Words by Lucy Thomas
With the Bank Holiday rapidly approaching, and summer nearly over, there is no better use of those extra days off than catching some last minute sun before winter looms its way in. We're here to help you make the most of it with our top bank holiday breaks from Mr & Mrs Smith.
Mykonos is the place of dreams; crystal clear turquoise waters juxtapose against the almost entirely white-painted architecture, with narrow cobbled alleys paving the way to small boutiques and restaurants. Rocabella encompasses the clean-cut Grecian style of whites and blues and adds wood and linens to create an earthy beach paradise, that stretches from the inside of the bedroom out to the horizon where the windows and balconies allow the most perfect sea view.
The bold use of pattern and texture throughout this boutique hotel’s interior makes staying here a unique experience. Located in the heart of Paris, a 15-minute stroll from Gare du Nord, you are conveniently at the epicentre of restaurants, bars, shops, museums, parks and entertainment that are sure to keep you amused during your stay. Rooms fitted with floor to ceiling windows are perfect for people-watching on the bustling streets of Paris, while simultaneously letting the room flood with light, complementing the retro-inspired décor and Hollywood film feel.
Guaranteed there isn’t anywhere that’s quite like Max Brown Ku’Damm in Berlin. This quirky city escape instils colour and cool into industrial minimalism; copper pipes and exposed light bulbs galore cross with vivid cushions and neon signs. This space breaks the rules, and its personality protrudes unapologetically. The rooms are slightly more toned down than the bar and lobby area, but only slightly. Hints of personality in the form of patterned wallpaper, potted plants and colourful bed linens can be seen and reaffirm the hotels capacity to inject quirky cool into almost all aspects of the space. Perfect for both short and long stays, making it ideal for a last-minute Bank Holiday getaway.
Minimal living has been injected with traditional Moroccan design to create this beautiful space where two worlds collide. Mosaic wall and floor tiles and stained-glass windows inject dimension and colour into the rooms and give them an intimate homely feel. Fez is an upcoming city that is full of pandemonium and charm, with a historical past that will captivate any visitor.
Stepping into the Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel you are greeted by a turquoise and gold colour palette that sets the tone of the trip: extravagance. The bright and modern rooms have an industrial edge that adds to the refined and bespoke minimal interior throughout the hotel. Spend days in the sun in the rooftop pool, complete with sun loungers and as day fades to night enjoy the rooftop bar and watch the city’s commotion below from uninterrupted panoramic views. Immerse yourself in nature in the El Panarra terrace, the walls are decorated with potted plants and greenery complimented by the bamboo chairs, tables and stools.
If you're on the look out for another last-minute getaway, then why not opt for something closer to home with London's hidden gem, the My Chelsea Hotel.
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