Europe
 2010
Celebrating over 21 years of leadership
            in luxury travel




                                     LUXURY SKI R...
THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM   |   TEL 01244 897 100   |   ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK   |   WWW.ELEGA...
Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche




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Contents
    Welcome                             Elegant Lifestyles   Elegant Travel: Air   Essential Information   Bookin...
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The World of Elegant Resorts
    We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our...
Elegant Lifestyles
     We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Europe brochure, now
     allow us to help you select the type o...
Elegant Concierge
Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is
on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect......
Elegant Travel: Air
     On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets
     itself the highest standards in everythin...
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                                                                                                     Private Jet Tra...
Elegant Travel: Sea
     A holiday on the French Riviera is always glamorous, but
     sailing around its stylish resorts ...
European Yachting Holidays
When you embark on a yachting holiday with Elegant Resorts you can expect the
yacht to be your ...
Europe
Italy & Islands                                         Cyprus
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Italy & Islands
     Italy and her islands offer something for everyone – exclusive
     beach resorts and sophisticated c...
Travel Facts
GMT: + 1 to 2 hours.
Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 2 to 3 hours.
Flight Information: British Airways from...
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Elegant Resorts 2010 Europe Brochure

  1. 1. Europe 2010
  2. 2. Celebrating over 21 years of leadership in luxury travel LUXURY SKI RESERVATIONS 01244 897 333 3
  3. 3. THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM | TEL 01244 897 100 | ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK | WWW.ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK Dear Luxury Traveller By opening this brochure, you have taken the first step to giving yourself the luxury holiday you deserve. I would urge you to take one further step and allow us to bring these pages to life by speaking to one of our luxury specialists. We share your passion for travel and there is nothing more we enjoy than hearing your plans and providing you with our insight. It would be our pleasure to prepare for you a personalised itinerary and quotation on any property featured. If you can’t see what you’re looking for then please just ask and we will source it for you – we specialise in bespoke luxury travel. Ideal for all age groups and couples and families alike, Europe remains a popular choice for luxury travellers – it really does offer something for everyone. Its many fascinating cities are perfect for a short get-away and the stylish Mediterranean beach resorts are still amongst the best in the world, despite stiff competition from their long haul counterparts. This year we are delighted to be adding Turkey and Croatia to our portfolio – we know you will enjoy them as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to look through our brochure. We appreciate your time is precious and when you choose to take time away, we know how important that is. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We are proud to be the leaders in luxury travel, but we only maintain that position by being attentive and treating everyone as an individual. Enjoy choosing your next holiday. I sincerely hope you make the decision to travel with Elegant Resorts. Yours faithfully Nathan Philpot Managing Director of Elegant Resorts ELEGANT RESORTS LTD REGISTERED IN UK 2100913 | ATOL PROTECTED 2885 | IATA | ABTA V1712 4
  4. 4. Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche 5
  5. 5. Contents Welcome Elegant Lifestyles Elegant Travel: Air Essential Information Booking Form pages 4-5 page 10 pages 12-13 pages 136-137 page 141 World of Elegant Resorts Elegant Concierge Elegant Yachting Booking Conditions Virgin Galactic pages 8-9 page 11 pages 14-15 pages 138-139 page 142 Europe Italy & Islands Portugal & Madeira Prague & Budapest Greece Croatia pages 18-49 pages 70-79 pages 96-99 pages 108-123 & Montenegro NEW pages 130-135 Spain & Islands France, Monaco Cyprus Turkey NEW pages 50-69 & Corsica pages 100-107 pages 124-129 pages 80-95 6 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  7. 7. The World of Elegant Resorts We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our brochures feature a personally selected range of the very finest hotels, hideaways and resorts from all corners of the world… Europe – Featuring Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro Sometimes the best things in life are closer than we think. Just a few short hours away from home, Europe’s holiday resorts move into the spotlight during the long summer months. Glamorous capital cities and places such as Marbella, Sardinia, Crete and Cannes become the world’s playgrounds, their luxury hotels attracting the beautiful people; their quaint harbours crammed with designer yachts and trendy restaurants strictly reservations only. Brand new to our portfolio this year are Croatia and Montenegro – both have been attracting an eclectic mixture of visitors to their golden shores for centuries, while the friendly European atmosphere and beach resorts of Turkey make it a popular destination choice. For more information, enquiries and bookings, please call: 01244 897 777 Caribbean, The Americas & Villas – Featuring Latin America and Canada With its sensual tropical scenery and endless white sand beaches the Caribbean has always been special for us. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or a group of friends there’s something for everyone – romantic secluded hideaways, glamorous international resorts and privately owned villas. We’ve added new destinations to our North American programme and are delighted to introduce Latin America and Canada, appearing for the very first time – we’ve also showcased some exciting ideas to start you on your voyage of discovery, but we’d be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary to suit you – please call our Travel Consultants to discuss your requirements. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 999 India & The Indian Ocean – Featuring Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya The Indian Ocean islands – boasting year-round sunshine, white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a choice of world-class hotels – have been attracting couples and families since we introduced them to our portfolio. This year we’re delighted to be featuring Sri Lanka and we’ve showcased some of the country’s highlights to help you make the most of your holiday here. Meanwhile, fantastic diving opportunities, palm- fringed beaches and island hideaways can be found in Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya. In contrast, India is such a land of diversity that you can visit it again and again and again. We’ve presented you with some exciting ideas – but, as always, we’re happy to create your own bespoke itinerary, simply call our Travel Consultants. