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A trip to Europe is a dream for many. There are so many countries and regions to visit, each with a rich history and beautiful scenery to match. Whether you recently added Europe to your bucket list or you actually have travel dates in mind, one thing’s certain: You want to stay somewhere amazing. But where to start?

Every year TripAdvisor releases its Travelers’ Choice Awards -- a roundup of the best of the best in travel based on a compilation of reviews and opinions collected throughout the year. There are nine hotel categories that receive rankings -- top hotels, small hotels, luxury hotels, bargain hotels, best service hotels, romantic hotels, best bed and breakfasts and inns, best family hotels, and best all-inclusive hotels. Each category gets a general “best in the world” list, but TripAdvisor also categorizes winners by the best of each region and even the best in each country.

The 2019 Top 25 Hotels in Europe list is full of gorgeous hotels boasting top-quality amenities. It’s obvious why each hotel has landed a spot on the list. Here, we spotlight the top ten hotels in Europe. So, quench your curiosity and find out why these hotels are so special!

A room in Hotel Belvedere in Riccione.

1. Hotel Belvedere In Riccione, Italy

This four-star hotel has landed the top spot for best hotels in both Europe and Italy. The hotel is so grand that it has also brought home the award of being the second best hotel in the world according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards! People who stay at the hotel tend to feel right at home and appreciate the extra mile the hotel goes to make their experience top notch. With 48 rooms and five junior suites, the hotel offers several amenities such as a solarium, pool, wellness center, and much more.

A room at Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof in Austria.

2. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof In Tux, Austria

Travelers can escape to this hotel for much-needed rest and relaxation. This hotel also won fifth place for Top 25 Hotels in the World per TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards. The hotel offers luxurious amenities such as a wine shop and bar and a fire lounge. They have a variety of wellness and spa activities and, if you're up for some outdoor exploration, the hotel offers nature activities all year long. The hotel prides itself on giving guests the ultimate wellness vacation.

The hot tub at Kayakapi Premium Caves in Turkey.

3. Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia In Urgup, Turkey

This hotel is located in the historical Kayakapi neighborhood in Urgup and is the first and only boutique hotel in Cappadocia. Not only did this hotel rank as third on TripAdvisor’s Best Hotels in Europe list, but it also came in as the ninth-best hotel in the world. There are hundreds of cave houses to choose from at the resort and historical structures such as a mosque that dates back to the Seljuk empire can be visited in town.

Quinta Jardins Do Lago in Portugal.

4. Quinta Jardins Do Lago In Funchal, Portugal

This beautiful hotel is a botanical garden paradise and won twelfth place for Top 25 Hotels in the World per TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards. The comfortable and quaint hotel offers beautiful lush gardens with over 500 different plant species. Beyond the beautiful views, the hotel has a variety of amenities such as a freshwater swimming pool, gym, sauna, croquet and table tennis, as well as restaurant and bar options.

Hotel Amira Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey.

5. Hotel Amira Istanbul In Istanbul, Turkey

Located in the historical city of Sultanahmet, this hotel is within steps of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. The hotel also offers “one of the largest hotel fitness centers in the Sultanahmet area,” according to its website. If you’re big on customer service, the hotel has brought home the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards of one of the best service hotels in Europe and Turkey. This hotel also won the 14th spot on TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards Top 25 Hotels in the World list.

Entrance to the Hotel 41 in London.

6. Hotel 41 In London, United Kingdom

Besides coming in as number six on TripAdvisor’s best hotels in Europe list, this deluxe hotel also received the 15th spot on TripAdvisor's’ Travelers’ Choice list of the Top 25 Hotels in the World. To add to its achievements, the hotel also received a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. When it comes to a posh hotel experience in the United Kingdom, Hotel 41 is a top contender.

“A chic black and white design runs throughout, including the famous Executive Lounge where guests are invited to ‘plunder the pantry,’” the hotel tells travelers on their website.

A room at Ikos Oceania in Greece.

7. Ikos Oceania In Nea Moudania, Greece

This hotel offers a spread of 290 elegant rooms and suites. Built within 15 acres of green gardens, the hotel overlooks the blue Aegean Sea. If you want to take a break from the gorgeous sea and garden views, the hotel also offers five restaurants and six bars.

“The Infinite Lifestyle Dine-Out program offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the authentic menus offered by local restaurants in the nearby picturesque town of Nea Moudania,” according to the hotel’s website.

Hotel Spadai in Florence, Italy.

8. Hotel Spadai In Florence, Italy

This hotel was once a historical building that was revamped into a four-star hotel in 2015. Blocks away from Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the Florence Cathedral, this hotel will surround you with rich Italian history. The rooms are specially crafted to deliver a “stunning urban oasis.” This hotel has gone above and beyond to ensure the comfort of its guests. It also came in 21st on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice list of the Top 25 Hotels in the World.

Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece.

9. Ikos Olivia In Gerakini, Greece

Extending across 22 acres on the Gulf of Toroneos, this refreshing hotel offers guests the opportunity to relax by the blue ocean while laying out on the white sand. The hotel aims to give its guests a uniquely elegant experience.

The hotel “redefines all-inclusive as ‘Infinite Lifestyle,’ offering an impressive new level of holiday experience underlined by elegance and quality.” Ikos Olivia is obviously doing something right as it brings contemporary style to the Toroneos Gulf’s unparalleled beachfront setting.

Aerial view of Kemer Resort in Turkey.

10. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort In Kemer, Turkey

This “meticulously designed” hotel boasts an experience that’s comparable to stepping into a magical world. Guests can indulge in decadent chocolate treats or dine on a selection of gourmet cuisines while taking in the “Maxx inclusive” experience. They can also sit back and get pampered at the Aven Royal Spa.

The hotel’s website invites travelers to indulge themselves, relaxing in an atmosphere that will transform dream holidays into splendid realities.

The rest of the hotels on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award list of Top 25 Hotels in Europe, can be seen here.

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