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10 inspirational destinations for long weekend getaways

Whether you're dreaming of a peaceful escape surrounded by serene mountains, or planning a getaway to a picture-perfect beach, at The Originals Hotels we have gathered a collection of heaven-on-earth destinations for the ideal holiday. Book now your holidays with our early booking offer and benefit up to 25% off!

1. Barcelona

Barcelone is indisputably one of the best places for a long weekend. Go to the beach, visit the world-class museums - and there are plenty of cultural events and concerts in May. Sample tapas, visit the cathedral - there is no chance of being bored!

Le Palacete, The Originals Boutique in Barcelona is a boutique hotel located in the city centre and the hip neighbourhood of Gracia with plenty of bars and local restaurants conveniently nearby.

2. Masquefa

Masquefa is a popular place for a long weekend, thanks to its winery and cava. It is enviably located in the mountains but is less than an hour from Barcelona. Ideal for those who are looking for a relaxing getaway

Stay in Bonastre Wine Resort, The Originals Relais located in a "Masia" with a spa and a multitude of massage treatments.

3. Syracuse

Step back in time and visit the Roman amphitheater or the cathedral with its famous dome. Also worth exploring is the island of Ortigia with its crystalline waters.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable weekend getaway and stay in our charming Hotel Kalaonda Plemmirio, The Originals Relais located near the beach with a swimming pool and a high-quality local restaurant.

4. Milan

Take advantage of our early-bird hotel deals and visit Milan during the famous food week. Milan is a perfect destination for a short city break - visit the flea and antique markets or go to the Teatro Alla Scala.


Stay in our Hotel Nasco, The Originals City, this four-star hotel located near the city centre with a fine dining restaurant.

5. Arlon

May is the ideal time for France getaways - or nearby Luxembourg. Arlon is just 20km from Luxemburg. Visit the historic centre and the medieval churches for a charming weekend break in May.

The Hostellerie du Peiffeschof, The Originals Relais is a charming hotel near Arlon, with a luxurious spa and a gourmet brasserie.

6. Strasbourg

Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful villages in France and May is the perfect time to admire the charming architecture and houses. Visit La Citadel park during the spring and strolling through its bridges is highly recommended.

Book your France getaways in advance and stay at our affordable Hotel des Princes, The Originals Boutique in the city centre of Strasbourg.

7. Nantes

Head to Nantes with one of our early-bird hotel deals. Popular tourist attractions include the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes Cathedral, and the Botanical Gardens.

The Hotel Novella. The Originals City is an affordable hotel in the city centre and conveniently close to the station. You'll fall in love with the amazing breakfasts!

8. Saint-Malo

Only a short journey from the UK, Saint-Malo is one of the best places for a long weekend in May. Relax on the beach, visit one of the thermes and spas, enjoy the delicious seafood and visit the Fort National.

Stay at the Hotel du Louvre, The Originals Boutique with spacious rooms and apartments ideal for long weekend getaways.

9. Reims

Reims is glorious in the spring. Visit the beautiful downtown area and taste the champagne from the champagne caves.


We recommend booking early and staying at Le Bristol, The Originals City an affordable hotel located near the Cathedrale of Notre Dame and also very close to the Champagne caves.

10. Seclin

Seclin is in northern France and is an excellent destination for a weekend break in May. Visit the Phalempin Forest and admire the bluebells, and take a tour around the Fort de Seclin or even take a day trip to Lille.


The Hotel The Originals Lille South Bulles by Forgeron, The Originals Boutique is a family-friendly hotel with a well-known local restaurant.

Make the most of your weekend getaways in May by booking early and taking advantage of significant savings when staying at the Originals Hotels