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 888 Africa & The Middle East – Featuring Jordan, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya North Africa has always ranked high on the list of exotic winter destinations, while any of the states in the Middle East are great to visit at any time of the year, offering beach, urban and event themed entertainment to suit all the family. Brand new to the portfolio is Jordan, with its archaeological wonders, fantastic diving opportunities and cosmopolitan capital, it’s a definite must-see. If you’re in search of adventure, our African portfolio now includes exotic beach locations in Zanzibar and The Funzi Keys, Kenya as well as offering a host of safari experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania – we’ve showcased highlights of these areas to help you get the most out of your safari. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 111 Asia & Australasia – Featuring Laos, Fiji and French Polynesia Captivating, with a way of life unique to this part of the globe, the Far East is legendary for its hospitality and we’re delighted to be featuring Laos this year and charming Luang Prabang, a city dominated by gilded temples. We’re also featuring Fiji and French Polynesia – both present an unbeatable combination of tropical beauty, welcoming people and island-hopping possibilities. It goes without saying that both Australia and New Zealand are countries worth spending a little longer in – we’ve included some of our own ideas on where to go and what to see but you may have your own, in which case please call our Travel Consultants who’ll be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 555 Our Website – www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our site is now more informative, detailed and easy to use with new lifestyle features enabling you to find the right type of holiday – whether it is Golf, Spa, Family, Honeymoon, Sailing or Space travel! Your type of lifestyle can be filtered with your choice of continent or country and the site will also prompt you with other suggested properties that may be relevant to your search. A ‘Quick Quote’ facility allows anyone who doesn’t have the time to spend online to quickly brief our Travel Consultants who will do the research for you. Do register your details on our website as it’s another great way to keep up-to-date with our latest offers and promotions. 8 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  8. 8. Elegant Lifestyles We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Europe brochure, now allow us to help you select the type of holiday you want. Weddings and Honeymoons Couples wishing to get married or honeymoon in Europe have a range of fantastic destinations to choose from that include Greece, Italy, Spain and even Croatia – although to get married here you’ll need to have been a resident for twenty-one days, so you might prefer to opt for a blessing ceremony or your honeymoon. With over three-hundred churches and chapels, the Greek island of Santorini is perfect for a wedding and honeymoon. The Vedema offers a wedding reception in the form of a bonfire dinner on the beach and you’ll find that many of our featured properties in Italy and Spain offer similar services. Do call our Travel Consultants who would be delighted to advise you on locations, service details and pre/post arrangements. Spa Nothing enhances the relaxation of a great holiday like some first-class pampering. If you’re looking for some pure indulgence, or a chance to relax away from everyday stresses, then our fabulous destination and resort spas in central Europe are for you. Alternatively, you might want the latest facial treatment – in which case, combine spa with culture and head to the Four Seasons George V in Paris – the Pearl of Youth Precious Anti-ageing Facial is very popular with the Parisians. Within the brochure we’ve highlighted the properties that feature a full spa and our Travel Consultants would be delighted to help you select a resort and pre-book any treatments. Families At Elegant Resorts we understand that those of you travelling with children might need a little extra help to ensure your holidays are ‘effortlessly stylish’. Our European hotels are ideal for families looking for something close to home, with excellent facilities and a great climate. Best of all, there’s very little time difference ensuring no jet lag. Throughout Europe, children are wonderfully provided for and you’ll find that we’ve highlighted those of our featured properties that include children’s clubs as part of their facilities. Our Travel Consultants will be happy to assist with pre-booking arrangements such as babysitters or nannies, highchairs and cots, and will even advise which airlines are the most child-friendly. Experiences Destinations further afield such as Africa, India and Australasia are perfect for the more adventurous traveller and our Travel Consultants would be happy to create a bespoke itinerary, offering recommendations and suggestions, to ensure you get the most out of your holiday experience. Do call us for more information or alternatively, visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk for full details of our portfolio. Villas If you’re looking for a holiday that combines a unique setting and first-class facilities with total freedom and complete privacy, then a luxury villa is the perfect solution. We’ve a hand-picked selection of privately owned villas in the Caribbean and Europe; some small and intimate, others larger houses ideal for groups with plenty of distractions to occupy guests of all ages. At all of the villas you’ll enjoy stunning surroundings as well as the service of your own staff – a butler, housekeeper and a gardener; perhaps even your own chef – all helping to make your holiday experience an unforgettable one. Our full Villa portfolio can be viewed online at www.elegantresorts.co.uk 10 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  9. 9. Elegant Concierge Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect... We offer a unique and exclusive service to arrange all the extra finishing and special touches you require. No request is too small or too difficult, too mundane or unusual. Whatever you desire for your time away, to make your journey easier Elegant Concierge will make it happen; whether it’s booking a spa treatment, theatre tickets, or a reservation at one of the finest restaurants; help with organising a special occasion or something a little unusual, once we know your personal requirements we’ll do the rest, producing a holiday that’s highly stylish and seamlessly bespoke. Just some of the extras that can be arranged and benefits you can expect from your Elegant Concierge: • Sporting Events and Tickets • Access to Festivals and Local Events • Gifts and Special Extras • Individual Accommodation and Airline Requirements • Restaurant Reservations • Spa Treatments • Children’s Clubs, Babysitting and Nanny Services • Special Occasion Planning • Valet and Chauffeur Services • Pre-delivery of Luggage Courtesy of First Luggage • Special Experiences, Celebrations and Private Excursions • Your Holiday Currency Delivered Straight to Your Door Our commitment to the highest standards doesn’t stop with the planning of your holiday: We provide a 24-hour emergency service to resolve any problem while you are away and have our own offices in Barbados, Dubai and Mauritius. From beginning to end, at Elegant Resorts we do all we can to ensure that you have an effortlessly stylish holiday. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 11
