Sunday, 20 December 2015

3 Affordable luxury hotels you'll want to visit in Europe

There are so many cities on my bucket list for the coming year and today I'm sharing with you some of the luxury brand new hotels I've stumbled across while doing my research ahead of the new year.

1. Portals hills boutique hotel Mallorca
First stop Mallorca; this hidden gem in Portals Nous recently opened it doors in 2015 and it offers the Miami lifestyle right here in heart of Europe; with the modern interpretation of its architecture and its beautiful interiors.
Portals Nous is approx. 2 hours by plane from London and on the face of it, this hotel offers everything I would expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Portals Hills can be quite pricey in the high seasons, but look out for exceptionally low offers during the low seasons between November to March.


2. JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa
Venice; The romantic city with wonderful Gondolas and endless rivers. JW Marriott opened its doors in 2015 and it certainly looks like the perfect choice for a leisure getaway to Venice. The hotel location is away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet its close enough to still enjoy the city lifestyle. The hotel is currently closed due to off-season closures and will reopen around March. I've added this romantic city to my must visit list and JW Marriott looks like the perfect getaway location for exploring Venice.

Monday, 14 December 2015

My holiday Travel gift guide

It's that time of year again where we start thinking about Christmas presents for our loved ones. If you're super organised, you'll have all your presents wrapped and already tucked away under the tree; but if you're anything like me, you'll still be searching the web for last minute gift ideas.
Today I'm sharing with you 5 items on my Travel gift guide. I hope this helps you with those long and hard decisions of what to get who!


1. Destination Guide books 
If you have a friend who is going away on an adventure in the new year, a destination guide book might be the perfect gift for them. You can buy these from most retailers like WHSmith or any good travel shop; this is the perfect gift to get to know a bit more about any city and destination guide books can also be good as stocking fillers.



2. Entertainer Travel book 
I've made no secret of it, I love this brand. The entertainer Travel book contains buy one get one free vouchers on hotel stays around the world. From Thailand to Dubai and even South of France, if you know anyone planning on going away in the new year and looking to book a luxury hotel, this may just be the perfect gift. The book contains 3 vouchers for each hotel, and in most hotels you can pay for 3 nights and get an extra 3 for free, absolute bargain; make sure you call or email the hotel to book in advance before you arrive.
You can purchase the Entertainer Travel book here

3. Skyflyte luggage for kids 
Ok so this one is for the little ones; If you have little ones in the family or a niece or nephew who is always on the move, a skyflyte or ride on luggage is ideal. They are colourful and convenient and all kids love them. You can Purchase the Skyflyte luggage here

4. Travel Suit Carry On bag
I saw this travel suit luggage a while ago and thought to myself what's a genius invention. A suits bag that doubles up into a travel bag. If you want to splash out a bit for your Dad, brother or your other half, then this might be the perfect gift, you don't always need to carry a suit in this bag as it doubles up as a standard travel bag as well. There are many brands on the market but I have taken a liking to this one, see more about this brand here.


5. A perfect weekend getaway 
I've been looking at putting together an affordable weekend getaway to a fab 5* location and this might just be the perfect gift for you and that special person in your life.
Fancy going to the South of France for a weekend ? by the beach, overlooking the sea ? Of course you do, we all need some R&R every now and then. At just £180 per person you can do just that.



I booked a trip last year to explore the newly opened  5* Tiara Miramar in the south of France, just 30 mins ride into the famous Cannes promenade. For more details on this hotel see the link to my review here 

How much will it cost you say ?
Return flights from London to NICE airport start from - £50 per person (tip: always book your flights at least 3 months in advance to get the cheapest rates)
Hotel: If you're planning a Valentine's Day getaway for February, hotel prices are from £140 per night for 2 Adults with breakfast (current prices via tripadvisor) 

Not bad for a last minute Valentine's Day getaway in a brand new hotel with top notch service and overlooking the sea.


I hope some of my ideas help you with your Christmas gift list this year. 
Have a Merry Christmas and a great start to the new year!


Tolu
xx




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