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Top 10 Historic Luxury Hotels in Europe

Argos in Cappadocia

Best For: History buffs and groups traveling together.

The Argos hotel in Cappadocia is located on the hillside of Uçhisar Village directly above the magical landscape of Cappadocia. First discovered under the grounds of an ancient monastery it has undergone 19 years of detailed restoration and has became known as “an ancient village with a reception desk”. Guest rooms and suites are spread across 6 mansions which include a monastery church restored into a concert hall, an extraordinary underground cellar and part of a 1200 year-old underground tunnel. Seki Restaurant & Lounge serves delicious fare overlooking the  Pigeon Valley and Mount Erciyes.

For ultimate luxury and pampering book on the Splendid Suite’s all of which include a private plunge pool in addition to a view of the garden. These accommodations are partly stone and partly carved into living rock.

Splendid Suite 

Exclusive Amenities

  • $50 Seki Lounge credit, per room, per stay
  • Welcome Bottle of Wine
  • Full Breakfast for each guest daily, included in the daily rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

JK Place Capri

Best for: Romance, R&R and foodies. 

Located on the world famous and stunningly beautiful island of Capri, the discreet charm, comfort and luxury service is the philosophy behind the creation of the JK Place. Inaugurated as a hotel in 1885 it quickly became a gathering place for the wealthy nobility. Full of small lovely touches, such as precious marbles with grey and white mosaics in the bathrooms and elegant black-and-white carpets the hotel feels like you were invited to stay in your friends home.

Perfectly positioned on a cliff to take in the views while providing convenient access to the sea the hotel offers a splendid pathway to the water. 

Master Room 

Spa

The J.K. Spa offers guests the ultimate wellness experience. This luxurious sanctuary, nestled in the heart of Capri, provides the perfect environment where your experience begins as you leave the world behind and begin your journey to complete relaxation. 

Exclusive Amenities

  • 75 Euro Spa treatment credit, per room, per stay
  • Welcome Fruit amenity
  • Continental Breakfast for each guest daily, included in the rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

Mandarin Oriental Prague

Best For: Multi-generational families

The Mandarin Oriental in Prague is a perfect example of the historic preservation which can occur with careful planning and execution. Originally a 14th century monastery surrounded by the quiet cobbled streets of Mala Strana, just beneath Prague Castle the hotel allows guests to soak up this splendid city and embrace tradition while being pampered with all the modern amenities now required. 

Wine Cellar 

This luxury hotel offers 99 guest rooms and suites full of unique features, some with magical views across the city’s ancient spires and red rooftops.

The wonderful holistic spa is housed in a former Renaissance chapel.

Deluxe Terrace Room 

Exclusive Amenities

  • $100 USD Spa or Food & Beverage credit, per room, per stay
  • Chocolate pralines in room on arrival
  • Complimentary high speed internet access
  • English Breakfast, included in the rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

Monastero Santa Rosa

Best for: Families who want to explore the Amalfi coast.

When the sun sets behind the Amalfi Coast’s Lattari Mountains visitors who gaze up from the Bay of Salerno find a glow – “a superb vision which hovers over the coast like the wing of an angel.” Perched on the cliff’s edge, Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa stands in majestic solitude.

Originally a 17th century monastery, Monastero Santa Rosa has been carefully restored and transformed into an exclusive boutique hotel and luxury spa. Ideally located between Positano and Amalfi this property offers yet another reason to love the region. 

Exclusive Amenities

  • $100 USD Food and Beverage credit, per room, per stay
  • Full Breakfast for each guest daily at Il Refettorio, included in the rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

Grand Hotel le Trois Rois

Best For: Foodies, ooenophiles, multi-country itineraries

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Europe and has been in existence since 1681. In its illustrious history the hotel has played host to some of the most renowned figures of their time, including Empress Michiko of Japan, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, and Thomas Mann to name a few.

The city is an ideal starting point to discover the region or for venturing out to neighboring Alsace in France and the Black Forest of Germany.

For foodies the world renowned Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl definelty lives up to its reputation and 3 Michelin Guide stars.

Exclusive Amenities

  • $100 CHF Food and Beverage credit, once during stay
  • Full Buffet Breakfast for two daily at The Brasserie Restaurant, included in the rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

Belmond Villa San Michelle

Best for: Families, foodies and oenophiles  

Set just far enough away from the bustle of Florence and nestled on the Fiesole hills, Belmond Villa San Michele seamlessly blends 14th century artistic flair with the region’s otherworldly beauty. Originally built by a community of Franciscan monks today the hotel honors its past and embraces the future. The facade of the building is attributed to Michelangelo and perfectly enhances the stunning panorama over Florence and the Chianti hills just beyond. 