  10. 10. Elegant Travel: Air On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets itself the highest standards in everything it does. So whichever cabin you choose, you can be sure your holiday will get off to a flying start. Club Europe • By travelling in Club Europe, you can be assured of an upgraded experience, with responsive and efficient service, ensuring that your individual needs are recognised at all times • Frequent flights to a wide variety of leisure destinations throughout Europe ensure you’ll find a schedule to suit yours • Speed through the airport with Online Check-in and online boarding passes • Relax before your flight in one of the lounges – enjoy complimentary hot and cold snacks and a variety of refreshments, including a wide selection of wines from one of the bars • Premium passengers enjoy a separate check-in area as well as Fast Track security at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and other selected airports across Europe • Enjoy wider, contoured leather seats with extra legroom in the comfort of a separate Club Europe cabin where you’re guaranteed a window or aisle seat One-way upgrades start from £55 p.p. Euro Traveller Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks • Comfortable leather seats and adjustable headrests • Start your journey by checking in online from 24 hours before your flight departs • A warm and attentive service provided by a team of experts and minimise the queues at the airport • Catch up on the latest news with a selection of complimentary newspapers • On selected routes you can pre-select your seat and print your boarding pass • Enjoy complimentary drinks or snacks from the free bar service • If you don’t have online access you can still save time by using a Check-in kiosk* • Breakfast with coffee and tea is served on all European flights at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as • On flights to and from London Heathrow of up to an hour and a half, guests enjoy a Online Check-in complimentary drinks service mid-morning and mid-afternoon • On selected routes you can maximise free time by leaving your baggage at a Bag Drop** allowing you to shop, dine or relax before boarding your flight • Check in from 24 hours up to one hour before departure. For flights from the US, Online Check-in closes two hours before departure *Available on selected routes. **Available at selected airports. In Addition... At certain times of the year our Partners in Air are able to offer excellent upgrade opportunities and reduced rates which can be viewed on our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our Travel Consultants will also discuss these with you at the time of booking. The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2885. 12 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  11. 11. 1 Private Jet Travel The ultimate, effortlessly stylish way to travel… Wherever and whenever you wish to fly, our preferred jet partners provide professional advice and the highest standards of service, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Whether it’s a week-long holiday for the whole family or a birthday celebration with a group of friends, every detail is taken care of – from the moment you book to the moment you return from your trip. As airports get busier and time becomes more precious, private jet travel is becoming increasingly popular amongst our clients and it has never been easier. Not only can 2 you fly to your own personal schedule, but the chances are, you’ll be able to depart from a smaller airport closer to home and land at an airport closer to your destination. 1 Citation Excel 2 Interior of Cessna Sovereign Aircraft are maintained to the highest standards and feature bespoke interiors with all the latest capabilities, while an experienced crew are on-hand to ensure your flight is Private Jet Travel – Prices from: comfortable and relaxed. In addition, private jets ascend quickly and fly above the weather, resulting in a smooth and comfortable flight experience and for those who fly LONDON TO OLBIA (SARDINIA) – £8000 often, or those who fly first class, private jet travel can be extremely cost effective. 2 hours, one way. Citation CJ2 (up to 6 passengers) LONDON TO NICE/CANNES – £7000 A private jet can not only change the way you travel, but it can totally enhance your 1 hour 40 minutes, one way. Citation CJ2 (up to 6 passengers) holiday experience. LONDON TO GENEVA – £5700 1 hour 20 minutes, one way. Citation CJ2 (up to 6 passengers) For more information, or to make a booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01244 897 777. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 13
  12. 12. Elegant Travel: Sea A holiday on the French Riviera is always glamorous, but sailing around its stylish resorts aboard an Elegant Yacht has to be the ultimate way to explore these crystal-clear waters and hidden coves… 14 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  13. 13. European Yachting Holidays When you embark on a yachting holiday with Elegant Resorts you can expect the yacht to be your own for the entirety of the cruise, giving you and your guests the freedom to travel wherever you wish on the French Riviera. During your cruise you’ll dine on a tempting array of delicious cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While for those seeking a truly relaxed experience, massages and beauty treatments can be 1 arranged. Each yacht also sports cutting-edge entertainment systems from DVD players to hi-fis and each comes fully-equipped with wi-fi and internet access. Active guests and families will be delighted to know that whichever yacht you select from our portfolio, you’ll find a wide range of watersports to enjoy – everything from water-skiing to snorkelling, and even jet-skis. There’s also a tender to transport guests to and from the shore, so if you’d like dinner in an exclusive restaurant, a browse among the designer boutiques or a simple stroll along a promenade, you can. Yacht charter can often be daunting, which is why we are happy to offer our own expertise. Our dedicated Travel Consultants are on-hand to assist in the planning of your trip; from where to sail, to all of your on-shore and off-shore requirements. Whether booking dinner reservations or securing port arrangements at the destinations of your choice, we’ll deliver an unparalleled level of service, ensuring you 2 have an effortless and memorable cruise that extends well beyond the boat itself. 4 3 5 Main image Ferretti 780 1 Navetta 30 Elegant Cruising Brochure 2010 2 Benetti Tradition – Jazz 3 Benetti Tradition – Jazz in port Brand new for 2010, our Elegant Cruising Brochure showcases a host of luxury cruise 4 Ferretti 780 options covering the globe. Available from November 2009, to pre-order a personal copy 5 Benetti Tradition – Jazz please call 01244 897 200. Alternatively, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 15
  14. 14. Europe Italy & Islands Cyprus Spain & Islands Greece Portugal & Madeira Turkey NEW France, Monaco & Corsica Croatia & Montenegro NEW Prague & Budapest Europe Combinations Europe has so much to offer – famous coastal resorts, fast-paced cities and a storybook countryside you can visit time and time again and still want to return to. Any of Europe’s destinations are perfect in their own right, but you can always combine some of them to create a truly memorable holiday experience. Why not consider a city and country combination such as Florence and Tuscany or a combination of different beach locations such as Capri and the Amalfi Coast, even two or three of the Aegean islands at the same time... We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 777 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants.
