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Great places to stay, Reviews

Rest your head: this month’s reviews

CorsicaHotel de l’Europe, Saint Florent, Corsica: Saint Florent is a picturesque and busy tourist destination on the north west coast of Corsica. In August I can imagine that it’s heaving, but a week in late September was perfect; there were a few people to enhance the local population but a relaxed and laid back atmosphere prevailed. Hotel de l’Europe is in a prime position on the main street, with good rooms and a restaurant overlooking the beautiful port. It’s next door to the town square and the locals were keen to engage us tourists in some sporting Boules competition. The hotel itself is housed in a 1876 building and the establishment retains much of its historic charm. Much of the furniture is from the fin de siecle including an intricately carved bed in our room. The small but perfectly formed balcony was an incredible spot for sunset. The view out to the mountains is to die for and the sea breeze in our room was very welcoming. Wednesday is market day and we were awoken early by the delightful noise of a French market in its first throws. It’s not the place to go for modern comfort and luxury but it’s clean, characterful and perfectly placed. We loved it. Polly Fryer

Wakeup CopenhagenWakeup Copenhagen, Denmark: It’s not easy to find budget friendly places in Copenhagen, but we felt this one fitted the bill. An easy walk from both Tivoli Gardens and Central Station, Wakeup Copenhagen has over 500 rooms that are all very compact but clean and stylish, complete with flat screen TVs and capsule like showers. It’s not exactly full of character and it’s definitely just a place to ‘rest your head’ but it offers good value for money for a double room. It is sleek and modern and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. There were great options at breakfast too. It’s a very good choice for a weekend trip when all you want to do is get out there and explore the city.  Alex Braithwaite 




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