Summer Breaks…

Still daydreaming about summer escapes? Us too! We've trawled the internet for some of the best deals on hotels and holidays, and thought we'd share some of our faves with you!

By Alice C

Dreaming of a summer escape but stuck in search engine scrolling purgatory? We get it! Team Glorious needs a holiday too, so we polled our studio for their top travel picks. We’ve meticulously researched these destinations, and they’re all places we’ve either visited, are currently planning to visit, or dream of experiencing someday! From charming boutique hotels and city adventures to idyllic beach paradises, we’ve got something for everyone – the keen golfer, the kayaking enthusiast, the avid hiker, or simply the poolside lounger. Our recommendations cater to all interests, with availability and prices accurate as of June 2024. So ditch the endless scrolling, pack your bags, tell us where you’re off to, and happy travels!

Casa Santini Hotel x Roc Seven, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean island, offers a mix of stylish coastal towns, dense forests, and craggy peaks. Although it has been part of France since 1768, Corsica retains a distinct Italian culture and is a short direct flight from most of Europe.

Casa Santini x Roc Seven is an iconic family run luxury boutique beachfront hotel in Porto-Vecchio. Since welcoming its first guests in 1963, Casa Santini has continued to provide a warm, authentic family welcome to visitors in southern Corsica. Situated at the heart of the Bay of Porto-Vecchio, close to the port and the Citadel, and protected by its Mediterranean garden, the unique setting of Casa Santini invites you to recharge your batteries in a haven of peace. Admire the Corsican panoramas from a terrace at the water’s edge. In addition to its seafront terrace, the hotel also has a private harbour with 20 moorings. Disembark in the best way possible by landing on its small beach via a private pontoon.

Spend your days sunbathing and snorkelling, explore the island by bike, or play tennis or golf at one of the nearby clubs. With just 34 rooms, this is the perfect place for anyone looking to completely unwind and switch off.

Classic double rooms from £222 (based on 2 people sharing this July/ August 2024.) Click here for more info.

Hotel Zoo, Berlin, Germany

Fancy soaking up some Euro fever this summer? Berlin is undoubtedly one of the best cities to explore. Beyond its rich culture, fabulous museums, and countless wursts, it boasts some of the most exceptional outdoor screens and bars for watching football. Every time we’ve watched football in Berlin, even while cheering for the opposition, the atmosphere has always been safe and friendly.

Germany is hosting the EURO 2024 matches, and there’s no better place to be. Grab your mates and head to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, the perfect backdrop for the official public viewing. This is the place to watch selected matches on giant screens, together with tens of thousands of other fans, in one of the capital’s most iconic settings.

Hotel Zoo, a super-luxe 5 star eco-certified hotel, offers a health club and a wonderful centrally located base. I stayed there earlier this year and had a fabulous time, it’s in a prime position which means exploring the city on foot is incredibly easy. Plus it’s an 8-minute Uber ride from Brandenburg Gate where you can soak up all the football action!

Petit Rooms from £101 per night (based in rates during Euros mid June- early July 2024.) More info here.

Birdcage 33, Bodrum, Turkey

Nestled amidst rolling hills adorned with olive and oak trees, adults-only Birdcage 33 offers a luxurious haven for those seeking tranquility. This stylish boutique hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Aegean coast, Yalıkavak town, and its vibrant marina. Unwind by the pool or on your private terrace, some with dreamy vistas of bobbing yachts, and soak in the serene atmosphere.

The 11 rooms exude understated luxury, featuring charming stone accents and crocheted parasols. Whether you crave social interaction on the sociable terraces or prefer to unwind with a good book, Birdcage 33 caters to your needs.

While planning activities and excursions on the daily can be great, Birdcage 33 understands that sometimes the most enriching experience is simply to recharge. After indulging in the hotel’s tranquility, the vibrant town of Yalıkavak and the bustling beaches of Bodrum beckon, offering a delightful juxtaposition to your serene escape! Honestly, it’s FABULOUS!

Superior Garden Room from £424 July/ August 2024, from £320 Sept 2024 (based on 2 people sharing) Click here for more info.

Marine & Lawn Hotels and Resorts, Scotland & Northern Ireland

Marine & Lawn boasts a collection of hotels and resorts along some of the world’s most coveted golf courses.With a blend of old-world charm and modern luxury, these hotels celebrate the distinct beauty, rich histories, and golf legacies of their iconic locations. Each of the properties in Scotland and Northern Ireland presents an unparalleled experience, ensuring memorable stays for guests seeking refinement and adventure alike.

