Long haul
Long haul
Did you know that Americans consider a long haul flight to be anything over 4 hours, whilst in the UK it is a far more adventurous 7 hours? Whatever your definition, a longer flight-time can open up a whole new world of excitement and exotic destinations to you. Couple that with duty-free shopping, some of the best equipped planes and all the latest blockbusters to watch from the comfort of your seat and there really is no excuse for not venturing further afield.

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Shangri-La

Bangkok, Thailand

*****

The 5-star Shangri-La, with its river views and lush gardens, sits close to the Thai capital yet manages to remain a tropical retreat of peaceful serenity. Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and next to the skytrain station, the Shangri-La is the perfect hub from which to explore this wonderful city.

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11424 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £89 pp/pn

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Lancaster

Bangkok, Thailand

*****

A luxurious sanctuary, centrally situated, the Lancaster provides part Thai-colonial experience, part Impeccable hospitality. Following a day of exploring the city, why not cool down in the rooftop pool or relax at the comprehensive spa.

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621 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £47 pp/pn

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Rembrandt

Bangkok, Thailand

****

At the heart of Bangkok, close to many transport options including the Skytrain Station, this excellent-valued hotel is surrounded by street markets and shops and just a short stroll from the bustling Sukhumvit Road

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5587 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £29 pp/pn

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

Sydney, Australia

*****

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2423 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1740pp

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Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar

Sydney, Australia

****

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932 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £736pp

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Capitol Square Hotel

Sydney, Australia

***

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617 Reviews

Ideal for: Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £531pp

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Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Minato, Tokyo, Japan

*****

Enjoy the best views of the city, with a stay in downtown Tokyo in its tallest building. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the skyline, which could include anything from Tokyo Tower to Mount. Fuji. Discover luxury amenities, including a whole floor dedicated to health and wellness.

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2136 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Single travellers

Price from: £960pr/pn

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Hotel East 21 Tokyo

Koto, Tokyo, Japan

****

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing oasis within the centre of the city, with Hotel East 21. Modern guest rooms, designed with the natural warmth of woods, are designed with your comfort in mind, and offer numerous free amenities and high speed wifi. The hotel also provides a handy foreign currency machine on site for your convenience.

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962 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1095 / 2 adults

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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

***

If you like your hotels quirky and in the thick of the action, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is the perfect choice for you. Built onto the side of the Shinjuku Koma theatre, the hotel provides convenience, efficiency and comfort at the heart of the Shinjuku district. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, why not consider staying the the Godzilla room for a truly unique experience!

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2209 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £90pp

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Coronado Springs

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

***

Close to the Animal Kingdom Resort Area of the Walt Disney theme-park, relive the romance of Spanish Colonial Mexico at this enchanting hotel. From brightly coloured casitas to rustic ranchos, each unique accommodation provides its own welcoming home away from home.

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7354 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1119

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Waldorf Astoria

Orlando, Florida, USA

*****

At Waldorf Astoria Orlando, you’ll make as many magical memories in their resort as you will in the world-famous theme-parks that are right on its doorstep! A serene oasis nestled within a breath-taking 480 acre nature reserve, this perfectly placed hotel also provides a fantastic set of resort amenities.

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5512 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £999

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Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Orlando, Florida, USA

*****

Situated in the heart of the Universal Orlando theme parks, enjoy the perks of rock ‘n’ roll royalty with a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel - where you’ll receive exclusive guest benefits on your park visits.

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10954 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1039

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The Grove Resort & Spa

Winter Garden, Florida, USA

****

Located just a few minutes away from Walt Disney World, the Grove Resort & Spa ensures you have all Orlando’s world famous attractions and theme parks close at hand. Offering free transportation to Disney, its own Safari Water Park and kids’ pools, and a variety of restaurant’s and bars, the Grove Resort is also a short walk from the western edge of Kissimmee.

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1138 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £789

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Loews Sapphire Falls

Orlando, Florida, USA

****

Loews Sapphire Falls is an onsite Universal Hotel, featuring amazing recreation facilities, exclusive guest benefits, as well as the convenience of staying at the heart of the Universal Orlando theme parks. Loews Sapphire Falls transports guest to a paradise in the heart of the tropics, with blue waterfalls cascading over the lush grounds.

