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Pamper or play with free gifts from SmithUnion Jack Jubilee buntingRight then, now the sun’s made an appearance, we’re all in holiday mood – double bank holiday mood! Whether you’re hoping to head to London this weekend to join a Jubilee street party, or want to make the most of your extra days off with a last-minute week away, we’ve got some fantastic late availability at hotels and houses across Europe and the UK.

Better still, if you book five nights or more (at any combination of hotels), we’ll give you a free gift worth £120+ – just use the code PAMPER for an Elemis spa hamper, or PLAY for a set of handmade Brazilian Frescobal bats. Anyway, let’s not stand on ceremony: here are our top Jubilee escapes in London, the Cotswolds, France, Greece and Spain…


Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, London

Doubles from £174
Style Reinvented vintage cool
Setting Bohemian Bethnal Green

Modern fixtures such as floor-to-ceiling glass add modern edge to this Edwardian building; but marble floors, high ceilings and stately staircases remain in charge. Headline acts are chef Nuno Mendes‘ Michelin-starred restaurant Viajante, and a cocktail list that includes the Anchorman-referencing ‘Ron Burgundy’ (with a little bit of pepper. And some cheese. Ahem). Book now

Blakes hotel South Kensington

Doubles from £263
Style Orient excess
Setting Secluded SW7

Each room at Anouska Hempel’s South Ken boutique hotel has its own style, but all are inspired by various far-off lands: Russia, India, Turkey… The decor, while perhaps a little too redolent of the Eighties for some, is testament to Ms Hempel’s impeccable taste and astonishing attention to detail. Book now

Cotswolds88 hotel PainswickCOTSWOLDS88, PAINSWICK
Doubles from £94, including breakfast
Style Versace in verdant surrounds
Setting In a quiet country town

The brainchild of Loungelover London co-founder Marchella De Angelis, this is s a temple to Italian design. Gloriously OTT touches such as PVC-backed chairs and chrome mannequins vie for attention with the hotel’s Palladian backdrop, and the result is a space that’s luxurious and super-stylish, with a cheeky sense of humour. Book now

45 Park Lane hotel in London45 PARK LANE, LONDON
Doubles from £474
Style Deco and debonair
Setting Majestic Mayfair

Add it up: Wolfgang Puck restaurant, a gallery’s worth of British art (including 16 panels by Damien Hirst), and glossy, glamorous interiors by Thierry W Despont and enviable address – guests get to wake up to leafy Hyde Park and moneyed Mayfair. Book now 

Chapel Cottage, Cheltenham, Cotswolds

Self-catering (sleeps four), £995 a week
Style Cottagey exterior, dove-grey interior
Setting Secret Cheltenham lane

A stroll from countless antiques shops and reputable restaurants and the Cotswolds town’s fashionable Montpellier and Suffolks areas, this semi-detached cottage is the perfect place to cosy up with your other half or a few friends. The chrome-fitted kitchen diner has a stylish limed oak floor and a small table for four. Children over six or babes-in-arms can stay, too. Book now

Hazlitt's hotel, Soho, LondonHAZLITT’S, LONDON
Doubles from £227
Style Discreet, distinctive, historic
Setting Insiders’ Soho

Spread across three historic houses in the heart of Soho, this bijou B&B-style bolthole takes its name from William Hazlitt, the 18th-century essayist who lived there. Most of the bedrooms have freestanding clawfooted baths, Victorian bathroom fittings and antique beds. A suitable stay for such a historic event. Book now


Fresh Hotel in AthensFRESH HOTEL, ATHENS
Doubles from €113
Style Breath of fresh flair
Setting Minutes from Omonia

Fresh Hotel’s smallish rooms put the ‘funk’ into ‘functional’, with a neon-flash colour scheme and stylish Perspex bucket seats. Go for rooms on the upper floors, which – along with the rooftop pool and ninth-floor restaurant – have fantastic views of the Parthenon. Book now

Doubles from €139
Style Pebbles and porticos
Setting Moments from Monemvasia

Overlook the fairy-tale rock city of Monemvasia from a prime poolside position, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, on an ancient Byzantine estate. The hotel’s spa has a traditional Ottoman hammam, with water cabins, treatment rooms and Jacuzzis indoors and out. Book now

Hospes Maricel hotel MallorcaHOSPES MARICEL, MALLORCA
Doubles from €295
Style Majestic, modern Mallorcan mansion
Setting Turquoise Cas Catalá bay

This 16th-century mansion sits right at the water’s edge, with decor inspired by the distinctive honey-hued stone terraces from the north of the island. Traditionalists will like the Deluxe Double Rooms, which each have a private terrace and plunge pool, as well as sparkling sea views. Book now

Domaine de Verchant, Languedoc hotelDOMAINE DE VERCHANT, LANGUEDOC
Doubles from €300
Style Revamped mansion
Setting Manicured vineyard

Set on its own wine estate just outside Montpellier, in Castelnau Le Lez, this grand boutique hotel is a mansion made over by Raymond Morel into a luxury retreat with a deliciously decadent spa. The free-form swimming pool is encircled by lush lawns, pine and palm trees, and lots of vines. Book now

Jardins Secrets, Nîmes hotelJARDINS SECRETS, LANGUEDOC
Doubles from €270
Style Toile de Jouy, tant de joie
Setting Hidden in Roman Nîmes

From the song birds in the walled garden and the paraphernalia carefully placed in the communal areas to the individual styling of the bedrooms, every detail of this southern French haven has been considered to create a romantic atmosphere.

Le Couvent des Minimes, Provence hotel

Doubles from €320
Style L’Occitane-enhanced convent
Setting Aromatic Luberon gardens

Once home to Minimes monks, this sensual hotel has an enticing spa and 15-acre aromatic gardens, the fruits of which are served up in the gastronomic restaurant. If you have friends or family in tow, opt for the hotel’s biggest suite, La Maison de Mane, which can be arranged as a two-bedroom apartment. Book now

Don’t forget, as a Smith member you’ll not only get a fantastic free gift with bookings of five nights or more, you’re still entitled to your Smith member extra at every hotel you stay at. Extras at the hotels above include free spa access, massages, complimentary breakfast and bottles of wine… cheers!

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