5 Top Chic European Hotels

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 10:47 am

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There's nothing quite like stepping through the doors of a chic hotel for the first time! It marks the start of an adventure, your arrival in a place where there's a whole new world to disover. So in true summer holiday spirit, here at 7 For All Mankind, we've hand-picked 5 serious hip hotels around Europe to help you plan, or just dream of your next get-away.

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The 25 Hours Hotel Berlin is creating a lot of buzz in Europe this summer. Thanks to the views over the park and the zoo — the décor is pure “urban jungle!”  – hammocks come standard in rooms, as do large tubs and rain showers for a cool resort take on one of the most happening city's in the world. If that's not enough, the hotel also offers a rooftop Monkey Bar where you can enjoy a seriously good burger, served up from inside an Airstream trailer while watching a whole lot of monkeying around.

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Set in the heart of Budapest — the Four Season Hotel is an idyllic place to stay during your city break. Its neoclassical design is inspirational and walking through the main door into the lobby feels like stepping into a fairy tale. The hotel's graceful architecture – incorporating vaulting ceilings and arched windows – are a visual spectacle and as you follow the glass hallway, you're taken to an outdoor pool where the staff will treat you just like royalty. If you're looking for a cultured and romantic getaway filled with music and art, this is your destination!

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One of the best spas in the world, lemon-scented gardens and a bedroom that overlooks two lakes at the foot of a snow-capped mountain, what more could you want? The Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel is a place to really kick back and relax. So if you're looking for a place to stay where you can get away from it all, this beautiful hotel is the place for you.

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Ever wondered what it would feel like to stay in a hotel where every piece of furniture (including your bed) is sculpted from ice? The Ice Hotel in Sweden speaks for itself. Situated in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern Sweden with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs (a treat for all you dog lovers). During the day you can either relax in one of the ice baths, or if you're more adventurous take a ski pad out and go racing in the artic snow, while once it turns dark you can sip on a cocktail while watching the greatest firework display — the Northern lights. The Ice Hotel is a trip of a lifetime.

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Imagine a room (and a pool!) with a view facing out onto breathtakingly beautiful Santorini in Greece. With it's small white-washed towns, packed with chic restaurants and boutiques, as well as it's glittering coastline, Perivolas is becoming hotter by the season and this 9-room coastal chteau, located next to the ancient rock walls of it's seriously cute village is a true piece of hidden paradise.