Top European Hotels


A well-deserved holiday in a picturesque location at an acclaimed hotel is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but with the seemingly endless choice, how do you find the very best that Europe has to offer?


With over 60 million users, TripAdvisor travellers have visited and reviewed hundreds of thousands of hotels around Europe and have honoured these properties as Europe’s best*. 


“These are the top hotels in Europe according to TripAdvisor travellers,” commented TripAdvisor spokesperson Emma Shaw. “For travellers seeking inspiration, these hotels are sure to offer something for everyone no matter what their needs.” 


Top European Hotel

1.    Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso – Cascais, Portugal

A boutique hotel decorated in earthy hues and designed with textured stones and wood, Onyria Marinha offers views of mountains, the sea and pine trees.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “A beautiful hotel in a wonderful location, with kind service and really comfortable rooms.”

2.    Rudding Park Hotel – Harrogate, United Kingdom

Set amongst landscaped gardens and woodland, Rudding Park Hotel features contemporary design combined with traditional touches, and rooms boasting private balconies or terraces.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is the best hotel we have ever stayed in, the staff are amazing, the food is fantastic and the rooms are so cosy and comfortable.”

3.    Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet – Istanbul, Turkey

Located in the Old City close to the Haghia Sofia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace monuments, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul features a courtyard and fragrant herb garden circled by its suites and guest rooms.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “From the moment we stepped into the hotel, the staff fell over themselves to make us feel at home. I find it hard to believe that there is a better hotel in Istanbul.”

4.    Aria Hotel – Prague, Czech Republic

Comprised of 51 suites and rooms decorated in honour of a specific style of music or particular artist or composer, Aria Hotel is nestled in the Little Quarter near Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is a refined, very special hotel, where all the services have been carefully thought out.”

5.    Hotel Belvedere – Riccione, Italy

Situated in Riccione, famous for its boutiques, Hotel Belvedere boasts a lagoon style pool, spa and wellness centre, and suites styled in crisp white décor.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Superb food, gracious hosts and the spa was invigorating at the end of the each day.”

6.    Hotel Alpenhof Hintertux – Hintertux, Austria

With breath-taking views of alpine mountains on the hotel’s doorstep, Hotel Alpenhof Hintertux is styled with solid wood and glass fronts, and decorated in warm colours and earth tones to complement the nature surrounding it.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Excellent service with a personal touch, first class food and wine, and spacious rooms.”

7.    Neorion Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey

Located in the heart of Istanbul, Neorion Hotel is a 58-suite and guest room hotel designed to honour and reflect the rich culture of the city, featuring a Turkish bath, cultural library and traditional art.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is an elegant and comfortable hotel in a very convenient location close to ancient sites.”

8.    Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – Budapest, Hungary

An Art Nouveau landmark on Szechenyi Square, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace combines vintage architecture and design with ultra-modern comforts. Offering private step-out balconies, guests can enjoy views of the intimate interior courtyards, the Old City and the Danube.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Everything about this hotel is first class and we had an excellent stay.”

9.    The Milestone Hotel – London, United Kingdom

Recently restored to highlight its original architecture, The Milestone Hotel is a grade II listed, boutique hotel featuring 57 luxurious bedrooms and suites, with many of the rooms overlooking Kensington Gardens.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “We had the pleasure of staying here and the service and food was incredible. The outstanding staff go out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable and enjoy your stay.”


10. Gamirasu Cave Hotel – Ayvali, Turkey

Located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine retreat, Gamirasu Cave Hotel is a restored cave house in the secluded Ayvali Village. The hotel and its surrounding area are steeped in history.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in – it is romantic and fascinating, and the rooms are unbelievable.


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*According to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards