Where you can Enjoy Luxury for Less this Winter
Do you love a bit of luxury? We know we do, even if sometimes it’s a champagne life on a lemonade budget. When we go on holidays we want the highest quality at the best price possible.
This winter, treat yourself to some luxury 5* city breaks for less. Handpicked by our team of holiday experts, we’ve found some amazing city breaks and accommodation options for you to try this winter.
Venice is a city you probably want to go to, but have the perception that it’s out of reach. Skip the summer smells and crowds by visiting Venice in winter.
Where to Stay in Venice
We recommend the Bauer Casa Nova Hotel. Just steps away from St. Mark’s Square, the Bauer Casa Nova is a 16th Century home. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time staying in one of their luxurious bedrooms or apartment suites. Staying here, you’ll have access to the Bauer Palazzo Hotel and its fantastic facilities like its spa, fitness centre and gourmet restaurant.
Prague, the city of a thousand spires, is particularly magical in December when its squares are adorned with twinkling lights and stalls for Christmas Markets. It’s a city with a fascinating culture and a buzzing nightlife, making it perfect for a weekend away.
Where to Stay in Prague
We recommend the General Hotel. Its location on the banks of the Vltava River makes it an ideal hotel for exploring Prague. After a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax by visiting its sauna or having a glass of wine in its cosy wine bar.
Rome, the eternal city, is a city that requires multiple visits. Filled with ancient architecture, rich history and delectable cuisine, a weekend almost goes too quickly.
Where to Stay in Rome
We recommend the Radisson Blu Es Hotel. Its rooms are modern and open plan. Located near the main train station, it’s quick and easy to make your way from the airport and gives you a great base for your explorations with the Trevi Fountain being less than 2km away.
Krakow is a medieval yet modern city. Its old town from the Kamieriz Jewish Quarter to the cloth hall on the main square of Rynek Glówny is a perfectly preserved example of Krakow’s past.
Where to Stay in Krakow
We recommend the Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa. Inspired by the architecture and design of the Arts District, Niebieski is a visually impressive hotel with a high-quality spa and sleek, modern aesthetic. Top-floor guest rooms feature sweeping views of the Vistula Boulevards.
Budapest, Hungary’s stunning capital city, is known for its iconic architecture, unique ruin bars, and extravagant thermal baths. Often an affordable place to visit, you can certainly achieve luxury for a little less here.
Where to Stay in Budapest
We recommend the Hilton Budapest City Hotel. This serene, upscale facility is located only minutes from the city’s top attractions including the Champs-Élysées of Budapest and the UNESCO heritage site, Andrássy Avenue. You can relax in style just outside the bustling heart of the city on the Pest side of the Danube.
From its winding canals to its world-famous nightlife, Amsterdam is a city full of culture and activity perfect for a weekend city break. This city’s Museum District is home to some of the most influential works of art in the world, showcasing masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and more.
Where to Stay in Amsterdam
We recommend the Bilderberg Garden Hotel. Here you can stay right in the famed Museum Quarter, just steps away from the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. Enjoy the delicious culinary creations of the Restaurant De Kersentuin after a long day out exploring the city.
Berlin, the second-largest city in the European Union, has been transformed into a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan hub with a lot to offer. With remnants of its turbulent history, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, and powerful symbols of its reunification, like the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s cityscape tells an interesting story.
Where to Stay in Berlin
We recommend the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof Hotel. This Bauhaus-style hotel combines an avant-garde aesthetic with the comfort and functionality we all seek when on holiday. The hotel features an onsite restaurant, fitness centre, and spa, as well as the largest hotel pool in Berlin.
Lisbon truly offers the best of both worlds, all the culture and sightseeing of a city break and the warm temperatures and clear skies of a beach holiday. Located not far out form Portugal’s bustling, historically-rich capital, Lisbon Coast features beautiful golden-sand beaches.
Where to Stay in Lisbon
We recommend the Real Palacio Hotel. If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in an authentic palace, this hotel is for you. The Real Palacio was constructed from the former Guedes Quinhones Palace, dating back to the 17th century. Here you can visit the 12 rooms that were a part of the historic mansion while enjoying every contemporary comfort in your own decadent suite.
In 2019, Vienna was dubbed the most liveable city in the world for the second year in a row. This city of ornate palaces and world-renowned musicians like Mozart and Beethoven certainly give Vienna an authentic flair and air of elegance.
Where to Stay in Vienna
We recommend the Hotel de France. Classic elegance is at the heart of your stay in the Hotel de France. Founded in 1873, this hotel offers sophisticated decor and furnishings, a trendy Viennese onsite restaurant, Restaurant No. 3, and an unbeatable location right in the centre of Vienna.
Right in the very centre of the country lies Spain’s sunny capital city. Famous for its vast collection of art, including works by Spanish masters Velasquez and Goya, as well as its stunning architecture, Madrid promises a memorable weekend escape.
Where to Stay in Madrid
We recommend the Silken Puerta America Hotel. This modern, architecturally astounding hotel guarantees the ideal stay in Madrid. With 12 floors and a sensational restaurant, The Observatory, you can enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline as well as incredible nightlife all within the hotel.
With affordable 5* offers in some of the world’s most beautiful cities, a winter escape is hard to turn down!