As this summer’s heatwave soars across Europe, we are seeking relief from the high temperatures and sun. A hotel pool truly presents to be an urban oasis letting you forget about the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, offering an escape from the temperatures and a perfect refreshment.
No matter if you are on a city break and taking a quick dip after exciting explorations, if you are travelling for business and urgently need to cool down between meetings or if you simply take it slow on a staycation – we’ve got you covered with our top 5 Hotels with a great Pool, let’s dive in:
Mitropoleos 49, Athina 105 56, Greece
Does it get any better than an infinity Hotel pool in the middle of a vibrant capital City? Yes, The Dolli in Athens offers its guest not only an incredible rooftop pool but also a view of the Acropolis literally topping it all.
The 2023 newly established boutique hotel is set up in a 1925 neoclassical building which was entirely refurbished for the hotel opening and now shines in contemporary elegance. The suites are curated with attention to detail mixing modern and antique, featuring work of world-famous artists. The epitome of sophistication.
Another highlight is the friendly staff which will ensure you have a fantastic time in the manner of Greek warmth and hospitality.
Marriott The Madrid EDITION
Pl. de Celenque, 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
This hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Madrid with Plaza Mayor, Parque de El Retiro and Gallery Reina Sofía within walking distance. Great shopping opportunities and hip restaurants and bars are also nearby.
However, if you decide to stay in, you won’t regret it either. The hotel features two high-end restaurants led by famous chefs serving Mexican and Peruvian cuisine with a twist.
The design of the rooms and facilities is minimalistic and timeless, yet very stylish and unique following a white colour scheme.
The rooftop with the hotel’s pool is a superb spot to relax. The pool, which is quite large for a hotel city pool, even offers a waterbed and is the perfect stop to cool down with a book or cocktail.
Marriott W ROME
26/36, Via Liguria, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
The refreshment for body and soul which you shouldn’t miss is situated on the rooftop terrace of the W in the heart of Rome. Surprisingly, the plunge pool along with sun lounges and the rooftop bar presents a quiet area for relaxation in the vibrant city.
The hotel itself impresses with a refreshing 90s aesthetic: colourful and stylish. In the luxurious rooms and suites, you will recognize the W’s signature style yet merge with Roman influences. The hotel restaurant features a menu curated by Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano with Sicilian-inspired dishes. Also, you shouldn’t miss out on the exceptional cocktails which are occasionally accompanied by live DJ performances.
Palácio Príncipe Real
R. de São Marçal 77, 1200-419 Lisboa, Portugal
Our next hotel recommendation is a 19th-century palace with a large ground-level pool surrounded by a beautiful garden with lemon trees.
The restored interior of the building is full of Portuguese charm and design elements like the iconic blue and white tiles and Moorish stucco work. With only 28 bedrooms, which are all equipped with modern appliances and which are all different from each other, the hotel offers a personal approach catering to the individual needs of all of its guests. Palácio Príncipe Real offers great quality and is truly a hidden gem in Lisbon.
Hotel Molitor Paris – MGallery
13 Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris, France
The pool of Hotel Molitor is definitely “le centre d’attention” and a treat for anyone who enjoys getting sporty in the water. Located just in the outskirts of Paris it is also a hop away from other sporting sites like Stade Roland Garros is right next door or ParisLongchamp race.
The hotel embraces its history being a repurposed spa resort and impresses with a chic Art Deco design and accumulation of art. The rooms overlooking the inviting pool on the other hand are modern, minimalistic, and clean.
The hotel offers a wide range of facilities such as a gym, fitness classes, a spa, a restaurant, a bar and a rooftop terrace.
Apart from that, the hotel’s capacious meeting and conference rooms make it the perfect choice for business events and meetings. The dip in the pool pre or post-work is a guarantee for a productive stay despite all heat.
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Now that the warm season is over it’s time to say goodbye to our favourite European beach clubs and coastal restaurant for a while. Instead, we created this edition of the AirGO food guide to introduce the best steak houses in Europe serving top-notch options for meat lovers.
Find dining options unique to the destination with appetizing local and high-quality dishes created by award-winning chefs or insider tips for truly good food and experience the charming ambience of the location.
Italy, Florence, Via del Trebbio 1r
Another excellent Italian steak restaurant is Buca Lapi. The restaurant is hidden, but once you found it behind the giant old vaults you will be welcomed to the homey atmosphere of the oldest running restaurant in Florence. The kitchen is visible and guests are invited to see the preparation of their meals. The menu features traditional Tuscany dishes. First-time visitors should not miss out on the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina.
Bricco e Bacco
Italy, Sicily, Monreale PA, Via B. d’Acquisto, 13
Bricco e Bacco is heaven for steak fans. Located in a small hilly suburb, the restaurant has a typical rustic Italian atmosphere. Bricco e Bacco provides a real Sicilian experience using selected local ingredients and serving typical dishes but refined with influences from around the world. The hospitality of the owner and waiting staff really make the restaurant stand out.
