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Not Just a Great Hotel…

Sarah Black July 24th, 2014
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Breakfast at the Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen

This month we have hand-picked a selection of some of our finest hotels that really do stand out from the crowd – not only because they are a great hotel, but they all have that little something extra special about them…

A Fabulous Spa

The pool at the Hotel de Rome, Berlin

Spa de Rome, Hotel de Rome, Berlin

Fancy a late night swim or an afternoon of pampering in your luxury hotel? Well the Hotel de Rome in Berlin gives you just that and much more. Their luxury Spa de Rome is actually housed in an old vault as the building was a former bank, still showing the 15cm thick steel vault door and where the bank once held its gold deposits, the hotel has placed gold leaf mosaics on the walls.

The impeccably maintained spa has a 20 metre pool, a Finnish sauna, an aroma steam room, relax area and Techno-Gym. From organic facials to Thai massages the list of treatments is endless and will be sure to take your fancy. Or if you prefer something more active they even hold yoga classes on their rooftop!

Reviews on Trip Advisor describe the Hotel de Rome as – “Unlike any I’ve seen” and “One of the best places I have ever stayed in,” definitely making it one of Berlin’s top hotels.

Top tip: The hotel is located in one of the most central locations in Berlin – Bebelplatz Square. Perfect for seeing the State Opera, Berlin Cathedral and Alexanderplatz.

For more information about the Hotel de Rome or to book click here. 

A Breathtaking Bar

Radio rooftop bar, ME London

Radio rooftop bar, ME London

One in which I have had the pleasure of visiting myself – Radio bar situated on the 10th floor of the ME London Hotel. This stunning contemporary hotel located on The Strand has one of the newest rooftop bars in London, and what an impact it has made already.

Radio is now one of the ‘it’ places to be and you can see why – its panoramic views of London are flawless alongside its slick décor and decorative outdoor heaters, making it an ideal spot all year round. They also serve food with some delicious premium tapas throughout the day.

Many of London’s big tourist attractions can be seen from Radio such as The Shard, London Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament to name a few, giving you a great perspective of this vast city during both night and day.

Top tip: The hotel also houses STK, the famous New York steak restaurant which is a regular celebrity hot spot! SO be sure to book well in advance, especially during the weekend.

For more information about ME London or to book click here. 

An Exquisite Restaurant


Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey

Listed as the ‘Highest Rated Restaurant in Jersey’ by Good Food Guide 2014 the Michelin-starred Bohemia Bar & Restaurant really is a must visit. Part of the luxury Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey located in the heart of St Helier the two really are an ideal coupling.

Its faultless service is matched by the stylish surroundings and mouth-watering menu. With dishes made from Jersey cow’s milk, hand dived scallops, Royal Bay Oysters and the famous Jersey Royal Potato to name a few, it’s not hard to understand why The Bohemia has gained such a fantastic reputation on the island.

It has a choice of different dining experiences – from the chef’s table to the intimate private dining rooms allowing you to pick the perfect setting to enjoy the award winning food.

Top tip: The hotel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the main shopping area in St Helier, ideal for quirky boutiques, high street favourites and handy coffee shops.

For more information about the Club Hotel & Spa or to book click here. 

A Rooftop Pool

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Rooftop pool, Grand Central Hotel, Barcelona

Craving that one picture to capture your holiday experience? Well this could be it – on the rooftop pool at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona. The hotel itself is named as “one of the five best European new hip hotels” by The Guardian and has a Certificate of Excellence 2014 from Trip Advisor.

Undoubtedly one of the best infinity pools in Barcelona offering picturesque panoramic views over the city, the pool is combined with the Sky Bar terrace (open June to September), perfect for an afternoon cocktail to enjoy the views and soak up the sun.

Top tip: Go up to the rooftop in the early evening to watch the beautiful sunset.

For more information about the Grand Hotel Central or to book click here.

Fantastic History

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The Hotel d’Angleterre at Christmas, Copenhagen

For over 250 years the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen, one of the oldest luxury hotels in the world, has been famously known for its rich history and high profile guests.

The hotels story dates back to the 1700’s, from then it has been the site for renowned national, political and royal events throughout history. It played a large role during WW2 as it served as headquarters for German generals and officers.

The hotel is now considered an iconic and historic landmark in Copenhagen with it reopening last year after an extensive refurbishment to retain its elegance, luxury and style. This historic flair today is why it attracts such guests as Oprah Winfrey, the Beckhams, Madonna and Bill Clinton.

Top tip: Be sure to check out the hotel’s Balthazar Champagne Bar, which has over 160 different champagnes to choose from!

For more information about the Hotel d’Angleterre or to book click here. 


To find out more about any of these great hotels, or for information on our city break destinations, call our expert team on 0131 243 8098 or request a tailor-made itinerary online.

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