The hotel price comparison site trivago has investigated the most popular cities in the world and has found the top hotels that are ideal for couples and singles alike. This top ten guarantees a boredom free holiday.
1. Andaz London
London is the top destination for party people worldwide and Hotel Andaz, the new luxury brand of the Hyatt Group offers trendy design in a Victorian building. There is no reception, the lobby is a spacious living room and check-in occurs on a laptop on the way to the room. The rooms are minimalistic, well equipped and include biological juices, an iPod and DVD’s. Tourist hot spots such as the Tower of London or the Tate Museum are in walking distance, and the closest underground station to the city centre is around the corner. A highlight for party people is the proximity to the East End and its galleries, bars and nightclubs.
The Hotel Tres in the old town of Palma de Mallorca offers a blend of old and new. In the remnants of the city palace a house has been cultivated with a pure style and exclusive roof terrace: it does not only offer a beautiful view of the cathedral, but also of the pool, the sundeck and the sauna. Alternatively guests can relax under palm trees in the inner court or in the lounge. The hotel is located in the party district La Llonja and the Abaco Bar is directly around the corner. Discotheques and clubs on the harbour promenade are only a stone’s throw away.
The Zinc Bar in Villa Emilia is the place to be seen in Barcelona; however the hotel also allures guests with its Zen style design and high-tech equipment with WiFi and Plasma TV. Close to the Plaça Espanya and the underground station, the centre of Barcelona is easy to reach. The sea is less than two miles away. In addition guests can sample wines from the hotel owned wine cellar, try Catalonian dishes or view the city from the sun terrace and from there begin the night.
Hotel Marmara Pera is located in downtown Istanbul, in Beyoğlu, where the nightlife is in full swing. This luxury accommodation has been designed with a retro feel. The roof terrace offers a swimming pool with a bar and a view over Bosporus. On the top floor of the hotel the panoramic restaurant “Mikla” serves Turkish-European food prepared by star chef Mehmet Gürs. Hotel Marmara Pera is where the designer scene in Istanbul meets. For travellers who want to dive into the nightlife, the hotel is close to Taksimplace and the party district Istiklal with bars, clubs and discotheques.
Whether in the 20s in the “Femina” swing palace or in the 70s in the discotheque “Dschungel” – in the Ellington Hotel dancing is a tradition, the new hot spot is the 5055Club in the lounge. The hotel with its historical facade takes its guests back to the „Golden Twenties“, and offers everything of a modern design hotel, with elegant rooms, a bar and the Duke restaurant. Besides this the hotel is located close to Kudamm which is an ideal starting point for tourists and night clubbers.
The Hotel Panorama is situated in the centre of Alanya, on the beach in the heart of the nightlife. The majority of guests who stay at this hotel are from Germany. The highlights include the pool which is close to Olympic sizes, the panoramic bar and the sports facilities which include a fitness studio and tennis courts. At night an entertainment programme is offered in the hotel, but the nightlife in the closely located club district also has a lot to offer. Travellers can visit the Auditorium – one of the largest open air discotheques in Turkey – to dance until the early hours of the morning.
The Tenderloin district in San Francisco is not necessarily a good neighbourhood, but the Hotel Phoenix in retro style makes it better than good. At the entrance visitors are greeted by a frog sculpture, art can be discovered everywhere, the mosaic pool is even an architectural monument of the city. The hotel is famous for its rock and roll clientele; Little Richard, Pearl Jam and Franz Ferdinand have been spotted here. The Bambuddah Lounge is a trendy meeting point and at the weekends and wild pool parties are a part of the standard programme.
In 2008 the Hotel V Frederiksplein opened in the centre of Amsterdam, a chique hotel behind a traditional exterior, close to the trendy Pijp Viertel with a tram stop in front of the door. The lobby is an “open space” with a rubber reception, wooden bar and leather lounge including a fireplace and soul music. Travellers can enjoy the hectic street life in peace or surf the internet on a Mac. The rooms are furnished with chrome, wood and retro objects. As a special the hotel offers an overnight stay with entrance to the world famous “Supperclub”.
Located in the centre of Lisbon, the lavish five star city hotel Eurostars Das Letras was opened in 2008: with an impressive lobby, nobly furnished rooms in walnut and marble plus a sauna and fitness centre. Travellers can end the day or start the evening in the restaurant or the cocktail bar. In the later hours of the night the nightlife starts in the trendy district Bairro Alto which is not too far away. A must see is “Pavilhão Chinês”, a cult bar with a twist and city museum in one.
The meatpacking district is considered a hot spot in New York and those who can afford it stay in Hotel Gansevoort. Its silver exterior looks like a jewel and the interior is also stylish, whether in the lobby or in the rooms, the Gansevoort Spa or Restaurant Ono. However the actual jewel is on the roof: the pool with underwater music and the popular “Plunge” Bar with a DJ and a view over the Big Apple. Models, rock stars and trendsetters all meet here – an ideal starting point to explore the party district between Greenwich Village and Chelsea.
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