Stay Here / Europe

A comprehensive listing of hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Europe stayed in and recommended by us.

Places to stay in Europe

A selection of our favourite Hotels in Europe.

Bergland Hotel, Salzburg

Bergland Hotel, Salzburg

Our Rating:

Rupertgasse 15, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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In Summary

This family-run, centrally-located hotel offers individually designed rooms, a continental breakfast and plenty of artwork and artifacts to peruse. Prices are good and wifi is free.

The Good

Each room is decorated in a unique style with plenty of personal touches. We really like the old, wooden explorer’s writing desk and the antlers on the wall in our room.

The Not-So-Good

The centre is close, but still a 10-15 minute walk away. Really not a deal breaker.

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Ibis Styles, Liverpool

Ibis Styles, Liverpool

Our Rating:

67 Dale St, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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In Summary

Despite being one of chain, this hotel offers uniquely designed rooms with a Beatles theme. There are around 6 different designs, all bold, colourful and modern. Free breakfast and wifi included.

The Good

The rooms are small, but the design makes up for it. We loved staying here.

The Not-So-Good

Fittings in the room were a little bit cheap and plasticky. The bathroom is pre-fab – it feels a bit like you’re in a caravan.

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Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki

Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki

Our Rating:

Merikasarminkatu 1, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
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In Summary

It’s not easy to forget this hotel is housed in a former prison. Low doors, staff wearing stripy jumpers, and rooms in former cells add a special ambiance. Attractions are a 10-15 minutes walk away.

The Good

The nods to the building’s former life (e.g. iron gates and staircases) are a great touch. Rooms are really cosy. Free Gym and Sauna on weekends.

The Not-So-Good

The walls are so thick, there’s no Wifi in the rooms. There is though in public areas.

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Hotel Oberland, Lauterbrunnen

Hotel Oberland, Lauterbrunnen

Our Rating:

Fuhren, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
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In Summary

Swiss chalet-style wood panels and pine furniture adorn this cosy & comfortable independent hotel. The proprietors are very welcoming and keen to help you make the most of your stay. The restaurant is known locally for its hearty Swiss dishes.

The Good

A short walk from the train station. Very peaceful and full of home comforts. Free Wifi.

The Not-So-Good

No tea/coffee making facilities. No lift to upper floors. Furnishings a little tired in places.

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Hotel Kolegiacki, Poznań

Hotel Kolegiacki, Poznań

Our Rating:

plac Kolegiacki 5, 61-841 Poznań, Poland
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In Summary

An elegant, boutique hotel with contemporary-classic styling on a peaceful square in the city centre. Everything a short walk away. Management clearly trying hard to make the place feel special. Complimentary tea/coffee in the cafe each day.

The Good

Fabulous rooftop cafe with good quality/value food. Pretty location. Gorgeous bathrooms.

The Not-So-Good

Some rooms are on the small side. Not enough power sockets in room.

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 How We Rate Our Stays

We rate our stays according to the following criteria:

  1. Location Is the property within a reasonable distance from attractions?
  2. Neighbourhood – Is the property situated somewhere pleasant and safe?
  3. DesignAre the rooms nicely designed?
  4. ServiceAre service staff friendly and helpful?
  5. WifiIs the Wifi fast and free?
  6. Add-OnsAre there tea/coffee making facilities and toiletries included?
  7. FacilitiesIs there an on-site swimming pool, restaurant, laundry etc.?
  8. SleepIs the bed comfortable and the room quiet & dark enough for a good night’s sleep?
  9. Overall feelingWhat was our general instinctive feeling whilst staying at the property?

Each criterion is rated out of five, five being a top mark. We then add our scores together and divide them by 9 to calculate an overall average (mean) rating.

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We love it here!

We can’t quite put our finger on why (probably a combination of reasons), but we particularly liked staying here.

More than once!

This property is so good, we’ve stayed here more than once.

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