Sometimes short and sweet is the way forward: a one, two or three-night stay to an exciting new destination for some all-important rest and relaxation. At Secret Escapes, we hand-pick our hotels and negotiate the best deals for any type of weekend break: from charming five-star country houses and coastal breaks in the UK, contemporary apartments in Europe and five-star hotels in New York City, the perfect getaway is out there waiting for you.

With up to 60% of the best available online rate, we’ll help you find the ideal luxury hotel for your next short break, so you can save your hard-earned cash for when you’re actually there. Fancy ticking off a bucket-list adventure to the Northern Lights on a whirlwind adventure, or reaching the far-flung and futuristic Dubai for an extravagant weekend of shopping, dining and sightseeing? A whole host of four and five-star hotels await, both here at home in the UK (a rustic Cotswolds stay, anyone?) and across Europe, so start browsing below now. Most of our exclusive deals come with brilliant perks that take your weekend to the next level, like a bottle of wine in the room or discounts on local attractions: just that little something to make even the shortest of breaks feel special.

Here’s some of our favourite weekend getaway ideas to help you on your way:

  • Amsterdam: from the vibrant tulip markets to the classic works of art hanging in the Rijkmuseum, the Netherlands’ capital is packed full of culture, cafés and colour. Explore the city by bike, and check out our guide to this canal-lined city on The Escapist here.
  • Cannes: associated with 1920s glam and the golden age of Hollywood, this glittering port town still captivates travellers looking to splash the cash. Dive in and out of boutique stores, marvel at the luxury yachts lining the harbour, or sip champagne from one of many chic bars lining the central promenade: you’ll return home feeling like a star.
  • Cornwall: Britain’s answer to summer lies on the south coast, and holidayers are rarely disappointed. Some of England’s prettiest villages lie here, just a stone’s throw from beaches and attractions like the Eden Project.
  • Edinburgh: home to the world-famous Fringe Festival, Edinburgh has certainly put itself on the map. Scotland’s quirky capital overflows with history and charm in equal measure, so go ahead and walk the Royal Mile, take a tour around Edinburgh Castle, and quench your thirst with a Scotch whiskey in one of its many old-world taverns.
  • Prague: few cities emanate fairy-tale charm quite like Prague: historic bridges, cobbled market squares and a hilltop castle are some of its must-see sites. We recommend you visit when the Christmas markets are on for an even more magical experience.

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