Historic Hotel

Places to Stay

The Oasis selection of “historic hotels“ is a diverse collection ranging from just a handful of rooms to larger international brand offerings. All are of high quality and offer the visitor a chance to experience historic architecture and ambience. Many of these hotels have renovated to exacting standards..

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Isa Begov Hamam HotelSarajevo $$

The hotel was originally built in the 15th century as a public bathhouse during the Ottoman Empire, and was later transformed into a hotel in the 19th century. It has since been beautifully restored to its former glory and offers guests a unique combination of traditional Ottoman architecture and modern amenities. Featuring 15 rooms and suites, each decorated with elegant furnishings and traditional Bosnian textiles. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the hotel’s rooftop ...

Isa Begov Hamam Hotel

Muslibegovic HouseMostar $$

Brazil

Belmond Copacabana PalaceRio De Janeiro $$$$$

Rio’s landmark hotel, the legendary Copacabana Palace evokes the style and grandeur of the 1920’s, a glamorous art-deco hotel that sits pride of place on Copacabana Beach. Beautifully furnished throughout, the Copacabana Palace offers the height of luxury in Rio, a return to a golden era where first class service and elegance combine with modern sophistication. Enjoy world-class dining at three excellent restaurants – the Pergula, the Cipriani and the Michelin acclaimed Mee restaura...

Bulgaria

Sofia Balkan PalaceSofia $$$

Taking inspiration from Sofia’s rich architectural heritage, Restaurant Labels has been designed with opulence in mind. The intricate floor is inspired by the Byzantine mosaics and the accent gold metal and ceiling pay homage to the country’s history of gold smelting. The conservatory of the lobby bar Basilica pays homage to Bulgaria’s forests and acts as a winter garden in the cold months. Sofia Balkan Palace offers sophisticated meeting rooms for gala dinners, weddings, conferences, s...

Sofia Balkan Palace

Cambodia

Raffles Hotel Le RoyalPhnom Penh $$$$

Raffles le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel with those rare attributes of both history and style. It was first established in 1929, and in its early heyday enjoyed an international clientele comprising globetrotters and adventurers, writers and journalists, royalty and dignitaries. It reopened in 1997, after a careful restoration and refurbishment program by Raffles International.

The 170 guest rooms, suites and executive apartments are tastefully appointed with Cambod...

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Croatia

Hotel Esplanade ZagrebZagreb $$$

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel offers supreme luxury for the spirit and all the senses in the heart of this historic city, close to all its major sights and delights. With its long and distinguished history of world-class hospitality, this iconic Zagreb landmark re-opened in 2004 after a complete renovation, designed to flawlessly merge the best of 21st-century comforts with the alluring appeal of Art Noveau architecture. Each thoughtfully designed and spacious room offers traditional art deco glamou...

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Aminess Korcula Heritage HotelKorcula $$$

Lesic Dimitri PalaceKorcula $$$$$

Bastion Heritage HotelZadar $$$$

The Pucic PalaceDubrovnik $$$

Italy

La Medusa Dimora di CharmeNaples $$$

Nestled in acres of greenery amongst the foothills of Mount Faito, La Medusa Hotel Dimora di Charme has a prime position in the Bay of Naples. The blissful blue sweep of the Sorrento coast draws the eye to the distant but unmistakable shape of Mount Vesuvius. In between, Italy’s past and present are yours to discover, from the ancient pathways of Pompeii to the seafront boulevard of Castellammare di Stabia. La Medusa rises with pleasing symmetry from the embrace of its luxurious gardens. On...

La Medusa Dimora di Charme

Grand Hotel VesuvioNaples $$$$$

Rocco Forte Villa IgieaPalermo $$$$$

Grand Hotel TimeoCatania $$$$$

Hotel Cala di VolpeNuoro $$$$$

The Excelsior Hotel GalliaMilan $$$$

Villa d’EsteComo $$$$$

Laos

Settha Palace HotelVientiane $$$$

All 29 rooms and suites are presented in an elegant French colonial style and feature exposed solid wood floors, high ceilings and many with comfortable 2 poster beds dressed with down feather pillows and crisp white linen. All rooms also come complete with coffee table and 2-seater sofa. The bathrooms are stylish marble with separate shower and bathtub.

There is a choice of two dining outlets, La Belle Époque, where you can enjoy classical French cuisine or choose from a seasonally-...

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Victoria Xiengthong PalaceLuang Prabang $$$

Malaysia

The Majestic Hotel Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur $$$

Accommodation is housed in the Majestic Wing and the Tower Wing, separate buildings linked by a glass enclosed walkway. The Majestic Wing is the original historic hotel building and the 47 luxurious suites exude old world elegance and impart a sense of history. Despite the vintage charm, the suites also feature tastefully modern furnishings, a perfect mix of past and present. The Majestic Wing is the original historic hotel building and the suites echo the art deco nuances of the hotel. Timbe...

Majestic Hotel - KL _ Malaysia

Norway

Britannia HotelTrondheim $$$$

Established in 1870, the Britannia has a rich history as the hub of mid-Norway. An iconic hotel with a storied past, serving Arctic explorers, politicians, royalty and celebrities. For 150 years, Britannia has been a destination for fine dining, elegant hospitality and special occasions. Following a three-year dramatic $150 million renovation, the Britannia re-opened in April 2019. Bespoke furnishings and textiles, fine linens, and marble bathrooms adorn the bright guest rooms and suites. And...

