Top 10 hotels in Europe

Shannon Lewis
- Leadership - Oct 30, 2019

Business Chief Europe counts down the top 10 hotels in the continent using Travel and Leisure’s ranking of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World


10. Hotel Bristol

81st in the world, Hotel Bristol is a Luxury Collection Hotel of the Marriott family. Situated in Warsaw, Poland, it has a score of 95.60. Founded in 1901 by piano virtuoso Ignacy Paderewski, it features 165 rooms, 41 suites, and amenities such as a spa, two bars, a restaurant, and the famous Café Bristol, according to the hotel website. Well-rated, it received a ranking of 4.7/5 on Expedia and 9.4/10  on


9. Katikies Hotel

Located in Santorini, Greece, the Katikies Hotel offers views of the Aegean Sea, located on the cliffs of the Santorini caldera. One of many Katikies properties distributed across Santorini and Mykonos, it is ranked as the 78th best hotel in the world by Travel and Leisure, with a score of 95.63. A five-star hotel, Katikies Hotel is a firm favourite for couples, with a rating of 9.8/10 for a two-person trip on


8. The Lanesborough

The number one London-based hotel on Travel and Leisure’s 100 best hotels list, The Lanesborough places 66th in the world. With a score of 95.80, the hotel offers many amenities, including 93 luxury suites and bedrooms, the Library Bar and Garden Room, a club and spa, and the Michelin-starred Celéste restaurant, according to the hotel’s website. A part of the Oetker collection, it is a globally renowned hotel, with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


7. Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Located in Montalcino, Italy, the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is situated on an 800-year-old estate in the heart of UNESCO Heritage Site Val d’Orcia. With a score of 96.00, it is tied for 55th in the world, according to Travel and Leisure’s ranking. The hotel’s 5,000-acre estate includes a medieval church, ancient castle ruins, the Borgo, a historic village, a winery, two restaurants, a vegetable garden, and Italy’s only private golf club, according to the hotel’s website. It offers 23 suites and 11 luxury villas.


6. La Réserve Paris Hôtel & Spa

Tied for 55th in the world, La Réserve Paris Hôtel & Spa has a Travel and Leisure score of 96.00. Its location in Paris guarantees guests access to iconic landmarks, adjacent to the Champs-Elysées and overlooking the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, and the Concorde obelisk. It has a 9/10 overall rating by the Telegraph, as well as in the categories of location, style & character, services & facilities, rooms, and food & drink.


5. Palazzo Avino

Originally built as a private villa for a 12th century Italian noble family, Palazzo Avino was inaugurated as a hotel in 1997, according to the hotel’s website. Situated in Ravello, Italy, its Travel and Leisure score of 96.15 makes it the 51st best hotel in the world. Overlooking the Mediterranean, it boasts 32 rooms and ten suites, as well as a heated outdoor pool, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and a staff-to-guest ratio of 2:1 per room.


4. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

One of the oldest hotels in the Lake Como area of Italy, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is the only 5-star deluxe hotel in Bellagio, according to the hotel website. It is rated the 43rd best hotel in the world by Travel and Leisure, with a score of 96.33. Famous for its beauty farm, it has a score of 8/10 on a Telegraph review, a 9/10 on, and 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor.


3. Grace Hotel Santorini

A part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, the Grace Hotel Santorini is a clifftop resort in Santorini, Greece. With a score of 96.40, it is the 41st best hotel in the world according to Travel and Leisure. With an infinity pool overlooking the Santorini caldera, Grace Hotel Santorini offers a 180-degree view of the unique Greek landscape. It offers a wide array of experiences to guests, including fireworks shows, world-class yoga, and a luxurious spa.

2. J.K. Place Firenze

Located in Florence, Italy, the J.K Place Firenze’s Travel and Leisure score of 97.27 makes it the 22nd best hotel in the world. Its 20 rooms boast unique styles by local interior designer Michele Bonan. Across the street from the Saint Maria Novella church, the hotel is a short walk away from prime Florence locations such as the Duomo and Via Tornabuoni. Its two-level penthouse suite offers a 360-degree view of the city.


1. Canaves Oia Epitome

The number 1 hotel in Europe, Canaves Oia Epitome comes 17th in the world, with a Travel and Leisure score of 97.58. Canaves Oia Epitome opened in Santorini, Greece in May 2018. Its 24 luxury villas are a part of the Canaves Oia brand, which first transformed 17th century caves into luxury hotels in 1985, according to the hotel’s website. World-rated, it has a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and a 9.5/10 rating on


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