The best European city breaks

Plan your next city break at one of these great hotels across Europe

Sure, there are more than enough amazing things going on in this town to keep us entertained, but even the most hardened lover of London wants a break once in a while. But where to go? The countryside is great and all but the prospect of wax jackets, wellies, zero internet, shops shutting at five (and pubs not long after...) and waiting all night for taxis that never turn up isn't all that enticing to those of us who love the hustle and bustle of a city. 

So we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of great hotels in some of Europe's very best cities. And while it's difficult to beat London, there's some serious fun to be had in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Paris – and some awesome places to stay, too. Don't believe us? Take a look below. 

The best European city breaks

The best hotels for a Barcelona city break
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The best hotels for a Barcelona city break

Taking a trip to the Catalonian capital? These are the hotels to check in at

The best hotels for a Lisbon city break
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The best hotels for a Lisbon city break

Book a hotel and start exploring one of Europe's best-looking cities

The best hotels for a Paris city break
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The best hotels for a Paris city break

Our pick of some of the finest hotels in Paris, from brilliant boutiques to luxury stays

The best hotels for a Madrid city break
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The best hotels for a Madrid city break

Here are our top tips for the best hotels to book when visiting the Spanish capital