City breaks are all about escaping the everyday and getting to know a different place. And if you carefully pick your hotel, you can make the most of the few days you’re going to be there. So here’s our insider’s guide to the best hotels in our pick of the top city break destinations:
The Montague on the Gardens Hotel is a lovely little gem in London’s leafy Bloomsbury. Afternoon teas there are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, and if the weather’s nice you can do it overlooking the Montague’s own secret garden.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in bustling Covent Garden is a great option if you want to be close to the heart of London’s west end. With Theatreland on your doorstep and the buzzing streets of Covent Garden and Soho within easy reach, this is the place to celebrate all London has to offer.
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Charming boutique Hotel Le Senat is located in the heart of Paris’ bohemian left bank. The hotel itself is compact and stylish, with a pleasant lobby bar and lovely rooms.
The 123 Elysees Hotel is just a stone’s throw from the Champs Elysees. Elegantly decorated, you’ll find the hotel sports all the mod cons, but its biggest virtue lies in its location, which is close to all of Paris’ top fashion, shopping and culinary delights.
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Located in the heart of Times Square, the Intercontinental Times Square is perfect for those who want to be close to all the action. The Big Apple’s world-class theatres, shopping and entertainment are on your doorstep.
For a cooler slice of New York living choose The Standard, a modernist building curiously perched atop the High Line, overlooking the Hudson River in the heart of Manhattan’s meatpacking district. Rooms boast floor to ceiling windows, offering spectacular views across the Hudson and to the New York skyline.
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Luxuriate in a traditional Roman Palazzo near the Via Veneto. Hotel Villa Pinciana is just a short stroll from the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese. The hotel’s best feature is the peaceful and well-kept garden where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
You can’t get better than the First Luxury Art Hotel for Italian chic. Situated in a gorgeous townhouse dating back to the 19th century, First Luxury Art Hotel comes complete with all the modern amenities you could hope for – from iPod docks to free Wi-Fi.
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The Boutique Hotel Notting Hill is both a short stroll from Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and the entertainment, dining and nightlife options of Leidse Square. There’s also free Wi-Fi in all rooms, so you’ll be able to browse nearby dinner and drinks options from the comfort of your hotel.
If culture’s your thing, head for Hotel Roemer, in the heart of Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter. Brilliantly convenient, this 4 star hotel is in a neighbourhood close to the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Vondelpark.