Tired of scrimping on holiday accommodation and ready to treat yourself on your next trip? Don’t book anything until you’ve read our pick of Europe’s most unique and luxurious hotels.
La Reserve Hotel & Spa in Paris, France
This impossibly chic hotel epitomises understated Parisian luxury. The sumptuous 19th century style rooms and suites each have a dedicated butler to cater to your every whim. The spa features a 16m indoor pool, three treatment rooms and a fitness area complete with a personal trainer to recharge your batteries.
La Reserve boasts not one but two on-site restaurants: Le Gabriel – revisiting the classics of French gastronomy with a Japanese-inspired twist, and La Pagode de Cos – showcasing the Bordeaux region’s best seasonal produce. And to top it off, the hotel is located just off the iconic Champs-Elysees, so the delights of Paris are waiting right on your doorstep.
Le Fontanelle in Tuscany, Italy
Nestled in the charming Chianti countryside between Florence and Siena lies this 5-star hotel surrounded by breathtaking views of vineyards and rolling hills. Here you can spend your days lounging by the pool in the summer months and tasting the world-class wines produced by the surrounding vineyards year-round.
Some of the most famous wine varieties on offer in the region are Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia, Trebbiano and of course Chianti.
The hotel’s quintessentially Tuscan rooms all feature terracotta floors and beamed ceilings plus traditional Tuscan furniture and artwork. There’s also an excellent on-site fine dining restaurant serving up dishes prepared with local and seasonal ingredients.
Egerton House in London, UK
Voted Europe’s number one luxury hotel in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, this boutique hotel in Knightsbridge is an absolute gem. The hotel is famous for its fancy British fare like the full English breakfast, afternoon tea by the fire and top-notch martinis. Egerton House also caters to four-legged guests, providing luxury dog beds and a doggy afternoon tea.
The hotel is just a short walk from some of London’s best attractions including Harrods high-end department store and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Choose from a Classic Double, Deluxe Queen or Deluxe King room, or splash out on a Studio Suite or the Victoria & Albert Suite.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Lapland, Finland
Gaze at the starry arctic skies and even see the incredible northern lights if you’re lucky, all from the comfort of your bed inside a cosy glass igloo. This resort offers two-person igloos with a toilet or four-person igloos with a toilet and shower.
Or opt for one of their new ‘Kelo-Glass igloos’, which combine a log cabin made from Lapland’s Kelo timber with a glass igloo for maximum warmth and comfort. These sleep up to six people and feature a fireplace, kitchenette and private sauna as well as the famous glass-roofed bedroom. Book your stay from August to April to catch the northern lights season.
Andronis Luxury Suites in Santorini, Greece
Set high on the cliffs of Santorini with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, Andronis is unbeatable for a truly decadent getaway. Its exclusive suites and villas are set amidst private infinity pools, cave pools and heated jacuzzis. Like any luxury hotel worth its salt, Andronis has a spa offering deluxe therapies and a restaurant.
But not just any restaurant – this one has been voted one of the most beautiful restaurant locations in the world thanks to its cliff-top dining terrace with 360-degree ocean views. If you’re craving adventure, the hotel has its own catamaran offering sunset sailing cruises or you can set off on your own for a spot of scuba diving or to explore the island’s ancient architecture.