Booking a hotel near a park is a great way to take advantage of the greenery on a bustling city break.
From the top-floor rooms of the Generator Hotel in Amsterdam, guests can gaze out at the treetops of Oosterpark through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The walls are decorated with trees and foliage, and it’s so bucolic that it almost feels like sleeping in the open air – yet it’s only a short walk from the main museums and canals of the city. heart of the city. Doubles from £ 105 per night (staygenerator.com).
Book a hotel near Central Park in New York City to enjoy the greenery on a lively city break
In New York, reserve near the Strawberry Fields neighborhood of Central Park, a quiet 2½-acre area dedicated to John Lennon’s memory. The Park Central Hotel on 7th Avenue is a good choice, with double rooms starting at £ 130 a night (parkcentralny.com), or spend yourself in a £ 38,000-a-night Manhattan Sky Suite at the Park Hyatt (hyatt.com).
In London, the back of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge faces Hyde Park, with a charming terrace and a fine restaurant. Doubles from £ 628 per night (mandarinoriental.com).
Or book at the Richmond Harbor Hotel next to Richmond Park, the capital’s largest with 2,400 acres and home to 600 deer, for £ 153 a night (hotelhotels.co.uk).
In Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, the trendy Blanq Carmen Hotel overlooks the Jardin del Turia, a beautiful 10 km-long park ideal for exploring by bike. Doubles from £ 70 per night (blanqhotels.com).
The iconic Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has a charming terrace and a fine restaurant
If you find yourself in St. Helena, the British Overseas Territory at the bottom of the South Atlantic, a stay at the Mantis Hotel in the capital city of Jamestown is ideal as you can cross the street to Castle Gardens , a small park with tropical plants and trees that dates back to Napoleon’s time. B&B from £ 189 per night (mantiscollection.com).
In Sydney, the Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel overlooks the harbor but is also close to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Doubles from £ 162 per night (ovolohotels.com)