Winter is a great opportunity to enjoy a getaway. Around the world, there are plenty of options to enjoy this season of the year that many will adore. We have shortlisted the five best winter fairytale hotels to make the most of your winter holidays.
Museum Hotel – Cappadocia, Turkey
With the concept of a “living museum,” the Museum hotel, which is part of the high-end Relais & Chateaux group, invites us to live a great experience in a hotel full of antiques and pieces of history. Its founder was a passionate antique collector, and he wanted to transmit his love for ancient history to make this place an unforgettable experience. In all parts of the hotel, you will find incredible pieces from the Ottoman, Seljuk, Roman, and Hittite periods.
Among all the magical experiences that this hotel offers us is the possibility of living in the “cave .” All rooms and suites have unique decorations, being located within a real cave, having a private pool or a jacuzzi, and housing traditional Turkish artworks. The hotel manages to balance impeccable design with a welcoming aesthetic.
You also can find a special place located in an old restored cave that houses a unique collection of the best Anatolian wines. In addition to other activities such as balloon flights, horseback riding, and private cooking classes, you can visit the hotel’s own 200-acre ecological farm where the finest produce is grown using sustainable farming practices, providing the best of ingredients for its fine dining experience.
A true winter fairytale boutique hotel we really recommend to visit! Book your visit here.
The Alpina Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland
This luxurious hotel sits in a privileged location in the Swiss Alps; it provides a personalized hotel experience that mixes comfort, artistry, tradition, and numerous activities that are open to guests utilizing the beautiful nature that surrounds it.
The highest expressions of Swiss architecture and detailed design combine flawlessly with local craftsmanship, beautiful gardens, and an impressive art collection. Furthermore, the dining experience is first-class, thanks to Michelin-star Executive Chef Martin Göschel, who supervises the three hotel restaurants: Sommet, Megu, and Swiss Stübli. All offer a great experience with their special mix of global cuisines and the finest selection of products, prepared for guests to enjoy an impressive gastronomic experience.
This winter fairytale in the Alps offers a great variety of winter activities such as Cross-country Skiing, Skiing, Snowboarding, hiking, and paragliding. The luxury Six Senses spa is inspired by Asian traditions and provides a unique oasis of serenity, offering world-renowned treatments designed to indulge the senses. It has indoor and outdoor pools, as well as the option to try the unique treatments developed by expert practitioners. Book HERE.
Les Suites de la Potinière – Courchevel, France
In the heart of Courchevel, we find this magnificent space that offers fantastic views and is in close proximity to great destinations in the área. The design is both meticulous and elegant, with close attention paid to every detail, ensuring the best guest experience possible.
Within the hotel property itself, there are exclusive ski slopes to enjoy. All equipment required to take advantage of the wonderful skiing is available for guests to hire, including all the necessary ski equipment, ski passes, and there are private ski instructors should guests wish to enhance their skills.
In its exclusive spa, you can find an incredibly calming space to relax and recharge. It has an indoor heated pool, sauna, and steam room, along with a fitness area. The treatment cabins themselves are of the highest quality and are focused on the use of natural products and skin rejuvenation. Book here.
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel – Rovaniemi, Finland
Located in the middle of the forest of the Arctic Circle and with a magical aura, this hotel is one of the best options to enjoy an exceptional winter. To improve the guests’ experience, the architecture & design blend perfectly with the surrounding nature, respecting it and trying to cause the least environmental impact. It is specially designed to be able to enjoy nature and the beautifully clear sky.
The hotel lighting has been designed specifically to ensure low light pollution levels are achieved, so nothing interferes with the viewing of the Northern Lights and other phenomena that appear in the northern skies while still providing enough light to make it safe to move around the area.
It offers a host of services to enhance your experience, such as a personalized fairy tale Christmas or personalized events for a complete Arctic Circle experience. The hotel offers great food service in the Rakas Restaurant, where you can enjoy à la carte dinners in a warm atmosphere. If you want your visit to be exceptional, the hotel offers the option of a romantic dinner or an intimate festive moment on request in a setting that leaves everyday life far behind. You can choose a place around a campfire and take in the breathtaking starry skies or in the private dining room for a fine dining experience. Book here.
Hôtel de Glace – Quebec, Canada
For the more adventurous and daring traveler, this hotel is the ideal Winter experience in the most beautiful and extreme way. This hotel is built entirely of ice and is constantly kept at very low temperatures. Regardless, it offers warm and charming experience guests will always remember.
One of the most outstanding features of this hotel is that every year elements of the decoration and theme change, so it always feels fresh and unique.
During the night, guests stay in individually themed rooms or suites. Rooms feel incredible with clever lighting used to enhance the natural wonder of the spaces. There is also a spa area with jacuzzis and saunas. Another feature of the hotel is the three different bars specializing in cocktails with drinks served in glasses made of pure ice. Book here.
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