What better than a luxury spa break for a totally relaxing holiday!
It’s certainly possible to combine a top quality spa break with a visit to one of Europe’s many fascinating cities. Such a holiday sounds like a perfect treat and if taken during the quieter months between November and March it doesn’t have to break the bank either! Here I’ll look at two destinations where you can treat yourself to a few days of luxury, make the most of superb spa facilities and fit in a little sightseeing and shopping at the same time.
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest has been rated one of the best 5* hotels in Europe. This stunning hotel is situated close to the world heritage Andrassy Street and is within walking distance of the River Danube and the impressive Hero’s Square. It is also just a 2 minute walk from the city’s best stretch of restaurants and bars in Liszt Ferenc.
The hotel has one of the Hungary’s most beautiful spas which is free for guests although children under 16 are not allowed access. The spa has a breathtaking pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The hotel also has a small gymansium free for guests The rooms are built around two internal courtyards where guests can enjoy breakfast in the morning or light lunches throughout the day. Gourmet Hungarian, Asian and international cuisine are served in the restaurants and you can choose from a selection of home-made cakes in the café. Throughout the day you can listen to live piano music in the lobby bar.
Tallinn is always a popular destination for those who have visited many of the more usual European city destinations and are looking for a something a little different. The luxury 5* Hotel Telegraaf is located in the medieval Old Town next to the Town Hall Square, which dates back to the 13th century. Unparalleled service in an historic ambience makes it the ideal choice for discerning business and leisure travellers.
The hotel offers a wide choice of guestrooms, many of which feature medieval Old Town views. The rooms possess a blend of Tallinn’s historical charm and modern design and comfort, with all the facilities you would expect in a hotel of its class.
The hotel enjoys excellent spa facilites, an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam bath and a Finnish sauna.
The area immediately surrounding the hotel is a perfect for wandering along narrow streets, window shopping and perhaps popping into a café to soak up the atmosphere.. It’s worth visiting St. Catherine’s church, the City Museum and Town Hall Square which lies at the heart of the Old Town and is only a stone’s throw from the hotel.