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5212 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £799

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Pop Century

Kissimmee, Florida, USA

***

You can relive all the fun and fashions of the 20th century in this unique Disney Resort Hotel. It celebrates the century in all its colourful glory from giant jukeboxes to yoyos, covering the classic years from the 1950’s -1990’s.

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12161 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £789

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Cabana Bay

Orlando, Florida, USA

***

Enjoy the retro fun of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, featuring amazing recreation, exclusive guest benefits and the convenience of staying at the heart of the Universal Orlando theme parks. Stay in rooms brilliantly designed for both affordability and fun.

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21088 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £689

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Rosen Inn International

Orlando, Florida, USA

***

Situated on International Drive in the middle of the top attractions, the Rosen Inn international is just minutes away from world-famous entertainment and shopping. An affordable option, it offers comforts such as free wifi and free parking, two outdoor pools, fitness centre and video arcade room.

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7758 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £569

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One & Only Palm

West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, One & Only Palm, Dubai

*****

Situated grandly on Dubai’s sandy archipelago is this luxury retreat sought by only the most discerning of travellers. Surrounded by clear waters and perfect sand, with an intoxicating cityscape beckoning nearby, the Only & Only Palm is the most intimate of beachfront resorts.

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1619 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups

Price from: £1089pp

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Marco Polo

Al Muteena Street, Marco Polo, Dubai

****

Close to historic Dubai Creek, the popular gold and spice souk, and just a few minutes away from both the airport and metro stations, the Marco Polo Hotel is conveniently placed as a base for your adventures.

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898 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £825pp

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Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills

Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

***

Located close to many of Hollywood’s most famous attractions, the Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills Hotel is perfectly situated to offer the perfect holiday for all the family. Rodeo Drive for the shoppers, Dodger Stadium for sports lovers, Universal Studios and Disneyland for the kids and the thrill-seekers.

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1498 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £89

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Anaheim Majestic Gardens

Anaheim, Los Angeles, USA

****

Anaheim is filled to busting with hotel options, mainly because of a certain theme park. If Disneyland is your primary visit for being in Anaheim, this hotel is perfect for you. The castle-themed Majestic Garden Hotel is just half-mile away from the Disney resort and offers a free shuttle from the hotel.

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2148 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £48

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Beverly Wilshire – A Four Seasons Hotel

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA

*****

Just steps from Rodeo Drive, this legendary Hollywood landmark offers the gold-standard for accommodation in Hollywood. The Beverly Wilshire, which featured in hit movie Pretty Woman, offers award-winning spa treatments, Michelin-starred cuisine, a swimming pool modelled after Sophia Loren’s 16th century Roman villa and bedroom-views of the Hollywood Hills.

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2516 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Single travellers

Price from: £273

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The Queen Mary

Long Beach, Los Angeles, USA

***

A truly one-of-a-kind hotel experience, the Queen Mary hotel offers a glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30s to 50s. Authentic polished wood panelling, original artwork, operable portholes... it is unlike any other Southern California hotel.

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7726 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £60pp/pn

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Sandals Barbados

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados, Caribbean

*****

Overlooking the Caribbean coast, this all-inclusive, adults-only resort is situated in the lively St. Lawrence Gap area, full of local attractions and nightly hotspots, and is 3.5 km from the Garrison Savannah racetrack. Sandals Barbados features world-class cuisine, offers an elite butler service and Barbados’ largest and longest lagoon poll.

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4299 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples

Price from: £2180.70

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Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali

Nusa Dua, Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali, Bali

****

In the resort area of Nusa Dua, in southern Bali, the Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali has breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Just 25 minutes away from the airport, this beautiful resort is also walking distance from many shops and stores so you don’t even have to go far for nibbles or souvenirs!

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5044 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1499

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The St Regis Bali Resort

Nusa Dua, The St Regis Bali Resort, Bali

*****

St. Regis Bali Resort is a spectacular destination, radiating beachfront elegance and offering private suites and villas with direct access to the finest white sand beach in Nusa Dua. Winning multiple awards for its location, facilities and services, and offering a truly indulgent gastronomic experience, be won over by the understated Balinese-inspired luxury.

