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Easter holidays: The best luxury getaways for 2024

05 Mar 2024 | Updated on: 15 Mar 2024 |By Annie Lewis

From late season skiing to beach breaks, start planning your Easter getaway now

Nothing gets pulses racing across the offices of London more than the prospect of a four-day weekend, and with Easter fast approaching, travel plans are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Whether you’re seeking sunshine or craving culture, there’s a myriad of breathtaking destinations and luxury hotels to choose from, all within easy reach of London. Read on for Luxury London’s pick of the best Easter holidays for 2024.

The home-from-home: The Chelsea Townhouse, London

Looking for a London staycation? Allow us to introduce The Chelsea Townhouse – the latest addition to Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio. Having opened in September 2023 following an extensive refurbishment, the new townhouse is the younger sibling to the five-star 11 Cadogan Gardens – just a stone’s throw away from the 36-room property – meaning guests can access services and amenities from the two hotels, and therefore have the best of both worlds. 

The Chelsea Townhouse embodies the feel of an elegant private home, which is set across three characterful Queen Anne-style, Victorian red-brick townhouses, each connected by staircases and hidden corridors. Inside, each room is complete with a quirky minibar stocked with locally-sourced complimentary goodies, including a Chelsea Bun on arrival. Ruark DAB radios, GHD hair dryers and award-winning Harrison Spinks beds all aid a restful stay, especially after you’ve enjoyed a shopping spree along Chelsea’s King’s Road. 

From £249 per night, visit

The romantic bolthole: Hôtel Des Grands Voyageurs, Paris

Paris is always a good idea – especially when it’s gearing up to host the 2024 Olympics. Taste the excitement with a quick trip to the French capital and stay at one of the city’s newest hotels, Hôtel Des Grands Voyageurs, situated in the vibrant Left Bank Quartier of Saint-Placide. Featuring 138 rooms inspired by the golden age of travel and designed by the internationally-renowned Fabrizio Casiraghi, the property is filled with a curated selection of art from all over the world, paying homage to the antique dealers of St-Germain-des-Prés and featuring lithographs from Gustav Klimt and Marc Chagall, bespoke mirrors by artist Osanna Visconti di Modrone, and bas-relief sculptures by François Gilles. Don’t miss the  chic brasserie restaurant serving French classics, a clandestine bar and an avant-garde style gym. 

From £243 per night, visit

The dog-friendly break: Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Cornwall

If your idea of a perfect Easter break is spending time on the coast with your four-legged friend in tow, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa in Cornwall is the destination for you. Overlooking the rugged cliff tops and crashing waves of Mawgan Porth, the hotel is in the perfect location for dog lovers, with endless dog-friendly beaches, scenic coastal paths along the south-west Coast, and charming villages to explore.  

The hotel also allows dogs in the cocktail bar and its restaurants, so while guests can enjoy a relaxing stay exploring the hotel’s spa services and seasonal menus, their furry friends will have their own VIP treatment – think house-baked oat biscuits, Barke Farm dog ice cream and Cornish fish with peas, lentils, and herbs, all sourced from local suppliers before being baked in-house. Dog-friendly rooms at Bedruthan include a dog blanket, thick towel and two bowls as well as an outdoor washing station. 

From £220 per night, visit

The early season sun getaway: La Mamounia, Marrakech

Spring comes early in Morocco, so Easter will be a great time to top up on your suntan while basking in Marrakech’s balmy 23°C climate. But where to stay? We recommend the five-star La Mamounia hotel, which first opened its doors in 1923 and continues to celebrate its colourful history throughout, from its food to its interiors. Rooms and suites feature quintessential Moroccan design, from bright patterned tiles and traditional fabrics to intricate carvings. Step outside and you can enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful gardens, featuring palms, roses, spacious lawns and kitchen gardens that provide the hotel’s restaurants with the freshest of ingredients.

After a day of exploring, take advantage of the 2,500-sqm spa and the authentic hammam experience elevated with a range of spa treatments featuring Valmont, Augustinus Bader and marocMaroc products. There are four delectable restaurants on offer, but head to Le Marocain for refined Moroccan classics and L’Asiatique for contemporary Asian cuisine. 

From £606 per night, visit

The city break: Barcelona Edition, Catalonia, Spain

If you’re craving culture this spring, Barcelona will not disappoint. From Parc Güell and La Sagrada Família to Passeig de Gràcia and the Gothic quarter, the Catalonian capital brims with character wherever you turn, evoking an uncanny sense of time travel as you wander its colourful streets.

Ideally situated in the heart of El Born, the city’s historical and creative epicentre, luxury boutique hotel the Barcelona Edition makes the perfect base from which to explore the city’s many must-see attractions. Sit and sip on a Pisco Sour as you lounge on the hotel’s roof terrace, complete with plunge pool and panoramic views of the city’s rooftops, after a long day rambling Las Ramblas; or pop into the Picasso museum, which is situated just next door. When you’re not out discovering the many culinary delights the city has to offer, pay a visit to one of the hotel’s renowned restaurants – both of which offer al fresco dining – or Cabaret, a newly opened micro-nightclub for a taste of the nightlife the city is so well known for.

From £538 per night, visit

The family holiday: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

For those looking to make the most of the school holidays and head further afield, the Maldives offers an unforgettable beach break for the whole family. Set across three islands, the Ritz-Carlton hotel boasts an impressive array of waterfront villas, each complete with its own private sun deck and infinity pool.

Ensuring any little ones are well accommodated for, the hotel's Ritz Kids programme is designed for those aged four to 12 with a special focus on land, water, environmental responsibility and culture. Based out of the Ritz Kids Club – a funky indoor-outdoor space with playgrounds, napping pods, and a pool with slides and jets – you can relax in the knowledge that your little ones will be kept entertained, while you squeeze in some well-deserved downtime. Soak up the sun at the hotel’s beach shack, enjoy a fine-dining experience at one of seven stunning restaurants, or indulge in a spot of self-care at the hotel’s wellbeing sanctuary, which sits at the centre of a tranquil turquoise lagoon. However you decide to spend your time, you’ll return home rested, refreshed and rejuvenated.

From £3,293 per night, visit

The late-season ski trip: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Zermatt, Switzerland

Not ready to hang up the salopettes for another year? No problem. Swiss ski resort Zermatt is open late into the season, boasting impressive snow coverage well into mid-April. Set in the centre of the picturesque village, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is the ultimate destination for those looking to add a touch of luxury to their late-season ski trip.

Imbued with traditional charm, the hotel houses 78 rooms and suites – most of which feature breathtaking views of the Matterhorn – and five bars and restaurants, including a Swiss cheese bar, smoking lounge and cocktail bar. Situated just a few minutes from the nearest ski lift, the Vita Borni Alpine spa is ideal for a spot of R&R following a heavy day on the slopes, whether that constitutes a deep tissue massage, a dip in the pool, or an invigorating visit to the hotel’s ice grotto.

From £733 per night, visit

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