  15. 15. Italy & Islands Italy and her islands offer something for everyone – exclusive beach resorts and sophisticated cities; stunning lakeside hideaways and countryside retreats. Portofino, famous for its idyllic pastel- painted harbour and dotted with stylish yachts, contrasts with the selection of stately resorts of Lake Coma and Lake Garda. For the classic sun-drenched Med there’s the Amalfi Coast (Positano and Ravello) and Sorrento – the centrepiece of Italy’s Adriatic Riveria. Then there are the cities: romantic Venice, lively Rome and elegant Florence – all perfect for weekend breaks, or combining with a coastal or lake holiday. Away from the mainland are the islands: Capri, ‘Playground of the Rich and Famous’, is enchanting, awash with pretty cafés, restaurants and the very best designer boutiques; while the glamorous Costa Smeralda, on Sardinia, is host to some of the world’s most luxurious yachts. And, of course, Sicily – considered one of Italy’s most cosmopolitan destinations and home to a variety of cultural attractions, intriguing towns and dramatic scenery, including Mount Etna. Lake Garda Domestic Airport Lake Como Venice International Airport Portofino Florence Adriatic Sea Corsica Italy Lake Garda Capri Rome Villa Cortine Palace J.K. Place Capri Portofino Capri Palace Hotel & Spa Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare Sicily Ravello Lake Como San Domenico Palace Hotel Sorrento Positano Villa d’Este Verdura Golf Resort & Spa Sardinia Capri Florence Sardinia Villa La Massa Hotel Romazzino Villa San Michele Hotel Pitrizza Hotel Savoy Hotel Cala di Volpe Mediterranean Sea Villa Mangiacane Venice Sorrento Hotel Cipriani Sicily Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Hotel Danieli Hotel Gritti Palace Positano Bauer Il Palazzo Il San Pietro (Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) Le Sirenuse Santa Caterina Rome Hotel De Russie Ravello Hotel Eden Palazzo Sasso St Regis Grand Hotel Hotel Caruso Climate Guide: Italy Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 12 13 15 18 22 26 29 29 26 22 17 13 Rain mm 104 99 86 76 50 33 25 40 81 129 165 122 18
  16. 16. Travel Facts GMT: + 1 to 2 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 2 to 3 hours. Flight Information: British Airways from London Gatwick to Verona, Rome, Naples, Venice, and Catania (Sicily); from London Heathrow to Milan, Venice and Rome. Meridiana from London Gatwick to Florence. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £60 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: Summer is hot, especially in the south. Spring and autumn are mild with fine, sunny weather. Winter in the south is much drier and warmer than in northern and central areas. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 19
  17. 17. ITALY Villa Cortine Palace Lake Garda, Italy It’s difficult to imagine a more romantic location than that of Villa Cortine Palace – a privately- Prices per person in a Junior Suite, including breakfast, from: owned retreat on Lake Garda’s tiny Sirmione peninsula. The scene is set on the approach: Depart 7 nights Extra nights through the winding, cobbled streets of the historic town, up through the gates and into the 9 Apr-11 Jun 10 £1460 £170 fragrant gardens (among northern Italy’s greatest private parks) dotted with fountains, 12 Jun-13 Sep 10 £2075 £255 mature trees and vibrant blooms. The original villa exudes Neo Classical grandeur, 14 Sep-11 Oct 10 £1460 £170 complemented by beautiful paintings, frescoes and furnishings; in contrast, the more Price includes flights from London with British Airways and contemporary wing boasts its own stylish charm – with many of the guest room balconies private car transfers. enjoying views of the lake that inspired Tennyson and Shelley. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Verona Airport – 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £10 to £20 & Suite £30 to £55. Elegant Facts Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • 54 rooms & suites • SPA: In-room treatments available • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Leisure facilities include a heated pool, private pebbled beach, tennis court and watersports • For dining, choose between gourmet cuisine served on a terrace above the lake and a beach bar featuring seafood barbecues • Offering a truly exceptional view, the majestic gardens and stunning fountains lead guests’ eyes down to the shimmering waters of Lake Garda • The lake jetty is only open for a short period in the summer months • The extreme grandeur and opulence of Villa Cortine Palace may be a little daunting for some guests, but the warm welcome from staff will soon make you feel at home • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The village of Sermione is simple yet complex, young yet old, full of life but also silent and contemplative, the ‘Eldorado’ of watersports and a dreamy village in the twilight.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 20 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  18. 18. ITALY Splendido Mare Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare Portofino, Italy With sixty-four beautiful guest rooms and a guest book that reads like a celebrity ‘who’s Hotel Splendido who’, the elegant Hotel Splendido attracts visitors from far and wide. Over the years it has 7 nights from £2890 per person (2 Apr-17 Jun & 12 Sep-23 Oct 10) & acted like a magnet to a fashionable and celebrated clientele, pictures of whom grace the from £3625 (18 Jun-11 Sep 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Sea walls of its lobby. In addition, pretty pathways lead down from Hotel Splendido to the harbour View Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways of Portofino, where sister hotel, Splendido Mare, sits at the heart of the village. Offering and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Genoa Airport – 45 minutes. sixteen rooms and suites, this is the perfect choice for those looking for an intimate retreat. Guests may also take advantage of all the facilities available at Hotel Splendido and a complimentary scheduled bus service runs between them. Splendido Mare 7 nights from £2320 per person (23 Apr-17 Jun & 12 Sep-16 Oct 10) & Elegant Facts from £2835 (18 Jun-11 Sep 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Sea • 64 rooms & suites at Hotel Splendido and 16 at Splendido Mare View Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways • SPA: The Wellness Centre offers a variety of massages and psychophysical therapies and private car transfers. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Genoa Airport – 45 minutes. • Guests of both hotels can relax by the pool, play tennis or work out at Hotel Splendido’s gym • There are two restaurants at Hotel Splendido and one restaurant at Splendido Mare • Food is fabulous and there’s a dining experience for everyone – Hotel Splendido for old-world glamour, or Splendido Mare’s more relaxed and atmospheric restaurant by the port • Rooms at the Hotel Splendido can vary in size so why not splash out and book a balcony or a divine suite? • Guests at both hotels have use of the Splendido’s seawater pool, and although access is via some steep steps, the view makes it worthwhile • Official Star Rating: 5 Star at Hotel Splendido and 4 Star at Splendido Mare Elegant Opinion “For unique experiences, enjoy a romantic sunset cruise with Champagne, on the hotel's private boat or try the olive oil tasting classes on the terrace.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 21
