Travel briefs: Four fresh hotels to visit across Europe
Summer might be almost over but there’s still time for a quick European summer escape before the cooler weather rolls in. We’ve rounded up a few hotels worth considering for that last seasonal trip
Domes Miramare, Corfu
This 113-room beachfront retreat is an adults-only resort on the eastern part of the Greek island. Just a 25-minute drive from the city of Corfu and 17 kilometres from Corfu Airport, the property boasts 600 metres of private beach and an updated interior by designer Kristina Zanic. Guests can enjoy beachfront yoga, get active with the resort’s personal trainers, or just unwind and lounge by the pool. Rates start from €229 (Dh975). Go to www.domesmiramare.com.
Tivoli Lagos Algarve Hotel
This hotel has reopened following an extensive five-month renovation. Located in the Algarve in Portugal, the lively fishing village of Lagos blends history with golden beaches. The 205 rooms and suites at the Tivoli Lagos are spread across seven buildings and have been given a lift using seaside motifs and soft tones. Kick back by the pool or beach, tackle the resort’s water sports or play a round of golf, it’s all available here. There are four restaurants and bars and a wellness centre, too. Rates start from €284 (Dh1,210). Go to www.tivolihotels.com/en.
DoubleTree by Hilton Carcassonne
This is the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in France and is situated on the banks of the Aude river, offering guests panoramic views of the quaint town that is accessible only by a pedestrian bridge across the water. The fortified city of Carcassonne is a Unesco World Heritage Site famous for its stout walls, Gothic cathedrals and medieval castles. The 88-room hotel has an indoor pool, fully equipped spa and fitness centre. Rates start from €145 (Dh617). Go to www.doubletree3.hilton.com.
This 126-room hotel is just a few months old and is located in the emerging Stadthofe-Quartier of Hamburg, near shopping districts. It’s housed in the six-storey former Ministry for Urban Development building, which dates back to 1888. It’s also home to a French brasserie and an Asian restaurant. Guests can enjoy views of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, the harbour, and beyond, from the property’s rooftop. There are five room categories, and rates start from €198 (Dh843). Go to www.designhotels.com.
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