Luxury hotels: Venice boasts most expensive city hotel in Europe


The lagoon city of Venice in northern Italy is home to the most expensive city hotel in Europe, according to a survey conducted by

The survey compared luxury hotels based on their cheapest available rate for a double room during the month of September 2016. September was chosen for comparative purposes because hotel rates in European cities tend to peak during this month.

The Gritti Palace, located on Venice’s Grand Canal, is Europe’s most expensive hotel according to the survey, with a minimum rate of € 1,170 Euro per night for a double room. Two hotels in the French capital Paris come next – Le Bristol and The Ritz Hotel, with rates of €1,065 Euro and €1,063 Euro per night, respectively.

Six other hotels located in Paris, along with the Venetian hotel Cipriani, complete the Top 10. London’s priciest hotel is 45 Park Lane, located in the affluent district of Mayfair, which ranks as the 19th most expensive hotel in Europe with a rate of €695 Euro.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive city hotels in Europe. The prices listed indicate the cheapest available nightly rate for a double room during the month of September 2016.

1. The Gritti Palace (Venice) €1,170 Euro
2. The Ritz Hotel (Paris) €1,065 Euro
3. Le Bristol (Paris) €1,063 Euro
4. Hôtel Plaza Athénée (Paris) €1,050 Euro
5. The Peninsula (Paris) €1,050 Euro
6. Belmond Hotel Cipriani (Venice) €1,030 Euro
7. Four Seasons Hotel George V (Paris) €1,010 Euro
8. Mandarin Oriental (Paris) €975 Euro
9. Le Meurice (Paris) €930 Euro
10. Shangri-La Hotel (Paris) €896 Euro