins. This sophisticated hotel has welcomed royalty, European nobility, artists, politicians and filmmakers over the years and today provides a comfortable five-star stay steeped in interesting history. Set within stunning gardens, the Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is located in the heart of Estoril and boasts excellent views over Estoril and the Bay of Cascais.Whether you come to Palácio Estoril Hotel for sport, leisure or relaxation there's a plethora of activities to indulge in. Estoril Golf Course was designed in 1936 by Mackenzie Ross and is the host course for two of Portugal's most prestigious tournaments. Overlooking Estoril and the idyllic coast, the course is lined with flora and fauna which provides a tactical challenge to the game. The Estoril Wellness Centre is a picture-perfect place to relax and benefits from the region's natural thermal waters and their therapeutic properties. The Asian spa, whose Thai counterpart has won awards for excellence, offers rituals and therapies to help you find complete tranquility and calm. Complete your day of leisure with a refreshing drink on the Bougainvillea Terrace.To see what's included, please select the offers below.
5* Halkidiki holiday, Eagles Palace Hotel and Spa, Greece - save 29%
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the five-star Eagles Palace Hotel and Spa in Halkidiki, northern Greece is a stylish yet...... more
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the five-star Eagles Palace Hotel and Spa in Halkidiki, northern Greece is a stylish yet unpretentious retreat on the warm Aegean coast. Recommended by Condé Nast Traveller for its "cosmopolitan flair", this spa hotel adds a large measure of glamour to a relaxing beach holiday.Cast your gaze on the private Blue Flag beach and you'll know you've arrived. With a mere press of a button, you can call on beach service for cocktails by the sea. There's a wide choice of gourmet and specialty restaurants, a world-class fitness centre and the Elemis spa has just been named 'Best Day Spa in the World' (enough said).To explore the glorious waters that surround the hotel, you could visit the specialist PADI diving and waterskiing centre, or take a sailing trip along the coast. You could also hike up the holy Mount Athos or explore the many more lovely beaches that grace the area.To see what's included, please select the offers below.
Sardinia holiday - summer 2014, Hotel Brancamaria, Italy - save 30%
Hotel Brancamaria is a four-star hotel just outside the Sardinian coastal town of Cala Gonone. With an understated elegance, it offers warm...... more
Hotel Brancamaria is a four-star hotel just outside the Sardinian coastal town of Cala Gonone. With an understated elegance, it offers warm service and easy access to the majestic forests, mountains and beaches that surround it; a paradise for outdoor adventurers and beach junkies alike.Dip in and out of the refreshing waters of the pool and indulge in an iced cocktail before dinner. If you head down to the harbour, you can explore the restaurants there, or hire a boat to take you around the best local beaches.This thoroughly chilled-out offer includes flights, shared transfers and half-board (this includes a daily buffet breakfast and a simple selection from a set-menu of dinner choices at Restaurant La Terrazza, which guests choose in the morning). Good to knowThis holiday allows you to spread the cost of your break by paying only the deposit upfront. The remaining balance is due at a later date and is to be paid directly to the holiday supplier (the exact date will be stated on your booking confirmation).To see what's included, please select the offers below.
5* Algarve holiday, EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, Portugal - save 29%
Look no further for a lazy, beachy holiday in beautiful surroundings. At the five-star EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, youll have direct access to the...... more
Look no further for a lazy, beachy holiday in beautiful surroundings. At the five-star EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, youll have direct access to the long sweep of Praia de Falésia sands. This elegant Albufeira resort is brand new, which means youll be staying in the lap of luxury.Pack a swimsuit or two as this hotel proudly boasts five outdoor swimming pools. While youre at it, dont forget your appetite when you grab a seat at Open Deck, one of the hotels three restaurants, where you can sample local Portuguese food whilst enjoying panoramic views of the seaside and dense pine forest. If youve got some energy to burn, there is a multi-sports court and fitness centre. Perhaps you need a bit of extra energy, in which case, you can take it easy at the hotels expansive spa with a massage and a dip in the private Jacuzzi for good measure.To see what's included, please select the offers below.
5* Abu Dhabi holiday, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa By Anantara, UAE - save 30%
Located in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi in a stretch of great natural beauty, looking out over the water to the enigmatic Mangrove Lagoon National Park, the...... more
Located in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi in a stretch of great natural beauty, looking out over the water to the enigmatic Mangrove Lagoon National Park, the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is a luxurious five-star hotel just a five-minute drive from the urban centre. It boasts an expansive sun deck with an infinity pool and shady gazebos looking out over the water and here you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and refreshments from the Pool Deck restaurant.The Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is built in a monumental Arabian style which mixes traditional arches and lattice work with extravagant modern design. Guests have the use of a gym and hammam and can make use of the on-site marina facilities to make a sailing or kayaking excursion. A selection of world cuisines are served in the hotel restaurants; in the evenings, enjoy a signature cocktail in the lounge with views of the light fading over the mangroves below.Good to knowThis holiday allows you to spread the cost by paying a deposit upfront, followed by the full amount at a later date.
Advantages: Lots of facilities, very clean, helpful staff, great fun for all the family Disadvantages: Food a bit too generic, not very Turkish, expensive in school holidays
...and start our holiday. The hotel reception was spacious, air-conditioned and immaculately clean. The check-in process was very simple - they checked our details, took our passports off for scanning (to be collected later in the week) and clipped on our all-inclusive wristbands. Our luggage was taken to our room by the helpful porters and we paused for a quick drink at the comfortable bar in Reception...
Advantages: Extremely well kept hotely, many things to do, cheap. Disadvantages: Rooms were very standard and in need of repair.
...I have never been on an all inclusive holiday before. I have only ever been self catered and so wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this holiday. My husband had actually previously visited this resort when it first opened and it came highly recommended by him and his family. We went here for a week just recently and I wanted to share my experience with you and it was a very enjoyable one...
Advantages: Close to centre, clean room, great staff, near great shops, cheap and clean! Disadvantages: no view, alley way smells, people pee in alley way, noisy.
...After reading some very dodgy things about this hotel I made sure that my travel agent booked us a double room with a jacuzi bath (these are the biggest rooms that they have) and that was also away from the lift (hardly ever used to be fair).
The hotel is a tad hard to find (but if you get the airport bus it drops you off at Universitat which is near the hotel). Please make sure that you do...