  19. 19. ITALY Villa d’Este Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy Set amid twenty-five acres of Renaissance gardens and wooded parkland, in the village of Prices per person in a Superior Courtyard View Room, Cernobbio, the magnificent Villa d’Este, a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, including breakfast, from: boasts a breathtaking setting alongside the mountain-backed Lake Como. Originally a grand Depart 7 nights Extra nights 16th century private palazzo, it is still home to a plethora of grand salons, tapestried halls 8 Mar-22 Apr 10 £1925 £210 and ceremonial marble staircases. In the baronial bedrooms and suites, and in the more 23 Apr-27 May 10 £2520 £295 intimate trompe l’oeil Queen’s Pavilion, antique furniture, fine artwork and striking statues, 28 May-14 Aug 10 £2580 £305 Como silk furnishings and grand marble bathrooms underscore the magnificent luxury of a 15 Aug-9 Oct 10 £2520 £295 10 Oct-14 Nov 10 £1925 £210 bygone era. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Malpensa Airport – • 152 rooms & suites 50 minutes. • SPA: The Villa D’Este Beauty Centre Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Lakeview £50 • KIDS: The children’s club provides activities all day throughout July and August for to £105, Executive Park/Palatial Lake View Junior Suite £145 to £275 3 to 8-year-olds & Lake View Top Junior Suite £190 to £385. • Facilities include two pools, a kids’ pool and the Sporting Club Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £130. • There are two superb restaurants offering Italian haute cuisine with lake views • The floating swimming pool with built-in Jacuzzi offers guests a wonderful opportunity to Elegant Offer experience Lake Como whilst watching boats leisurely meander by Complimentary Meals • End the day in style by dressing for dinner and enjoying drinks to the sound of the Villa’s Stay 3 nights & receive one complimentary meal. outdoor piano Valid 8 Mar-22 Apr & 10 Oct-14 Nov 10 inclusive. • Not the place for nightlife, but Villa d’Este does offer guests peace, serenity and the opportunity to relax • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “One of Europe’s truly legendary resorts, set on Lake Como, Villa d’Este has been selected by Forbes Traveler 400 as 2009 ‘World’s Best Hotel’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 22 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  20. 20. ITALY Villa La Massa near Florence, Italy A 16th century Medici palazzo on the banks of the Arno River with views out over the Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: legendary Tuscan countryside, Villa La Massa, a member of ‘The Leading Small Hotels of the Depart 3 nights Extra nights World’, is the perfect place to relax or to use as a base for visiting nearby Florence. Set in 26 Mar-7 Apr 10 £1115 £175 twenty-two beautiful acres, Villa La Massa boasts individually-designed rooms in a classic 8-30 Apr 10 £1135 £175 Florentine style, most of them with breathtaking views spread over the original ‘noble’ villa, 1-28 May 10 £1195 £195 the old mill house or the newer, small villa. With its own chapel and the renowned service of 29 May-18 Jul 10 £1250 £215 sister hotel Villa d’Este, this recently refurbished treasure has earned its place on all the right 19 Jul-3 Sep 10 £1195 £195 4-16 Sep 10 £1250 £215 ‘Best Hotel’ lists. 17-26 Sep 10 £1230 £215 27 Sep-17 Oct 10 £1180 £195 Elegant Facts 18 Oct-14 Nov 10 £1115 £175 • 36 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and • SPA: The Treatment Room features a wide selection of treatments and massages private car transfers. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – • Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, tennis nearby, children’s playground 30 minutes. and a complimentary daily shuttle to Florence Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite £15 to • Gourmet Mediterranean and local specialities are served in the restaurant while the wine cellar £60, Suite £65 to £140 & Exclusive Suite £155 to £245. offers regular wine-tastings Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. • Villa La Massa is twenty minutes away from Florence Ponte Vecchio – near enough for guests to explore Florence’s cultural delights, but far enough away to ensure peace and tranquillity • Shuttle buses to the Ponte Vecchio finish early-evening, but guests wishing to explore the nightlife can easily arrange a taxi • While not ideal for guests seeking adventure, this is a true haven for those who wish to relax • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Villa La Massa is a stone’s throw from Florence; a charming, luxurious residence in the peaceful Tuscan countryside.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 23
  21. 21. ITALY Villa San Michele near Florence, Italy A 15th century Franciscan monastery with amazing views of Florence and boasting a façade Prices per person in a Superior Room, including breakfast, from: by Michelangelo – there can be no more quintessential Italian experience, especially if you Depart 3 nights Extra nights opt for the Michelangelo Suite, the Old Chapel or the new Garden Suites. Villa San Michele, 1-7 Apr 10 £1415 £325 fully restored by Orient-Express Hotels and voted one of the world’s most beautiful, promises 8-29 Apr 10 £1430 £325 a rare experience indeed. And Chianti, the Medici Villas, San Gimignano, Siena, the 30 Apr-10 Jul 10 £1590 £375 breathtaking Tuscan countryside with its picture-book villages and, of course, the 11 Jul-9 Sep 10 £1430 £325 Renaissance splendour of Florence, with its museums, churches, art galleries and designer 10-16 Sep 10 £1590 £375 17 Sep-2 Oct 10 £1570 £375 shopping, are all on your doorstep. 3 Oct-13 Nov 10 £1415 £325 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and private car transfers. • 46 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – • SPA: For pampering, there’s a selection of in-room massages available 30 minutes. • KIDS: Children welcome Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £35 to • Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, a gym, mountain bikes and nearby golf £40, Superior Junior Suite £125 to £150 & Suite £495 to £575. • Sumptuous Tuscan dishes, the delightful sounds of the grand piano and spectacular views Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. over Florence from the terrace, make dining here an experience not to be missed • Sun-worshippers will adore the third terrace which comes complete with loungers, Elegant Offer breathtaking views and – if it gets too hot – a swimming pool with lush olive trees for shade Complimentary Night • While not located in central Florence, this stunning hillside hotel provides a twelve-minute, Stay 4 for 3. complimentary shuttle bus to the historical city centre Valid 1 Apr-13 Nov 10 inclusive. • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Don’t leave without learning the secrets of Italian cuisine at the hotel’s cookery school, where hands-on lessons are taught by famous chefs.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 24 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  22. 22. ITALY Hotel Savoy Florence, Italy Located on Florence’s historic Piazza della Repubblica, Hotel Savoy is the ideal base from Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: which to enjoy the attractions of this beautiful city. Styled by Olga Polizzi, its elegant décor Depart 3 nights Extra nights combines contemporary Italian with neutral tones, rich fabrics, fashionable sculptures and 5 Jan-28 Feb 10 £955 £145 quirky images of shoes, paying homage to the city’s renowned designers. All rooms are 1 Mar-30 Apr 10 £965 £190 designed for maximum comfort, from deep beds encased in crisp linen, to classic marble 1 May-30 Jun 10 £1055 £220 bathrooms complete with Rocco Forte amenities – while five luxurious suites range from the 1-31 Jul 10 £965 £190 top-floor Suite Brunelleschi complete with its own steam room, to the highly prestigious Suite 1-31 Aug 10 £835 £145 1-12 Sep 10 £965 £190 Repubblica on the original ‘noble floor’. 13 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1055 £220 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £835 £145 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and • 102 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: Two spa suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – • KIDS: Extremely family-friendly, the hotel offers an excellent children’s programme, a range of 20 minutes. equipment for youngsters and even child-friendly menus in the restaurant Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive Room £30 • Facilities include a fitness centre to £35, Studio Room £90 to £110 & Classic Suite £180 To £220. • The restaurant features renowned Tuscan cuisine and alfresco dining in summer Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. • Guests can explore the wonders of Florence during the day, then sit on their private balcony and watch the world go by at night, thanks to the hotel’s prime location Elegant Offer • The L’Incontro Bar offers a range of unforgettable drinks and cocktails which can be enjoyed Complimentary Night overlooking the Piazza della Repubblica Stay 3 for 2. Valid 1 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Jul-12 Sep 10 inclusive. • Perhaps not ideal for adventurous travellers, Florence is, however, a haven for lovers of culture, history and art, and the hotel staff are extremely knowledgeable • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “There is no better place than the outside terrace of L’Incontro Bar & Restaurant to capture Florence’s cosmopolitan atmosphere.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 25
  23. 23. ITALY NEW Villa Mangiacane Florence, Italy Nestled on a six-hundred-acre private estate in the stunning winemaking region of Chianti Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: Classico, Villa Mangiacane is the proud producer of four award-winning wines and a Depart 7 nights Extra nights distinctive olive oil of its own. The magnificent property, built by the Machiavelli family in the 12 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1405 £125 15th century, and its beautiful sculpture-filled gardens boast beautiful vistas across the 1 May-30 Sep 10 £1715 £170 Tuscan countryside towards Florence, which is just twelve kilometres away. Steeped in art, 1 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1405 £125 history and culture, the main house is filled with original Renaissance art and has the feel of Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and a private home. All guest rooms are individually designed and are split between the main villa private car transfers. and the exclusive vineyard villa where suites have private plunge pools. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – 25 minutes. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £30 to £45, Junior Suite £150 to £160 & Terrace Suite £230 to £285. • 26 rooms & suites Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. • SPA: The Nadushka Spa has three uniquely decorated private treatment rooms • KIDS: Children of all ages welcome • Leisure facilities include three swimming pools, beautiful gardens to relax in and tours of the vineyards • Dinners are served in the Villa Mangiacane Restaurant while lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the Herbal Garden during the summer months • Learn to cook Tuscan fare with the chef and lunch on the dishes with Villa Mangiacane wines • Explore towns and cities of cultural and artistic significance including Florence (there is a complimentary shuttle to and from the villa), San Gimignano, Arezzo and Siena • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “For wine and olive lovers, take a stroll through the vineyards and olive groves and organise a wine-tasting of the Villa Mangiacane wines and olive oil.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 26 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  24. 24. ITALY Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Sorrento, Italy With its cliff-side setting and glorious views across the shimmering Bay of Naples towards Prices per person in a Classic Garden View Room, Mount Vesuvius, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has been owned by the same family since including breakfast, from: 1834. Surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens and a private five-acre citrus grove, it provides Depart 7 nights Extra nights guests with a genuine sense of peace and tranquillity despite its location, just off the main 7 Jan-30 Apr 10 £1185 £125 square of the delightful town of Sorrento where guests may take the public hydrofoil for 1 May-31 Oct 10 £1495 £170 excursions to Capri, Ischia and Naples. Each luxurious guest room or suite has a marble 1 Nov-21 Dec 10 £1185 £125 bathroom, elaborate furnishings and terrace views over either the wonderful bay or the lovely Price includes flights from London with British Airways lush gardens. and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, Elegant Facts 10 minutes. • 98 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Classic Sea View Room £25 to £35, Deluxe Sea View Room £60 to £80 & Suite Degli • SPA: The holistic centre, Boutique Spa La Serra, located in the hotel’s garden, offers a range of Aranci £75 to £105. exquisite rituals and treatments performed by experienced practitioners Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • KIDS: Children welcome • Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, solarium and private park • For dining, guests have real choice, from menus – local delicacies or haute cuisine – to dining venues – the beautiful frescoed ceilings and Art Deco furnishings of the Ristorante Vittoria or the spectacular terrace overlooking the bay in the Terrazza Bousquet • The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria certainly lives up to its name and offers true opulence and splendour throughout its charming historical buildings complete with elaborate furnishings • Although there are some family-friendly facilities, most guests will feel that the peace and romantic ambience of the hotel is better suited to those seeking a quiet and relaxing break • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The most romantic location in town. Don’t miss the spectacular sunset while sipping the ‘Sorrento mon amour’ cocktail on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 27
