The Yeatman Oporto

Summer in the city

There are now several destinations you can visit without the need to quarantine on your return to the UK.  So, why not dip your toe back into the world of travel with a well earned summer city escape.  Here are few the Greenstar team have highlighted as fabulous summer spots and if you are not ready to travel quite yet, they all offer so much for travel later in the year too.

Lapa Palace, Lisbon
Lapa Palace, Lisbon


Lapa Palace

Lisbon is one of Europe’s most charming cities.  Magnificent palaces and grand architecture align with al fresco bars, charming cafés and excellent restaurants.  The Lapa Palace is located in a leafy, quiet residential part of the city amongst majestic buildings housing embassies and consulates.  During summer months the oasis-like garden and swimming pool are a welcome retreat.


Hotel Apotek

Reykjavik is the perfect destination for a short summer break or a great twin centre with the highlands of Iceland.  Boutique Hotel Apotek is a converted pharmacy in the heart of the city centre within walking distance of the iconic Hallgrimskirja.  The hotel has a good restaurant and relaxed cocktail bar and offers the perfect base for exploring the city.  If you are looking to venture further afield, take a 4×4 excursion to the waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and geysers of the Golden Circle.


The Yeatman

The Yeatman in Oporto is fabulous. The views are worth a stay in themselves however with a vinotherapy spa and the decanter shaped pool, the focus here is definitely wine.

The hotel is unashamedly luxurious and presides majestically over the charming and historic Gaia district of the city.  The Yeatman is the perfect luxurious destination in Oporto.

The Norman, Tel Aviv
The Norman, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

The Norman

Tel Aviv is a modern, cosmopolitan city with an ancient history.  Enjoy everything a good break should be: warm sunshine, sandy beaches and lovely al fresco bars and restaurants.  The unique Bauhaus architecture and the ancient Jaffa district date back thousand of years and are fascinating to explore.  The Norman is easily the city’s most stylish property oozing 1920’s glamour.  The rooftop pool, Art Deco bar and excellent restaurant add to the exceptional experience.

Jardins de Lago, Madeira
Jardins de Lago, Madeira


Jardins de Lago

Madeira enjoys a sub tropical climate ensuring a fabulous holiday destination all year round.  A gardener’s paradise, the island of Madeira is lush and beautiful.  Jardins de Lago, located in the hills above Funchal, enjoys their very own gardens and is a wonderful place to stay.  The island has to be explored – visit the volcanic interior, walk the famous levadas and taste the eponymous wines of Madeira.

Of course, we are here to help you get away on that long awaited holiday and will make sure you have all the information you need to ensure your journey is safe and enjoyable.  Do not hesitate to get in touch by phone or via email or pop in to see us in Claygate.

Information correct as of May 2021