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Winter is definitely upon us and it's time to start asking that all-important question: Where will you be spending this Christmas? We at Great Hotels have rounded up our best Christmas and New Year packages. Whether you fancy cosying up by the log fire on a UK country break or heading to Cyprus for some winter sun, you’ll find your perfect Christmas escape here.

Winter sun Christmas package in Cyprus

Spend this Christmas soaking up some sun in Cyprus’s first boutique hotel, Londa on the Mediterranean coast of Limassol. Londa is offering a fantastic Christmas package including breakfast, welcome drink, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day lunch, afternoon tea, full use of the health and fitness centre as well as 10% off all treatments, ensuring you’ll have an enjoyable and relaxing stay this Christmas.

Offer available from £148 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14316/londa.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Enjoy the festive spirit in Lake Windermere

Experience warm open wood fires and stunning views over the Lake District on the shores of Lake Windermere this Christmas. Lakeside Hotel is offering an exceptional four-night Christmas Break with drinks reception and mince pies on arrival, a traditional English breakfast followed by a scenic lake cruise on Christmas Eve, dinner each evening, traditional Christmas lunch, Boxing Day brunch, entrance to the Lakeside Casino and more.

Offer available from £397 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14300/lakeside.htm or call +44 (0)20 7380 3658.

Bring in the New Year with a bang in Florence

Whether you’re looking for a gourmet break or a touch of culture, Hotel Brunelleschi offers it all, located in the heart of Florence’s historical district with its very own museum and two gourmet restaurants. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a three-night package including a special gift in your room upon arrival, sumptuous breakfast, afternoon snack each day served with superb Catinari hot chocolate and seasonal delicacies. You also get a gastronomic New Year’s Day brunch to further ensure you start 2013 in good spirits.

Offer available from £210 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14299/Hotel-Brunelleschi.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

VIP Christmas Package in Porto

Get treated like a celebrity at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa this Christmas, conveniently located close to Porto’s modern art museum and the city’s shopping district. Enjoy full VIP treatment on Christmas Eve with sumptuous Christmas delicacies, buffet breakfast, Christmas lunch or dinner and late check-out. Porto Palacio also boasts stunning panoramic views of Porto, an extensive spa and numerous restaurants and bars, making sure you'll never be stuck for things to do during the festive season.

Offer available from £186 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14315/porto-palacio.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

New Year festivities in the English countryside

Experience country house glamour this New Year’s Eve at The Grove, set in 300 acres of countryside. The Grove is just 40 minutes outside London's West End and is offering extensive entertainment in their New Year's package. Enjoy a drinks reception with magicians Chicks n' Tricks, three-course dinner with a 12-piece band, DJ and spectacular fireworks display. Then make the most of the extensive facilities on offer, including a championship golf course and award-winning spa.

Offer available from £392 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14322/grove.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Explore Brussels' winter wonders

If you like Christmas markets, you'll love Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie's Christmas offer. It gives you a pack for two to Winter Wonders, the Christmas markets at the Grand Place and Place St. Catherine's area, which are filled to the brim with activities for adults and children. The pack includes two ice-skating passes, a tour on the big wheel, free drink, chocolates and more. You'll also get buffet breakfast, late check-out and free access to the hotel's fitness centre.

Offer available from £93 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14326/Thon-Hotel-Bristol-Stephanie.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

A white Christmas in Bulgaria

Famous for its winter-sport facilities, Borovets is perfect for those looking for an affordable ski holiday this Christmas. The luxurious Borovets Euphoria Club Hotel & Spa is offering a special Christmas package, including breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and free access to the hotel's spa. Enjoy the calming waters of the heated indoor pool and the bubbling jacuzzi after a fun-filled day on the slopes. Children up to 12 years old sharing their parents' room stay for free.

Offer available from £53 per room per night. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14319/borovets-euphoria.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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