Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Europe

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With more than 750 independent properties across 85 countries, Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers its guests unique luxury experiences and quality customer service. Each hotel must conform to the brand's high-quality standard through its Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program – an anonymous, annual inspection carried out by third-party experts to ensure top-notch service is provided – to remain a Preferred property. And within each global collection (Preferred Legend Collection, Preferred LVX Collection, Preferred Lifestyle Collection and Preferred Connect Collection), travelers can expect amenities like locally inspired restaurant menus and full-service spas. Several Preferred properties also feature kids clubs, swimming pools and beach and ski slope access. What's more, members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points – which can be redeemed for free nights – and perks, such as free Wi-Fi access and welcome amenities, during their stays. Popular collections in Preferred Hotels & Resorts appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Bermuda and Best Hotels in Europe rankings lists; the U.S. News-ranked Preferred Hotels & Resorts are listed below.

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    Grand Hotel Tremezzo
    Tremezzina
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Located along Lake Como's western shore, this Preferred Legend outpost sits near Lake Como's upscale villas – some of which are owned by celebrities like Madonna and George Clooney – and offers guests prime access to shops, restaurants and the Villa Carlotta art museum. Grand Hotel Tremezzo started welcoming guests in the early 1900s and features period details like a 19th-century billiards table and silk window coverings. Old-world touches, including bow windows, marble bathrooms and antique furnishings, are also available in the hotel's 92 guest rooms and suites. Standard accommodations have park vistas, while upgraded rooms and most suites offer views of Lake Como. Though some former travelers bemoaned their accommodations' lack of space and high rates, many appreciated the views. Past visitors were also impressed with the hotel's friendly staff and luxurious spa. For more picturesque panoramas, guests can lounge on the property's private beach or take a dip in the floating pool set within Lake Como. When you've worked up an appetite, enjoy casual bites by the beach or the Flowers Pool (a quiet pool situated in the property's park), wine and grilled dishes in L'Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar or a gourmet Italian-inspired meal at La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi.
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    The Beaumont
    London, ENG
    2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Timeless elegance can be found at The Beaumount hotel, located on a peaceful Mayfair square in London. Called the essence of "London luxury" by one recent traveler, the 73-room hotel is close to boutiques, galleries, restaurants and Hyde Park. Inside, the property has a 24-hour fitness center, a salon and a spa, as well as a restaurant and a bar. The Colony Grill Room serves American and European dishes and features maroon leather booths and black-and-white portraits of celebrities, much like New York City and London club rooms from the 1920s. For drinks and snacks, guests can visit The American Bar, which recent patrons said offers some of the best cocktails in London. When you're ready for a little R&R, retreat to one of the property's art deco-style accommodations. All have original artwork, king-sized beds and bathrooms with rain showers and heated floors. Room rates also cover local chauffeur service in a vintage car, daily continental breakfast and in-room Wi-Fi. According to past visitors, one of the highlights of this hotel is the top-notch service. The attentive staff members go out of their way to make guests feel at home, even though The Beaumont has a no-tipping policy. I Prefer rewards members can save money and earn perks with a stay at this Preferred Hotels and Resorts property.
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    The Stafford London
    London, ENG
    1.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Situated in London's St. James's neighborhood by Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the National Gallery, The Stafford London is a great option for guests who want to unwind in style after sightseeing. The property's accommodations are spread throughout three buildings – the Main House, the Mews building and the Carriage House – and have neutral color schemes with floral accents and high-end fabrics. Standard rooms reside in the Main House and have marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, HD TVs and Nespresso coffee machines. Suites come with sitting areas and extra perks like iPod docking stations and complimentary airport transfers to Heathrow Airport (when staying two or more nights). Recent lodgers appreciated these amenities and the homey room decor, although some said the customer service from the hotel's employees could stand to improve. Visitors also enjoyed the property's food and beverage options. An autograph-filled bar, a 380-year-old wine cellar and The Game Bird's Champagne Bar are available for libations, while afternoon tea and modern British pub dishes are served in The Game Bird's dining room. Wine tastings with the hotel's sommelier can also be arranged for a fee.