Britannia Hotel

Reine RorbuerLofoten $$$

Sandtorgholmen HotelHarstad

Kongsfjord Arctic LodgeFinnmark Plateau

Hofslund Fjord HotelSognefjord $$$

Thon Hotel SandvenHardangerfjord $$$

Hotel UtsiktenGeirangerfjord $$$

Bergen Børs HotelBergen $$$

Hotel BrosundetAlesund $$$$

Hotel 1904Alesund $$

Finnøy BryggehotellAlesund $$

Hotel Continental OsloOslo $$$$

AmerikalinjenOslo $$$$

Peru

La Casona de YucaySacred Valley $$$

Originally constructed in 1810 and the former home of Don Manuel de Orihuela, La Casona de Yucay is a charming boutique hotel offering a rich slice of colonial history. The rooms are light and airy, set amdist four separate courtyards awash with flowers and native plants. Although far from luxurious, it offers excellent value for money while for history buffs, ask for “Habitacion 136”, the very room where Simon de Bolivar stayed during his 1825 visit.

Casa Andina Premium ArequipaArequipa $$$$

Portugal

Pestana Palácio do FreixoPorto $$$

Pestana Palácio do Freixo – Pousada & National Monument is a unique concept that incorporates two historic buildings – an 18th-century baroque style palace and a 19th-century factory. Totally restored and refurbished, it combines the essence of history and tradition with 21st-century flair and sensibilities. Set on the outskirts of Porto, it is surrounded by Versailles-style gardens, with terraces offering splendid views of the Douro River. The extensive lobby and lounge areas a...

Pestana Palácio do Freixo

Maison Albar – Le Monumental PalacePorto $$$

Pousada Palacio de EstoiTavira $$$

Bela Vista Hotel & SpaLagos $$$$

Penha Longa ResortSintra $$$$$

Lawrence’s HotelSintra $$$

Verride Palácio de Santa CatarinaLisbon $$$$$

Olissippo Lapa PalaceLisbon $$$$

Romania

The Marmorosch BucharestBucharest $$$

The Marmorosch hotel building history unfolded in the Beautiful Age or La Belle Epoque. The rich architecture of the Art-Deco, as well as the interior design, tell a story of progressive ideas of the time evoking the thrilling sense of historical importance and optimism that is closely tied with the era. Currently hotel features 217 rooms from standard category to suites, 4 meeting and ballrooms, 4 F&B outlets (restaurant, lounge, bar as well as coffee corner), fitness centre and SPA wit...

The Marmorosch Hotel

South Africa

The Oyster BoxUmhlanga Coast $$$$

With 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from, The Oyster Box meets the individual needs of every visitor. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, a family group or solo, each room is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style at your home away from home. Sublime cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients will tempt and delight – of course, incredible oysters are on the menu – even for breakfast accompanied by Champagne should you w...

The Oyster Box

Drostdy HotelCamdeboo National Park $$$

Hacklewood Hill Country HouseGqeberha (Port Elizabeth) $$$

Mount NelsonCape Town $$$$$

54 on BathJohannesburg $$$

Spain

A Quinta da AugaSantiago de Compostela $$

Entering A Quinta da Auga is to arrive in a world of sensations where you immediately feel at home. This ancient paper mill from the 18th century has been lovingly restored by its owners. Embracing traditional Galician architecture, all the rooms provide views over the beautiful gardens. The property boasts a stunning spa and wellness area where guests are invited to relax. Its treatment menu combines oriental and occidental rituals using high quality natural cosmetics. At the Filigrana resta...

A Quinta da Auga

Hotel Maria CristinaSan Sebastian $$$$$

Palacio Arriluce HotelBilbao $$$$

Hospes Palacio de San EstebanSalamanca $$$

Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De BaezaSeville $$$

Gran Hotel MiramarMalaga $$$$

Sri Lanka

Grand Hotel Nuwara EliyaNuwara Eliya $$$

Located in Nuwara Eliya hill station, the Grand Hotel is surrounded by fragrant tea plantations, majestic waterfalls and mist-shrouded mountains. With a history stretching back more than 100 years this four-star hotel retains the stateliness and grandeur of a colonial mansion. Elegantly furnished rooms overlook the magnificent, beautifully landscaped and award-winning gardens. A varied selection of restaurants and bars offer a wide choice of both Western and Eastern cuisine, from buffet meals...

The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

AmangallaGalle $$$$$

Fort BazaarGalle $$$$

LunugangaBentota $$$$

Vietnam

Azerai La Residence HueHue $$$$

Great care has been taken to preserve the comforts and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa in a chic Art Deco style. The rooms and suites, many of which have breath-taking views across the Perfume River to the imposing flagstaff of the Citadel beyond, are all subtly elegant. It is certainly the best luxury hotel choice in town with the only downsides being that it is a little out of the way, but taxis are cheap and plentiful and that the service does not quite match up to the grand décor....

Azerai La Residence Hue

Sofitel MetropoleHanoi $$$$$

Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls HotelVictoria Falls $$$$

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark. World-class service, and food and be...

The Victoria Falls Hotel
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