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23rd October 2016 - Santorini, Greece

Historic Hotels of Europe

Annual Awards The Historic Hotels of Europe annual Awards are the highest honor and reward given to a historic hotel. Each award validates the passion and dedication of the Historic Hotel hoteliers to the preservation of the European culture and history through superb hospitality. Owning and maintaining a historic house is a challenge. Showcasing the history of the locale by providing excellent comfort and authentic service is a great accomplishment. Each year, 10 hotels from the Historic Hotels of Europe collection are given the Award. The collection that covers every corner of Europe and every type of guest experience: from palatial city breaks, to mountain hideaways in castles, culinary gems in manor houses, splendid beach estates, and legendary spas.


Historic Hotels of Europe

Award Categories 2017 1.

Historic Hotel Castle Award


Historic Hotel Countryside Award


City Historic Hotel Award


Historic Hotel Gourmet Award


Historic Hotel Host of the Year


Best Historic Hotel New Member Award


Historic Hotel with Spa Award


Historic Hotel Wedding Experience

9. Best Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell” 10. Most Romantic Historic Hotel

The Winners are…

Historic Hotel Castle Award 2017

Romantik Hotel Castle Rheinfels St. Goar, Rhine valley, Lorelei, Germany

Welcome to the beautiful valley of the Lorelei, the ideal location for a true timeout. Choose from magical junior- or full suites, or deluxe, comfort or mansard rooms, either in the main castle or the Jugendstil ambience of Villa Rheinfels. Different restaurants with terrace or winter garden, invite you on a colorful culinary journey. Our wellness oasis promises a pampering for body and soul amid historical walls.

Member of “Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser”

Historic Hotel Countryside Award 2017

Kurhaus Bergün Bergün, Switzerland

Located in the pristine landscape of the Albula valley, today this former wellness hotel is a unique combination of hotel and apartments. Spacious architecture, very family friendly. Creative restaurant "La Peida" (Romansh for "The Muse"). Impressive Art Nouveau building dating from 1906. Breathtaking ballroom, well-preserved lounges and an original canteen kitchen from yesteryear for team events and banquets with a difference.

Member of “Swiss Historic Hotels”

City Historic Hotel Award 2017

Hotel Krafft Basel, Switzerland

In the heart of Basel, directly on the river Rhine, the hotel Krafft offers you a breathtaking view of the Old Town and the Cathedral. 45 gently renovated rooms revive the charm of the past. The cosy salons as well as the restaurant with specialities from the region invite you to stay. A warm welcome is given by a team, which engages itself with all heart and a lot of initiative.

Member of “Swiss Historic Hotels�

Historic Hotel Gourmet Award 2017

Villa Sjötorp Ljungskile, Sweden

Staying at Villa Sjötorp is like staying at a friends home by the sea, although the food is guaranteed to be much better. With just ten charming traditional and individually decorated rooms all with private facilities, you really experience the personal service. Villa Sjörtorp has earned a well deserved reputation for excellent food so you won’t have to wander far for dinner.

Member of “Countryside Hotels”

Historic Hotel Host of the Year 2017

Hotel Hviezdoslav Kezmarok, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia

A small hotel with big heart at the foot of the world´s smallest alps – the High Tatras. The hotel is situated right in the centre of the historical town reserve offering comfort, high-grade gastronomy, and enjoyable atmosphere. The hotel offers also a wellness centre to regain vitality and to have ideal relaxation.

Member of “Historic Hotels of Slovakia”

Best Historic Hotel New Member Award 2017

Chateau Ghel´any Gbeľany, Žilina, Slovakia

Charm, elegance and wishes that come true characterise the luxury services of Chateau Ghel´any located in a restored Baroque chateau set in a magnificent English park. It was built in harmony with nature and aims to give its guests an unforgettable experience. Enter a world of discreet elegance, where every room is branded with exception and luxury.

Member of “Historic Hotels of Slovakia” DISCOVER THE HOTEL

Historic Hotel Spa Award 2017

Solstrand Hotel & Bad Os-Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

The Solstrand Hotel is situated right by the fjord only 30 km south of Bergen. This unique location right by the Bjørnefjord is as beautiful and serene as it is convenient. Solstrand has been in the Schau-Larsen family for four generations, preserving a tradition of unsurpassed hospitality, traditional cuisine and a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

Member of “De Historiske”

Historic Hotel Wedding Experience 2017

Rathsallagh House Dunlavin, Ireland

Converted from Queen Anne Stables in 1798, Rathsallagh is a large comfortable house set in 530 acres of peaceful parkland, including its own 18 hole Championship golf course. Food is Country House cooking at its best. Game in season & fresh fish from the east coast are specialities. Renowned for their superlative Breakfasts worldwide.

Member of “Ireland´s Blue Book”

Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell” 2017

Apponyi Manor Medina, Tolna County, Hungary

A tiny castle hotel for only fifteen guests, a manor as a boutique hotel with 7 rooms. The authentic heritage Apponyi Manor lies on the edge of the small village of Medina. The hamlet is nestled amongst foothills with wild flower meadows and River Sió. The lovingly restored archaic manor with the rustic hunting lodge creates harmony between the natural environment and the country life. The interiors have remained under the spell of a long forgotten world.

Member of “Hungarian Castle Hotels Association”

Most Romantic Historic Hotel 2017

Kyrimai Hotel Gerolimenas, Mani, Greece

The Kyrimai Hotel in Mani represents an exquisite renovation of the old trade center of Mani built in 1870. The result is an awesome rendering of period architecture, complete with a complex of stairways, arches and inner courts. There are tower rooms, luxury suites, two-storey rooms with fireplace and charming attics. You will enjoy delightful Greek cuisine complemented by exquisite Greek wines.

Member of “Yades Greek Historic Hotels�

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The Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE), the leading name in historical and culturally relevant luxury hotels, honoured some of the finest prope...

Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2017  

The Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE), the leading name in historical and culturally relevant luxury hotels, honoured some of the finest prope...


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