At first glance, the hotel star rating system seems straightforward. You choose a destination, find a four-star or five-star hotel to book, and then the countdown begins. But sometimes when you arrive, that hotel doesn’t quite match your expectations. This is because the hotel star rating system is actually quite complex. A four-star hotel in London, for example, can be worlds apart from a four-star hotel in Turkey. And then there are places like Dubai, where you often read about seven-star hotels that don’t seem to exist anywhere else! All of this can make choosing a hotel incredibly difficult. But that’s where we come in.
Deciding where to go on your honeymoon, is just as important as the destination. Travel to a honeymoon destination like the Maldives in September, and it’s likely that a large proportion of your honeymoon will be spent inside due to the rain. At Rich Vein Travel we believe that the time of year is vital when choosing where to go on a honeymoon. So read our blog post to find out more about the best luxury honeymoon destinations by season. Read More
Sun, sea, and family are the essential requirements for a fun holiday in Abu Dhabi. But when travelling as a family there are lots of extra things to consider. From activities for children to family-friendly restaurants, everything requires a lot more planning and consideration. The Saadiyat Rotana Resort not only has fantastic activities for children and great family restaurants, but the resort is also ideally situated on a private beach. To find out why this 5* resort is perfect for a luxury family holiday to Abu Dhabi, read this blog post!
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two most popular holiday destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both cities are only seven hours away from the UK, and there are regular direct flights to both from London, Manchester and Dublin. However, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are very different places, so it’s important to make sure you choose the right city for you. If you’re unsure about which destination to choose, then read this blog post!
Tel Aviv in Israel is an LGBT paradise. With a range of LGBT events and activities, including Tel Aviv Pride, it’s the perfect holiday destination for gay travellers. On a holiday to Tel Aviv, you’ll find gay bars, and club nights across the city, gay-friendly beaches, and LGBT-friendly hotels such as the Brown TLV Urban Hotel. Although there is no one gay district or gay street in Tel Aviv, this is a testament to the open and welcoming nature of its people. And because of this, Tel Aviv has earned a reputation for being the “gay Mecca of the Middle East”. Secular, liberal and friendly, Tel Aviv should be at the top of your travel bucket list this year. For our LGBT guide to Tel Aviv continue reading this blog post!
Cape Town is one of the most gay-friendly holiday destinations in Africa. In fact, Cape Town is so welcoming, and friendly, that over the years it has been named one of the most popular LGBT holiday destinations in the world. What makes Cape Town so popular? Aside from its vibrant gay scene, and popular Pride, Cape Town is also famous for its beautiful beaches, and Table Mountain. To find out more about why Cape Town is a fantastic gay travel destination, continue reading this post!
Virgin Voyages has been making waves (excuse the pun!) ever since Virgin Group announced the establishment of a Virgin cruise line in December 2014. On February 14th 2019 Virgin Voyages went on sale to the public, with sailings on the first ship, Scarlet Lady, starting from 2020. Designed to be unlike any other experience on the planet, Virgin Voyages is bringing about an “Epic Sea Change for All”. Richard Branson’s latest venture is primarily designed for the young, and young at heart. To learn more, read our blog post on everything you need to know about Virgin Voyages!
Head to Porto, and the Douro Valley for the ultimate wine tasting experience. With excellent tours, warm people, and good weather 340 days a year, Portugal is the perfect destination to try fine wines, and immerse yourself in the rich history, and culture of the wine regions.
There are countless five star hotels in London spread all across the city. But with so many options how do you choose where to stay? We’ve selected the three best luxury five star hotels in London, so you don’t have to. Elegantly appointed, boasting fantastic staff, and in an enviable location, any one of the luxury hotels featured in this post would be perfect for a luxury break in London.
London is one of the world’s greatest cities. 24 hours may not be a long time, but you’ll definitely be able to see, do, and discover some of London’s greatest treasures. If you’re keen to spend 24 hours in London like a Brit, by having a quintessentially British experience, then read our luxury travel guide. Explore London the Rich Vein Travel way!