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Great offers from Great Hotels of the World this Christmas

15 November 2011

Great Hotels of the World have compiled the best offers from its member hotels so you can enjoy an unforgettable Christmas with your loved ones. These offers are specially designed to ensure you get into the festive spirit!

Enjoy a traditional Hungarian Christmas

Budapest is a great place to be during Christmas. The city’s main square, Óbuda, hosts festive programmes on the four weekends of Advent and there are a great deal of concerts, puppet shows, ice rinks and folk craft markets, offering entertainment for everyone.

Continental Hotel Zara is located in Budapest’s city centre and it is a great base for guests to enjoy and explore the city. The hotel is offering a fantastic Christmas package, which includes lavish buffet breakfast, unlimited use of the hotel’s wellness centre, a one-hour massage per person, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine on the terrace of their renowned ARAZ restaurant and sumptuous Christmas Eve dinner.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13670/continental-hotel-zara.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Be amazed by the Northern Lights

The aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Hotel Ranga is one of the world's best places to see them and its picturesque surroundings offer views of the famous Mount Hekla, where you can see a range of mountains, glaciers and a live volcano. But for something extra special, Hotel Ranga can arrange helicopter trips over the nearby volcano on Eyjafjalljökull, which will surely get your heart racing.

This luxurious Northern Lights offer at Hotel Ranga applies during the Christmas period. It includes daily sumptuous breakfast and free access to the hotel's hot tubs and billiard room.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/12404/hotel-ranga.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Experience winter sun in Cyprus

Surrounded by stunning white cliffs, vineyards and orchards, with an unspoiled beach stretching out in front, Christmas at the Columbia Beachotel in Limassol will be full of magical memories you'll never forget. There are also some great facilities on offer for guests, including golf, water sports and an excellent spa.

The hotel is offering a luxury Christmas package where guests will have the opportunity to stay at the Columbia Beachotel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a sea view room, receive welcome drinks on arrival, sumptuous festive breakfast, Christmas Eve Gala dinner and Christmas day buffet lunch. Guests will also enjoy carolling on Christmas day, mulled wine and roasted chestnuts – receive all the benefits of Christmas without doing any of the work yourself!

For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13001/columbia-beachotel.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Winter wonderland

With its Christmas markets and field of lights at the Grand Place, Brussels is an excellent destination for a Christmas break. Check out Brussels’ ‘Winter Wonders’, which has a range of outdoor winter activities to get you in the Christmas spirit including a huge ice rink, sled track and merry-go-rounds.

Hotel Metropole is the only 19th-century hotel still in operation in Brussels; a historical landmark renowned for impeccable service and luxury amenities. To make your Christmas extra special, Hotel Metropole are offering guests a free upgrade to a Privilege room, VIP treatment, buffet breakfast served in the Le Jardin Indien restaurant, hot chocolate in the bar and Belgian chocolates.

For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/12452/metropole.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Celebrate in style this Christmas

Spend this Christmas relaxing in the beautiful town of Cascais, Portugal. Take a walk along the famous harbour and enjoy a Christmas dinner along with a glass of Portuguese hot buttered rum whilst taking in Portugal's stunning landscape.

Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort is giving guests the chance to experience Christmas in style, offering sparkling wine and strawberries on arrival, a little Christmas gift pack including massage oil and other surprises, daily sumptuous breakfast, private parking and free access to the hotel's spa which features a sauna, indoor swimming pool, hammam, and fully equipped gym.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13027/hotel-quinta-da-marinha.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Experience London’s famous Christmas lights

London is one of the best places to spend your Christmas. The Christmas lights shine brightly throughout the city and there are so many activities on offer during the festive season, such as the idyllic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, with its ice rink, Christmas circus, giant wheel and Santaland.

Located in the heat of Mayfair, The St James's Hotel and Club provides the perfect base for Christmas shopping, sightseeing and experiencing British culture. The hotel has a fantastic offer over Christmas which includes daily breakfast, a pre-theatre two course supper at the hotel's Michelin star restaurant and two top price tickets for any musical of guest’s choice.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13449/st-james-hotel-club.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Christmas shopping package in Lisbon

By the end of November, Lisbon decorates its streets with more than two million lights throughout the city centre. Visit one of Lisbon’s most famous squares, Rossio Square, an exciting place during Christmas time because of its grand ice skating rink.

Altis Suites in Lisbon are offering guests a special Christmas shopping package including accommodation in a family suite (sleeps two adults and two children), buffet breakfast at the hotel's Girassol restaurant, a 72 hour Lisbon shopping card, providing guests with discounts of up to 15% and transfers to/from Belem, known as Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13383/altis-suites.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

A romantic Christmas break in Madrid

Look no further if you want your Christmas break to be a romantic one. Walk hand-in-hand around the Christmas market in Plaza Mayor or watch a nativity play at the Town Hall. For something extra special, go ice-skating at the stunning Retiro Park, which will be sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Your romantic getaway will continue at the hotel as Eurostars Madrid Tower is offering guests a romantic package, welcoming guests with a bottle of Cava on arrival anddelicious chocolates. But if that is not enough to sway you, the offer also includes breakfast in the hotel's gorgeous panoramic restaurant.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13074/eurostars-madrid-tower.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


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