While most news headlines are talking about the insane cost of travel right now, there are still incredible deals to be found throughout Europe, even in the middle of high season.
Budget travel and luxury often seem to oppose one another. However, this list of five-star European hotels proves that luxury doesn’t always have to come at a high cost. From the Cotswolds of England to Spanish islands, to the Greek Mediterranean, not all five-star stays have to be hundreds or thousands of dollars per night. There are plenty of luxurious stays for far less than one might think.
Eurostars Gran Vía Hotel – $95
This luxury hotel features a spa with a Turkish bath, with the option to book a massage and several other treatments for those looking for a luxurious day filled with relaxation. The hotel is set in a 19th-century building on Gran Via de Colon, one of the main streets of Granada, Spain. The property has a rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city.
Granada is a popular destination for those who appreciate architecture, wish to be able to ski and go to the beach on the same day, and enjoy the welcoming culture this beautiful city offers.
Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey – $142
This stylish colonial-style hotel is a great place to unwind and call home during a stay in Tenerife, Spain. The hotel features a spa for those looking to relax and is located near the best amusement park in the world, according to Tripadvisor, Siam Park.
Tenerife is a popular destination for those heading to Siam Park, travelers who enjoy hiking, and stargazers. Tenerife’s pine forests, volcanic terrains, and lush valleys make it an excellent area to hike and explore the natural landscape. And for those with their eyes to the sky, Tenerife’s location between the Atlantic and the Sahara, high altitude, and lack of light pollution make it an excellent area for stargazing.
Caleia Mar Menor Golf & Spa Resort – $120
This hotel is a popular choice for those who enjoy getting a round of golf, visiting the spa, and getting in some quality R&R on the resort grounds. Spa treatments are discounted for guests of the resort, and guests can also take advantage of the on-site gym and tennis courts.
This hotel is located in Torre-Pacheco, a smaller tourist destination in Spain that offers an authentic Spanish experience for those who enjoy visiting lesser-known destinations.
Meliá Milano – $135
Meliá Milano is set in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy and is a 10-minute walk from the popular shopping district, CityLife. A popular town for artists, designers, and photographers, Milan is a picturesque city that offers something for every travel style.
Milan is less touristy than cities like Rome or Florence and provides a more authentic experience of Italian life. The architecture is incredible, the food is to die for, and of course, the fashion is unmatched.
Pavillon Regent Petite France – $150
Located on the banks of the river Ill, the Pavillon Regent Petite France is a beautiful property that looks like it was plucked right out of a fairy-tale. River views can be enjoyed from many bedrooms, and breakfast awaits each morning. The hotel is located in Strasbourg, France, which features a blend of French and German cultures, likely due to its location along the Rhine River across from Kehl, Germany.
Alsatian cuisine, unique shopping experiences, and the beauty of Strasbourg’s Old Town are popular reasons why visitors stay in this fantastic city.
Château d’Apigné – $129
Set on a gorgeous 60-acre park, the Château d’Apigné is located just five miles from Rennes, France. All the rooms in this magnificent castle estate are beautifully decorated and soundproofed for a great night’s sleep. The on-site Les Tourelles restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and offers breakfast daily. Nearby Rennes is home to nearly 300 half-timbered buildings and is certainly a picture-worthy visit.
Kimpton Clocktower –$146
Located in Manchester, England, the Kimpton Clocktower offers a modern style and is only a few minutes walk from The Palace Theatre and Oxford Road Rail Station. Unique shopping experiences are within walking distance, and the airport is only 20 minutes away by car.
Manchester is home to interesting architecture, the most well-known football (soccer) club in the world, and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Cotswold Grange – $143
Few places in England are as beautiful as The Cotswolds, and the English countryside here will not disappoint. The rooms come with rainfall showers, full tea and coffee setups, plus homemade cookies.
For those who also love horse racing, Cotswold Grange is within walking distance of the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse. Boutique shops, unique restaurants, and art galleries are within walking distance of this charming Cotswold stay.
Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague – $150
Located on a quiet street in Prague’s city center, the Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague is near Prague’s Old Town Square, only a few minutes walk from the Palladium shopping mall.
The luxury boutique hotel offers a gym and sauna to relax before heading out for an unforgettable day or night in this vibrant city. The property was originally built 1889 and has been restored into a modern luxury boutique hotel. They’ve kept some of the original charm, but added in some modern creature comforts, like Swavorski details in the rooms, with plush robes and slippers.
Mediterranean Palace Hotel – $150
This Greek five-star stay offers incredible views of the Thermaikos Gulf. It is located in the heart of the commercial district in Thessaloniki. For a day filled with relaxation and luxurious treatments, guests can head to eh Bonsai Lagoon and Spa, which features a gym, sauna, massage rooms, and an indoor heated swimming pool.
Venture into the city of Thessaloniki for rich history, picturesque coastlines, and unique foods. After a day of taking in the sites, visitors can channel their inner night owl by dancing the night away at the numerous nightclubs in this vibrant Greek city.
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