THE BEST HOTELS IN EUROPE - THE ULTIMATE LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE FOR 2023
When the travel budget is not an obstacle... experience European culture and refinement at its grandest hotels.
Welcome to the best hotels in Europe for 2023 where our team of expert researchers have identified the most iconic European luxury hotels for your convenience.
These hotels occupy the pinnacle of luxury hospitality by maintaining the highest standards in design, cuisine, service and comfort. Whether for business or leisure trips, the discerning traveller in you deserves to stay at only the best establishments. We are confident of satisfying this need by bringing you the most deserving addresses in our ultimate guide to the finest hotels in Europe.
For the greatest exclusivity we have selected only one deserving hotel in each destination, guaranteeing that the selected hotels are definitely the number one in their locations.
No advertising, sponsorship or exchange of monetary or non-monetary goods and services was received in return for inclusion in the guide. Selection in this list of the best hotels in Europe is purely based on merit. We wish you the utmost enjoyment as you explore these hotels and thrilling experiences during your European travels.
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Ideally located in downtown Tirana set within the shopping and business district, the hotel is only 3 minutes from the House of Parliament, the National Art Gallery, the Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the popular Ensemble Theatre, This newly built hotel, Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana, is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike offering unique services and facilities in a 5-star environment. The Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana is also a destination for gourmet lovers while local and international choices offer lavish tastes meticulously prepared to perfection: Dining choices include – Panevino, Convivium, and Savor. The Maritim Plaza is the place to meet and celebrate in Tirana. Choose from our 8 event rooms that can accommodate capacities of up to 350 guests. Each room is multi-functional and is equipped with state-of-the-art features. Ideal for banquet functions or cocktail receptions and business meetings.
Durres, Albanian Riviera - Mövenpick Hotel Lalez Durres
Mövenpick Hotel Lalez Durres is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the Adriatic coast. Reachable in a 40 min drive from the capital city of Tirana, from Tirana International airport and marina of Durres, makes this hotel the best choice for long and short-term vacations. The hotel is part of a residential village in Lalzi Bay. Surrounded by pine trees, the 80 rooms hotel is much more than just a summer destination. The Hotel is built in total harmony with the residential villas and apartments of the village. The whole complex is well camouflaged by nature, hidden in a pine tree forest just 300 m from the beach. Mövenpick Hotel Lalez Durres offers a Spa, a gym, an indoor pool and outdoor pool, a variety of dining options, a multi-functional fully equipped Conference Hall, a meeting room and beach access to all of the guests. Outdoor activities such as horse riding, cycling, nature walks, mini-football and tennis are at disposal to all of the hotel guests.
The Hotel Imperial has been welcoming members of royal families, politicians and other international opinion leaders ever since it opened in 1873 as the first luxury hotel in Vienna. Home to such iconic classical composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss, Vienna boasts more than 50 theaters and opera houses. The Vienna waltz originated here and its centuries-old spirit still permeates the city's dancehalls. Our expert concierge and butlers attend to all wishes and desires before they are expressed, such as having a hand-ironed newspaper delivered bedside with morning tea. Tastefully furnished with precious, authentic antiques, walls cocooned in jewel-toned silk, and bathrooms made of marble, our 79 rooms and 59 suites blend the timeless elegance of 19th Century Vienna with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. Voted amongst Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels in the World in 2022 and earning the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Award 2022, our renowned hotel awaits with a matchless experience.
Salzburg - Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Hear the music and experience the history of Mozart’s hometown. At Hotel Sacher Salzburg, history and luxury are two sides of one imperial coin. Live like royalty and feel like family in the company of world-class musicians, states people, business leaders, artists, and celebrities. Visit Mozart’s birthplace, Hohensalzburg Fortress, or the Salzburg Festival. Experience excellence, comfort, hospitality, and culture in the heart of Salzburg.
