Top 10 European Luxury Hotels

What better way to spend your European vacation than in an opulent hotel in one of the many stunning European resorts and cities? We have really outdone ourselves this time by selecting some of Europe’s most exclusive hotels for you.


1. Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi – Athens, Greece

Okay, the view is mesmerizingly beautiful and the villa’s design is simply amazing. And well, yes, you do get a personal butler, two large indoor pools, your very own private beach and a pianist if you so desire, but even so… At around €35,000 a night this place isn’t exactly affordable for the average island hopper, right? Still, one can dream.

2. Çirağan Palace Kempinski – Istanbul, Turkey

Okay, you might have to hop over to the other side of the Bosporus and so officially end up in Asia Minor instead of Europe, but at least the views from the Sultan Suite of the Çirağan Palace Kempinski will allow you to see the old continent in 180 degree glory. Feel like an Eastern prince or princess for about €19K to €20K a night.

3. Westin Excelsior – Rome, Italy

The bathroom inside the Cupola Suite has gorgeous hand-painted ceilings and the massive dining room seats up to 10 people. But what do you expect? We heard someone recently paid €16,814 for a single night! And that was before the tip.

4. Hotel Cala di Volpe – Costa Smeralda, Italy

Strut your stuff on the Costa Smeralda, on the Italian island of Sardinia, where the beau monde gathers every summer. Hotel Cala di Volpe is probably the most exclusive of all the exclusive hotels here. You will pay more than €15,000 a night for its Presidential Suite during peak season.

5. Hotel Martinez – Cannes, France

If you have a bit of cash to spare, then join the world’s jet set in Cannes, and reserve yourself the stylish Presidential Suite at Hotel Martinez – a bargain at €13K a night.

6. Park Hyatt Vendôme – Paris, France

Rent the second-floor rooms at the Park Hyatt Vendôme. For about €13,000 you can marvel at the high ceilings and relax in your very own spa bathroom, lounge, dining room or study.

7. Ritz-Carlton – Moscow, Russia

The Ritz-Carlton Suite offers stunning views over Moscow’s famous Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin at slightly more than €11,500 a night.

8. Four Seasons George V – Paris, France

The Four Seasons Hotel, located right in the center of the French capital, offers a luscious 240 square meter Royal Suite with its own sculpture garden. This comes with the lowest price tag on our list at just €10,890 a night.

9. Corinthia – London, England

There’s no better place to spend the night in London than in the Corinthia, which is as centrally located as you can get. Near the Thames, Trafalgar Square, Covent Gardens, and Westminster, it’s a grand Victorian building furnished with exquisite taste and style, befitting of a truly luxurious destination.

10. Villa d’Este – Cernobbio, Italy

Situated near the impeccable Lake Como, built on sprawling grounds, and oozing splendor and grandeur, the Villa d’Este defines opulence in this region of Italy. Sure, the nightly bill is high, but the experience is priceless.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.