For all five – the best hotels in Europe
Choosing a hotel, choose a certain lifestyle, at least at rest. For guests of expensive hotels included in the World The Leading Hotels of the World, there is no doubt that you need to rest in a royal. Otherwise with the best hotels and it will not work, because many of them were built as villas and palaces for the chosen public. About the best rooms in Europe – Igor Grannelikov.
The place of Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France is called "King Beach and Beach Kings". And this is not an empty word game. Even in the last century, when the Palace of Emperor Napoleon III appeared here, he was chosen by European aristocracy. Luxury Villa Palace is built and named after the wife of Emperor Evgenia. But with time from the imperial residence, the hotel became the hotel for the elect. Now Monogram NE, who combined the names of the royal couple, is a symbol of the famous Hotel Du Palais Biarritz.
Here everything reminds about the classic palace style of the Napoleon III era. Windows and verandas of the best apartments of the hotel du Palais (they are called Suite Imperial) come to the Atlantic Ocean. In the high season (from May to mid-October), such a number will cost 1-1.1 thousand. Euro per day and reserve it needs a few months ahead. These suites are furnished in the Empire style furniture and decorated with antique works of art – as a hundred years ago, when representatives of the our yard stayed at the hotel. Somewhat later in the hotel a tradition appeared every fall to give "Parsley balls" in honor of "our seasons" Sergey Dyagilev. They are satisfied in the lobby du Palais. In memory of the former our glory in the hotel there is our-speaking staff. But the ours here are a bit – the Du Palais Hotel is still a favorite place of rest of the European Aristocracy.
Hotel Eden is considered the most famous and elegant in Rome. It became so popular among foreigners back at the beginning of the twentieth century, that the building is that and it was necessary to accomplish. In the end, Eden crowned the luxurious terrace with a stunning view of the eternal city. La Terrazza Hotel was a favorite place to interview Federico Fellini. And over the years, the hotel has acquired a distinct cinematic reputation: there were hardly all European and Hollywood stars of the first magnitude. Significant reconstruction of Eden has undergone a few years ago, and now its apartments meet the highest requirements "five star". The new exclusive offer of the hotel was renovated in a modern-style two-plate penthouse with a separate elevator and access to the terrace and a restaurant (3.9 thousand. Euro per day).
The best hotel Zurich is located in the heart of the informal capital of Switzerland. All near: Paraderplatz Business Square and Bahnhofstrasse Trading Street, Famous Opera and Concert Hall. From the last floor, where the fitness center is located – a beautiful view of Zurich Lake. Baur Au Lac has its own vintage park and one of the richest wine cellars in Switzerland.
The hotel, which is more than 150 years old, impeccable reputation. It was assumed that Baur Au Lac would be a residence for high-ranking guests traveling incognito: in Switzerland, they can keep not only the secrets of deposits, but also the secrets of the richest people in the world. In past centuries, in Baur Au Lac, the imperial families, countless princes, counts, barons stayed for the summer. In the walls of the hotel Richard Wagner presented the first act "Valkyrie", And he sang the composer himself under the accompaniment of Franz Leaf. Here there were Mark Chagall, Henry Moore, Anton Rubinstein. Movie stars, operas and pops, often visiting rich and calm Zurich with tour, traditionally prefer Baur Au Lac.
The hotel has only 125 rooms. Prices – from 460 to 2.2 thousand. Swiss francs.
In Lausanne – the smallest of "Big five" Swiss cities – do not just relax, but also to strengthen health. Improving programs offer many, but truly combine pleasant with useful can not be everywhere. Hotel Lausanne Palace is one of the most respectable resort institutions. It is located in the very center of Lausanne and the terraces faced to Lake Lehman and the alps visible away.
