16 amazing places to wake up

Here are 16 places with the wow factor when you draw back the curtains or open the front door…

WHERE: Platform Three,  Malvern Link Railway Station, Worcestershire
WHY: It’s a brilliant renovation of the former station master’s home.

WHERE: The Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai
WHY: Luxury, secluded, Bedouin-style ‘tents’ in the desert – a favourite with A-list stars.
WHERE: Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
WHY: You can stay in the medieval-themed Knights Village, or even in one of the castle’s towers.
WHERE: Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott
WHY:  Incredible views of the town’s seven-mile wide beach, accessed by a 100-year-old  funicular railway

WHERE: The Enchanted Village at Alton Towers, Staffordshire
WHY: The Hobbit-style houses are in the land of forest spirits and little fable folk.
WHERE: Disneyland Paris
WHY: You can have breakfast with Mickey Mouse!
WHERE: Little Boy Court Oast, Kent
WHY: It’s a pretty, round house with a conical roof where hops were dried before being sent to the brewery.

WHERE: Mains of Taymouth, Perthshire
WHY: The luxury cottages are a stone’s throw from an idyllic, ‘island’ village.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza London – Battersea
WHY: You can play ‘spot the megastar’ as the bedrooms and bar overlook London Heliport.


WHERE: Llangollen Canal, mid-Wales
WHY: Your barge can be moored up next to the 200-year-old, 1,000ft long, 126ft high Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

WHERE: Amberley Castle, Sussex
WHY: It’s like living in a fairy tale, and you’ll be treated like the monarchs who have stayed there.

WHERE: Cliff Side Suites, Firostefani, Santorini
WHY: Colourful cave houses that cling to a cliff, with spectacular views of ‘Atlantis’.

WHERE: Nissi Beach Holiday Resort, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
WHY: Because you are right on one the Med’s most beautiful beaches.

WHERE: Mirama Resorts, Taba Heights, Sinai, Egypt
WHY: It’s built in the style of a traditional Nubian village, between cinnamon-coloured mountains and a pristine beach.

WHERE: Hotel de la Cite, Carcassonne, France
WHY: This luxury hotel forms part of  Europe’s largest medieval walled citadel.

WHERE: Melia Cala Galdana hotel, Menorca
WHY: Because sea views don’t come much better than this.

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