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Award 2016 AWARD CELEBRATION Château de l’Epinay Saint-Georges-sur-Loire, France 16th of November 2015

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.


Awards Celebration 2016

Historic Hotels of Europe

Award Categories 2016 1.

Best Castle Historic Hotel


Best Countryside Historic Hotel


Best Customer Care Historic Hotel


Best Historic Hotel Spa Award


Best City Historic Hotel


Best Historic Hotel New Member Award


Best Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell�


Best Adventure and Activities Historic Hotel

9. Historic Hotel Best Restaurant 10. Most Romantic Historic Hotel

The Winners are‌

Best Castle Historic Hotel 2016

Castle Hotel Sonnenburg St. Lorenzen, Valley Pustertal, South Tyrol, Italy

It is not only the unique ambience, but it is the special Sonnenburg-feeling, which just makes fade the everyday-life, as soon as our guests enter the inner ward: The guests are welcomed by warm cordiality and everyone finds its "own" Sonnenburg, whether they are looking forward to see the historical site, the hideaway, the cheerful place to share with other people or just looking for the own ego "myself“.

Member of “Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser”

Best Countryside Historic Hotel 2016

Hotel See-Villa Millstatt, Millstätter See, Austria

Situated in a well-kept park directly at the shores of Lake Millstätter See, the See Villa is a hotel for individualists. The hotel complex with a garden for strolling, a Russian skittle alley and a piano pavilion was built in 1884 by the famous architects, Mayreder and Köchlin. Since 1976, the current owner family has been making every effort to combine the hotel’s charm with modern luxury.

Member of “Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser”

Best Customer Care Historic Hotel 2016

Chesa Salis Bever, Switzerland

The Chesa Salis with its meter-thick walls radiates warmth and security, coziness and a combination of aristocratic lawishness and solidity. 18 rooms with modern comforts also provide evidence of the craftmanship of bygone days. The pleasant public rooms and cozy dining areas are the perfect setting for lingering over fine cuisine. With the charm of a private home, the Chesa Salis allows you to relax and enjoy the quiet, but still be just a few miles from world-famous St. Moritz.

Member of “Swiss Historic Hotels�

Best Historic Hotel Spa Award 2016

Szidonia Manor House Sopron, Röjtökmuzsaj, Gyor-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary

The guests of Castle Hotel Szidónia may encounter a mysterious world from a period, which is slowly fading into oblivion. You can feel the atmosphere of old times, but you can also take full advantage of the comfort of today. We offer our honored visitors, cleansing of body, spirit and soul, refreshing, divine food and a special aura of peace and pampering. Pamper yourself at the Szidónia Castle hotel which is only 80 km far from Vienna.

Member of “Hungarian Castle Hotels Association”

Best City Historic Hotel 2016

Hotel Elizabeth Trenčín, Stredné Považie, Slovakia

The historical Hotel uniquely located directly below the medieval castle, in the centre of the City of Trenčín. Hotel guests may admire the nearly 2000 year old Roman Inscription on the castle rock from the hotel`s summer terrace.

Member of “Historic Hotels of Slovakia”

Best Historic Hotel New Member Award 2016

Hotel Marpessa Aetolokarnania Area of Western Greece, Agrinio city, Greece

A genuine achievement of an early century mansion turned into a boutique hotel, the Marpessa can rightly be called an established city classic in just a couple of years of operation. Situated in the heart of the city of Agrinio in central Greece, this contemporary luxurious gem stays faithful to it’s history and straightaway generates the overriding feeling that every element is expertly selected to create a classic and inviting space to stay.

Member of “Yades Greek Historic Hotels”

Best Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell” 2016

Aigialos Hotel Santorini Fira Town, Santorini Island, Cyclades Islands, Greece

On an island with a maritime history as old as its ancient past, what better place to absorb the atmosphere of romantic Santorini than in one of the sixteen 18th and 19th century neoclassical houses of Aigialos Hotel once owned by the island’s seafaring nobility? Suspended between earth, sea, and sky, the romantic hotel Aigialos is situated at the rim of the island’s caldera, where sheer cliffs rise out from the sea, and the famed volcano that gave birth to the island is in full view.

Member of “Yades Greek Historic Hotels”

Best Adventure and Activities Historic Hotel 2016

Knutholmen KalvĂĽg, Sogn & Fjordane, Norway Knutholmen has a history of providing accommodation in its charming, wooden buildings from as far back as 1907. In those days, the merchants and traders along the coast were required to provide lodgings for travellers. Knutholmen now provides accommodation in recently restored boat houses, all rooms are of modern standard and new apartments are designed to suit the village architecture.

Member of “De Historiske�

Historic Hotel Best Restaurant 2016

Marlfield House Gorey, Ireland

Marlfield House is one of the finest Regency period houses in Ireland. The 13 bedrooms and 6 suites are all filled with beautiful antiques, paintings and vases of flowers from the magnificent garden. The gardens include a croquet lawn, tennis court, woodland walks, a lake and a rose and vegetable garden. The dining room is highly acclaimed for its classical cuisine, using only the finest ingredients.

Member of “Countryside Hotels�

Most Romantic Historic Hotel 2016

Vadstena Convent Hotel Vadstena, by lake Vättern, Sweden

Vadstena Klosterhotel offers comfortable accommodation in a historic environment. During the Middle Ages, Vadstena was the location of a catholic monastery for munks and nuns of the Birgittine order. The hotel is largely located in the same medieval buildings that were once the monastery, now adapted to meet the requirements of modern living.

Member of “Countryside Hotels�

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Historic Hotels of Europe Awards Celebration 2016  

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 Celebration 2016  

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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