From the sun drenched islands of the Cyclades to the far reaches of Scandinavia, Europe has some amazing hotels to make your stay in your chosen location an unforgettable one.
Sweden’s Ice Hotel
Apart from the obvious novelty factor of staying in the original Ice Hotel, this accommodation makes for an unforgettable experience. The hallway will dazzle you with its ice chandeliers, and the ornate art sculptures in the Art Suites and subdued lighting creates an unbeatable ambiance throughout the hotel. And the novelty factor is further increased when you realize that your room is only a year old at most. Sixty plus rooms are made each year and is open from mid-December to mid-April before the whole thing goes back from whence it came – the River Torne. And, of course, you can clink ice glasses in the Ice Bar while enjoying cocktails. Don’t forget to take a look up at the night sky and catch a glimpse of the magnificent Northern Lights.
The Storfjord Hotel Norway
Thirty kilometres east of Alesund, the luxury Storfjord hotel affords magnificent views looking over the Storfjord and Sunnmore Alps, and is ideal for honeymoons or other romantic occasions. Comfortable spacious bedrooms furnished with traditional Norwegian furnishings along with mesmerising views and, of course, world class cuisine in the gourmet restaurant are just some factors which make this boutique hotel so special. The surroundings really are idyllic, set as it is amidst its own 6 acres of private grounds, which in turn is surrounded by countless acres of forests in addition to a beautiful lake which serves to heighten the drama of this beautiful location. Incidentally, Storfjord can reach surprisingly high temperatures more readily associated with the Mediterranean during the summer months.
The Tsitouras Collection Hotel
The beautiful and dramatic landscape of the Mediterranean and truly spectacular sunsets are just some of the reasons why this hotel is so special. The owner’s private art collection adorns the hotel adding to the sense that you are somewhere special when you stay in the Tsitouras Collection Hotel. Famed not only for its beautiful location and views, the hotel also enjoys the best hospitality in Santorini according to many reviews, and its white washed walls and complimentary cocktails make it an ideal place to relax. An authentic atmosphere that doesn’t compromise on luxury, along with a fresh water swimming pool and pool bar, an a la carte restaurant, free parking, and many other features makes the Tsitouras Collection Hotel an ideal place to stay and enjoy a sample of the beautiful island of Santorini. Just remember to ensure you have appropriate holiday insurance in Europe for complete peace of mind.
The Mandarin Oriental in Prague
This magnificent hotel situated near Prague Castle is built on a former monastery amidst the cobbled streets of Mala Strana, making it a perfect base to explore this beautiful old city which is within easy walking distance. Its 99 rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary fashion while retaining the buildings historical roots. Twenty of these 99 rooms are in fact spacious suits replete with elegantly designed historical details. While relaxing in your room you can enjoy excellent views of the cobbled streets down below or of the private garden, or of the close by castle. Dining options range from modern Czech to Asian specialities, while specialist beers and cocktails are on offer to quench your thirst after a day’s sightseeing. The spa is the ideal place to recharge those batteries in the vitality pool and relaxation lounge. Many visitors find the hotel comes into its own during the winter months. When it’s snowing outside, deep baths, underfloor heating and thick feather duvets are all you need.
Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade
Situated in the vibrant Dorco area of the city, Square Nine is very close to the town centre and the city’s attractions. It also overlooks one of the city’s most picturesque squares. European cuisine can be enjoyed in the restaurants, while during the hot nights of summer you can move to the terrace alfresco style or enjoy the theatre. This luxury 5 star hotel affords great opportunities for a complete unwind by means of its spa and wellness centre which comes complete with a heated indoor swimming pool all decked out in sleek design. Stylish and unique furniture adorn the rooms as linen wallpapers do the walls. Treca de Paris beds and gorgeous limestone bathrooms give you a taste of luxury while relaxing in your hotel room. Square Nine is the perfect base from which to explore the city.