It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners and finalists of the 7th Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2020. The Award Celebration took place yesterday night, Monday 24th of February 2020 during the Gala Dinner at Hotel Stefanie in Vienna.
And the Winners are…
Historic Hotel Castle Award 2020
Topping our strong collection of historic castle hotels, Castello di Gargonza stole the crown. It’s no wonder – this medieval Tuscan village in Italy, complete with magical castle, ultra-luxe rooms and heavenly atmosphere feels like you’ve been transported back in time.
Second finalist: Chateau Liblice, Czech Republic
Third finalist: Roch Castle, Wales
City Historic Hotel Award 2020
Hotel Stefanie has delivered warm welcomes to guests since 1600, making it the longest-standing hotel in Vienna. With a truly personal service, soulful atmosphere and impressive antiques, Stefanie is a worthy winner of the city historic hotel award.
Second finalist: Hotel Restaurant Schwarzer Bock,Germany
Third finalist: Flanders Hotel, Belgium
Historic Hotel Countryside Award 2020
Irish stay Renvyle House Hotel was the country lovers’ choice for 2020. Set in beautiful private parkland on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way, the historic hotel has been looking after guests for more than 130 years.
Second finalist: L´Unicorno,Italy
Third finalist: Hotel Alte Goste, Italy
Historic Hotel Gourmet Award 2020
You can always rely on Greece to deliver the gourmet – and Hotel Aigialos in Santorini is pretty much the poster boy of the country’s cuisine. Former guests and diners loved the food so much, they took it all the way to the top-spot.
Second finalist: Dalen Hotel, Norway
Third finalist: Avli Lounge Apartment, Greece
Historic Hotel Spa Award 2020
Receiving the award for the best spa experience, Rübezahl-Marienbad Hotel & Spa in Czech Republic is our voter’s best spot for blissful relaxation. This stay provides the perfect scenario to unwind, reset and connect with yourself or the one you love.
Second finalist: Hotel Royal Palace, Slovakia
Third finalist: No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Ireland
Historic Hotel Wedding Experience 2020
In a quiet and noble corner of Poland, hugged by four hectares of parkland, Sierakow Manor is the natural choice to tie the knot. The proof is in the pudding – guests voted it the number one venue for getting married in.
Second finalist: Hotel Restaurant Schloss Wartegg, Switzerland
Third finalist: Ghan House, Ireland
Best Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell” 2020
We’re obsessed with the stories of our historic guardians. This year, Antiq Palace in Slovenia has been awarded the extra-special honour of best historic hotel with ‘A Story To Tell’.
Second finalist: Kyrimai Hotel, Greece
Third finalist: Hotel Falken, Switzerland
Most Romantic Historic Hotel Award 2020
Balancing the perfect harmony of luxurious and laid-back, Kasteel Sterkenburg in the Netherlands spoils its guests in romantic ambience. A much-deserved winner.
Second finalist: Hotel Villa Astra, Croatia
Third finalist: Relais Antico Monastero San Biagio, Italy
To view all HHE Award 2020 winner and finalists go to the Awards page.