Travel Snob’s Top 3 Luxury Festival Experiences

A cottage with a proper shower or litter picking in a muddy field just for a free pass? Glamping in a luxury tee-pee or camping in a ripped tent? Many people love festivals, in fact 14 MILLION people plan on attending festivals each year, but how many do it in style?

Here are The Travel Snob’s top 3 luxury festival experiences:

The Pop-Up Hotel, Glastonbury

Just a few minutes walk from Glastonbury Festival’s Gate D; The Pop-Up Hotel offers a secluded site with a wide variety of glamping tents to ensuite pavilions and airstreams. Allowing guests complete comfort, privacy and peace whilst still being near to the action, this option is perfect for those who want festival vibes without the smell!

Features of this hotel include:

  • Private cubicle hotel showers which are available 24 hours a day
  • Pamper areas equipped with dressing tables and hair-dryers
  • 24-hour security
  • Easy access to and from the site
  • Quite area with no public access
  • A spa with hair, beauty and massage treatments
  • Clean and private plumbed toilets
  • A bar and chill out area for guests
  • Guest dining room serving an exciting menu
  • Pool and sun lounging deck
  • Power in every room for charging your devices.

Safari Tents, Coachella

Nestled in a secluded area away from the rest of Coachella’s on-site camping, these exclusive, fully furnished Shakir-style Safari tents will be fully set-up, furnished and ready for your arrival. Guests will be given ‘Safari passes’ giving them backstage access, off-site private check-in, air condition and private restrooms and showers.

Mansion Package, Tomorrowland

The ultimate luxury festival experience is Tomorrowland’s luxury Mansion that sleeps up to 10 people. Located within the countryside but in walking distance of the Tomorrowland site, upon arrival you will be greeted by the dedicated team who will provide you with a welcome drink.

From here you will be able to leave your items in the room where you will find a comfortable bed, a coffee machine and of course, a fully stocked fridge!

After Tomorrowland, you can relax on your very own private lounge terrace, enjoying the butler service which will ensure your cocktail glass remains full – a truly memorable stay!

Is the luxury festival experience route for you? To find out how The Travel Snob can help you book your festival experience, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk

National Bed Month: The Comfiest Hotel Rooms

It’s time for a lie in! March is the month to celebrate National Bed Month and the importance of having a good night’s sleep. So it’s time you forgot the old phrase, “You snooze, you lose!” and get a few more Zzz’s in the morning.

Westin Hotels

In 1999, Westin hotels became the first chain to create a signature bed in partnership with mattress manufacturer, Simmons. For 18 years, the Westin beds have stood the test of time, making them one of the most comfortable beds in hotel rooms.

The Westin bed’s 13-inch pillow-top mattress that’s enveloped in 250-thread count sheets. Two feather and down pillows and two hypo-allergenic pillows perch on top, along with a boudoir pillow, an overstuffed duvet and a down blanket.

Four Seasons

When you check in to this luxury hotel chain, you get to customise your bed. You can pick from three different mattress toppers;

  • Signature – Every bed is set with this topper, designed for optimum firmness and offering classic Four Seasons comfort.
  • Signature Plus – If you prefer softer mattress, request this mattress topper.
  • Signature Firm – For ultimate support at night, request Four Seasons’ Signature Firm topper.

Hilton Hotel

There’s nothing quite like “The Hilton Bed Goodnight!” The Hilton’s special bed is quilted to perfect with a plush top to improve circulation and reduce restlessness at night. It has plenty of coil support and reinforcement at the edges.

Marriott

The iconic The Marriott bed is one-foot high from top to bottom, plus, there’s a nine-inch box spring underneath. Made from a “high-density, open-cell poured polyurethane foam,” it helps minimize movement from your partner so you can sleep the night through without disturbances.

Ritz-Carlton

As part of the Marriott family, this ultra-luxury retreat has equally plush beds. Their beds are made from a special coil technology and foam that is able to keep you cool when you sleep. This unique mattress sits atop an environmentally responsible, sturdy base and finished with removable featherbed toppers for your ultimate comfort!

Whether you’re travelling for business or for pleasure, the key to a successful getaway is getting enough sleep, so it’s vital that you book a hotel with a fantastic bed waiting for you. To find the perfect bed (and hotel) for you, contact me on 07990 018018.

Luxury Mother’s Day Breaks & Days Out Guide

Don’t panic! Mother’s Day may be right around the corner (26th March if you need reminding), but I have some luxury Mother’s Day weekend breaks to show just how much she means to you.

 Afternoon Tea at The Savoy, Covent Garden

In the heart of The Savoy is the Thames Foyer, a stunning glass dome flooding the room with ounces of natural light. Beneath the dome is a pianist serenading the guests as they enjoy The Savoy’s world-class afternoon tea.

Guests will choose from a range of teas (twenty to be exact!) served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones paired with traditional clotted cream and jam as well as a selection of seasonal cakes and pastries created by The Savoy’s Executive Pastry Chef.

Vineyard Tour at Hambledon Vineyard, Hampshire

If you’re mum is a wine lover (and let’s be honest, whose isn’t?), she will love a tour the Hambledon Vineyard, Hampshire – the first English commercial vineyard.

The South facing chalk slopes of Hampshire were not only the birth place of cricket, but Hambledon Vineyard is the perfect growing environment for the production of England’s finest sparkling wine.

Especially for Mother’s Day, Hambledon are holding a Mother’s Day tour of the vineyard, with the possibility to try out their wines.

