Five Stunning European Lake Side Hotels
Europe is home to a stunning collection of lakes and where there are lakes, there are often stunning hotels. People are naturally, for whatever reason drawn to lakes and in the last decade or so there has been a significant increase in the number of people wanting to take holidays on or near lakes.
As a result of demand lakes have become huge hubs of activity with many restaurants, hotels and shops opening around them. The range of tourist activities has also increased significantly in these areas and there are few better places to relax. Of course some countries are more geared towards these than others but the range of available hotels never fails to impress. Today we wanted to share some of our recommendations for the best hotels in Europe.
Albergo San Rocco, Italy
Albergo San Rocco hotel is situated on the shores of lake Orta and is surrounded by the walls of an ancient monastery. Picturesque isn’t the word. This stunning hotel fuses regional, characteristic architecture with cutting edge technology. Well designed and offers stunning views of the lake. A real gem, at the heart of the Italian lakes.
FloraAlpina Hotel, Switzerland
Swiss Cinema – Stunning lake views surrounded by mountains. Switzerland is home to some of Europe’s best lakes and lake Lucerne is certainly one of them. Overlooked by mount Rigi lake Lucerne offers crystal clear waters and stunning scenery. What better place to have a hotel. The hotel FloraAlpina offers peace and tanquility and is traditionally designed hotel.
La Réserve, Switzerland
La Réserve can be found on Lake Geneva, home to stars such as Michael Schumacher and is our second entry for Switzerland. This hotel is nothing short of world class offering incredible views, fine dining and an unrivalled spar. If you want to enjoy the life of luxury then this is the place for you. It has 85 bedrooms, a spa, a swimming pool, five restaurants and all located in the centre of a 10-acre park. What more could one ask for.
Lakeside Hotel, UK
The UK also home to some exceptionally beautiful lakes, with Lake Windermere being one of the most famous. The picturesque towns and tranquility of the area makes this a great place for a weekend away. There are many hotels in the area but few offer the views of that of Lakeside Hotel. The Lakeside Hotel as its name suggests is right on the waterfrontand was named hotel of the year in 2012. It also has its own spa and prices are very reasonable.
Abbaye de Talloires, France
At the feet of the Alps and on the shorelines of one of France’s purest Lakes the Abbaye de Talloires has become one of France’s best hotels. If traditional style and great quality service and facilities are your thing then this is the hotel for you. The hotel and lake host’s great events all year round and local attractions are all accessible via the good public transport links.
A short holiday to the lakes can be a great alternative to a city break and like cities they look great all year round. There is always plenty to do and as mentioned earlier we would highly recommend Switzerland, though we are slightly biased.