  25. 25. ITALY II San Pietro Positano, Italy On a coastline renowned for its dramatic scenery, none can boast a setting quite so dramatic Prices per person in a Standard Room, including breakfast, from: as that of Il San Pietro. Perched atop a rocky Amalfi promontory, this family-owned hotel has Depart 7 nights Extra nights been described as an architectural wonder. With such a setting comes glorious vistas of 1-9 Apr 10 £1810 £215 Praiano, Li Galli, the imposing Lattari mountains and along the coast to Capri – plus the 10-13 Apr 10 £2270 £280 hotel’s world-famous view of Positano. Enjoy the fabulous views from the guest rooms, the 14-23 Apr 10 £1810 £215 dining area and the terraced tropical gardens that cascade down the rocks to the quiet cove 24 Apr-18 Oct 10 £2270 £280 below – which can be accessed in seconds from the lobby via the lift which is carved into 19 Oct-2 Nov 10 £1810 £215 the rocks. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, 20 minutes. • 62 rooms Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £40 to • SPA: The beauty centre and Hammam offers a wide choice of pampering treatments £55, Junior Special £90 to £105 & Premier Special £245 to £380. • KIDS: The hotel welcomes children aged 10 years old and over Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • Facilities include an outdoor pool, private beach, sundeck, fitness centre, spa, tennis, water-skiing, scuba-diving and a 24-hour shuttle service to and from Positano • The Michelin Star restaurant combines traditional southern Italian haute cuisine • Offering some of the finest food in the region, Il San Pietro’s fabulous restaurants are something special • Explore the coast, stop in a secluded cove and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, all courtesy of Il San Pietro’s complimentary two-hour boat trip (June to September daily except on Sunday) • Not for those seeking bars and clubs, Il San Pietro is a quiet hotel, especially in the evenings • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Chef Vanlangenaeker’s dishes are a treat for the eyes. If you regard presentation as one of the important culinary arts, you will be overjoyed at what is brought to your table at Il San Pietro.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 28 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  26. 26. ITALY Le Sirenuse Positano, Italy With its prime position in the heart of Positano, the multi-award-winning Le Sirenuse is the Prices per person in a Partial Sea View Room, perfect place in which to soak up the atmosphere of this famous Amalfi Coast town. including breakfast, from: Originally an 18th century noble’s summer residence, and still privately-owned, this five-star Depart 7 nights Extra nights hotel has retained its luxurious elegance and intimate European charm, with period antiques 28 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1880 £225 and works of art scattered throughout. Decorated in a classic Italian style, all guest rooms 1 May-18 Oct 10 £2595 £325 include a Jacuzzi and most have a balcony from which to enjoy the fabulous views of the 19-31 Oct 10 £1880 £225 sea, the beach, the Baroque village climbing the hillside opposite, and the sinuous profile of Price includes flights from London with British Airways and the Islands of the Sirens on the horizon. private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, Elegant Facts 15 minutes. • 63 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Sea View Room £80 • SPA: The Aveda Concept Spa offers a range of treatments and aromatherapy massages to £105, Superior Junior Suite £135 to £285 & Special Junior Suite £185 to £450. • KIDS: Children under 6 years old are not allowed from May to Spetember. In March, April and Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. October, children under 6 years old are welcome, but are not permitted at the restaurant for dinner or by the pool • Leisure facilities include a heated pool, gym and complimentary excursions on the hotel’s fishing boat • Dining venues offering gourmet cuisine include the alfresco Champagne & Oyster Bar • Guests can relax on the sumptuous sun loungers around the beautiful swimming pool and take in the citrus scent of the perfectly-placed lemon trees • The romantic atmosphere created by over 400 lit candles, the expansive views and the Neapolitan-influenced menu ensure that dining here is a very special experience • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “The secret treasures of Positano are its lovely mountain paths in the hills surrounding the village. Book a guide to take you for a half day excursion along the ‘path of the Gods’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 29
  27. 27. ITALY Santa Caterina Amalfi, Italy Nestled amongst dramatic cliffs, Santa Caterina boasts extensive views over this stretch of Prices per person in a Standard Room with Side Sea View, beautiful coastline yet is just a few minutes drive from Amalfi. A number of naturally- including breakfast, from: landscaped terraces step down from the hotel to its private beach, where the cool azure Depart 7 nights Extra nights waters of the Mediterranean lap seductively. Most of the elegantly designed guest rooms and 4 Jan-1 Apr 10 £1150 £120 suites have their own personal balconies and terraces, which combine with antique 2-5 Apr 10 £1480 £165 furnishings and hand-painted tiles to create something very special. It’s perhaps no surprise 6-22 Apr 10 £1150 £120 then that Santa Caterina was included in Travel + Leisure Europe’s ‘Fifty Best Places to Stay’ 23 Apr-20 May 10 £1480 £165 21 May-2 Oct 10 £1725 £195 2007 and Condé Nast Traveler USA’s ‘Gold List’ 2007. 3-23 Oct 10 £1480 £165 24 Oct-29 Dec 10 £1150 £120 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 66 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: The spa and wellness centre offers a range of massages and cosmetic treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally 30 minutes • Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis and a boutique Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Sea View • Superb award-winning cuisine is available at the two restaurants Room £45 to £110, Junior Suite Sea View £80 to £165 & Sea View • Guests may use one of two elevators cut into the rock to access the magical beach club, Executive Junior Suite £140 to £275. where they can soak up the Mediterranean sun or swim in the crystal clear waters Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • Located amongst the fragrant lemon and orange groves, the Chalet Giuletta and Romeo’s picturesque round terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner whilst watching the sun set • Although a few minutes away from the centre of Amalfi, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service so guests can explore • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The charm of the Amalfi Coast is such that it may be appreciated throughout the year, whatever the season.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 30 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  28. 