Luxury Spa Break in North Yorkshire
Full of Yorkshire charm, Rudding Park is an extraordinary 4* Georgian manor house hotel set on over 300 acres of parkland, just south of Harrogate and close to Leeds and York. As one of the only UK Hotels in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for Hotels, you can expect excellent facilities, stunning features and winning service during your stay.

All of the hotel’s ninety-one plush, contemporary bedrooms overlook the beautiful gardens, rural parkland and 14th-century wedding chapel. The stylish Follifoot rooms are unlike any others, with a private hamman steam room or sauna in the en-suite and your own remote garden.

Not only can you stay in one of the finest hotels in the UK, but you can also dine in the finest restaurant! With The Travel Snob’s Mother’s Day break offer, you will experience dinner at the Clocktower Bar and Restaurant underneath the stunning pink glass chandelier, or alongside the 400 year-old olive tree growing beside the airy conservatory. The Clocktower chefs’ speciality is modern British food; taking inspiration from classic dishes and jazzing them up with unique herd, salad, edible flowers and fruit grown in Rudding Park’s Kitchen Garden.

A Mother’s Day break would be incomplete without a spa treatment! Whether you’re looking to tone the body, revitalise your senses or buff the skin, the highly acclaimed Harrogate spa at Rudding Park offers an extensive range of luxurious treatments and features four treatment rooms including a hammam and steam room. With The Travel Snob’s Mother’s Day Treat, a 50 minute bespoke treatment of your choice will be included.
To find out more information about The Travel Snob’s Mother’s Day breaks, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk

The Best Luxury Easter Holiday Offers

Mauritius

A little sister of the Caribbean, Mauritius is a tropical island off the coast of Africa known for its luxury hotels with immaculate white sand beaches and its volcanic backdrop. This is an island for exploring, with a number of Indian temples, colonial houses and botanical gardens for guests to gaze at in awe. For the thrill seekers, there is the chance to walk with lions, quad biking to far-out waterfalls and skydiving above the crystal waters. 

For this Easter Half Term you can visit the beautiful island of Mauritius from £1,089pp. You will be staying in a 5* All Inclusive resort for 7 nights when you book with The Travel Snob.

Algarve

Award-winning Algarve is a favourite amongst holidaymakers – and the World Travel Awards, and it’s easy to see why! From fabulous diving and great golf resorts to thrilling attractions and a vibrant nightlife, Algarve has a lot to offer you and your family.

If there’s one category this part of Portugal deserves gold for are its beaches. With hidden coves, crescent-shaped bays and rocky inlets, the golden beaches make up most of the Algarve’s coast.

Fancy a trip to Algarve this Easter Half Term? From £684pp, stay 7 nights at a luxury resort in Algarve. 

Italy

With thousands of years of history to discover and outstanding natural landscapes, Italy manages to pack a lot into its borders. No matter where you go, you will find fantastic food, fine wines and a whole lot of Italian culture.

As the epicenter for the Roman Empire and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Rome is a cultural hub, with everything from the breathtaking Coliseum to the Sistine Chapel’s amazing artwork. While Emilia-Romagna, North Italy, is loved throughout Italy for its delicious food.

Save 15% when you book your Easter Half Term holiday to Italy with The Travel Snob. From £1,210pp, you can spend 7 nights in a luxury resort in Italy.

To book your holiday with the Travel Snob, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk

Luxury Family Holidays with The Travel Snob

Away from juggling work and cooking for the whole family and helping the kids with the homework, a family holiday is the perfect time for families to spend time together. But taking a family holiday with the kids this summer doesn’t have to mean the absence of luxury!

Here are some of my very best luxury family holidays for 2017:

One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

In the local language of Dhivehi, ‘Reethi Rah’ translates to ‘beautiful island’ and that is exactly what it is! The award winning, Reethi Rah resort in the Maldives is sprawled across it’s very own island with the regions very first PADI National Geographic dive centre, sun spa and a climbing wall. Amongst the long list of activities for both the kids and adults to enjoy, there are eight dining spots on the resort, tennis courts for all guests to use and 12 golden, sand beaches, meaning you will feel spoiled rotten at this resort.

Four Seasons Resort, Mauritius

Located at the heart of the Anahita peninsula estate on the east coast of Mauritius, you will find the secluded and spacious luxury Four Seasons resort. The whole family will enjoy spending all day coasting across the turquoise water in your very own sailing boat, or touring a former sugar plantation to learn the history of Mauritius. Or let the kids run wild and make friends with the local fauna like giant tortoises and then fall asleep in a hammock under the stars.

The Atlantis Palm, Dubai

Bringing to life the legend of Atlantis, the Atlantis Palm resort in Dubai combines luxury and legend! One of Dubai’s most iconic resorts resembles that of an elaborate, dusty-pink palace out of a fairytale, a palace you and your little prince and princesses will love.

Located on the spectacular man-made island called The Palm, The Atlantis Palm has one of the world’s largest aquariums with over 65,000 exotic marine animals. There is also the Aquaventure Waterpark has fun for all the family, from fast and slow, big and small waterslides and ziplines, rope bridges and climbing frames – for even the smallest of guests.

With The Travel Snob you can stay 5 nights at Atlantis, The Palm for just £679pp

Thinking of booking one of the luxury resorts for your family holiday in 2017?

The Travel Snob is a self-proclaimed luxury travel expert, only staying in the finest and most luxurious destinations and accommodation. With over 112 countries and 1,000s of hotels and restaurants visited you can be reassured that David, The Travel Snob, will create the very best holiday for you.

To speak to David, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk.