In Europe, there is no shortage of opulent resorts and hotels that offer spectacular views, endless amenities, high-end furnishings, and luxurious linens. Of course, prospective guests must be willing to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every night in order to stay in these top-of-the-line resorts.
The following list counts down the five most expensive hotels and resorts in Europe. To make things fair, the rooms below are comparable in size and amenities. The price listed is the average per night rate for the upcoming year. Let’s start with the least expensive and work our way up.
5. Le Dune: Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy
With an average nightly rate of $1,111, Le Dune: Forte Village Resort is expensive, but is well worth the price. Ideally situated on the northern coast, the resort is nestled between centuries old juniper trees and pristine sand dunes. The nightly rate is for a deluxe bungalow that includes a double bed, flat screen TV, air conditioning, minibar, patio, and private garden, as well as 24/7 concierge service and Free WiFi. Breakfast and dinner are included at two of the onsite restaurants.
The 5-star resort was previously named “The World’s Leading Green Resort” and continues to be committed to environment, which is quite evident by its pristine gardens, gorgeous white sands, and crystal clear water. In addition to private beach access and an array of different water sports to engage in, guests can take a dip in the resort’s 9 pools, play tennis, or head to the Thalasso del Forte gym, which includes state-of-the-art equipment, a Turkish bath, and sauna.
The resort not only has world class restaurants onsite, but also has their own fruit and vegetable garden, where they grow most of the produce they use.
4. Cap Estel Hotel Restaurant & Spa in France
Located on its own peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea, Cap Estel Hotel Restaurant & Spa is surrounded by the azure water on three sides. Currently, a deluxe room on the sea averages $1,141 per night. The elegantly appointed rooms include heated bathroom floors, large terraces that provide outstanding views of the sea, flat screen TVs with satellite channels, and a DVD player.
There are only 28 rooms on the premise, so guests never have to worry about the resort being too crowded. Amenities include access to a private pebble beach, outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub, indoor heated freshwater pool, sea-facing sauna with separate steam room, private cinema room, and wellness center with a fully equipped fitness center and full-service spa. Private personal training sessions are available, as are customized body treatments, massages, intensive facials, and more.
The resort is home to a Michelin-star restaurant and bar led by Patrick Raingeard.
3. Amanzoe in Porto Heli, Greece
Situated on the Greek hillside, Amanzoe is a luxury resort that offers private guest pavilions for $1,174 per night. The gorgeous pavilions were designed to reflect Greece’s classic architecture and include a living area with a king size bed that is perfectly situated to provide views of the lush countryside or the turquoise Aegean Sea. Each pavilion includes a private pool, outdoor terrace shaded by a pergola, WiFi, and TV with video on demand.
The resort has plenty of amenities, including access to a spa that offers a variety of treatment options, such as massages and sea baths that only use all-natural products. A gym, with separate studios for Pilates and yoga sessions, is also onsite. At the resort’s private beach, guests can swim in the tranquil waters, four swimming pools, or take advantage of the free transfers to an area boasting non-motorized watersports, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding. While on the beach, guests can enjoy food served at the resort’s informal restaurant and bar, including wood-fired pizzas and fresh grilled seafood.
There are several additional restaurants to choose from at Amanzoe, which serve Greek and Mediterranean dishes featuring fresh fish, locally reared pork and lamb, and locally sourced produce.
2. The Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney, Ireland
One of Ireland’s top 5-star golf hotels, The Europe Hotel & Resort overlooks the world famous Lakes of Killarney and offers guests amenities that aren’t found at all European resorts. Currently, guests can stay in the luxurious Superior Lakeview Room for around $1,665 per night. The room includes a king size bed, sitting area, large balcony with views of the lake, WiFi, satellite TV, a fully stocked electronic mini bar, in-room safe, and spa-like bathroom.
The resort provides guests with access to countless amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Wellness Center and “Technogym” offering a range of classes, a personal Kinesis Wall, and a variety of heat experiences. In addition, the resort boasts tennis courts, a world-class golf course, and horseback riding on Austrian Halflinger Ponies.
Several dining options are available to guests, such as The Brasserie Bar & Restaurant, which serves flame grilled steaks cooked in front of you by award winning chefs, as well as Panorama, where local suppliers are responsible for everything on the menu, and The Spa Café.
1. Capri Palace Hotel & Spa in Anacapri, Italy
With an average room price of $1,665 per night, the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is quite expensive, but well worth the expense. The hotel has both rooms and suites, many of which pay homage to the world’s most fashionable movie stars, and boast views of the either the gulf of Naples or the hills of Monte Solaro. All rooms feature high-end Mediterranean inspired furniture, luxury linens, a safe, satellite TV, minibar, WiFi, and spectacular bathrooms with soft bathrobes and slippers.
The hotel offers guests a private beach area, where snorkeling, diving, and fishing can be arranged, as well as an indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, library, business center, and 24/7 concierge services. It is also home to the Capri Beauty Farm and Spa, which has received countless accolades and awards, including being named the Best Medical Spa in the World.
Also onsite are two Michelin starred restaurants, as well as Il Riccio, the island’s only beach club, which features a menu of locally caught seafood. Capri Palace Hotel & Spa takes special requests and encourages guests to make requests.