Remote working offers a different way to travel in the world that is emerging from a global pandemic. In response to the rise of the workation, many hotels and travel brands are now offering tailored packages and deals that enable you to work in relaxing surroundings, and explore or unwind in your downtime. In this quick guide, we take a look at some workation deals and packages in 2023 at a range of destinations in Europe, from idyllic seaside resorts to plush city hotels, plus a few options for going self-planned.
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Seaside resorts: workation packages with TUI
UK travel brand TUI has been one of the quickest to cater for the remote working boom by introducing a new line of workation package deals.
Their team has carefully selected dozens of its most suitable hotels with outstanding facilities for remote working and a relaxing environment.
TUI’s workation deals include all the benefits of their regular packages, including the option to change without fees, as well as Covid cover. Below we have picked out some of TUI’s best workation deals for 2023. For more, browse TUI’s full workations range.
Five great TUI workation deals in 2023
The TUI hotels and resorts selected for workation deals are those that best fit the criteria for a wellness getaway. All have good spaces for working and offer various ways to unwind.
The five we have picked out below are all adults-only, come with free strong wifi, and offer different options for getting the most out of your leisure time. To find for the best workation deals at these resorts, find them via the main TUI workations deals page (linked above), as the packages are often better than searching from the hotel page.
1. TUI BLUE Oceanis Beach
📍 Kos, Greece · adults only · beach · spa treatments · Internet area · all inclusive
Hotels in the ‘TUI Blue for Two’ range are designed for couples with a focus on relaxation. TUI BLUE Oceanis Beach in Kos, Greece, is among this group and is also featured in the workations range.
The hotel is set among manicured gardens on a pristine section of the Kos coastline, providing a mindful setting for working remotely and relaxing in between. If you want to get away from the resort now and then, Kos town is ten minutes’ taxi ride away, with a harbour and castle to explore.
An onsite farm grows 80% of the produce used in the hotel’s restaurants, and also cultivates its own olive oils and wines. In your downtime you can sign up for spa treatments for two, or try cocktail-making classes.Find the best workation deals at TUI BLUE Oceanis Beach
2. Hotel Riu Monica
📍 Costa Del Sol, Spain · close to Nerja town · adults only · Internet area · half board
The mountain-backed sands of southern Andalusia is the setting for Hotel Riu Monica, in the heart of the Costa Del Sol.
Here you can combine a relaxing and productive workation with historic discovery. The nearby town of Nerja was chosen as a holiday home by King Alfonso XII of Spain in the late 19th century.
With the hotel offering excellent value half-board packages for workations, you can wander out and grab your lunch from one of the many tapas bars in Nerja.
Begin your working day with a session in the gym, have a massage on your lunch break, and sip a cocktail after you’ve clocked off. The outdoor pool has a great sea view, and in winter you can relax with a dip in the heated indoor pool.Find the best workation deals at Hotel Riu Monica
3. Hotel H10 Timanfaya Palace
📍 Lanzarote, Spain · adults only · 150m to the beach · Internet area · half board
For an active resort workation sprinkled with some style, Hotel H10 Timanfaya Palace on the Canary Island of Lanzarote fits the bill.
The hotel is renowned for its impressive designs throughout the complex, and its restaurants come with a dress code. But you can still dial it down and find peacefulness when you need it. Open up your laptop in a quiet corner of the chic café and relax later in the piano bar.
Here you can make the most of your time off work with activities such as diving or archery. Alternatively, just kick back on the sand, with the beach just 150 metres away.Find the best workation deals at Hotel H10 Timanfaya Palace
4. TUI BLUE Makarska
📍 Igrane, Croatia · adults only · Internet corner · spa and wellness centre
The old fishing village of Igrane nestles on Croatia’s Makarska Riviera on the scenic Dalmatian Coast. This is the setting for TUI Blue Makarska, backed by the Biokovo Mountains and looking out onto the Adriatic Sea.
This beachfront hotel immersed in green surroundings is ideal for a mindful and restful workation. There is plenty of dedicated space to get some work done, and in between you can choose from a range of treatments at the wellness centre.
In the evenings you can take in movies at the open air cinemas, and on days off try local produce at a wine-tasting session.Find the best workation deals at TUI BLUE Makarska
5. The King Jason Protaras
📍 Protaras, Cyprus · adults only · beachside location · spa and gym · all inclusive
The resort town of Protaras overlooks Fig Tree Bay on the southeastern coast of Cyprus. The King Jason Protaras is a fabulous base for exploring the area, or just relaxing and finding focus on a workation.
A winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award for five consecutive years, the hotel has a gorgeous location and luxurious facilities. The quiet setting and blue Mediterranean waters might be just the change of environment you need to get ahead on your project.
When you want to take a break and escape the complex, the surrounding coastline is interwoven with picturesque walks. At night, there is the option to hit the famous nightlife scene at nearby Ayia Napa.Find the best workation deals at The King Jason Protaras
City breaks: top workation hotels in Europe
Prefer a city break to a seaside resort for your workation? There are many options at your fingertips.
A growing number of hotels around the world are turning to cater for the needs of remote workers, whether by integrating coworking spaces into the complex or providing top-grade work facilities in rooms.
So, it’s now easier than ever to find great accommodation for a workation. Here are some of Europe’s best hotels for remote working on a city break.
6. Hotel Schani Wien, Vienna
This hotel in Austria’s capital city was miles ahead of the curve when it first opened its doors in 2015. Seeking to create an accommodation haven for remote working, it featured a vibrant coworking space among its facilities, years before the trend began gathering pace.