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2315 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1975

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Tijili Seminyak

Seminyak, Tijili Seminyak, Bali

****

A careful combination of trendy and traditional, Tijili Seminyak is as varied and interesting as the people who choose to stay there. Their unique blend of traditional and trendy is what gives Tijili Seminyak its charm, whilst the facilities and its location make it an ideal choice for the traveller keen on getting the most out of their budget.

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814 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £48

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Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens

Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

***

Sunsquare Cape Town offers a great value stay, deep in the heart of Cape Town, with views of Table Mountain and the city. It features an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre, whilst the restaurant offers an a la carte menue that guests can enjoy on the terrace.

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641 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £55 pp/pn

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Sofitel Hotel Viaduct Harbour Auckland

Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

*****

Located in the heart of Auckland, the Sofitel Viaduct Harbour Hotel offers a unique maritime experience as well as some of the best panoramic waterfront views of Waitemata Harbour. All luxury bedrooms and suites have floor to ceiling windows, oversize bathrooms with rain showers, and private Juliet balconies.

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3433 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £190

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SkyCity Hotel Auckland

Corner Victoria, Auckland, New Zealand

****

Experience the bst of the city from SkyCity, the ‘premier entertainment destination’ at the heart of Auckland’s central business district. Enjoy the thrill of their world-class casino, complete with table games and gaming machines. Take in the breathtaking 360 degree view of the ‘City of Sails’ from the top of the 328m tall Sky Tower.

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2437 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £81

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Onetangi Beach Apartments

Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

****

Perfectly located next to the white sands and safe swimming waters of Onetangi beach, enjoy this oasis of luxury on Waiheke Island. Close to a selection of restaurants and bars, walking trails and the local golf club, with a bus stop on the doorstep, escapism has never been so accessible.

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246 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups

Price from: £77

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The Bond Place

Toronto, Canada

***

Stationed in the centre of Toronto, submerse yourself in Toronto life from this convenient location. Just a short walk from downtown and the Eaton centre, and with its own restaurant on-site, you’ll find the Bond Place Hotel provides everything you’ll need at a very reasonable rate.

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3125 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £97

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The Chelsea Hotel

Downtown, Toronto, Canada

***

Close to a subway station for easy access across the city, the Chelsea Hotel offers its visitors fabulous dining options as well as a fitness centre, 2 indoor pools and a hot tub. You’ll find Toronto’s entertainment district just 15 minutes walk away, and the Art Gallery and museums even closer.

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8117 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £124

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Novotel Toronto Centre

St. Lawrence, Toronto, Canada

****

In the heart of Toronto’s St. Lawrence neighbourhood, relax in one of Novotel’s spacious and contemporary rooms. Start your day with breakfast at the classy Cafe Nicole, whilst a nightcap at the elegant lobby bar is the perfect way to finish it.

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417 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £126

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The Ritz-Carlton

Toronto, Canada

*****

Experience the city of Toronto from the height of luxury, with a hotel famous for its exceptional dining, art collection and European spa. Set in the heart of downtown, retreat from the buzz of the city and enjoy cocktails overlooking the iconic CN Tower from the hotel’s terrace.

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1964 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Single travellers

Price from: £369

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Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Ipanema

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*****

Overlooking the world famous Ipanema Beach, the Sofitel perfectly combines the elegance of a Rio home with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the most visited city on the southern hemisphere. Boasting comfortable rooms with a sophisticated decor, a restaurant renowned for its haute cuisines, a spa, rooftop pool and fitness areas, it also allows for breathtaking views across Morro Dois Irmaos.

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2300 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Single travellers

Price from: £151 pp/pn

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Arena Leme

Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

****

A modern and sophisticated hotel in one of the city’s quietest neighbourhoods, the Arena Leme is just a short stroll away from vibrant restaurants, outdoor cafes and the famous colourful boardwalk kiosks of Copacabana beach. Local attractions include the Fort and Caminho dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s Way), as well as the charming architecture and welcoming family-friendly atmosphere that Rio is known for.

