With so much history and cultural heritage, Europe is home to many of the world’s finest hotels. From across the English Channel up to the slopes of the Alps to the shores of the Mediterranean and the Aegean, high class hotels abound. Here are Europe’s top 10 high class hotels.
Four Seasons Hotel George V
Along the historic Champs-Élysées is a palatial hotel that best speaks of royal design and architecture. The Four Seasons Hotel George V is the epitome of classic pure elegance as can be gleamed from its white marbled walls providing an excellent backdrop to crystal chandeliers and antique tapestries.
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Sitting on the banks of the mighty Danube River right in front of the world-renowned Chain Bridge in the heart of Budapest, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace deserves its place in Europe’s best high class hotels with its truly astounding architecture and elegantly designed guest rooms. Add to this the opportunity to watch at the Hungarian State Opera House and the Gresham Palace is simply superb.
Grand Hotel Timeo
For lovers of the Mediterranean, Grand Hotel Timeo in Sicily is one glamorous and truly exquisite retreat. The hotel provides a stunning panoramic view of the Mediterranean as it bathes the shores of this historic city with the imposing might of Mount Etna on the background.
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Located in the heart of Paris between the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées, the Hotel Plaza Athenee boasts of lavish interiors, elegantly decorated suites and guest rooms fit for the world’s best providing superb view of the Eiffel and the Arc de Triomphe as well as the entire Paris cityscape.
Because of its close proximity to the city’s Louvre area, Le Meurice is a favorite accommodation for the lovers of the arts and patrons of anything and everything pertaining to art and culture. Le Meurice also houses Restaurant Le Meurice, a 3 Michelin Starred fine dining restaurant in Paris.
Mandarin Oriental Prague
Fancy enjoying a truly memorable and exquisite spa experience? Then Mandarin Oriental Prague is a no-brainer. The hotel is home to the world’s only spa that was built on a former chapel of the Renaissance period. What more fitting way to indulge than at the spa which Prague is particularly known for?
Perched atop the hills of Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea, Perivolas is a world-class hotel unlike any other. The hotel provides a breath-taking view of the blue Aegean as well as thy mystic beauty of the Caldera down below. With the Greek sunshine permeating the walls of the hotel, this is exquisite luxury living at its finest.
With an exotic blend of classic Victorian and contemporary modern styling, The Connaught in London’s Mayfair village is the UK’s answer to Europe’s best high class hotels. With lavishly decorated interiors, The Connaught speaks of superb English warmth and hospitality.
The Grand Hotel Kronenhof
Nestled at the footsteps of the majestic Swiss Alps, The Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina, Switzerland is a palatial hotel built with the charm and mysticism of Swiss hospitality. Providing an excellent view of the Alps and glaciers to whet the appetite for a sumptuous meal, the Kronenhof is a winter paradise.
Villa San Michele
With an unbeatable and truly stunning view of Florence, Italy’s Villa San Michele is a mountainside resort hotel that conveniently sits in a 15th century garden known the world over for its well-maintained roses, well-manicured lawns, and individually grown lemon trees.