Best hotels you have been to in Europe?

Sep 28th, 2002, 07:13 PM
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Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, absolutely the best!!! Also: Ritz in Paris, Hassler in Rome, Grand in Florence, Duke's in London, Dolder Grand near Zurich.
Sep 29th, 2002, 12:36 AM
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The best that we have stayed in and my three favorites in France are 1) The Plaza Athenee in Paris 2) Troisgros in Roanne 3) Les Crayeres in Reims.

Sep 29th, 2002, 05:22 AM
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the goldener karpfen hotel in fulda germany is a great place to stay. fulda is 65 miles northeast of frankfurt and in the heart of germany.
Sep 29th, 2002, 06:39 AM
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An experienced traveler throughout Europe, I have two choices in Switzerland that are unmistakably tops in my eyes:
(1) Hotel Vitznau (affectionately called "Lady of the Lake"), Vitznau, Switzerland, right on Lake Lucerne. The ultimate romantic honeymoon spot. There could not possibly exist a more gorgeous hotel.
(2) Dolder Grand, Zurich Switzerland, more cosmopolitan, but extremely elegant (and not cheap). Be sure and visit piano bar in the evening where they know quickly your name and bring you welcome champagne on the house.
Sep 29th, 2002, 06:55 AM
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JOdy, have you tried any of the other Roellinger properties in Cancale? When we were there May 2001, we saw Les Rimains, which looked charming, and I think they may have added another since then. They have a driver available to take guests to their could dine at Chateaux Richeaux.
Sep 29th, 2002, 09:19 AM
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Glad to hear about Hotel Vitznau. I have wondered about that one before. Further cements my notion that the best places to stay near Luzern are not in Luzern.

I might have also nominated Hotel Albana in Weggis as one of the ery best AFFORDABLE hotels. Half the price of the Schweitzerhof, and every bit as charming, in its own way - - just not surrounded by the city of Luzern.

But much more convenient to Rigi, for example.
Sep 29th, 2002, 12:14 PM
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A vote for the Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam. Rates way cool among non-cooky-cutter places. Classy. And great meals too.

Sep 29th, 2002, 01:12 PM
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Cannes....Hotel Majestic superb

London.....Conrad Hilton wonderful

that's it
Sep 29th, 2002, 01:14 PM
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St. Regis Grand---Rome
Villa D'Este-Gernobbia
Hotel Arts--Barcelona
Victoria Jungfrau--Interlaken

Sep 29th, 2002, 01:16 PM
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I have quite a few favorite hotels in Europe for different reasons. They are:
1)Four Seasons Berlin for the beautifully decorated rooms.
2)The Strand in London for it's closeness to ot the theater district
3)St. Regis Grand in Rome for when I am in business.
4)Badrutt's Palace in St. Mortitz for skiing.
5)Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland, for golfing.
6)Mandarin Oriental London for shopping
7)Kempinski Istanbul for it's awesome location.
8)Hotel Cipriani venice for romance
Sep 29th, 2002, 02:48 PM
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the grand, amsterdam
splendido, potofino
bar au lac, zurich
plaza athenee. paris
villa d'este, cernobio?
grand, florence
Sep 29th, 2002, 03:57 PM
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Four Seasons Istanbul
Metropole Venice
Montana Lucerne
Imperial Vienna
Blakes London
Sep 29th, 2002, 05:22 PM
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I love to hang out with the locals at an occassional youth hostel and then splurge the savings on an occassional 5 star hotel.

My favorite: The Sacher Hotel in Vienna for it's old fashioned elegance, proximity to the opera and general comfort. Giant bath tubs!

Another more obscure favorite: Chateau Eze in the south of France, fabulous concierge service and views of the Mediterranean Sea from cliff heights - only 9 rooms.

Favorite Youth Hostel: Nurnberg -- once the stables to the ancient castle at the top of the hill, each room was originally a box stall with a huge stone arched doorway. We stay there on purpose! Close to everything.
Sep 29th, 2002, 05:48 PM
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Steigenberger Europaischerhof in Baden-Baden, built back when folks came for "the season" at the thermal baths. Elegant.
Sep 29th, 2002, 06:48 PM
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Sep 29th, 2002, 07:22 PM
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In Barcelona, Hotel Arts, In Vienna, Hotel Imperial, In Amsterdam, the Amstel.
Sep 29th, 2002, 07:46 PM
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Sacher, Hotel de Paris, Crillon, Connaught, Claridges, Cliveden, Grand Bretagne, Cipriani, Quisisana, Cloche, Dolder Grand, Grand (Luzern), Principe di Savoia. I have also stayed at the Oriental in Bangkok, Pen Hong Kong, Galle Face in Sri Lanka. There are more, but I don't have the time....
Sep 29th, 2002, 08:05 PM
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I wish contributors would tell us something about their choices so that we would know WHY they were "the best". A little description of your impressions helps me to live vicariously!
Sep 29th, 2002, 10:02 PM
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Hampshire Hotel (London) right in Leciester Square and the theater district

Gritti Place (Venice) old world charm

Hotel Europe (southern Ireland) magnificent views

Schweitzerhof (Zermatt) central and great views of Matterhorn

George V (Paris) good location and bathrooms to kill for

Bucaco Palace Hotel (Portugal) magnificant architecture and beautiful area (3 mile from Luso in Beiras region)

Peninsula Hotel (Kowloon, China) extraordinary service,rooms, food. Lived their for a month in 1994.

Oriental Hotels (Bangkok) extraordinary service and just beautiful

Sep 30th, 2002, 03:35 AM
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I have been going to Europe every year since 1976 and I enjoy trying new hotels. Still, there are a few that I enjoy staying at again and again. They areBR>EXCELSIOR in Montreux for their spa.
PLAZA ATHENEE in Paris for their nicely decorated rooms.
HOTEL ALFONSO XIII in Seville for the arabesque architecture, mosiacs, archways, garden, and courtyard.
LE BRISTOL IN Paris for their bathrooms
GRAND HOTEL ZERMATTERHOFF in Zermatt for the location(view of the matterhorn)
HOTEL DE PARIS in Monte carlo for their service that makes you feel like royalty.

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