Celebrating Easter in Eastern Europe is a rich, rewarding experience. Many countries here are Orthodox, and their traditions are similar. From artisan dyed eggs, to special pastries, and dishes fit for royalty, nothing quite compares with Easter in this part of the world.
If you are planning a vacation in the part of the world next week, here are some of the best hotel deals available.
In Crete, Heraklion, Lato Boutique Hotel has a Greek Orthodox Easter Package, available for bookings from 17 to 21 April 2014, which includes a complimentary rich morning buffet with traditional Cretan dishes; a Cretan welcome package in the room, with Easter sweets and dyed eggs; complimentary Easter candles for the Ressurection evening (Anastasi); free use of Lato’s steam room and mini gym; as well as the usual free WiFi and Internet connection; plus free parking services. Lato’s restaurant, Brillant, prepared special menus for the occasion: half board at 16,00€ per person (four courses menu); festive menus on Good Friday and Holy Saturday with delectable Lenten fare, and traditional Easter dinner: 22,00€ & 24,00€ per person.
In Moscow, Ostrava, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw and Bratislava, Mamaison Hotels and Residences have a special Easter Egg Hunt package, which includes a very attractive rate, welcome drink, Easter egg hunt in your hotel room (chocolate eggs and other surprises are hidden in the room), and free upgrade to next room category upon your arival (based on availability).
For romantics visiting Budapest, there’s nothing better than a Easter cruise on the Danube. The cruise takes less than two hours, enough to enjoy an excellent live music programme, and a special Easter menu, featuring both Hungarian and international favorites. Details about the cruise are available via GotoHungary.com.
Treat yourself to a wonderfully indulgent Easter break in Budapest at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, an offer valid from 16 until 23 April, 2014, for a minimum of three nights which include the nights of 19 and 20 April, 2014. The package includes accommodation in a room or suite of your choice in downtown Budapest with daily Kempinski breakfast, and an Easter Family Table – on Sunday or Monday, according to your preference.
Use the promotional code EAP if you plan an Easter break at Budapest Marriott Hotel. Rates from: €131 – €170 EUR.
K+K Hotel Elisabeta in Bucharest, Romania, offers an excellent Easter package as well, which includes full buffet breakfast with a wide variety of organic products and sparkling wine, in-room tea and coffee facilities replenished daily, free use of sauna/fitness at the hotel and complimentary internet access along with printing facilities. The offer is valid from the 10th of April until 1st of May 2014 for a minimum stay of 2 nights.
Holiday Inn Sofia, in the beautiful capital of Bulgaria, has a special Easter package, with Easter breakfast buffet, complimentary shuttle bus to Alexander Nevski Cathedral, traditional Easter cake upon arrival. Plus, you get to celebrate the Easter evening with special 2 and 3 course Easter menus in the hotel’s Brasserie Restaurant. We will follow up with more special deals soon.