The Most Beautiful Hotels on Earth: Europe

Alpina Gstaad hotel

At Winner, we’re more than just Philadelphia international airport parking – we’re travel lovers, and we know that one of the most exciting parts of traveling is the hotel. In this series of blogs, we’ll explore the most beautiful hotels from around the globe that let you kick back, relax, and feel like royalty.

Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland

Built from Ringgenberg limestone and antique barn wood, this luxury hotel in Gstaad features a private cinema, a 21,000 square-foot spa, a cigar lounge, and more. It’s situated in between the Bernese Alps and the rolling hills of the valley, so guests have a choice of view.

Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy

This Italian hotel is built directly on top of the rocky seaside cliffs that make up the historic town of Polignano a Mare. Each of the hotel’s 25 rooms is unique, but the most breathtaking part is the restaurant that is built right into a rock cave and looks out at the ocean.

Attrap’Reves Hotel, France

This amazing hotel lets you sleep outside in the middle of nature – in a translucent bubble. With several locations throughout France, you can enjoy everything from the forests of Allauch to the hills of Bouilladisse – each with its own beautiful view of the country.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

For a different hotel experience, there is this glass igloo and log cabin resort in Finland. Book a glass igloo and you’ll be able to enjoy the frozen forests in the area and watch the Northern Lights while laying in your warm, cozy bed.

Icehotel, Sweden

As the name states, this hotel is literally made from ice – inside and out. Guests can choose from a “cold accommodation,” which features rooms crafted from and boasting snow and ice artwork, or a “warm accommodation,” which gives you the same artsy feel, without the cold.

Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey

For a taste of history, try this hotel, which features 18 luxurious rooms nestled inside six restored cave houses of an ancient monastery. Guests can partake in local agricultural activities, yoga, massage, fine dining, and more.

Astarte Suites Hotel, Greece

Overlooking the Agean Sea, this hotel boasts breathtaking views and a true Santorinian architectural style of modern shapes and crisp, fresh colors. With five different types of suites, guests can enjoy in-room Jacuzzis, private balconies, and panoramic terraces.

Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain

This avant-garde hotel was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and is located in the world-famous wine region of Alava. Each room features beautiful views of the vineyard below and guests can partake in the frequent wine tours that the hotel organizes.

Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway

Described as “the meeting between raw Norwegian nature, cultural history, and modern architecture, the Juvet hotel features nine unique rooms built into the landscape. Guests can also choose to stay in the old houses on the farm and can enjoy a healthy dose of a Norwegian lifestyle.

Cafe Royal Hotel, England

Located in London, this establishment was originally built in 1865. By the 1890s, it became one of the most popular places in the world and was visited by many famous people. It eventually closed in 2008, but has been restored as a five-star hotel with 160 rooms and suites along with grand historic areas.

*Photo courtesy of http://www.thealpinagstaad.ch/