Warning: Not all star ratings are equal.  There is no one official system for rating accommodations.  Ratings differ between hotel companies, countries and tour/package suppliers.  Keep in mind your desires and budget will help us select the right hotels for you.  

Luxury Travel Accommodations EuropeHotel Considerations

  • On site services such as restaurant, bar, gym, spa, etc.
  • Doorman service, valet parking, concierge, room service, turndown service, 
  • Reception hours of operation and availability of multilingual staff, lobby with seating and beverage service
  • Room with seating/work area/room, couch or upholstered chair, separate bath and shower
  • Safe, mini-bar,, Internet access in the room/Wifi, bathrobe/slippers, personal care/bath products
  • Personalized greeting from staff, welcome amenities such as flowers, fruit, or wine
  • Location/accessibility to sights, transportation, entertainments, restaurants and room size and location
  • Quality/types of linens, towels, floor coverings, furniture, fixtures
  • Layout, recent renovations and decor

Favorite Hotels

  • Caribbean – St. Lucia: Ladera; Jamaica –Half Moon
  • Italy: Rome-Rose Garden Palace; Venice – Savoia and Jolanda
  • France – Victoria Palace
  • England – London – Reubens at the Palace
  • South Africa – Gaansbai – Grootbos
  • New Zealand – Marlborough Sound: Bay of Many Coves