Shanahan’s on the Green
Ireland, Dublin, St Stephen’s Green 119
Shanahan’s on the Green is not a typical steak house, situated in a Georgian townhouse is the finest steak restaurant in Dublin. Stunning chandeliers and fine tableware complete the elegant setting. The dishes on the menu certainly own up to the elevated style of the restaurant. Shanahan’s on the Green is famous for its selection of high-quality meat and excellent steak preparation. The staff will give you a recommendation for a steak like a sommelier would recommend a good wine. Leave some room for dessert, the menu offers some excellent cakes to complete a remarkable meal.
Shanahan’s on the Green will surprise you with an all-around fine dining experience.
Ireland, Dublin, Anne St S, Dublin, Centenary House
After dinner at Shanahan’s on the Green, head down Grafton street for 5 minutes to end the evening with a cocktail at Zozimus. The atmosphere of the trendy bar is great, there is always good music playing and the vintage look reminds of the Great Gatsby era. Zozimus is best known for its variety of signature cocktails, but its selection of sparkling wines and whiskeys also will not disappoint you.
UK, London, 3 Locations Mayfair/City/Canary Wharf
Goodman steakhouse is originally from New York before the brand expanded to its three locations in London. The London branches are designed in a similar classic chic way to the New York restaurant: dark wood, leather seating and dimmed light create a cosy atmosphere to stay a whole evening enjoying the 3-course menu. The Michelin restaurant has a great selection of beef and wine, the rib eye is a must-try.
When it comes to travelling, food plays a big role. Regardless if you are travelling for business, seeking recreation at the beach, or if you want to explore a city, the restaurants you visit will have a part in making the trip remarkable.
Now that after a long lockdown-caused closure restaurant are starting to welcome guest again, we created the AirGO food guide for you with carefully selected eateries across Europe which also inspire our famous AirGO catering choices. Find dining options unique to the destination with appetizing local and high-quality dishes created by award-winning chefs or insider tips for quality food and experience the charming ambience of the location.
La Petite Maison
France, Nice, 11 Rue Saint-François de Paule
An extraordinary dining experience for decades and the “cantina” of our AirGO founders in Nice. Located in a former 19th-century grocery store in the lively city center of Nice. The restaurant has a casual and vibrant atmosphere and is well known for celebrating whatever is worth to be celebrated. All dishes are typical for the region, original Niçoise food with local and high-quality ingredients. Excellent fresh fish (we love the sole and the “Loup comme on aime”), meat and vegetables with a fun twist. La Petite Maison… the original… don’t expect what you expect from a restaurant… but always simply quality food in a unique atmosphere.
Hotel Costes and Société Coste
France, Paris, 239 Rue St. Honoré / 4 Place Saint-Germain des Prés
Coste belonging to the Costes Family is a group of fine Parisian restaurants in very mythic settings. The restaurant in Hotel Costes is chic and exclusive with an awe-inspiring ambiance decoration and this is also underlined by its clientele. The menu, created by Jean-Louis Costes, offers traditional French gastronomy combined with a contemporary gourmet approach with an emphasis on organic and seasonal ingredients. The differently styled rooms are located around a patio which takes you to a romantic Italian pizzeria even though you are just some steps away from the famous Place Vendôme. Along with the restaurant the Hotel Costes also has a glamorous bar serving iconic drinks with live music.
On the Left Bank of the Seine river, you will find the sister restaurant Société in the heart of the 6th Arrondissement on Place St. Germain. In summer you may sit right in front of the Eglise St. Germain, sipping your cocktail, enjoying your healthy lunch or dinner and watching people strolling around St. Germain.
Greece, Antiparos, Antiparos 840 07
Soros Beach is a wonderful beach restaurant. Sea breeze, a stunning view and an easy-going relaxed atmosphere can be found at Soros Beach Restaurant. It’s about the location! The menu offers a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The freshest local seafood paired with exquisite wine is a must-try and you will spend the whole afternoon sipping and tasting and forgetting the rest of the world. if you would like a quick swim, you can enjoy the undisturbed crystal-clear water of the nearby creeks and coastline.
Hosteria da Franz
Italy, Venice, Salizada San Antonin 3499
Hosteria da Franz is a gem of a traditional Italian family-run trattoria that offers a unique opportunity to experience the Venetian culture. Especially, the antipasti at Hosteria da Franz are outstanding. The dishes are prepared with fresh products from Venetian markets, and traditional cuisine is refined by the chefs. The extraordinary food, incredibly motivated staff, and very cosy atmosphere make the experience at Hosteria da Franz unique. It’s the archetype of the Italian restaurant you have always been dreaming about. No need for a menu… just listen and follow the suggestions of the maître.
United Kingdom, London, multiple locations
Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-born British chef who is known for his restaurants, deli-cafes, and gourmet cookbooks. The cuisine is Middle-Eastern influenced and dishes are full of surprising flavours and vibrant colours. Ottolenghli has something delicious for everyone; the variety of small dishes is perfect for sharing. Vegans and vegetarians will also make an excellent find. On flights from London airports, AirGO frequently sources catering from Ottolenghli’s delis, and our passengers are continuously impressed. Try one of the excellent Ottolenghi to bring home that extraordinary taste!
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