x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Travel Deals: sumptuous hotel stays

Treat yourself to a luxurious break in London, Beirut or Azerbaijan.

Revel in the Victorian splendour of the newly refurbished St Ermin's Hotel in London.
Revel in the Victorian splendour of the newly refurbished St Ermin's Hotel in London.


London's historic St Ermin's Hotel has reopened its doors after a £30m (Dh176m) refurbishment. Originally a set of private mansions in central London, the building was converted into a hotel in 1900 and now boasts 331 newly decorated rooms and suites. The hotel is close to St James's Park underground, with Victoria railway station a short walk away. Shopping, West End theatres, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey are within walking distance. Double rooms cost from £230 (Dh1,352) per night, including taxes. Visit www.sterminshotel.co.uk or call 0044 800 6350 438 to book.


Le Gray Hotel Beirut has an end-of-year holiday offer with three nights in an executive suite, daily breakfast, your choice of lunch (December 25) or dinner (December 24) with beverages and a Le Gray holiday gift. The four-day package is valid between December 22 and 27 and costs from US$1,415 (Dh5,198), based on two sharing a double room. Visit www.legray.com or call 00 961 196 2828 to book.


Azerbaijan's first Hilton property, the newly opened Hilton Baku, is sited on the Caspian Sea shoreline with breathtaking views over the sea and city. Baku is an up-and-coming destination offering a contemporary vibe mixed with rich history. Icheri Sheher, the 12th-century ancient walled city and Unesco site, is within walking distance. The 25-storey hotel has a revolving bar on its top floor, which offers live music set against a constantly changing panorama. Its restaurants include the flagship Sky Grill on the 24th floor and all-day-dining at Cilantro and the Sugar Lounge. The hotel is approximately 25km from Heydar Aliyev International Airport, with easy access to shopping spots and nightlife. Double rooms cost from 328 Azerbaijani manat (Dh1,531) per night, including breakfast and taxes. Visit www1.hilton.com or call 00 994 12 464 5000 to book.


Stay in an 18th-century Saxon house in the historic Transylvanian village of Viscri, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Sensitively restored and home to a collection of antiques, the restored buildings offer modern facilities and amenities. The farmhouse comprises two buildings, a wide courtyard with a vegetable patch, a barn and stables. Local guides are available for cultural and gastronomic tours in the region or for hikes in the countryside around Viscri. The nearest airport is Targu Mures airport; transfers from Bucharest are available. From €36 (Dh185) per person, per night, based on two sharing a double room, including some meals. International airfare is not included. Book through www.responsibletravel.com.


Book a three-night holiday package to Singapore with Singapore Airlines and get a complimentary weekday pass to Universal Studios Singapore. The package costs from Dh3,090 per adult and includes economy return airfare from Abu Dhabi to Singapore, hotel accommodation based on two sharing and airport transfers. The offer is valid until November 29 for travel from November 7 to 30. For more information and to book, call 02 622 1110.