Right next to the main railway station rises Innsbruck’s spectacular lighthouse for modern hotel business and gastronomy: the Hotel aDLERS. Easily and quickly accessible, the aDLERS is an ideal base for all activities that Innsbruck has to offer. At the same time you can enjoy the extraordinary flair of a lifestyle destination that has lots in store for everyone. City trip or company seminar, after-work drink or party time – at the aDLERS every visit turns into something truly exceptional. If you wish to smell some mountain air in the middle of Innsbruck, you do not need to take a cable car to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Just take our elevator up to the 12th floor. As a reward for reaching the summit a beautiful view over the many rooftops, of which not only one shimmers golden in the evening sun, awaits you. Your gaze might inevitably wander off to the Alpine scenery when you are at the adLERS. The interior of the design hotel, though, is quite fascinating as well. Precious materials and elegant design are basic features in each of the 75 rooms as well as a supremely comfortable bed and a most appealing lighting design. Hence, nothing keeps you from a perfect stay in Innsbruck.
Brussels - Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels
At the confluence of Belgian cultural wonders and European contemporary influences, step into a hotel that reflects Brussels’ cosmopolitan spirit. Famed for its glass-crowned, 7-story atrium and post-modernist architecture, our distinctive hotel was designed by Michel Jaspers back in 1989. Now, elegantly updated with remodeled interiors, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels seamlessly blends the best of international living with a powerful sense of place in one iconic Brussels landmark. Enjoy an enviable location: the Grand Place UNESCO World Heritage site, the best chocolate makers, designer boutiques, and not-to-miss cultural venues are just a stone’s throw away. Discover 282 elegant rooms and suites where refinement meets comfort, with sleek contemporary decor, considered furniture and lighting, plush bedding, and enlivening bathrooms. Don't miss out - discover our new restaurant Eneko Basque, housed in the stunning setting of our hotel's atrium!
Hotel Dukes’ Palace is a superior, former residence of the Burgundian aristocracy and a unique five-star hotel in Flanders, is ideally located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges. The 110 rooms, including elegant suites, luxury rooms and spacious family rooms, are all unique and combine contemporary comfort with authentic elegance of the 15th century. The 3000 m² garden, the restaurant, the terrace, the spa and the bar are the perfect places to enjoy. The hotel also features a congress center of 632 m² as well as a spacious garage. Hotel Dukes’ Palace is part of The Swan Hotel Collection, a Bruges hotel group of charming, boutique and luxury hotels.
Antwerp - Hilton Antwerp Old Town
We’re in the heart of Antwerp, overlooking the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Town square. Shops, restaurants, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum are a short walk from our door. Antwerp Zoo and Antwerp Central Rail Station are within four kilometers. Enjoy all-day dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, fitness center access, and the rooftop sun deck.
Hyatt Regency Sofia is located within the heart of the city on Vasil Levski Square. It is ideal for exploring and encountering a modern city surrounded by authentic Eastern European history. Set within walking distance of many of Sofia’s cultural institutions and tourist attractions, you are never far away from an unforgettable experience. At Hyatt Regency Sofia, you are never far away from any of Sofia's wonderful city attractions and beautiful culture. Surrounded by incredible temples and churches that date back to the Roman Empire, explore the rich history that Sofia has to offer. Walk throughout history whether it is at the St. Sophia Church or indulge in a show at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. If you would rather shop, Sofia has two wonderful shopping centers with everything you would need.