Although this well kept secret has been known to Hollywood elite and British royalty like Julia Roberts, The Prince of Wales and John F. Kennedy for decades it maintains an aura of exclusivity and charm.

Stroll the gardens and grounds to take in the scene where in 1506 Leonardo da Vinci first demonstrated his flying machine from Montececeri Park.

Those tired by the museums and shopping of Florence may enjoy a cooking class with world-renowned executive chef Attilio Di Fabrizio or a cocktail masterclass led by the hotel’s head barman.

Family Fun

Try your hand at sculpting at the Galleria Romanelli.

Go rafting with experts down the San Niccolo weir, under the Ponte Vecchio, as you admire the urban sights.

Embark on a fun filled museum treasure hunt where you can uncover hidden gems.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Special Signature rate.
  • One Lunch for two at the Pool Restaurant, once during stay. Beverages Excluded.
  • Fresh Flowers and Fruit in the room upon arrival
  • Complimentary Broadband Internet Access
  • American Buffet Breakfast for two daily, included in the rate
  • Upgrade subject to availability

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Best for: Romantic escape, girlfriends getaway 

Grand Hotel Tremezzo may have an impressive 100 year history but this five-star property fully embraces modern amenities. Careful attention to details, impeccable service and a prime location on Lake Combo come together to create one of the most beautiful hotels on the Italian Lakes. 

For an ultra-exclusive experience book your stay at one of the 8 brand new Rooftop Suites

Rooftop Suite

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a true “resort” providing a comprehensive array of comforts: 3 breathtaking pools, lakefront classic-style lido, private Venetian motor-launch for exclusive tours of the lake, the luxurious T Spa, lush parks, floodlit clay tennis court, fitness and saunas.

Rooftop Front Suite 

Exclusive Amenities

  • Dinner at L’Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar. A Minimum stay of two-nights is Required. (Beverages are excluded)
  • Full Buffet Breakfast for two daily, included in rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

Aman Sveti Stefan

Best For: Luxury off the beaten path, groups traveling together 

Aman Sveti Stefan is set on one mile of coastline including the sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Milocer Beach and the famous Queen’s Beach. The resort enjoys breathtaking views across the bay and along Montenegro’s most beautiful coastline. 

Adriatic Suite Bedroom

Honoring Aman’s vision of blending in with the natural environment ll accommodations provide every modern comfort whilst retaining the historic air and ambience of the island. The resort offers diverse dining options utilizing locally sourced products.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Continental Breakfast for two daily at the main Restaurant, Also available through room Service
  • $100 USD Hotel/Resort credit, once during stay
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability 

Rosewood Castiglio del Bosco

Il Borgo with Pool at Sunrise

 Best For: Cultured foodies, golf aficionados 

This property founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo is situated within the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino wine-making region. A 5,000-acre country estate ennobled by eight centuries of history it has been managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts since 2015. The hotel is really a living community dedicated to the preservation of Tuscan cuisine. The property boasts two restaurants, a cooking school and organic kitchen garden. Those seeking a little pampering will not be disappointed by the treatment options offered at the  Spa.

The estate also features an exclusive private Golf Club and a leading Brunello di Montalcino winery. 

Exclusive Amenities

  • $100 Spa Treatment credit (to be utilized during stay, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Welcome Amenity ( for rooms and suite bookings)
  • In Villa Dinner delivered on arrival day, during season (for Villa bookings only)
  • Room/suite: American breakfast for two for duration of the stay, served at Ristorante Campo del Drago, included in the rate
  • Villa: Daily breakfast delivered in Villa, included in the rate
  • Upgrade/Early Check-In/Late Check-Out subject to availability

The Lanesborough Oetker Collection, London

The Withdrawing Room

Best For: Families, Royalty 

The only hotel in London to offer round-the-clock, dedicated butler service in each room and suite, guests can be assured that their every need will gladly be met.

Housed in an elegant grand residence honoring Regency-era luxury the hotel is perfectly situated between Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Mayfair,  at the heart of the capital’s best boutiques and restaurants. The Michelin-starred Céleste offers a truly memorable fine dining experience while Afternoon tea at The Lanesborough is an occasion to be treasured.


Royal Suite


Hotel guests are offered access to the Lanesborough Club & Spa which is one of London’s most exclusive private member fitness and health clubs.

Child Friendly

Families are especially welcome at The Lanesborough. With a special welcome gift on arrival, movies, games, butler training, speciality bedding, daily treats, popcorn and milkshakes from their dedicated butler children can feel like the small princess and princes that they are.

2019 Exclusive Amenities

  • English Breakfast for two daily
  • 85 GBP Food & Beverage or Spa Services credit, per room, per stay (Excluding products)
  • Upgrade confirmed two days prior to arrival subject to availability

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