5 of the Most Amazing Hotels in Europe
Travelers all around the world are anxious to get out and visit amazing travel destinations. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, we expect the travel market to really improve. There are so many places to see and things to do. We have always loved traveling to Europe. The region boasts countless luxury hotels to fit every taste and budget.
Fodor’s has listed 5 of the most amazing hotels in Europe. Whether you prefer visiting France, England, Italy or Poland, you are in luck. Besides being rich in culture, these luxury travel destinations offer the finest hotels. We hope you enjoy a summary of each of these amazing hotels in Europe.
Trapped indoors, at home, or on lockdown, where can those with the travel bug satisfy the urge for adventure? Where in the world can we explore when a global pandemic continues to hinder the way we move about it? There’s personal risk, government guidelines, and health organization protocols to consider. Plus, take into account general trip planning. Hence, the travel industry has been scrambling to help those ready to get back out there to do so safely.
That’s where hotels have stepped it up in the last year. Now more than ever, hotels understand their role as a gateway to their locality. Therefore, an opportunity to provide a genuine reflection of the destination for which it resides exists. Also, the ability to provide spectacular accommodations for residence.
An outstanding luxury hotel must serve multiple functions. First, provide stunning accommodations, proffer genial hospitality and reliable service. Next, maintain upgraded safety protocols, and now, be an escape in and of itself. These travel issues may be temporary. But perhaps it’s in their very momentary nature that makes the experience so essential to the traveler’s journey.
The 2022 list of Fodor’s Finest Hotels features 101 glorious accommodations around the world. The list showcases the crème de la crème of overnights, five-star quality quarters. The list of amazing hotels in Europe is based on the writers and editors who live to leave home. It’s obvious we could all use a little escape right now. Therefore, make your reservations and choose something spectacular!
There is just something about a trip steeped in the history and charm of Europe. As a result, there is no place better to begin your immersion than in one of these tres magnifique accommodations. Enjoy inimitable details like sweeping panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces in medieval castles. Continuing, these amazing hotels in Europe indulge in breakfasts on balconies overlooking the Mediterranean. In these luxurious European hotels, you will definitely find luxury, glamour, and definitely that je ne sais quoi.
Castello di Reschio
Lisciano Niccone, Italy
Imagine staying in a fairytale medieval castle in one of the most pristine corners of Umbria. The property is very close to the border with Tuscany and restyled by an aristocratic family. The castle hotel consists of elegant rooms and suites. Castello di Reschio is part of a wide estate stretching for 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres). Plus, it also includes nine exclusive farmhouses each with a private pool, ideal for guests looking for a detox stay amid green rolling hills.
You will definitely be pampered with an all-inclusive service – a personal maid, cook and chauffeur are at your disposal. In addition, the luxury hotel’s decor is a mix of new and old. You will find ancient stone floors, arched vaults, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces and wood beam ceilings. Hence they all mingle with objects of contemporary design.
The castle’s exotic winter garden is enclosed by a glass cage. The panoramic infinity pool blends in with the bucolic setting. Both are ideal for a sunset drink after a day trip to Perugia or Siena. The former tobacco factory hosts art exhibitions. Also, you can always choose between a horse-back ride departing from the castle stables or for a detox swim in the spa which used to be a wine cellar.
Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle
Now you can follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette when entering the regal doors of Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle. This luxury hotel is on the grounds of Château de Versailles. Every detail in this stately property totaling 14 rooms and apartments has been taken care of. From the antique furniture and original artwork to the staff’s uniforms.
Rejoice and recall the opulence of 18th-century France, including playful upholstery by Pierre Frey. As a royal guest, enjoy a privileged private tour of the Château de Versailles after hours. Hence you can spend a morning frolicking in the English gardens of the Queen’s Hamlet.
Guided tours of Louis XIV’s Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon are included in the amenities. The luxurious subterranean spa with treatments by Valmont features hand-painted frescoes and a Carrara. Notice a gorgeous marble floor, leading to a 15-meter (49-foot) long swimming pool. Feasts fit for a king are helmed by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse, with nightly theatrics included. A candlelight dinner in the privacy of your room or a secluded picnic catered by Ducasse along the Grand Canal are also on the menu.
London, England (photo above)
In the heart of London’s Belgravia, you’ll find The Goring. Sophisticated elegance infused with just the right amount of grandeur. As a result, this historic five-star hotel incorporates a little of everything when it comes to that quintessential British charm. Silk-lined walls and manicured garden views ensure you never forget you’re staying in the city’s most prestigious neighborhood.
The Goring’s century-old heritage means all the essentials are done in the good-old-fashioned way here. Included are footmen on-hand for those staying in the suites and impeccable service across the entire property’s amenities.
Each individual suite at The Goring is designed by a renowned British designer. They proudly display British heritage across beautiful bedrooms, stylish sitting rooms, and marble-edged bathrooms. Yet it is not all traditionally classic. Five varied restaurants and bars cater to your every need. From indulgent afternoon tea to cocktails on the veranda or a memorable Michelin-starred dinner. You will be treated by the careful hands of revered chef, Richard Galli.
Settle into what was the last home of Oscar Wilde over a cocktail at the bar named after this popular poet and playwright, and stay the night. Try the signature L’Hotel. An eminently sippable combination of vodka, St. Germain, cherry, and lemon. Next, snack on fine French cheese and charcuterie in an atmospheric setting recalling the 19th century.
L’Hotel is tucked away in Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Each of the 20 opulent rooms and suites in L’Hotel is decked out in antique furnishings, plush bedding, and gold trims. There’s even a spacious Oscar Wilde suite in homage to the hotel’s most famous resident.
The smaller and equally charming Mignon rooms look out over Rue de Beaux Arts. Head to the lower level spa and sink into the hammam pool and steam room. There you can also book a detoxifying treatment. Dating back to 1828 and refurbished in 1967, this intimate five-star address is magnificent. The property has entertained such notable personalities as Salvador Dali, Princess Grace, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Jim Morrison, and Serge Gainsbourg. How’s that for a guest list?
It was once the palatial home of the aristocratic Lubomirski family in the heart of Kraków‘s old town. It’s joined a few neighboring buildings to become the H15 Palace Hotel. The family’s celebrated collection of paintings and antiques hang along the hallways. Many are inside the 71 rooms and suites designed by Mariola Tomczyk. The four imperial apartments revealing ceiling murals, chandeliers, and marble bathrooms are fit for a king.
Once used to welcome a horse and carriage, the elaborately detailed lobby features original wooden floors and family busts. To add to the ornate décor, find modern works by artist Ivo Nikić add pops of color. History and modernity mingle in the lush spa where a pool and jacuzzi define the space complete with 15th-century stone walls. At the stylish bistro, Chef Mateusz Suliga concocts innovative dishes recalling Kraków’s past—artichoke soup with gorgonzola mousse among them.