Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels in Europe

With a portfolio of more than 550 exclusive luxury hotels across 63 countries, Relais & Châteaux... READ MORE
With a portfolio of more than 550 exclusive luxury hotels across 63 countries, Relais & Châteaux has established itself as a leading hotel brand. The brand's properties can be found in places like the vineyards of Napa Valley and the beaches of Seychelles. Relais & Châteaux's association of hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs select luxury properties based on their unique location and their ability to uphold the brand's high standard of quality. Some properties focus on personal well-being with on-site spas, while others cater to food and wine lovers with tastings and cooking classes. Privileged guests can become part of Club 5C, which provides frequent customers with perks, such as room upgrades and invitations to exclusive Relais & Châteaux events. Many Relais & Châteaux properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists. The U.S. News-ranked Relais & Châteaux properties appear below.

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    Il San Pietro di Positano
    Positano
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    According to recent travelers, Il San Pietro di Positano's location along the Amalfi Coast is one of its best highlights. Other standout features at this Relais & Châteaux outpost include its private beach, tennis court, semicircle-shaped swimming pool and private yacht. Inside the hotel, visitors will find a spa and fitness center, plus an open-kitchen restaurant that offers cooking classes and Zass, a Michelin-starred dining venue that serves up homegrown produce and local flavors alongside panoramic views of Praiano and the Tyrrhenian Sea. When it's time to rest, guests can retreat to their accommodations, which feature private terraces with Mediterranean vistas, complimentary Wi-Fi access, LCD TVs, seating areas and classic blue and white decor throughout. Past visitors especially enjoyed their accommodations' beautiful interiors and comfortable beds. Previous guests also raved about the staff, saying they were attentive and friendly.
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    Ballyfin Demesne
    Ballyfin, LS
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Ballyfin Demense is a world-renowned hotel, located within a castle-like structure in County Laois, Ireland. The estate's 614 acres are filled with wildlife, gardens, trails and picnic spots. Guests can participate in activities like tennis, boating, horseback riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry (some require an additional fee). On-site gardens, along with hens and bees, provide numerous ingredients for the restaurants, and other ingredients are locally sourced from nearby farmers and fishermen. The Cellar Bar has an extensive list of local whiskeys, and regular whiskey tastings are available. The 20 individually decorated guest rooms and suites feature period furniture, complimentary minibars, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, Egyptian cotton linens and free laundry services. For a truly memorable stay, reserve the Sir Charles Coote suite, which boasts 18th-century Chinese wallpaper panels, a separate sitting room, a fireplace and large windows with views of the grounds and lake. Recent guests described the hotel as excellent, especially raving about the white-glove service, palatial grounds and decor. While a stay here is not cheap, many past guests said the experience was more than worth it.
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    Caesar Augustus
    Anacapri
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Caesar Augustus is a 5 star hotel located at Via G Orlandi 4 in Capri. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1256 reviews.
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    Sheen Falls Lodge
    Kenmare, KY
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Overlooking Kenmare Bay in southern Ireland, about 26 miles south of Killarney, the Sheen Falls Lodge occupies 300 acres of land. This Relais & Châteaux property offers an abundance of activities to keep travelers busy, such as horseback riding, tennis, kayaking and golfing, plus more unique options like falconry, clay pigeon shooting and photography excursions. If you'd prefer to relax rather than run around, the Easanna Spa features a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, an indoor pool and a varied menu of treatments. As far as accommodations go, the Sheen Falls Lodge offers rooms, suites and villas, all of which feature cozy, country-inspired decor. Outside the rooms, you can enjoy afternoon tea at The Sun Lounge; relax with a glass of Champagne or whiskey at the cocktail bar; or choose a bottle of vino from the hotel's own wine cellar, which boasts more than 10,000 bottles from 18 different countries. When you get hungry, The Falls Restaurant offers course menus complemented by views of the Sheen waterfalls. Overall, previous travelers appreciated the hotel's serene atmosphere and variety of on-site amenities.
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    Park Hotel Kenmare
    Kenmare, KY
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Park Hotel Kenmare is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1111 reviews.
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    Bellevue Syrene
    Sorrento
