If you’re thinking of a getaway for later this year, you’ll probably want to do so in style. So, we can at least dream – and plan – for a post-lockdown retreat, right? These luxury hotels in Europe are at the top of our must-stay list.
Many of them are also offering fantastic deals as they reopen over the following few weeks. From cliffside resorts in Italy to a country-chic castle in Ireland, add these hotels to your 2020-21 bucket list…
Luxury Hotels in Europe for a Post-Lockdown Break
Right in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, Schloss Elmau is one of the most luxurious spa resorts in Germany. The resort has 115 rooms and suites, five restaurants, the largest bookstore in any hotel in Germany, and a concert hall. There are six separate spas, heated outdoor pools, and great places for hiking, tennis and skiing.
Guests can unwind with the healing methods of ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, swim in the infinity rooftop pool, relax in the resort’s incredible Hamam, practice yoga and much more. With views as pretty as these, you won’t want to leave.
This summer, Lago di Como welcomes guests back to the sunny shores of Italy’s most glamorous lake. This charming resort is in a vast botanical park and away from the hustle of the city center. With elegant rooms, spacious suites, two stunning private villas and the largest spa on the lake, this resort is the perfect place for a stylish Italian break.
Plus, its spacious private terraces and extensive outdoor dining areas ideal for social distancing. You can reach the shores of the lake directly from the hotel and enjoy scenic boat trips.
Katikies luxury hotel in Oia Santorini makes the list for its warm service and incredible views of the sublime Santorini sunsets. When it comes to luxury hotels in Europe, this is a must-stay.
The white wash suites have views of the Aegean Sea, which you’ll see from the large terrace with an open-air dining area and two-person Jacuzzi. Master Suites have an open air plunge pool that’s pure perfection. You’ll wake up to a soft, sweet island breeze and the freshest local produce for breakfast.
Set in Copenhagen’s main city square, the d’Angleterre was built in 1755 and is a legendary hotel in Copenhagen. Travellers come from around the world to marvel at the fairytale-like spectacle boasting classily elegant Scandinavian design with pristine luxury… Even Hans Christian Andersen himself was a recurring guest!
The hotel also has its own floral design studio – d’Angleterre Creations – which was born out of the great success of the hotel’s floral designs. Guests can book a floral design class to learn how the team builds the magnificent arrangements for themselves. It’s perfect for a laidback city break.
Why not enjoy a scenic picnic in the Irish countryside? Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is a Victorian country house and estate, situated along the Wild Atlantic Way route. The hotel is famed for its cosy-yet-luxurious rooms and spacious grounds. This summer, the hotel is offering luxury picnics of the best local produce.
Choose from a rucksack filled with sandwiches, goodies and refreshments, ideal for those going on a hike, a wander through some of the spectacular 700 acres of the hotel’s lush estate or a cycle of the nearby greenway. You can also opt for a picnic laid out for you in the gorgeous walled garden at Ballynahinch, complete with blanket, basket, radio and a deck of playing cards. If you want to just get away from it all and relax, Ballynahinch is ideal.
Reopening July 1st.
This 17th-century monastery-turned-hotel and spa has rooms with bathroom views that look directly onto the Mediterranean sea. One of their best suites is their Rosa suite. The beautiful suite has an enormous terrace that’s suspended over the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking coastal and sea views.
The terrace is complete with alfresco dining table, lounges, lemon trees, and a retractable canopy when the sun blazes too strong. Bath-time here is a treat, with a window overlooking the gardens, infinity pool, and Gulf of Salerno.
This five-star hotel is in the heart of Switzerland, in an incredible setting on Bürgenstock mountain. Located above Lake Lucerne, you’ll have views of the Alps everywhere you glance.
All rooms come with a balcony that has views of the lake or mountain, and there’s even a private cinema in the hotel. The spa at the Hotel Villa Honegg is what makes it stand out – its outdoor infinity pool, to be exact. The outdoor pool is 34ºC and has panoramic views of the valleys and lake below. You’ve more than likely seen this on your social media feed, as it’s one of the most Instagrammed hotels in the world.
Check the latest health & safety advice from your government (and that of where you wish to visit) before making any travel plans.