The hotel glorified not only guests, among which were kings, princes and princesses. Today in Lausanne Palace – one of the most famous SPA centers of Switzerland. And his raisin – following the ancient Indian philosophy of health Ayurveda, according to which you can prevent ailment, "Harmonizing spirit and body". The center was built two years ago and decorated in the style of Roman term. In wellness programs, which offers Lausanne Palace & SPA, – antistress, rejuvenation, weight loss, – the best of ancient and modern medicine is involved. All this together with the mountain swiss air and a relaxed atmosphere of Lausanne gives a stunning wellness effect.
Hotel accommodation – from 350 to 2.6 thousand. Swiss francs per day. Health programs depending on the duration – from 2.5 to 5.5 thousand. Swiss francs per day.
The once private guest house Vitznau, which is half an hour from Lucerne, will celebrate a century-old anniversary in the next year as a public park hotel. V "publicly available" Park Hotel Vitznau built in Belle Epoque style, just about a hundred rooms, including spacious suites with terraces, leaving Lake Lucerne and Vershin Alps. The period from mid-April to mid-October is considered the best time for this place, where they have fun walks on the lake and the mountains. From the Patriarchal Spirit of the Swiss village to lively cultural life, too, served as a hand: just an hour from Vitznau – Zurich, and Lucerne – and TOO closer.
Sant Moritz – One of the most sunny resorts of the Swiss Alps – well known to skiers. And from the end of June to September, lovers of summer holidays come here. In Sant Moritz, there is everything to relax and gain strength. First of all – the wondrous landscape of the Mountain Valley of Engadine with Lake Sant Moritz and the Snow-covered Verse Alps.
The oldest hotel Sant Moritz Badrutt"s Palace is located in a private park in the center of the resort. Wooden ceilings with manual carvings, Gothic vaults, marble floors, walls, decorated with canvas of famous painters, including the painting of Raphael. Restaurants of French, Mediterranean, Swiss and Asian cuisine. One of them, Chesa Veglia, is located in the building of the XVII century and recreates the style of patriarchal mining Switzerland.
In summer, Sant Moritz is particularly animated. Championships for roller skates and golf, Opera Festival and International Chamber Music Festival, Rally British Car Rally and Dog Running, Regatta and Windsurfing Festival.
Summer Prices Hotel Badrutht"S Palace – from 210 to 2 thousand. Swiss francs.
This luxury hotel takes guests Madeira Island from the end of the last century. Then the island divided the fame only with the French Riviera, but now Madeira is one of the best places for year-round rest. Chief Hotel Island Reid"S Palace has repeatedly completed, therefore it has a rather eclectic look, however, quite the corresponding spirit of the resort island, located per thousand kilometers from the mainland. Madeira (that translated from Portuguese means "Forest, tree") It is famous for rich vegetation and purest coastal waters. Hotel Reid"S Palace is located on the cape above the Bay of Funchal, the exotic gardens surround it from the island – a very romantic place. In restaurants overlooking the terraces on the Atlantic Ocean, serves gourmet dishes of French and Mediterranean cuisine. For golf lovers – two beautiful fields. Hotel guests have fun walking on the rocky mountains, fishing in the open ocean, windsurfing, as well as hiking to the famous wine cellars Madeira.
Relatively new Quinta Do Lago (opened in 1988) is called the most exquisite hotel of Portugal. It is located on a canopy slope overlooking the Forma River Delta and further to the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is located on the territory of the Ria Formozsa Nature Reserve, famous for rare bird species. Pride Quinta Do Lago – Golf Course, Most of them are in the top ten of Europe. Here it is best to learn this game: guests golf instructors PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL. For amateurs of outdoor activities – Windsurfing on Solen Lake and horse-out classes.
The soft climate of the valley of the Rhine and Forests of the Black Forest provided Baden-Baden, the glory of one of the best resorts oblivioned by the European Aristocracy in the last two centuries. Park Hotel Brenner"s over a hundred years old, his medical center is considered one of the best in Europe. Here is treated in domestic diseases and psychosomatic disorders by natural therapy (starvation, hydropathy, herbs, sound, color-, aromatherapy). A few years ago, the hotel has a first-class SPA-center in oriental style. Prices for accommodation – from 190 to 1.4 thousand. Euro per day.