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Throughout Europe there are some truly luxurious and exclusive hotels which boast of private beaches, heated swimming pools, personal butler services and relaxing spa treatments but of course, they come with a rather substantial price tag. Below is a selection of some of the most lavish hotel stays in Europe…

When you work hard the saying goes you must play hard to ensure you have a balanced work life. Some may choose to stay at home or hire out a self-catered villa while others may opt for a truly luxurious and relaxing hotel-stay break.

With so many beautiful locations dotted across Europe, whether you prefer a scenic beach holiday, bustling city break or a relaxing weekend exploring local markets and landmarks, here is a selection of some of the most luxurious and noteworthy hotels you simply must visit.

ALPENHOF HOTEL, AUSTRIA

For a holiday spent in the breath-taking Austrian mountains, the Alpenhof Hotel in Hintertux has been awarded Holiday Check’s Top Hotel award four years running. With a Wellness area offering body treatments, an indoor swimming pool, relaxation area and six saunas, visitors can also enjoy the ‘Alpen’ garden. In the summer months there are ample activities ranging from hiking to cycling and in the winter, of course, you can enjoy the renowned skiing slopes on the Hintertux glacier.

This is certainly a hotel for those who wish to relax, wind down and take time away from hectic and busy lives to appreciate the stunning views and beautiful suites.

HOTEL CALA DI VOLPE, SARDINIA

For a slice of Italian sunshine, visit the relatively unspoilt island of Sardinia. Located on the romantic stretch of the Costa Smeralda in the traditional fishing village amidst the architecturally beautiful Sardinian houses, is the Hotel Cala Di Volpe. This 5 star hotel boasts an impressive 100 sea-view rooms across the Mediterranean ocean.

The Presidential Suite alone consists of three bedrooms, two separate lounges, a sauna and a private swimming pool. Setting you back an estimated £12,000 per night in peak season, the hotel also offers guests a private beach and if that isn’t enough to tempt you, an Olympic sized salt water swimming pool is also waiting for you.

THE FOUR SEASONS, ISTANBUL

Of course, providing a list of Europe’s most luxurious hotels had to include The Four Seasons. Often ranked amongst the top most lavish hotels in the world today, with locations including Hawaii, Sydney and Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Istanbul was voted amongst the top 25 hotels in the world this year. Located in Istanbul’s oldest district, you are a stone’s throw from the 6th Century St. Sophia, the 15th Century Topkapi Palace and the beautiful 17th Century Blue Mosque. If these spectacular monuments can’t tempt you then the narrow streets perfumed with rich incense, aromatic spices and some of the world’s best coffee will surely help.

A seven night stay in the Bosphorus Palace Suite will cost you upwards of £35,000 during peak season.

With the Four Seasons Private Jet on hand for the jet setting wanderlust waiting to whisk you away to some of the world’s top travel destinations, this really would be an adventure of a lifetime. The world traveller ticket allows you to discover up to ten international destinations in a single private jet journey.

THE GRAND RESORT LAGONISSI, ATHENS

The Grand Resort Lagonissi is situated in one of the world’s oldest cities, Athens. Awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014, a night here will cost you upwards of £20,000 and if you fancy a month-long holiday of relaxation and luxury, it has a price tag of over half a million pounds, excluding tips and drinks.

The hotel boasts a choice of eight restaurants, a chauffeur-driven car and 20 exclusive sandy beach coves. With stunning waterfront views and direct access to the hotel’s private beaches, the suites really are the epitome of lavishness, relaxation and luxury.

The Gold Club offers a private gym, private gardens with an outdoor heated swimming pool with hydro massage and counter current devices. However, if this isn’t enough to tempt you, the Platinum Club offers the highest degree of luxury with marble lined bathrooms, steam baths and heated floors. The Royal Villa on the south side of the Peninsula includes both an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool and a private path leading to the beach and your very own private decking area. Of course, perhaps the only downside to a stay here is that at some point you will have to pack up and leave it behind.

So whether you choose a cosy stay in the Austrian mountains, a culture rich visit to Istanbul or travel to the beautiful island of Sardinia, you will be able to experience a true sense of holiday relaxation steeped in superfluity and indulgence.

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