Top ten historic hotels from around the world

Hotel price comparison site has put together a list of ten historic international hotels and the famous individuals that stayed in them.

The lineup includes some of the most beautiful hotels from around the world and was compiled using reviews submitted to Trivago,, and others.

The top ten lineup is:

1. Palace Beau Rivage, Lausanne, Switzerland

2. Hotel Copernicus, Krakow, Poland

3. Las Casas De La Juderia, Seville, Spain

4. The Willard, Washington DC, USA

5. Reid’s Palace, Funchal, Portugal

6. Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg, Bonn, Germany

7. Le Plaza, Brussels, Belgium

8. Grand Hotel Rimini, Rimini, Italy

9. The Cadogan, London, United Kingdom

10. Grand Hotel de Cabourg, Cabourg, France


Hotel comparison site Trivago picks the top ten Valentine’s day hotels in Europe

Our friends at hotel comparison site Trivago always manage to send us timely articles on European hotels. Take for example this list of the top ten romantic Valentine’s day hotels.

The lineup has some of the best kept secrets, including a small luxury hotel next door to Buckingham Palace, a renovated millhouse in the French Dordogne and a quaint hotel overlooking the Italian Umbria. Here are the top ten hotels, as picked by Trivago:

  1. Hotel 41, London
  2. Hotel Gródek, Krakow
  3. Villa Contessa, Bad Saarow
  4. Moulin d’Abbaye, Brantome (France)
  5. Amfitriti Paradosiakos Xenonas, Nafplio (Greece)
  6. Hotel The Pand, Bruges
  7. Il Cantico della Natura, Magione (Italy)
  8. Villa Carona, Carona (Switzerland)
  9. Ca’n Simó, Alcudia (Majorca)
  10. Santini Residence, Prague


London hotels rated as worst in Europe

Hotel booking site just released some interesting statistics on European hotels. The site compiled the results based off 2.7 million hotel reviews. Their final conclusion is pretty damning for hotels in London – using a ranking system from 0 to 100, London scored a miserable 69.89.

The best European hotels can be found in Dresden. Dresden managed to score an impressive 81.39. Other good hotel cities include Bruges, Bologna and Salzburg .

The bottom of the barrel is not a big surprise – Birmingham, Copenhagen and Amsterdam all scored poorly. My favorite city of poor hotels, Paris, came in 7 spots from the bottom, which should come as no surprise to anyone who has stayed in the French capital.

To ensure they publish honest reviews, Trivago combines their own data with reviews from Tripadvisor, Holidaycheck and The full results are published after the jump.



Top ten extraordinary hotel pools of the world

Hotel price comparison site Trivago, has compiled a list of the most amazing hotel pools in the world. Each of these pools has something amazing to offer – from an infinity edge pool overlooking the Hong Kong Harbor, to a secluded resort pool nestled between the Arizona Boynton Canyon mountains – these are truly the most extraordinary hotel pools in the world.

The top ten lineup is:

  1. Intercontinental, Hong Kong
  2. Adler Dolomiti Spa & Resort, St. Ulrich
  3. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Ubud
  4. Gran Hotel La Florida, Barcelona
  5. Cavo Tagoo, Mykanos
  6. Rogner Bad Blumau, Steiermark
  7. Rio Calma, Fuerteventura
  8. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
  9. Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Spa, Sedona
  10. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai


European survey says “bugs in the room” the worst hotel experience

European hotel booking site Trivago just released the results of their “worst hotel experience” survey. In total, 4,876 people were included in the survey, from 8 different countries.

The results are actually quite surprising, as 22% of the respondents put “bugs in the room” at the top spot.

And now I think about it, my worst ever hotel experience was indeed bug related. At a hotel in Spain, I lay in bed watching in horror as a whole bunch of cockroaches made their way up onto my nightstand. The hotel management removed them, but I don’t think I slept much for the rest of my vacation.

Other annoyances include theft, noise, bad food, bad staff and get this – chlorine poisoning from the pool.

After the jump, the complete results of the survey. Don’t forget to add your own “worst hotel experience” to the comments!