Vienna is a fitting location for remote working innovation, as the city has been named the world’s most liveable city ten times thanks to its quality of life and advanced infrastructure. It’s also a riveting city to explore, marked by its masterful baroque architecture and underpinned by centuries of fascinating history. This, along with its renowned coffee culture, make it a fantastic city break workation destination.
‘Your Space’ at Hotel Wien Schani provides a coworking environment for guests, set across two floors with ergonomic chairs and spacious desks. Blending old and new, the hotel features a library space and comfy sofas, while mobile technology is used for check-in, check-out and room keys.See prices on booking.com
7. Zoku, Amsterdam
As we wrote in our article on remote working in Europe, the Netherlands has been ahead of the curve when it comes to creating a flexible working environment.
The diverse city of Amsterdam is at the Fulcrum of this, and Zoku is one of the best example of how hotels in the city have been adapting. More than just accommodation with a coworking space, this meticulously designed aparthotel is a place where you can live and work seamlessly, whether on a workation or for the longer term.
You can find community in the sixth-floor coworking space, or mix up your working environment in the private booths or the ‘music corner’. If you really need peace and quiet, then private work lofts are available. And no matter which you choose, the work setting is equipped with all the amenities you need.
The living environment is pretty good too. Loft-style apartments are complete with comfy sofas and large tables, and you can park on site. You can mingle with other residents and workationers in the living room and ‘living kitchen’. To round it off, on the top floor terrace you can kick back and enjoy panoramic views of the city.See prices on booking.com
8. Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur
Giant hotelier chain Accor has taken a pioneering role in integrating coworking facilities into its hotels. Its vehicle for this is Wojo, a concept that combines coworking with hospitality.
The Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur is one of the first hotels in Accor’s sizeable fleet to introduce a Wojo coworking space on site. These are now featured in dozens of Mercure hotels.
The hotel is set in the Montmartre district, where you will also find worldly attractions such as the Moulin Rouge and the Stade de France.
We’ve always been satisfied with the comfort of the rooms in Mercure hotels. Each room is air-conditioned and sound-proofed with an en suite, and the wifi is fast and reliable. But you don’t need to work in your room, because the Wojo coworking space provides everything you need.See prices on booking.com
9. Nomad Paris Roissy CDG
Many more hotel designers are now taking the initiative to build remote working into the concept from the very beginning. Nomad Paris Roissy CDG is an example of this, designed from the ground up to cater for remote workers and digital nomads.
Situated close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, the hotel has a beautifully crafted coworking space that allows for both community and privacy. Computers – both PCs and Macs – are free to access, as are printers. Power points and USB ports are interwoven throughout the building, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places.
The dazzlingly modern rooms are each fitted with a video projector and massaging jet showers, as well as tablet-controlled atmospheric lights and Japanese blinds. There is also a fitness centre on site open 24 hours a day.
Nomad Paris Roissy CDG has also gained renown for its sustainability credentials. With a raft of eco-friendly measures in place, such as a rainwater collection system, upcycled furnishings and solar panels, it was named among the world’s top 10 sustainable hotels by The National.See prices on booking.com
Workation on a budget: hostels with coworking spaces
Operating on a tighter budget for your workation, or just prefer the backpacking vibe? You can absolutely have a fulfilling remote working getaway without staying in a resort or upmarket hotel.
Across the world, a whole fleet of digital nomad hostels have emerged that for the needs of travelling remote workers. Here are a couple that caught our attention in Europe:
10. Project Bay, Lietzow
Germany is not a country that is renowned for its islands, but on its Baltic coast are some real gems. Rügen, the country’s largest island, has become a popular domestic holiday destination thanks to its abundance of pristine beaches.
Beset with endless acres of untouched forestland, national parks and towering chalk cliffs, the island also has plenty of quiet spots for a mindful escape.
Lietzow is one of Rügen’s quiet little corners, and it is also where you will find Project Bay, perched on a lakeside beach and surrounded by forest.
The hostel has been designed entirely for workations. Coworking areas face out onto the lake, with strong wifi in abundance, despite the remote location. The living quarters provide incredible quality for the price.
When not working you can explore one of the nearby hiking trails, cycle into the woods or take a kayak out on the lake. The hosts also hold communal BBQs, bringing the community together and making the most of the precious outdoors.See prices on booking.com
11. Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel and Coworking, Seville
Seville, the city known as the ‘Pearl of Andalusia’, is a fantastic choice for a fulfilling urban workation. As Spain’s fourth-biggest city and key to the origins of flamenco, it is brimming with history and culture to discover.
The city also has a very mild climate, with average highs of 16°C even in January. A winter backpacking workation in Seville will enable you to enjoy its highlights while getting work done peacefully with fewer people around.
Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel and Coworking is close to the heart of the city, a short walking distance from the cathedral. Complete with a rooftop terrace and pool, it’s the kind of hostel that will live long in your memory.
Developed for remote working, the hostel provides a coworking area with desks and excellent wifi. The staff team run free walking tours in the city and also host cooking, language and dancing classes.See prices on booking.com
Join our workations community
If you want to learn more about workation packages and hear from with others who are seeking similar experiences, consider joining our new workations community on Facebook.
This is a place where remote workers and travel enthusiasts can exchange ideas and experiences about workation destinations, and we will also share new workation deals as they emerge.
Check out our ultimate guide to workations for inspiration on planning, destinations and more.
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