There’s no denying the draw of the European summer. Think: Charming cities, beautiful beaches, lots of sunshine and a huge dose of culture, good food and cold crisp rosé!
Take a peep at our pick of Europe’s hottest hotels this summer…
GRACE MYKONOS – GREECE
We know we’re not the only ones unable to resist the magnetic draw to Greece’s beautiful islands. The exclusive hotel, located just north of Mykonos town overlooking the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos, caters for both those looking to relax and unwind as well as those seeking adventure and a big dose of culture.
From Greek cooking classes to horse riding on the beach, sailing round the neighbouring islands to venturing out with a local fisherman to catch your own supper – The ‘Bespoke by Grace’ experiences are one of the features that makes this hotel stand out.
Complete with spa, pool, gym and a restaurant serving local cuisine and only the best and freshest ingredients, this is one of the most sought-after beach hotels in Mykonos.
Go To: gracehotels.com/mykonos
SANT FRANCESC HOTEL SINGULAR – MALLORCA
Situated in the heart of Palma, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular makes the perfect base for a city-break, romantic getaway or sun-soaked holiday.
The five-star, boutique hotel is set within a former Mallorcan mansion, built in 1860, which was lovingly restored in 2015 and is home to 42 elegant rooms and signature suites, three restaurants & bars and a fitness and wellbeing centre.
The stunning roof terrace with an enticing pool is the perfect sunbathing spot, and during the evenings guests can enjoy sundowners at the rooftop bar with panoramic views across the city. By night, foodies will flock to the relaxed, fine-dining restaurant Quadrat Restaurant & Garden, serving the finest Mediterranean specialities with a modern twist, with the option to dine al fresco in Sant Francesc’s lush garden.
Go To: hotelsantfrancesc.com
HÔTEL LES ROCHES ROUGES – FRANCE
Who can resist the lure of the exotic Mediterranean Côte d’Azur? Perched on the water’s edge, at the foot of the Esterel mountain range, the Hôtel Les Roches Rouges will not disappoint.
The Fifties Modernist design has already got us picking out charming swimwear and given us visions of dipping our toes in the picture perfect sea-water pool whilst sipping on something fizzy. The hotel’s endless facilities and activities also includes ping pong tables, yoga classes, hiking, cookery courses, paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing. There really is something for everyone.
Oh and did we mention the open-air cinema?!
Go To: hotellesrochesrouges.com
KASBAH TAMADOT – MOROCCO
Now, we know this isn’t quite Europe but we couldn’t resist it! Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, it’s easy to imagine you’re a million miles away at this idyllic Moroccan haven.
The romantic setting is perfect for relaxation and a cultural discovery of Moroccan food and customs. At every turn, guests will be immersed in Kasbah Tamadot’s rich history, with antiques dotted around each room collected by the former owner, renowned antiques dealer and interior designer, Luciano Tempo.
Kasbah Tamadot proudly recruits 95% of its staff from the surrounding communities; along with the extended family of 4 mules, 3 donkeys and 2 camels – a stay at Kasbah Tamadot is like a stay in one‘s very own Moroccan home.
THE HOXTON, PARIS – FRANCE
Set in an 18th century hotel particulier, The Hoxton, Paris is the biggest Hoxton in the series to date. Located within easy walking distance of all the sights — Le Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries and Le Centre Pompidou — and a stone’s throw from the pretty streets of Le Marais.
By day, cobbled streets house open-air markets and stylish boutiques, and by night, the area transforms, buzzing with busy bistros.
Tuck into seasonal French-inspired dishes at the hotel’s modern French brasserie Rivié, and sip on creative cocktails at Jacques’ Bar. The hotel caters for all, with 4 room categories: Shoebox, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy. All rooms embrace the different shapes and quirks of the building, from high ceilings to courtyard views, terraces and attic rooms from which you can see the Eiffel Tower (a loo with a view!).
Usual Hoxton perks come with each room: free water, WiFi, one hour of free calls to anywhere in the world, a mini fridge for you to stock from our reception shop with local products at supermarket prices, and a light breakfast bag drop delivered to your doors.
Go To: thehoxton.com/paris
MONASTERO SANTA ROSA HOTEL & SPA – ITALY
One of the most dramatic properties on the Italian coastline, the family run hotel is a converted 17th century monastery with just 20 individually designed rooms each with stunning sea-views. Complete with a domed herbal steam room, a natural rock sauna and a Michelin star restaurant that will more than just satisfy your love for Italian cuisine!
This summer guests can experience the “Health & Hike” package whilst staying at the hotel – a new wellness package incorporating a day’s guided hiking to otherwise unvisitable areas of the spectacular Amalfi coastline, and tailored treatments in one of the finest spas in the region.
Go To: monasterosantarosa.com
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Inspiration/ImageCredits: gracehotels.com/mykonos, monasterosantarosa.com, hotelsantfrancesc.com, hotellesrochesrouges.com, icastelli.net/en/kasbah-tamadot, thehoxton.com/paris
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