Europe’s classic cities are home to some of the best hotels in the world, so why not end your days of sightseeing by kicking back in style? It’s time to splash out...
Art Deco Imperial Hotel, Prague
With a grand history spanning back over a century, Prague’s Art Deco Imperial Hotel has become a legend on the city’s majestic map. Its charming chocolate box exterior and opulent interior are nothing short of magnificent, while period architectural detailing brings true authentic luxury. Effortlessly exuding elegance from its reception and restrooms to bar and bedrooms, this divine hotel is dressed head to toe in jewel-toned velvets and sumptuous satins, creating a space that’s fit for royalty.
An artistic masterpiece, prepare to be dazzled by one of the finest hotels in the land. As the home of the ‘world’s most beautiful café’ and boasting a breathtaking grand façade, Boscolo Budapest is now an iconic silhouette on the capital’s skyline – and for good reason. All that glitters is gold in this enchanting example of historic wonder, and remaining faithful to its muted colour palette, the décor takes splendour to a whole new level.
Your Florence fairytale begins right here at Brunelleschi. Tucked away in an enchanting courtyard, this hidden gem will wow with its exclusive boutique design. The spectacular exposed brick walls, arching door frames and luxurious furnishings flow seamlessly throughout the hotel, while the rooms and suites offer a magnificent modern edge. Anyone looking to explore the delights of the city won’t have far to go, with the dazzling Duomo right on Brunelleschi’s doorstep.
Mixing modern and eccentric, this elegant hotel prides itself on its comfortable rooms, ancient architecture and an excellent spa offering. Just 1.3km from the Vatican City, you’ll be well placed to explore some of the city’s most time-treasured and iconic landmarks. Take an afternoon off from the sightseeing and relax in the outdoor pool or enjoy an ice-cold tipple in the cocktail bar. Stay on site to savour Italian flavours in the à la carte restaurant.
Make your visit to Venice that little bit more magical at Hotel Metropole. Boasting an enviable waterfront position, this fancy former palace dates all the way back to the 16th century. The interior is just brimming with character and opulence, with a plush palette of glistening golds, dusky violets and imperial crimsons creating a sense of indulgence throughout. The hotel is also home to the Michelin-starred Met Restaurant.
Perfecting Parisian charm with its understated colour scheme and lavish furnishings, Hotel Baltimore Paris Champs Elysees is both chic and sophisticated. Sightseeing can commence with ease thanks to the hotel’s close proximity to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. If you’re searching for elegance and grandeur, then Hotel Baltimore Paris Champs Elysees has got your name on it.
This staggering property enjoys a privileged seafront location, just moments from the UNESCO-protected old town of Dubrovnik. The hotel used to be a royal villa that welcomed regal guests, but now you can book it as a base for an idyllic getaway. Inside, you’ll notice nothing but elegant features, and you’ll be able to completely unwind in your spacious guestroom. Take a stroll to the private beach, then dine on Croatian cuisine by candlelight.
You’ll be greeted by illustrious, ice-white interiors when you arrive. This sleek hotel is all set for a luxurious refurbishment for 2019, too. With direct access to the beach, you can delight in exceptional sea views all day long. You’ll be just a walk away from the central throngs of Dubrovnik Old Town, as well as Gruz Harbour. Plush rooms, an excellent spa and attentive service are just the beginning – how does sitting down to dinner in an intimate cave setting sound?