Easter is just around the corner, so if you haven’t followed our suggestions yet, perhaps these might give you ideas for a last minute trip. Easter weekend 2 to 5 April.
The Krafft Hotel in Basel is offering a typical Swiss Easter tradition with your “Fährimaa”.
The package includes:
1 Overnight stay in a double room
1 Consum-Plättli – an assortment of sliced meats and cheese – with sparkling wine or red wine on a relaxing ferry ride
1 Victorinox Swiss army knife to make the “Plättli” consumption unforgettable
Surprise in your room
Free usage of public transportation
Double rooms facing the river Rhine cost CHF 320.00 for 2 people per night, excl. guest tax, or street facing double rooms for CHF 270.00 for 2 people per night, excl. guest tax.
Want a Viennese Easter? Then try the Hollmann Beletage in Vienna. Their Easter package includes:
3 nights in an XL double room
Easter brunch on Sunday
Daily 6 course gourmet breakfast
Disposable camers (including development & shipping of your pictures)
A guided Vienna tour
All for EUR 627 per room and stay (3 nights).
They are also laying on their own version of an Easter Egg hunt. Alongside their traditional easter eggs and chocolate bunnies, 3 iPods will be hidden in the hotel for you to find.
Are you the brightest of all your friends? Were you the one who came up with the idea to do something about getting away like you’ve all been talking about for months?
Be rational – you’re not going to do the road trip to California together so how about getting involved with Germany? The New Yorker in Cologne, East Hotel in Hamburg or Lux 11 in Berlin are superb for nightlife and not in the horrible resort way, but in the cosmopolitan way that means in the day you feel equally as good and not like you’ve been up all night drinking anti-freeze.
Your group piggy bank with “Barbados” tippexed on it is rather un-weighty? Polarise your plans with Hotel Skeppsholmen, found on one of Stockholm’s many islands, only a 10 minute walk (yes, walk, it’s a beautiful one too) to some of Sweden’s most luxurious bars and clubs and come home again to your own little haven. Or maybe, all your stressful lives just need a little mending. Get to know each other again with a relaxing chilled, insiders choice at Hollmann Beletage in Vienna or Greulich Hotel in Zurich. Perhaps an intimate and highly personalised trip to the Lesic Dimitri Palace in Korcula, Croatia, complete with private yachts and island exploration?
Europe this Easter time is actually doable – Think how easy it would be.
Cabin fever finally driven you mad? You’ve been moaning, they’ve been moaning, You’re both lashing out at each other because you’ve not gone anywhere apart from Ikea and the supermarket and there’s stuff that needs doing round the house. It’s not their fault, their perfect. It’s not what you’ve wanted to achieve in 2010, you wanted to travel more and live life “to the full”. Take an Easter break before you kill each other.
The hotel room you choose is so important. So, which hotel we think you should stay in is a matter of what kind of couple you are.
If you’re a couple of media-lovers then Hotel Omm in Barcelona will be right up your modern street. Both equally as fashionable as you are well-travelled? Then the Lanchid 19 in Budapest will tick all your dapper boxes. Or, as we don’t all have our own summerhouses, try the warm and cosy lakeside Hotel J on Nacka Strand, Stockholm.
Diverse and hopelessly romantic? Then Krafft in Basel or the Hotel des Academies in Paris. However, what if you’re a new couple and you’re trying to avoid the obvious romance? Ca’Pisani Hotel in Venice might be appropriately placed for love but is so subtly seductive that it will put you completely at ease.
Enough of work, home, sleep, work. Easter 2-5 April.
If like us you’ve survived the freakish winter, the new decade slog at work, the tedious post New Year chats, you’re probably starting to feel a bit like robots. Yes? Then, do something about it. We might not be able to offer you hot hot hot, but we can offer you a change of scenery. We know how sometimes you can’t pinpoint what you want so it blurts out as “sun, oh god the sun, I miss the sun”. It’s maybe not just the sun. We need a bit of variation as going to a different supermarket or taking a different route home is a start but it really isn’t as environment changing as we’d like.
We’re looking out for your needs, for your welfare and happiness. Think of us as something between a shoulder to cry on and fun fascists.
Go away for Easter – you have no idea how happy it will make you.