Top Ten Stylish Seaside Hotels in Europe

Summer is best spent by the sea and if you are due for a holiday, what better way to spend it than at a super stylish seaside suite. Here is our top then stylish hotels by the sea across Europe.


La Minervetta, Sorrento, Italy

La Minervetta, Sorrento, Italy


Perched above the cliffs of Sorrento, this zingy and fresh hotel is as much a joy to view as it is to sleep in with its open plan living area and vibrant design incorporating owner Marco DeLuca’s collection of curiosities and design pieces from Sweden. One of the finest rooms is the Junior Suite with its teak floors and brushed steel Tolomeo lamps. Take the 200-step private staircase down to the beach to enjoy the sea down below.

Doubles from £225


Can Simoneta, Mallorca, Spain

Can Simoneta, Mallorca, Spain

Another cool cliff top hotel is Can Simoneta set in the northeast of Mallorca. Designed by architect Toni Esteva, this gem provides just the right amount of seclusion with 28 bedrooms spread across two mid-19th century stone houses. Gran Suite Neptuno set in a walled garden with its own private pool will provide any reclusive holiday maker with all the seclusion they require.


Doubles from £175


La Voile D’or, Cote D’Azur, France

La Voile D’or, Cote D’Azur, France

Established in 1966, this 19th century villa just above the harbour of St Jean, has more of a private-house feel, with antique furniture and original parquet flooring still in place and perfect condition. Rooms 26 and 36 overlooking the harbour and the sparkling waters of the bay are your ultimate rooms with a view.


Doubles from £330


Ekies All Senses Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

Ekies All Senses Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

When a resort is named after “all senses” you know you are in for a ‘sensational’ stay, and nowhere is it truer than in Ekies. Four designers from award-winning Greek agency Beetroot – one of them Vangelis Liakos, now owner Alexandra Efstathiadou’s hubby – have transformed the 64 room and living spaces into fun and quirky spaces. And if the oversized, Indian-style daybed in the lobby is anything to go by, you will be in for a very laidback stay. It’s a bonus, then, Ekies boasts its own private beach.


Doubles from £80


Med Inn, Gulluk, Turkey

Med Inn, Gulluk, turkey

A boutique beach hotel under the radar away from the raucous, rowdy holidaymakers on the Turkish riviera? Med Inn nestled in the secluded cove of Gulluk is it. The suites are sophisticated, the beach pristine with a neat decked pier stretching out over the water. A stylish and secluded sunseeker's holiday all in one.


Doubles from £98


The Otiavos, Estoril, Portugal

The Otiavos Estoril

This hotel, located in the Sintra-Cascais National Park, is a joy to behold, surrounded with wild flowers, pine trees and sand dunes, with the Atlantic right below you. The floor-to-ceiling windows invite the ocean right in while the glass-walled spa looks on to the sand dunes. The choppy waters of the ocean try the most seasoned swimmers while offering the perfect playground for surfers so opt for a swim in the heated outdoor pool instead.


Doubles from £160


Palazzo Radomiri, Montenegro

Palazzo Radomiri

This 10-room gem converted from an 18th century place is located far enough beyond the port of Kotor to offer a retreat from the bustling cruise-ship crowds. While the plain stone exterior may strike you as harsh, inside you can bask in the spacious rooms with exposed brick walls and enjoy the views on the bougainvillea draped terrace. While you can enjoy the see on the strip in front of the hotel you can alternatively take a dip in the pool.


Doubles from £111


Black Rose Suites, Santorini, Greece

Black Rose Suites Santorini

We cannot mention seaside hotels without mentioning Santorini of course, and this one is extra special, with its location at the quietest end of Perissa Bay, famed for its tranquility and black sands. And it doesn’t get any more tranquil as Black Rose is a property comprising of just five houses facing a large pool and with the endless blue sea beyond.


Doubles from £195


Neptuno Hotel, Valencia, Spain

Hotel Neptuno Valencia

This Modernsit hotel is right on Las Arenas beach where may once have played host to Ernest Hemingway’s raucous dinner parties held in a shack on the sand but it doesn’t get more peaceful than waking up to the views of the sparkling sea and the smoldering sun in your room. After the day’s lounging, you can even lounge more in the rooftop Jacuzzi with a sundowner.


Doubles from £102


South Sands, Devon, England

South Sands devon

Opting for a staycation? No worries. Hidden in a cove just around the bay from Salcombe, South Sands promises golden sands and glittering sea right in Britain. Nautical furniture and details mixed with cool blues and warm wood make this one a very stylish hotel. And what is more you are right on the beach.


Doubles from £160