Sunny Beach - Hotel Riu Palace
Located on a stunning beach of golden sand, the Hotel Riu Palace Sunny Beach is an adults-only hotel with 24-hour all-inclusive service and it offers everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable holiday by the sea. Its facilities include free WiFi, a wide range of cuisine and a spa to help you achieve maximum relaxation. This hotel in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, has more than 330 rooms with excellent facilities: air conditioning, minibars, kettles, safe boxes, beautiful views of the Black Sea, and many more amenities. And to help you enjoy the great weather, the Hotel Riu Palace Sunny Beach has a pool with a swim-up bar and direct access to the reserved area of the beach, where you’ll find hammocks and umbrellas to make your stay a unique experience. The hotel’s bars and restaurants have a varied menu that is sure to excite you. At the main restaurant, you can savour buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners with live cooking stations, while the themed restaurants offer you the best of fusion and Mediterranean cuisine as well as grilled meats in the steakhouse. If you fancy a snack or appetiser at any time of day, don’t hesitate to head to the patisserie, the beach bar or any of the other bars you’ll find among the hotel’s facilities. The Hotel Riu Palace Sunny Beach is ideal for a relaxing stay by the sea. That’s why the hotel spa has an indoor pool with a hydromassage zone, sauna, steam room and an extensive beauty treatment menu for you to pick the one that best meets your needs. But if you prefer practicing sports and enjoying fun activities when you’re on holiday, you can use the hotel gym or enjoy the daytime and evening entertainment programmes organised by our entertainment team. Sunny Beach is one of the Bulgarian coast’s most interesting destinations, and we highly recommend exploring the area by cycling along the seafront promenade, visiting the shops selling traditional local products or taking a trip to the region’s most iconic sites such as Cape Emine or the towns of Zheravna, Sozopo and Nesebar. If you need more information, you can check our destination tourist guide and plan an unforgettable holiday in Sunny Beach with RIU Hotels & Resorts.
Varna - International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
The 5-star INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites is situated only meters from the beach of Golden Sands, Bulgaria and 17 km from Varna city center. The property features a mix of 325 deluxe, superior rooms and suites, with stunning park and sea views. Guests can enjoy our extensive Spa services, 24-hour Casino access and entertainment, dedicated Concierge team, Shopping center, Kids Club, Wi-Fi and car-park facilities, guaranteed to make your stay magnificent and memorable.
The Westin Zagreb Hotel is centrally located in the very heart of Zagreb. The hotel is situated in a leafy green area adjacent to the Mimara Museum and the world famous National Theatre and Opera House. Our location is within easy walking distance to the central square, markets, the many trendy cafés, restaurants, designer boutiques, rich cultural attractions and capital city business destinations. Recognized for offering discreet surroundings and professional, caring service, The Westin Zagreb is a regular host to high profile local, national and international events. It has been the favorite home-away-from-home for visiting royalty, world leaders, international dignitaries and other travelers seeking the calm comfort of a modern luxury hotel.
Dubrovnik - Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Set in a historic building dating back to 1897, our hotel fuses period charm with modern styling. Find us on the edge of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, with views of its iconic red roofs and the Adriatic Sea. We’re less than 500 meters from Pile Gate, the Lovrijenac Fort, and Šulić beach. Discover our indoor pool, spa area, and terrace restaurant.
There’s a certain magic in the air here that flows effortlessly through Old Town Square, onto Charles Bridge, over the Vltava and all the way up the tallest spires of Prague Castle – and that’s just what you can see from Four Seasons Hotel Prague. Centuries of wonder fill our walls, letting you trace the history of the city from the Baroque era to the neoclassical to modern day. When you stay with us, you open the door to a vibrant and unexpected experience that mirrors the city itself.
A beautiful legacy of individual modernity, located right in the heart of the historic center of the city of Brno on the Zelné trhu, which with its baroque Parnas fountain is one of the most valuable squares in Brno. The hotel building from the beginning of the 20th century, which dominates the southern part of the square, underwent a demanding and careful reconstruction, including period details. The pride of the hotel is the hand-painted glass ceiling of the entrance hall, where the reception is located. Stylishly furnished rooms, top services and excellent gastronomic experiences will turn your ordinary trip into an experience. Our rooms have a unique view not only of the square, but also of the panorama of the city center with its biggest landmarks – the St. Peter and Paul and Špilberk Castle. The icing on the cake is the enchanting view from the tower of the Onyx Tower Suite, which you won't find anywhere else in the city. No matter what time of year you come, our hotel will help you enjoy your visit with all your senses.