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    Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    0.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    What the Hotel Pulitzer lacks in amenities guests say it makes up for in stellar location and style. There is no spa or pool on-site, but with popular points of interest, including the Anne Frank House and the Nine Streets neighborhood nearby, guests likely won't need any extra on-site thrills to keep them entertained. The hotel is spread across 25 classic Dutch houses, most of which are situated along the canals. This translates to plenty of opportunities to view the picturesque waterways from the comfort of your own bed. Standard rooms achieve a look that is both contemporary and cozy, with natural wood headboards backed by exposed brick walls or vaulted ceilings, tufted velvet ottomans and colorful chaise lounges. Its chic boutique sensibility seamlessly carries into its outdoor spaces and restaurants. Guests loved the hotel's gardens, which sit comfortably between its many buildings, offering a quiet escape from the city. There are also three eateries on-site, including a hotel bar. Care to explore beyond the confines of the hotel? Consider signing up for a 75-minute canal tour in the hotel's own salon boat (not included in your room rate).
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    Dromoland Castle
    Newmarket on Fergus
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Dromoland Castle sits about 20 miles northwest of Limerick, Ireland, set on a sprawling 450-acre plot of green land. The property, which completed an extensive renovation in 2018, is home to a lake, a spa, a pool and an 18-hole golf course. Plus, visitors can enjoy a bevy of activities, including horseback riding, archery, fishing and hawk walks to the nearby school of falconry. What's more, travelers rave about the scenic setting and the friendly staff members at this castle hotel. When it comes to accommodations, rooms come dressed in elegant decor – just what you'd expect if you were staying in a castle. In-room amenities include Nespresso coffee makers, minibars, televisions and safes. Dromoland Castle is home to multiple dining venues and experiences, too. Earl of Thomond is the hotel's main fine dining restaurant, offering a la carte and a tasting menu, and Figtree Restaurant is a casual eatery located in the golf clubhouse. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea, room service, picnics on the estate (prepared by the staff) or breakfast at The Gallery. While the majority of previous travelers enjoyed their stays, some were disappointed with the expensive room rates. Part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection, this castle hotel allows iPrefer Hotel Rewards members to earn or redeem points.
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    The Alpina Gstaad
    Gstaad
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nestled among the staggering Diablerets and Bernese Alps mountain ranges about 95 miles northeast of Geneva, The Alpina Gstaad brings a touch of refined elegance to a traditional Swiss chalet. Here, Michelin-starred chefs create memorable meals at two of the three on-site restaurants, Restaurant Sommet and Megu. There's also a wine cellar with more than 1,700 bottles and a cigar lounge with 60-plus kinds of cigars stored in a walk-in humidor. The Asian-inspired Six Senses Spa boasts indoor and outdoor pools, an extensive menu of services, a juice bar, fitness classes and an in-house comprehensive wellness program. Additionally, this Preferred Hotels & Resorts outpost has a kids club that offers numerous activities and receives high praise from guests. On top of that, the 56 guest rooms and suites were designed by local artisans and feature regional materials and period artwork, plus private terraces with panoramic views. Visitors say that the mountain vistas are unparalleled and that the hotel's service is simply unbeatable, as the employees all go out of their way to make you feel at home. And because The Alpina Gstaad is pet-friendly, your furry friend is welcome to come along.
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    THE THIEF
    Oslo
    0.9 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located about a mile southwest of central Oslo, this Norwegian property offers Oslo Harbor vistas and convenient access to the popular Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, which all guests can visit for free. Standard accommodations start at 258 square feet and feature amenities such as balconies, rain showers, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi, among other amenities. All room rates also include a traditional Nordic breakfast. Other dining options include THIEF Foodbar, which is open for lunch dinner and brunch on the weekends. For a pre-dinner cocktail and some of the area's best sea views, travelers recommend visiting the rooftop. If you're a light sleeper, consider requesting a room on a lower level, since some past guests said music from the rooftop bar could be heard in their accommodations. Also keep in mind that travelers who do not book a treatment at the on-site spa will be charged extra to access the hotel's pool and saunas. Even if you do book a treatment, you will be charged an admission fee depending on when you book that service.
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    Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
    Casares
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 557 reviews.
