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On top of the world in Europe!

For a holiday a bit out of the ordinary, try a mountaintop hotel and enjoy jaw-dropping views of the peaks, the crispness of the air and the opportunity to sleep that little bit closer to the stars!

The Flexicover Team have shortlisted the following in Europe.

Tschuggen Grand; Arosa, Switzerland:

The alpine location of this hotel along with its impressive backdrop, the mountain landscape of Graubünden, is unique! Set 1,800m above sea level, the Tschuggen Grand boasts breathtaking views and is inspired by the majesty of its dramatic surroundings. Visit during spring and summer to enjoy activities such as the 200km of walking paths or the highest golf course in Europe. Or a visit during autumn or winter brings advantages with alpine and cross-country skiing, curling and figure skating, horse racing on frozen lakes or exciting tobogganing descents. Whatever the season, you will not leave disappointed. Make use of the award winning spa at the hotel and enjoy a relaxing break in fantastic surroundings! Click here

Parador Hotel Cañadas del Teide; Tenerife, Canary Islands:

The highest point in Spain and the third largest volcano in the world from its oceanic base, Mount Teide is a spectacle in the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel Parador, at over 2,000m, is the only hotel in Las Cañadas del Teide National Park and the impressive panoramic views of the Teide cone, Chaorra crater and the White Mountain make it a popular tourist destination with 2.8m visitors in 2008. Known as the island of "Eternal Spring", Tenerife enjoys a mild climate all year round, comfortable for any of the activities such as hiking in the parks of Anaga and Teno or simply relaxing by the pool. This place is also a boon for astronomers and amateur stargazers who make use of the hotel’s telescope to stare at the wonders above! Click here

Kasbah du Toubkal; Atlas Mountains, Morocco:

Renowned for its fantastic rooftop terrace and incredible views 1,800m above sea level, this mountain retreat is located at the foot of Jbel Toubkal in the Atlas mountains, the highest peak in North Africa. The imaginative hotel is a marvellous partnership between the local Berber tribe and a European travel firm to create a hotel and hospitality centre for those who want to stay for a few hours or a few weeks. The stunning setting is just 90 minutes out of Marrakech and is a perfect luxury eco-lodge and, by being built and run partly by villagers, you get authenticity and local hospitality at its best! Click here

Jiva Hill Hotel; Crozet, France:

Located just 15 minutes away from Geneva airport on the France/Switzerland border, this ultimate 35 hectare private estate with a spectacular mountain vista is a perfect retreat for anyone in search of luxury. Jiva Hill occupies fabulous natural parkland in the Jura Mountains with breathtaking views of both Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. This stylish hideaway and perfect haven of peace is great for wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation. Make full use of the hotel’s amenities such as the spa, swimming pool, fitness centre, a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts or visit the nearby country ski resort, race course or casino – your well-earned break will enthrall you. Click here

Hotel Ješted; Liberec, Czech Republic:

Sitting atop the highest mountain peak in the region, the Ješted Tower is a unique piece of architecture, a 1960s futuristic building resembling a spaceship, over 90m tall, boasting scenic views over the Bohemian countryside, Germany and Poland. Built by architect Karl Hubacek, the tower has unusual family accommodation, a restaurant and panoramic views. Enjoy skiing in the winter season with slopes to suit all competencies and in the summer enjoy the beautiful Jizerské Mountains, visit the Libverda spa or take a stroll through the botanical gardens. In a region noted for its industrial output, artisan crafts have come to the fore – experience the Museum of Glass and Artificial Jewellery in the nearby town of Jablonec nad Nisou for a real treat! Click here

Wherever you decide to stay, and however high, Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!