28. ITALY Palazzo Sasso Ravello, Italy When it comes to views, few could vie with Palazzo Sasso’s. Thanks to its extraordinary Prices per person in a King Mountainside Room, position, perched high on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast one thousand feet above the including breakfast, from: Mediterranean, they are omnipresent – from the terrace, from the pool, even from the Depart 5 nights Extra nights alfresco fitness area. Add to this the inherent charm of this historic villa – the original 1-30 Apr 10 £1170 £170 Renaissance features contrasting with the eclectic modern art for sale in the bar; the 1 May-14 Oct 10 £1385 £215 handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets, brass accessories and 19th century furniture complemented by Bvlgari amenities and Frette bed linen in the guest rooms, and the two Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Michelin Star restaurant – and you have one of the Amalfi Coast’s finest hotels. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, 15 minutes. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Mountainside • 43 rooms & suites Room £20 to £25, King Sea View Room £80 to £95 & Superior Junior • SPA: Full service spa Suite with Sea View & Terrace £295 to £370. Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Leisure facilities include a heated pool and alfresco fitness area • The two dining venues serve the very best regional dishes in a candlelit setting or on the fabulous terrace which boasts spectacular views • The pianist at the Caffé dell’Arte adds to the romantic ambience, and with a choice of mouthwatering cocktails and indulgent liqueurs it’s the perfect place to spend an evening • Unwind in one of Palazzo Sasso’s two Jacuzzis and enjoy views across the Amalfi Coast • Not for those seeking nightlife, this hotel is perfect for quieter and more relaxing holidays • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Situated on the clifftop of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is a very important historical and cultural centre. Among the various places of outstanding interest are Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Famous classical music concerts are held on a stage over- hanging the sea from July to October.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 31
  29. 29. ITALY Hotel Caruso Ravello, Italy The Amalfi Coast is world-renowned for its spectacular vistas – and the Orient-Express Prices per person in a Village View Room, property, Hotel Caruso in Ravello is no exception as it perches on a clifftop, 1000ft high including breakfast, from: above the Mediterranean. Add in lemon groves, lush vineyards and hanging gardens Depart 5 nights Extra nights plunging down to the sea, and the setting alone explains why its guests have been drawn to 1 Apr-13 May 10 £1530 £245 this 11th century palazzo over the years. Down narrow alleys, past stone lions guarding the 14 May-9 Oct 10 £1840 £305 entrance, you are welcomed by the sight of an enormous fireplace, 18th century frescoes 10 Oct-6 Nov 10 £1530 £245 and a park filled with pergolas. Just forty-eight rooms and suites, many with a sea view and Price includes flights from London with British Airways and garden, maintain a ‘private home’ atmosphere. private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, Elegant Facts 30 minutes. • 48 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £75 to £90, Superior Junior Suite £170 to £235 & Superior Suite £345 • SPA: Wellness centre to £450. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • Nestled high in the cliffs and offering fabulous views, the infinity pool is simply spectacular and there’s also an open-air gym Elegant Offer • Guests can dine in either of Hotel Caruso’s restaurants, or else choose to sample the superb menu and wine list from the privacy of their own terrace Complimentary Night • Panoramic views from the spacious living room and bedroom, and access to the tranquillity Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Apr-30 Jun & 1 Sep-7 Nov 10 inclusive. and peace of the terrace and private garden, make paying a little extra for the Exclusive Suite well worth it • Its clifftop location may mean some guests find the journey down to the town of Ravello steep, but a regular shuttle service is available • Although amongst our more expensive hotels, it’s hugely popular with discerning guests who appreciate excellence • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Explore the splendours of the Amalfi Coast with the hotel’s daily complimentary boat excursions and shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 32 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  32. 32. ITALY Capri Palace Hotel & Spa Capri, Italy Forget a room with a view: this is an entire palace with a view, reminiscent of the Prices per person in a Classic Hillside Room, Mediterranean palaces of the 18th century – cool, cream-coloured floors, columns and including breakfast, from: vaulted ceilings, antique artefacts and a fabulous collection of modern art. And every room Depart 7 nights Extra nights and suite (many with private pool and garden) enjoys breathtaking views over the islands of 1-28 Apr 10 £1285 £140 Ischia and Procida and the Gulf of Naples, or the hills of Mount Solaro. It’s well worth 29 Apr-30 Sep 10 £1710 £195 exploring the charming village or surrounding seas on one of the hotel’s yachts. Then head 1-31 Oct 10 £1285 £140 back to the hotel, enjoy a relaxing treatment in the superb spa and take up position as the Price includes flights from London with British Airways, hydrofoil/ferry sun sets over the bay and the lights start to twinkle below. and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 2 hours. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Seaside Room £160 to £210, Seaside Junior Suite £275 to £380 & Art Suite £525 • 78 rooms & suites to £710. • SPA: The Capri Beauty Farm offers a range of soothing treatments Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • KIDS: During the months of June, July and August, children over 10 years of age are allowed • Located in the centre of bustling Anacapri, facilities include a swimming pool and Elegant Offer complimentary access to Il Riccio beach club Complimentary Night • L’Olivo, the only two Michelin Star restaurant on the island, is complemented with over 1000 Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Apr-15 May & 1 Oct-31 Oct 10 inclusive. labels of fine wine • With wonderful works of art and a resident pianist and vocalist, the Artist’s Bar is the perfect place to spend a romantic evening • Enjoy private excursions and explore Capri’s beautiful coastline courtesy of the hotel’s collection of sea craft – from motorboats to a fabulous teak wood sailing boat • While the hotel is located a short drive away from Capri, this does mean it’s tranquil • The Michelin-starred restaurant may be a little formal for some, however the excellent ll Mosaico poolside bar and Il Riccio Restaurant & beach club offer a more casual ambience • Dining can be very expensive here, but it is mouthwatering • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “For total star treatment, stay in the Suite dedicated to Maria Callas, dip into your private pool or sail around the island and enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 35

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