Luxury apartments in Europe? Not usually for me! I was always somebody who couldn’t for the life of me understand why people would buy a hotel room at the price of a mini-break. I thought, well you enter the room, go to sleep a few hours later, get up and leave. Wrong. I discovered the love of the ‘hotel-spa’ experience right in your hotel room. For me, travelling can be super stressful, so a night in pure luxury is just what is needed and something I’d rather spend my money on than a longer break somewhere much cheaper.
If you’re looking for somewhere incredible to stay and want to check out some new luxury apartments in Europe (or if you’re just nosy), read on.
*Note: This is not a sponsored article, I went to these places on my own accord. I am not being paid or affiliated with these hotels specifically, so it’s a genuine review! However, clicking and buying using the booking.com links will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. All pictures are owned by me.
So, here are my 3 favourite luxury apartments in Europe:
1) SELFness – Pomer, Croatia
FROM €326 per 2 nights (2-night min stay, max 2 people)
SELFness is a modern and trendy holiday home surrounded by green fields, close to the sea and with a private outdoor pool. It comes with a living and dining room, a bedroom and a large modern bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, a huge garden with a private outdoor pool and a BBQ.
SELFness was created as a relaxing retreat away and to be at one with nature. The area is quiet and away from the busy cities. Apart from popping to the supermarket, there’s no reason to want to leave and the large garden with an outside pool catches the sun throughout the whole day.
Outside eating area by the pool
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
Private outside pool surrounded by a large garden
Modern bungalow with large windows
Just as beautiful at night!
Staying at SELFness was pure bliss. Everything was modern and comfortable, the large, private and sunny garden gives you ample time to relax and sunbathe and then take a dip in the pool. The pool does not overlook any houses and it’s on a quiet road surrounded by fields, so you really can you kick back and sunbathe in complete privacy. The centre of Pomer was close, the supermarkets just a short drive away and you’re also close to Pula. I loved it so much I came back again this year!
You can book here.
2) Le Baiser de Shogun/Shogun’s Kiss – Ensival, Belgium
FROM €250 per night off-peak midweek (max 2 people)
Le Baiser de Shogun in a large (265m2) luxury loft with a modern Asian theme. It has a private sauna, a hot tub, a rain shower, a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, dining area, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, terrace, a massage table and fishtanks.
This space is designed purely so you don’t need to leave, the area when the loft in is not near anything apart from a regular neighbourhood and is in a large building filled with other lofts. This loft is by far the most impressive loft in the area. The loft is levelled inside with steps, a big rain shower in the middle with a hot tub and then around the bed, you need to cross a bridge with a little pond of fish flowing alongside it. It’s incredibly unique and impressive.
View of the loft as you walk in
Whirlpool at in the middle of the room
Wooden bridge to take you to the bed, flowing water below full of fish
Comfortable living area with lots of character
Sauna and cold shower area
When you arrive they’ve laid everything out for you, with candles, lights and relaxing music – it’s got a real wow factor. It’s a huge loft, with varying levels, a shower and hot tub in the middle of the room and it’s all just beautiful. I spent time sitting in a fluffy robe with a glass of bubbles just watching the fish swimming around the bed. It’s really something you can’t do anywhere else. I loved it so much, I also came back here again this year. The only negative is you could hear the vibrations from the hot tub upstairs and check-in is from 4 pm, which is far too late.
You can book here.
3) Hallstatt Hideaway – Hallstatt, Austria
Penthouse Suite = FROM €430 per night off-peak (max 4 people).
Hallstatt hideaway is an adults-only experience, with 6 different suites to choose from: Luxury, Superior, Royal, Private, Deluxe and Penthouse. The penthouse suite is the most expensive suite and is located right at the top – it is bigger, completely private and has the best view (along with a hot tub!)
Hallstatt Hideaway is located away from the hustle and bustle of Hallstatt (a UNESCO World Heritage town), but still in the centre. The Penthouse Suite has two terraces, one with a hot tub on it and panoramic views of surrounding mountains and Lake Hallstatt. 2 bedrooms, a marble bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, a TV, Blu Ray Player, and a 360° sound system.
View from the whirlpool
View out onto the terrace
Marble bathroom with shower
Living area with mountain views
Kitchen area (the light was full of notes from people all over the world)
View from the window in the bedroom
Beautiful even when the sun goes down
The suite was really cute, with a beautiful bathroom, big comfy beds and a large hot tub. We had a few issues that were resolved when we arrived and the kitchen was very basic (no oven or microwave), so that was a downfall. However, the view was out of this world. It was completely unspoiled with no houses or objects in the way of the scenery. It was private and quiet and sitting in that hot tub watching the sunset and rise with a bottle of bubbly was something quite special and it would take a lot to beat that view. You’re paying for that stunning view and in my opinion, it was 100% worth it.
You can book here.
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Have you stayed anywhere like this and recommend any other luxury apartments in Europe and beyond? Drop it in the comments!