The Oldest Hotels
Ancient places to stay in Europe
Oldest Hotels in the UK
Discover a plethora of ancient inns and a smattering of medieval castles in England, Wales and Scotland.
Oldest Hotels in Germany
Its castle hotels are certainly impressive, but the vernacular architecture of places like Bavaria easily win for aesthetic appeal.
Oldest Hotels in France
Chateaux may well make up the bulk of the list, but France's oldest places to stay are as varied in architectural style as anywhere.
Oldest Hotels in Spain and Portugal
Not all of the oldest places to stay in Spain and Portugal are world famous paradores and pousadas. But most are.
Oldest Hotels in Italy
They may well be very old, but Italy's most ancient accommodation also tends to be astoundingly beautiful too.
Oldest Hotels in Switzerland & Austria
Anyone seeking somewhere ancient to rest their heads in places like Salzburg or Innsbruck will not be disappointed.
Pictures on this page: The Royalist Hotel (UK); La Maison de Rhodes (France); Castello di Chiola (Italy); Hotel Schloss Neuberg (Germany); Parador de Alarcon (Spain and Portugal); Burg Bernstein (Austria and Switzerland).