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    Hotel Sans Souci Wien
    Vienna
    0.9 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Hotel Sans Souci Wien has been a fixture in central Vienna since the historic building finished construction in 1872. After the Sans Souci Group acquired it in 2010, the property underwent a complete renovation to modernize the space while preserving some of its original details. Now, rooms and suites feature bright white interiors with wood floors and contemporary artwork, plus amenities like walk-in showers, complimentary Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. Though some encountered air conditioning issues and thin walls that let in street noise, most former guests were impressed with their accommodations' comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. But the highlights of this Preferred LVX outpost are its free breakfast buffet at Veranda, tranquil spa and pool, attentive staff and prime location near sights like the MuseumsQuartier and the Museum of Fine Arts. Other parts of the city can be reached by taking the Wiener Linien's U-Bahn (Vienna's subway system) or the streetcar from their respective Volkstheater stops, which can be found about a block away from the hotel.
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    Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
    Prague
    0.9 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    A boutique hotel housed in a baroque-style building from the 16th century, the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa is just steps from restaurants, shops and top Prague attractions like Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Recent travelers appreciated the on-site Ecsotica Spa & Health Club's offerings, including Indonesian-inspired treatments, bathing rituals, exposed stone walls and experienced team of Balinese therapists. Past guests also loved the romantic decor found throughout the hotel, including the gold-trimmed furniture, arched doorways and walls, and grand chandeliers. Rich interiors are prevalent in the property's 26 rooms and 19 suites as well. All spaces feature historical touches like gilded headboards, marble bathrooms and hardwood floors. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi access and minibars. Additionally, guests receive complimentary passes to the health club's fitness center, sauna and swimming pool. When you get hungry, the on-site Aquarius Restaurant garners praise for its grand decor, extensive wine list and Mediterranean cuisine. The one downside to this older hotel is the thin walls. Previous visitors said it was easy to hear noise when staying in one of the basic guest rooms, so consider upgrading to a quieter suite.
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    The K Club
    Straffan, KE
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The K Club is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1225 reviews.
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    At Six
    Stockholm
    0.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a 24-hour health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a conference center, and valet parking.
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    Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden
    Palma de Mallorca
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Recent travelers say they enjoyed their stays at the Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden because of the hotel's prime location in old town Palma de Mallorca. But despite being near the action, travelers say the boutique hotel stays relatively quiet. The property's 24 accommodations are outfitted with white linens, upholstered headboards and luxe drapes that separate the bathroom from the sleeping area. In-room amenities include private butler service, smart TVs, sitting areas and mattresses with firmness control. Guests can enjoy luxuries throughout the property, too. Though you won't find a fitness center here, you can swim laps in the outdoor pool which sits in the hotel's garden alongside a hot tub and lounge chairs. Meanwhile, the on-site Can Bordoy Spa offers treatments including nail services, massages and a variety of facials. Guests can finish their day at on-site restaurant Botànic which dishes out all-day breakfast and serves good-for-you cuisine ranging from hearty oats to chicken with polenta and kale. Though travelers mostly praised the luxury hotel, others said the hotel's service didn't always match that of a boutique property. Luckily, if you're an I Prefer Hotel Rewards member, you can earn and redeem points here.
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    Mykonos Princess Hotel
    Mykonos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    A short walk from the Agios Stefanos beach, the Mykonos Princess Hotel sits on a hillside overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea. Guests of this hotel can enjoy valet parking, a full-service front desk, access to the pool bar and more. The hotel offers eight types of rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies and outdoor Jacuzzis. Other in-room amenities include free Wi-Fi access, pillow menus, minibars and coffee machines. When it's time for a meal, visitors can enjoy the a la carte breakfast options, the authentic Greek food at the poolside Kapari Restaurant or drinks at the Sky Lounge, which provides incredible sunset views from the top floor. All of this high-quality dining comes at a cost, and some past visitors warned the hotel's dining venues are expensive. Additionally, the hotel staff can arrange car rentals, which guests can use to visit the island's popular dining and shopping areas and go sightseeing. Paraportiani Church, the windmills at Kato Myli and Little Venice are just a short drive south of the hotel. Overall, guests agree that the hotel's experienced, helpful staff members made their trips particularly enjoyable, and its small size allows the employees to make every visitor feel like royalty. This hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and those who participate in the I Prefer program can earn and redeem points here.
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    The Hari
    London, ENG
    2.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Hari is a 5 star hotel located at 20 Chesham Place in London. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 1424 reviews.

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