The annual Historic Hotels of Europe Awards is a chance to shine the spotlight on our most unique, important and fascinating properties across the continent. From castles to palaces, manors to monasteries, each of our luxurious stays give guests that ‘something special’ – and this is our chance to celebrate them.
Each year, we ask historic-hotel lovers around the world to vote for their most beloved boltholes, in 8 special categories. As we approach our sixth annual awards, we’re inviting those in-the-know travellers, once more, to vote for the crème de la crème of our 400-strong collection.
The benchmark is high. Taking home last year’s Historic Hotel Castle Award was the magnificent Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels. Nestled deep in the land of castles and palaces itself – the stunning Lorelei valley in Germany – Rheinfels’ magical ambience, ultra-luxe suites, superb hospitality and first-class pampering made it a worthy winner.
Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels
In the foodie category, tasters around the globe awarded Villa Sjötorp with the Historic Hotel Gourmet Award 2017. Guests fell in love with owner Ellika’s Swedish-tinged summer meals, best enjoyed in the blissful garden overlooking the bay of Orust.
Whether it’s an above-and-beyond service that made your stay, a meal you never wanted to end, or hard-to-define ambience that made you want to move in forever – now is your chance to share your favourite historic hotel with us. Vote for your most incredible travel experiences over on our voting page – you may vote in as many sections as you wish.
The Historic Hotels of Europe Award categories 2018:
- Historic Hotel Castle Award
Four-poster beds, royal interiors and all the charm of the chateau. Which sumptuous stronghold deserves the crown?
- Historic Hotel Countryside Award
From sprawling surroundings to snug fireplaces, could you call this rural beauty a destination in its own right?
- Historic Hotel Wedding Experience
Fairytale settings make any bride or groom feel like royalty. Which hotel got your vows and vote?
- Most Romantic Historic Hotel
Twinkling stars, intimate bars, swoon-worthy beds and deliciously romantic ambience. Which hotel stole your hearts?
- Historic Hotel Host of the Year
Nothing’s too much trouble for an excellent host. Tell us which home-away-from-home blew you away with thoughtfulness.
- Historic Hotel Gourmet Award
Fresh fare, fine surroundings and talented chefs: seeking out new flavours is all part of the holiday magic. Which irresistible menu gets your vote?
- City Historic Hotel Award
From cosmopolitan retreats to old-world luxury, which urban treasure was the ultimate base for city adventures?
- Historic Hotel with a Story to Tell
Swathed in soul, charm, intrigue and prosperity; which one-of-a-kind stay moved you to share their story?