City hotels that have an oasis as standard, from the Mandarin Oriental in London to New York’s Park Hyatt
- Book Park Central Hotel or Park Hyatt to be close to New York’s Central Park
- The rear of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London faces Hyde Park
- In Valencia, the Blanq Carmen Hotel, a hip hideaway, overlooks Jardin del Turia
Booking a hotel by a park is a great way to enjoy some greenery while on a busy city break.
From the top-floor rooms of the Generator hotel in Amsterdam, guests can gaze through floor- to-ceiling windows across the treetops of Oosterpark.
The walls are decorated with trees and foliage, and it is so bucolic you almost feel you’re sleeping out in the open – yet it’s just a short walk from the main museums and canals in the heart of the city. Doubles from £105 a night (staygenerator.com).
Book a hotel near to New York’s Central Park to enjoy some greenery while on a busy city break
In New York, book close to the Strawberry Fields area of Central Park – a dedicated 2½-acre quiet zone remembering John Lennon. Park Central Hotel on 7th Avenue makes a good choice, with doubles from £130 a night (parkcentralny.com), or splash out on a £38,000-a-night Manhattan Sky Suite at the Park Hyatt (hyatt.com).
In London, the rear of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge faces Hyde Park, with a charming terrace and fine restaurant. Doubles from £628 a night (mandarinoriental.com).
Or book into the Richmond Harbour Hotel next to Richmond Park, the capital’s biggest at 2,400 acres and home to 600 deer, for £153 a night (harbourhotels.co.uk).
In Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, the Blanq Carmen Hotel, a hip hideaway, overlooks Jardin del Turia, a marvellous, six-mile-long park that’s great for exploring by bike. Doubles from £70 a night (blanqhotels.com).
The iconic Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has a charming terrace and fine restaurant
Should you find yourself in St Helena, the British Overseas Territory deep in the South Atlantic, a stay at the Mantis hotel in the capital of Jamestown is great as you can pop across the street to Castle Gardens, a tiny park with tropical plants and trees that date to Napoleon’s time. B&B from £189 a night (mantiscollection.com).
In Sydney, Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel overlooks the harbour but is also close to the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. Doubles from £162 a night (ovolohotels.com)