Pool? Check. Spa? Check. Views of the Mediterranean? Check. The Hôtel du Château de la Tour delivers everything you expect from a French Riviera getaway—at a fraction of the price of other coastal hotels. So as you lounge in your Rococo-style room, gazing out at the garden and azure waters beyond, congratulate yourself on a vacation well done.
Admit it: there are probably times you’d booked a hotel in Europe based on a pound or euro rate, thinking the conversion wouldn’t be that bad—until you did the math. Now there’s no need to scramble for your calculator. T+L’s editors have found 25 stylish European hotels where the nightly rates won’t cause you to lose any sleep.
Istanbul, Berlin, and Tuscany are just a few of the spots where we discovered great-value properties. From an elegant four-room palazzo to an eco-friendly urban boutique hotel, there’s a place for almost every taste.
If Barcelona is on your radar, check in to Barcelo Raval, a new minimalist-chic hotel in the bohemian El Raval neighborhood, from $140 a night. Las Ramblas and the Gothic quarter are nearby, but come sunset, there’s no better place to be than the hotel’s rooftop terrace, with its pool, bar, and 360-degree city panoramas.
Travelers who prefer to step back in time will be drawn to the 300-year-old Relais di Villa Rossi Danielli, a rural escape outside of Rome where Julia Roberts holed up while shooting Eat, Pray, Love. The six rooms come with painted, coffered ceilings and French floral fabrics, and the adjacent converted barn has a wood-burning stone fireplace.
Read on for T+L’s complete list of Europe’s best affordable hotels to find the one that will save you money on your next trip across the Atlantic. —Donna Heiderstadt