If you’ve only got a day off or you want to maximise your weekend take a leaf out of our new travel Editor @0nlyMums – Rebecca loves an elaborate day off! Travel hungry and time poor doesn’t stop this busy Mum exploring. She went to Ibiza for 12 hours, Amsterdam for dinner and home from London to Manchester via Santorini for the night to satisfy the need for some Greek Island extravagance! Spend savvy and soul refreshed it is safe to say the daycation is here to stay!
Rebecca joins us next month following her trip to Paris – Parental recovery at its finest! Post six weeks school holiday summer burn out called for a childfree 24 hours in Parisian culture with the girls and home in time to do the Monday morning school run.
The place you choose to stay during your holidays plays a pivotal role in shaping your overall trip and perception of a destination. A remarkable hotel room has the power to enhance your journey, and when coupled with a captivating view, it transforms your stay into a truly unforgettable experience. Whether on a safari in Tanzania or in the heart of Manhattan, these hotel views will have you returning again and again to the same destinations, and the room with the best views.
The recently opened Ngorongoro Lodge in Tanzania offers travellers an idyllic luxury hideaway, complete with breath-taking views of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. The 600-metre-deep crater, 25,000 plus animals and 2.5 million years of history are just some of the treasures awaiting you in the country’s ‘Garden of Eden’. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to the densest population of lions in the world, as well as the endangered Black Rhino, and the property offers a menu of bespoke experiences that offer unrivalled exploration of the local area, all while preserving and protecting – think hot air balloon rides, spending time with the local Maasai people and dining experiences in the Crater.
Rates start from $800 (approx. £628) per night. For more information, please visitwww.melia.com/en/hotels/tanzania/ngorongoro-conservation-area/ngorongoro-lodge-melia-collection.
The Dolli, Athens
Stroll through the historic centre of downtown Athens, amongst the capital’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, and discover true boutique luxury at The Dolli at Acropolis. Spanning across five floors, The Dolli redefines the Athenian skyline and offers striking views of the city’s iconic Parthenon.
Boasting 46 individually appointed rooms and suites, that can be transformed into larger apartments and pieds-à-terre, an all-day rooftop bar & restaurant with wraparound views and an alluring rooftop infinity pool that casts reflections of the temple of Athena on its waters, the hotel invites guests to experience Athens at its most authentic, providing an intimate space to truly feel at home.
Rates start from £450 per night. For more information, please visit https://thedolli.com/
Boasting unobstructed views of the Indian ocean, set amongst lush foliage and framed by sugar-white sands, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi’s recently launched Beach Tented Villa is one of the archipelago’s most unique offerings. Thoughtfully designed to sit in harmony with the natural environment, the villas strike the perfect balance between luxury, wellness, space, and seclusion. A one-of-a-kind alternative to the traditional beach and overwater accommodation, the beach tented vi.
Enjoy your break.