Top 13 Best Luxury Hotels in Europe
There are a variety of different ways to travel in luxury while in Europe. From shoestring-budgets to over-the-top getaways worthy of the British royals, Europe is full of options that fill the spectrum. When you are looking for an adventure with the upper echelon, where do you want to lay your head? Keep reading and discover our picks for the top 13 luxury hotels in Europe!
13. Rudding Park Hotel, London
This four red star getaway tops more than a few top London destination lists, boasting fine dining from their chic two AA Rosette Clocktower Restaurant and a golfers dream via their 300 acre 18 hole golf course complete with a 6 hole Repton Short Course. From award winning amenities like its private cinema and banquet rooms to the international recommendations this exclusive hotel is a definite must book for the luxury traveler. Small suites start at around $500 a night.
12. Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso
An overwhelming feeling of privilege will overcome you when you step into the destination of kings, Quinta da Marinha. Set on an exclusive portion of the Portuguese coast, where nature and harmony have been defined. Fragrant breezes and breathtaking scenes the Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso is truly a dreams come true. Suites start at $1,081 a night.
11. Draycott Hotel, London
If taking in traditional English tea in the picturesque setting of London’s Draycott Hotel isn’t on your bucket list as a connoisseur of life’s finest things, it needs to be. For guests of these Edwardian town home style suites you will experience exclusive shopping, a private garden, and a nightly pre-slumber hot chocolate that is sure to make you feel as warm on the inside as your senses are on the outside. Suites start at around $1,300 a night.
10. The Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo
Classic luxury with a kiss of modern influence, the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo is a fanciful getaway dedicated to servicing those that are accustomed to pampering. From the open plan, gourmet restaurant Joel Robuchon to the Japanese inspired Yoshi your palates asking for more, while Metropole ESPA well-being spa will have your body floating on cloud nine. Suites start at $1,337 a night.
9. Swinton Park, England
This extravagant hotel is actually a thirty room castle set in the parklands of Yorkshire Dales and the former home of the Earl of Swinton. From the award winning luxury is now home of tradition and cordiality, not to mention a locally sourced and inspired menu being prepared by élite students of the Cookery School. Spa by day, wed by night, this magnificence has it all. Suites book well in advance, so check with your travel professional for current pricing.
8. Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Not only is the Hotel President Wilson luxury in physical form, its surrounded by Lake Geneva on the outside and Chef Michael Roth’s Bayview restaurant on the inside. Also on the menu of indulgence is the La Mer spa, a contemporary styling, and 228 rooms equipped with everything the extravagant traveler might be accustom to. Suites start at $1,358 a night.
7. The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
If you are looking for the most exclusive hotel in Ireland, then you are looking for The Merrion. Municipal adjacent, this high-class hotel has both an intimate feel along with an incredibly romantic undertone. Dining here is literally the finest in all of Dublin as Patrick Guibaud’s is the country’s only establishment to receive two Michelin stars. While here don’t miss the incredibly impressive collection of some of Ireland’s most famous art. Suites start at $1,486 a night.
6.The Divani Apollon Palace and Spa, Greece
The Greek Athenian Riviera is the center of sophistication for the isle of Greece. From beachfront views of the gorgeous Saronis Gulf that can be seen from your balcony to some of the finest dining you’ll ever sit down to enjoy, the Divani Apollon Palace is truly the epitome of luxury and elegance in Greece. Suites start at between $1,460 and $1,710 a night.
5. The Grand Hotel, Stockholm
Cracking the top five is one of Scandinavia’s finest. The centrally located Grand Hotel opened its doors in 1874 and boasts the nation’s top five-star rating. Neighboring both the waterfront and Royal Palace Sweden’s only member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” features fine dining at Mathias Dahlgren, the award-winning Cadier Bar, and all the elegant atmosphere one with taste could ask for. Upstairs its rooms are each individually decorated and customized to have each their own distinct personality. There is no wonder why they flock from all over the world to visit this gem. Suites start at $2,116 a night.
4. Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie, Rome
The beauty and emotion one feels when is Rome is not lost on the one of a kind Hotel de Russie. From its aristocratic location nestled at the foot of the Spanish Steps to its marble baths and Ren toiletries, this sophisticated beauty overflows with style. Small private balconies, a Turkish steam bath, and an enclosed courtyard compliment the luxury amenities, while Le Jardin de Russie offers up dining with style. Suites start at $2,198 a night.
3. Golden Tower Hotel, Florence
This fully restored, sixteenth century beauty in Florence is filled with all the royal decadence one could ask for. From its fashionable Italian furnishings and striking architectural details make the Golden Tower Hotel the king of European hotels. Marble baths, plush fabric draped beds, and a swanky vibe that can’t be rivaled. Guests can enjoy either the Golden Spa or the Golden Chocolate Bar complete with more than thirty different types of chocolate. The centrally located beauty has the added benefit of being in the center of all that matter in Florence. Book in advance because these suites go fast and start at $2,428.
2. Hotel Silken Puerta America, Madrid
From its outrageous design to its explosive use of color, the Hotel Silken Puerta America is as unique an adventure to the novice as it is to the art aficionado. That’s because each of the hotels twelve stories have been design by a different artist and the settings range from sleek to sexy and beyond. Not to be out done, the in-house dining has been described as “hip” while the after dinner adventure up to the roof adjacent SkyNight Bar will set the night with its out-of-this-world views. Suites range between $2,900 and $3,330 a night.
1. Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
Part of the Dorchester Collection, this unbelievable destination is set in the shadow of Eiffel Tower on the ritzy Avenue Montaigne. Hotel Plaza sits amongst the most élite shops on the planet including but not limited to Prada, Chanel, and Christian Dior. Styled in an art-deco feel accompanied with a touch of modern flare, guests of the Hotel Plaza have privileged access to Dior Institutes world-renowned luxury spa. Who can imagine a luxury trip to Paris without a stay the Athenee? Suites range between $1,400 and $5,200 a night.