The ProntoHotel Fall Hotel Guide 2014 1 - Page 11

ProntoHotel’s Recommendations for Hotels in the Off-Season Thistle Kensington Gardens, London Located directly on Kensington Gardens, this beautiful London hotel is in the midst of all of the action of the city. With beautiful park views and proximity to Kensington Palace, the happening Mayfair neighborhood, the shopping mecca Oxford Street, and Buckingham Palace, you can enjoy endless strolls through quiet Hyde Park right outside of your door. The nightlife of the West End is just a cab ride away from this contemporary, chic retreat within the London. Book here: Thistle Kensington Gardens Address: 104 Bayswater Road, London, England 4 Stars ♦ 175 Rooms ♦ City The Peninsula, Paris This glorious, luxurious hotel in Paris just opened in August, so by now, they’ve worked out all of the kinks—if they had any to begin with—and yet it’s still new enough to make you feel like you’re discovering something exciting. Offering the stellar service and experience for which the brand is known, along with gorgeous accommodations and a great terrace restaurant that has views of the Eiffel Tower, you’ll also be down the street from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. Book here: The Peninsula Paris Address: 19 Avenue Kléber, Paris, France 5 Stars ♦ 200 Rooms ♦ City Raphael Hotel, Rome If you want to be in the center of Rome while staying in one of the best small hotels in town, then this property will accomplish both. Just a few streets away from Piazza Navona, you’ll live your autumn dolce vita in style. The ivy-covered facade of the building will set the tone, and the interior will make you feel like royalty. The terrace and its restaurant (one of two on site) will melt your heart, the views of Rome’s rooftops keeping your eyes and camera busy the whole trip! Book here: Raphael Hotel Address: Largo Febo 2, Rome, Italy 5 Stars ♦ 50 Rooms ♦ City 10