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October 27, 2021

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Top 10 stylish hotel bargains in Europe

Think getting a room on a budget mean going somewhere dingy and uninspired? Try these.


Sometimes your best bet for style on the cheap is a chain. Spain’s NH Hotels have simple modern rooms at great prices around town. The swankest is the Hesperia Tower, with pool, trendy restaurants with a view, a 25-minute metro ride to Las Ramblas. Doubles from €85. Or try the SoHo-esque boutique Banys Orientals in trendy El Born. Doubles from €105.;


The Arcotel chain in Northern Europe is another that delivers design at great prices. The Velvet in historic Mitte has an edgy red-and-white theme, with doubles from €69. Or for Art Nouveau digs with matching antiques, book at Pension Funk in Charlottenburg. Doubles with ensuite from €82.;


Italy’s Renaissance beauty doesn’t come cheap. The Hotel dei Macchiaioli, near the Duomo, delivers Old World glamour with doubles from €99. The Cosmopolitan Concept Hotel has a sleek Milan vibe, just outside the city centre. Doubles from €89.;


The Ibis Styles Southwark Rose has punchy well-designed rooms near Millenium Bridge and the Tate Modern; doubles from £95. For a more personal touch, the Marylebone Inn Hotel offers efficiency suites in a glammed up historical property. Doubles from £129 with kitchenette.;


If you don’t mind tiny Parisian quarters, the centrally located R. Kipling Hotel gives you exotic historical charm from €90 for a twin room. The Courtyard Paris Boulogne (near the Bois of the same name) is a 25-minute metro ride to the heart of the city, but you get large rooms and modern design. Doubles from €95.;

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.


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