Renowned luxury publication Robb Report has curated a list of the most luxurious suites in Europe alone. These fabulous living arrangements have the best interiors, views or amenities or a perfect mix of all. They also come at a heavy price though almost everything with that standard of extravagance does. In our list below, we’ve picked out the 11 crème de la crème from the main report.
The Redentore Terrazza Suite is a duplex, situated on the top most floor of the hotel has a private elevator entrance. The rooms have terrazzo floors, hand woven rugs and silk damask walls amongst other artisan furnishings. The second level of the suite is a private rooftop terrace, spanning the entire length of the rooms below, and has a pool and seating arrangements to host private parties or just enjoy the serene view of the Grand Canal below. The terrace also offers the most intimate viewing of the Redentore Festivities and fireworks that light up the sky every July.
Address: Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, Venice 30124, Italy 10. Hotel d’Angleterre’s Royal Suite, Copenhagen
The 260-year old suite holds a lot of history through the years and a lot of it remains the same as it was when it first opened. Grand chandeliers hang from the cherub decorated ceilings and antique furniture, including a WWII desk used by German occupiers, decorates the room. Local Danish Bang & Olufsen electronics give the suite an elegant balance of old and new. The room has an attached private balcony from where guests can view the Kongens Nytorv or The King’s Square, the Nyhavn Canal, the Royal Theatre and the pedestrian shopping street Strøget, which are all also walking distance from the hotel.
Address: Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark 9. Hotel Bristol’s Prince Of Wales suite, Vienna
This suite is among the city’s largest and has Dutch and Austrian touches to the interiors. The suite has a private gym, sauna room and a Jacuzzi in the master bathroom. The Prince of Wales, who the suite is named after has been a guest of this room along with King Edward VIII. The room boasts of its own fine Augarten china tableware and Lobmeyr crystalware on which guests can eat the best Weiner Schnitzel, Austria’s national dish, that is a bread crumb-coated, boneless piece of veal that is deep fried and served with a side of salad variations.
Address: Kaerntner Ring 1, Vienna 1010, Austria 8. Four Seasons’s Royal Suite della Gherardesca, Florence
The suite is covered in frescoes, stuccos and murals in all of its 6 rooms. The suite has a gallery that over-looks the private garden on the property, which is lush with wildflowers and evergreens. Guests of the suite get to enjoy a private breakfast in the dining room with the morning view of the gardens. The exquisite silk wallpapers and original Capodimonte Maioliche-styled ceramic floors stay true to Italian history and art heritage.
Address: Borgo Pinti 99, 50121 Firenze (Florence), Italy
This suite is fit for royalty, who generally happen to be the kind of guests in this suite. It boasts of a library and a wine cellar that stocks around 100 bottles at a time, which guests can browse through selection with the hotel’s sommelier. The dining room ceiling is one to ogle at because of the intricate Pompeiian mural; below which sits a 12-seater Carara marble dining table. The living room, has an 18th century grand piano and antiques belonging to King Louis XVI.
Address: Via Vittorio E. Orlando 3, Rome 00185, Italy 6. The Connaught’s Apartment, London
‘The Apartment’ like the rest of the hotel doesn’t have an overtly over-the-top grandeur but rather a simple minimalistic look. The suite has white washed walls with blue and purple coloured leather and velvet furnishings that add a good contrast, along with the floral themed artwork. The Apartment can be extended to include the entire 6th floor of the hotel and has a terrace that goes all round the suite, which is landscaped with designed topiary. Guests can create their own private bar with the Connaught Bar’s mixologist who creates cocktails in the room itself.
Address: Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL, UK 5. Four Seasons’ Atik Pasha Suite, Istanbul
The Four Seasons turned the Atik Pasha Palace on the Bosphorus Strait into a five star hotel and named a suite after the palace. The suite takes up most of the second floor of the palace and has a 4 meter high ceiling. In the living room, hangs a Murano glass chandelier that sparkles blue, while the rest of the rooms have custom designed furniture and fabrics and Ottoman-styled artwork. Guests can get their fill of the Mediterranean cuisine in the attached private dining room, while looking out on the busy blue waters of the Bosphorus from the European side. Guests can also relax in the suite’s private Turkish bath or hammam, as the locals like to call it.
Address: Çırağan Cad. No. 28, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey 4. Hôtel Majestic Barrière’s Majestic Suite, Cannes
Cannes, being a city on the Côte d’Azur or the French Riviera, The Hôtel Majestic Barrière has its own private beach. The Majestic Suite is at the top most floor and more than the interiors, the suite is known for its stunning view of the La Croisette promenade, the blue Mediterranean waters and glorious sunsets beyond the green Estérel hills. The suite also has a 150 square meter deck that has an 11 meter private swimming pool where guests can take night swims under a sky full of stars.
Address: 10, La Croisette, 06407 Cannes, France
Besides the Chinese and French components of the décor and the furnishings of this one bedroom suite, the wow-factor is the 100 square meters terrace, accessible from every room, which allows guests to get a breath-taking panoramic view of the city of Paris and its monuments, especially the Eiffel Tower that doesn’t look too far away. The Suite can also be ‘enlarged’ to include the entire 7th floor which would then make it a 4 bedroom private apartment with a great view. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from every room, including the marble bathroom, and is a short walk away.
Address: 10, Avenue d’Iéna, Paris 75116, France 2. Corinthia Hotel’s The Royal Penthouse, London
The Royal Penthouse has a total of 13 rooms including a wine cellar en suite and might be London’s largest suite. The duplex is attached by a grand spiral staircase and the entire suite is draped with an extravagant palatial theme that is adorned with hand-crafted wooden furniture, unique furnishing and mirror panelled walls. The attached roof terrace gives guests a 180 degree view of Central London, including Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and the Thames. Guests also enjoy a session at the penthouse’s private spa, managed by Espa Life.
Address: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, UK 1. Hotel President Wilson’s Royal Penthouse Suite, Geneva
The Royal Penthouse at Hotel President Wilson tops the list as the most expensive and the biggest suite in Europe – it has a total of 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The rooms have the finest fittings and Persian rugs; the salon also has the world’s largest television – the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-103 with a screen size of 103 inches so retreating in for a movie night would be a treat. The suite has its own private elevator, security and guardroom for maximum safety. The terrace, which is as big as the suite at 1,700 square meters, gives the best scenic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Address: 47 Quai Wilson, Geneva 1211, Switzerland