The Astra Hotel really stands out from the city’s increasingly crowded hotel scene. Although located quite far from the Business District, it’s the perfect place for white-collared workers to hunker down in after they’ve sealed the deal. Its address is excellent for anyone in need of the train station, and the centre of town is easily accessible on foot. It is also just off the main road leading to the airport, helping to avoid most of the city’s traffic. The staff, meanwhile, speaks great English and is always helpful. The rooms offer queen-size beds and are spacious enough. With renovations having taken place in 2009, guests can now expect sparklingly clean bathrooms, desks for thrashing out that last-minute proposal on and free WiFi throughout. The restaurant is open 24/7, which is handy for anyone arriving in the early hours, and a spa complex will be open by the time you read this. Who said you can’t mix business with pleasure?