1. The Top 15 European Resort Hotels

 

JULY 08, 2020
Canaves Oia Epitome
COURTESY OF CANAVES OIA EPITOME

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect our readers’ experiences before the pandemic, but we hope that this year’s honorees will inspire your trips to come — whenever they may be.

The pristine beaches of Greece and Italy are some of the favorite resort destinations for T+L readers, as is clearly evidenced by the numerous properties from those countries on this year’s list — five from each, to be exact. Still, 2020 also has several honorees that diversified this year’s geographic spread, including oceanfront hotels in Spain, a Swiss mountain resort, and a wine country getaway in Portugal.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

Of Spain’s three honorees, two are in Mallorca: Cap Rocat at No. 13 and Belmond La Residencia at No. 7. But the list’s runner-up is Finca Cortesin in Málaga, a golf and beach resort with a massive spa and plush suites. One reader wrote, “Once you enter this mesmerizing resort, you already are part of the Cortesin family,” giving credit to its friendly staff members that anticipate guests’ every need. “The beautiful Andalusian architecture, together with all the details brought up by the luxury segment, enhance the experience,” added the respondent.

Swanky Badrutt’s Palace Hotel got fifth place, bringing some St. Moritz glitz to the list. The glamorous mountainside hotel is known for its “incredible service and attention” as much as for its “unmatched facilities and restaurants,” raved one reader. Several voters commented that it was their favorite hotel in all of Europe and even worldwide, while others mentioned it held a special place in their hearts during the holidays.

But this year’s winner, Canaves Oia Epitome, points back to the enduring popularity of the Greek isles and Santorini specifically. Keep reading for the reasons why it’s among the best resorts in Europe — and for the full list.

1. Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini, Greece

Canaves Oia Epitome
COURTESY OF CANAVES OIA EPITOME

Score: 98.40

More information: canaves.com

A minimalist design, 24 secluded suites and villas, and epic sunset views of the Aegean Sea are just a few of the qualities that make our winner a cut above the rest. Hidden away from the bustling town of Oia, privacy, barefoot luxury, and quiet calm are priorities here, but its multilevel infinity pool lined with volcanic rock and its tasty local cuisine add to the appeal. One reader enthused that the hotel offers “such a great experience, location, service, view, food, and rooms,” while another said, simply, it is the “best hotel in Santorini.”

2. Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Málaga, Spain

Finca Cortesin
COURTESY OF FINCA CORTESIN

Score: 98.11

More information: fincacortesin.com

3. Katikies Santorini, Greece

Katikies Hotel, Santorini
COURTESY OF KATIKIES HOTEL

Score: 97.62

More information: katikies.com

4. Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri, Italy

Hotel Caesar Augustus
COURTESY OF HOTEL CAESAR AUGUSTUS

Score: 96.87

More information: caesar-augustus.com

5. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Badrutt's Palace Hotel
COURTESY OF BADRUTT'S PALACE HOTEL

Score: 96.71

More information: badruttspalace.com

6. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
COURTESY OF GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR VITTORIA

Score: 96.08

More information: exvitt.it

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7. Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca, Spain

Belmond La Residencia
COURTESY OF BELMOND

Score: 96.00

More information: belmond.com

8. Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley
COURTESY OF SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY

Score: 95.87

More information: sixsenses.com

9. Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
COURTESY OF GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO

Score: 95.76

More information: grandhoteltremezzo.com

10. Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Canaves Oia, Santorini
COURTESY OF CANAVES OIA

Score: 95.62

More information: canaves.com

11. Katikies Mykonos, Greece

Katikies Mykonos
COURTESY OF KATIKIES MYKONOS

Score: 95.58

More information: katikiesmykonos.com

12. Il San Pietro di Positano, Italy

Il San Pietro di Positano
COURTESY OF IL SAN PIETRO DI POSITANO

Score: 95.50

More information: ilsanpetro.it

13. Cap Rocat, Mallorca, Spain

Pool at Cap Rocat Resort
GUNNAR KNECHTEL/COURTESY OF CAP ROCAT

Score: 95.43

More information: caprocat.com

14. Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy

Hotel Santa Caterina
COURTESY OF HOTEL SANTA CATERINA

Score: 95.38

More information: hotelsantacaterina.it

15. Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imerovigli, Greece

Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection
COURTESY OF GRACE HOTEL, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

Score: 94.83

More information: aubergehotels.com

See all of our readers' favorite hotels, cities, airlines, cruise lines, and more in the World's Best Awards for 2020.

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