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    If you have a trip booked to Sorrento, Italy, recent guests say that the Bellevue Syrene is the only place to stay in this Amalfi Coast town. And considering all the hotel’s offerings, it should come as no surprise that guests not only fall in love with their time here but vow to come back again and again. The Bellevue Syrene, which sits perched over the cliffs of Sorrento, has all the makings for an unforgettable hotel experience. Here, you can eye Mount Vesuvius from the comfort of your own balcony, and dine on fine regional cuisine and wine at the on-site restaurant or wine cellar. Should you want to take a dip, walk down the cliffs to the hotel’s own swimming hole, where you’ll be greeted with lounge chairs, umbrellas and the clear water of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to sweeping ocean views (available in every room category except the Superior Courtyard View), rooms here come equipped with lots of color and cozy comforts such as Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Outside of the rooms you’ll also find a fitness center and spa with a hammam. And should you require transportation, the hotel can arrange car, boat or helicopter transfers. The only drawback to Bellevue Syrene is that it comes with a hefty price tag, though guests say that the cost is completely worth it.
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    Château de La Chèvre d'Or
    Eze, 06
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Situated high on the cliffs overlooking the waters of the Côte d'Azur, the Chateau de La Chèvre d'Or regularly wows guests. The killer views, service and restaurants (one of which holds two Michelin stars) were just a few of the highlights among a long list of pros travelers couldn't help but gush about. Standard guest rooms are classic and chic, featuring tiled floors and French country-style decor in addition to Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary Wi-Fi. But what makes accommodations so unique is that they aren't concentrated in one place, but rather spread out around the medieval village of Ezra that this Relais & Châteaux outpost calls home. And with such a picturesque location, relaxation couldn't come more naturally. Guests can recharge at the on-site spa, fitness center and pool, or take a stroll along one of the many oceanfront terraces dotted throughout the property. There are also gorgeous Mediterranean-style gardens on-site that cascade down the cliffs where the chateau sits. Along with the Michelin-starred La Chevre d'Or, guests can choose to dine at three other on-site eateries, all of which offer ocean views or alfresco dining. Know that this property closes from November through March.
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    Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa & Spa
    Lecci, 2A
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa & Spa is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 342 reviews.
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    Summer Lodge Country House Hotel
    Evershot, ENG
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 1212 reviews.
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    Royal Champagne
    Epernay
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Royal Champagne is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 262 reviews.
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    Bülow Palais
    Dresden
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Bülow Palais is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 523 reviews.
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    Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel & Spa
    Ortisei
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel & Spa is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 537 reviews.
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    Myconian Korali
    Mykonos Town
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Myconian Korali is a 5 star hotel located at Mykonos Town in Mykonos. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 612 reviews.
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    Hostellerie de Levernois
    Levernois
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    A member of the Relais & Châteaux family, Hostellerie de Levernois is a luxurious boutique property just outside Côte de Beaune, the heart of Burgundy's wine country. The dog-friendly property boasts a tennis court, 12 acres of landscaped grounds, a Tesla charging station, a Michelin-starred restaurant and, of course, a vast wine cellar with sommeliers who lead wine tastings for guests. The 26 guest rooms and suites are divided between three different buildings: the main building (known for its quieter accommodations), the Pavillon (which sits in the middle of the park) and the Meix des Glycines (an 18th-century building that boasts original parquet floors and bathrooms with local stones). No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll enjoy amenities like flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Recent guests said the bedding and furnishings were all exceptional, as was the on-site boutique that sells wine and kitchen accessories. Former travelers also praised the property's friendly, helpful and gracious staff and the cuisine served in both on-site restaurants. However, one prior diner warned that a dress code is enforced at the fine dining establishment, so make sure to pack appropriate attire.
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    Longueville Manor
    St. Saviour
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Longueville Manor is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 1115 reviews.

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