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Hot Holiday Tips for a Stress Free Summer

Hot Holiday Tips for a Stress Free Summer

Modern life is busy and often stressful, making the chance to enjoy a holiday all the more important. Taking time to relax can be the best way to keep your mental and physical health on point! Too often though, holidays themselves can become stressful as […]

Vamos a la playa – chiringuito style!

Vamos a la playa – chiringuito style!

You might have tried paella, and you’ve probably drank sangria – but there’s a lot more to Spanish beach culture than most tourists realise! If you want to add a little local touch to your summer holiday in the Iberian peninsula this year, don’t miss […]

Paris is always a good idea…

Paris is always a good idea…

They say that Paris is for lovers – we say it’s for everyone! When you can get to Paris from London in just a few hours thanks to the Eurostar, what’s your excuse for not visiting the city of love this year?

If you’re travelling from the UK, the best way to get to Paris is on the Eurostar from St Pancras International. And if you need a hotel for a few hours before the journey? We’ve got plenty of hotels near Kings Cross which you can use!

First things first when you arrive – breakfast. No one does continental breakfast quite as well as the French – think hot coffee, buttery croissants and strawberry jam….your mouth’s watering already and you’ve only just arrived! Pop to Colorova Patisserie to sample some classic Parisian delights and get your day off to a delicious start!

From there head to the Arc de Triomphe. Cruise along the beautiful Champs Élysées, taking in the unique atmosphere – you’re on one of the most famous streets in the world! – and maybe pop into a few shops along the way.

Once you’ve reached the end of this famous street, you’re going to be somewhere even more famous, see something that everyone in the world knows about, something that will take your breath away and leave you gobsmacked… you’ve definitely heard about it, maybe you’ve even dreamed about it…

That´s right, it’s the Eiffel Tower. It’s up to you whether you go up it – the views are breathtaking but depending on the time of year the crowds of tourists can be unbelievable! If you do decide to go up and get that picture perfect Instagram shot, tickets cost between 7€ and 11€.

Once you’ve taken in the amazing view – either from the top of the tower or just of the tower itself! – it´s time for a little more strolling around. This time head to the Jardin des Tuileries, picking up a baguette and some charcuterie along the way because you’re heading to the perfect picnic spot!

Enjoy a spot of lunch alfresco in these beautiful gardens. Take some time to chill out a bit, because you’ve still got a lot left on the agenda for this trip!

Next stop on the list is Montmartre, one of the city’s coolest districts. Admire the winding streets which look like something out of a movie… in fact several movies have been filmed here! Check out a few sights as you stroll, make sure you catch a glimpse of the Moulin Rouge!

Forget cabaret high kicks for now though – we’re going hill climbing, right to the top to see Sacre Couer!

Take a look inside the beautiful cathedral if you want – just make sure you don’t miss out on the amazing view from the top here. If you didn’t head up the Eiffel Tower earlier, this is your big photo moment!

Now it’s time to head over to the last stop of the day – a boat trip on the Seine. There’s plenty available in Paris, so take your pick. In order to get there in time for sunset, take the funicular back down the Montmartre hill.

Spend the evening cruising along the Seine, as the sun sets on the city around you.

Where to relax after all that sightseeing, and before your early morning Eurostar back? ByHours have got your back – stay in a great hotel for a few hours and pay a fair price. We’ve got loads of hotels in Paris for you to choose from.

Highlights include the 1k Hotel, where some rooms come with their own private pool…

The unique design of Kube Hotel Paris, which features an ice bar…

Or stay close to the station and enjoy a little luxury in the 4* Holiday Inn Paris Gare du Lyon Bastille.

Holiday Inn Paris Gare du Lyon Bastille

Bisous bisous!

Hola Latin America!

Hola Latin America!

Read all about it! If you’ve picked up a copy of The Economist or El Nacional recently you’ll have heard our exciting news – ByHours has arrived in Latin America! Now you can enjoy hotels by the hour in Colombia, Argentina, Panama, Chile, Mexico and […]

In July, Madrid is on fire!

In July, Madrid is on fire!

Fasten your seat belts. We are flying to one of the most lively capitals in Europe, and probably in the world. Temperatures are on the rise and it’s the perfect time to put on your summer clothes on, leave everything behind and party all night […]

Find A Beach Where You Least Expect It

Find A Beach Where You Least Expect It

At ByHours, we like to expect the unexpected. After all, who would have thought that you could book a hotel for just the hours you need? That’s why we love the urban beach bars which have been popping up across Europe over the last few years, in the cities you’d least expect. It’s no longer just our hometown, Barcelona, where you can enjoy the sun, sand and the city! Take a look at some of our favourites… (more…)

London Day Fests You Don’t Want to Miss

London Day Fests You Don’t Want to Miss

Summer in London means one thing – the beginning of festival season. Where better to spend long balmy evenings in the capital than with a beer in one hand and the other in the air, as the sun goes down on one of the city’s […]

Why book ByHours?

Why book ByHours?

Why book ByHours? What are the benefits of booking a hotel the ByHours way? Here are just a few… Where – you choose the city and hotel where you want to stay. When – you decide the hour you check in to the hotel. How […]

Find easily, Book easily

Find easily, Book easily

Location, room size, added extras, a good price…

These factors are always in the back of our mind while choosing a hotel. At ByHours, we try to make it as easy as possible to find a hotel room that suits you. That’s why you can view the price and location of our hotels in the same place. For example, when you search for a hotel in London on our website, you will see the hotels available on the day you have selected displayed on a map, with the prices shown too.

It’s easier than ever to find and book your perfect hotel for a few hours. Save time and money by easily comparing hotels when you search with ByHours. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re happy to help!

Be Spontaneous

Be Spontaneous

A quiet dinner turns into going for one drink. One drink turns into a few more… before you know it, a quiet meal has turned into a night to remember. On a spontaneous evening like this you don’t want to worry about getting home – […]