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City hotels that have an oasis as standard, from London to New York

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

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)

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