Luxury City Breaks in Europe
Our selection of the best luxury city breaks in Europe combines some serious pampering with a few days exploring the cultural attractions of an exciting new destination. Here are our top picks of the best 5* Hotels for a relaxing few days away, go on treat yourself!
The NH Barbizon Palace in Amsterdam
Stay at the 5* NH Barbizon Palace in Amsterdam for a taste of the high life. This gorgeous hotel is located 5 mins from iconic Dam Square, home of the Royal Palace, right in the heart of the city. It’s the perfect base for exploring the pretty canals, museums, bars and cafes that Amsterdam is famous for. A short walk from the hotel, you’ll discover the Anne Frank house, or you can hop on the tram to visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Heineken Brewery.
While the hotel is contemporary in design, it’s part of a group of buildings dating back to the 17th century. This connection with the past offers guests an impressive entrance hall with high ceilings and marble pillars. The luxurious rooms, all with a generous en-suite, ooze comfort and style. Eat at the fine Mediterranean restaurant recommended by both the Michelin travel guide and GaultMillau. Find out more about this luxury Amsterdam break.
Grandior Hotel Prague
The 5* Grandior Hotel in Prague is perfectly situated right in the heart of the old town, where you can easily stroll through the cobbled streets to popular tourist attractions such as the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, the Powder Tower and Palladium Shopping Centre. Prague Castle is just 3 km away and is easily accessible by tram, with the nearest stop just 500 metres from the door.
Guest rooms are decorated to the highest standard in contemporary, earthy hues and the onsite restaurant offers delicious local and international cuisine. After a day about town, guest can relax at the full-service spa. Discover more about the contemporary Grandior Hotel.
Real Palacio in Lisbon
For a stay fit for a king, check-in to the 5* Real Palacio in a lovely central area of Lisbon, tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Steeped in history, the distinguished building was once a seventeenth-century palace and still retains many charming features alluding to its regal past.
There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance and excellent links to public transport. Hop on the famous yellow tram and explore top Lisbon attractions such as Belem Tower, Parque das Nacoas, the Barardo Museum, Jeronimo’s Monastery and the famous look-out point ‘Miradouro da Senhora do Monte’, for breath-taking views of the pastel-coloured cityscape. To book your deal for this gorgeous Lisbon hotel, click here.
Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel in Budapest
The 5* Sofitel hotel in Budapest has a superb setting beside the River Danube with spectacular views of the Chain Bridge and the majestic Royal Castle in the distance. The stylish interior of the hotel will delight design enthusiasts. The atrium is open plan, with wooden panelling and pink upholstered furniture to add a bright pop of colour to the interior. A large model aeroplane dangles overhead, representing the first Hungarian plane to fly out of Budapest after the Second World War. Guests can pick up a book from the Bibliotek to browse through while resting in the comfortable armchairs.
Staying at the Sofitel, you’ll find yourselves in a prime position for exploring the Hungarian capital. The city is very easy to get around, with the main tourist attractions such as the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, the Opera House, Stephen’s Basilica and Central Market Hall (where you can pick up lovely souvenirs like packets of paprika and hand-painted wooden nesting dolls) within walking distance. While the hotel offers luxurious spa facilities, the natural Hungarian baths are well worth a visit during a trip to Budapest. A short stroll across the Chain Bridge, guests will reach the famous Gellert Baths, which date back to 1918. The outdoor thermal pool and sauna, where you can swim and relax while enjoying fabulous views across the city will be the highlight of your trip. If Budapest’s Sofitel Hotel sounds like your kind of luxury stay, click here for more details.
Radisson Blu Hotel in Krakow
The elegant 5* Radisson Blu hotel is centrally located in the heart of Krakow’s old town, a few minutes walk from the main Market Square and within easy reach of the Polish city’s most popular tourist spots, like St Mary’s Basilica, Wawel Castle and Florian’s Gate. A bus and tram stop can be found right next to the hotel, which is extremely convenient for visiting the World Heritage Salt Mine or Schindler’s Factory Museum. If you fancy seeing the best of Krakow on two wheels, the hotel organises bike rentals and provides maps of local tourist attractions.
As well as its fantastic location, each of the 196 stylish rooms and suites offers 24-hour room service and free high-speed, wireless Internet access. The hotel serves a delicious buffet breakfast at the Solfez restaurant, one of its two on-site eateries each morning. The Milk&Co restaurant serves fresh local dishes, and three times a week, it offers a Surf & Turf buffet, with fresh fish, local produce and healthy options. After a great day exploring this historic city, you can enjoy a drink at the Salt&Co bar, with its original salt walls or take advantage of the 5-star amenities which include a fitness centre, sauna and beauty and massage studio. For more information on luxury city breaks to Krakow, click here.
The chic 5* Swissotel lies in the heart of West Berlin’s lively Bahnhof Zoo neighbourhood, with fantastic public transport links for access to the rest of the city and its wealth of galleries, museums shops and nightlife. The hotel is within walking distance to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, trendy photography museums like the Helmut Newton Foundation and C/O Berlin and famous shopping district, known as the Ku’damm. For other must-see attractions such as the KaDeWe department store, Tiergarten Park, the DDR Museum, Berlin Unterwelten (underground bunker tours), the Holocaust Memorial and TV tower, the nearest train station is a ten-minute walk.
With its state-of-the-art interior designed by German architects Gerkhan, Marg and Partner and impressive private collection of contemporary German art, the Swissotel offers elegant and modern rooms and suites, fitted with the latest modern comforts such as Nespresso coffee makers, Bang and Olufsen stereo equipment and exclusive amenities such as free Wi-Fi. The sumptuous breakfast buffet served at the panoramic restaurant offers a wide range of breakfast options to set you up for the day. To book your luxury Berlin city break, click here.
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