While many travelers visit Europe for its centuries-old history, there are those who appreciate the Continent's au courant attractions — cutting edge restaurants, sexy nightclubs and, of course, sleek hotels. One of the most exciting things about European hotels is that you can have the best of the past and present, sometimes in a single lodging. With that in mind, we have chosen these ten hotels. From a sophisticated Tuscan farmhouse to a stylish island hideaway, they offer a range of décor and architectural style. At the same time, one element remains constant: warm, traditional hospitality.
VIVE LA VACANCE Top 10 Hotels in France
Whether you're looking for romance or completing a gastronomical pilgrimage, here are GAYOT's top picks for the best hotels in the world's most popular travel destination.
MUY CALIENTE Top 10 Hotels in Spain
Get away to one of the most sizzling countries in Europe, where you can stay at the romantic Hospes Palau de la Mar in Valencia or former military fortress Cap Rocat in Mallorca.
BUONE VACANZE Top 10 Hotels in Italy
From the lavish CastaDiva Resort & Spa on Lake Como to the romantic La Scalinatella in Capri, these hotels highlight the beauty of Italy's diverse regions and offer some of the world's best views.