Let's share our favorite hotels in Europe

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  1. Here's my list -

    Florence, Italy
    Hotel Morandi Alla Crocetta,
    City center, a few blocks from the Duomo

    Vienna, Austria
    Hotel Wandl
    Gorgeous small hotel in the middle of The Ring (city center) and a few blocks from famous St Stephen’s Cathedral

    Prague, Czech Republic
    Hotel Petr
    On castle side of Danube River, near tram stop
    Interior rooms & public rooms far prettier than photos look

    Budapest, Hungary
    Gellert Hotel & Spa
    Large hotel with surprisingly low prices. Several indoor and outdoor pools of the local famous mineral water. One of the famous spas of Europe.
  2. Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
    The Cliff House, Ogunquit, Maine
    The Marlton, NYC
    Hotel Relais Saint Germain, Paris
    Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica
    The Eden, Rome
  3. Adare Manor, Ireland.
    The most luxurious hotel I have ever been to. I dream of their beds. They use Acqua di Parma products and leave more than generous supplies in the rooms. My son left his behind!!! The rooms are like suites. Ate in two of the restaurants, food and drink excellent. The grounds are stunning. They are supposed to have an excellent equestrian center but i didn’t have time to ride. We were in Ireland on a golf trip, I was a tag along and would of been more than happy if my husband would of left me there and picked me up at end of week. We stayed in all 5 star hotels, this was a 10 in comparison. Ireland was nice, with so many other places to go I wouldn’t go back...except to stay at Adare.
  4. Four Seasons Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera! The most wonderful place in the entire world!
  5. Hotel Artemide in Rome (near the train station!) Absolutely fantastic service.
  6. great list!!! :tup: How about Amsterdam and Florence?
  7. In Amsterdam I would go for W Hotel, the College Hotel, Pulitzer or Krasnapolsy
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  8. Hi you! Amsterdam - The Dylan
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  9. Other European hotels I love:

    Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, Antibes

    Hotel de Russie, Rome

    Le Sirenuse and Il San Pietro, Positano

    Blakes, London

    Soho Farmhouse , Cotswolds

    Le Montalembert and L'Hotel, Paris
  10. My family just stayed at the Grand Hotel Cavour in Florence last month. The location was fantastic. It was less than a five minute walk to the Duomo, so basically in the center of the city and close to everything. Great views from the rooftop bar.
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  11. I ended up staying with Krasnapolsy! Great location and love the view of the plaza. :tup:
  12. Yes! Wonderful place.
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  13. #13 Aug 5, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2019
    First, the inexpensive ones:
    Paris: Hotel Petit Chomel https://www.lepetitchomel.com/en practically around the corner from Bon Marche. Super cute, friendly, altogether a delightful experience. Alone I stay in a classic room; with my husband, the luxury room.
    Florence: Palazzo Guadagni https://www.palazzoguadagni.com/ On the "other side" of the Arno but a short walk across the bridge to the premium shopping street Via de' Tornabuoni, it's great fun. Esp if you stay in one of their superior rooms. My friends and I do shopping trips in Milan or Florence every year in the autumn and we stay in the Palazzo. Lively Spirito Sancto neighborhood. Fantastic covered balcony for sharing a bottle of wine. Quirky decor, nice staff. Also a short walk from the Jennifer Tattanelli store.
    Milan: Milano Relais Brera B&B. http://www.milanobrerarelais.it/wordpress/?lang=en Cute, friendly B&B in a fabulous neighborhood. We've stayed in the Angelo suite. Freshly baked croissants served each morning. The neighborhood is filled with shops, cafes, restos, etc off the usual tourist radar.

    Second, medium priced:
    Paris: Paris Perfect, Saint Amour. https://www.parisperfect.com/apartments-for-rent-in-paris/saint-amour.php OK, it's a holiday apartment, but we loved it for our four week Paris stay last year. Two bedrooms (the second bedroom is just bunk beds, we used it as a storage area), two baths, washer/dryer, pretty decor, drop-dead view of the Eiffel Tower. And yes, it's registered with the city, so it's a "legal" short-term rental. Bus stop for three, maybe four (I forget) lines right across the street, you can take a bus direct to the Hotel de Ville are, to the St. Germain area, etc. Ecole Militaire metro stop a five minute walk away.
    Baden-Baden: Dorint Messmer Hotel. https://hotel-baden-baden.dorint.com/en/ Although it's a five-star spa hotel, you can get some very good deals. They also "own" a row in the Festspielhaus, one of the top concert halls in Germany, so if you want to attend a performance, they usually have tickets. Their row is arguably the best in the hall: first row center of the first balcony. We stay at the hotel and dine at the Winter Garden restaurant at Brenner's. The Dorint has a wonderful location if you're there for the Christmas markets.
    Lugano, Switzerland. Hotel Lugano Dante. https://www.hotel-luganodante.com/en/ Considered to have the best service of any Lugano hotel. We go a few times a year and never stay anywhere else. Well-priced for a solid four-star hotel. Visit the beautiful Ticino to enjoy Italian dolce vita combined with Swiss efficiency. Located in the heart of Lugano just steps from the funicular to the train station. Bonus: staying at a Lugano hotel gives you a free transit pass for the entire region, good on buses, trains, trams, and some funiculars. Lugano is a lovely, vibrant city with some great shopping, plus only 20 minutes away from Foxtown by train or taxi.

    Milan: Palazzo Parigi. http://www.palazzoparigi.com/en/ Beautiful, luxurious hotel with full spa services in Milan. This one is a toss-up with the Four Seasons in Milan. Love them both.
    Gstaad, Switzerland: https://bellevue-gstaad.ch/ Five-star spa hotel right along the main street in the village. Rooms done in a modern British club style. Good service, pretty grounds.
    Gstaad, Switzerland: Alpina Gstaad. https://www.thealpinagstaad.ch/en Six-star experience, Gorgeous hotel, up a hill.
    Vienna: Park Hyatt. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/austria/park-hyatt-vienna/vieph Excellent hotel in former bank. Close to shopping, Meinl am Graben, etc. Nab a sought-after table in late afternoon at their outdoor cafe. Great indoor pool. Our new favorite hotel in Vienna. Over the years, I've stayed at several of the city's five-star hotels: Bristol, Grand, Imperial, Sacher, but we find the Park Hyatt delivers a better overall experience.
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  14. Hotel Kastro on the Island Antiparos, Greece.

  15. Great list!! :tup:

    Adding to your list for Lugano, I would recommend “the view”. It’s a very small boutique hotel, I think only around 30 suites? Great view, quiet, and very private. They also have free electric car for you to use. The restaurant is small, but the menu is very decent. Good for drinks as well, if you are the quiet type (we are). It’s a little bit over 1k euro per night in the summer and really worth it. :tup:
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