At Marine North Berwick, guests can experience the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick, while Marine Troon offers a unique combination of land, sea, and sport on the Ayrshire coast. Rusacks St Andrews invites visitors to Scotland’s true original on the Old Course, and Dornoch Station features Highlands-inspired guest rooms in a picturesque setting. Slieve Donard, located in the scenic town of Newcastle, Northern Ireland, adds to the collection’s charm.

Each location features thoughtfully designed spaces that invite guests to discover the unique tales that define each hotel and its nearby course. From the legacy of Old Tom Morris and his son at Rusacks St Andrews to Dornoch Station’s Highlands-inspired guest rooms, visitors are immersed in a celebration of story and sport, land and sea.

Their restaurants serve the very best seasonal and locally sourced produce, including beef, seafood, and game. Their culinary teams deliver high-end dining experiences that never feel fussy. Restaurant interiors are just as stunning as the food, with thoughtful, history-driven designs and unmatched course and coastline views.

Truly stunning and highly recommended for a once-in-a-lifetime mini break for any golfer in your life. Rates vary per location and dates this summer 2024. Click here for more info.


Copal, Tulum, Mexico

Seeking luxury amidst Tulum’s natural splendour? Look no further than Copal, a boutique hotel nestled along the border of Tulum National Park. Offering contemporary comfort, guests can unwind in a stylish retreat just moments away from adventure and the pristine Playa Paraíso beach. With average temperatures ranging from 24-32°C this summer, it’s the epitome of bliss!

Copal caters to modern globetrotters, providing an elevated experience in Tulum, Mexico. Each space is meticulously designed with reverence and harmony for the surrounding natural environment. With a unique character and a focus on comfort, the hotel offers wellness-inspired services and a selection of local experiences, ensuring memorable stays for all guests.

Explore the ancient Tulum Mayan Ruins, pedal through Tulum on bike, start your day with sunrise yoga, or simply relax on the beach or in the spa. With a range of activities to choose from, your time at Copal promises to be unforgettable.

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Garden View from $101 per night (based on rate this summer 2024.) Click here for more information.

Solly Hôtel Paris, France

The 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are coming to Paris from July 26th to August 11th, making the city an exceptionally popular and costly destination this summer. However, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and with tickets still available for several events, why not throw caution to the wind and book a mini-break. One thing of note: be sure to check the location of the event, as not all disciplines take place in Paris. You can find available tickets here.

Even if you’re not attending the Olympics, there’s plenty to enjoy in Paris. One of our favourite places to stay is Solly Hôtel Paris, a unique blend of guest house and Parisian hotel. The hotel pays homage to the great traveler and architect Salomon de Caus, infusing the space with a spirit of curiosity and creativity. Set on the edge of a tree-lined square in the bustling 3rd arrondissement, Solly Hôtel Paris offers a delightful escape.

We’ve stayed at this family-run, 51-room boutique hotel three times and continue to be charmed by its ambiance. Solly Hôtel Paris is ideally located, just a 10-minute walk from Les Halles and Centre Pompidou. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and grab a bite to eat at the cozy coffee shop/cafe. This quintessentially Parisian hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of Place de la Republique and Rue de Rivoli, making it a perfect base for exploring the city.

Rooms start at £410 during the Olympics (26/7 – 11/8/24), pre and post Olympics, the average price this summer is £230 per room, based on two sharing. More information here.

The EPIC SANA Algarve, Albufeira, Portugal

The EPIC SANA is a 5-star hotel in Algarve, offering a privileged location overlooking Falésia Beach. Take optimal care of your mind and body at the fantastic Sayanna Wellness Spa, or explore the extensive on-site pine forest with cliff tops in the background.

With direct access to the magnificent Falésia Beach and a great diversity of leisure and fitness services, this getaway is a perfect healthy escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a fantastic place to try SUP paddle boarding and offers a range of activities like from yoga and pilates to canoeing, cycling and basketball. Plus it’s surrounded by the Algarve’s famous golf courses, so it ensures endless opportunities for golf enthusiasts!

Double rooms from £310 per night (based on 2 people sharing this July/ August 2024.) Click here for more info.

Der Schlosswirt zu Anif – Biedermeierhotel und Restaurant, Salzburg, Austria

Let’s be real, Austria isn’t the first place that springs to mind for a summer holiday, but it’s the ultimate destination to keep everyone happy—from grandparents to babies. With mid-20s temperatures, an abundance of outdoor activities, and fresh Alpine air, it has something for everyone.

