With their sumptuous decor, incredible views, comfy beds and splendid bathrooms, exquisite hotels deserve to be appreciated and admired. And spending extra time in a luxury hotel means the gift of time; time for relaxation, time with loved ones, time to explore as well as precious time for yourself.

Extraordinary hotels are at the heart of every vacation with Luxury Gold, and to transport you to a world of decadence we’ve put together a selection of the finest 5-star hotels in Europe and across the world. Whether you prefer to pamper or work out, sip cocktails, see the sights or stroll magnificent grounds, there are so many self-indulgent ways to spend a blissful 24 hours.

As a treat to our guests, Luxury Gold is giving the Gift of an Extra Night across selected luxury guided tours this summer, offering the chance to extend your stay at these exquisite hotels.

Mena House Hotel, Cairo

One of the world’s most spectacular sights, the Great Pyramids of Giza are the pinnacle of any journey to Egypt. Now, just imagine having this iconic natural wonder watching over you as you relax in your luxurious hotel. A frequent stop for dignitaries and celebrities, the Mena House Hotel is a truly exceptional retreat. Sip champagne cocktails on the terrace, soak in the heated outdoor pool and stroll 40 acres of green gardens, all under the pyramids’ mighty gaze.

We recommend slipping into pure relaxation at the sumptuous spa. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating body wrap, indulge in a sublime foot massage and spend time with your loved ones in peace and serenity.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town

The exclusive, tranquil location of the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is simply breathtaking. The Atlantic Ocean rolls endlessly out in front of this exquisite hotel, with Table Mountain National Park and Lions Head towering behind. Enjoy the calm and privacy of a country hotel, whilst residing just on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Renowned for its dining, a stay at the Twelve Apostles is the perfect opportunity to treat yourselves to a gastronomic journey around the Cape. Think succulent produce and rich culinary traditions, from craft gin tasting to fine dining. And revel in fine South African wines, skillfully selected by their expert sommelier.

Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik

Reside in decadent style with sublime views across the Adriatic Sea and Dubrovnik’s fairytale Old Town. Set into the steep hillside, surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens and enchanting terraces, the Grand Villa Argentina is one of the finest luxury hotels in Europe.

With both the beach and the city just minutes away, we recommend spending time by the crystal waters of the Adriatic, letting the golden sand run through your toes. Followed by a stroll through the cobbled lanes, fountains and Baroque churches of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Maybe browse local shops for gifts, or simply sip a coffee and watch the world go by.

Olha Eixample, Barcelona

This exquisite urban boutique hotel is set in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of Barcelona. The perfect location from which to enjoy the delights of the city, you are just a ten-minute walk from two of Gaudi’s major works, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

With numerous luxury boutiques on your doorstep, we suggest you treat yourself and engage the expert assistance of the hotel’s personal shopping service. Then, dine in style at the on-site Michelin-starred Xerta Restaurant. Savor traditional flavors and aromas from the Ebro Region, expertly crafted with fresh fish sourced daily from the local market. No stay at the Olha Eixample is complete without taking in the incredible views of Barcelona from the rooftop. Toast your travels with a glass of fine Spanish wine and enjoy one of the best vantage points in the city.

Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern

Among one of the most prestigious destinations in Switzerland, Hotel Schweizerhof has been owned and operated by the same family since the 19th century. Marble columns, crafted floors and delicately molded ceilings exude elegance from every angle. It comes as no surprise that this luxury hotel is a favorite of royalty, writers, politicians, musicians and actors; Karl Frey, Richard Wagner and Leo Tolstoy have all rested here.

A hotel so striking you won’t want to leave; this is perfect reason to simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. Explore the art and architecture, indulge in opulent rooms and enjoy flawless service. All with spectacular views over Lake Luzern and the Swiss Alps.

JW Marriott Hotel, Lima

Serenely rising high above the city with its vast glass frontage, the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel is a majestic sight. Everywhere you turn there are windows, inviting you to feast on the sprawling ocean views and the golden beaches of the Costa Verde.

The Peruvian capital offers an extraordinary range of colors, flavors, emotions and sensations, and we recommend spending your time exploring this intriguing city. Step outside and into the vibrant Miraflores district, stroll beautiful parks and discover colonial-era riches. And take time to browse the many art galleries and museums offering a fascinating insight into the history and culture of Peru.

Bauer Palazzo, Venice

Located in the heart of Venice, the exquisite Bauer Palazzo epitomizes true Venetian lifestyle, giving guests a taste of 1930s glamour. Sumptuous interiors transport you to a bygone era, while elegant outdoor terraces invite you to sip fine Italian wine and bask in unforgettable views across Venice.

With its truly enviable location, this is the perfect opportunity to explore this magnificent city at your leisure. Just a few blocks from the iconic St Mark’s Square, take your time to admire the sights in peace and serenity before and after the day trippers leave.


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