Europe is filled with pretty magical spots. Your stay can be even more incredible if you choose to stay in the right place. Honestly, what better place to check out historic hotels than the Old Continent? You’ll fall in love with every hotel you visit. Guaranteed.
Via Del Babuino 9
This very grand hotel in Rome’s most fashionable shopping area (the Tridente) has been returned to its luxurious best as part of the Rocco Forte group.
33 Albemarle Street
Urbane and very British... with an illustrious past.
What puts the Hotel de Rome over the top for us, making it one of our favorite hotels in Berlin, is the location.
Piazza Ognissanti 1
You’ll find "super-grand guest rooms" at this fifteenth-century former palace on the Piazza Ognissanti, overlooking the Arno River.
Warm, contemporary decor has an Asian edge; bedrooms are luxurious and well-equipped.
54 rue Saint Louis en L Ile
With a discreet courtyard entrance, 17th-century beams, private garden and a unique timbered breakfast room that was once a real tennis court built under Louis XIII.
This refined 20-room hotel started out as a 15th-century Carthusian convent but is no longer anything like a place of renunciation.
Piazza Tasso, 34
Three adjoining 19th-century buildings on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, owned and operated by the same family since 1834 and still containing many original furnishings
Vienna charmer with bohemian history, a bold design and a fabulous bar and restaurant scene
Le Meurice 96
228 rue de Rivoli
With its extravagant Louis XVI decor, mosaic tiled floors and modish restyling by Philippe Starck, Le Meurice is looking grander than ever.
112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore
This luxury hotel, built in 1925 and boasting a new wing added in 2009, is arranged around a magnificent garden.
20 North Bridge
This stylish hotel is housed in the converted former offices of The Scotsman newspaper, and offers great views of the city.