Going on holiday is like an escape from reality, and visiting a really good hotel can feel like dipping into a different world.
As part of the Readers’ Travel Awards 2017, Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to rate their favourite hotels across Europe that they had visited this year.
Each hotel was rated based on various factors including staff, location, and remarkability. The complicated selection process took into account the unique and exceptional aspects of each establishment that go beyond the realms of numeric scores.
Scroll on to discover the 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017, ranked in ascending order.