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Are These the Best Urban Resorts for a Quick Getaway?

Big city buzz or relaxing resort feeling? With these six luxury havens in some of the world's most exciting cities, you don't have to choose.

September 14, 2023

The Peninsula Istanbul

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Four magnificent buildings on the shore of the Bosporus fuse the unique flair of Istanbul and the restorative luxury of expansive swimming pools and lush gardens.

The Peninsula Istanbul
Karaköy, Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa Mahallesi, Kemankeş Caddesi 34, 34425 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 931 2888
Web: peninsula.com.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

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Situated in 30 hectares of woodland extending down to the seafront, the resort combines all the attractions of Athens with a beach holiday.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Tel.: +30 21 0890 1000
Web: fourseasons.com

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

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A pool complete with loungers in the water and a view of Chao Phraya River give this hotel a resort feel, but at the heart of the bustling city.

Millennium Hilton Bangkok
123 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Tel.: +66 2 442 2000
Web: bangkok.hilton.com

Crown Towers Sydney

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Soak up the view of Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House or chill by the pool? At this elegant hotel, you can do both.

Crown Towers Sydney
1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia
Tel.: +61 2 8871 7188

Web: crownhotels.com

The Setai Miami Beach

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Three pools with different temperatures and an enviable beachside location on Miami Beach make for the holiday of dreams in this hotel with 90 bedrooms and 60 ocean suites – plus, the city is on your doorstep.

The Setai Miami Beach
2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Tel.: +1 305-720-2125

Web: thesetaihotel.com

Belmond Copacabana Palace

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Situated on Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana and boasting a pool, a rooftop tennis court, and two Michelin-starred restaurants, this art deco hotel guarantees a relaxing stay.

Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil.
Tel.: +55 21 2548-7070

Web: belmond.com

Read more: This is Why We Love Urban Resorts

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Summer 2023.

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