Luxury holidays in Europe

We've hand-picked the very best boutique and luxury hotels in Europe to bring you our collection of stylish romantic retreats. Find your perfect hotel and get the low-down on holidays in 0 – just choose your destination from the list below…

Destinations in Europe

  • One of Europe’s great cultural capitals, Austria is a wonderland of Baroque cities, soaring mountains and crystal lakes. For a stylish city break, a boutique hotel in Vienna is a first-class choice.
  • Size isn't everything: famous throughout the world for its rich chocolate, mediaeval architecture and potent beers, Belgium packs quite the cultural and culinary punch for a country so compact.
  • With its terracotta-roofed fishing villages, ancient fortress cities, crystal clear water and locals who will treat you like an old friend, Croatia makes it impossible to pick just one favourite from its many charms.
  • When you learn Cyprus is regarded as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the crumbling archaeological sites and silvery olive tree groves that dot this Mediterranean island seem all the more alluring.
  • A stay at a Prague boutique hotel has a lot to recommend it: in the Czech Republic, the architecture stops you in your tracks, the locals are friendly and the beer is a cheaper than water.
  • Upright bicycles, smørrebrød on rye and cosy evenings around the fire are just a few of the things that fill Denmark with its renowned hygge. Book your Scandi city break to discover the feeling for yourself.
  • Finland is as dynamic and aesthetically pleasing as the prints of its famed design house Marimekko. The country’s definition of cool changes depending on whether you’re hitting capital Helsinki or setting a course north to the Arctic Circle and Lapland.
  • France is a destination that lets you choose your own adventure: lounging wine-in-hand in Bordeaux, drinking in the views from your boutique hotel in Paris or taking a dip in the shimmering French Riviera.
  • From the urban cool of Tbilisi to the wild mountains of Kazbegi, Georgia's a European escape ripe for exploration.
  • A land of myth-inspiring forests, fairytale turreted castles and increasingly cool cities, Germany is so much more than its stereotypical beer and sausages – not that they're in short supply, of course.
  • A luxury holiday in Greece means stepping into the ring where Olympians first competed, trekking up volcanoes and sailing around strings of islands floating in piercing blue waters… or just lounging with a cocktail.
  • With an exciting capital city, thermal springs aplenty and architecture ranging from Roman ruins to Art Nouveau bathhouses, Hungary's a fascinating Central Europe holiday destination.
  • There's no shortage of dramatic scenery in Iceland. You can soak in a geothermal lagoon, hike up a volcano under the midnight sun or, if you're lucky, spend a dazzling night under the Northern Lights.
  • Say ‘Sláinte!’ to Emerald Isle Ireland, from rollicking riverside Dublin to the rolling hills of County Meath, from the Wicklow mountains to the dramatic western coast. Click here for Smith's favourite Irish stays…
  • As far as picture-perfect destinations go, Italy is an Old Master.
  • Don't let size fool you. Though it's a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta is brimming with rich culture. Book a boutique hotel in Valletta, the the capital city, and discover the islands.
  • The fjord-like bays of Montenegro slice into its rugged cliffs like shards of stained glass, so blue and clear is the water. This as yet relatively unspoilt corner of Europe is an all-round visual treat.
  • From Amsterdam's enchanting canals to the mediaeval towns that dot the windmill-studded countryside, the Netherlands is as beautiful as it is steeped in culture and history.
  • From its snow-capped peaks and frozen fjords to its cosily cosmopolitan capital, Norway's boutique hotels and first-class Scandi style await chic cool hunters and snow bunnies alike.
  • Poland has a treasure trove of naturally scenic landscapes, snow-capped ski spots, mediaeval (and hip modern) cities, plus plenty of pierogies…
  • Wallet-friendly Portugal packs in everything from grand palaces to group-gathering apartments.
  • North of the Balkans, where the Danube meets the Black Sea, Romania is a vast country with a rich history and a diverse landscape, ripe for exploration from your base at one of our favourite hotels…
  • With dreamy turquoise lakes, thick pine forests, spectacular caves and fairytale castles, the only thing more baffling than Slovenian pronunciation is the rate at which natural splendours unfold along the country’s Alpine landscapes.
  • Spain's a classic holiday destination for good reason: with luxury city stays in Seville, stylish private villas in Ibiza and boutique hotels by the sea in Barcelona, there's no shortage of sun-soaked escapes.
  • Our smorgasbord of stays in Sweden includes stylish Scandinavian city breaks and charming countryside escapes. Explore from south to north, moving from smart Stockholm townhouses to forest hideouts…
  • Yes, it’s a nation of perfectly timed watches, more-ish chocolate and extremely functional pocket knives, but Switzerland also has high Alpine peaks, cities with postcard pretty mediaeval quarters and glittering lakes.
  • Straddling the border between east and west, Turkey’s long been intriguing to travellers. Delve into our collection and you’ll also discover thoroughly modern boutique hotels and luxe holiday stays.
  • For a city break or country weekend away in the United Kingdom, Mr & Mrs Smith’s selection of luxury villas, boutique hotels and other stylish stays is an insider guide to the best Blighty breaks.

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