City Spectator
City Spectator
Whether you’re thinking of hopping over the channel to meet our European neighbours or travelling somewhere further afield to discover an exciting new way of life, sometimes there is nothing better than a quick city break to excite, inspire, or give you a fresh new outlook on life. But do you go for exquisite architecture and cultural history, an adventure of the taste-buds with specialist drinks and culinary delights, or bright lights and the thrill of experiencing exotic nightlife? These ideas may give you some inspiration...


The Nobis


This grand and historic hotel is in a prime position next to the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen Central station and the famous Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum. Make your city break base close to all the delights the capital has to offer, and relax with high spec rooms, spas and saunas, and an onsite restaurant offering Nordic-French cuisine.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=1845619]

Ideal for: Adults only, Single travellers

Price from: £808pp

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Novum Hotel Prinz Eugen


Located on the quiet green outskirts of Vienna, in the traditional embassy district, the Novum Hotel Prinz Eugen is close to Central Station making it easily reachable following a long journey, and allowing simple access to sites across the city. A 24-hour reception desk and multi-lingual staff will ease check-in when you book into the range of comfortable rooms available, all offering free Wifi.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=228066]

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £165pp

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Hilton Vienna


Located at the heart of the city, and offering a great range of amenities and services, the Hilton Vienna is an ideal place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Dine on the hotel’s alfresco terrace, rejuvenate in their own health club and spa, or relax in comfortable and stylish guest rooms or suites.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=228207]

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £271pp

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Grand Hotel Vienna


The Grand Hotel Wien (Vienna) has been famous across the world for its exquisite hospitality since 1870, and is one of the best luxury hotels in Vienna. Surrounded by some of the best museums in the city, the hotel is also the perfect starting point for those wishing to shop at Vienna’s most exclusive addresses, with many boutiques in walking distance.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=206597]

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £480pp

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Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Ipanema


Overlooking the world famous Ipanema Beach, the Sofitel perfectly combines the elegance of a Rio home with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the most visited city on the southern hemisphere. Boasting comfortable rooms with a sophisticated decor, a restaurant renowned for its haute cuisines, a spa, rooftop pool and fitness areas, it also allows for breathtaking views across Morro Dois Irmaos.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=301711]

Ideal for: Adults only, Couples, Single travellers

Price from: £151 pp/pn

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Plaza Boutique Hotel



This stunning, modern hotel is located in the picturesque Stare Podgorze district, just a few minutes walk from the Schindler Factory Museum, Wawel castle and the beautiful river. The old town square and the Jewish Quarter are also within easy reach, giving this boutique hotel a great location to explore all that Krakow has to offer.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=13484567]

Ideal for: Adults only, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £135 pp

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The Bellagio is one of the most iconic and memorable hotels in Las Vegas. From it’s infamous Lake Bellagio with awe-inspiring dancing fountains that explode up into the sky in perfect timing to music, to the beauty and elegance of every room which makes it a popular choice to film and feature in many hit movies.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=91703]

Ideal for: Couples, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £710

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Hotel de Russie



A luxury hotel located between the Spanish steps and Piazza del Popolo, boasting extensive, terraced gardens. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel de Russie while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access to the main attractions.

TripAdvisor rating: [tripadvisor hotelid=232851]

Ideal for: Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £3394 per 2 adults

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