Tired of water seeping into your sandals? The advice of Huffpost Lifestyle is to give up and head off.
Together with independent travel guide i-escape.com, we've rounded up a selection of boutique hotel city breaks that don't require packing an anorak.
Each property has been visited and reviewed by a member of the i-escape.com team, to avoid any nasty holiday surprises.
Here's a selection of the best boutique hotel breaks in Europe