Looking for inspiration on where to stay on your next luxury vacation? You’re in for a treat, then! In my previous blog, I did a run down of some of the best hotels to stay in. The good news is, that previous blog is actually Part 1 a 2-part series meaning I have more hotels to feature. So, get your passports ready as I am about to give you a glimpse of four more of the world’s best hotels! Here the are:
The Gritti Palace in Venice, Italy. If you are fond of classic structures, then you should make sure to stay in The Gritti Palace in Venice. Built during the 16th Century, everything about this majestic palazzo screams luxury. The hotel also has a great view of the Grand Canal which is a view that will definitely up the romance atmosphere a hundred times for honeymooners. If you’re social media savvy, you will fall in love with the abundance of pastel in the area—just the perfect backdrop for any Instagram photo you’ll take!
Four Seasons Hotel in Moscow, Russia. Visiting Russia soon? Book a stay at the Four Seasons for a luxurious experience you will never forget. The hotel is situated near popular landmarks such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the State Duma so it will make sightseeing a lot easier. That is, if you can pry yourself out of Four Season’s beds! The posh interiors, bend over backwards service, excellent amenities and the spacious, comfortable rooms will tempt you not to leave the hotel during your whole stay.
Claridge in London, England. If you could describe the word “elegant” by only using hotels, Claridge will definitely make the cut! Considered as one of the best 5-start luxury hotels in the world, you should definitely include a night or two at Claridge in your London bucketlist. The classically-styled interiors adorned with timeless art pieces will definitely bring out your luxurious side!
Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo, Japan. As one of the busiest cities in the world, it is quite rare to find a spot in Tokyo that provides that quiet solitude you yearn for after being saturated in the hustle and bustle of the city. Good thing, Mandarin Oriental provides just that! Great service, amazing facilities, and rooms that will set the mood for a relaxing couple of nights is what the Mandarin Oriental is known for. And oh—did I mention that the hotel also offers a great view of Tokyo?
Visiting different places in the world is very fulfilling especially if you booked those trips at great prices. This means you save more money for another trip later. However, for some of us, it is somewhat a guilty pleasure to splurge on luxury travel once in a while. Planning on booking one any time soon? Why not book a week at the world’s top 8 hotels? Here they are:
The Westin Excelsior in Rome, Italy. This hotel is where classic meets contemporary. The interiors give you that vibe that you are living in a Palace (how’s that for luxury?) with its flawless, Renaissance design. The hotel is also located at the heart of the city, so if you want to take a break from your luxury staycation to appreciate what Rome has to offer, you’re just in the right spot!
Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With its 24 open-plan suites, private pools, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, you are truly enjoying luxury at its finest. You will never run out of things to do—whether you want to take a walk in its light-filled garden courtyards or do an adventure outside of the hotel, Amansara has got it all covered for you. The hotel also has a very well-organized programs for tours of scenic spots in the city, so you won’t have to worry about long lines and big crowds.
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace in Budapest, Hungary. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful hotels in the world with its large rooms, excellent service, and stunning interiors. Strategically located at the end of the world-famous Chain Bridge, it gives the guests a premium vantage point for amazing views of the Danube and Hills of Buda.
Ett Hem in Stockholm, Sweden. Ett Hem is located in Östermalm, one of Stockholm’s elegant neighborhoods. It doesn’t just give you luxury—it also gives you that homey atmosphere that is rare to find in most luxury hotels. Effortlessly stylish and chic, a stay at Ett Hem will truly make you fall in love with Stockholm!
Loved this list? Stay tuned because there is definitely more to come. Watch out for Part 2!
Travel Tip Tuesday: How to Keep your Valuables Safe While Traveling
It is true that traveling around the world is exciting. Exciting to the point that we sometimes forget that we are bringing important documents with us, and that we need to take extra precautions to keep them safe. To make sure that your adventures won’t be dampened by lost or stolen personal belongings, I am sharing with you a few tips that will help you keep them safe while traveling.
Make a copy of your important documents.
This includes your passport, visas, IDs, special permits, and all travel documents that you are bringing with you. By making a copy, you can easily have a back up in case you lose the originals. Needless to say, stash the copies in a different place than the original—preferably at the safety deposit box in your hotel room.
Keep your belongings on your person.
While traveling, it is always good to have a smaller bag other than your carry-on luggage where you can put all travel documents, cash, electronics, and other valuables. By carrying a smaller bag, it is easier to keep it on your person or in a place where you can always see it. Never put them under a seat, or in the trunk of a taxi.
Choose what to bring wisely.
When you travel, you become more susceptible to losing things. If it is only for a few days or a week, it’s best if you leave expensive jewelry at home especially if they are not vital to your trip. The same goes for items that can b pawned such as designer bags and shoes. Being in modest clothing has its advantages, anyway—if you will be shopping for trinkets to bring back home, don’t you think you will get a better bargain by not wearing items that project wealth?
If you feel tempted to save a few bucks by opting out of insurance, don’t do it! Always say “yes” to this add-on. Untoward incidents still happen when you are traveling so make sure that you are covered, and that you know the extent of the coverage.
Do you have more tips that you want to share to me and to this wonderful travel community? Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!