Six Cozy Stays To Warm You Up This Winter
As the days are getting shorter and the temperature drops, sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s evening spells pure relaxation and cozy comfort. And with 28%* of UK travellers planning to stay in a unique accommodation at least once when thinking about their next trip, Booking.com delved into its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world to present six inviting stays for a little extra soul-warming heat. Snuggle into your winter woolies and head to these glowing spots with family and friends, or escape with your loved one for some fireside romance while the wind blows and the snow falls outside.
Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, Italy
Situated in the fortified medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in Italy, this unique accommodation features rooms and suites in the original period buildings. Guests can hunker down next to the ancient fireplaces after visiting the ski slopes, just a short drive from the ancient walls.
Located in the Saltzburg region of Pfarrwerfen, this tranquil oasis boasts a terrace looking out onto the mountains. Guests can warm up in the sauna and hot tub or put their feet up by the fireplace after a long day of skiing. To get you into the festive spirit, join a magical Christmas Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride to tour and explore the stunning winter landscape the traditional way.
This boutique Greek guesthouse offers traditional rooms built from local stone and wood. A fireplace in your own room serves as a private retreat to truly escape the world, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine, pulling out those board games or simply reveling in the glowing embers.
You don’t always have to travel to the mountains to enjoy idyllic moments by the fireplace. This wine hotel in the city of Porto, Portugal is a superb choice for an unforgettable winter city break. Just make sure that you get pampered at the hotel’s luxury spa before relaxing by the open fire.
Welk Resorts Breckenridge The Ranahan, United States
This charming aparthotel in Breckenridge consists of well-equipped apartments each boasting a fireplace. And for guests feeling the chills after embarking on a hike or going skiing in the Rocky Mountains nearby, they can warm up in the hot tub at the spa and wellness center.
The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Japan
Based at the bottom of Hokkaido's idyllic ski slopes, this classy hotel features spacious rooms and plenty of dining options and shops. After a day of exhilarating activities such as snowboarding and skiing, guests can take a dip in the relaxing hot springs and hot tub to warm themselves up.
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*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 47,728 respondents across 28 markets (1,997 from USA, 1,987 from Canada, 1,999 from Mexico, 2,003 from Colombia, 1,996 from Brazil, 2,002 from Argentina, 1,994 from Australia, 985 from New Zealand, 1,993 from Spain, 1,993 from Italy, 1,993 from France, 1,984 from UK, 1,989 from Germany, 1,977 from Netherlands, 983 from Denmark, 986 from Sweden, 998 from Croatia, 1,997 from Russia, 999 from Israel, 1,997 from India, 1,992 from China, 991 from Hong Kong, 1,991 from Thailand, 1,977 from Singapore, 998 from Taiwan, 953 from Vietnam, 1,990 from South Korea, 1,987 from Japan). In order to participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in the past 12 months and be either the primary decision maker or involved in the decision making of their travel. The survey was taken online and took place in November 2020.