City hotels that have an oasis as standard, from London to New York
City hotels that have oasis as standard, from London’s Mandarin Oriental to New York’s Park Hyatt
- Book Park Central Hotel or Park Hyatt close to Central Park in New York
- The back of London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park overlooks Hyde Park
- In Valencia, the Blanq Carmen Hotel, a hip getaway, overlooks Jardin del Turia
Booking a hotel at a park is a great way to enjoy the greenery during a busy city trip.
From the rooms on the top floor of the Generator hotel in Amsterdam, guests can look out over the treetops of the Oosterpark through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The walls are adorned with trees and foliage, and it’s so rural you almost feel like you’re sleeping in the open – yet it’s just a short walk from the main museums and canals in the heart of the city. Double from £105 per night (staygenerator.com).
Book a hotel near New York’s Central Park to enjoy the greenery during a busy city trip
Book in New York near the Strawberry Fields area of Central Park – a special 2.5-acre quiet zone in memory of John Lennon. Park Central Hotel on 7th Avenue is a good choice, with double rooms from £130 per night (parkcentralny.com), or splash out on a £38,000-per-night Manhattan Sky Suite at the Park Hyatt (hyatt.com).
In London, the back of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge overlooks Hyde Park, with a charming terrace and fine restaurant. Double from £628 per night (mandarinoriental.com).
Or book into the Richmond Harbor Hotel next to Richmond Park, the capital’s largest at 2,400 acres and home to 600 deer, for £153 a night (havenhotels.co.uk).
In Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, the Blanq Carmen Hotel, a hip getaway, overlooks Jardin del Turia, a beautiful six-mile park that’s great to explore by bike. Double from £70 per night (blanqhotels.com).
The iconic Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has a charming terrace and fine restaurant
Should you find yourself in Saint Helena, the British Overseas Territory deep in the South Atlantic, staying at the Mantis hotel in the capital city of Jamestown is great as you can head across the street to Castle Gardens, a small park with tropical plants and trees that date to Napoleon’s time. B&B from £189 per night (mantiscollection.com).
The Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel in Sydney overlooks the harbour, but is also close to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Double from £162 per night (ovolohotels.com)