There’s no lack of superlatives to describe London, one of the liveliest and most expensive capitals of Europe. Its extensive choice of activities (museums, shopping, vast parks, historical monuments…) and insatiable appetite for fun are magnets for foreign and British visitors alike. As far as hotels are concerned, the offer is large (with around 1300 establishments), the prices are generally high, and the type of accommodation is extremely varied, so we felt that a little guidance would helpful.
Looking for a good hotel in Paris? It shouldn’t be too hard to find one, given the number of rooms (around 81,000 in 2012) and the diversity of styles on offer.
As one of the world’s most visited cities, the choice ranges from chain groups to highly individual addresses. In keeping with its reputation as a refined, elegant and extravagant city, the accommodation offer includes a high number of luxury establishments and hip design hotels, but those on a lower budget and business travellers who require a convenient place to stay are also well provided for.
Barcelona has become one of Spain’s most attractive cities to visit. Wedged between the mountains and the Mediterranean, the capital of Catalonia is perfect for discovering Spain’s culture and landscape. Around Barcelona’s small historic centre, modern neighbourhoods have developed where chic boutiques and contemporary architecture sit alongside Gaudi’s sculptural legacy.