Schlosswirt zu Anif is a hidden, quirky upscale suburban gem that combines local Salzburg/Anif traditions with modern amenities. It’s a perfect base for exploring nature via the local walking trails and cycling tours, yet it’s close enough to the action. Salzburg Zoo is an 11-minute walk away, the Cathedral is a 6-minute drive, and Leopoldskron Palace is also just 6 minutes away by car. Perfect for a mini-break!

Double rooms from £158 per night (based on 2 people sharing this July 2024.) Click her for more info.

Sensoria Dolomites, Italy

Summer break in the Dolomites? Absolutely! Forget the typical all-inclusive resorts you find by the Mediterranean. Nestled at the foot of Europe’s largest high plateau, Alpe di Siusi, Sensoria Dolomites offers a unique adult-only escape for active summer adventures.

This gourmet all-inclusive package caters to travelers who love to explore. Hike breathtaking trails, horseback ride through stunning scenery, or tee off on a scenic golf course – the Dolomites are your playground. Afterward, soothe sore muscles and rejuvenate your spirit at the luxurious spa, featuring indoor and outdoor pools alongside a Finnish sauna.

Whether you crave serenity or a packed itinerary, Sensoria caters to your needs. Start and end your days with calming sound therapy sessions, or choose from activities like Wei Qi, yoga, Pilates, or meditation classes. Alternatively, explore the stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites or discover local wines through a captivating tasting tour.

Indulge in a culinary journey throughout your stay- it’s included so it would be rude not to right?! From the extensive breakfast menus, to the amazing six-course Tyrolean and Mediterranean fusion dinners in the evenings they’ve got you covered! Fancy branching out and heading to town? You’re only a five-minute walk from Dolomites and Seis-Seiser Alm Gondola!

But isn’t reaching the Dolomites in the summer difficult? Nope! Not anymore! Several convenient options exist: fly into Innsbruck, Austria (a 94-minute drive) with airlines like EasyJet. Alternatively, Verona Airport is a 116-minute drive. For those who prefer to avoid driving, train travel is a scenic option, with several stations near the hotel (as close as 15mins away).

All-inclusive double rooms from £463 per night (based on 2 people sharing this July/ August 2024.) Click here for more info.

The Nici, Bournemouth, UK

Think Miami’s South Beach, but with a British twist. Art Deco flair lines the poolside at The Nici, a Bournemouth gem that might fool you at first glance. But step outside, and you’re greeted by the golden sands of Bournemouth beach, consistently ranked among Europe’s finest.

This vibrant coastal town offers something for everyone. Explore its rich heritage and cultural gems, or head inland to the rolling green hills of Dorset and the wonders of the New Forest National Park. History buffs can’t miss the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast, a treasure trove of fossils waiting to be discovered.

Back at The Nici, relaxation awaits. An on-site cinema, Sunday yoga classes, and a plethora of activities keep you entertained. Borrow bicycles, kayaks, or paddleboards, or unwind with a game of croquet or ping-pong. The Nici ensures you’ll never be short of options.

From £225 per night (based on two people sharing this July/ August 2024.) Click here for more info.

While Mykonos and other popular Greek islands dominate Instagram feeds, have you considered visiting the charming and slightly quieter island of Paros?

With its unspoiled beaches, fantastic running and walking routes, and unparalleled sailing experiences, Paros offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle. For a truly memorable adventure, we highly recommend hiring a sailing boat for the afternoon (approximately 100-150 euros). Dive into the crystal-clear waters for swimming and snorkelling, or simply bask in the Mediterranean sun.

And when it comes to accommodation, look no further than Paros Palace. Nestled near the Port of Parikia, this upscale hotel boasts sun-bleached walls, outdoor private plunge pools or tubs, and stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Experience luxury living in harmony with Cycladic beauty and refinement, with smooth access to both the beach and the island’s capital.

Double rooms from £212 per night (based on 2 people sharing this August 2024.) Click here for more information.

A friendly note:

This post may contain some affiliate links. Clicking on these links may earn us a very small commission (at no cost to you).

However, rest assured, these aren’t just random picks. Team Glorious has meticulously researched these destinations, and they’re all places we’ve either visited, are currently planning to visit, or dream of experiencing someday.

Wherever your summer travels take you, we wish you a joyous journey! We’d be delighted to see your adventures unfold –keep us up to date via social.

Team Glorious xxx

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