Survey: The most expensive city hotels in Europe

Updated: September 24, 2018

A new survey has revealed the 5-star Aman Venice, situated on the famous Canal Grande, to be Europe’s most expensive city hotel.

The survey by compared hotel rates across the continent during September 2018 - the month when European hotels are usually at their priciest. For the purposes of the survey, rates for the most affordable double room were considered.

With a minimum rate of €1,485 euros per night, the Aman Venice came out on top. Second and third in the rankings were two historic Paris hotels, Le Bristol and Four Seasons Hotel George V, where rates were €1,362 and €1,350 respectively.

In fact, with a total of eight of its hotels featuring in the Top 10, Paris, known as the City of Lights, emerged as the European capital of luxury hotels. Other Paris-based hotels in the Top 10 included Mandarin Oriental (€1,235), Hôtel Plaza Athénée (€1,290) and Ritz Paris (€1,110).

Venice, meanwhile, was further represented by the presence of the Gritti Palace Hotel, where visitors will have to spend a minimum of €1,175 per night for a double room.

In London, the most expensive hotel is 45 Park Lane, nestled in the well-heeled Mayfair neighbourhood, where visitors will have to dig deep for €1,049 to stay in the most affordable room – putting it in 13th place in the list of Europe’s priciest city hotels.

The table below shows the 20 most expensive European city hotels. The rates shown alongside each hotel reflect the price for the cheapest available double room in each property during September 2018.

  1. Aman Venice €1,485
  2. Le Bristol Paris €1,362
  3. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris €1,350
  4. La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa €1,308
  5. Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris €1,290
  6. Hotel de Crillon (Paris) €1,265
  7. Mandarin Oriental (Paris) €1,235
  8. Shangri-La Hotel (Paris) €1,210
  9. Hotel Gritti Palace (Venice) €1,175
  10. Ritz Paris €1,110
  11. Le Meurice (Paris) €1,108
  12. The Peninsula Paris €1,090
  13. 45 Park Lane (London) €1,049
  14. Four Seasons Hotel Firenze €1,035
  15. Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris €943
  16. Belmond Hotel Cipriani (Venice) €886
  17. Four Seasons Hotel Milano €867
  18. The Lanesborough (London) €836
  19. Hotel de Russie (Rome) €835
  20. Bulgari Hotel London €815

About the survey

The survey was conducted in August 2018. For each luxury hotel in Europe, the most affordable rate for a double room during September 2018 was recorded, based on prices given by a leading hotel comparison website. For the purposes of the survey, three-night stays were used as a point of comparison. Cheaper rates may be available for stays of four nights or more.