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Looking for a quick weekend getaway? Take a look at our top pick of Hotels for the perfect European city break right now.

King Street Townhouse, Manchester

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Manchester City break

Situated on Both Street, King Street Townhouse is just steps away from the bustling shopping streets, of Manchesters city centre, and the bars and restaurants of Spinningfields. This boutique- feel ’townhouse’ feels super luxury and stylish, with 40 rooms and suites fit with muted coloured interiors, walk in showers and freestanding baths. This hotel certainly oozes class, from the waist coast wearing staff, to the rooftop infinity pool (with unreal views of the city) – your guaranteed to be impressed by its charm. The designer shops in Exchange Square are a 10-minute walk away, with Piccadilly train station, just 10-15, so you can rest assured your time in Manchester will feel 100% stress free, perfect for an adults only city break.

 
 
 
 
 
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Grand Powers, Paris

Paris city break

If we had to describe Grand Powers in a few words it would be ’on-trend Parisian chic’. This impressive 1920’s hotel still pays tribute to the style of the era, whilst having been renovated to introduce a modernised spin, and added level of luxury. A couple of those luxuries include a well-equipped 24hr gym, a stunning spa, beauty treatments by Dermalogica and rooms with devices compatible smart TVs concealed by mirrors. Located within the Golden Triangle (a super high end location) in the 8th arrondissement. The luxury designer boutiques of avenue Montaigne, avenue George V and the Champs-Elysées are all close by, as well as the famous Arc de Triomphe, which is around a 10 minute walk. Transport is also close, with the Metro station Franklin D. Roosevelt just 5 minutes from the Hotel. This 19th Century Haussmannian townhouse is the perfect place to live out all your romanticised parisian dreams.

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Aria Hotel, Budapest

Budapest city break

This music-themed hotel sits next to the St Stephen’s Basilica, a very popular choice for those looking for a weekend trip to Budapest. The rooms are large and well equipped, in addition to great hotel facilities including an underground spa and swimming pool, and a cool rooftop bar. The majority of the key tourist hotspots such as Váci utca are within walking distance (within 15 minutes), perfect for sight seeing, shopping and eating. The music inspired hotel is definetely a quirky choice, featuring themed bedrooms, each dedicated to a different artist, while the common areas have an up-beat, playful design. The rooms are pretty smart, providing the perfect retreat after a long day of sightseeing, fit with electronic blinds, Molton Brown products, and a Nespresso machine.

 
 
 
 
 
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Portrait Roma

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Set in the perfect location just a few minutes walk from the Spanish Steps, the Portrait Roma Hotel offers ultimate convenience for a last minute trip to Rome. The beautiful, stylish suites offer all the key features for a self serving city break, including a microwave and minibar, iPod dock, an IPad for personal use, as well as all the essential toiletries and soft bathroom robes. The rooftop terrace is the star of the show at Portrait Roma, offering stunning views of the city below, perfect for those all important sunset cocktails.

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Corinthia, London

Corinthia London city break
Corinthia London city break

The luxurious 5-Star Hotel that is the Corinthia is located in one of London’s most prestigious areas. Just a few steps from Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and The Thames, it places you in the perfect spot for those long city walks. If you choose to venture a little further, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Picadilly, or the restaurants and bars of the beautiful Covent Garden. It’s all there! The hotel itself boasts beautiful restaurants, 2 bars, a florist, and the infamous ‘ESPA Life at Corinthia’. (Check it out here). The rooms are super luxury, blending the 1880’s charm with the latest amenities (marble bathrooms, smart TVs and music stations). Although you need a pretty big budget for this one, we’d say it’s perfect for the most special of occasions.

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Athens Capital Center Hotel, Athens

Athens city break

Ideally set in the Athens City Centre, Athens Capital Center Hotel offers the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration. With the Syntagma Square and Temple of Olympian Zeus just a 2-minute walk away, this hotel provides greek history and culture right on its doorstep, with all other historical monuments and attractions within a 25-minute walk. The hotel screams refined luxury, offering maximum comfort, with a long list of services and amenities including; air-conditioned rooms, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, ‘MFlavours’ restaurant, Gallerie Café, a 24-hour front desk, room service, free WiFi and TVs. The nearest airport is Elefthérios Venizélos, 20.5 miles from the hotel, who provide a paid airport shuttle service on request.

 
 
 
 
 
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NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

Amsterdam city break

The NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam is in the centre of the city, on the central Dam square near all the major tourist attractions (such as the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank house). This beautiful building, just 7 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, dates back to the 1850’s and boasts views of the Royal Palace, with a chic department store next door. The hotels 451 rooms include 8 family rooms, 35 apartments and 10 premium rooms. The apartments include canal views, while the Presidential Suite is split over 2 floors. Dine at the Michelin starred restaurant, or make use of the hotels own babysitting service – either way you can expect a city break full of stress free exploring, snoozing and good food.

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The One, Barcelona

Barcelona city break
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The One is a boldly glamorous hotel in the L’Eixample district, just a short distance from the chic boutiques and upmarket restaurants that cluster around the Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya. Being in the heart of the city, the hotel is perfect for all the tourist-y city break necessities, with the closest metro station just a 4-minute walk, and the Sagrada Família, (Antoni Gaudí’s iconic unfinished cathedral) just 10 minutes. The hotel itself is super impressive, finished to a very high standard, with rooms fit with Wi-Fi, smart TVs and minibars, suites with cathedral views, and even terraces with hot tubs. The convenient facilities include a 24hr gym, room service, a beautiful restaurant and the best of all – a seasonal rooftop pool and bar for those sunny days and warm nights.

 
 
 
 
 
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