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873 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £92 pp/pn

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Waves Hotel & Spa By Elegant Hotels

St James, Barbados, Caribbean

****

The ultimate in all-inclusive escapes, Waves Hotel and Spa offers everything to relax the mind and body. The first boutique hotel on the island, the spa area is adults-only, and – depending on your length of stay – you’ll enjoy a complimentary spa treatment during your stay.

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688 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £2469pp

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Butterfly Beach Hotel

St James, Barbados, Caribbean

***

Butterfly Beach Hotel, located on the vibrant South Coast of Barbados, offers couples and families excellent value for money in a fantastic oceanfront setting with access to two white sand beaches. With a mixture of island-view and ocean-view Studios and Apartments, there's accommodation to suit every party size and budget.

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1962 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1469pp

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Windsor Copa

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

***

Perfectly placed within walking distance of Copacabana’s famous beach and the subway, the Windsor Copa offers a superb location for making a base to explore Brazil’s second-biggest city. Bursting with culture and with a deep sense of history, Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city on the Southern Hemisphere which makes it a must for every traveller.

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1169 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £56 pp/pn

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Sunscape Splash Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean

****

Offering amazing views over the sandy beaches and turquoise waters, this hotel is a great base for families, friends and couples. This hotel offers both thrills and relaxation throughout.

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7737 Reviews

Ideal for: Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1079 pp

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Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

Lucea, Jamaica, Caribbean

*****

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa overlooks glistening white shores with warm Caribbean seas. The hotel’s grand architecture embodies the vast natural environment, incorporating one of the largest pools in the Caribbean along with spacious grounds, providing a splendid experience. Its large, open terraces and roomy dining areas combine contemporary style with ancient architectural elements.

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10387 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups

Price from: £1171 pp

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Clubhotel RIU Negril

Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean

****

This hotel in Negril, Jamaica has over 400 rooms in 4 independent buildings, offering you maximum comfort. In its rooms you will find satellite TV, air conditioning, a safe and a minibar with a drink dispenser, as well as many other amenities. In addition, all of the rooms have a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the impressive views from the Hotel Riu Negril.

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6718 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Single travellers

Price from: £735 pp

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Bellagio

Las Vegas, USA

*****

The Bellagio is one of the most iconic and memorable hotels in Las Vegas. From it’s infamous Lake Bellagio with awe-inspiring dancing fountains that explode up into the sky in perfect timing to music, to the beauty and elegance of every room which makes it a popular choice to film and feature in many hit movies.

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21519 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £710

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The Venetian

Las Vegas, USA

*****

The Venetian is a luxury, Italian oasis in the heart of Las Vegas. It’s easy to almost forget you’re in Las Vegas at all and get lost in the beauty of the Italian inspired world of The Venetian.

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29958 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Single travellers

Price from: £580

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Luxor

Las Vegas, USA

****

Situated in a prime position on the Las Vegas strip, the Luxor hotel is one of the most recognisable in Las Vegas. It stands out with its unique pyramid shape and striking light beam that pierces through the Las Vegas skyline and up into the sky. The hotel is situated between the Mandalay Bay and Excalibur hotels, giving it a great location from which to explore and enjoy the city that never sleeps.

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41523 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £475

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Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico

*****

Live the life of a rock star at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya - Hacienda. A playground for those who love nothing more than indulging. Younger rockers can join the fun at the kids' club and The Cavern™ teen's lounge is a great place to make new friends. On top of that, the WOODWARD lifestyle sports centre is an adventurer's dream, with trampolines, foam pits, a ninja assault course and much more.

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13842 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups

Price from: £1478 pp

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RIU Palace Riviera Maya

Playacar, RIU Palace Riviera Maya, Mexico

*****

The RIU Palace Riviera Maya has been built on a spectacular stretch of the beautiful white sandy beach of Playacar in Mexico, and is just 2.5 km from Playa del Carmen surrounded by tropical palm trees and only 5 minutes from the city centre. The luxury Palace is fully equipped for tourists and offers an excellent range of entertainment for adults and children.

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6439 Reviews

Ideal for: Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £1061 pp

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